Best skin care budget buys under $40
Who says your beauty regimen has to cost a fortune?
By Annie Millar
Better Homes and Gardens Better Homes and Gardens Beauty and Lifestyle Editor / June 05 2017
Looking after your skin with state-of-the-art products doesn’t have to hurt your hip pocket. Lined up in your local supermarket and pharmacy are plenty of affordable and effective skin care goodies – many even rival their expensive counterparts. From cleansers to line- smoothing serums, there are plenty of choices under $40. So, stop thinking smooth, glowing skin is out of your reach – it’s time to go shopping.
A’kin Hydrating Antioxidant Day Cream
This fast-absorbing cream gives instant relief to dry skin. A’kin Hydrating Antioxidant Day Cream is enriched with organic coconut water to hydrate, and green tea to help protect skin against pollution.
Innoxa Hydrating Facial Oil
Superfood for your skin, Innoxa Hydrating Facial Oil is formulated with pomegranate (a potent antioxidant) to reduce the appearance of fine lines, and chia seed oil to encourage cellular function and reduce signs of ageing.
NIVEA Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Replenishing Pearls
An age-fighting hero, add this NIVEA Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Replenishing Pearls serum with Q10 pearls to your daily regimen and let it effectively minimise the appearance of wrinkles and smooth the skin’s surface.
Natio Renew Line and Wrinkle Firming Day Cream
In Natio Renew Line and Wrinkle Firming Day Cream, try a combo of natural argan and moringa oil to soften skin, aloe to soothe and condition, and fennel and myrrh to promote radiance and a more youthful complexion.
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Anti-Ageing Night Moisturiser
Replenish and rejuvenate with a concentrated moisturiser like Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Anti-Ageing Night Moisturiser, which contains ingredients to smooth wrinkles, diminish the look of dark spots and plump skin.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Golden Age Rich Re-Densifying Night Cream
If you’re over 60, this is the cream for you! L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Golden Age Rich Re-Densifying Night Cream helps replenish and repair your skin overnight, leaving it visibly fresher and hydrated.
Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water
Wet a cotton pad with this ‘water’ and it will remove oil, impurities and makeup from the face, eyes and lips without the need for rinsing! And Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive.
Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser
Prefer creamy cleansers? Try this: Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser. Massage a 10 cent coin-size amount over your skin and remove with a face washer or muslin cloth and lukewarm water.
Olay Total Effects Day Cream Gentle SPF15
Strengthen and protect with a product that fights the signs of ageing while addressing the needs of sensitive skin. Olay Total Effects Day Cream Gentle SPF15 helps rebuild the moisture barrier and provides broad-spectrum sun protection.
Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub
Improve skin texture with this combination of natural soy extract and microbeads, found in Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub. The light skin exfoliation helps improve and brighten skin tone.
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Annie Millar is a Beauty Expert with more than 30 years experience in the Beauty Industry. Her qualifications include Life Coaching, Makeup Artistry, Beauty Therapy and Secondary Teaching. She is currently the Beauty and Lifestyle Editor for Better Homes and Gardens magazine.