Our Favourite Skin Care Products £15 and Under
My skin is dry, irritated, temperamental and I have suffered from rosacea for years. So, it can at times be a challenge to find skincare products that do not irritate my skin or cause a reaction. Sometimes, however, I find products that are worth raving about. They are not only kind and gentle to my skin, but are actually helpful too.
Here is a list of some of my faves…
Sensibio AR BB Cream (RRP: £15.50) & Sensibio H2O (RRP: £10.80)
Bioderma Sensibio AR BB Cream is a dermatological BB cream that minimises and conceals redness. The product evens out the complexion to achieve radiant, flawless skin. It is best used with the Bioderma Sensibio H2O AR cleanser which cleanses the skin, removes makeup and helps to reduce redness.
The Sensibio H2O is the first make-up removing micellar water that mimics the skin’s natural composition. I was really impressed with both of these items, imparticular the micellar water which has quickly become a holy grail product.
Fragrance-Free ☆ Hypoallergenic ✮ Alcohol-Free ✯ Paraben-Free
Sensitive Facial Cleanser (RRP: £11.49)
Burt’s Bees sensitive facial cleanser moisturises sensitive skin and cleanses aware dirt, oil and make-up. It is extremely gentle and does not dry out the skin or cause any redness. The product works by replenishing the skin’s outer layer and minimising the effects of potential irritants. It is perfect for daily use
Softens with cotton extract. It is perfect for daily use
Moisturises with rice extract. It is perfect for daily use
Soothes with aloe. It is perfect for daily use
Fragrance-Free ☆ Hypoallergenic ✮ Allergy Tested ✯ Dermatologist Tested
Skin Coconut Moisturiser with Tee Tree Oil (RRP: £13.99)
Virgin coconut oil is famed for skin health and it’s anti-aging properties. Tropika coconut moisturiser is rich and soothing; perfect for troubled skin. The gentle herbal formulation helps to re-balance and revitalise areas of the body that need a little extra TLC. The product works by replenishing dry patches and calming and irritation.
This product applies easily and soaks into the skin really quickly. It does not leave the skin feeling oily either. One of my favourite things about this product is the scent. If you are a fan of tea tree oil you will love it too.
Face Masks (RRP: from £1)
‘7th Heaven’ use a combination of natural ingredients from around the world and a loving touch to make their products. With masks available for the face, hair, feet and body you can settle in for a night of pampering.
The face mask range has a selection of self-heating thermal mud masks, peel of masks, bamboo fabric masks infused with mineral rich botanical clays, and my personal favourite, exfoliating masks. They are so affordable too, so you can grab a variety, try them all and discover which ones are best for you.
Vegetarian Free ☆ Not Tested on Animals
Cream (RRP: from £1.70)
An oldie but a goodie. Sudocrem is one of those products that everyone needs to have in their bathroom cabinets. It is always there to help with life’s little dramas and it has its uses for all of your life stages. I think this product can at times be overlooked. Sudocrem not only soothes and moisturises skin but it reduces redness too.
I would also recommend Sudocrem if you suffer from sensitive skin, or are prone to eczema and acne. It is more than capable of handling those troublesome skin conditions and it can even double up as an antiseptic cream to boot. Sudocrem is versatile, practical and so so affordable. There is just something so appealing about this age old product too! It is familiar, comfortable and reliable.
Celebrity Favourite ✮ Not Tested on Animals
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Original Clear Balm (RRP: from £3.95)
Dr Paw Paw balm is a multi-purpose fragrance-free balm which can be used on the lips, skin, hair, cuticles and nails. The product provides relief for dry irritated skin and moisturises all of those troublesome areas. The balm is available in a handy 25ml tube which makes it the perfect product to carry in your handbook. The Pawpaw has natural healing qualities. So, this product can also be used on sunburn and skin irritations.
BEAUTY Awards 2015 Highly Commended Product
Cleansing Gel (RRP: £9.95) & Facial Moisturiser (RRP: £9.95)
Sukin is Australia’s best selling natural skin care brand which commits to producing natural tried, tested and trusted products. Sukin products are formulated with high efficacy, high-quality botanical extracts and essentially oils. All of which have been carefully selected to bring out the best in your skin.
The first thing I noticed about Sukin products was the packaging. Which I think is not only stunning, but the pump makes it practical too and ensures minimal wastage. The cleansing gel provides a gentle cleanse and removes impurities and excess oils without leaving any residue or drying out the skin. The gel is best used with the facial moisturiser which increases moisture levels in the skin and leaves it feeling soothed and nourished.
Soap-Free ☆ Full Disclosure ✮ Natural
Nourish & Restore Body Lotion (RRP: £5.50) & Moisturiser Spray (RRP: £6)
E45 have products to suit all skin types, all ages, and all situations. E45 recognise that most luxury skincare products are highly fragranced and that these are often not well tolerated by sensitive skin. For that I thank them! I love to treat my skin, so having products that feel luxurious without triggering my skin makes me very happy. E45’s skincare range really does offer a little luxury.
I did not know much about this brand. My stepfather suffers from eczema and always has a tube to hand. I thought that was the extent of it, but I was a fool to dismiss this brand and let it fly under my radar. The spray is cooling and refreshing and the lotion makes my skin feel soft and hydrated. Top marks!
Perfume-Free ★ Dermatologically Tested