Thursday, 11 September 2014

Best Of The Budget Skincare Brands.


Skincare is usually something I like to spend a little bit extra on, but saying that, there are also some gems to be found on the highstreet. Not everything, but some of the brands out there produce fantastic products that work really well on my oily skin, and probably make up around half of my skincare routine. There is some really good stuff out there, and I think as long as you can find things to work for you and keep them in a strict routine, there's no need to spend big bucks on a cleanser. 

Lush - Lush' skincare range probably gets overlooked in favour of their bath ballistics and bubble bars, but they have some really wonderful, natural skincare items, and do a really fantastic range for all different skintypes. I absolutely love their fresh face masks (Cupcake and Catastrophe Cosmetic are my favourites) but I know some people can't get through a full pot before they go out of date, myself included, so I always have a pot of Mask of Magnaminty too. I have to mention their Tea Tree Toner and Grease Lightning, both of which I always have on hand for when any big blemishes appear. 

Botanics - I personally think Botanics are a bit hit and miss, but there's a few products I've always found work well for me. I don't think you can go wrong with a toner, and as well as the Rosewater Toning Spritz I really like their All Bright Cleansing Toner. Before I upgraded to Antipodes Divine Oil I used to absolutely love the Botanics 100% Organic Facial Oil, which really works almost as well at clearing up any blemishes, scarring and making my skin look bright. They're also so cheap, £2.50 for a clarifying toner? Yes please. I've heard their clay mask is also pretty good, so I want to try that next.

The Body Shop - Again, when we think of TBS we probably head straight to their body butters and shower gels, but they do some great skincare ranges. Of course, we have to start with their Camomile range which the blogging community has gone a bit crazy for this year. I have the cleansing oil and the cleansing butter, and I really love them both. I also use some things from their Vitamin E range which I find really lovely and soothing.

Superfacialist by Una Brennan - One of my all time favourite mask, the Tea Flower Clay Mask comes from these guys; any sign of the slighest blemish I can whack this on and it's really reduced and soothed. I also one of their other masks, as well as their cleansing oils. I have used cleansers from them in the past too which have always been lovely. I also hear nothing but good things about the Rose Miracle Facial Oil. My favourite mask has actually been reformulated recently but now has salicylic acid in to really help with blemishes, so I'm looking forward to when I have to repurchase. 

What are your favourite high street skincare brands?




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26 comments

  1. Great brand picks! I am currently using and LOVING Lush Ultrabland. Such an amazing cleanser! I really should check out more of their stuff. Same with TBS, I really like the Camomile Cleansing butter as well.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  2. You're definitely right about TBS. I never really considered them as a makeup brand until recently, but some of their best products are beauty related.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  3. I love Lush's skin care but tend to opt for the stuff that doesn't go "off" as much, I adore their toners and always have a bottle of Grease Lightning in my stash too as it works wonders. Lately I've been enjoying TBS Vitamin E range but do fancy trying some of their camomile range too x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  4. Lovely picks! I've been especially impressed with the Body Shop's latest releases. I love the cleansing butter! xo

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  5. I love Lush facemasks but like you say, it's a struggle to finish a whole pot before it goes off! I must try out the Mask of Magnaminty at some point :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  6. I love products from the body shop, they never let me down!

    Sophia | sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

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  7. Clementine Buttercup19:48

    I love the Superfacialist range too. Their cleansing oil, masks and brightening eye cream are all fantastic. I'm buying more and more Dove products too.

    www.clementinebuttercup.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I love the Camomille range, especially the oil makeup remover! :)

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  9. I still haven't succombed to the BS's Chamomile range, they sound so lovely xx

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  10. It's a bit of a hit or miss with LUSH for me but I recently tried a face mask by Superfacialist by Una Brennan and it was fantastic! I can't get a hold of them easily in Canada though but I wish I could! xx

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  11. Aww, that's a shame. Yep, the masks from Superfacialist are just as good as high end ones I've tried!

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  12. It is a really lovely range, so gentle but so effective!

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  13. It's really lovely, I want to pick more up from the range too.

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  14. I think they're such a fantastic brand, everything I've tried has been really wonderful.

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  15. Same here, I'm so gutted the local store has closed down near me!

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  16. It's much better in terms of being long lasting but it works just as well as the fresh ones, I really like it :)

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  17. It is really lovely, I want to get more from the camomile range.

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  18. Yeah, it can get a bit of an expensive habit if you buy more of the fresh stuff!

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  19. Absolutely! When I look at just how many of TBS things I use on a daily basis it's really quite a lot, not just shower gels and bath stuff.

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  20. I definitely need to get Ultrabland; I got a little pot of it before cleansing balms were really a 'thing' and was a bit unsure of it, but now I actually know how to use them I need to get it again!

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  21. Thania13:19

    I agree on splurging a little on skin care. it's definitely a very important step in any womans daly life. I have normal/dry skin so I can't really say I would use any of the products you mentioned but I have tried some really good quality lush items! Their lip scrub is my favorite.
    juicydailybeauty.com

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  22. I love a lush face mask!

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  23. Jade23:25

    my favourite is Bee Good, their cleanser is firmly in my little collection and will be for a long time I think! x

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  24. Becky M01:52

    I always forget about Lush skin products! I need to put those on my list! They sound pretty amazing!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  25. You've featured some great brands here, LUSH is fast becoming one of my favourite places these days.
    Amy x

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  26. irenem420:18

    Monsia is my favorite! ;)

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