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(Cupcake and Catastrophe Cosmetic are my favourites) but I know some people can't get through a full pot before they go out of date, myself included, so I always have a pot of Mask of Magnaminty too.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.