I feature skin care fairly heavily on this blog and I am aware that I don't always provide budget friendly options - I'm a huge fan of oils and masks which do tend to be pricey. With that in mind, I wanted to remedy this very issue with three hand picked, day time moisturisers that will suit a whole array of skin types and concerns; all without breaking the bank. I have ensured that my selections are all under £15 and easily sourced within the likes of Superdrug and Boots, so without further ado...
Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Anti-Ageing Moisturiser SPF15 £7.99/50ml
Olay is a brand that my Mother and Grandmother love dearly yet one I'm not overly familiar with. I do however recommend and rate, Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Anti-Ageing Moisturiser SPF15. Not only does this rich cream gently moisturise and plump the skin but it also optically blurs fine lines and wrinkles, encourages the skin to maintain moisture, evens out the skin tone, minimises the look of pores, improves skin texture, enhances brightness (it adds a light luminous finish to the complexion) and firms. This is with the added bonus of SPF15 to protect the skin from UV damage. The main ingredients are Vitamin E (to repair and protect), pro-vitamin B5 (to moisturise and smooth) and Vitamin B3 (to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles). I do think that this is one to skip if you have oily skin as I found the overall texture to be a little on the rich side, then again I do have fairly young skin so that could be the real issue? This is a great first step into anti-ageing and/or a great base for make up - as the perfecting qualities of this moisturiser act as a primer.
Soap and Glory Speed Plump All Day Super Moisture Marvel Moisturiser £15/50ml
My current skin care saviour, if you are a fan of Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask but wish for something more suitable for everyday use this is what you have been waiting for. Not only does Soap and Glory Speed Plump All Day Super Moisture Marvel Moisturiser (what a title huh?smell incredible but it quickly quenches dry and dehydrated skin, without a heavy or sticky texture. This lightweight moisturiser is not only quickly absorbed and ideal for everyday use, as well as providing a great canvas for make up application but it is loaded with great ingredients too. The latest Soap and Glory launch contains: Vitamin C to brighten, shea butter and vegetable oil to both moisturise and soothe, along with Sodium Hyaluronate for a deeper dose of hydration. This is along with FRUITYLASTIC™ - raspberry plant cell extracts for anti-oxidant properties which in theory should aid skin repair and protect from environmental damage. If like myself you have found your skin a little tight and uncomfortable from air conditioning and artificial heat, this is the product to quickly inject a hefty does of light weight moisture. I recommend this to all with dry/dehydrated skin and predict this will be a Winter skin care saviour for many.
Boots Simply Sensitive Day Moisturiser SPF15 £3.49/125ml
Do let me know if you would like to see a selection of affordable yet effective night and/or eye creams too?
This post contains both press samples and products I have purchased myself.