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Monday, August 31, 2015

Three Great Budget Friendly Day Moisturisers

Three Great Budget Friendly Day Moisturisers

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...

Three Great Budget Friendly Day Moisturisers

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

Proving once and for all, that skin care that features SPF doesn't have to be expensive nor heavy in texture is Boots Simply Sensitive Day Moisturiser SPF15. A light yet creamy moisturiser that is ideal for not only those on a budget but also for easily irritated complexions too. As this pick is just over £3 the ingredient list is not the most sophisticated (it features no anti-ageing technology), it does however contain an of SPF 15 (both UVA and UVB protection), along with Vitamin E (to soften the skin) and Aloe Vera (to soothe, cool and protect). It is also fragrance and colour free, hypo-allergenic and tested by dermatologists. If that is not enough it is incredibly gentle and has been formulated so that it is non-greasy and won't block the pores. Yes it has a thicker texture but it does not overwhelm oily skin and doubles up as a great hand cream to boot. I do wish the SPF factor was a little higher but at just £3.49 it is a complete bargain and my pick for all that don't require skin care with anti-ageing properties.

Do let me know if you would like to see a selection of affordable yet effective night and/or eye creams too?

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20 comments:

  1. These sounds really great! I remember my gran loving OLAY products

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  2. Think I need to get my hands on Speed Plump if it's like the Origins Drink Up!

    LittleGlitter.org

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  3. I feel like I need to try the soap and glory one my skin as been really dry recently despite it usually being super oily in the summer so I definitely need something to sort it out! Coleoftheball xx

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  4. I've read so many great reviews for the new Soap & Glory moisturiser, it sounds perfect for my skin. Arghhh blogs are not good for my bank balance!

    Laura x
    www.shortsoul.com

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  5. They all sound great, especially the Soap and Glory one! May have to give it a go:)

    FloralsAndCoralsx // Our Blog

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  6. I'll have to check out your recommendations :D

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  7. If anything is worth investing in I believe its definitely your skin which is why I can justify spending more on it. With that said there are so many high street products I love too! Simple is definitely my go to brand when I need to calm my skin down from a complex routine.

    http://www.abigailalicex.com

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  8. These all look wonderful! I think I'll try one out this weekend!

    Tanya

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  9. I have used the Boots Simply Sensitive moisturiser before but for some reason, I am not sure why, never repurchased it even though I remember I liked it. Definitely going to pay a visit to Boots and pick this up.

    Beth x
    www.hellobeth.co.uk

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  10. Been needing a new moisturiser for ages but I get so lost with all of the choices! When I saw post this I was like 'Yes! This is what I have been needing!' Can't wait to try the Soap and Glory one! :)

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  11. I really need to try the Soap and Glory moisturiser. I love their makeup but never tested their skincare.

    Creepers & Cupcakes

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  12. I've been meaning to pick up Speed Plump for the longest time! I think it will come in useful during the colder months!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  13. Olay offer some fab moisturisers. Their beauty fluid reminds me of my Mum - she swears by the stuff.

    Emily x
    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  14. I'm a die hard fan of the Origins ginzing moisturizer, and I rarely veer away from it. I've always wanted to find a cheaper daily alternative, but my mom always complains about how bad Olay use to smell. Maybe I'll need to give it a sniff myself one day.

    Katherine || The Green Bows

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  15. I'm always drawn to S&G products as I just think they create really beautiful things! x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  16. The soap and glory sounds right up my street! xx

    Karan|| studentbeautyhack

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  17. Love your little selection! I've never tried any of these before, but have wanted to try out Olay total effects for quite a while. I personally love Simple's moisturiser, it acts as a great primer too xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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  18. I would love to see some affordable eye creams as well!! I use Body Shop creams but I'd be tempted to try this Soap & Glory one now!

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  19. I am a big fan of Soap and Glory but I've never tried that moisturizer... I may have to give it a go!

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