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The Best Budget-Friendly Skin Care!

29 November, 2020 - 11:03am by - First Lady | 20 Comments

By BR Amelia

Do you think great skin care has to cost the earth?  Think again!  There are plenty of fantastic, affordable skin care options out there. Which are the best? Which are the most budget-friendly? 

Take a look at these products...all Top Rated, all under $20!*....

Makeup Remover

Goodness Break-up Make-up Balm - RRP $15

They say:  I’m a 100% natural slick-quickie at removing all sorts of make-up. With all the goodness of chia seed, coconut and avocado oils, your skin will be oh-so-clean and super soft. 

You say:  I was amazed by how much makeup came off my face with this product. I'm very impressed. It leaves the skin feeling very soft and moisturised, without feeling heavy on the skin. I will definitely be buying more of this!  BR Member - scarlettraine


Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water - RRP $13.99

They say:  Like a magnet, the cleansing agents capture and lift away dirt from the skin. No need to rub to remove impurities and make-up. The Result - Perfectly cleansed and refreshed skin without rubbing or rinsing.

You say:  This is currently my number one way to remove my makeup! I can usually remove my entire makeup with two cotton pads and this removes it all including my stubborn eye makeup! And it's so cheap!  BR Member - emilypurchase


Skinfood Exfoliating Scrub - RRP $13.99

They say:  Every day your skin sheds dead skin cells as it regenerates itself. Most of these are washed away with your daily cleanse however some manage to remain and can make the skin appear dull. Skinfood Exfoliating Scrub is packed full of nutrients to keep skin nourished.

You say:  I love this exfoliator, it is so natural and creamy, and doesn't feel at all drying as some others I have tried have! This is very gentle and makes my skin feel so nice and smooth and is fantastic at removing dry/dead skin. I use this 3 times a week and it has my skin looking and feeling great!  BR Member - bonnietaylor

Face Mask

Skinfood Mud Masque - RRP $13.95

They say:  Skinfood's Mud Masque is made with nutrient rich Rotorua mud, which is known around the world for its healing and rejuvenating properties. Combined with spirulina, Vitamin E and apricot oil, Skinfood's Mud Masque gets deep into the pores to help remove built up dirt and dead skin cells from the face.

You say:  This has to be one of the best mud masques around, and it's so affordable! The mud is nice and thick but easy to spread, and always leaves my face soft, clean, and glowing - no dryness. Definitely a winner.  BR Member - KiwiLass


Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner - RRP $10.99

They say:  SIMPLE'S 100% alcohol-free Soothing Facial Toner with Pro-Vitamin B5, Chamomile and Witch Hazel, keeps skin toned, refreshed and looking healthy.

You say: I love this toner! I have combination skin (oily t-zone, dry in some parts & sensitive red flakey bits) and this toner doesn't dry out or irritate my face at all! It's great value for money too. Very gentle yet effective. I highly recommend this.  BR Member - jcjc

Serum / Treatment

Goodness Certified Organic Chia Seed Oil - RRP $17

They say:  "Your best-looking skin? I’ll make light work of it. I wear my 100% natural, organic certification with pride and know I’ve got the balance of omega 3 to omega 6 essential fatty acids just right. But it’s not all about me. Actually, I’m here for you.

You say:  This product is one I repeatedly purchase. It's great value, and is fabulously hydrating on my skin which tends to be quite dry. I love that it leaves me with a dewy but not oily finish before popping on moisturiser.  BR Member - MissDilly


Nivea Soft Moisturising Cream - RRP $10

They say:  NIVEA Soft Moisturising Cream is ph neutral and dermatological approved. Use NIVEA Soft on face, hands and body. Get rich moisture care with Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E. Feel and see how your skin gets sensationally soft and smooth.

You say:  I absolutely love this moisturiser, it is my all time favourite! I got into this prouduct off my mum who has such beautiful skin for her age. People are always surprised when she tells them her age and this moisturiser, I’m sure, is part of the reason for thatl! I have quite dry skin myself and this is incredible at adding the needed moisture to my skin! I honestly love how simple and reasonably priced it is!  BR Member - laura010

Lip Balm

ecostore Beeswax Lip Balm  - RRP $6.20

They say:  Plant-based intensive balm, with natural beeswax to protect against the elements, and sweet almond oil to soothe and deeply nourish dry lips. Fragrance free for extra sensitivity.

You say:  I love that it's pretty reasonably priced and using gentle ingredients. It does a great job of keeping lips hydrated and I like to add lipstick over top then I have beautiful, hydrated lips! Yay!  BR Member - Kat555

Cheap and cheerful! Affordable and amazing! Beauty bargains we wouldn't be without! Is your fave on the list? Any products that you think deserve an honourable mention? Get chatting!

*All products mentioned have a minimum of twenty reviews and attained the Beauty Review Top Rated badge.



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6th February, 2021

Skinfood is definitely a must have

29th December, 2020

I love ecostore and skin food, such wonderful brands.

6th December, 2020

Love Skinfood, just recently tried their lip balm, this now my go to lip treatment.

3rd December, 2020

Yes some great products!

30th November, 2020

All tried and true .

30th November, 2020

Great to see two skinfood products on the list. Tried most of these products some I wouldn't use again but some are ok for back ups or grabbing when on special.

17th October, 2020

I still love, and use daily, Goodness Chia seed oil - the best oil ever - and there’s so many amazing oils, but this is my favourite. I mix it in with my moisturiser at night for a boost and use it as a primer in the morning - just pat a couple of drops on my skin After my skin routine, leave for a minute or two and then apply foundation - my skin and makeup love it! A holy grail in my beauty book

17th October, 2020

I am going to try the Skinfood Exfoiating Scrub a couple of times a week to see if it makes an improvement in my skin texture.

16th October, 2020

I have tried a few of these products but the Garnier Micellar Water is a firm fave. Its great to know you dont have to spend a fortune foe quality products.

16th October, 2020

I love that these can easily be found at the supermarket too! All sound wonderful.

16th October, 2020

This is awesome! Very helpful, need a new makeup remover :)

16th October, 2020

Aw.. yes nearly.. Still got a couple more to try then done =D

15th October, 2020

I’ve tried them all . Their all good in my eyes. Can’t go wrong here. I always go back to Skinfood . Tried and True.

15th October, 2020

Tried all except 2 on this list, they’re all pretty good and reliable, don’t always have to spend lots to get good results in my opinion. :)

13th October, 2020

I am a fan of Skinfood, made in NZ, natural and affordable, also like Nivea, Goodness and Garnier.

3rd November, 2020

I agree Macs. Though an egg white face pack followed by banana and coconut oil to moisturise is cheap and effective :)


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