3/15/11

My Cheapalicious skincare products

Here are my skincare staples.  Everything is under $20, and can be found at your local drugstore or big box retailer (with the exception of the Clean & Clear Night Soft Moisturizer, it's no longer available in stores).



[1] Cleanser:  Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser $11.99.  After years of trying out different cleansers for my oily skin, I settled on this one.  I love how it removes the oil without overdrying my skin.  This cleanser is perfect for us oily skin gals, but I think it would be too drying for dry/sensitive skin types.
[2] Exfoliator:  St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub $6.59.  After G. posted her review of this product on her site, I had to give it a try. I was in the market of finding a new facial scrub anyway. I was getting bored with my baking soda scrub.  I'm glad I purchased this.  It's not too harsh on my skin, and I love the pleasant smell.  Extra bonus- it's paraben and cruelty free!  This one's a keeper!
[3] Mask:  Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque $4.19.  This mask will always be a staple in skincare regimen.  I use it once a week to draw out the impurities in my skin and shrink my pores.  It also helps with drying out pimples, so when I've run out of my spot treatment, I'll dab a little of this mask on the pimple and leave it on overnight.  Pimple is dried up by morning.
[4] Daytime Moisturizer:  Ambi Even & Clear Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30 $11.79.  This moisturizer makes my skin so soft and has also evened out the texture and tone.
[5] Nighttime Moisturizer:  Clean & Clear Night Soft Oil-free Moisturizer (discontinued).  I'm not sure when this moisturizer came out or when it was discontinued, but I spotted it at Big Lots a few months ago for only $3.50.  I grabbed two bottles just in case I fell in love with it and wouldn't be able to purchase it anymore, and I'm glad I did.  This moisturizer is amazing!  It makes my skin so soft and doesn't irritate it.  It's also lightweight, which I love because I can't stand any heavy creams on my face.  Not really a big fan of the fragrance, but I can get past that as long as it does its job in moisturizing.  Like I said, this product is no longer available in stores, so you may have a shot at finding it on Amazon or Ebay.
[6] Acne treatment:  Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment $5.59.  This has got to be the best drugstore acne cream I've ever used.  When I apply it to the pimple, I swear I could feel it working, and the pimple is usually gone by the next day, if not, the day after.  Very fast acting, and that's what I like in an acne treatment!



What are your cheapalicious go-to skincare products?  Do you use any of the products above?

*all products listed are from Drugstore.com*

8 comments:

Gigi said...

I truly love the #6! I remember doing a whole blog post just raving about it lol. :)

If I see the mint julep mask I'll be sure to buy. I remember seeing fafinette(the youtuber) also saying how great this is.

Love, B said...

I'm in love with that Mint Julep mask, too! I recently found out that Sally's carries a Mint Julep shampoo as well (also by Queen Helene)!

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Aggie602 said...

I currently used #1, #3, and #4 was my fave Ambi moisutrizer but my drugstores do not carry the noisturizer like they used to only the bar of soap. I will have to start ordering it online. Thanks for this lovely post.

The Budget Babe said...

i'm going to look for that Mint Julep Masque, never tried it but it sounds amazing.

Niki Cheapskate said...

@gigi: yeah, you can pretty much get the mask anywhere. i saw that walgreens and cvs had their own store brand version of it

@love,b: i saw that shampoo as well.

@dorota: i will visit, and thanks for reading

@aggie: try walmart, that's where i got mine. and if you sign up for their emails, you'll get either a $2 or $3 off coupon

@budget babe: i'm sure you'll love it!

Anonymous said...

I used to use Cetaphil too but in Canada it runs you up to about $20 with tax so i got a no name one,well it's called Exact, and it has the exact same ingridients and this was only $7. A lot of drugstores have their own version of Cetaphil. Prob even cheaper stuff in usa. You just have to make sure the ingridients match up exactly.

Fefe said...

I ran out and bought the Queen Helene mask lastnight when I got off of work. You can see it push stuff up to the surface for sure. I also noticed my pores were noticably smaller just after one use. Loves it!

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