5 multipurpose must-have skincare products for those of us who are on a budget

Want to pamper your skin but can’t afford to splurge on skincare? Or maybe you’re traveling and this time your bajilions trusty skincare products that you swear all have specific roles in your routine won’t cut it? This article is for you. Here is a list of 5 must-have multi-purpose skincare products that will have your skin (and your wallet) finally thank you. 

REMOVING MAKE-UP & CLEANSING: Cold creams 

There is no doubt in anyone's mind that double cleansing has taken our grooming routines by storm and has since then reached the status of holy grail to achieve clearer skin. However, this method has recently come under fire for being quite stripping for our skin depending on what combination of balm and face wash are being used. This is why cold creams have been finding their way back onto our bathroom shelves. Cold creams have been part of our grandmothers' routines for decades now, as they provide a gentle way to remove make-up and otherwise gunk du jour and double up as cleanser. Pro-tip: when you finish reading this article and rush to the nearest beauty store to stock up on cold creams, make sure to buy one such as the Weleda cold cream that uses beewax instead of petroleum derivatives in their formula. 

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CLEANSING & EXFOLIATING: Philosophy's Micro Delivery Exfoliating Facial Wash 

Whenever you need to rid your skin off of its dead cells or if you're a creature of habit and are set to still double cleanse, you can use this Philosophy's Micro Delivery Exfoliating Facial Wash, to either gently proceed to the second step of your cleansing routine or get scrubbing during your weekly exfoliating sesh. 

 

TONING & ANTI-AGING: Organic chamomile tea 

After your skin is clean, toning it is a great way to balance its pH levels. Use organic chamomile tea in a mist format that you then pat onto your face to further soothe your skin but also prevent premature aging. 

HYDRATING & SKIN BRIGHTENING: Aloe Vera 

If your skin really is in need of a pick-me up, you can always use aloe vera juice to make a DIY sheet mask (you can find packs of 100 cotton sheet masks online for under $10 USD) and brighten your complexion -especially if you have some dark spots- as well as hydrate your skin. 

 
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MOISTURIZING (face, body, cuticules & hair): Organic oils 

Finally, you'll never have to worry about carrying around bottles upon bottles each dedicated to various body parts, you can now narrow all of your moisturizing needs to one product only: organic oil. For every skin type we recommend organic olive squalane oil. For sensitive, oily and acne prone skin you should definitely give organic hemp seed oil a try. For dry skin we say go for organic avocado oil and for combination skin: organic marula oil should work wonders! 

Voila! You're now fresh, clean and most importantly not broke. Funny, that's just how we like it.



by Muriel Vincent

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