The Affordable Skin Care Product Mel Doyle Uses Every Morning


It’s no secret that we love it when a celebrity shares the beauty products they use – even more so when they’re affordable.

And just like budget buys you’ll find in Reese Witherspoon’s and Meghan Markle’s skin care routines, our very own Mel Doyle is partial to a Chemist Warehouse gem, too.

Speaking to Nine Honey about her morning routine, the 51-year-old revealed that she loves the Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel ($19.69 at Chemist Warehouse). So much so, she joined the brand as an ambassador.

“The unique oil-based gel sinks into the skin and deeply moisturises, but the texture feels light like a lotion — my tip for morning self-care that gives you a lasting glow,” she said. 

We’ll be the first to admit we’re often too tired and lazy to moisturise our limbs in the morning, but maybe Mel’s onto something and we should try a little more self-care while in lockdown.


The journalist and TV host had more tips for that too, saying that she still wakes up at 6 or 6:30am most mornings and kick-starts her day with a moment for coffee and silence.

She also likes to “open up the back of the house to let the fresh air in, even when it’s cold.”

As for the rest of her morning beauty routine, she also takes time to care for her face. “I use ESK vitamin C ($95 at, moisturiser, and sunscreen first thing,” she said.

A brilliant product lineup if you ask us. SPF is always a must, of course, but vitamin C is also excellent in the morning as it offers antioxidant protection throughout the day.

Main image credit: @melissadoyleofficial

What do you think of Mel’s morning routine? Have you tried any of the products she mentions?

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  1. Mel’s wrinkles must have been fixed by all that Bio Oil and Vitamin C (or a needle?) Not that nterested in this product as gels tend to contain alcohol which isn’t a friend of sensitive skin.

  2. I’ve got some of the Bio Oil. I find it a bit heavy to apply as a moisturiser, so I use it as a mask. I apply to my face, leave it on to absorb, and wash off the excess under the shower.

  3. Haha yes I like to open up the house in the morning too to let the fresh air in even in winter (if it’s not smokey from the gov’t burnoffs that blow up) but my husband doesn’t appreciate it lol!

    Yes she is gorgeous and I like vitamin C too but I’ve never tried that one that she uses. Will keep in mind!

  4. Fab ab ulous i use ESK it is the best product for me and i recommend 1-2-3-4-5 daily routine i use nothing else but this and for extra moisture during the evenings cold weather Extra Virgin olive oil.

  5. I haven’t tried these products before. but I’d image bio oil would be a great product to add into a skincare routine not sure though if I would break out from the product. Worth a shot.

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