For the next little while, our outings will mainly consist of trips to the supermarket, but that doesn’t mean skin care has to get cut from the shopping list.
After all, what better time to discover the hidden gems at your local Coles or Woolies, many of which rival some of the top, premium brands.
And, when all of this is said and done, you may just continue your one-stop-shop supermarket venture. Your skin and bank account will thank you for it…
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
It’s official: this brightening moisturiser has officially been crowned the crème de la crème of supermarket skin care. Olay’s world famous formula, which has a glowing reputation for diminishing pigmentation and age spots in dry and mature skin, has already sold over one billion units to date. Surprisingly, it’s still in stock (for now).
“I have been using this product for almost 3 years and it has made a huge difference to the tone and overall appearance of my skin. I am 37 years old and I always get asked how I have such youthful and radiant looking skin. I would highly recommend anyone older than 30 use this product.” – Taejay31
Want to know more? Read
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream reviews here…
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Woolworths Cetaphil Daily Hydrating Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid
Formulated with the powerful moisture-binding ingredient, hyaluronic acid, this lightweight, oil-free moisturiser locks in hydration to provide long-lasting protection from dryness.
“I have been loving this daily face lotion. Super lightweight but I’ve never found it to be greasy. With very dry skin, this still to nourish my face enough to not need to reapply or worry about getting dry patches throughout the day.” –
Cetaphil Daily Hydrating Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid? Click here to read more of our members’ honest reviews…. Olay Advanced Cleansing System
The best way to describe this affordable beauty tool? The electric toothbrush of skin care. It’s a powerful, deep cleaning device that we don’t know how we used to function without. And setting them apart from competitors, Olay’s cleansing device uses a two-speed rotating system, revolving 350 times per minute to effectively loosen and remove stubborn makeup.
“Excellent quality, results and value for money. This product is definitely worth trying if you’re looking for a new moisturiser. It comes in a small, compact container which is easy for transport and no leakage when travelling.” – Jessie Newton
Olay Advanced Cleansing System? Click here to read more of our members’ honest reviews…. Garnier Skin Active Hydra Bomb Tissue Face Mask Green Tea
Treat yourself to an ultra-hydrating pamper session, with Garnier Skin’s green tea and hyaluronic acid face mask. The nourishing formula will provide soothing relief to oily, irritated patches of congestion or dry skin.
“The mask looked great, a nice white colour and it was very easy to apply to my skin. After use my skin felt great! It was also very easy to take out of the pouch.” – ozchicksta
Garnier Skin Active Hydra Bomb Tissue Face Mask Green Tea? Click here to read more of our members’ honest reviews…. Sukin Naturals Blemish Control Pore Perfecting Toner
Whether you’re a toner sceptic or can’t imagine your regimen without one, this affordable supermarket buy from Sukin is the perfect addition to your daily rotation. Tackling common skin care concerns like enlarged pores and acne flare-ups, the potent blend of eucalyptus and green tea quickly works its magic to reveal a plump, clear and soothed complexion.
“I would re-purchase this product as although already affordable, it can often be found on special at one of many retailers selling Sukin products and all in all, it has been effective in reducing my acne and pores.” – Miss 85
Sukin Naturals Blemish Control Pore Perfecting Toner? Click here to read more of our members’ honest reviews…. Neutrogena® Oil-Free Pink Grapefruit Cleanser
Acne-sufferers, listen up. Neutrogena’s unique and powerful technology, the MicroClear®, is clinically proven to clear breakouts, blackheads and eliminate dirt. Formulated with potent exfoliating BHAs like salicylic acid, this congestion-blasting formula is still gentle enough to be used morning and night.
“I find that it really does keep my skin nice and clear and when I do get breakouts, or the occasional pimple, it helps to clear them quicker than usual.” – kiwigal
Neutrogena® Oil-Free Pink Grapefruit Cleanser? Click here to read more of our members’ honest reviews…. Garnier Micellar Reusable Eco Pads
For a guilt-free cleansing routine, Garnier’s reusable pads can be washed up to 1000 times per pad and are crafted with ultra-soft magnetic fibres to remove makeup from sensitive skin in just one swipe.
“They are soft, work well to remove makeup, can be easily cleaned and, most importantly, affordable.” – GeeJ
Garnier Micellar Reusable Eco Pads? Click here to read more of our members’ honest reviews…. NIVEA Daily Essentials Rich Moisturising Day Cream SPF 30+
NIVEA’s 24-hour intensive day cream uses almond oil to soften the skin and calendula extract to soothe persistent redness. Plus, this super affordable facial moisturiser has been formulated with an SPF30+ for adequate protection from harmful UV rays that contribute to premature ageing.
“Moreover, a little goes a long way with this product. Usually, I just put around the size of my pinky on my face and it absorbs so well. Plus, it didn’t make me break out like many of the other products I have tried.” – daisydai981
NIVEA Daily Essentials Rich Moisturising Day Cream SPF 30+? Click here to read more of our members’ honest reviews…. L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Night
Formulated with mature faces in mind, L’Oréal’s night cream replenishes skin while you sleep. It utilises natural oils for intensive nourishment and a unique Soya-Peptide™ to assist in collagen production for a tighter, wrinkle-free complexion.
It feels amazing to use. It just glides on to my skin with just the right consistency. It absorbs well and my skin feels wonderful. – sootyhere
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Night? Click here to read more of our members’ honest reviews…. Skin Republic Collagen Hydrogel Under Eye Patch
For an intensive treatment that targets the delicate under-eye area, these $9.99 patches are our top pick. Formulated with palmitate (a milder alternative to retinol), these patches are a suitable solution for anyone with sensitive skin and will help to effectively minimise the signs of ageing.
“Once you start using an eye mask, you can’t stop! They feel so luxurious, you feel like you are being pampered and I love that I can wear them any time of the day and just get one with what I need to do.” – Miss19
Skin Republic Collagen Hydrogel Under Eye Patch? Click here to read more of our members’ honest reviews…. Essano Vitamin C Brightening SPF 15 Moisturiser
Formulated with vitamins A, B and C, the only thing this moisturiser
doesn’t have is the usual hefty price tag. Retailing for $19.99, boost radiance and restore the skin’s youthful appearance with the potent, SPF-containing daily moisturiser.
Read more about the
Essano Vitamin C Brightening SPF 15 Moisturiser here.. Glow Lab Rosehip Oil +Plus
If you’ve been crying out for your rosehip to work a little harder, Glow Lab have successfully met the brief. Delivering their unique powerhouse oil, this formula has been boosted with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid for increased brightening powers and hydration.
“After using this for the last few weeks, my skin has retained a glow throughout the day, feels more nourished and hydrated. I notice that a few of the dry patches that I had around my nose area is no longer an issue.” – xcherrybliss
Glow Lab Rosehip Oil +Plus? Click here to read more of our members’ honest reviews…. Olay Retinol 24 Night Serum Fragrance Free
Leading the movement of making active serums affordable, Olay’s bio-available formula contains a blend of niacinamide and pure retinol to deliver visible improvements in fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and pores.
“The product goes on super easily and is relatively well absorbed. I’ve found this serum leaves my skin feeling really silky smooth which I love. And it certainly hasn’t dried out at all.” – acain90
Olay Retinol 24 Night Serum Fragrance Free ? Click here to read more of our members’ honest reviews….
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What are your favourite supermarket skin care buys