Splurge vs steal: Your entire skin care routine


Whether you’re ready to splash some cash or you’re totally strapped, there’s a slew of skin care products out there that can get you better skin, no matter what your budget!

Here are our top splurge vs steal beauty buys that’ll have your entire skin care routine sorted…

Splurge: BIODERMA Hydrabio H20, 250mL, $31.99
After creating the very first micellar water more than 30 years ago, you can’t go past this French beauty buy for whisking away every skerrick of make-up, grit and grime!

Save: Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water, 125mL, $7.95
Suitable for all skin types, simply use a cotton pad to swipe this micellar water across your entire complexion to cleanse away dirt and impurities. At only $7.95, you’ll totally get your money’s worth!

RELATED: What is micellar water? And how do I use it?

Splurge: SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser, 120g, $90
Rich in the renowned ingredient pitera, this luxurious cleanser helps to remove make-up and cleanse and replenish dry skin, all while being gentle on the complexion.

Save: NIVEA Face Care Pure Effect ALL-IN-1 Extra Deep Cleansing, $9.20
As the name suggests, this multipurpose beauty not only cleanses the skin, it also exfoliates away dead skin cells, and can be used as a mask to gently refresh and revive the skin.

RELATED: Are you making these cleansing mistakes?

Splurge: Lancôme Exfoliance Clarte Fresh Exfoliating Gelé, 100mL, $79
Enriched with salicylic acid, pineapple and papaya, this exfoliator is perfect for giving all skin types the gentle scrub it needs to reveal a fresher complexion.

Save: LACURA Gentle Exfoliating Wash, 150mL, $3.99
Soap-free and rich in nourishing vitamin E and provitamin-B5, this creamy scrub will give your skin the hydrating hit it craves, as well as whisk away pore-clogging dead skin cells. Hello, brighter skin!

Splurge: Ella Baché Serum Marin, 30mL, $72
Ditch dehydration and redness with this restoring serum. It’s super lightweight and packed with marine extracts and bladderwrack extract to soothe the skin, so you can wave goodbye to redness from acne, irritation and rosacea.

Save: Billie Goat Soap Hydrating Serum, 40mL, $16.95
Think you can’t get a gorgeous glow on a budget? Think again! This inexpensive buy is loaded with hydrating goodness including goats milk and pro-vitamin E to deeply hydrate, brighten and firm the skin.

Splurge: Shu Uemura Phyto-Black Lift Anti-Wrinkle Eye and Lip Contour Cream, 15mL, $92
Treat lines and wrinkles around your eye and lip areas with this age-targeting cream. Perfect for normal to dry skin types, it helps to boost collagen and firm those areas.

Save: Swisse Argan Anti-Aging Eye Cream, 15mL, $14.95
Rich in caffeine and vitamin K12, this super soothing cream works by helping ditch dark circles and firm and tighten the eye area.

Splurge: Ultraderm Skin Renew Moisturiser, 100mL, $79.95
Use this nourishing cream morning and night to give your skin a much-needed dose of hydration and to smooth and soften the skin. Simply rub it between your fingertips and press it into your face, neck and décolletage for a fresher complexion.

Save: QV Oil Free Moisturiser, 75g, $16.60
Mastering a matte finish is super easy with this budget moisturiser. Its oil-free formula works to hydrate the skin while giving your complexion a smooth, shine-free finish all day long.

RELATED: How to nail a matte complexion

Do you spend or save when it comes to buying skin care? Would you like to add any of these beauties to your routine?

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