As some of you may know, I’ve been on something of a mission in recent months to find my perfect skincare solutions in an attempt to tackle my somewhat lacklustre complexion.

I’ve tried a huge number of products over the years, the majority of which, I’ll admit, have been from the more expensive, luxury end of the scale; when it comes to skincare I am something of a snob which in all honesty, hasn’t really worked in my favour.

So, when I set out to sort out my skincare once and for all, I vowed to embrace any and all products – both expensive and thrifty – that would help me to finally sort out my face!

With that in mind, I thought I would share with you a few of my favourite products from the pharmacy shelves – brilliant skincare staples that won’t break the bank! Ideal for anyone on a budget, particularly with Christmas just around the corner.

*Kleenex Facial Cloths

A great alternative to cotton wool pads, these facial cloths feel so soft on my skin and are perfect when removing my make up at the end of the day.

Somehow they seem to manage to remove the majority of my makeup by themselves, which is a bonus when I’ve gone a bit OTT with my bronzer and need to blend it slightly!

*Kleenex Shine Absorbing Sheets

Working in an office and wearing make-up every day seems to have made my skin slightly shinier than usual. I’m loathe to apply more make-up throughout the day – I don’t want to pile it on and suffocate my skin – but I needed an alternative solution to help me tackle the sheen.

Enter the Kleenex Shine Absorbing Sheets, a simple and easy answer to my mid-afternoon shine. I now make sure that I have a packet on-hand in my bag so I can subtly blot and de-sheen whenever I need throughout the day. A seriously handy pick-me-up!

*Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser

There has been a lot of blogger buzz about Superdrug’s new Naturally Radiant range and, in particular, about the hot cloth cleanser. Labelled as an incredibly cheap and cheerful alternative to certain *ahem* other hot cloth cleanser favourites, this product really doesn’t disappoint.

While I find it has a slightly more chemical scent to it than my other favourite cleanser, I really can’t complain given its fantastic price. Results-wise it leaves my skin feeling clean, fresh and healthy – you can’t really ask for much more from a cleanser!

To make it even more appealing, the Naturally Radiant range is currently on sale on the Superdrug website, with this particular product available for just £2.99. If ever you needed an excuse to try it out…

*La Roche Posay Physiological Micellar Solution

Until very recently, one of my worst skincare habits was my unwavering dependance on face wipes. At the end of every day, I would come home and scrub at my face with a facewipe, a process which did my skin absolutely no favours.

So, taking a leaf out of LLYMLRS‘ book, I decided to invest in a firm French favourite, Micellar Water Cleanser. For those of you staring at your screen in confusion – believe me, when I first read the word ‘micellar’ I drew a total blank too – Micellar Cleansers are made up of small molecules of oil suspended in a water-based cleansing solution.

The end result is an incredibly gentle, yet effective, make-up remover that completely cleanses your face while soothing the skin. Sheer genius and a must-have product for anyone looking for an easy, end-of-the-day make-up remover. Just saturate a cotton pad and swiftly swipe across your face. Easy peasy!

So, there you have it – my pharmacy favourites! What are your current top products lining the shelves of Superdrug and Boots? As always your suggestions and recommendations are much appreciated!


5 thoughts on “Pharmacy favourites

  1. Faridah says:

    I use Superdrug’s own stuff for most of my cosmetics as it’s not tested on animals and largely vegan (i.e. if it doesn’t have beeswax or something in). I’ve not actually heard of the Naturally Radiant range but will give it a look today after work – thanks for the heads up! x

  2. The range really is good – I have the brightening renewal mask to try next! It’s still on sale so definitely worth checking out! x

  3. Bemsy says:

    They all sound fab! I will definitely try the La Roche Posay cleanser when my Boots cleanser runs out.
    Bemsy x

    1. You definitely should, it’s really good and removes my eye make-up brilliantly.

      The Vichy Micellar Cleanser is also pretty ace and is available at Boots!

      Charlie x

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