Drugstore Skincare - Boots & Superdrug

As much as I love my premium skincare brands I'm definitely not able to purchase them as often as I'd like. Due to that, it's no wonder that I own far more drugstore products than high end (both beauty and skincare.) Why? Not only the because of the price tag but I've found products in both Boots and Superdrug that are suited to my skin type and work well for me. So I thought I'd share my favourites!

Okay so since we're still yet to get Sephora in the UK *eyeroll* Boots and Superdrug are my next best over here. Boots supply high end brands (Clinique, Clarins, Estee Lauder to name a few) in some of their stores but they're predominantly known for high street/drug store brands. Superdrug is solely drugstore brands. 

Superdrug has their Vitamin E skin care range - which, as you can see, I've tried and tested quite a few. Vitamin E is used to reduce signs of ageing, dark spots and has been proven to reduce the appearance of scars. The range is super cheap, starting at around £2.99, and you can guarantee they will always have this line on offer (buy one get one free or buy one get the second 1/2 price.) 
Superdrug Vitamin E Hydrating Mist 150ml - I use this a lot during application of makeup (on my beauty blender) and to finish also. It's a lightweight mist which adds moisture to the skin, I'm definitely taking this away to Spain in the summer!

Superdrug Vitamin E Eye Cream 15ml - In all honestly I haven't owned an eye cream for years, probably at least 3/4 years. Recently I heard how drying concealer can be and how long term damaging to the skin this is. In panic (yep, in panic!) I brought the nourishing eye cream. I always moisturise my face, twice daily, but this is a very light formula and targets the eye area to improve the appearance.

Superdrug Vitam E Radiance Face Cream 50ml - Until Aveeno I struggled to find a moisturiser which didn't leave my skin with dry patches, after makeup application, and wasn't ridiculously greasy. I gave this face cream a go, it's a little bit too lightweight for me. Even though I have oily skin, I use a lot of products (for blemishes) which contain witch hazel and can be really drying...so Aveeno is perfect for me.

Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Oil 30ml - As I mentioned Vitamin E is used for reducing the appearance of scars on the skin, which is why I gave this a go. I haven't noticed a huge amount of difference in my skin in terms of my scars fading with this product, however of all things scars will be the hardest to get rid of (and I lack patience.) It has high ratings on the site though so it can't be all bad!

Superdrug Vitamin E Leave On Mask 100ml - Similar to the face cream mentioned above, I was after a really moisturising cream that would prevent my skin from drying throughout the day (after several layers of makeup.) The mask is an odd texture, a bit jelly like but is lovely to apply at night within your usual skincare routine.

Onto my favourite makeup wipes, ever. Out of the two, it's definitely the B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes. They've been a favourite for at least a year now, I tend to even buy 2-3 packs at a time since they sell out pretty fast at my local Superdrug store. I've tried many wipes and find that a lot don't hold a lot of moisture so they feel quite rough on my skin. The Tea Tree Facial Sensitive Cleansing Wipes I use when I'm breaking out a lot, they help to calm my skin down and target spots. 

Another exclusive brand to Superdrug, B. After being so impressed with the wipes, I decided to try out the B. Essence Lotion and the B. Glycolic Cleansing Peel. After initial use the lotion made my skin a lot softer and makeup application was a lot smoother. Your skin soon gets used to products though, which is why I don't use this as much these days. The glycolic cleansing peel is an amazing product, it leaves your skin feeling so smooth and cleansed after first use. I was really impressed with this purchase although I don't think Superdrug stock this anymore, cry

Boots Botanics and Essentials line has proven great quality for their really low price. The Boots Essentials Cucumber 3 Minute Clay Mask I'd go as far as comparing to the Origins Out Of Trouble Mask. They both do the same job yet the Boots product costs £1.50, compared to Origins at £25.00. It helps to clear inflammation, softens the skin and has a really refreshing scent that I love. I switch between the Essentials Cucumber Cleansing Lotion and the Botanics Organic Softening Cleanser to apply before using my makeup wipes to remove my makeup. I'd say neither is better than the other, they both do the job. Both are really creamy and have a natural scent (a lot of products are over perfumed these days.) I'd recommend these lotions for both oily and dry skin. 

Hopefully if you were undecided on drugstore skincare (or drugstore own brand) I've managed to sway your mind into deciding that these products are worth every few pennies. 



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