Cheaper facial product recommendations - late 40s!

(14 Posts)
Tigerblue Wed 27-Jan-16 14:30:09

Can anyone please recommend any products for my skin, I'm in my late 40s and haven't got a massive budget, ie wouldn't want to spend >£10 on any one product, the cheaper the better.

I have lots of fine lines, one or two age spots, dull skin with blackheads/blocked pores on my chin and nose. My skin isn't sensitive.

CadiM Wed 27-Jan-16 19:32:40

Most of my products are under a tenner:

Cleanser: Body Shop camomile butter cleanser (£7 in the last sale, normally £14 I think but I wouldn't pay full price), using it hot-cloth style. I also like Superdrug hot cloth cleansers, dead cheap.
Toner: Boots Daily Brightening toning water (£4.29)
Serum: Hylamide Sub-Q Anti-age Advanced serum (normally £30, on offer at £20 recently)
Moisturiser: until recently Boots No7 Protect and Perfect day and night creams but I've recently changed to Aveeno daily moisturiser as the winter was making my face crinkle and threaten to fall off and it's marvellous stuff (about £5 from the supermarket).

PirateSmile Wed 27-Jan-16 19:33:43

Aldi stuff is superb.

Talcumsoul Wed 27-Jan-16 20:27:55

Try Lidl's anti wrinkle cream with hyaluronic acid. Under €4.
Great product.

Awks Wed 27-Jan-16 20:37:56

Superdrug Vit E hot cloth cleansers are brilliant!

MissAlabamaWhitman Wed 27-Jan-16 21:46:49

I use superdrugs natural radiance face mask as a night serum.

It's 4.99 but very often half price.
It has literally knocked five years off of me.
I'm not usually one to rave about products either, I promise.

MrsSchadenfreude Wed 27-Jan-16 22:29:57

Cleanser: Cetaphil. Cheap as chips for a big bottle and made huge improvements to my skin. Smear on, rub in and remove with a dry face flannel or muslin.

Dull skin/blackheads: make yourself an aspirin mask with crushed aspirin.

Mosituriser: Superfacialist Rose Day Cream, £5.00 from TK Maxx. For a night cream I often use LRP Lipikar, which is quite a rich body cream, but is facial quality. Often on offer in Boots. Or use Aveeno's, as someone else recommended.

Tigerblue Thu 28-Jan-16 10:43:30

Thanks for your replies, they are a great help and I will certainly look into and try some.

Mrs, I appreciate the suggestion to make an aspirin mask - I already have them so won't cost anything to investigate. I will

ClarissaBell Thu 28-Jan-16 11:00:20

Are you a member of MrsGloss&TheGoss over on FB? Loads of good tips over there

Namechangingbastard Thu 28-Jan-16 11:00:50

I also use the vitamin e superdrug range. The only thing I don't like is the radiance day cream. Makes me look like a twilight extra!

RaisingSteam Thu 28-Jan-16 12:58:41

Aldi - Expert (red and silver package) day and night creams. I am mid forties and have been using Aldi face creams for about 5 years, it might be my genes but have hardly any lines.

iseenodust Thu 28-Jan-16 13:05:34

Garnier skin naturals moisture + recovery gel cream is doing wonders for me. Only recently discovered it. £3.99 in Superdrug.

Dudess Fri 29-Jan-16 22:51:17

Love No 7 BB cream, for that airbrushed look, even at the end of the day!

Usually around £12.99, but lasts about 6 - 9 months, as only need a tiny bit. Plus, Boots often do deals/£3 off vouchers, so comes in under a tenner! I've used George (Asda) high-end Lancome, and No 7 has best BB cream.

Maraki Fri 29-Jan-16 23:21:30

Cleanser: nip+fab deep cleanse or Superdrug Naturally Radiant hot cloth cleanser (look out for half price offers at Superdrug)
Eye makeup remover: baby oil
Face oil: boots botanics (amazing stuff, better than the Clarins facial oils)
Acid toner: nip+fab glycolic acid pads, pixi toner, liquid gold
Night cream: astral (! Seriously I love it more than creme de la mer!)
Moisturiser: La Roche Possay Toleriane Riche (3 for £30 at Boots now)

Two years ago I had to cut back drastically. I went from Eve Lom cleanser, Clarins day cream and various serums and Creme de laMer to the above products. My finances have recovered, but there is no way I am wasting money on expensive products for brand appeal. My cheap, drugstore products are just as good if not better!

My skin is normal to dry without oiliness. I am mid 40s. I look out for half price offers and stock up.

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