Affordable Skincare Haul: July 2016
Hello there ladies and gents. I am so excited to share with you guys a skincare haul. But better yet, this post is going to be all about affordable skincare. That’s right. I’ll be discussing skincare items that I’ve picked up recently that are affordable and have had good reviews in the web world. This is a 6 piece haul that I’ve picked up over course of a few weeks. In that span of time, I’ve had a chance to play around with some of the items already and some I haven’t gotten around to using yet. Any of the ones that I have managed to use, I’ll be sure to give you my quick little first impression thoughts. With that said, let’s jump right in.
Affordable Skincare: Nip + Fab
Nip and Fab is a brand that’s been around and popular for quite some time. One of their cult products is their Glycolic Fix Extreme Night Pads. I tried those, however, it turned out that my skin was breaking out pretty badly from those. So I decided to pick up a couple other things from the brand instead.
Nip + Fab Soften Kale Fix Moisturizer: You will not believe the amount of good reviews that this moisturizer has online. And one day by chance I saw that my CVS was having a BOGO FREE deal on everything Nip + Fab. So I knew I had to pick something up. Even though the glycolic pads didn’t work for me, they have worked brilliantly for others and hearing people rave about the brand, I wanted to give this brand a good fair try. Ever since I finished up my day time moisturizer, I wanted to find a replacement for it and so I bought this one.
Miscellaneous: Can be found at various places in the US such as select CVS and Ulta, and can also be bought online from their website for $19.95.
Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Overnight Purifying Gel: I was extremely intrigued by this product because I’ve been trying to find a product for a while which will help some of my congestion go away. This product contains a combination of glycolic acid, salicyclic acid and vitaminb3 all of which are fantastic ingredients in order to aid skin’s natural exfoliation and help with acne, congestion etc. I’m going to trial this for a few weeks and see how it plays out. And if it doesn’t work, I won’t be too sad about it because this is that second Nip + Fab product that I got for free in the CVS BOGO Free deal.
Miscellaneous: Can be found here for $14.95.
Affordable Skincare: Yes to
Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser: Yes to is one of those really amazing lines at the drugstore which have natural products in their range. The Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser has been one of the most well reviewed and raved about products in the affordable skincare schema. And this is a product that is not just good because it is affordable; it is genuinely good no matter what its price point. I haven’t used this long enough to give you a fully detailed review, but I imagine that’ll come up sometime soon. This cleanser can basically be used as a balm type cleanser to remove makeup or can also be used with a little bit of water to cleanse skin. Therefore, this is good for either your first cleanse or your second cleanse depending on what you prefer.
Miscellaneous: Can be found at Ulta for $9.99. I waited till this was on sale and bought it for $6.99.
Yes to Grapefruit Pore Perfection Brightening Peel: I have been wanting to try an at-home peel type of treatment for the longest time. And when I saw this too was on sale in Ulta, I knew I had to grab it. I was actually inspired to try this after I saw a fabulous post on HiddenHarmonyWorld.com talking all about good, affordable skincare options in the US drugstores and such. This peel is meant to be used for up to 3 times a week for ten minutes each and rinsed off. It promises to do all the fantastic things that most brands boast- brighten dull skin, even skin tone, diminish dark spots and reduce the appearance of pores etc etc. I will try it to believe it.
Miscellaneous: This retails for $15.99 which I think is a smidge on the pricey side. However, you know me. Always wait for a sale. I got this on sale at Ulta for $11.99.
Affordable Skincare: Hada Labo Tokyo
Hada Labo Anti-Aging Hydrator: Hada Labo Tokyo is a Japanese brand that recently came on my radar. As you may know, I have chronically dry skin and there just is never enough hydration that I can pump into my skin. But hey, I gotta try right? Hyaluronic acid is best ingredient you can use to inject all the much needed hydration and nourishment that skin needs. Well, I’ve been wanting to get a tube of the Indeed Labs Hydraluron for a while now, but I just never got around to it. Instead, I saw the Hada Labo anti-aging hydrator on sale at Ulta one time (which by the way, the travel size is still on sale). The product description claimed that this had three different types of super secret hyaluronic acids blah blah blah. Point is, I really wanted to get something with good ingredients that would help hydrate my perpetually dry skin. And so I bought the travel size to see if this is going to make a difference to my skin. If it doesn’t, I might just go and buy the Hydraluron tube after this.
Miscellaneous: The travel size retails for $9.00 on Ulta’s website but is currently on sale for $4.50. They also have another version of this hydrator called the Replenishing Hydrator. I imagine both of them do pretty much the same things.
Affordable Skincare: Pixi by Petra
Pixi Glow Tonic: Pixi is a skincare/makeup brand available exclusively at Target. Even though they have a bit of makeup, I think they are more well known for their skincare. The Pixi glow tonic is a cult, and I mean, a seriously cult product between skincare enthusiasts around the globe. And for good reason. The glow tonic is an acid toner that is meant to be used on the skin after your cleansing step. I can’t really explain it, but this glow tonic just does some amazing things to the skin. I have had a chance to use this for a quite a bit and every time I use it, my skin just looks clearer and healthier the next day. Acid toners are supposed to exfoliate the skin and clarify it . And they prep your skin in such a way that the other skincare items you put on after just absorb better and perform better on the skin. It is like painting on a blank canvas of skin. I will do a better in depth review in a post soon, but I highly recommend you try this out for yourself.
Miscellaneous: Can be found at Target for $15.00.
There you have it loves. Another #takemymoneytuesday post to give you some inspiration if you need to update or add new items to your skincare closet. Also check my last post on the Kate Somerville Exfolikate treatment if you’d like an in-depth review on that product. I hope you all have had a lovely start to the week.