I don’t have a huge budget for cosmetics, however, I’d like to start looking after my skin properly. Which products are worth spending a little extra on, and for which ones can I go with the cheaper option?
Dr Maureen Allem, founder of Skin & Body Renewal, responds:
“It is very wise to be conscientious about what you spend your budget on. The most important thing to spend your money on are the ‘active products, ‘ ie. the ones that are going to give you the result you’re looking for. So I would say, a good SPF, and a good antioxidant cream or serum for the day, and a good retinoid serum or cream for the night. As for your other products, use an affordable cleanser, don’t even worry about using a toner at all, and if you really want to use a mask or exfoliator, then you just use those once a week or so, and these also do not need to be very expensive options.”
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