It’s always the way. You find yourself running short of all your beauty products at a time when thriftiness is high on the agenda. That £20 cream, that £50+ perfume, and before you know it, you’re living off baked beans for the remainder of the month.
A large percentage of your monthly spend can disappear in a blink of an eye when it comes to investing in the next big beauty products, those same products that you count as essential. From BBs to CCs creams, the latest mascara gadget or that miracle anti-ageing formula, there is no need to waste your hard-earned cash on these pricey lotions and creams.
There are plenty of beauty products out there without the killer price tag, and one place to begin your search is your Mum’s cupboard…
‘Mum Knows Best’ and many items that she and your grandparents relied on all those years ago are still stacked on the shelves today. Waiting for the next beauty enthusiast to give them a loving home, these products are cheap, reliable and most importantly WORK!
So without further ado, join the thrifty beauty revolution with some of these most trustworthy products:
We start off with a brand that you would have your head in the sand not to know about. Vaseline’s origins start in 1859 with founder Robert A. Chesebrough and his search for profitable oil. His luckless oil mission transformed into our gain after his discovery of a gooey substance we know today as Vaseline. It does exactly what it says on the tin by immediately soothing dry and chapped lips, but Vaseline has also expand over the years with a number of products perfect for injecting life into tired skin. Vaseline has natural strengthening qualities which make it great for soothing dry skin all over your body whilst applying a tiny bit to your cheekbones will act as an illuminator.
With prices starting at £2.39, E45 is the number one selling brand for dry skin. Ideal for chapped elbows and knees, E45 works brilliantly as an all-over moisturiser especially in the cold and dry months ahead.
Aimed primarily at babies and children, Johnson’s is super sensitive which makes their lotions and potions perfect for temperamental skin and 100% good for you.
Soft and virtually scent-free, it makes for the perfect moisture-locker for the whole family. Like Vaseline, Johnson’s has expanded their empire (much to our delight!) with a wider range catering for your hair, skin and showering needs.
Apple-cider vinegar works as a fantastic shampoo! Currently perched in an aisle at your local supermarket, apple-cider vinegar works by stripping your hair of all the build up from your usual products. Whilst many shampoos and conditioners coat your hair instead of reviving it, apple-cider vinegar deeply nourishes like no brand can, giving it a natural and beautiful shine.
These products have most certainly aged well, and with that appealing price tag too, it’s time to head back in time when heading on your beauty shop.