Best Beauty Products Under £20

I love finding beauty products that are affordable whilst being amazing quality. I don’t mind spending money on expensive skincare and makeup but if you can get something just as good for a fraction of the price then why wouldn’t you. Boots and Feel Unique are two of my favourite shops that have a great range of affordable brands that really work for my skin.

La Roche-Posay is a brand I have been using for a couple of years now and I just love it. The Effaclar range is my favourite, its amazing for any breakout areas or just general combination/oily skin. For my morning cleanse I always use the *La Roche-Posay Purifying Foaming Gel. It’s great at gently cleansing your skin whilst removing any grit and oils from your skin. I find if my skin is being quite problematic this cleanser really helps to clear up any breakouts. Such a great cleanser for £12.50! Another La Roche-Posay favourite is the Nutritic Moisturising Lip Cream. I like using lip balms in a stick that is really moisturising. With a baby, you hardly have any time for yourself, so having a lip balm that easily lasts hours is a must. I use this all year round and keep repurchasing it. A drug store little gem!

My evening cleanser is the *Beauty Pie Japanfusion Pure Transforming Cleanser. I like my evening cleanser to be more intense and a dream at removing makeup. Just a side note Beauty Pie is well worth signing up to, you can buy their products at a really reduced cost. Their products are all cruelty-free and most are vegan, so a great step into conscious beauty.

I have to thank In The Frow for my Lumene love (I saw here go on there launch press trip and knew the brand would become a favourite of mine.) I really like their hydra range and the *Nordic Hydra [Lähde] Purity Dew Drops Hydrating Eye Gel is a dream, so lightweight and nourishing under the eyes.

If you haven’t tried The Ordinary from Deciem you need too, they have really simple skincare and makeup pieces that are great quality at a really affordable price. I’ve been using *The Ordinary Hylauronic Acid 2% + B5 Serum for literally 5 years now. I use it all year round and my skin thanks me for it. For £5.90 you really can’t to wrong and products everyone should have in their skincare stash.

For the body, I love treating myself to Champneys Summer Dream Rewarding Body Lotion 350ml. The Summer Dream scent is so fruity, literally smells good enough to eat. I’m so bad at remembering to put on body cream but if it smells amazing I look forward to applying it.

The only drugstore nail polish I now use is Essie nail polish, the quality is literally better than some high-end brands. I recently wrote a whole blog post on why I love Essie so if you want to find out more than click here.

Steph x

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  1. September 12, 2020 / 8:22 am

    I’ve heard so many good things about the ordinary, thank you for recommending it! I haven’t got round to trying any of these, but have had a few samples from La Roche Posay, so should start using those up. Great post, thank you for sharing your favourites under £20!

    Em x

    • Steph Hannam
      September 12, 2020 / 3:23 pm

      The Ordinary is fantastic and you can get it for lots of online shops too including ASOS last time I looked x

  2. September 12, 2020 / 12:51 pm

    Great post. I love The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid too, such good quality for a great price!

    • Steph Hannam
      September 12, 2020 / 3:24 pm

      I agree and I find the bottle lasts for months, making it great value for money x

  3. September 13, 2020 / 5:48 am

    I love all the products I’ve ever used from the Ordinary, they are such a good brand and they are so reasonably priced! Thank you for sharing this information, it’s very helpful!

    • Steph Hannam
      September 13, 2020 / 6:01 am

      Yeah me too. I love how their products are stripped back and very simple x

  4. September 13, 2020 / 5:37 pm

    I’ve heard so many good things about The Ordinary, I really must get myself something from their range – but I agree, you just cannot go wrong with Essie, their quality and colour range is incredible as well as being budget friendly x

    • Steph Hannam
      September 14, 2020 / 7:44 pm

      Yeah, The Ordinary really is worth trying out, they have something for everyone including skincare and makeup products x

  5. September 13, 2020 / 8:40 pm

    I love LRP for basic skincare, I’m a huge fan of their SPF as well as the Effalcar Duo. The Nordic Hydra [Lähde] Purity Dew Drops Hydrating Eye Gel sounds amazing, I need to check that out x


    • Steph Hannam
      September 14, 2020 / 7:47 pm

      I use La Roche-Posay SPF 50 throughout the summer months and love it. The mist version is amazing too, makes application so quick and easy. Lumene is a great brand and I love that the products are derived from natural products like Arctic Spring Water x

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