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Best Beauty Products Under £20

I love finding beauty products that are affordable whilst being amazing quality. When it comes to expensive skincare and makeup I don’t mind spending money but if you can get something just as good for a fraction of the price then why wouldn’t you. I tend to go to Boots or Feel Unique, for more affordable brands that really work for my skin. So here are my favourite beauty products under £20.

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. It as beautifully moisturising lip balm, that last hours. 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. 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 love of Lumene. 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 & 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 smells gorgeous and fruity, meaning I always remember to apply it. I’m so bad at remembering to put on body cream normally.

The only drugstore nail polish I now use is Essie nail polish. I find the quality is better than some high-end brands, which is amazing for the price. If you want to know which Essie colours I love than click here.

I’d love to know what your favourite beauty products under £20 are?

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. Karen
    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. Lex
    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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