Save Money on Beauty Products
If you choose wisely, many products can do double-duty without sacrificing results
Looking to save money on beauty products, or maybe even to justify spending a little more? Check out these budget beauty buys and beauty splurges-both make more of your money.
To wash away the dirt and grime from the day, and possibly soften the appearance of those fine lines at the same time, turn cleanser into a daily peel. All you need to do is shop smart: Opt for a glycolic acid cleanser and after you suds up, wait about a minute before washing it off. This gives you the same effect as a separate peel product would. You should feel a difference-and see a smoother, more radiant complexion–after your very first wash!
Budget buy: Aqua Glycolic Facial Cleanser ($14.29, drugstore.com)
Beauty splurge: Vivite Daily Facial Cleanser ($27, drugstore.com)
If your bathroom looks anything like mine, you probably have a body lotion, hand cream, and even a moisturizer just for feet at your disposal. But the truth is you need only one bottle for smooth skin head-to-toe (minus your face). Slather it on your body after the shower when your skin is still a little damp, and to help maximize moisture for your hands and feet, apply before bed and wear a pair of cotton gloves or socks to help the lotion absorb.
Budget buy: St. Ives Intensive Healing Advanced Body Moisturizer ($5.79, drugstore.com)
Beauty splurge: Fresh Sugar Lemon Body Lotion ($28, beauty.com)
We all love a good hair day, regardless of the economic or atmospheric climate, and a weekly deep conditioning goes a long way. Instead of cluttering your bathtub ledge with yet another bottle, treat yourself once a week by simply applying your daily conditioner and donning a shower cap for 10 minutes or so.
Budget buy: Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Conditioner ($8.49, drugstore.com)
Beauty splurge: Leonor Greyl Crème Regeneratrice ($35, amazon.com)