By combining these tips, you could save a lot of money on skincare. There are plenty of tips that are budget-friendly to ensure that your best skin isn’t putting you into debt. You can easily spend a lot of money on all the necessary daily use items and special treatments but you truly don’t need to
Know the ingredients that make a difference in your skin
Educating yourself on what is beneficial to your skin can save you a ton of money. That way you have less trial and error so you’re not wasting money.
Read the ingredients
Make sure you are getting what you pay for otherwise you are throwing your money away on a product that may only contain mostly fillers with trace amounts of the higher end ingredients. Read the ingredient list on the back and make sure all the active ingredients are at the top of the list. Many manufacturers of skincare love to boast of certain ingredients but when they are at the bottom to last of the ingredient list, that means you are getting less than 1% of the ingredient.
Understanding Skin Care Product Ingredients and benefits. Skincare ingredients dictionary.
Try a Skincare Dupe
Dupe is short for duplicate. Dupes are sort of like the generic of the makeup and skincare world. A skincare or makeup dupe isn’t an exact carbon copy but a close similar. A good Dupe will have the same active ingredients as the original. In the beauty world even high end brands like Drunk Elephant have their cheaper dupe counterparts. And reading skincare ingredient labels is something everyone can do.
Chances are if a bunch of people hate a certain product, you will too. That may not always be the case but it can help narrow down your options for the best choice.
Trying a mini or travel sized skincare item.
Trying a mini of something new can help you know if you like without having to get the full size. Elf sells a lot of mini’s or travel sizes of their products as well as The Honest Company
Subscribe to a skincare subscription box
Most skincare subscription boxes have free shipping so you’re already ahead of the game there. These type of boxes take advantage of group buying power so you never have to pay full price. Think of it as the Sam’s club or Costco of skin care. You pay a fraction of the suggested retail price. You get to try new things each month without paying retail. All the skincare subscription boxes here are carefully selected and always cruelty-free. Save time too with convenient home delivery.
Use skincare with higher active ingredients.
How do you do this? First of all, know what type of ingredients can do most for your skin. Read the ingredient list on the back and make sure all the active ingredients are at the top of the list. In the long run you will be able to use less with better results. Many manufacturers of skincare love to boast of certain ingredients but they are at the bottom of the ingredient list. That means you are getting less than 1% of the ingredient. Granted you might be saving money on cheap skincare but if it’s doing nothing for you, are you really saving?
Use multitasking products
Some of my favorite multitasking products are primers that double as moisturizer or spf. Another favorite multitasker is color beauty stick that can be used on cheeks or lips. Honest beauty ORGANIC ALL-PURPOSE BALM (or most balms) isn’t just a cure for dry, chapped skin. It can also treat cuticles or tame flyaways and frizzies in hair. A balm can be used on lips, cuticles, hair, elbows, or anywhere that feels dry.
Buy a bundle or set
Many companies cut prices when you buy a bundle or set of skincare. These value kits are curated bundles, picked out by the skincare company, can be by skin type or season. And you aren’t paying on shipping of many different items. It often can qualify you for free shipping on certain sites.
Look for a free gift with purchase deal
You can get mini’s of your favorites with gift with purchase deals. Trying a mini of something new can help you know if you like without having to get the full size.
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