If you are looking for cutting-edge skincare, but at very reasonable prices you could do worse than check out your local supermarket because places like Tesco, Aldi and Waitrose are offering a viable alternative to luxury brands.
Products from many different brands are sent to me every week and before I write about them in my columns, each product is rigorously tested to make sure that the manufacturers claims actually do shape up and these are the products from the UK supermarkets which I can highly recommend:
Asda is so confident that its Nspa skincare will make you look younger after using it for four weeks, that it’ll give you your money back if you don’t!
Their Nspa Expert Rejuvenating Serum costs £10 but the quality is that of a premium brand. It is a lightweight serum to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles which has been formulated with a blend of anti-ageing active ingredients including crocus chrysanthus bulb extract and millet seed extract.
Their new My Skin Matters collection, along with its vegan skincare line Source of Nature, are launching shortly and contain some of nature’s best and most hardworking extracts such as shea butter, white and green tea, apricot and almond oils.
Source of Nature Anti Age Night Cream only costs £4.50, which is incredible value for this super-hydrating cream. It uses top grade natural ingredients found in designer night creams so now’s the chance to regenerate and remoisturise your skin at a fraction of the price. Sainsburys.co.uk
Aldi’s popular Lacura Cuvee Royal skincare range is now back in stock following a sell-out success last year. Ingredients include French grape champagne extract and QT40, a dermis activator known for is skin rejuvenating properties. There’s a terrific new eye cream – Lacura Cuvee Royal Eye Cream £5.99 – which is perfect for tired eyes in need of a little lift. It’s light and non-greasy but it will moisturise, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and slow the skin’s ageing process aldi.co.uk
They have a new cleanser – Waitrose Pure Hydration Hot Cloth Cleanser, £5. – which is fabulous. It has been specially formulated for dry, sensitive and mature skins, is fragrance-free and enriched with cotton milk and cotton seed. The muslin cloth provided gently removes make-up and impurities, leaving skin feeling clean and fresh. Waitrose.com
Hyaluronic Acid is the mainstay of Scosmetics Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream, supported by ceremides and sun protective filters UVA, UVB and SPF89 to help defend skin from environmental damage. It is a rich cream and costs £5. Tesco.com
This supermarket has a terrific body butter for £3 which helps soothe dry areas while leaving skin hydrated and smelling of exotic coconut, magnolia and amber. Check it out for yourself. MySpa Coconut and Frangipani Flower Body Butter Lotion morrisons.com
Cien Gold Face Cream Day is a real beauty bargain as it costs £3.49. It is paraben-free but has an SPF15 to ward off sun damage. It also has 1% gold too which helps boost skin firmness. Lidl.co.uk