There’s nothing more exciting for a beauty junkie than a big old sale. And for me, the Priceline skin care sale is pretty much my kryptonite. I’ve been ready for this sale for a little while now, planning on stocking up on my favourites and writing up a list of new things to try. But as always, I’m here with recommendations to make sure you make the most out of the 40% off sale. Coming at you Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week.
A lot of these recommendations are long-time loves, so you’ll recognise a few if you’re a long time reader. But it’s always worth a half-yearly update with new bits and yet another reminder that you need some of these bits in your life.
My number one cleanser pick from the Priceline aisles. Ever since picking this one up, I’ve been blown away by it. It’s incredibly effective at removing every bit of makeup and best of all, it doesn’t leave behind any oily residue. Instead, it’s simply the easiest way to cleanse the skin each night. And for $10, you can hardly go wrong.
I can’t find this one on the Priceline site anymore but if you spot it and you’re after a simple, lightweight cleansing milk then grab it. I came across this beauty by accident one time and since then, it’s remained a favourite for a quick morning cleanse or even at night time if I haven’t worn makeup during the day.
A newbie release from L’Oreal, to complement the clay masks they brought out recently. And these are just as awesome. I’ve been using the charcoal one in the evening to really deep clean and, as the name suggests, detoxify my skin. It’s a gel to foam kind of formula but doesn’t dry out my skin at all. Well worth checking out the range if there’s one there to suit your needs.
I’m not huge on micellar water but I know a lot of people swear by it so I thought I’d quickly shout out my go-to. Simple’s formula is cheap, cheerful and best of all, effective. I love the wipes, too.
Although we all know I swear by chemical exfoliation, there’s something very satisfying about manually exfoliating your skin. Every now and then, I like to use a scrub in the shower when my skin is looking a little lacklustre or blah. I love both of them, as does my boyfriend. He probably just prefers Palmers because it smells like chocolate…
Toners & Facial Mists
For a cheap way to try out the acid toner thing, you can’t go past this Neutrogena option. I’m a huge fan of this one as it’s not too aggressive and does a great job, without costing a fortune. Definitely a great place to start if you’re a little iffy about the whole thing.
A slightly heavier-duty version for chemical exfoliation, but easily one of the favourite pre-soaked pad formulas that I’ve tried. It doesn’t get much simpler than quickly swiping this all over the face. And you’re left with bright, glowy skin. One of my must-try products, I reckon.
Since adding this into my routine, I don’t think I’ve gone much more than a day without it. It’s the perfect, easy mist toner to minimise breakouts and keep my complexion in check.
And rounding out the toner section which looks very similar to my previous Priceline recommendations post, I couldn’t resist raving about this one again. It’s still a go-to on my mornings when my skin needs a bit of a pick-me-up. Well worth checking out while you’ve got the 40% off.
And of course, no skincare recommendation post is complete without me telling you that you must try this product. I’ve gone through at least 10 tubes of this stuff and had a minor breakdown when I finished off my last backup. My skin immediately saw a difference when I reintroduced this after a couple of days. There’s a million and one reasons to try it so you’ll just have to take my word for it.
I’m not positive on how much of The Ordinary’s range is being stocked in Priceline but this lactic acid has been a welcome addition to my routine and I personally can’t wait to check out the rest of the range when I head in store. The lactic acid has been great at keeping blemishes on my chin and jawline away while promoting a brighter complexion. Big thumbs up. The price point of the whole The Ordinary range is hard to pass up.
I’ve also been loving having this one in my nightly routine. This whole Cleanance range is great for blemish-prone skin but I find this lightweight, moisturising treatment is a great addition for me when it comes to stopping spots. It also does a bit to mattify my skin out, which is much appreciated in my t-zone.
Another Avene serum to recommend (when I could wholeheartedly recommend pretty much everything I’ve tried). This hydrating serum isn’t one that I reach for all the time but after flying, or when my skin is really lacking in moisture, it’s my go-to. If you fall a little more on the dry side of the skin spectrum, this is definitely worth adding to your basket.
At this stage, I feel like I’ve pretty much tried every rosehip oil under the sun. And although a few of my very favourite formulas can’t be found at Priceline, the Trilogy Antioxidant+ oil is right up there. Unlike a lot of rosehip oils, the Trilogy formulation is lightweight and doesn’t clog pores. My top pick from the abundance of rosehip options available at Priceline.
This is another recommendation if you’re after plenty of nourishment and hydration for the skin. It smells delicious and the oil-serum is so incredibly lightweight so it’s a great place to start if you’re not sure about adding another step into your routine.
I made sure to ask my boyfriend if he had any recommendations, seeing as he’s been loving his skincare routine we put together for him last time around in the sale. And judging by the fact that he’s already gone through two of these, this could be a winner. It’s helped to keep his drier patches of skin hydrated and I think overall, it’s helped to nourish and repair his complexion.
After being recommended this by a friend, I picked it up and was converted. This water gel feels incredibly lightweight and sinks into the skin effortlessly, which is always a plus when you’re putting it on before bed. The hydro boost range is great for all skin types, I’d say, but those with dry skin really should give the range a go.
Another similar concept to the Neutrogena Water Gel but with a bit more of a boost. I’ve been using this morning and night lately and I’ve been obsessed with how happy it leaves my skin feeling. It’s quickly becoming one of my favourite products in the whole Avene line-up.
I’ve mentioned this a couple of times because apart from anything else, it’s such a bargain. This night cream has a dose of salicylic acid to keep your skin clear, which is always appreciated it, but it also does a great job of hydrating and nourishing the skin overnight. A great entry level moisturiser, particularly if you have blemish-prone skin.
Another boyfriend recommendation. When I asked him if he had any recommendations, he spouted a whole bunch of nonsense about how he likes the glass jar. But after trying to make sense of it all, it sounds like a lovely, hydrating night time option for his dry skin.
This has been pretty much the only face mask I’ve been using for the last couple of months. I’m actually close to finishing it off so will be grabbing another in the sale. I love this mask when my skin is feeling a little congested and grumpy. You can really see it working to clear out the pores so it’s definitely my pick of the L’Oreal line-up.
My other favourite clay mask has been hanging around in my collection for ages and I still absolutely love it. It does a great job of clarifying the skin without leaving it feeling tight or dehydrated, which is always a problem I fear with clay masks. I probably just prefer this over the L’Oreal mask because it gets the job done without ever feeling too intense or drying on the skin.
For a budget option, it’s hard to go past Formula 10.0.6’s range of face masks. There’s one for everything, pretty much, but the mud mask is particularly awesome if you’re after a cheap option that still gets the job done. They come in handy travel packs, too!
On the other side of the spectrum, Antipodes mask is absolutely dreamy if my skin feels a little lacklustre and I need overnight results. It essentially feels like a heavy duty moisturiser. I slather on a bunch before bed and leave it on overnight. In the morning, my skin looks brighter, clearer and feels much more hydrated.
These new additions to the Garnier line also caught my attention when they launched. The range has a couple of different options but from what I’ve tried, they’re all incredibly hydrating and leave the skin feeling fresh and happy. The green tea option is my pick of the bunch.
What are you planning to pick up?
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