Affordable Skincare Products That You Should Be Using – As Seen On KATU “Afternoon Live”

*Affordable Skincare Products That You Should Be Using – As Seen On KATU “Afternoon Live”
I’m excited to tell you about a few products that I love, use everyday and they are super affordable.  There is no need to spend a ton of money to get excellent quality skincare.  You can get affordable skincare products that give you luxury skincare results!  Listed below are a few of my favorites and the best part is…nothing is over $25!
The first product is one that I use everyday and sometimes more that once.  It’s the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water.  Don’t let the word “water” fool you.  This stuff is amazing.  Just pour some onto a cotton pad and gently wipe away a days worth of makeup (including mascara), dirt and oil.  If you don’t wear any makeup you can totally get away with just using this to clean your face.  For me, I use this as my first cleanse and then go in with my favorite cleanser after.  This Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water is non-irritating and safe for all skin types, even sensitive.  You can find it just about anywhere but I usually pick mine up at Walmart for $6.96 for 13.5 oz.
For use with waterproof makeup you can use their SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-One Waterproof version to easily take off even the most stubborn waterproof makeup!
For my second cleanse I find myself constantly reaching for this Purifying Daily Detox Scrub by DermaE.  Not only is this an affordable and excellent cleanser, it’s gentle enough to use everyday and it leaves my skin feeling extra soft and smooth.  I simply adore DermaE products.  I’ve yet to try one of their products that I didn’t instantly fall for.  You can find DermE products at Ulta, some drugstores and even Whole Foods of all places!  You can pick this cleanser up for around $15.99 for 4 oz.  A little goes a long way so that 4 oz. will last you for months and this one is safe for all skin types as well.
Now, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t recommend some sort of acid!  This Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution by The Ordinary is nothing short of amazing and definitely not ordinary!  If you have super sensitive skin you should do a patch test first.  However, this is fairly gentle and even sensitive skin types can get away with using it a couple times a week.  If your like me and have normal skin or skin that is used to these acid treatments then you can use it nightly.  Apply to a cotton pad and wipe onto face, neck and decollete.  You will see some mild exfoliation and skin will be brighter and more radiant.  Over time and with continued use you will also see improvement in skin texture!
You can now find this at Sephora or you can order online at and the best part, it only costs $8.70 for 8 oz.

Now this is something that is actually marketed as a acne treatment product.  However, back in the day when you could only get Differin by prescription they discovered that not only was it extremely effective at treating acne but that it was also helping with fine lines and wrinkles.  Formulated with prescription strength retinoid it banishes blemishes but it has the added benefit of also diminishing fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.  Not only does your skin stay nice and clear but with continued use you will definitely notice younger looking skin as well.  Each night I apply a small amount over my entire face (avoiding the eyes) and then I layer my face creams and oils on top.  If my skin starts to feel too dehydrated I will take it down a notch and only use it every other night.
You can find Differin at most drugstores but I usually pick mine up at Walmart for $12.88 for 0.5 oz.
Everybody loves a good anti-wrinkle cream and Neutrogena has hit a home run with this Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream!  Formulated with a high concentration of Retinol SA this cream tackles all the aging issues from deep wrinkles, crow’s feet, texture and uneven skin tone. Results within a week and for under $25!  This Rapid Wrinkle Repair Cream is on the thicker side so if you have skin that tends to be more oily then you might want to just use it as your night cream and skip the morning. This is an intensely hydrating cream that leaves your skin feeling soft, plump and it even makes skin look instantly radiant and that’s after just one use!  When used as directed you will see visible results in as little as one week.  Don’t forget to include your neck and decollete!!
You can find this Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream at most drugstores for under $25.00 and you can even buy a two pack of it at Costco right now!
Last but not least is this awesome eye cream from L’Oreal.  The Age Perfect Eye Renewal is an all-in-one eye cream that instantly diminishes dark circles, reduces the appearance of under-eye bags, helps smooth out crow’s feet and reduces eyelid crepiness!  Plus, it just a great hydrating eye cream that wears well under makeup!  You can find the L’Oreal Age Perfect Eye Renewal at most drugstores and I found mine at Walmart for $15.32 for 0.5 oz.
So, there you go!  Proof that you don’t have to have a fat wallet to have great skin.. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I wouldn’t recommend using the face scrub, toning solution and the Differin all at the same time.  Especially, if you have sensitive skin.  I can get away with it because my skin has built up a tolerance with continued use.  However, too much exfoliation can do more harm than good.  Maybe start with the scrub, then work in the toning solution and Differin and then alternate the days that you use them until your skin gets more used to the products.  New skin, new you!
I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also.  All opinions are my own. 
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