For anyone who is interested in skincare we all know and love The Ordinary. An affordable skincare brand that burst onto the scene a few years ago. It wanted to challenge the status quo which was inflated prices for basic skincare. In addition, to provide education directly to customers most of whom were ignorant and felt bamboozled into buying products with hype and no substance.
Since the launch of the ordinary and the overwhelming success of its products, other brands have followed suit with their own lines of affordable but effective skincare.
Here is a list of 6 brands that have a range of affordable high-quality products with zero fluff
This is the only Korean beauty brand on the list.
- Low-pH Good Morning Cleanser$11
- Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol
- COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner
Garden of Wisdom (GOW) Skincare
This is an oldie that has recently gone mainstream. It is an Arizona based cruelty-free brand with a focus on simple ingredient formulations. Prices start from £9 and go up to £20.
Its approach is using serums to target specific skin concerns and encourage skin balance and stability. All serums use the optimum strength additives and the minimum number of inactive ingredients making them more effective.
This is an ingredient lead skincare brand that launched in 2018 with 15 products priced between £5 and £10. The range includes hyaluronic acid, retinol, vitamin C, caffeine, turmeric and Q10. Its main focus is on customer education targeted at people who want to invest in skincare but don’t know how to start because of a lack of information on how products work. The focus is on transparency, simplicity, high-quality ingredients, at low prices.
- Retinol serum £9.99
- Hyaluronic Acid, £4.99
- Lactic Acid, £7.99
- Vitamin C Serum, £7.99
Alex Steiner x Primark
This is one that came to my notice pretty late and it is a collaboration with Glamour beauty editor and PRIMARK with the prices to match. None of the product costs more than £5. The collection consists of 20 products categorised based on skincare needs. With a range for city skin, acne and dehydration, which allows you to mix and match depending on your needs.
- Plump& Glow Facial in a Stick, £5
- Pore Balance Anti-blackhead Stick, £5
- Maximum Moisture Supreme Sheet Mask, £3
- Super Detox Clay Mousse Mask, £5
- Micellar Cleansing Gel, £5,
Available: select PRIMARK stores
- Hyaluronic Acid Serum, £9
- Salicylic Acid 2% Serum, £9
- Niacinamide Serum, £9
This brand is best known for its £4.99 concealer but has recently introduced skincare into its product range. The products are vegan and cruelty-free with prices ranging from £5-£10. It is an extensive range with something for every skin type, the products are classified based on the conditions they address e.g. hydration, fine lines, texture and blemishes.
- Niacinamide serum
- Caffeine serum
- Hyaluronic acid serum
- Rosehip Seed Oil
The beauty Pie approach is very different from the others mentioned above although the ethos of
- Retinol range
- Daily vitamin c defence serum typical price £80 /members pay £9.55
- Plantastic™ micropeeling super drops
Which of the products do you intend to test out? Or are you happy to stick with the ordinary products you know and love? I have used CORSX and love their products. If you enjoyed this article follow me on my social media below
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