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    • Tiger_greeneyes
    • By Tiger_greeneyes 30th May 17, 6:38 PM
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    Facial skincare regime, MSE style
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    • 30th May 17, 6:38 PM
    Facial skincare regime, MSE style 30th May 17 at 6:38 PM
    Finding a decent MSE style facial skincare regime to rival the effect of some of the most expensive brands has taken me years and and because of that I thought I'd share it. I'd really like to hear everyone else's regimes too as this is a particular interest for me. I thought it might also help give others a good place to start.

    I don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet (nothing came up in a search of MSE) but there's a little known brand I've found called The Ordinary and their products are amazing. They start at 3.90 and go up to 14.90 with foundations costing between 5.70 & 5.90. They do charge p&p but if you go in with a friend or three the cost will be negligible.

    The products are ultra professional and the type you'd find in high end salons. I use the serum foundation every day - there's two types, full cover and medium cover. The medium cover works well for me and I set it with translucent powder so it lasts all day.

    Thr Ordinary skincare
    https://www.victoriahealth.com/brand/The-Ordinary/1053

    The Ordinary foundation
    https://www.victoriahealth.com/brand/The-Ordinary-Colours/1064/1-10000-3

    Something else I've been using for a while now and really impressed with is the Avon facial oil. It is a bit more expensive but it lasts forever as I only use three drops of it per day.

    I use Aldi's facial serum, witch hazel as a toner and Clinique bar soap as a cleanser. I know Clinique is expensive but a bar of soap lasts me best part of a year so it works out at about 1 a month.

    Classikool witch hazel
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pure-Classikool-Witch-Hazel-Astringent-Herbal-Cure-Face-Skin-Care-Blemish-Toner-/170934366691?var=&hash=item27cc7b71e3:m:mAEDnfawgQ 3im-b3mo9fs8g

    With all the above products, my skin looks smooth, clear, glowing and fresh - and I'm 50 years old. All the products absorb well which is a must for me because I really don't like the thick, sticky gloopy products that sit on top of your skin.
    Last edited by Tiger_greeneyes; 30-05-2017 at 6:42 PM.
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    • beautyguru56
    • By beautyguru56 17th May 19, 10:53 AM
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    Organic Skin Care products
    I tried to replace all my skincare products with organic and natural alternatives. It has worked for me. In the morning, I use an organic moisturiser with a Lemon & Tea Tree Oil Moisturiser from Gorgias London (A UK based Brand). In the night when I cleanse my face, I just apply Argan Oil. That's it. Heard so much praise about Argan Oil, I had to try. My skincare routine has been downsized. Overall, I spent less money on great products and my skin is better than ever. I think including the facial oil in my routine was exceptionally helpful.
    • Missli
    • By Missli 17th May 19, 2:01 PM
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    Missli
    I tend to get most of my beauty products from monthly subscription boxes, with an occasional purchase such as foundation, or bath products. Most of the boxes I subscribe to are many times what I pay for them. The only problem is they can be a bit addictive.
    I quite like multi products such as Balm Balm beauty Balm. They're cost effective.
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