I got a great question on my IG about a skin care routine for your 30’s that’s both effective and affordable. Between all the products I’ve tried and loved, and the recommendations of tons of beauty experts I trust, I’ve put together a list of products that work, and won’t break your budget.
Use this on DRY skin; trust me! Rub it in for about 30 seconds–even gently around your eyes to remove eye makeup–then add a bit of water. It will suds up lightly. Then rinse again. A great makeup remover and cleanser in one.
This is another great gentle cleanser. Don’t expect tons of foam here either, but it does gently cleanse the skin without stripping. Apply on dry skin if you’re removing makeup; damp skin if you’re just washing your face. This also makes a great morning face wash, since it doesn’t strip your skin.
Known as the budget dupe for Biologique Recherche’s Lotion P50, the acids in this still-gentle toner do an amazing job of gently exfoliating your skin without overdoing it.
This gets amazing reviews from all the beauty bloggers that I trust. It’s a gentle retinol that is a great way to introduce your skin to the anti-aging ingredient. Grab up the fragrance-free option if you can–one less way for
Another one that gets rave reviews from everyone who tries it. Super budget friendly too, at under $20.
I used this for the longest time as a night cream. Super light, absorbs well, doesn’t clog pores. Also, it’s under $20. You honestly can’t go wrong with this.
If you need a heavier cream, try this one. With hyaluronic acid, it’s got ingredients to plump up your skin and moisturize from within.