We all know that I love the finer things in life; but I am addicted to budget stores such as Home Bargains for home and interior items. A few months ago, while I was searching for new decor treasures, I noticed the abundance of ‘cheap as chips’ skincare items that they were selling, so I bought a few bits and pieces so I could put them to the test for you. Here’s how I got on…
Elements Spa Therapy Collagen Anti-Aging & Lifting Face and Neck Mask, £1.19
This was a really disappointing purchase. The mask is huge, and so is too big for a normal sized face. It didn’t feel like it did anything either- my face didn’t feel firmer, tighter or even just refreshed afterwards.
Renew You White Clay Smooth & Define Fabric Face Tonic, £0.99p
Again, this was a major disappointment. Being a clay mask I expected it to harden and dry on my face; but it remained wet and slippery. My skin didn’t feel any different afterwards. This is a 2-step treatment i.e. there is a serum to apply after the mask. However, the serum feels horrible to apply and my skin didn’t absorb it well at all.
Aloe Vera Heel Patches Softening Treatment, £23.78 For 24 Patches
I found these utterly amazing, and extremely effective in softening the dry hard skin on my heels. They look and feel like big plasters, and after I’ve given myself a pedicure I put these on, pop a pair of socks on top and wear them overnight. In the morning, my heels are soft and feel like they have been given a major burst of hydration. This bumper pack contains 12 treatments, at less than £2 each.
Skinlite Wrinkle Care Eye Gel Patches, £1.49 For 12 Patches
I love these, and have already repurchased them several times. These are really effective in combating under eye dark circles and puffiness, and are cooling to the skin. I pop mine on under my silk eye mask at bedtime. The instructions tell you to use them 3 times per week, so £1.49 gets you a month’s supply of patches- you can’t really ask for better.
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