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New challenge. A year of budget skincare, is this even possible. My skin is thanks to my autoimmune medication has systemic dryness and dehydration. In addition to rosacea. I have to use very rich unperfumed products through most of the year and now I know what I need to use and buy. By budget skincare I mean. Products found on the high street or online that fall under budget. I can use La Roche Posay, Simple, Elf, Curel, Olay, L’Oréal Paris, First Aid Beauty, The Inkey List, Deciem, Beauty Pie, Versed, Ren Skincare, The Body Shop, Vichy and Garnier. Elemis, a brand I do like, but only if the product, price or deal is what I am after. And anything else I find on the high street or in supermarkets too. What did surprise me, is how many things I still had after last year. I will also be attempting a no buy on my skincare until my stash is finished. Unless there is a special deal I normally find online.  This challenge will run from 1st April 2022 until 30th March 2023.


Wearing SPF all year, I use a gentle cleanser in the morning with my eyebright until this is finished. Then in the evening, I will use a cleansing balm to remove SPF and then a second cleanse with the gentle cleanser. These are what I have to use up this year. The Liz Earle Pro-Biotic Balancing Milk Cleanser was first used in 2022.

The cleansing balms to be used are these, the Ren is also good for taking off SPF, so I might use that for that purpose.



These are hydration, vitamin C, Q10 that will be used in the morning, with the evening products of both oils and serums to be finished up. A good question will be to repurchase. As new moisturisers have these ingredients.


Peel pads I have been struggling with. My skin gets irritated if I use too many or too often. But then with every illness I get, it eventually makes my skin sore and that is when I can only use La Roche Posay Ultra Sensitive products.

Eye Creams

These are both day and night ones that I am not sure on still. I want to finished these up and possible never buy again.


These are what I have to use up and a good chance I will not repurchase any as I am liking the enhanced moisturisers with added SPF from Elemis and La Roche Posay. The retinol skincare is always used in the evening.

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These spf hybrids have a long use by date, up to 2023/2024. I will be using them last.

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These will hopefully finished and not brought again, as I will used the SPF moisturisers.

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I can not wait to finished these and hopefully will not have another challenge to finish skincare that I will never hold onto again.

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