Budget Skincare Haul (Drugstore)

It has been a moment since I posted a drug store skincare haul and I have quite a few products to show. I think I may do a video instead because it may just be way too long a post. However, I wanted to post a few gems I have been recently been enjoying. Well, I use the word drug store very loosely because I actually bought them from Sainsbury's when I was grocery shopping. The Sainsbury's near my house is just amazing when they have deals in their beauty section. I buy majority of my skincare products from Grocery shops because they are much cheaper and I also get loyalty points as well. Win-Win!!. Besides, all the products I purchased were all under £5 each which makes me so delighted especially as their regular retail prices are more expensive than £5. Majority of the products are from L'Oreal because they had a massive offer on L'Oreal skincare products. I love L'Oreal makeup and skincare because they are such good quality and I'm not surprised seeing that they own many high end brands. I also picked up an old favourite- The Neutrogena Grapefruit Facial Wash only because I adore the packaging. Right, let's stop the ramble and just jump right into these mini reviews.

L'Oreal Extraordinary Facial Cleansing Oil// Link // £7.99 (currently on offer for £4.75)
I still think the easiest way to effectively remove all your makeup is by using a cleansing oil. It may not feel like the best way at all because it does feel a bit weird but the results make it worthwhile. I have tried quite a few cleansing oils and enjoyed majority of them. I have seen the L'Oreal facial cleansing oils in store a few times but I never bothered to pick it up until it was on sale for £4.75. I was drawn to the packaging of this bottle and I wanted to know what was "extraordinary" about it as the name suggested. The first thing I noticed is that it almost feels like a dry oil because it is not too greasy. I just dispense about two pumps on my palms and massage my face gently. I rinse off with warm water which turns the oil into an emulsified mixture and I have a clean face. Of course, I still go back to do my second cleanse but it makes my skincare routine much shorter. It really works well and rinses off easily which I am delighted with because I don't want to be stuck with extra grease.

L'Oreal Skin Perfection Miracle Cleansing Oil// Link //£7.99 (currently on offer for £4.75)
I am sure you are wondering why I had to pick up two cleansing oils. Yeah, I have asked myself the same question but I don't have any sensible answer. Actually, I was going to pick up just one cleansing oil but I got derailed. I liked the packaging of the Extraordinary Oil but the Skin Perfection Cleansing Oil promised to remove waterproof makeup so I just had to get both. I know that sounds super shallow but at £4.75 each, I could hardly be burning a hole in my pocket. I prefer the L'Oreal Skin Perfection Cleansing Oil because I think it works more effectively than the other version. It feels a little more nourishing on the skin which I prefer for the warmer months. I have to say it also removes my makeup a bit better than the Extraordinary version but it is hard to tell if you are not looking out for differences. It is amazing at melting my makeup off including waterproof makeup which I have been reaching for this Summer. If you are thinking of getting one of these cleansing oils, I really recommend the Skin Perfection Cleansing Oil.

L'Oreal Gentle Eye Makeup Remover// Link // £3.65 (on offer for £2.50)
I was going wait to put up a little post on drug store eye makeup removers before talking about this makeup remover. However, it's too precious not to mention. I absolutely love this eye makeup remover and I think it may be one of the best drug store version I have tried. I still love my Rimmel Let it Go Eye Makeup Remover but this L'Oreal version seems much effective at removing my eyemakeup. It  easily takes off waterproof makeup including mascara and eyeliners. It does not matter how dark my eyeshadows are, it still goes away with this eye makeup remover. The best part is it does not leave any oily or greasy feeling and it does not sting my sensitive eyes. I really recommend trying this. I got it on sale for only £2.50 and I regret not picking up another one.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash// Link  // £4.69 (on offer for £3.00)
This is a real throwback purchase for me because I got this last in 2011/12 or so. It's been a really long time but I remember enjoying it when I last used it. It smells so amazing and it really does a good job at cleansing my skin. I am a huge fan of Neutrogena products and I love that they always have offers in the drug store. I always stock up on my favourites from the brand especially their Visibly Clear Range. I already said I purchased this mainly because it has such a pretty packaging and I would do so again in a heartbeat. It's so pretty and it is really summer appropriate. However, the product itself works really well with my skin. It feels smooth on application and my skin is really cleansed (not stripped) after use. The Grapefruit fragrance smells so amazing and I always want to use it every chance I have. It's perfect for a quick morning skincare routine and it just gives my face a nice zesty feeling to wake it up.

Biore Charcoal Pore Minimiser// Link // £5.99 (on offer for £4.99)
I think this is the only product within this haul that I am undecided about. I think I need to test it out a little more to make a final decision if I love it or not. I purchased it because I was looking for a charcoal cleanser similar to the Glam Glow Mud Cleanser. I don't think the Glow Mud cleanser is available in the UK or if it is, I have not come across it. I love using anything with charcoal in it, be it a mask or a black head peel off mask. Charcoal helps in adsorbing and absorbing dirt, grease, grime and any impurities on the skin. The idea of a cleanser with charcoal in it was more than enticing. The Biore Charcoal Pore Minimiser comes in a really interesting package which is very similar to Colgate Toothpaste but I actually like it. The product dispenses really well but I think it can be a little wasteful if you are not careful. However, it does a decent job of cleansing my face and I was surprised at how much lather it cooked up. My face feels quite clean after using this but I have not noticed any much difference in the size of my pores. As I said, I am still testing this product so I would report back maybe next month. It was only £4.99 or maybe £4 so I don't think it's a bad amount to pay for this.

Overall Thoughts
I am really pleased with my mini skincare haul from Sainsbury's. I highly recommend checking out their beauty section because they always have amazing deals. I purchase majority of my drug store skincare stash from there because I also get loyalty points with my grocery shopping. I also recommend checking out ASDA and Tesco for their beauty sections. They all have amazing deals which you would never find in regular drug stores like Boots and Superdrug. The only snag is that only really large stores have a good beauty section. The smaller Sainsbury's and Tesco don't have a dedicated beauty section with deals. I am really loving all the L'Oreal products I managed to pick up at such a bargain. That's all folks!! Have you tried any products in this mini haul?...xx
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  1. I am loving L'Oreal skincare at the moment and the cleansing oil sounds perfect! x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

    1. I know right!! They have been doing many amazing things these days!!! I suggest trying the Skin Perfection Cleansing Oil as it's really effective....xx


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