Lenny Lenny
2 months ago

Finding low budget effective skincare for my goals

Looking to keep a streamlined low budget routine for concerns of pigmentation, first signs of aging (crows feet/fine lines appearing), wrinkle prevention, and hormonal acne on chin and neck.

My skin is combination with both oily and dry, and can be sensitive. I’m about to turn 30.

I have a low budget as I am not working and have no income. I also live in a caravan travelling the country so I have limited storage space and time for extensive routines, as well as spending a lot of time outdoors.

I’m tired of spending money on things that just don’t really work and would love to found some low budget effective products that actually target my issues. I’m happy with my sunscreen but am open to suggestions on most other things.

AM - Everyday
1
Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam innisfree - Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam
2
Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres
3
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
4
Anthelios Xl Ultra Cream SPF50+ La Roche-Posay - Anthelios Xl Ultra Cream SPF50+
PM - Everyday
1
Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam innisfree - Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam
2
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
3
PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
PM - Every other day
1
Advanced Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion The Ordinary - Advanced Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion
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I think your current routine is pretty good actually. This cleanser might be more affordable if you consider the volume and shipping costs: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/neutrogena-ultra-gentle-hydrating-cleanser-creamy-formula

To streamline the routine, you could ditch the Hyaluronic serum and use a Niacinamide serum instead 2x a day - but there is a risk of irritation because The Ordinary's 10%+ zinc 1% are high concentrations (ideal range for Niacinamide is 4-6%). You could also switch your moisturizer to a product with a good concentration of Niacinamide, so you won't need a separate serum (you can try using it twice a day, before your moisturizer in the morning before sunscreen): https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/dermageek-nourishing-facial-night-cream

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