4 Ways to Build a Skincare Routine If You Only Have £40

Proving that you don’t necessarily need to drop ££££ for good skincare, here are four ways to create a skincare routine (customised to your skintype) without your bank balance taking a hit…

Combination Skin

Total: £39.50

Mario Badescu Keratoplast Cream Soap

This cleanser keeps your skin’s moisture and pH levels balanced, so it won’t feel overly oily or overly dry after cleansing. Plus it’s gentle on even the most sensitive skin, including that with rosacea.

Holika Holika Hyaluronic Acid

Serving up the hyaluronic acid (an ingredient which helps skin to maintain a healthy level of hydration), this serum absorbs so fast that you can instantly layer your moisturiser on top.

Mario Badescu Buttermilk Moisturiser

Designed specifically for combination skin, this light lotion can be used both day and night for soothing, anti-inflammatory hydration.

Oily Skin

Total: £38

This Works Clean Skin Gentle Cleanser

It might seem counterintuitive to add oil to your face when you have a greasy complexion but oils work as a magnet. The oil particles in the cleanser bind to those on the skin and lift them clear.

The Ordinary Agirilene Solution

This water-based serum contains heavy-hitting ingredients that maintain skin-health and keep away signs of premature aging. And the best part? It can be used day and night.

Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturiser

Lightweight, fragrance-free, and non-comedogenic, you can layer this on thick and fast and there’s still not a chance that it will trigger excessive oil-production.

Dry Skin


Yes To Coconut Creme Cleanser

Packed with coconut oil, this cleanser works double-duty to lift dirt, makeup, and impurities, yet at the same time deliver a hefty hit of hydration.

Antipodes Divine Face Oil

A blend of nature’s top moisture-boosting hydrators – avocado and rosehip oils, this is the ultimate antidote to dry skin. Mix a few drops with your foundation to maintain hydration around the clock.

Yes To Carrots Rich Day Cream

The moisturiser that keeps on giving, this cream is cleverly formulated to release moisture throughout the day, meaning skin stays hydrated 24/7.

Blemish-Prone Skin


Yes To Tomatoes Clarifying Cleanser

The perfect balance of soothing and purifying, this cleanser works to calm inflamed blemishes and keep pores clear to prevent future breakouts.

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension

Vitamin C is famed for its ability to keep skin clear and fade acne scars and marks; add in hyaluronic acid (because hydrated skin is healthy skin) and you’ve got a 2-in-1 treatment and hydrator.