We all love a little skincare splurge – but luxury brands don’t always equate to a superior product. It’s possible to incorporate potent skincare heroes into your daily routine without paying price of ultra-expensive brands.
Here, Bondi Sands spills the tea on how to incorporate top-shelf beauty treatments into your daily skincare regime without breaking the bank…
Plump It Up Peptide Serum with matrixyl and copper peptides RRP $27
Copper peptides “carry” minerals to the skin; work as an antioxidant, promote collagen and elastin production, and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Matrixyl stimulates the growth of new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid which aids in refilling wrinkles naturally from within the skin. Copper peptides are used in products by premium skincare brands Medik8, ELEMIS and Paula’s Choice, which will set you back well over $100 per item.
Face Glaze Ultra Hydrating Cream Mask with hyaluronic acid, ceramides and glycerin RRP $25
Hyaluronic acid and ceramides are the MVPs of winter skin care – combine with glycerin (another humectant alongside hyaluronic acid) and you have a trifecta of ingredients acting like sponges to attract and trap moisture into the skin. PCA Skin uses hyaluronic acid in its face masks, as does COSMEDIX, but be prepared to shell out for these far pricier versions.
Melt Me Cleansing Balm containing sea buckthorn oil and ceramides RRP $24
A rich but gentle cleansing balm, this contains oils and emollients to break down makeup, dirt, SPF, excess oils and other impurities that might be on the skin. Balm cleansers are nourishing for dry skin, but also great for oily skin as they attract oil and remove the excess. Offering a deep clean – and great for a double-cleanse – luxe balms such as Paula’s Choice Omega + Complex Cleansing Balm retail for over $50.
Begin Again contains vitamin B3 serum (Niacinamide) RRP $23
Vitamin B3 can help with a number of skin concerns including hyper pigmentation, reduced skin elasticity and redness. It helps counter oiliness, dryness, fine lines and even the look of pores when used regularly. Apotcare and Drunk Elephant have developed products featuring this magical ingredient, but you might need to think twice at their price point.
Thirsty Skin hyaluronic acid serum RRP $21
Already occurring naturally in the body, hyaluronic acid attracts and holds onto moisture in skin cells, which makes skin look and feel more hydrated and plump. Versions by SkinCeuticals and Replenix market hyaluronic acid products that hover around the $160 mark.
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