Beauty on a Budget

We all desire soft, supple, and smooth skin. Hydrated skin makes us look and feel healthier. Moisturizers rehydrate and replenish skin’s natural radiance. Using moisturizers daily will maintain skin’s natural, healthy glow. Moisturizers and facial creams improve the look and texture of dry skin by filling in the spaces between the outermost layers of the skin. They also serve as a barrier to keep moisture in the skin’s deeper layers. If skin is constantly exposed to wind, heat, cold, pollution or sun, skin should be conditioned daily.

Skin receives some of its moisture from the air. When the humidity is lower, as it is during winter, it is important to seal moisture into the skin. This is why most moisturizers contain water that recreates our natural barrier.

MY PICKS FOR MOISTURIZERS UNDER $20.00

The Mario Badescu Creamy, Rich, Olive Oil Based Lotion:

Keep your body, beautifully hydrated with a moisturizer that restores lost moisture but leaves the skin feeling soft and silky without being greasy. The fragrance is minimal so it’s perfect for both men and women. The Creamy, Rich, Olive Oil Based Lotion is the perfect product for the driest seasonal conditions. $10.00, 6.0 oz

Carol’s Daughter’s Lip Butter:

Want to protect your luscious lips from windy weather conditions, try Carol’s Daughter’s Lip Butter. The conditioner keeps lips soft, cocoa butter helps replenish lost moisture from your lips while sweet almond and jojoba oils soften your lips and beeswax seals in moisture. $7.00, 0.4 oz

L’Occitane’s Ultra Rich Body Cream:

Cold, dry and rough hands are never sexy, keep your hands soft to the touch with a moisturizer that is a generous 25% Shea butter. The rich cream easily quenches the driest of dry skin. Shea butter is the supreme ingredient for hydration. The Ultra Rich Body Cream is luxurious and blends into skin quickly. $20.00, 3.5 oz.

Beauty is skin deep , keep the shallow end looking fabulous!

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2 Comments

  1. I have tried the Carol’s Daughter lip butter and it isn’t worth the price. The tin tub was also incredibly difficult to get into.

    I will give the others a try though. I love discovering new beauty products.

  2. I agree with you about Carol’s Daughter, Jenna. It took me a couple of minutes to get into when I bought it the first (and only) time. My favorite cheap-o lip products continues to be Carmex. If I could buy it in bulk I would. 😆

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