While we love the occasional splurge on a Tom Ford lipstick or La Mer eye cream, the great news is you don’t have to break the bank on luxe beauty products to reap the rewards. Here are our favourite budget skin, body, hair and makeup buys right now that guarantee to make you feel as though you’ve recreated a luxe spa in your own home
Luxe budget beauty buys
Shop → Sukin Cream Cleanser $9.95
This gentle cream cleanser works to remove make-up and surface grime, without stripping your skin of natural oils. Infused with rose hip, avocado, wheat germ, aloe vera, burdock, horsetail and nettle, this must-have is as great for you skin as it is for your wallet.
Shop → ModelCo Macadamia Luxury Facial Oil $20.00
Banish sand-paper like skin with this nourishing, non-greasy facial oil, which helps to reduce the signs of ageing and promotes the skin’s elasticity for more youthful, radiant skin. You could even try adding a drop to your normal liquid foundation for a natural, dewy makeup finish.
Shop → DOVE Aqua Moisture Nourishing Body Wash $7.36 for 375ml, $12.99 for 1L
This brand new product is ideal for dry skin and contains a unique technology called NutriumMoisture that means your skin is cleansed of dirt and oil, without stripping away your skin’s natural moisture. It smells super-fresh too!
Shop → The Body Shop ‘Spa of the World’ African Ximenia Scrub $39.95
This softening body scrub is part of the new ‘Spa of the World’ range, which has the same quality and earth-friendly elements as all Body Shop products, but also has an extra-luxe look, smell and feel. The ximenia tree in Namibia is known in Africa as the Tree of Life because of its delicate oil that’s ideal for treating dry skin.
Shop → Essano Rosehip Intensive Hydrating Body Lotion $16.99
Want smooth and supple skin? Try this hydrating body lotion, which combines organic rosehip oil with active botanical extracts such as aloe vera and jojoba oil.
Shop → Joico Daily Care Leave-in Detangler $18.16
Say goodbye to way ward strands with this lightweight, leave-in spray, which will create body, shine and manageability, plus leave your hair tangle-free. For the price, you really can’t go wrong.
We love the whole Hair Expertise range of sulphate-free, botanical oil-based products, and this mist is just what the doctor ordered for unruly hair with frizzy tendencies. It protects against blow-dry and heated styling tools and leaves hair gorgeously smooth.
Shop → Scout Cosmetics Nail Polish in Be My Lover $19.95
This gorgeous, shimmery platinum polish is easy to apply and durable, but free from the nasties in most other polishes, such as formaldehyde, DBP, toluene and parabens.
Shop → L’oreal Paris Brow Artist Plumper $18.95
Budget-savvy beauty gurus swear by this tinted brow gel, which contains microfibres to create the appearance of naturally thicker and more defined brows.