Skin Care On A Budget


Hi Everyone!

Happy Thursday, Hope everyone is having a great week. Hard to believe yesterday was the 1st of February? Where did January go. Each month brings new goals and exciting adventures. For the Irish Student the last week has been a whirl wind of emotions. As you may have seen on social media I finished up my full time role in BFree foods, I found this extremely difficult after a year and a half working there; but not to worry I will still be working there part time! On Monday I will start my Masters in Smurfit which is also quite daunting in itself. With all these emotions and such a busy week my skin hasn’t been the best but over the past few months I have really found skin care products that work for me. In the past I have tried multiple potions and lotions in order in find a product that would suit my skin, from expensive to average price I couldn’t seem to find ‘the one’ until recently. Over the past few months I have found 4 products that I absolutely love. I am a firm believer in investing in skin care products. Your skin is like the front door to your house or shop, you always want it looking it’s best, same applies to your skin we all want it looking fresh and youthful.


Image Clear Cell Cleanser

This one is definitely on the pricier side. I think its about 35 euro a bottle. I invested in this when my skin was at it’s worst. I just couldn’t seem to shift my spots and my skin had got quite oily. I found a clinic that did the Image Skin Care range and got a free skin consultation and this was recommended to me. Within 1-2 weeks I began to notice a huge difference. My skin actually felt clean and fresh after using this. I still use this twice a day, morning and evening.


Image Oil Free Matte Moisturiser with SPF

When I got the consultation they recommended I get a moisturiser with SPF. I have always heard people talk about how important having a moisturiser and foundation with SPF is vital for your skin but to be honest I never took much notice until they explained the importance of it to me during my consultation. This moisturiser is oil free which really suits my skin. The Clear Cell cleanser can make your skin dry so having a good moisturiser is key. Again, this is slightly pricier but the bottles are a decent size and last a while. I would always prefer paying a bit more for a skin care range that will work. The price of this product is around 35euro also.


Garnier Pure Active GelΒ 

I found this a month or so before I started using the Image skincare range. I picked it up in Superdrug for about 5euro so it is cheap as chips. I absolutely love to this. It did help clear my spots but just not to the same extend as the Image Cleanser did. I keep one of these cleansers in my gym bag for after a workout or a tennis match and I also keep one in my shower at home. It has Salicylic acid which is apparently great for getting rid of spots. It really does make your skin feel super clean and after using it for months and months I can definitely say it works for my skin.




My local pharmacy actually recommended this cleaner to me a while ago. It is really affordable and I found it really hydrating after I was travelling a lot and had such dry skin and I also found it helpful when I was suffering from oily skin. It is really gentle on the skin and is fragrance free which is great for my sensitive skin.

These are my favourite skin care products at the moment. While they vary in price I definitely don’t regret investing in the Image skin care as it really has cleared my skin. Have you used any of these products? πŸ™‚ Or do you have any recommendations for me, share below!

Irish Student







2 thoughts on “Skin Care On A Budget

    1. I know it is such a hard one! I have spent so much money over the years on cheaper products that didn’t work! I am absolutely loving the Image skin care- it is pricey but you don’t need a huge amount it spreads easily πŸ™‚ Let me know what you think of it.


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