Do you know how to save money on skincare without sacrificing results?
Everyone is trying to find ways to save a few pennies these days. While it’s always good to spend less, with rising inflation rates, it’s become even more important to most of us.
Unfortunately, often the first thing to go when money gets tight is our skincare. We figure we can go without skincare a lot more easily than we can go without gas or food.
But even a few weeks of neglect can accelerate the appearance of aging. You may notice more dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles. For those with sensitive skin issues, getting calm and clear skin can be a challenge, especially if you are trying new (perhaps less expensive?) products and hoping they will work but then suffering from reactions or inflammation.
This can be discouraging…and can result in overall more expensive rather than less expensive skincare.
We don’t want you to have to sacrifice results and your skin health for the bottom line, so we have some ideas on how you can save money while still taking care of your skin.
How to Save Money on Skincare #1: Choose Multitasking Skincare Products
The easiest way to save money on skin care products is to buy fewer products. But that doesn’t mean you have to shortchange your skin. Instead, buy products that can do more than one thing.
We recommend using our moisturizer (Calming Moisture) as a primer and your toner as a midday refreshing soothing mist. (Our Rescue + Relief Spray works great for both!) Our Restorative Skin Balm is concentrated so a little goes a long way. Use it for dry cracked heels and to tame (and even promote hair growth) on eyebrows!
Not every product is made to multitask. Read the product label. Find out what the product is made of so you can determine if it’s safe to use on other areas of your face and body.
Did you know that at CV Skinlabs, we purposefully created a minimal product line that is high quality, safe, effective and multifunctional? That means you can use fewer products with greater efficacy to significantly improve skin’s condition – head to toe!
Our CV Skinlabs products can multitask for the whole family. Here are a few ideas for how you can use them:
- Rescue & Relief Spray: Works great as a toner, aftershave, midday refreshing mist, soothing scalp spray, anti-itch spray, anti-inflammation spray, and after-sun spray.
- Calming Moisture: Use as your main facial moisturizer, overnight mask, primer, scalp itch soother, or anti-redness lotion, and to create a natural glow.
- Body Repair Lotion: Perfect as an all-over body moisture, after-sun lotion, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis lotion, after-radiation treatment cream, and after-shave lotion.
- Restorative Skin Balm: Use head-to-toe to soften severely dry and chapped skin, as a lip balm, or on dry cuticles, eyebrows, for after-tattoo care, and to soothe and soften scars. It also helps heal scrapes and cuts, and eases the sting of chafing and abrasions.
#2: Use the Appropriate Amount of Each Product
When you’re not worried about saving pennies, you may use more of your beauty products than you need to.
When you’re focused on saving money, though, check the directions on the label. See how much of the product you need. For cleansers and serums, often a dime-sized dollop will do (for your face). For moisturizers, use a nickel-sized dollop.
How to Save Money on Skincare #3: Cleanse with Your Fingers
If you put your cleanser on a cloth or a sponge, the tool will soak up a lot of the product before it gets on your face. For maximum benefits out of a small amount of product, apply a little bit to your fingertips, rub them together, and then wash your face. You can do the same with a small facial skin brush. Just use a small dollop, add some water, and suds away.
How to Save Money on Skincare #4: Apply Moisturizer to Damp Skin
If you’ve ever applied moisturizer straight out of the shower, you know how much less you need. When your skin is still damp, it is more likely to lock in any moisture that you apply, which means you can use less than you would if your skin is dry.
So next time you take a bath or shower, pat your skin dry, then immediately apply moisturizer. You won’t have to use much to get the same results.
#5: Choose Products that Work for Your Skin Type/Concern, and Buy Trial Sizes of New Items
Choose products that work for your particular skin concerns and skin type, so you don’t end up experimenting with many different products and throwing out your money.
If your skin is going through a change and you want to try something new, save money and buy the trial size first. Then, if your skin doesn’t like the product, you won’t be out much. If you buy the full size and then find that your skin breaks out or otherwise reacts, you’ve just wasted a lot of money and product. Try our Discover and Recover Kit that contains all four of our products.
How to Save Money on Skincare #6: Choose Multitasking Makeup
Just like you can use some skincare products for more than one purpose, so too can you use some makeup and cosmetic product for more than one thing.
Look for the following:
- a lipstick that doubles as a cream blush
- a highlighter you can use as a base shadow
- tinted moisturizer
- face cream with sunscreen
- dark eyeshadow that works as an eyeliner
- acne-fighting concealer
#7 Simplify and Use High-Quality Products to Save Money in the Long Run
It’s better for your pocketbook and your skin if you choose high-quality products.
Expensive skin care products are not necessarily/always better. Cheap products are often filled with petrolatum, preservatives, sulfates, and other things that can cause your sensitive skin to react.
CV Skinlabs collection of products is relatively affordable given the superior quality of ingredients, testing for effectiveness, and the results they create on your skin. Plus they allow you to simplify your skin care routine—which saves you money.
Sensitive skin doesn’t like a lot of products anyway, so look for those you know will work for your skin type and particular skin concerns. Then you won’t have to experiment with many different products.
Here’s a benchmark to go by: Your skincare routine should consist of no more than 4-5 products. Our 4 CV Skinlabs products were meant to be used together without sensitizing/irritation and create real results.
How to Save Money on Skincare #8: Skip the Pricey Eye Creams
Eye creams can be helpful when you can afford them, but they’re often expensive. If you get the right moisturizer or serum for your face, you can use it under your eyes as well.
You can use our Calming Moisture, for instance, as an eye cream. Just use a small amount on the tip of your finger and pat around the eye. If your eyes are really dry and need some restorative moisture, pat a little of our Restorative Skin Balm around them before going to bed.
How do you save money on skincare?