Building a beauty cupboard for teens from scratch – for under £100!
Friday 24 August 2012
"Teenage years are a time of change and this is especially true for your skin," says skincare expert Liz Earle. And she’s right, being a teenager can mean your skins changes dramatically and suddenly beauty and skincare become something that needs consideration.
Whether you’re a mum bringing up a daughter or a teenage girl ready to make her way into the big, bad world of beauty regimes, we’ve done our research and compiled a list of the best products on the market specifically for young skin. And even better, they won’t break the bank…coming in at a total of £95.15!
Amie eye make up remover, £4.75
Amie products are 95% natural, with each one handpicked to work in conjunction with your skin type to ensure a great result. These are created especially for teenage skin and work on blemish-prone, oily and sensitive skin types. Amie’s eye makeup remover is extremely gentle and doesn’t irritate or sting.
Elemis Freshskin Exfoliating face wash £12.00
This entire range is specifically designed for teenage skin. With a deep pore cleansing action, this exfoliating facial wash contains cherry powder and jojoba beads to gently polish and help refine skin texture. Enriched with mandarin and aniseed to soften and condition, leaving skin clean, brighter and more radiant.
Spiezia facial cleanser £24.95
This one is a bit of an investment buy, but a good facial cleanser is worth the money. It will be your must-have product for years to come. It works as both a facial cleanser and is natural enough to be uses as a deep cleansingmask too. It’s very gentle so it’s perfect for people with sensitive skin and helps to rebalance dry or oily skin types.
Body Shop all-in-one BB cream £12
BB creams are great for teens, who don’t need a foundation but want a bit of coverage. This Body Shop cream transforms from a white cream to suit the wearer’s skin tone for an undetectable finish. It moisturises upon application too.
Bare Minerals SPF 20 concealer £21
A good concealer is a girl’s best friend, especially when spot prone and so investing in a good one is a must. This Bare Minerals one has a medium SPF to protect the skin whilst concealing blemishes and spots all day long. Plus it is formulated without parabens, synthetic fragrances and artificial oils meaning its gentle on enflamed skin.
Simple cleansing facial wipes £3.99
Perfect for sensitive skin, these cleansing facial wipes are great for taking off make-up off when you’re in a rush. Not to be relied on every day, but great for those nights you just need to flop into bed.
Other beauty products
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration! Shampoo and conditioner £1.74 each
Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner is the perfect hair range, transforming dry/damaged hair into healthy looking, shiny tresses. Smells great too.
Lush dreamwash £9.50
This luxurious soft shower soap is packed with great ingredients like aloe vera and calamine powder. It’s perfect for sensitive skin, especially after sun exposure.
Witch redness relief moisturiser £3.49
Targeting spots and breakouts while relieving and defending against redness with it’s green tint. Free from artificial fragrance and colour, this gentle formula is ideal for oily/combination skin.
Total price: £95.15