Splurge or Budget: Skincare Edition

by Lucie Wall on October 07, 2019

"Your skin doesn't know brands, it knows ingredients"

- Andi

Our certified esthetician & resident skincare expert at Ooh! Beautiful, Andi, knows what your skin needs. And your skin needs clean ingredients, but we know that sometimes you just can't break the bank, so we have curated a list of "Splurge or Budget" skincare products for three different skin types: dry, oily, or sensitive.

First off, answer this quick questionnaire to figure out which type you are!

First thing in the morning when you wake up, does your skin feel:

A. tight & dry

B. pretty oily already

C. a bit puffy or red

After washing your face, how is your skin?

A. feels parched - like you need to moisturize STAT

B. your face is still shiny

C. your skin is red from washing 

At the end of the day, what does your skin look/feel like?

A. tight, occasionally flaky at dry areas

B. shiny, occasionally clogged pores 

C. red or blotchy, occasionally some bumps at dry spots

A's: you have dry skin

B's: you have oily skin

C's: you have sensitive skin 

A combo: combination skin is common, stop in store to see what products are right for you!


D R Y  S K I N 

C L E A N S E R 

Splurge: Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm (above)

  • $60
  • oil cleanser with grapeseed and almond oil
  • takes off make up & protects skin against pollutants

Budget: Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser (left)

  • $34
  • high in vitamin E & A within its rosehip oil
  • great for locking in moisture




Splurge: Tata Harper Crème Riche (above)

  • $185
  • components such as hyaluronic acid and fatty acids provide anti-aging properties
  • lock in moisture for soft skin
Budget: Bioderma Hydrabio Cream (right)
  • $24.90
  • deeply hydrates and nourishes 
  • smooths skin's appearance






































    M A S K

    Splurge: Maya Chia The Refresh Mint Resurfacing Moisture Mask

    • $68
    • four different types of acids to brighten, reduce redness & fine lines
    • pineapple and papaya enzymes to exfoliate

    Budget: Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Brightening Face Mask (right)

    • $35 for 3 sheet masks (call or stop in to order/buy)
    • reduces fine lines, wrinkles, & dullness
    • brightens & evens skin tone




    A D D  O N 

    Splurge: Venn Red Oil (above)

    • $115 (call or stop in to order/buy)
    • multi-correctional face oil, improves radiance & elasticity 
    • keeps skin hydrated for 24hrs

    Budget: Indie Lee I-Waken Eye Serum (right) 

    • $48
    • witch hazel & mountain ash to brighten under eye circles & puffiness
    • antioxidants hydrate, nourish & protect 




    O I L Y  S K I N

    C L E A N S E R

    Splurge: Venn Moisture-Balance-All-In-One Cleanser (above)
    • $65 (call or stop in to order/buy)
    • in one step cleans, exfoliates, removes makeup & purifies





    Budget: Bioderma Sebium Foaming Gel Cleanser (left)

    • $23
    • gently exfoliates & removes make up
    • regulates oil production of skin 





    M O I S T U R I Z E R

    Splurge: Venn Vitamin B Activated All-In-One Concentrate (above)

    • $185 (call or stop in to order/buy)
    • vitamins & fatty acids hydrate & improve complexion
    • improve elasticity, brighten skin, smooth & soften skin

    Budget: Bioderma Sebium Hyrdra Moisturizer (left)

    • $19
    •  intensely hydrates
    • you need to moisturize oily skin to balance oil production 


    M A S K

    Splurge: Uma Oils Deeply Clarifying Mask (left)

    • $70 (call or stop in to order/buy)
    • gently draws out impurities 
    • improves skin cell turnover 

    Budget: Emma Hardie Purifying Pink Clay Detox Mask (above)

    • $55 (not exactly a budget but with the amount you recieve - it's worth it)
    • purifies skin of blemishes to remove impurities
    • brightens & smooths skin complexion

    A D D  O N

    Splurge: Venn Concentrated Revitalizing Lifting Mask (above)

    • $85 (call or stop in to order/buy)
    • leave mask with antioxidants & peptides to hydrate & brighten

    Budget: Indie Lee Blemish Stick (right)

    • $28
    • zap zits on the go
    • reduces redness & irritation 



    S E N S I T I V E  S K I N

    C L E A N S E R 

    Splurge: Tata Harper Refreshing Cleanser (above)

    • $82
    • gently cleanses & treatment in the cleanser softens skin
    • reduces build up, refines pores

    Budget: Bioderma Sensibo Foaming Gel Cleanser (left)

    • $16.90
    • gently cleanses & removes makeup, sensitive enough to use on eyes
    • hydrates skin & soothes irritations 







    M O I S T U R I Z E R 

    Splurge: Sapelo Rejuvenating Cream (above)

    • $240
    • oil based cream with hyaluronic acid to moisturize 
    • five peptides to stimulate cell growth & increase elasticity

    Budget: Bioderma Sensibo Riche Moisturizer (right)


      • $20
      • great for dry & sensitive skin 
      • use twice a day every day 







      M A S K

      Splurge: Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask (below, left)

      • $62
      • gives skin an instant glow by removing damaged cells
      • with enzymes to gently exfoliate

      Budget: Snow Fox Arctic Breeze Rescue Mask (above)

      • $35 for 5 sheet masks (call or stop in to order/buy)
      • hydrates, brightens, soothes skin of redness & inflammation
      • with peppermint oil, aloe leaf extract & seaweed extract


      A D D  O N

      Splurge: Tata Harper Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil (above)

      • $48
      • balances uneven skin texture
      • great for eczema & rough patches on sensitive skin

      Budget: Binchotan Charcoal Facial Puff (right)

      • $16 (call or stop in to order/buy)
      • charcoal face puff to exfoliate dead skin 
      • brightens skins complexion 







      Don't forget - you can book a complimentary beauty consultation online or by calling the store!


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