Budget-Friendly Skincare Products for Frugal Moms

by - January 06, 2020


Start the year right by adopting a regular skincare routine!

I know it seems unlikely to have a decent skincare routine without spending an insane amount of money on beauty products.

However, as a frugal mom, I've found cheap (and all-natural) alternatives to expensive "cult favorites," and I can say that these worked really well for my skin type (I'm acne-prone)!

I use several different Human Nature products for my daily skincare routine.

This is NOT a paid advertisement for Human Nature. I just really love their products :-)
Prices are based on their 2019 catalogue.

Photo courtesy of Human Nature

Daily cleansing: 

Human Nature Acne Defense Facial Wash (169.75)

I like how this facial wash so light and cool to the face. 

It doesn't lather, though, which is typical for most natural-ingredient products. A pea-sized amount goes a long way. 

My 100ml bottle has been with me for almost a year, and I still have about 30% to 40% of it! 

And that's for cleansing twice a day: in the morning and before sleeping at night.


Human Nature Acne Defense Face Toner (109.75)

The best thing about this toner is that it's not harsh to the skin. 

It does have a leafy smell, though, but it's only expected, as it is tea tree-oil based (but not at all oily in consistency!). 

I tone once per day, after my night-time facial cleansing.

Spot Treatment: 

Human NatureAcne Defense Solution Gel (199.75)

As someone who has been plagued with acne since puberty, Human Nature's Acne Defense Solution Gel is the best spot treatment I've ever tried!

It doesn't dry out and flake your skin, unlike Benzac, and it doesn't have a creamy whitish tinge unlike the various Chinese products I used before in my teenage years (lol).

I use it once a day at night, but during my acne-prone days, I use it in the morning as well. It blends well to your skin, so you can wear makeup after.

Photo courtesy of Human Nature


Human Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil (174.75)

One of the most golden lessons my mother taught me is that you need to moisturize even though your skin might be oily, especially when you start to age (I'm in my late twenties). 

I resisted my mom's advice because most of the moisturizers in the market are just so heavy and sticky on the face.

Human Nature's Sunflower Beauty Oil, however, seals the deal. 

Surprisingly, it absorbs quite well on the skin and is not at all oily and sticky once you've applied it! It leaves a dewy, Korean-glass skin effect on your face.

I use it usually in the morning, with just one pump from its bottle (it already goes a long way).

It's great for moisturizing other parts of the body too, such as the soles of your feet or even your hair.

Photo courtesy of Human Nature

Twice-a-Week Exfoliating: 

Human Nature Detoxifying Mask + Scrub (P249.75)

Just as important as cleansing and toning, I learned that you also need to exfoliate your skin twice or thrice a week. 

I'm not a big fan of exfoliating tonics that would make your skin peel, so it was such a delight to discover Human Nature's Detoxifying Mask + Scrub.

As the product name suggests, you can use it as a mask (leave it on your skin for a few minutes), or as a scrub. 

I love how it makes my skin feel smoother and far more supple. What's more is that it's quite gentle even on sensitive skin!

Sunscreen as Needed: 

Human Nature SafeProtect for Babies and Kids (299.75)

I don't go out that much, so I don't use sunscreen every day. 

But when I do, I use Human Nature's SafeProtect SPF30 for Babies & KidsIt's not specifically for the face, but I have it on hand for my daughter, so I try to make use of it for me as well to save money (lol).

What I like about it is that it's light on the skin and doesn't leave much of a whitish, creamy tinge when you apply it (it blends really well!).

And it has a really nice fruity smell too :-)


    Again, I'd like to repeat that this isn't a paid sponsorship by Human Nature.

    I really like their products because they are eco-friendly, easy to buy, and really affordable!

    Imagine, all these would last me for at least 3 to 6 months! :-)

    How about you, any affordable skincare products you love?

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