I remember sometime last year reading a budget skincare post on one of the bigger blogs that I followed. I immediately thought thank goodness someone is finally talking about how you don't have to spend a fortune to keep yourself looking and feeling good! My elation soon turned to despair when among these budget favourites was a £50 face oil. Now, if that's something you have the budget for that's fantastic go ahead, I am not judging! But £50 to me could feed me and my husband for a good couple of weeks, go towards a holiday or buy me at least 10 items of clothing from a charity shop! I can't justify £50 on any kind of make-up or skincare.
That is when my idea for this series came along. Every week I will be sharing with you a product that I am loving that has cost me under £5. I will also be collecting products that disappoint me and when I have a few gathered I will be sharing these too! All in the name of balance! Even if something is under a fiver I don't want you to be wasting your precious pennies!!
First up is this Good Things coconut oil hydrating hand cream which I picked up recently in TK Maxx for £2.99. The RRP is £3.99 and therefore it still comes in under £5! I currently can't find it online though so you'll have to check out your local TK Maxx stores!
You may or may not know that in my night job (I would say day job but I work nights so ...) I am a health care assistant. I deal with all kinds of bodily fluids and this in turn leads to a lot of hand washing! Last year I suffered a nasty bout of dermatitis which left my poor hands cracked and bleeding and me unable to work while it cleared up. At the time I was prescribed a short term steroid cream and Hydromol to wash my hands with and I have had to be careful with hand creams ever since.
Anything heavily scented is a no go and this cream is fantastic. A little bit goes a long way and it sinks into your skin easily. It doesn't take long to dry which is fantastic if you are busy like I am and it doesn't leave a residue! I would definitely recommend it!