Adore Beauty

The Ordinary, available from Adore Beauty, The Iconic and Deciem

The products by The Ordinary are anything but… ordinary. Sorry, we had to. The cult-beauty staples from this low-cost brand are full of potent ingredients – with favourites including their Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid and Glycolic Acid formulas.

While the crowd-pleasing everyday moisturiser, Natural Moisturising Factors + HA going for just $9.80 and the Squalane Cleanser going for $13.90, it’s an affordable brand that delivers excellent results.

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Avène, available from Chemist Warehouse, Priceline and Adore Beauty

One of the most iconic “French pharmacy” skincare brands, Avène boasts an extensive range of dermatologically recommended skin and body products ideal for senstitive skin types. 

While the Cicalfate+ Restorative Skin Cream is a favourite for those with Perioral Dermatitis or Eczema, the Cleanance Gel is loved by those with acne-prone skin. And their Thermal Spring Water is a world-famous hydrating spray for a reason. Plus, you can often shop the brand on sale at Priceline and Chemist Warehouse for major discounts. 

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MCoBeauty Skincare, available from MCoBeauty and Big W

With cult-favourite beauty products like their tubular Xtend Lash Mascara and Hydra Glow Foundation, it just made sense when MCoBeauty took their range further to include effective and affordable skincare products.

Formulated with their signature ingredient, vitamin-C rich kakadu plum, the AHA/BHA Pore Refining Exfoliating Toner ($30) and the Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Face Serum ($38) are your affordable key to glowing skin. And you can shop bundled collections, like the Everyday Essentials Skincare Bundle, ready-tailored to suit your needs.

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Chemist Warehouse

CeraVe, available from Chemist Warehouse

This brand hits the sweet spot of being recommended by dermatologists AND recommended by the beauty geeks of TikTok. When worlds collide! CeraVe is all about the basics, like their Facial Moisturising Lotion ($18.39) or their Hydrating Cleanser ($10.99).

Spending less money on your moisturiser and cleanser frees up your bank account to drop a few extra dollars on …….


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