With the huge amount of skincare products out there that promise to help aid you in your skincare routine, it can be hard to sift through the available items to find the right one that suits you and falls in line with your budget. Also, it can be challenging to find the products that are cruelty-free because drugstores are full of skincare brands that test on animals.

But the good thing is that you can find skincare products that are cruelty-free, affordable and effective. Of course, you might have to find skincare products that are specific for your skin type – i.e. for oily skin – but adding these items will definitely give your skin a boost.

So if you’re looking for a simple and easy skincare routine that’s cruelty-free and affordable, then follow this step by step guide.

Easy and affordable cruelty-free skincare routine


With any skincare routine, the first step is always to use a cleanser – not cleansing wipes. The Yes To Cucumbers Exfoliating Cleansing Balm (£9.99) removes dirt, impurities and makeup. Formulated with natural ingredients and without parabens, sulfates and silicones, this cleanser is soothing and refreshing on the face.

To use, apply and massage over the face. Then rinse off with warm water. Yes To’s Cucumber Exfoliating Cleansing Balm is kind and gentle to the skin so this is a really good cleanser for those of you who have sensitive skin. For the instant removal of makeup, use the Yes To Cucumbers Calming Micellar Cleansing Water (£6.99). Use these cucumber cleansing items with the rest of the products from Yes To’s Cucumber collection.


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Use a toner after cleansing your face. The Superdrug Tea Tree Cleanser and Toner (£3.49) is gentle on your complexion and works to get rid of blemishes. It has tea tree oil – which has purifying and antibacterial properties – and peppermint oil – which refreshes the skin. The Superdrug Tea Tree Cleanser and Toner also has aloe vera, which keeps the skin soft and nourished.

Alternatively, try the Simply Pure Refreshing Toner (£2.99) by Superdrug, which is suitable for sensitive skin. It’s fragrance free, free from parabens and has been dermatologically approved.


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For a product that will nourish your skin and help it to retain moisture, use the highly-rated Superdrug Vitamin E All Over Body Cream (£2.99). Vitamin E is powerful antioxidant that contains anti-aging properties and works as a shield against environmental pollutants – which can clog up the skin and speed up the aging process. Superdrug’s Vitamin E All Over Body Cream is intensely hydrating and will keep your skin soft and smooth all day long.

Use with other products from Superdrug’s Vitamin E collection. Plus, use an eye cream as part of your moisturising routine – such as the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Eye Cream (£5.99) – to fight against bags and dark circles under the eyes, and to soften and revitalize the skin under the eyes.


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What are your favourite affordable cruelty-free skincare brands? What affordable cruelty-free skincare products do you use as part of your skincare routine?