#Skingoals don't have to be expensive. We tell you where to shop for affordable skincare in Singapore that actually works wonders for your skin.
Adopting a skincare routine doesn’t have to be expensive. As much as we love splurging on new beauty products, we’re suckers for cult bargain buys and reliable skincare saviours that do great work without crushing our bank account. Don’t worry, we’ve done all the legwork for you. Here are our top picks for affordable skincare in Singapore
Best affordable skincare in Singapore
1. La Roche-Posay Physiological Soothing Toner
Toners may seem a little redundant if you’re a skincare novice. But think of them as the underdog product of the beauty world. They help to create the ideal skin environment by removing excess dirt and dead skin cells before you start layering all the good stuff. Not convinced? Start off with La Roche-Posay. Formulated with soothing and hydrating ingredients, it helps to calm the skin while tightening your pores. Plus, it’s paraben- and alcohol-free!
La Roche-Posay Physiological Soothing Toner, $29.90, available at Watsons
2. The Inkey list Caffeine Under-Eye Serum
Eye creams are a tough one. The delicate eye area needs a little extra care. That’s why eye creams, typically small in size, can come with hefty price tags. But don’t skip out entirely! Future you will thank you. This under-eye serum from The Inkey List has got your back. Caffeine helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines, prevents skin damage from free radicals and relieves water retention. Goodbye, puffy eyes!
The Inkey list Caffeine Under-Eye Serum, $18, available at Sephora
3. Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence
Boost your skin’s hydration level with this bad boy. It’s made with sodium hyaluronate, a derivative of hyaluronic acid with smaller molecules that have an easier time penetrating deep into the layers of your skin. It’s also a powerful humectant – think of it as a big splash of water for your skin.
Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence, $22.90, available online
4. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream Moisturizer
For less than $30, this rose-infused moisturiser promises 72-hour hydration. What’s the secret? A time-release technology that delivers moisture using a duo of high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acids. Meanwhile, rose extract strengthens the skin layer to lock all that moisture in. An affordable buy for plumped skin, if you ask us.
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream Moisturizer, $28
5. Oasis Skin Bakuchiol Skin Refining Serum
Retinol is all the rage and we can see why. It helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, fight dark spots and lessen the appearance of acne. It basically embodies the “new skin who dis” mantra. But that said, retinol can be harsh on sensitive skin. So, instead of risking redness and dryness, try bakuchiol, aka the plant-based alternative to retinol. This serum from homegrown natural skincare brand Oasis Skin contains 1% bakuchiol and tamanu oil, doing the same work as retinol but without the side effects.
Oasis Skin Bakuchiol Skin Refining Serum, $18, available at its store and online
6. Dr. Jart+ Shake & Shot – Hydro Shot Shaking Rubber Mask and Treatment Mask
Self-care doesn’t have to cost you an arm or a leg. With the help of scented candles and a good face mask, you can recreate a little spa sesh right at home. Skip the drugstore face mask (we said affordable, not pedestrian) and go for the funky Dr. Jart+ Shake & Shot Rubber Mask. The sheet-to-cream mask is everything you need for parched skin. It comes with a booster and an ampoule – combine and shake ‘em for a luxurious facial treatment. Thank us later.
Dr. Jart+ Shake & Shot – Hydro Shot Shaking Rubber Mask and Treatment Mask, $13, available at Sephora
7. The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%
Vitamin C is a must-have in any skincare regimen. Helping to protect the skin from free-radical and UV damage, The Ordinary presents us with an affordable yet potent vitamin solution. The mini powerhouse offers 12% ascorbyl glucoside, which is a water-soluble derivative of vitamin C and gentler compared to l-ascorbic acid. It also helps to target uneven skin tone and brighten the skin.
The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%, $16.50, available online
Let’s face it, these affordable skincare buys in Singapore are a total bargain!