8 Uplifting Self-Care Beauty Buys For Under £30

8 Uplifting Self-Care Beauty Buys For Under £30
There’s no denying it, January can often feel like a very long month. It’s cold, dark and a lot of us are strapped for cash after splurging over the festive period On the flipside, January is the perfect month to step back, spend more time on you, and reset. I’ve rounded up eight of the best beauty products under £30 that will encourage you to embrace a little self-care – whether you’re going full goblin mode or want to follow tap into one of Estee Lalonde’s rituals.

The Best Beauty Products Under £30



Aceite de Moska Scalp Oil, £26.00

The Shine Booster
Whether you fancy trying out the hair slugging trend or have noticed your scalp is feeling dry, Ceremonia’s oil is a great haircare product to have in your bathroom cabinet. Meadowfoam seed, chia seed, babassu, patauá and maracujá oils work together to nourish and strengthen your scalp and hair. Once a week, or as and when your hair needs it, simply add four to five drops onto your scalp and massage in. For the best results, leave on for as long as possible (I aim for an hour minimum) and then wash as usual. If you don't have time for this, but still want to top-up your hydration levels, look to Ceremonia Guava Leave-In Conditioner, £25.00.


The Ordinary

Multi-Peptide Lash and Brow Serum, £14.20

The Lash Strengthener
Longer, stronger lashes and thicker brows are beauty goals a lot of us share. Sweeping The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Lash and Brow Serum over your lashes and brows before bedding in for a boxset marathon will help you achieve your goal. As the name implies, the formula is packed full of peptides to help improve length and thickness. You need to be consistent and apply this lash serum daily though if you want to see results.


Milk Makeup

Color Chalk, £17.00

The Instant Lift
Adding a hint of colour to your look can help boost your mood too. Milk Makeup’s Colour Chalks are seriously good value and the cream-powder texture gives you all the control and smoothness you could ask for. My go-to shades are the more neutral Hopscotch and Tag, but if you're more playful than me, go for the purple-y Bounce or pinky Skip It. You can use these Chalks across your eyes, lips and cheeks.



Bha Liquid Exfoliant 2%, £19.00

The Pore Potion
If blackheads are the bane of your complexion, this clever cocktail of salicylic acid and bioactive fruit acids will help loosen blocked pores. Sprinkle a few drops onto a cotton pad (I love Rose Inc Reusable Cosmetic Rounds Made With Organic Bamboo Cotton, £18.00) and sweep Naturium BHA Liquid Exfoliant across your skin, or a specific patch. Consistency is key for this product, and I recommend using it at least twice a week, if not every other day depending on how oily your skin is.



Cleansing Face Balm with the Fine Powder of Discarded Apricot Stones, £10.45

The Feel-Good Ritual
There is something incredibly relaxing about using a cleansing balm to take off the day. It might only take a couple of minutes to apply, massage and rinse, but it’s a moment to yourself. Tatcha founder Vicky Tsai uses it to wash away any negativity from the day and reconnect with herself, which is a small but achievable ritual we can all partake in – regardless of what cleanser you use. I’m currently loving UpCircle’s Cleansing Balm which is formulated with discarded apricot stones. The rich texture encourages you to really massage the oil into your skin and it smells delicious.



Scent To Make You Happy Essential Oil Blend, £22.00

The Mood-Boosting Scent
NEOM’s Scent To Make You Happy blend is a very literal take on uplifting self-care buys and it’s a steal for £20. Add a couple of drops to a handkerchief, pillow or your pulse points and in seconds you’ll breathe in the mood-boosting scent of neroli, mimosa and lemon. Sometimes I’ll add two drops to my usual body lotion to carry the fragrance with me throughout the day.


Tula Skincare

Rose Glow & Get It Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm, £28.00

The Eye Brightener
Waking up with tired-looking eyes is never the most uplifting way to start your day. Fortunately, Tula Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm exists. Doubling up as both a hydrating eye product and highlighter, this is the perfect antidote to puffy, tired eyes. Rosehip oil and hyaluronic acid hydrate and nourish, while caffeine helps to firm and tighten.



Rub Solid Balm, £32.00

The Calming De-Stresser
Self-proclaimed chillpreneur, Estee Lalonde has created the ultimate de-stressor. This luxuriously nourishing balm contains a cocktail of calming essential oils to help you re-centre. I recommend using this after your evening shower or bath and massaging into your feet and elbows. The scent of vetiver, Canadian black spruce and bergamot will help release any built up tension.


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