Results-driven skincare can be pricey, so when I discover a product that does the job without leaving me eating instant noodles for the rest of the month, it's safe to say I get preeeetty excited.
My latest obsession? A potent retinol treatment that won't create a huge dent on my monthly budget. It's from the rising brand The Inkey List—a beauty line that aims to take the confusion (and cost) out of skincare.
This wallet-friendly formula contains a total of one percent RetiStar and 0.5 percent Granactive Retinoid. (It basically means that it leads to brighter, smoother skin without having to shell out serious cash for it.) Equally impressive is its slow-release formulation, which means you get gradual results without the peeling side effects. Combine this with a dose of mega-hydrating squalene, and you've got serious skincare at an affordable price.
The Inkey List Retinol Serum, P895, Beauty Bar
Now I'm not going to lie. The price of this high-promising serum left me a tad skeptical, and the packaging doesn't feel quite as decadent as a weighty glass bottle or airless pump. But I can report that regular use has faded pigmentation patches, helped minimize the appearance of my pores, and left my complexion looking noticeably brighter.
And it's not just a bargain retinol serum that this clever new brand is gaining loyal fans for—there's a whole collection of high-performing products that defy their tiny price tags. Dry skin? Oh hey, they have a hyaluronic acid product that costs P650. Dark circles? Try this excellent circulation-boosting caffeine serum.
Well done—you've saved a ton of cash! Now go and lose your mind over this affordable serum!
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.