Budget Friendly Skin Cleanser || XBC Aqueous Cream


I was strolling around Home Bargains looking for a body lotion when I spotted the XBC Aqueous Cream for £1.99. I normally use body butters as my skin appreciates the thick moister being the awkwardly sensitive and dry creature that it is. So my main worry was that this (like many other lotions) would either bring me out in red blotches, or resemble pouring water on my skin. Luckily my worries were for nought and I have since used this as both a lotion and facial cleanser with great results. 

As a lotion: The smell is hideous, I'll be honest. It resembles play dough. Yeah, not the best. I mix in a drop of Lavender oil which helps, but isn't necessarily needed. For a good affordable product that makes your skin silky, it's worth just putting up with it. Being sensitive I am often affected when using perfumed products, but my skin eats this up. Unlike some "non-perfumed miracle creams" this doesn't leave a sticky residue on your skin making you want to wash it off. It's light and sinks in quickly, yet gives you glorious smooth skin and rids of any dry patches. The best of both worlds. I noticed the results immediately and continue to do so.

As a cleanser: I'm lucky when it comes to moderately clear skin. If I indulge in the sugar pot or have a few too many glasses of wine in a week, I can get small breakouts but they usually pass within a few days. Lately I was noticing dry patches along my nose and chin area, so out came the trusty Sudocrem but regrettably, it wasn't working. If anything it seemed to be drying my skin out more. So seeing the option of using this as a skin cleanser, I figured 'what the hell?'. I take a small amount and massage it into my skin before washing off with warm water, twice daily. I noticed the difference right away, and my skin is loving it. I'd strongly recommend you giving it a go. It doesn't irritate my eyes or give any tightness to the skin.

If you have a local Home Bargains, pop in and give this a go. You can't go wrong for £1.99.

Alternatively you can purchase it from Amazon for £4.99.

Do you have any budget friendly skin miracles? Shoot me a tweet or comment! I'd love to know.

- Anne x


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  2. If using it as a moisturizer, buy the SLS free version. Same brand but has "SLS free" in a little blue circle/oval on the front. So far I've only found this version for sale in Savers.

  3. I used the Totes-Meersalz-Creme today, my face feels so hydrated and firm.


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