We know, grooming can sometimes be a costly affair with products racking up spectacular bills. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you browse the Edgars men’s grooming section online or you walk through the skincare aisles in-store, you’ll find an array of affordable grooming products that won’t break the bank. From oil-free formulas to essential sun protectors, there are many products priced under R200. We’ve put together some of the best budget-friendly skincare buys for men. Go ahead, pick up a few – or all – you can thank us in the comments below.
Keep hydration in check
Nivea knows how to deliver effective skincare products. Take the Nivea Men Even Tone Body Crème, for example. It’s fast-absorbing, non-greasy and contains vitamin E for extra hydration. It’s ideal for the face, hands, elbows – anywhere your skin feels dry – and it’s so affordable.
A burst of hydration
Uriage Thermal Water Spray is a face mist packed with antioxidants and rich nutrients. Not only does it rejuvenate your skin but it also provides you with extra moisture. Just spray it on your face after your workout session or when you’re sitting at your desk. Do not dry or wipe off, let the active ingredients work their magic.
Face-saving shave formula
Nivea Sensitive Shaving Gel quickly lathers into an airy foam so it doesn’t feel sticky. It contains 0% alcohol and doesn’t burn. Ingredients like chamomile and hamamelis help soothe skin, which makes it good for anyone prone to sensitivity.
De-puff your under-eye area
Skin Republic Retinol Under Eye Patches achieve almost everything you want from an eye product. The serum-infused gel patches are rich in anti-ageing actives to help reduce fine lines. Brightness-boosting retinol brightens dark circles and vitamin B5 soothes skin under the eyes.
Sun care is self-care
If you’re after an all-purpose everyday SPF, you can’t go wrong with Garnier Even & Matte Protective Cream SPF30. It combines both SPF30 and vitamin C to reduce dark spots and marks while protecting your skin from the sun. This is a winning combination for your grooming arsenal.
Costing less than R200, Garnier Pure Active Intensive Charcoal 3-in-1 Wash, Scrub and Mask will give your skin a much needed detox. It helps reduce excess oil and sebum and minimises the appearance of pores and blackheads. It will also calm any post-shave inflammation.
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise
To optimise your entire hydration routine, you need a good moisturiser. L’Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Anti-Fatigue Moisturiser is formulated with vitamin C , guarana and fatigue-fighting ingredients. It’s fast-absorbing and delivers hydration to your skin almost immediately.
Serums are a skincare superhero
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum-New X5 is the gold standard for fighting wrinkles. Why? It contains a high level of hyaluronic acid, which helps lock in moisture for 72 hours. While you sleep, it helps ignite skin’s natural nightly repair process. Read more about the benefits of using a serum here.
Tame your whiskers
Packing some of our favourite nourishing ingredients, including avocado, jojoba and almond oil, Tabac Original Beard & Shaving Oil leaves your facial hair smooth and nourished for a well-groomed beard sensation.