Boots the best affordable skin care products


With prices starting from just £1.50, Boots own brand skincare products are a big hit with shoppers. (Boots)

Boots has recently released its Beauty Trends Report for 2023, and using data from 15 million active Boots Advantage Card holders, combined with in-house expertise and the latest launches, it has predicted what shoppers will want to buy in years.

Unsurprisingly, one growing trend is savvy shoppers, as customers want more bang for their buck and are more knowledgeable about skin care products than ever before.

According to Boots, shoppers are searching for the best value products, adopting hyper-personalised regimes and investing in multi-functional products, all without breaking the bank.

The retailer also revealed that Boots’ best-selling mass skincare brand last year was its range of affordable skincare, where prices start from just £1.50.

So popular indeed, he sold one product every three seconds.

As for the most searched ingredients, at the top were wrinkle-bending retinol and hydrating hyaluronic acid.

If you’re yet to try Boots branded skincare, we’ve rounded up the best-selling products from the range in 2022, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more affordable beauty routine.

With prices starting at £1.50, even the most expensive items are still tenfold, coming in at £6.

So, for less than £20, you can build a whole regime full of hard-working ingredients that pack a punch to brighten, hydrate, de-puff and whiten skin. See you at checkout?

Buy our best selection of Boots own brand skincare

Ingredients of Hyaluronic Acid Serum Boots | £5 from Boots

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Hyaluronic acid is a great hydrating ingredient known for holding 1000 times its weight in water, which helps to maintain water loss from your skin. Designed to be applied to cleansed skin right before you massage, this budget-friendly serum has over 100 rave reviews from shoppers.

One said: “This serum is lush! You only need one pump of the serum on your hand and it will be enough to cover your whole face, neck and collarbone area. So very light , absorbed easily too. I much prefer this. to the more expensive brand serums!”

Boots Vitamin C Brightening Moisturizing Cream | £5 from Boots

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Vitamin C is an excellent brightening ingredient, which means it doesn’t often come cheap. Some luxury brands charge upwards of £50 for a moisturiser, but this one from Boots’ own brand is a fiver, and it’s a light cream that will leave you with radiant skin.

Boots Vitamin C PRO Brightening Booster Serum | £6 from Boots

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This vegan formula is designed to improve dullness, even out skin tone and minimize the appearance of pores thanks to a combination of vitamin C and yuzu extract.

One shopper left a great review for it, saying, “I bought this serum after trying other products from this line and it did not disappoint my face is so smooth and glowing it’s definitely a compliment.”

Glow Essence Boots Serum | £4 from Boots

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If your skin is looking dull, add this glowy serum to your routine, stat. It’s a great budget option to achieve a glowy complexion that’s hydrated and radiant from within. Simply massage 2-3 drops into cleansed skin before your moisturiser.

Boots Glow Eye Cream | £4 from Boots

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We could all do with a helping hand in our eye cream when we’re plagued with dark circles after a bad night’s sleep, and this affordable option does just the job. It’s refreshing, hydrating, soothing and brightening – think of it as a quick fix for tired eyes.

Boots Collagen Measure | £16 from Boots

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This bundle comes complete with an SPF30 day cream, night cream and serum, packed with skin-plumbing collagen.

For just over £15 you can bag yourself a skincare routine that works to improve firmness and elasticity for a more youthful complexion. Considering the serum costs £12 to buy individually, this is great value for money.

Boots Collagen Serum | £12 from Boots

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This is one of the products you will find in the collagen bundle we have already mentioned. Lightweight and fast-absorbing, it is designed to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and adding plumpness.

According to one shopper it is “amazing”. They said in their review, “For the past 20+ years I’ve used expensive double serums and when I ran out I decided to try the Boots Collagen Serum. I’ve been using this for a month now and no lie wow you really can. look at the results and my skin is beautiful and smooth. It’s not greasy and glides nicely on your face. Would recommend 100%.”

Boots Daily Cucumber Moisturizing Cream | £1.50 from Boots

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You can’t go wrong with this refreshing moisturizer that’s under £2. Add it to your basket ASAP if you are looking for a great basic skin care to hydrate, help reduce puffiness in the morning and leave your skin incredibly soft.

Cucumber Eye Jelly Everyday Boots | £1.50 from Boots

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Cucumber is a great de-puffing agent and this eye gel will help tired eyes look more awake. There are also over 20 five-star reviews from happy shoppers, making it even more convincing to add it to your basket.

One buyer wrote: “This is the best thing I have ever done for my under eye area. This gel works wonders when my eyes feel heavy and tired in the morning. The texture of the cold gel is refreshing and soothes my eyes my eyes.”

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