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How to maintain a healthy skincare regime on a budget.

As the cost of living rises, it’s becoming increasingly important to find affordable skincare products that don’t skimp on efficacy.

The majority of South Africans are feeling the pinch right now. With fuel prices at an all-time high, food prices increasing by the day and the cost of electricity continuously going up (despite constant loadshedding!), there’s a little too much month at the end of everyone’s money.

For a lot of people, this means cutting back on expenses and finding more affordable alternatives for pricey items. For some, it has meant adjusting their beauty routines: from purchasing fewer products to switching over to more affordable brands, women are finding ways to maintain a beauty regime without a hefty price tag.

There’s a common belief that if a product is expensive, it has to be good. But what science shows us, is that this is not necessarily true. While some ingredients are innately expensive to produce and ramp up a product’s price tag, it’s not the only factor determining pricing. Marketing budgets, advertising campaigns, packaging and celebrity endorsements all add up, often putting a high cost behind products that would otherwise be more affordable.

When we consider how “good” a beauty product is, we should be looking at its ingredients and efficacy in isolation, without taking the other factors into consideration. After all, that’s what it’s really about, right?

The same goes for more affordable products: a reasonable price tag does not necessarily mean inferior quality. There are some incredibly effective, top quality ingredients out there that are not expensive, and allow brands to produce affordable skincare products that deliver on their promises.

But how can you know which is which? In a beauty industry that’s flooded with product options, we recommend always looking to ingredients first. Do your research and find out which ingredients offer the results you’re after, and then determine which products offer the most bang for your buck.

One of the best affordable skincare ingredients on the market is Bramley’s Bio-Pharm Oil, used in their much-loved tissue oils. Bramley’s very own unique ceramide blend, Bio-Pharm Oil, enhances the functionality of the skin’s moisture barrier, keeping moisture locked in. The use of Bio-Pharm Oil gives the tissue oils a modern scientific treatment to maintain the healthy appearance of the skin. The ceramides influence the water-holding capacity of the skin and provide structural integrity. Bramley tissue oils are suitable for all skin types and provide best results when applied daily over a period of time.

Bramley’s tissue oils also contain another very affordable and highly effective ingredient – vitamin E. Known for its healing and antioxidant properties, vitamin E also helps skin cells repair, softens skin and protects cells from damage.

Bramley’s tissue oils are the number one selling tissue oils is South Africa for a reason: Not only are they highly effective at nourishing, moisturizing and softening the skin, but they are affordable, multipurpose and versatile, meaning you only need to buy one product to cover a variety of needs.

In a time when we could all do with a little bit of relief when it comes to spending, Bramley’s tissue oils are the answer to maintaining your beauty regime at an affordable price.

Use it on your skin

  • Apply a few drops onto a cotton pad and use it as a makeup remover.

  • Apply to dry and cracked lips to soften and moisturise the skin.

  • It can be applied to the skin to help fade dark marks.

Use it on your body

  • It can be used as a massage oil.

  • It can be used to minimise the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

  • Use for cracked heels (apply some onto feet and put socks on before bed).

  • Apply it to your cuticles and nail beds to promote healthy nail growth and softer cuticles.

  • Use it as a bath oil – simply pour a few drops into your bath water.

  • Apply before and after shaving your legs to soothe irritation.

  • Mix some tissue oil into your body lotion or butter and apply all over for silky soft skin.

  • Mix some sugar crystals with tissue oil to make your own body scrub.

Use it on your hair

  • Use it as a deep treatment to moisturise and soften hair.

  • Apply to your lash line and eyelashes before bed to help promote longer, healthy lashes.

With so many uses, it’s easy to understand why Bramley tissue oils are the number one choice of South Africans.


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