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Boots Tea Tree Range

Boots Tea Tree Night Treatment Gel currently £2.30

This Boots Tea Tree range is budget friendly and Scott recommends the range wholeheartedly

Scott said: “I love the Boots Tea Tree range, it has all the right ingredients to fight acne and blemishes and doesn’t cost the earth.

“You can also tell by the scent that the product doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals, it smells nice and clean.”

The Tea Tree range which starts from £3.33 includes blemish sticks, toners and face washes.

elf

Elf's Cannabis Cream is a bestseller and uses the properties of hemp which can help all skin types, it can be found online and in stores for £12.99

Elf’s Cannabis Cream is a bestseller and uses the properties of hemp which can help all skin types, it can be found online and in stores for £12.99

He also favors the Elf brand which is known for its Happy Hydration Cream (£12.99 at Boots). Elf is a vegan company and makes low-scented products.

Elf is known for using cannabis in its moisturizing range, which is said to calm inflammation and help problem skin.

Another product fans love is the Holy Hydration range (from £12.99) designed for dull skin and to give that perfect ‘glass skin’ look for less.

GlamourGlow

Cult beauty sensation Glam Glow is another Scott staple and retails from £11.99 Pictured is the firming mask for more mature skin which has rave reviews

Cult beauty sensation Glam Glow is another Scott staple and retails from £11.99 Pictured is the firming mask for more mature skin which has rave reviews

GlamGlow, which has had a cult following, is famous for its masks which are mid-tier at £24.99, but Superdrug sells mini versions for £12.99. Masks are suitable for all skin care needs including aging, acne and dryness.

The brand has racked up awards over the years for its diverse product line that caters to skin of all ages.

The powermud mask and cleanser are part of its best-selling line.

Revolution

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Revolution skincare is a Scott favorite – this anti-blemish serum has premium ingredients for an affordable £12.99

Revolution has flourished in recent years with its affordable skincare range and includes ingredients such as hyaluronic acid – Scott says this ingredient is essential when it comes to maintaining skin elasticity.

Hyaluronic acid is something people usually associate with more premium brands, but you can get a Revolution skin serum with 0.2% hyaluronic acid for just £12.99 or an anti -imperfections with salicylic acid for the same price.

Neutrogena

The best-selling Neutrogena Hydro boost range, which retails from £7.99, contains high-quality ingredients and isn’t heavily scented – one of Scott’s golden rules for spotting chemicals in a product.

The cleanser uses gel, which is a plus for oily skin because it won’t clog pores.

The Hydro Boost range also extends to body care, including a whipped body lotion which costs £4.99.

Neutrogena's best-selling Hydro Boost range is good for dry skin and starts at £7.99 for skincare and £4.99 for bodycare

Neutrogena’s best-selling Hydro Boost range is good for dry skin and starts at £7.99 for skincare and £4.99 for bodycare

Scott says well-known names are made to “seem appealing” to a younger demographic, but come with a higher end price.

He said: “Teenagers and young people shouldn’t pay too much for moisturizer.

“And besides, no one over the age of 25 should either. Sure, find a luxury brand that works for you, and have a staple you go to — but you don’t have to break the bank.

“Branded like elf, Boots and Revolution are suitable for young teenage and problem skin and will be well within budget – don’t be fooled by the big names and always check the ingredients.”

Donovan B. Sanford