Instead of using three products and paying for them, I use just one.

@GardenGerty (118117)
United States
May 11, 2009 6:57am CST
I read somewhere about Aveeno Positively Radiant products. I am using a tinted moisturizer and I love it. It is a moisturizer, and it has a sunscreen SPF30 and it is tinted enough to use instead of a makeup base. It makes my skin glow, and feels really great. It costs about what any one of the good quality products would by itself. So this is my frugal beauty tip, do you have one?
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
11 May 09
I have read that nothing you put on your skin should not be eatable. So I use olive oil to clean my skin, liquid Vitamin C to replace a toner and avocado oil to moisturize my skin. Keep all oils in the frig to keep from turning rancid.
@drannhh (15235)
• United States
11 May 09
Good advice and when in doubt I usually choose to put nothing on my skin. But probably indulging once in a while won't hurt. Mmmmm, avocado oil is good!
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@GardenGerty (118117)
• United States
11 May 09
I was having some trouble with my skin, Dr. even wanted to give me some prescription or another. I learned about this product on a Rosacea blog, and it helps. I do use olive oil for hot oil treatments for hair and nails.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
30 May 09
It was on a rosacea blog? I have rosacea.
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
11 May 09
I had something like that from Avon, I wanted to get some more and they don't have it anymore. This is a good idea and it probably looks so much more natural then foundation. I rarely use makeup, never have. I have always had such a hard time finding a good foundation to use. When I have bought foundation and it just didn't look good I would mix a little with some moisterizer and use that.
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@GardenGerty (118117)
• United States
11 May 09
I grew up wearing lots of makeup. I use much less now. I like the sunscreen factor as I am in the car driving a lot most days.
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• United States
11 May 09
I only wear moisturizer that has spf30 in it. It is Aveeno Positively Radiant too! I like the way it makes my skin feel. Very soft and supple. I had the good fortune to find it a one of our local dented can stores and only paid $1 for it! I often shop these stores in search of bargains.
@GardenGerty (118117)
• United States
11 May 09
Great idea. I will have to go to our local scratch and dent store.
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• United States
15 Jun 09
Thanks for the BR. Shopping at scratch and dent store saves me a bundle!
@drannhh (15235)
• United States
11 May 09
rfl, that is a good product, but my frugal beauty tip is to eat healthy and drink a lot of pure water. Healthy food often costs less than heavily processed food, but it takes an awful lot of time to prepare, so sometimes one asks oneself if it is worth it, but for radiant glowing good health and a nice complexion, too, of course it is worth it.
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@GardenGerty (118117)
• United States
11 May 09
Yep, we are what we eat. I am probably not nearly as committed as you are, but there are a lot of things I avoid.
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@suspenseful (40313)
• Canada
11 May 09
I do not use a moisturizer, nor makeup. I will use a little lipstick and that is all. I heard that if you eat lots of tomatoes and tomato sauce you will not have to worry about the sun damaging your skin. And since I love Italian I find that I do not have that much trouble with sunburns or the upc damaging my skin. I used to use sunscreen but found that since I only tan slightly and burn slightly I do not need it.
@GardenGerty (118117)
• United States
11 May 09
You are right, it is good to protect ourselves from the inside out.
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
11 May 09
I know the product that you are talking about. I would like to try a tinted moisturizer too, but I have q hard time finding one that doesn't make my skin even more oily. If they have one that has an oily skin formula I may consider trying that. I don't know if this tip is considered as frugal as a three in one product, but what I have found over the last few years is that instead of buying the name brand types of cleansers, toners, moisturizers and masks, I have started using the non-name brand ones. Like when I go to WalMart I pick up the Sam's club brand or even something cheaper. Instead of the St. Ives Mask and scrub that would have cost like six or seven dollars for both I ended up buying this brand called Queen Helene's Mint Julep mask and then a Walgreens brand apricot scrub that works just as well, actually better than the St. Ives brand apricot scrub. Instead of six or seven dollars they both ended up costing about $4.25 for the two products and make my skin feel great.
@GardenGerty (118117)
• United States
11 May 09
Often those products are just the same or even better than what you get with a name on it. Queen Helene has been around forever.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
11 May 09
That si great to hear. I am glad to hear that it workds really well for you. I always try to be frugal too and buy all in one products when possible.
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@GardenGerty (118117)
• United States
11 May 09
I do not always try new things but I have had some trouble with my skin, and this is helping.
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@pergammano (7690)
• Canada
11 May 09
Hydrogen peroxide! Don't laugh...seriously, I wash my face with hydrogen peroxide!My landscaping & tiling are both very dirty jobs, and I have used every toner, cleanser, I think, on the market, and was still being plagued with blackheads! Yikes, at my age! One night after reading about hydrogen peroxide on; www.greenlivingtips.com, I thought, why not try it! Used the expensive cleanser I had on hand, then removed the rest of the grit/grime with hydrogen peroxide...same with soap! So now, it's just hydrogen peroxide on a clean washcloth, and then a moisturizing organic cream by Yves Rocher! I have eliminated cleansers & toners, for a big bottle for just $1.29...and have sparkling clean skin, and it seems to work like a toner, too! I won't say it will work for every skin type...but is my saviour! Cheers!
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@GardenGerty (118117)
• United States
11 May 09
I use hydrogen peroxide in my mouth and ears. I will clean things with it as well. I can see where it would help with your skin with the line of work you are in.
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@GardenGerty (118117)
• United States
11 May 09
Benzoil peroxide is a main ingredient in lots of skin products, but I do not know how that differs from good old H2O2.
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• Canada
12 May 09
Thanks, dear....it truly was enlightening to stop spending all my hard earned money to clean my face, when the solution was right in my bathroom cabinet..and thanks for sharing! Cheers!
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jun 09
I tried the non-surgical facelift by Leigh Valentine. Did wonders for my skin. But it's not exactly a "frugal" tip...
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@GardenGerty (118117)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I am sure it was frugal, compared to an actual face lift. Perspective is what counts.
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Jun 09
I like how you think!
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
30 May 09
It sounds really, really cool. Is it hypo-allergetic so I could use it?
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@GardenGerty (118117)
• United States
9 Jun 09
I will run check the label. It has lots of natural products in it, I think, as well.I hate fine print but I believe it says "oil free, hypoallergenic, noncomodogenic" and it has total soy isolates in it. I thought Aveeno had oats, but a lot of it has soy.
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@GreenMoo (11837)
12 May 09
I've got an even more frugal beauty tip ..... don't buy any of them and invest in a sun hat instead! I'm kidding of course, although that's what I do. If I wore a foundation type product myself though, I imagine that this would be a really convenient buy and it would probably tempt me. It's a timesaver when you're getting ready too I guess, just applying one product instead of three.
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@GardenGerty (118117)
• United States
9 Jun 09
They have it without the tint, then it is just moisturizer. My skin really cleared up. I do this, and I use witch hazel to clean my face, although I may take someone else's idea and clean it at least occasionally with peroxide.
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
12 May 09
Hmm...Have short hair! Thats my tip! I've personally found that with long hair i spend more money on things like shampoo, conditioner, styling products and like hair accessories. I wish i had short hair again so i could save some money. I will be going back to short hair eventually - this long hair thing started out as for my sisters wedding, then because my boyfriend liked it and now I need it to be about 6 inches longer so i can have it cut and donate it to cancer. I had hoped it would be long enough this spring for relay for life but its not. PS i like Aveeno products - the only one i havent liked when i tried was their sunless tanning which well turned me orange.
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
9 Jun 09
I'll have to try that. I think the biggest thing with me is ...thin hair is genetic...my grandma has thin hair my mom does and i do...i wish i got my sisters hair they have to have it thinned theres so much of it!
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
24 Jun 09
I will have to give that a try. When it comes to makeup I usually wait for Walgreens to have a buy one get one free sale on my favorite moisturizer. They often have sales on make up, and I always check the sale flyer when it comes in the mail to see if my favorite make up items are on sale, or at a 2 for price. Then I go and get them. I don't wait till I need them, I get them when they are cheap and save them for when I need them.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
16 Jun 09
I live in Spain, and I use aloe vera moisturiser as I don't want my skin to get dried out by the sun. I've found LIDL's aloe vera range is as good as anything else I've tried, and it's about a third of the price of other products. Their sunscreen range is also very good. You don't have to pay premium prices to get premium products.
@KrauseHome (36733)
• United States
2 Oct 09
Well, I personally do not use anything on my face, and feel it is best leaving it look more natural as well. But glad to hear that you found something that is working better for you as well.
• Canada
10 Sep 09
I can't say I have any frugal beauty tips, because I don't use a lot of beauty products, but I do agree with you that if you can use one product to do three different things, it's much better, and much more inexpensive than useing three different products. Smooth move on combining things, or finding one that does it all.