Spring has finally sprung—well, kind of. While we all grin-and-bear-it through these last few days of snow, wind and frigid temperatures, take advantage of being indoors to do a little spring cleaning. Throw out any old, gunky beauty products in your bathroom and make room for our favorite new spring beauty budget buys. From refreshing and brightening face savers to revitalizing hair helpers and skin softeners, we have you price-consciously covered from head to toe.
Simple Ultra-Light Gel Moisturizer, $12
Warmer temps call for a lighter face lotion. This revitalizing gel is great for all skin types, dry to oily, and is loaded with multi-vitamins.
John Frieda Intense After-Colour Conditioner, $10
Are planning on going for a lighter hair color or a few more highlights this spring? If so, stock this conditioner in your shower caddy. It used to be only available as part of a John Frieda hair color kit, but it’s so popular they just launched it as a separate conditioner. It locks in your color and protects it from fading.
Nuance Salma Hayek Healthy Shine Nourishing Oil, $10
This hair oil is one of the best we’ve seen yet. It’s loaded with five oils: argan, coconut, olive, moringa and jojoba. Just use a few drops on damp hair to control frizz and give your hair shine, moisture, softness and silky texture without weighing it down.
Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream Moisturizer, $24
Supermom, Cheryl Kramer, loves Olay Regenerist Serum, and this Tone Perfecting Cream is great too! It fades the look of dark spots and helps to reveal your glowing skin that has been hiding from the cold. This unscented aloe and green tea formula helps brighten, smooth and exfoliate dead skin.
Gillette Venus Embrace Sensitive Razor, $12
One thing we love about the winter is that we can go weeks without shaving our legs and get away with it. But with milder temperatures calling for dresses without tights, leg-shaving season is back. If you get red bumps every time you shave, try this razor. It has a touch of aloe for glide, and the 5-blades require less pressure to get the job done, minimizing irritation.
Dial FroYo Frozen Yogurt Cooling Body Wash, $6 (in stores only)
With warmer days ahead, the best thing ever created is finally back into our snack time routine: frozen yogurt. And how can you resist trying this fro-yo body wash? It’s cooling effect will wake you up in the morning on hotter days and the yogurt proteins leave your skin so soft and moisturized. Added bonus: It smells delicious!
Sonia Kashuk Purple Seductia Body Oil, $11
It’s time to transition from a heavy body lotion to a lighter moisturizer like this scented body oil. Just use this non-greasy formula after your shower and you’ll love how soft and hydrated your skin will feel. We love the floral scent, just light enough for everyday.