How Much Of Each Skincare Product You Should Use

Frugal? Sensible? Wise. Here’s how to get the most from your skincare...

You’re probably pretty savvy when it comes to knowing what products go where and do what, but do you really know what quantities you should be using?

It seems like a no-brainer, but while you’re slathering on your moisturiser each morning, you might be using way more than you need and wasting it.

It turns out there’s an art to the formula of face care and less really is more…

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Fake Tan = the size of a Berroca

Moisturiser = the size of a contact lens

Serum = the size of a coffee bean

Scrub = the size of an almond

Cleanser = the size of a water bottle cap

Sun cream = the size of a chocolate button

Mask = the size of a strawberry

Face oil = the size of a pumpkin seed

Eye cream = the size of a grain of rice


…And What To Use

Olay Hydration + SPF15 2 in 1 Lightweight Lotion, £5.99

A moisturiser with a built-in SPF is essential, as I spend a lot of time in the sun. Olay’s antioxidant-rich hydrator has been keeping my skin soft, smooth and protected from UVA/UVB damage.

Lydia Thompson, Beauty Editor

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, £30

My skin can be quite sensitive at times so I’ve been using the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser that both cleanses and calms irritated skin. It’s super gentle –even on your eyes – and smells like cucumber.

Chloe Burcham, Deputy Beauty Editor

Odacite Eye Contour Serum Concentrate (Baobab + Sarsaparilla), £33, available at Cult Beauty

Swap your eye cream for this nourishing oil. It contains a blend of vitamins and hydrating plant extracts. I use it every night and swear it keeps fine lines at bay.

Gabrielle Dyer, Beauty Writer @GabyDyerr

By Gabrielle Dyer