Both the bargain community and the beauty community were abuzz when the news dropped that Poundland would release their #6 skincare range. The range it designed to be a dupe for Boots’s iconic No. 7 range, but does something that costs one meagre pound really measure up to products that average £25 a piece?
I popped into my local Poundland so I could net some of the bargain skincare products. Sadly, the Grimsby store didn’t have any of the micellar water, so my review will fall a bit short!
In case I haven’t already made it clear, I paid for these products myself (because it costs more than £5 worth of product to woo me into opening my laptop).
#6 Skincare Range Review
Anti-Ageing Eye Cream
I wasn’t expecting much from this because I’ve tried a lot of eyecreams and only a few do what I want them to. My under eye area is very sensitive, can get incredibly dry and flakey, and the outer edges of my sockets have the beginnings of fine lines. I also have dark circles that nothing can shift.
Predictably, a £1 cream did nothing to shift my dark circles. I had flaky under eye skin when I started using the cream and after a week it had improved but was still too bad to put makeup on over, so I stopped using it. I think if my skin hadn’t be Sahara-dry then the cream would have done a good job at moisturising. It didn’t do anything to plump my fine lines either, but it was much better than I expected something that cost so little to be.
I’ve bought drug-store skincare before for around £5-6 and this was in line with experiences I’ve had with products at that price. I would say the cream is good value for how little it costs, but better products are out there for around £10.
Anti-Ageing Day Cream
This cream is thick but light and feels nice to apply, but does leave a shiny residue and looks a bit greasy under makeup. It smells nice and moisturises well, but I don’t think it does anything very special (or at all) in the anti-ageing stakes! For £1 it’s a nice moisturiser, but isn’t very anti-ageing.
Anti-Ageing Derma Serum
The serum is scentless and goes on smoothly. You can apply makeup over it and it doesn’t leave you shiny. I can’t really comment on what it does, because I didn’t notice it doing much. I have some visible pores on my cheeks and forehead that other serums shrink. While using this anti-ageing serum, I think my other serums wore off, because my pores seemed a bit worse after 2 weeks.
Anti-Ageing Collagen Filler
This was surprisingly good! Hid my fine lines well under makeup, probably the best product in the range!
Anti-Ageing Night Cream
I really quite like the night cream from the #6 skincare range. I find it very moisturising and when I wake up, my skin looks brighter. It smells like more expensive creams too, which I like at bedtime (I like my bed times to feel a bit luxurious!)
Again, like with the other products, I didn’t really notice and anti-ageing properties, but it has been a good moisturiser.
Overall Opinion of the #6 Skincare Range
For £1 pop it can’t be beaten, I’d go as far as to say you get a bit more than what you pay for. It doesn’t seem to be great at doing anti-ageing things, but I could be being overly harsh because I’ve experience better products with much higher price tags.
If your skincare budget is really tight, then I’d say it’s the best range you’ll get for the price, most products are in line with affordable drug-store brands that I’d pay around £6 for, so if you want a comprehensive range for under a tenner you’ll like this skincare range. If you’re in the market for far more effective anti-ageing products, then I’m afraid you’ll need to increase your budget.
Most of the products work well as good moisturisers, but if it’s the anti-ageing angle you’re set on, you should be investing in something else.
A final note for skincare lovers – you might want to read these articles:
- I tried Eyewake collagen eye gel and noticed results after two weeks.
- This is what I thought of a vegan flower peel serum.
- This list of face masks will suit any budget.
- If you’re in the market for younger looking skin, you’ll want to read about these AHA wands and this vitamin C serum by BEA.
- If you’ve read my whole beauty section and still want more, this site might be something you’re interested in: estheticshub.com
What are your go-to skincare faves?