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Neutrogena logo£1 off Neutrogena Visibly Clear rangeClick & print voucher for skincare

10 days left

Register with Caring Everyday to get a £1 off coupon, which is accepted at most supermarkets and pharmacies, but not at independent pharmacies.

Champneys logo£45 Champneys Spa gift set for £22.50*Online & in store. A Boots Xmas 'Star Gift'. Also men's set £20

While stocks last

If you go online to Boots* or visit one of its stores by 11.59pm on Thu 26 Oct, you can get a Champneys Spa gift set for £22.50 (norm £45), subject to availability.

This is one of the annual Boots 'Star Gift' Christmas offers, which are really popular with MoneySavers and in the MSE Forum every year. Each week, it releases an offer on a different gift product in the lead up to Christmas.

The Champneys Spa Treatment Time gift set includes:

  • Summer Dream Rewarding shower gel, 350ml - norm £7
  • Summer Dream Rewarding body lotion, 350ml - norm £8
  • Heavenly Days Relaxing bubble bath, 300ml - worth £7.20, based on 500ml version
  • Heavenly Days Relaxing Body Soufflé, 300ml - £11, for similar item
  • Harmonious Hands Restoring hand & nail cream (SPF 15), 75ml - £6
  • Barefoot Beauty Restoring Foot Butter, 25ml - norm £8
  • Glass nail file - norm £10

Almost all the items are sold individually and we calculate the contents to be worth around £57 - so you'll make a decent saving getting it all for £22.50.Champneys Spa Star Gift

Delivery's £3.50 if you order online, or you can collect in a store for free.

Check out the Boots Star Gift thread in the MSE forum to keep up to date with what MoneySavers are saying.

Shopping for a gift for him?

Boots is also offering its Champneys Spa gift set for him for £20 (norm £40).

You can't buy the products individually, so we can't tell you what they're each worth, but as the set is half-price, the saving appears decent.

The Champneys Gym Holdall gift set includes:

  • Rewarding hair & body wash, 200ml
  • Rewarding body scrub, 200ml
  • Rewarding anti-perspirant deodorant, 150ml
  • Energising face wash, 150ml
  • Gym holdall

Champneys Spa men's holdall



Body Shop logoThe Body Shop 40% off code*In stores & online. Eg, Coconut Body Butter £12 (norm £30)

2 days left

If you go online to VoucherCodes* you can grab a code to get 40% off most full-price and sale items at The Body Shop online until 9am on Mon 23 Oct, or in stores until closing on Sun 22 Oct. Delivery's £2.49 or free if you're still spending £15+ after the discount's applied.

While The Body Shop has discount codes almost all of the time, they're very rarely for more than 40% off, and you can't normally use a code as high as this on sale items - so if you're going to buy, now could be a good time. Selected product ranges and stores are excluded (see 'more info' below).

Here are a few examples of what we found using the code on Tue 17 Oct:

As some items are in the sale, stock may be limited - so go quick if there's something you're after.

More info

Codes can't be used at outlet stores, airports, Hove or Horsham branches. Also can't be used with other offers, on gift cards, charitable items, Love Your Body memberships or any of the following Body Shop products:

  • Spa of the World range, including gifts
  • Oils of Life range, including gifts
  • Store made gifts
  • Drops of Youth range, including gifts
  • Elixirs of Nature range, including Eau de Parfum
  • Vitamin C glow revealing liquid peel
  • Ginger anti-dandruff shampoo
  • Drops of Light pure resurfacing liquid peel
  • Expert Facial range, including masks and gifts
  • Amazonian Saviour multi-purpose balm
  • British Rose and Chinese Ginseng Rice toners
  • Tea Tree overnight mask
  • Advent calendars
  • House of Holland Wonder Cube
  • Himalayan range

Aveeno logo£1 off Aveeno skin relief rangeClick & print coupon for moisturiser

10 days left

Register with Caring Everyday to get a £1 off coupon, which is accepted at most supermarkets and pharmacies, but not at independent pharmacies.

Body Shop logoBody Shop 30% off code*In stores & online via code. Some exclusions

3 days left

If you go online to The Body Shop* you can get 30% off most items (not including sale) when you enter the code 14671 until 9am on Tue 24 Oct. Delivery's £2.49, or free if you're spending at least £25 after the discount's been applied. If the code doesn't work when you cut and paste, try typing it in manually to ensure there are no spaces before or after the code.

You can also get 30% off in Body Shop stores (find your nearest*) until closing time on Mon 23 Oct. Simply show the code to staff at the till, either printed out or on your smartphone. Some products and a few stores are excluded - see 'more info' below for details.

More info

Code can't be used on sale items, at outlet stores, airports, Hove or Horsham branches. Also not valid with other offers, on gift cards, charitable items or any of the following Body Shop products:

  • Gift Cards
  • Charitable items
  • Spa Of The World Range including gifts
  • Oils Of Life Range including gifts
  • Store Made Gifts
  • Drops of Light Pure Resurfacing Liquid Peel
  • Expert Facial range and gifts
  • Drops Of Youth Range including gifts
  • Elixirs of Nature Range including Eau De Parfum
  • Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel
  • Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
  • Amazonian Saviour Multi-Purpose Balm
  • British Rose and Chinese Ginseng Rice Toners
  • Tea Tree Overnight Mask
  • Advent Calendars
  • Sale items

Superdrug logo£6 for two Superdrug hot cloth cleansers*Liz Earle-alike. Cruelty-free 150ml tube plus muslin cloth


Superdrug £6 Liz Earle-alike hot cloth cleanserIf you're looking for a cheaper alternative to the popular Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser, you can get a cheaper version from Superdrug* – it's normally £5.99 for a 150ml tube and muslin cloth but it's currently 2for1 on offer online, so now could be a good time to give it a try.

MSE Forumites swear it's just like the Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser, which is normally £16ish for 100ml plus the muslin cloth. It would be £47ish for the 300ml you'd get with two tubes of the 150ml Superdrug version, which means you could save £41ish by downshifting.

Obviously we can't guarantee you'll be able to face a change from the pricier brand, but it's worth keeping your eyes peeled for offers like this if you'd like to try it. 

See the Superdrug hot cloth cleanser forum post to see what forumites think.

Soap & Glory logoSoap & Glory 'Happy Glamper' set £16*Incl face wipes, hair brush, anorak & eyeliner

While stock lasts

MoneySavers always love offers from Soap & Glory, and we suspect this one will get you into a lather...If you go online to Boots* or visit one of its stores (find your nearest*), you can get a Soap & Glory 'Happy Glamping' survival kit for £16 while stocks last.

This gift set includes face wipes, full-size eyeliner, foldable hair brush and a showerproof anorak (not to be worn in the shower). If bought individually, the cosmetic and hair/body care items would cost £23.50. However, as you can't buy the anorak, brush or bag on their own, we reckon it's a good offer as you effectively get three bonus items unavailable elsewhere. Delivery's £3.50 if you order online, or you can collect in a store for free.

Boots says stock levels are good, but as Soap & Glory offers are always popular, you may need to go quick if you want to clean up with this one.

Soap & Glory 'Happy Glamper' survival kit includes:

  • 'Rushower' dry shampoo, 50ml, norm £2.50 at Boots.
  • 'Hand Maid' hand sanitiser gel, 50ml, norm £2.50 at Boots.
  • 'Sexy Muther pucker' red lipstick, norm £3.50 at Boots.
  • 'Original Pink' body spray, 100ml, norm £4 at Boots.
  • 'Off Your Face' face wipes, 25, norm £4.50 at Boots.
  • 'Supercat Skinny' black eyeliner, norm £6.50 at Boots.
  • 'Take Me Any Hair' foldaway hairbrush
  • Showerproof 'Glamorak' anorak
  • Cotton bag

happy glamper 2 logo'Free' five beauty samples from Feel Unique*£3.95 delivery. Brands incl Bare Minerals, Ren, YSL etc


If you go online to Feel Unique*, you can use its 'Pick ‘n’ Mix' offer to receive five mini beauty samples for free. You'll just have to pay £3.95 delivery, which will then be returned to you in the form of a Feel Unique voucher code worth £3.95 to spend online against a future purchase (can't be another Pick 'n' Mix bundle).

The voucher code's valid for 60 days from the day your freebies are dispatched. You can’t use the voucher code on future Pick ‘n’ Mix orders, and you can only use one code at a time.

The minis available in this offer range from a 0.7ml Givenchy Very Irresistible EDT to a 50ml He-Shi tanning gel. Many other brands are included, eg, Kenzo, YSL, Shiseido, L’Occitane, Ren and Bare Minerals but will be subject to availability.  See full T&Cs* for this offer.

MSE Rhiannon says:

This offer's great if you want to try new products but don't want to take the plunge and buy a big bottle. It's also useful if you're planning a holiday and need a couple of small bottles to take in your carry-on luggage as they're all under 100ml.

Sun cream logo£1 sun cream dealsBritish Skin Foundation says they check out on skin safety


Summer is well underway and you should be wearing sun cream in the UK, not just on your holiday abroad. Staying safe needn’t cost the earth though, if you’re willing to ditch the brands you know, you could save with sun cream for £1. It sounds too good to be true, yet we've found a number of products available for £1 rather than the usual £6-£12. We've contacted skincare experts to find out how safe the lotions are.

Are they safe?

We've been in touch with the British Skin Foundation (BSF) charity and the Cosmetic Toiletry & Perfumery Association (CTPA) trade body. Both say people shouldn't be put off by low prices, as long as they check packaging for:

  • The UVA rating. This tells you how much protection the product is giving you from harmful long-wave ultra-violet UVA rays. Some bottles have a star rating (the BSF recommends four or more stars) - while others don't, they should at least contain a circle with the letters UVA inside, as this indicates the minimum level of UVA protection. See images below for the logos you should be looking for.

  • The SPF number. This stands for sun protection factor. The higher the number, the greater the level of protection against harmful medium-wave ultra-violet UVB rays. The label should also tell you whether the product provides "low", "medium", "high" or "very high" protection against UVB. See the CTPA's section on sun protection for more info.

The BSF says: "When choosing a sunscreen look for a high protection SPF (SPF 30 or more) to protect against UVB, and the UVA circle logo and/or 4 or 5 UVA stars to protect against UVA."

You might be a bit sceptical about sun cream for £1, we always are too, but we’re trusting that these big companies such as Savers (owned by Superdrug) have done their own independent checks to ensure these sun creams are fully tested and are legit.

Important -  As with any product, if you have sensitive skin it’s important to do a patch test before using any new skin care or hair care product and sun cream is no exception.

How long will it last? 

The period after opening (PAO) number should also be included on the bottle. This will be displayed as an "open jar" symbol with a number inside indicating how many months the product will be safe for after opening, providing it is stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight (see example below). 

Don't automatically chuck old sun creams away

Most of the cheap sun creams we found are good to use for at least 12 months from the date of opening, so don't throw away your excess sun cream after your holiday, check the PAO as it's likely you can use it again on your next trip.

£1 sun creams 

We checked the big pound store chains and scoured the high street. The products we found may not be the same as the ones you find and are subject to stock, so make sure you do the checks above. It's also worth noting these bottles are slightly smaller (40ml-120ml) than some of the better-known brands (norm 200ml). They may not be brands that you recognise, but all have the UVA rating symbol to indicate they meet at least the minimum level of UVA protection.

Poundworld (available in store, find your nearest)

It stocks a range from a brand called Sun Tropic, which should be available in most of its 180+ stores for £1. We found:

  • Kids' Sun Tropic sun lotion SPF 30, 50ml (next cheapest we found, £3.50 delivered via a third party Amazon seller)

Poundland (available in store, find your nearest)

It stocks a range from a brand called Anovia Tropical Sun, which should be available in its 400+ stores for £1. We found:

  • Tropical Sun lotion SPF 15, 100ml (next cheapest £4.95 delivered via a third party Amazon seller)

  • Tropical Sun lotion for kids SPF 30, 65ml (next cheapest £4.95 delivered via a third party Amazon seller)

  • Tropical Sun lotion SPF 30, 65ml (next cheapest we found, £5.99 delivered via a third party Amazon seller)

B&M Bargains (available in store, find your nearest)

It stocks a range from a brand called EAD sunscreen, which should be available in its 400+ stores at £1, possibly reduced to 50p. We found:

  • EAD Sunscreen SPF 30, 120ml (next cheapest we found, £3.49 delivered via a third party Amazon seller)

Savers (available in store, find your nearest)

It also stocks the EAD sunscreen, which should be available in its 230+ stores at £1. We found:

  • EAD Sunscreen SPF 30, 120ml (next cheapest we found, £3.49 delivered via a third party Amazon seller)
  • EAD Sunscreen SPF 45, 120ml (next cheapest we found, £3.49 delivered via a third party Amazon seller)

A 200ml EAD sunscreen SPF 50 is also available, but that's £1.99.

It stocks a range of lotions from SPF 8-30 in various sizes for £1. The best option we found is five-star UVA rated:

We've Blagged a code for to get 10% off until 11.59pm on Mon 24 Jul – making this lotion 90p – but delivery's £5 so only worth it if you're stocking up. See Deals for the code and more details.

Other low-cost branded sun creams

For those who just can't ditch a brand they know and trust, we've also compiled a list of the cheapest we've found some of the most popular products. When they are cheap, we found quite often prices elsewhere are only a few pence more.

It's worth remembering that sprays and special formulations (eg, clear/coloured/sensitive) usually cost more, so check to see if your chosen cream could be cheaper in a different bottle.

  • Garnier Ambre Solaire moisturising milk SPF 30, 200ml - £4.50 each in the two for £9 offer at Asda*, norm £6 separately (next cheapest we found, £6 at Tesco).
  • Garnier Ambre Solaire moisturising sun cream SPF 50, 200ml - £4.88 each in the buy one, get second half-price offer at Superdrug*, norm £6.50 separately (next cheapest we found, £5 at Morrisons).
  • Piz Buin 1-day-long lotion SPF 30, 100ml - £4.99 at B&M Bargains (next cheapest we found, £9.99 at Superdrug).
  • Nivea Sun moisturising sun protect & moisture SPF 30, 200ml - £4.50 each in the two for £9 offer at Asda*, norm £6 separately (same price at Tesco).
  • Nivea Sun moisturising sun lotion SPF 50, 200ml - £4.50 each in the two for £9 offer at Asda*, norm £6 separately (same price at Tesco).

Own-brand sun cream for less than £5

At MSE we're always trying to get you to think about downshifting, so we've had a look for the cheapest own-branded sun creams on offer, all under a fiver:

  • Superdrug Solait SPF 30, 200ml - £3.37 in the buy one get one half price offer at Superdrug* (norm £4.49 each). You'll also get a free 50ml cooling spray* when you buy two selected products. Five-star UVA rated.
  • Boots Soltan kids SPF 30, 200ml - £4 at Boots*. You'll also get a free Disney Cars 3 water bottle when you buy two selected products. Five-star UVA rated.
  • Wilko Suncare sensitive SPF 30, 200ml - £3 at Wilko*. Five-star UVA rated.
  • Asda Protect SPF 15, 200ml - £3 each in the two for £6 offer at Asda*, normally £3.50 each. Five-star UVA rated.
  • Morrisons Sun spray SPF 15, 200ml - £3 at Morrisons*. Five-star UVA rated.
  • Lidl Cien sun lotion SPF 30, 250ml - £3.49 in store at Lidl (find your nearest).
  • Aldi Lacura sun spray SPF30, 200ml - £2.79 in store at Aldi (find your nearest). Five-star UVA rated.

Buy before you fly - watch out for hand luggage restrictions

Research from the Post Office suggests sun cream is generally cheaper in the UK than abroad, so it's best to buy before your holiday - especially with the weaker pound this year. Don't forget though, if you're flying, you can only carry a maximum of 100ml in your hand luggage, unless you buy in shops after you've gone through check-in. You may find items will be taken off you if transferring flights, so be sure to check before flying if you're unsure.

Lancome logoFree £4-£10ish Lancôme beauty samples*5ml serum plus one of five 5ml moisturisers at counters

Free sample

If you head to a Lancôme beauty counter (find your nearest*), you can ask for a free 5ml sample of Advanced Genifique serum plus one of five moisturisers. There's no voucher needed, and based on the full-sized 50ml versions, we've figured the moisturiser freebie to be worth between £3.55 and £6 and the serum £9.83 based on the full-sized 30ml version.

There are 2,000,000 samples available which will be released in batches throughout the year, but when they’re gone, they’re gone. Each Lancôme counter - there are 685 in the UK - will have the samples but larger stores will have a bigger allocation. You'll find the counters in department stores, Boots and some pharmacies.

The Lancôme samples are 5ml tubes, available in five types of moisturiser (plus Advanced Genifique serum):

  • Advanced Genifique serum - works on fine lines and dullness, for all skin types. Worth £9.83 based on the full-sized 30ml version.
  • Hydra Zen day cream - soothing and hydrating, for dry skin. Worth £3.55 based on the full-size 50ml version.
  • Visionnaire day cream - anti-wrinkle and for improved skin texture. Worth £5.40 based on the full-size 50ml version.
  • Visionnaire night cream - gel texture. Worth £5.30 based on the full-size 50ml version.
  • Renergie Multi Lift day cream - lifting and firming – for more mature skin. Worth £4.48 based on the full-size 50ml version.
  • Advanced Genifique cream - works on fine lines and dullness, for all skin types. Worth £5.90 based on the full-sized 50ml version.

In order to get your freebie, you'll need to answer a few questions about your skin type (whether your skin is shiny, tight, or normal), which should take about three minutes. Remember, there is no obligation to buy anything or act on any advice, but be prepared - it might try and upsell you. 

Free facial or hand massage

While you are at the counter, you can also get a free 15-minute facial or 10-minute hand massage, no booking required.

Crabtree and Evelyn logoCrabtree & Evelyn 30% off 'Outlet'Online and in some stores. Delivery's £3.50


If you go online to beauty retailer Crabtree & Evelyn's ‘outlet’ section or into its outlet stores (Somerset, Co Duram, Portsmouth, Pontyclun), you can get 30% off end of line and outlet exclusive products. The discount is only valid on ‘outlet’ items, not products from the main site or stores.

Home delivery's £3.50, £2.75 to a collection point or you can click and collect in any store (not just outlets) for free.

Boots logoBoots discounts via app*Download app and use offers in stores


If you have a Boots Advantage Card, you can get personalised offers and discounts at Boots* by downloading the Boots app. The offers vary for each person, as they are tailored to your shopping habits.

How to get the app and offers

  • Download the Boots app* via the App Store or Google Play.
  • Go to 'My offers' and sign in using your Advantage Card number. This links your card to the app and you can then select offers by loading them onto your card.
  • Choose the offers you'd like to use in 'Offers just for me' and select 'Load offer to Advantage Card'.
  • Next time you use your Advantage Card, the cashier or self-checkout will ask you if you want to use the offer in that transaction. 

What can I get?

These are some examples of offers we've seen when trying the app (of course as the offers are personalised, not everyone will receive the same ones):

  • £1.50 off when you spend £15 or more in a single transaction
  • 20% off a shower gel or body wash
  • 100 points when you buy two or more shampoo or conditioner products

What if I don't have a smartphone?

You can also use the Boots website* to select offers and load them to your Advantage Card. Just register or log-in to view your account and offers.

MSE Sarah M says:

The best thing about this deal is that the offers usually work on top of other in-store discounts. I got a £2 Nivea shower gel for 80p by using a '20% off' deal from the app on top of a half-price in-store offer.

Superdrug logoSuperdrug 10% off toiletries for studentsIn stores via NUS Extra/Unidays and registered Beautycard


If you're a student, you can get 10% off toiletries at health and beauty retailer Superdrug* with an NUS Extra card, or with a Unidays code, which you can get for free by signing up with your university details.

You'll need a registered Beautycard (Superdrug's free loyalty card) too and the discount's only available in its stores, not online.

Who is eligible for an NUS Extra card?

The NUS Extra card is available to all students aged over 16 years (including distance learners, vocational and part-time students). It costs £12 and is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. You can use it to get discounts at lots of stores and websites, including Asos, Spotify, Amazon and Domino's.

More info

Excludes prescriptions, phone cards, mobile phones, postage stamps and baby milk.

You can't use the card with any other coupon offer, discount card (such as staff discount) or with selected in-store offers.

Origins logoFree Origins mini-facials & product samplesMake advance booking at ANY of its counters

Book ahead at any Origins counter across the UK. After a skincare consultation, you'll get a mini-facial, comprising a cleanse, exfoliation and face mask.

You can also pick up some free samples (up to three drammed samples custom-fit for your skin), these are subject to availability, so you'll only get them if they're in stock.

Poundland logo£1 branded beauty bargainsIncl Stila, Rimmel, Max Factor, Eylure and OPI


As the wonderful Dolly Parton said: "It costs a lot of money to look this cheap". And she's right, buying make-up isn't easy on the pocket.

So we've done the glamorous job of scouring our local pound shops looking for branded beauty bargains. Some are discontinued (they were the hottest trends once, so we think anyway) and others are still in the shops with a big price tag.

Click the image below to see our haul:  

Click on the image to enlarge


  • Stila sheer colour tinted moisturiser 50ml - £21 elsewhere online
  • Boholash, Salonsystem diamond false lashes - £7.99 elsewhere online
  • Elegant Touch Union Jack nails - £6.45 at Boots
  • OPI nail shatter 15ml - RRP £13, but we've seen them for £4.49 delivered
  • Miss Eylure false eyelashes - £4.09 at Superdrug
  • NYC false lashes - £2.99 at Superdrug


  • Rimmel Wake Me Up mousse - £5 at Tesco
  • Rimmel Glam Eyes trio - £4.99 (incl delivery) elsewhere online
  • TOWIE false eyelashes - £13 for a 3-pack elsewhere online, so about £4 each
  • Calvin Klein sheer creme eyeshadow - RRP £1.50, but we saw it for £5 elsewhere online
  • Rimmel 60 seconds nail polish - was £3.70 at Tesco, now £2.70

This is what we found in our local stores. Speaking to Poundland and Poundworld, they say you can get these items in most stores, while stocks last.

Can cosmetics go off?

The British Skin Foundation says:

"Cosmetic products will remain safe to use provided they are stored under suitable conditions and not subjected to extreme temperatures."

"To ensure the maximum durability of cosmetic products, they should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and with the lids firmly closed."

It also said the use by date on cosmetics, is from when you open the product. So if it says 18 months on the box, it should last for 18 months from when you open it, provided it's been stored correctly.

use the money mantras

Before spending, use Martin's Mantras. If you answer 'NO' to any, Don't buy!

Skint? ask:
  • Do I need it?
  • Can I afford it?
not skint? ask:
  • Will I use it?
  • Is it worth it?
Section 75

Free protection for all shopping!

There's a little-known piece of legislation that turns any credit card into a financial self-defence superhero. 'Section 75' of the Consumer Credit Act means your plastic must protect anything you buy for more than £100 for free, so if there's a problem or the company goes bust, you can still get your money back.

And although Section 75 doesn't apply to debit cards, there is something else to fall back on if you've paid using a debit card, or used a credit card for a purchase under £100. Known as Chargeback, this is part of banks' and card companies' internal rules and not a legal requirement. Read full details of Section 75 or Chargeback, plus how to claim, in our guides.

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