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I am such an avid skincare lover. I love luxurious skincare products; however, I don’t always want to pay the outrageous prices. Luckily, the drugstore is changing this problem. Drugstore skincare products have come such a long way and now include luxury ingredients at affordable prices.

Manuka honey has been all the craze the past few years. It is extremely expensive and will run you anywhere from $80-$200 a jar. Manuka honey is known for its skin healing properties. Many studies have been done and the results are phenomenal; however, it is a very pricey ingredient. Thankfully, this ingredient is now available at your drugstore. Manuka Doctor offers a range of skincare products with this amazing ingredient. Keep reading to learn more about these products.

Acne is a huge problem for many men and women all over the world. Acne treatments and peels work amazing, but come at high costs. However, there are now drugstore products that can treat and heal acne (just as well as prescription medication). MD Complete offers a great range of acne fighting skincare products.

Let’s get to the reviews!

REVIEW MANUKA DOCTOR ILLUSIONIST RAPID LIFT MASK:

Manuka Doctor says this about the mask:

A fast acting face lift in a jar. In just ten minutes, skin appears plumped & feels firmer, as if lifted with NEW Illusionist Rapid Lift Mask from Manuka Doctor. 
 
NEW Illusionist Rapid Lift Mask plumps & lifts tired skin whilst diminishing the appearance of wrinkles within ten minutes of application. Combining nature’s Botox Purified Bee Venom (PBV”), renowned for its anti-wrinkle and regenerating properties, with key active ingredients & moisturising Manuka Honey. ApiRefine Illusionist Rapid Lift Mask instantly rejuvenates skin whilst deeply nourishing to help stimulate collagen growth, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and renew damaged skin cells, leaving skin brighter, firmer and visibly younger.
 
Clinically proven to reduce the depth of wrinkles in just ten minutes & smooth skin & even skin tone after just one application
Helps reduce the look of pores & wrinkles to create an even looking complexion
Refines the appearance of wrinkles & replenishes through moisturization
 
Harnessing the power of the highest performing ingredients from the hive. 
Purified Bee Venom (PBV”) can help promote skin’s elasticity
Manuka Honey from New Zealand is well known for its skincare benefits
100% bee friendly
 
No Parabens or SLS
Usage:
After cleansing apply over entire face. Leave on for 10 mins, wipe off excess with a clean cloth.
My Thoughts:
I was skeptical about manuka honey. The cost for this ingredient is very high and I was unsure of the results. It looked gimmicky to me. However, I was wrong. I am now such a fan of manuka honey.
The Manuka Doctor mask was amazing. It really made my skin glow and feel so soft. I loved that I only had to leave it on for 10 minutes. The mask was not uncomfortable at all. I barely even noticed it on my face. The scent of this mask is phenomenal. I would give it 5 bulbs for the smell alone. However, it really did make my skin feel amazing. My skin looked so smooth and even. I highly recommend this mask! I can’t believe you can get a manuka honey mask for under $50! And since it is available at CVS, you are likely to score an even better deal (currently, at the time of this post, the Manuka Doctor line is BOGO 50% off).

Rating:

5bulbs

Purchase:

This mask is only $39.99 for a 1.35 oz jar. Click here to purchase and for more information. It is available at CVS.

REVIEW MANUKA DOCTOR FLAWLESS PRIMER:

Manuka Doctor says this about the primer:

An advanced skin care primer with a sheer nude tint, clinically proven to reduce the look of pores, imperfections & wrinkles after just one application. The results –  a flawless, refined complexion. Wear alone or under your foundation or CC Cream
 
Clinically proven to reduce the look of pores, imperfections & wrinkles
Clinically proven to mattify skin, reduce shine & even skin tone
Reduces pore size in just four weeks
Mattifying primer for a flawless finish
Smoothes the look of imperfections
Controls shine
 
Harnessing the power of the highest performing ingredients from the hive. 
Purified Bee Venom (PBV) can help promote skin’s elasticity
Manuka Honey from New Zealand is well known for its skincare benefits
100% bee friendly
 
No Parabens or SLS
Usage:
Apply to the whole face or to specific areas, such as the T-Zone to help create a smooth & even finish.
My Thoughts:
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I always forget to apply primer before applying makeup. However, now that I have this product I am obsessed with applying primer. This primer is awesome. I was skeptical (again) because the color looked so orange. However, as soon as you rub in the product the color goes away (seriously, like magic).
The primer really does control shine and mattifies the face. However, it is not an overly matte look. My complexion looked so smooth and it really helped my makeup application. I am such a fan of this primer. It feels so comfortable on the skin. It has won beauty awards and for good reason. It is just amazing.

Rating:

5bulbs

Purchase:

This primer is only $39.99 for a 1.01 oz bottle. Click here to purchase and for more information. It is available at CVS.

REVIEW MD COMPLETE SKIN CLEARING CLARIFYING CLEANSER:

MD Complete says this about the cleanser:

WHAT IT IS

  • Light, clarifying cleanser for breakout-prone skin
  • Helps to clear & prevent breakouts
  • Exfoliates skin to clear clogged pores

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

  • Leaves skin feeling and looking clean & refreshed
  • Also removes makeup
  • A blend of Green Tea, Ginseng & Gingko Biloba extracts provide potent antioxidant protection while calming and soothing skin

Usage:

In PM, rinse face with water and massage a nickel-sized amount of product onto face. Rinse and pat dry.

In AM, rinse face with warm water and gently buff skin with a washcloth.

My Thoughts:
I don’t have acne prone skin so I can’t attest to the clearing of breakouts. However, this is a very good cleanser (and so affordable). It is a very thick cleanser (totally surprised at the thickness for an acne cleanser). It really felt like it was deep cleansing my skin. My skin was left with no makeup and didn’t feel overly dry. This would definitely be an amazing cleanser for anyone struggling with acne.

Rating:

4bulbs

Purchase:

This cleanser is only $16.99 for a 4 oz tube. Click here to purchase and for more information. It is also available at Target.

REVIEW MD COMPLETE SKIN CLEARING NON-IRRITATING PEEL:

MD Complete says this about the peel:

WHAT IT IS

  • Progressive professional skin clearing peel – used just a few minutes each month
  • Clears & prevents breakouts
  • Brightens and evens complexion
  • Gently exfoliates to reveal a healthier, clearer complexion

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

  • You’ll see immediate results
  • Decongests skin and opens up clogged pores
  • Jumpstarts skin clearing treatments
  • No downtime or excessive peeling

Usage:

Using fingertips, apply a quarter-sized amount of product onto face and massage for 30-60 seconds. Skin may tingle. Leave on for 1 minute, then rinse off. Each day for 5 days leave on skin for 1 minute longer—so, by day 5 you’re leaving it on the skin for 5 minutes. Shorten period if excessive irritation occurs. Repeat treatment cycle once a month.

My Thoughts:
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I love facial peels and was so excited to try this product. I was so intrigued because it is a five day process. This peel really felt like a spa quality product. I loved testing it over 5 days. I also love that you only have to repeat this cycle every month. The tube is small, but you only need a quarter-sized amount per application. You will probably get 2-3 cycles out of one tube.
I really noticed an improvement in my skin and I don’t even have acne. My skin looked much brighter and even. I was really impressed. I can’t imagine how awesome this product would be on acne prone skin. I really believe it would work wonders.
You can definitely feel this peel working, which I totally loved. I have sensitive skin, but this product didn’t cause any irritation. I could feel a slight tingling sensation, but nothing uncomfortable. I honestly enjoyed the tingling. This peel is now one of my must have products because it leaves my skin so radiant.

Rating:

5bulbs

Purchase:

This peel is only $19.99 for a 0.5 oz tube. Click here to purchase and for more information. It is also available at Target.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

I am thrilled that you can find such luxury skincare products at affordable prices. You no longer have to drop $200 on a single product. Quality skincare ingredients are now available in the drugstore. I am such a fan of both Manuka Doctor and MD Complete. These are amazing skincare lines for such an affordable price. They are also readily available and go on sale all the time. Now get to fooling all your friends with your amazing drugstore skincare finds.

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Disclaimer: I was sent these products for review from Manuka Doctor and MD Complete. These are my honest thoughts & opinions. I did not receive any compensation, just the product to try.