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Budget funds from a pharmacy that work no worse than expensive cosmetics

Бюджетные средства из аптеки, не хуже дорогой косметики

The rule “the more expensive the better” does not always work. For example, when we buy expensive cosmetics, we pay not only for the components that make up it, but also for the brand. Worthy skin care products with the same active ingredients can be found on the shelves of ordinary pharmacies. And the effect in some cases will be even better than from the use of expensive creams.

The editors of the site reviewed the pharmacy range for face and body care products and compiled their own rating of budget drugs.

Before using most cosmetics, whether purchased or made at home, it is recommended to make a skin test . This will ensure that you are not allergic to the product, and if an allergic reaction does occur, it will appear only on a small area of ​​skin and can be easily treated.

  1. Pour or squeeze out some cosmetic, essential oil, etc. on a saucer.
  2. Apply a small amount of the drug to the wrist or elbow.
  3. Do not wash off the cosmetic within 24 to 48 hours.
  4. Inspect the site for signs of an allergic reaction. Typical symptoms include redness, rash, any form of rash, itching, pain, peeling, etc. Some people may also experience nausea or a respiratory allergic reaction. If any of these symptoms appear, immediately stop using the product. Visit your doctor to discuss an allergic reaction.
  5. If you do not have an allergic reaction, continue to use the tool. The absence of allergy symptoms means that the product is suitable for your skin type. Nevertheless, be careful, because sometimes the manifestation of allergies may depend on the duration of use of the tool and it is very important to immediately stop using the cosmetic if there are any signs of an allergic reaction.

Keep in mind that purchased cosmetics may change over time. With prolonged use, there is no guarantee that the tool will always remain safe for you; Changing one minor ingredient can wrap a previously safe remedy with an allergic nightmare. Do not doubt the symptoms, and immediately consult a doctor!


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wiki Badyaga, or bodyaga (lat. Spongilla) , is a drug, a drug of animal origin, which has a local irritant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. It is obtained by drying the colonies of freshwater sponges from the Badyag family (Spongillidae): Lake Badyag (Spongilla lacustris), River Badyag (Ephydatia fluviatilis). It is prescribed for hematomas.

Badyag - freshwater sponge , which is usually used to combat bruises. It has an active anti-edematous and resorbing action, which means it will have lymphatic drainage effect. And the microscopic needles that make up the sponge will act as a peeling.

Due to the unique action, the badyaga finds a wide application in cosmetology. This is a fight against scars, and lightening age spots, and pore cleansing. However, caution should be exercised when using badyagi in powder , as it can be aggressive to your skin. To find out the reaction of the body to this drug, it is better to use the badyuga in the form of a gel at first .

Salicylic acid

Салициловая кислота - Бюджетные средства из аптеки, не хуже дорогой косметики

wiki Salicylic acid (from the Latin. Salix "willow", from the bark of which it was first isolated) - 2-hydroxybenzoic or phenolic acid, C6H4 (OH) COOH; colorless crystals, well soluble in ethanol, diethyl ether and other polar organic solvents, poorly soluble in water (1.8 g / l at 20 ° C). It was isolated from willow bark by the Italian chemist Raphael Piria and then synthesized by him.

Salicylic acid is a traditional component of many cosmetics whose action is aimed at cleansing, moisturizing and skin care.

Among other things, salicylic acid has the effect of an exfoliant . Removing the stratum corneum and softening the upper layers of the epidermis, it prevents hair ingrowth. And the fact that already grown, it helps to get closer to the surface of the skin - you just need to treat the desired area with salicylic acid, using a cotton pad. The procedure is recommended a week before hair removal, to release ingrown hair, and a week after, to prevent the ingrowth of new ones.

Salicylic Zinc Paste

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wiki Salicylic-zinc acid or Lassar paste is a pasty consistency, containing 25% zinc oxide and 2% salicylic acid in a mass ratio. The rest of the filler is medical petrolatum (48%) and starch (25%). It is used for problem skin, eczema, acne and acne, and other skin diseases of humans and pets. The initial composition (zinc oxide, starch and petrolatum) was proposed by the German physician O. Lassar.

Salicylic-zinc paste is an indispensable tool in the fight against pimples. The main component here is zinc oxide . It is used to relieve inflammation, fight acne, and also acts as a natural protection from the sun's rays. Therefore, zinc is widely used in the preparation of cosmetics, even children.

At home, zinc paste is best used as follows : at the first appearance of redness or tubercle, apply ointment on the spot. Works and already on the finished inflammation. The main plus of the ointment (in addition to low cost) is its dense texture and white color. Which means it can be applied under makeup: and hide irregularities, and will not give out redness.


Хлоргексидин - Бюджетные средства из аптеки, не хуже дорогой косметики

wiki Chlorhexidine - drug, antiseptic, in finished dosage forms used in the form of digluconate (Chlorhexidini bigluconas). Chlorhexidine has been successfully used as an external antiseptic and disinfectant for over 60 years.

The well-known antibacterial property of chlorgeskidin can be used not only when treating wounds and disinfecting instruments, but also as a deodorant , since chlorhexidine is the main component of many of them. After all, the unpleasant smell of sweat is the smell of bacteria that use it as a nutrient medium. The very same sweat is almost indistinguishable for the average nose. No bacteria, no smell.

After a shower, moisten a cotton disc with chlorhexidine and wipe the armpits. The drug also helps get rid of the smell of sweat feet.


Апилак - Бюджетные средства из аптеки, не хуже дорогой косметики

wiki The drug of biological origin for external use. Stimulates cellular metabolism and regenerative processes, improves tissue trophism.

This ointment on the basis of royal jelly bees is traditionally prescribed for itchy skin and for the control of diaper rash in patients. The action of the main substance is diverse : it acts as an antioxidant, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory component. Royal jelly is the key to young and healthy skin, as it contains collagen - building cells for future generations of bees. But the main reason for the appearance of wrinkles is the loss of the skin's own collagen.

Apply it directly on the skin in the form of a mask, use as a lotion or as an ingredient in the composition of their own masks. However, it should be remembered that this is still a product of bees, so if you are allergic to honey, it is better not to use royal jelly.


Ламинария - Бюджетные средства из аптеки, не хуже дорогой косметики

wiki Laminaria (lat. Laminaria), or “sea kale” , is a genus from the class of brown algae. Many types of kelp are eaten.

She seaweed, she algae. It is well known that kelp wraps are used as an effective anti-cellulite remedy. Also, the procedure improves skin tone and has a tonic effect for the whole body. Such thalassotherapy sessions can be performed at home on your own.

For wrapping pharmaceutical laminaria it is better to use gauze or food wrap, on top (to enhance the effect) it is recommended to apply a warm blanket.


Тиогамма - Бюджетные средства из аптеки, не хуже дорогой косметики

wiki Thioctic acid (English Thioctic acid; synonyms: lipoic acid, alpha-lipoic acid, octolipen) - a drug from the group of vitamin-like substances. It is an important cofactor for the pyruvate dehydrogenase and alpha ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complexes. It has antioxidant properties. Light yellow crystalline powder bitter taste. Insoluble in water (sodium salt soluble) and soluble in ethanol.

The main component of this solution for injection is thioctic acid (synonymous with alpha-lipoic acid ), and the drug itself belongs to the group of antioxidants. Traditionally, it is used in hospitals to combat the effects of body poisoning. In cosmetology, this tool is extremely popular because of its truly unique properties: it is able to prevent the deposition of sugar on the collagen fibers, which slows down the formation of wrinkles.

Use at home for the face is recommended as a serum in the evening under the cream 2-3 times a week.


Арника - Бюджетные средства из аптеки, не хуже дорогой косметики

wiki Arnica, or Baranac (lat. Árnica) is a genus of perennial grasses of the Astrovye family, or Compositae (Asteraceae). Representatives grow mainly in North America; there are 8 species in Russia and neighboring countries.

The effect of this homeopathic ointment is aimed at accelerating the resorption of hematomas and bruises. In cosmetology, flowers of mountain arnica are used as an active ingredient in skin care products, shampoos and hair conditioners. The ointment improves blood and lymph circulation and has a decongestant, regenerating and calming effect.

Arnica will serve as a good nutrient for the skin, will cope with dryness and mimic wrinkles.


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wiki Acetylsalicylic acid (colloquial aspirin; lat. Acidum acetylsalicylicum, salicylic ester of acetic acid) is a drug that has analgesic (analgesic), antipyretic, anti-inflammatory effect. The mechanism of action and safety profile of acetylsalicylic acid are well studied, its effectiveness is clinically tested, and therefore this drug is included in the list of the most important medicines of the World Health Organization, as well as in the list of vital and essential medicines of the Russian Federation. Acetylsalicylic acid is also widely known under the trademark Aspirin, patented by Bayer.

Aspirin ( acetylsalicylic acid ) has the ability to thin the blood. In cosmetology, this property of acid allows you to increase blood flow to the upper layers of the epidermis and, as a result, to improve the nutrition of the skin , as well as saturate it with vitamins and beneficial substances.

There are many recipes for masks with aspirin. The simplest: mix 1 crushed aspirin pill with 1 tsp. cream, apply on cleansed skin (avoiding the skin of the eyelids), after 15 minutes, rinse with warm water. To prepare the mask, use aspirin without additives in tablets.

Hilak forte

Хилак форте - Бюджетные средства из аптеки, не хуже дорогой косметики

wiki Hilak Forte regulates the balance of intestinal microflora and normalizes its composition. Due to the content of normal microflora metabolism in the composition of Khilak Forte, the preparation helps to restore normal intestinal microflora by biological means and allows preserving the physiological and biological functions of the intestinal mucosa.

Known drug for the treatment of dysbacteriosis has been used by cosmetologists. As part of the means - microorganisms that produce lactic acid, lactobacilli and fatty acids, which, among other things, stimulate the regeneration of the mucous membrane.

In cosmetology, lactic acid is used as a gentle peeling. It is suitable for carrying out superficial peeling, as a result of which the skin is smoothed and becomes lighter. The drug can be used even for people with sensitive skin and those who are allergic to other types of peeling. Separately or adding to masks.


Энтеросгель - Бюджетные средства из аптеки, не хуже дорогой косметики

wiki Polymethylsiloxane polyhydrate (PMSPG) or methylsilicic acid hydrogel (trade name - “Enterosgel”) is an enterosorbent intended for binding in the gastrointestinal tract and removing from the body toxic substances of various nature, pathogens of diseases, metabolites. It is a homogeneous pasty mass of white or almost white color, odorless and tasteless.

Traditionally, this tool is used to combat the effects of intoxication. Due to the porous structure, the drug has an adsorbing property, absorbs the products of an incomplete metabolism.

In home care, the face is used against visible signs of lack of sleep. In order to wake up in the morning without a trace of fatigue on your face, you need to put Enterosgel in a thin layer under your eyes before going to bed.

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