Skincare Price Comparison – Eco-Friendly vs Commercial

Skincare Price Comparison – Eco-Friendly vs Commercial

We’ve had a month full of amazing facts, beautiful products and inspirational quotes but, there is one thing that I know people often question when switching to an eco-alternative – how much is it going to cost?

And it’s a big thing! I remember when I first started out that I spent a long time worrying about how much switches were going to cost me, but actually, I have always been pleasantly surprised.

So here are some simple comparisons for you:

Face Wipes

1 disposable wipe per day =

£42/year for branded luxury,

£14.50 own brand basics.

Over 3 years = £43-126.

1 reusable per day =

£8-14 per year.

Over 3 years = £8-14

Soap Bars/Shower Gel

6 bottles per year =

£12.90 for branded luxury

£11 for own brand basics.

Soap Bars 4 per year =



Foaming cleanser bottle

3 per year =

up to £50 branded luxury

£5 unbranded basics.

Cleanser Bar

1 bar per year =£3


3 pots per year =

non eco branded luxury £89.97

non-eco unbranded basics £14.97

eco-friendly luxury = £56.97

Hopefully these figures make sense and show that being eco-friendly does not mean being expensive. I would happily pay a lot more for the products I use as I know they are good for my skin and for the planet, but I don’t need to!

*Prices taken from Superdrug website for comparison against products on the Eco Living Ideas website.

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