The Affordable & Minimalist Skincare Line Beauty Insiders Love

The Affordable & Minimalist Skincare Line Beauty Insiders Love

Skincare doesn’t have to be confusing, and Holland & Barrett’s no-nonsense brand Q+A – which stands for questions and answers – is here to prove it. Designed with recyclable packaging and 98% natural ingredients, the line uses scientifically established ingredients at really affordable prices. With easy-to-follow checklists on all their boxes, Q+A tells you exactly how to build a savvy skin routine. What’s more, the range is available to shop now at Holland & Barrett with 25% off. Here’s more on what it does and some of our favourite products…


Q+A Focuses On Ingredient Led-Products

By aiming to get rid of complicated routines, Q+A focuses on trendy, ingredient-led buys. From squalane to niacinamide, each product helps you focus on your individual skincare concerns, with no frills, fuss or lengthy ingredients lists. Be it breakouts, fine lines or dry skin, their products offer something for everyone.

It Will Simplify Your Skincare Regime

Designed to educate, the packaging can answer all of your questions in black and white, via the on-pack checklist. This includes explanations about what each product is for, the skin type they’re best suited to, and when they should be used. Formulated with different skin types in mind, each box also explains how it helps the skin in an easy, bullet-point format, allowing you to make quick decisions on what will and won’t work for you. 

Nearly Everything Is Natural

Not only is it made and produced by a family-run business in Norfolk, Q+A is 98% natural. It’s kind to the environment as well, with recyclable packaging. The formulations are all cruelty-free, with most of the range vegan-certified. The benefits don’t stop there – they also have a tree replantation scheme, which aims to offset the brand’s impact on the environment.

The Products Are Carefully Formulated

By focusing on developing a handful of products well, instead of oversaturating an already popular market, you’ll find 13 carefully curated buys to choose from. Prices start from just £6.50, and to ensure you’re getting the best ones for you, be sure to take the eight-question quiz on their site ahead of making your purchase.  

Interested? Here Are Our Q+A Skincare Favourites…


Squalane Facial Oil, £7.50 (was £10)

Best For: Hydrating Dry Skin

Our bodies naturally produce squalene (our own version of squalane) but the amount decreases as we age. It’s why our skin can become dry, flaky and lacklustre over time. This silky oil works to put back some much-needed hydration into the epidermis for optimum glow. Pipette a few drops into your palms, warm them together and pat onto any areas that are feeling tight. Suitable for all skin types, it’s safe to use morning and night.

Available here


5-HTP Face & Neck Cream, £9 (was £12)

Best For: Boosting Skin Firmness 

One of the most scientifically-driven formulas in the range, Q+A’s 5-HTP Face & Neck Cream boosts cell turnover for firmer-looking skin, while also providing a dose of hydration. It does this via a clever 5-HTP ingredient, which includes naturally occurring amino acids that plump and boost collagen for visible results. Ideal for anyone with anti-ageing concerns or looking to improve skin’s firmness.

Available here 


Zinc PCA Facial Serum, £6.75 (was £9)

Best For: Calming Redness & Inflammation 

Concerned about enlarged pores? This lightweight serum uses zinc PCA, reishi and shitake mushrooms to shrink their appearance without drying out the skin. Some testers have noticed it makes a visible difference to their hyperpigmentation, too, while the fast-absorbing formula sits imperceptibly underneath make-up and your other products.

Available here 


Caffeine Eye Serum, £4.87 (was £6.50)

Best For: De-Puffing & Smoothing 

One of the brand’s bestsellers, this Caffeine Eye Serum uses green tea and pomegranate extract to improve circulation for a brighter, more refined appearance. It provides you with plumper, more rejuvenated skin to detract from any dullness. The cooling effect is highly satisfying, too, as is the rollerball applicator.

Available here

Shop Now For 25% Off Holland & Barrett Instore, Via Their App & Online.  Shop The Rest Of The Q+A Skincare Range Below…

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