Inexpensive Anti-Aging Beauty Products
Recently, Estee Lauder
released their fiscal 2011 second-quarter earnings showing an 11.6% growth in revenue over the last year attributing it to the rapid growth in the skin care industry, mainly from anti-aging products and skin care for men. There is no doubt that new anti-aging products are constantly being introduced into the market promising younger looking skin -- there are ads for them everywhere! With the dizzying array of products that are currently available, it can tough to create an anti-aging regimen if you don't have the time to do the research. Many "top of the line" brands that claim to have the latest research or contain really expensive ingredients also have high prices to go with them.
If you don't want to spend a lot of money for younger looking skin, there are some effective anti-aging products out there that are available at reasonable prices. These are some of my picks for inexpensive line reducers with a good reputation to back them up:
Lumene Vitamin C+ Radiant Beauty Drops
($18): Lumene is a Nordic skin care company with very reasonably priced products. The Vitamin C+ Radiant Beauty Drops are particularly effective on dull and tired skin. It's a one-month program that consists of 28 capsules to help revitalize the skin. It contains berry oils from the Arctic that are rich in antioxidants to protect the skin. The vitamin C brightens the skin and helps fade age spots.
Olay Professional Pro-X Line
($40 - $60): Olay has always been known to have high-quality, gentle yet effective products at affordable prices. The Pro-X line claims to be comparable to prescription products that are designed to reduce lines and wrinkles. All the products in the line contain Vitamin B3 which helps keep the skin hydrated, and a form of Vitamin A to help renew skin cells. The Pro-X line costs about twice as much as their other lines, but with all its positive reviews it could very well be worth a try.
Boots No. 7 Intensive Line Filler
is a UK-based company that offers pharmacy-based health and beauty products. The Intensive Line Filler is a quick-fix for wrinkles and claims to make your skin look more plump in just two weeks. According to their website, the secret weapon in the Intensive Line Filler are the "Hyaluronic acid spheres absorb water in the upper layers of the skin and inflate to many times their original size, appearing to push wrinkles up and away
". Despite that fluffy sounding claim, the Boots No. 7 Intensive Line Filler is a 2010 Good Housekeeping Anti-Aging Award Winner and continues to be quite popular.
RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream
($14): This won an award from Allure 2010 Best of Beauty and is a top name in anti-aging products. It is an intensive anti-wrinkle cream that contains pure retinol to reduce lines while you sleep. If you have dry skin you probably want to stay away from this product since it contains some alcohol.
L'Oreal Men's Expert Vita Lift Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Moisturizer
($9.50): Let's not forget about the guys. Men typically don't exfoliate as much as women and this product contains glycolic acid to help remove dead skin cells. It also contains Pro-Retinol A to smooth lines and wrinkles and is quickly absorbed into the skin without any greasy feel.
No matter how much money you spend on anti-aging products and cosmetic procedures, you can only slow down the aging process--not stop it. Since sun exposure is the leading cause of aging, always remember to use sunscreen as a preventative measure.
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