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A beauty regimen that won't break the bank

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Is a Solution for:
Dry Skin, Fine Lines, Uneven Skin
March 5, 2018 Reviewed by Marta 0 Comments

At the start of the year, I put together a selection of products that punch above their price point. Continuing with that theme and responding to community member requests, I have devised a budget regimen that is easy on the pocket book, but doesn’t compromise on effectiveness. From cleanser, through anti-aging serums, to night creams, this streamlined regimen focuses on multitaskers and the biggest bangs for your buck.

Cleanser

This is not the cheapest, but it does augment your anti-aging products and means you don’t need another peel or exfoliator. Skin 2 Skin Care AB-HA Exfoliating Cleanser ($42 in the shop) alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids that loosen the bond of dead skin cells to accelerate the natural skin renewal process. It also reduces breakouts, fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of premature aging.

I also like Skinveda Amlaki Chamomile Cleansing Crème ($27 in the shop) because I get to cleanse with apple and coconut surfactants. This Ayurvedic cleanser removes impurities from the skin without drying out your skin. It does a good job of removing make up as well.

Serum

Deciem has reduced the price of its intense (30% concentration) vitamin C serum from $70 to only $42. So I have now introduced Deciem NIOD Ethylated L-Ascorbic Acid 30% Network to the shop. Deciem has stabilized the l-ascorbic acid in a couple of different ways including the addition of an antioxidant network.  The focused formula has only these active ingredients. This is probably the bargain of 2018.

Moisturizer

I don’t usually like moisturizers that double up as sunscreens as they tend to do neither very well. Prana SpaCeuticals Purifying Day Lotion SPF 30 ($38 in the shop) moisturizes and protects while preventing blemishes (specially helpful for those with oily or acne-prone skin).

Eye Cream

Your Best Face Nourish eye cream ($55 in the shop) makes a grand return as an ultra-lightweight and budget conscious formula designed to tone and rejuvenate the eye area. It has some of the same great actives as in the more expensive YBF Defend. Nourish eye cream is designed to address puffiness and dark circles with a sophisticated roster that includes Preventhelia, elhibin, leucidal, knotgrass flavonoids, and kojic dipalmitate.

Night Cream

Here’s an opportunity to introduce an anti-aging retinol into your regimen. Medik8 Retinol 3TR ($55 in the shop) is a lightweight, jojoba oil-based retinol serum with 0.3% retinol buffered by tocopherol acetate for increased stability. With zinc and vitamin B complex, it plumps, firms and refines fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots.

If retinol isn’t your thing and you are looking for a great night-time hydtrator, consider Ayelet Active Duty Complexion Serum ($50 in the shop). This deceptively simple facial oil has essential fatty acids from natural oils are necessary for maintaining proper condition of the lipid moisture barrier. It contains a full amino acid spectrum making this serum very effective in combat symptoms of malnourished or prematurely aging dry skin.

 

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