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Best Regimen on a Budget

January 8, 2018 Reviewed by Marta 6 Comments

Led by Annie, some community members asked me to come up with a budget conscious regimen. Given that my continuous hunt for cutting edge ingredients can take me into expensive categories, such as growth factors and peptides, I do appreciate that I need to reign back from time to time and point you to a regimen that won’t break the bank, but is still effective. Here’s my selection of products that punch above their price point.

Trust Deciem to put together some great ingredients and keep prices keen. One of the better bargains to be had in skincare is Deciem Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age ($38 in the shop). This is a serum that hydrates skin and reduces fine lines with an Antarctic and Hawaiian algae complex, Matrixyl and five different forms of hyaluronic acid.

The Your Best Face line of Concentrates are really good value as they are formulated with good concentrations of targeted actives. The Brightening Concentrate with a new form of kojic acid is $32 and a must for hyperpigmentation. For those who have been gazing at fancy serums with high end antioxidants and getting sticker shock, look no further than Your Best Face Antioxidants Concentrate ($65 in the shop), a versatile anti-aging serum that can be used on its own or blended with other creams, masks and serums. This creamy blend contains heavy hitters such as ferulic acid, spin trap, lipochroman-6, resveratrol and glutathione.

Although Deciem says that SubQ can be used around the eyes, I personally advocate for a dedicated eye cream so that specific issues such as dark circles, puffiness and crepey lids can be tackled. Ayelet’s Brightening Bio Active Under Eye Cream ($28 in the shop) is designed for maturing, damaged, tired-looking skin with all natural ingredients to help reduce puffiness, lighten dark circles and lessen the look of lines. Or there’s ExPürtise Effective Eye Serum, priced at $65, you’d be happy to pay a hundred bucks for your go-to natural, eye treatment for a myriad of concerns.

Save money and time with Prana’s well-designed day creams with SPF. 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).

  • January 10, 2018

    by karen

    awesome! thank you so much. i love this site and your reviews.

  • January 10, 2018

    by Kelly

    Thank you! A timely post. I really appreciate this advice.

  • January 10, 2018

    by Jessica

    Thanks so much for sharing this info! I can't wait to receive my Deciem Hylamide SubQ Eyes (for which I looked here, first) and Hydra-Density Mist. It is so helpful to have a spectrum of options. My skin is so parched, I expect one day soon I'll crack in half! Hopefully I'll find a fitting product or two, before then. Cheers..

  • January 10, 2018

    by Belinda

    Hi Martha, thank you for highlighting the best budget conscious products that are effective and don’t break the bank. I had turned away from TIA for a while because I could not afford the products recommended with many of them over $100. Thanks for making TIA products attainable again for the budget conscious and average consumer. I’m sure there is a large segment of your customers that would welcome skincare below $65. Thank God for Deciem and YBF for making reasonably priced products. Thanks again, Martha.

  • January 8, 2018

    by em

    i agree re: Hylamide sub Q products!

  • January 8, 2018

    by Ann

    When I read the first article, I immediately thought of Deciem’s Hylamide. SubQ anti-age is fabulous, and so it the anti-age eye. These products are hydrating without weight or stickiness, and I see anti- aging results on par with much more expensive products.

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