Quality skincare doesn't have to come with a hefty price tag. Our Top Ten Beauty Products Under $100 will help save you money, and also save your skin. Each product was hand-picked to be part of your cost-effective, essential skincare regimen.
Ultra Clear Facial Cleansing System ($86) Considered the foundation of healthy skin, dry and wet brushing can revamp your skincare routine. With its rapidly rotating brush heads specifically designed for sensitive and/or mature skin, TIA’s exclusive facial brush system gives your current face cleanser a real boost (and costs significantly less than similar products!). After testing the Ultra Clear for a month, reader Pam said, "I feel like my face wouldn’t be completely clean without it! Try it for the first time and you will understand what I mean."
BRAD Biophotonic Essential Elixir Multi-Peptide ($95) Chains of amino acids, more formally known as peptides, are the body’s building blocks. BRAD Multi-Peptide uses more than a dozen of these for a powerful repairing serum that can also double as smoothing neck treatment. In her review, Marta rated it amongst the best products that she has found and described its skin softening effects as “addictive.”
Michael Todd Knu Anti-Aging Face Lift Cream ($69) Michael Todd combines the hydrating power of a moisturizer and the cutting-edge technology of a serious serum in Knu Anti-Aging Face Lift Cream. With copper peptides, epidermal growth factor and AHAs, this effective cream smooths wrinkles, firms sagging skin and even soothes acne and rosacea with the inclusion of snail secretions. Try it as a mask to get even more bang for your buck. Marta included in her review how she is "often asked to recommend an anti-aging cream or serum that is also helpful for acne and this will be one that I’ll be suggesting from now on."
Amarte Eyeconic Eye Cream A truly innovative anti-aging treatment, Amarte Eyeconic Eye Cream brings together the potency of retinol and epidermal growth factors but without dryness or irritation. Instead, argan oil and glycerin hydrate and smooth the delicate eye area. This cream is also a multi-tasker that can be used to target lip lines. Mark was pleased by how this product lived up to its promise and noted that just "a very small amount is all that is needed for each eye," making it budget-friendly.
Hair Vitality Complex ($59 in the shop) Thinning hair can age women well beyond their years. Hair Vitality Complex helps promote healthy hair growth and reduce shedding using all-natural ingredients, including copper peptides, to fill in gaps and restore fullness. Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Hair Vitality Complex has been a consistent bestseller in the Truth In Aging shop since its launch. Dora claimed, “It really does work. My end result was longer, stronger hair. I can’t tell you how many people commented on my hair growth after a month of use.”
Your Best Face Private Reserve Antioxidant Oil ($75 in the shop) Facial oils are one of the biggest anti-aging breakthroughs this year. Private Reserve uses a whopping 4 ingredients, including YBF's signature spin-trap and Lipochroman-6, to restore and regenerate skin. Suitable for all skin types, including oily and acne-prone. Ki felt “it was like the Skin Goddess had reached down and brushed my face with magic dew!”
AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum ($99 in the shop) Possibly the best eye serum yet, AQ formulates its concentrated eye serum using Matrixyl 3000 and human growth factors to diminish crow’s feet, wrinkles and fine lines, while lightening and tightening the under-eye area. A TIA reader touted “Laugh lines are massively reduced, eye area is lifted and amazingly my eyelashes seem thicker. Devoted to this product.”
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream ($39) Makeup meets anti-aging with the first organic CC cream on the market. Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream brightens, lightens, and corrects skin tone with regular use while providing even coverage for all skin types (and sun protection!). Jennifer claimed, “I bought this CC cream for light coverage. It provides that nicely. What I did not expect that's a huge benefit is how it changed my skin in just a month. It significantly diminished the fine lines under my eyes and helped reduce the fine line on my forehead. I was so impressed that I bought the moisturizer and serum in the same stem cellular repair line.”
Astara Age Defying Complex ($85). Still seeking that holy grail firming serum that won’t break the bank? Look no further than Astara Age Defying Complex, as it had reviewer Gunilla raving about its tightening effects on both her face and “turkey throat.” This effective treatment contains niacin and ginkgo bilboa for a truly lifted look.
Royal Nectar Moisturizing Face Lift ($55) Loved by both the British royal family and the TIA community, Royal Nectar Moisturizing Face Lift sets the standard for anti-agers priced under $60. Containing the brand's trademark ingredients of bee venom and Makuka honey with anti-inflammatory and antispetic properties, this light, whipped moisturizer is sure to become your new skincare staple. After reviewing, Kathy said, "My skin feels absolutely wonderful, it is so soft and I find that it gives my face a smooth, glowing look which I like very much."