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High End vs. Affordable Skin Care

Posted on February 06 2019

Skin care products give us too much hope, don’t you think? Hope that whatever products we buy will erase wrinkles, reduce bags under our eyes, and keep us looking young forever. Obviously, the most expensive products are worth all the money because they’ll help us fight the anti-aging battle, right? But, are the expensive products worth it? Do the products costing hundreds of dollars deserve your purchase? The good news is, the cost of products isn’t the most important part of your skin care regime – it’s the ingredients. With the right ingredients, you can create an affordable skin care regime that is just as effective as a high end one! So what are the ingredients that are most important in your skin care routine?

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Retinol treatment

Retinol is both an ingredient and an essential step in your skin care routine. It is one of the most effective anti-aging ingredients on the market. Retinol interacts with our DNA to increase the rejuvenation that our skins struggles with as we get older. It stimulates cell turnover and collagen production, and also strengthens skin and reduces complexion imperfections like sun spots and fine lines.  While retinol products are not cheap, there are reasonable options that many can afford, like our Advanced Anti-Aging Retinol Cream. So whether you use a serum or a cream, whether expensive or affordable, find a product that contains retinol to treat your skin with every evening.


The good news with exfoliators? Expensive exfoliators are not required to be effective. Most will do the job of removing dead skin cells to keep your skin looking healthy and young. The expensive exfoliators may leave your face smelling better, but that is certainly not required to fight aging!
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Night cream

Because night creams work actively during the night to promote anti-aging, what kind of ingredients should you look for? Anti-aging ingredients! Find one that contains retinoids, hyaluronic acid, or glycolic acid, which all reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and help the skin maintain moisture. Vitamins C and E are also potent anti-aging ingredients. Vitamin C aids in collagen production, and vitamin E soothes and protects the skin. Night creams actively work during the night to help promote the anti-aging process, meaning these ingredients can penetrate the skin all night, giving you lasting results!

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Eye cream

Does the skin under your eyes need different treatment than the rest of your skin? Absolutely! Look for alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), which decreases under eye circles and puffiness, providing relief and healing. Also look for hyaluronic acid and ceramides, which help maintain moisture and pull moisture from the air. Retinol is another key ingredient help skin around eyes look young.


Sunscreen is an easy part of your skincare to figure out, because SPF levels are the same, regardless of cost. You can go basic for sun protections, or spend more with formula that contains ceramides or other ingredients that promote supple skin. Just remember to choose a product with SPF 20 or higher.
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So what’s the conclusion? Expensive skincare is not a requirement for keeping your skin looking young. Find products with the right ingredients to create an affordable skin care routine, and you’ll notice a difference in your skin!

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