A line here, a wrinkle there. You need a quick fix fast, but can’t convince yourself to spend a boatload on cosmetic procedures.
Thankfully, the beauty industry has answered the plight of thousands of women fighting the telltale signs of aging with over-the-counter products that are both cost and time efficient.
Ahead, the best tried-and-true anti-aging products under $100.
Boots No7 Protect and Perfect is a beauty cult classic that has been clinically and scientifically proven to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. In fact, a study conducted by the British Journal of Dermatology put the product on the map as a highly effective over-the-counter anti-aging product, where 43% of participants saw an improvement in the condition of their skin over six months.
While the Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum ($24.99) works on combatting the first signs of aging, the Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum ($29.99) attacks more advanced marks of age. When applied, the serums glide effortlessly onto the skin for a dewy effect as powerful age-fighting ingredients, like pro-retinol, peptides and Vitamin C, sink in and go to work. I can attest that my skin appeared more moisturized and radiant by the end of two weeks.
2. Elizabeth Arden RX Triple Protection Factor Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
This lotion from Elizabeth Arden packs a three-in-one punch of SPF 50, DNA enzyme complex and protein protection antioxidants to help protect your skin from the sun and free radicals it faces throughout the day. $68. Available at www.elizabethardenrx.com.
Upgrade your daily moisturizer with Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum. Ten of the skin’s topmost layers are saturated with collagen-building ingredients, like vitamin B3 for cell turnover and vitamin E and green tea for age-reversing antioxidants. The cream reverses up to 10 years of fine lines and wrinkles after 28 days of use. $25.99. Available at www.olay.com.
4. Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Treatment Mask
After cleansing, apply this sheet mask by Garnier for 10 minutes. Vitamin C brightens while glycerin hydrates for refreshed and renewed skin. If your goal is to diminish dark spots beyond the immediate benefits of glowing and radiant skin, be sure to apply the mask two to three times a week. The perfect fix to wind down after a long day. $16.99 for a pack of six masks. Available at www.garnierusa.com.
5. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy
Don’t forget lips in your anti-aging regimen! Just thinking of those little lines forming around the mouth has me applying Fresh’s Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy, which contains Hyaluronic Spheres to penetrate the skin to fill in wrinkles and plump the lips, and sea fennel extract, to help smooth fine lines and define the lip area. $25. Available at www.sephora.com.