Who hasn’t looked at their favorite celebrity and wished they had their age-defying photo-ready looks?
Last year singer-songwriter Alicia Keys started a movement. She declared she would no longer be pressured into wearing makeup. Of course, to do this she had to already have near perfect skin.
Flawless skin is usually healthy skin. If you are rich and famous you can spend endless dollars at the spa getting the latest treatments. Let’s face it, most of us need beauty on a budget.
Beauty is big business. Women and men alike are taking better care of their bodies and skincare is in their daily regimen. Make-up and skincare companies have estimated annual revenue of $170 billion dollars. They are catering to the demands of the consumer.
Keeping up with the demand for skin softeners, acne fighters and age defying creams, finds the market flooded with new and improved products.
We can now save the trip to the spa for special occasions and head to the local pharmacy or beauty supply store for luxury skincare.
Let’s take a quick look at what products are good for your face and your budget.
True Botanicals is a luxury skincare product for the toxin-conscious. With its elegant good looks and health-conscious ethos, this product is quickly competing with some of the top brands.
Their eco-friendly Renew anti-aging cream hydrates and nourishes the skin. The brand also offers a shampoo and conditioner line for healthy hair.
Made up of micelles, which are small oil molecules, it is said to be a refreshing cleanser for the face. You alleviate the need for water because the main ingredient pulls the dirt and make-up from the skin.
It can be used as an all-in-one facial cleanser because it also serves as a makeup remover and moisturizer.
Micellar water is a luxury skincare product that is offered by top beauty brands like Lancome and Garnier.
Whether you are dealing with dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin or some form of all three, there are a few products on the market that can help.
The next step after cleansing the skin is to ensure you have a good moisturizer. Choose a product that is oil-free and won’t dry your skin. Moisturizers are designed to treat dry skin and prevent skin from drying out.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost is one product that has managed to work wonders on all skin types.
So go ahead and hydrate your skin.
Dark circles and bags under the eyes are a sign of being tired and also make you look older. Some people choose to surgically correct the problem, which can be costly.
As we age so does our skin. So it’s no surprise that the areas around the eyes age at a faster pace. According to an article in Cosmopolitan magazine, ages 36 percent faster than the rest of your skin.
For the luxury skincare budgetista, there are several over-the-counter products that can make our eyes look younger and brighter. They include L’Oréal Advanced Revitalift Eye Cream and Estée Lauder ANR Eye Serum Synchronized Recovery Complex II.
Exfoliate! Exfoliate! Exfoliate!
Nothing says luxury skincare like a face peel. When we exfoliate we are actually removing dead skin cells. Afterward are face thanks us because it is refreshed and feeling revived.
Going to the spa for this luxury skincare treatment is a gem for a day out with the girls. Don’t fret, because you can get that same experience in the comfort of your home.
Try Avon Anew Clinical Retexturizing Peel, L’oréal Revitalift Bright Reveal Peel or Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel for sensitive skin.
These products are not for peels. If that’s the route you want to go, you may want to consult with a dermatologist first.
No beauty product collection is complete without night cream.
After you cleanse your face after a long day, your next step should be to apply night cream. Some products you wash off after an hour. Other products are left on overnight to ensure you awakened with soft, glowing radiant skin.
When choosing night creams always consider your skin type. Do you want something to treat oily or sensitive skin?
Either way, here are our suggestions. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Overnight Cream and The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Night Cream.
Facial cleansing device
These electronic devices designed to give the face a good deep cleansing are becoming very popular. Although not recommended for people with sensitive skin or acne, the devices provide a tantalizing experience.
The handheld devices are a step up from washing the face with just soap and water. The brushes unclog pores while exfoliating dry skin.
Facial cleansing devices should only be used a few times a week. There a several on the market with a wide range of prices. Choose the one that fits your needs and your budget.
Popular brands include Proactiv Deep Cleaning Brush, Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush and the Clarisonic System.
The luxury skincare wrap-up
When it comes to luxury skincare, if you are looking to go the more affordable route there is plenty of products to choose from. Giving yourself the spa treatment at home can be a cost-effective way to maintain beautiful glowing skin without breaking the bank.
Be sure to do your research and evaluate the products. Pay close attention to ingredients and choose products that fit your skin type.
If you are planning to go all out with the do-it-yourself home spa, it may be a good idea to see a dermatologist to get their recommendations. Always discontinue using products that cause skin irritation.
We hope you enjoyed our list of skincare products and hopefully, they will save you a few dollars. Check out our other lists to find the best of everything luxury beauty.
Do you have skincare products you use opposed to going to the spa, let us know below. We love hearing from our readers and receiving great suggestions.