Facial serums & creams!

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What is a facial serum?  It’s a gel based moisturizer that you put on before your cream. In terms of anti-aging products, this is a life saver.  With all the advances in the skin care world, even drug store brands are starting to up their game.  
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Splurge: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, $62
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Save: Olay Regenerist regenerating serum, $15
There are expensive ones, if you want to indulge, a bottle of Estee Lauder’s serum will set you back at least $60.  But there are inexpensive ones as well.  I find Olay regenerating serum quite good, and it’s only $15!  And you can find that in almost any drugstore.  
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There are 2 from the Sephora Collection that I like, that are affordable.  One is their Roll on Lifting Serum, $15, and the other is called the Super loaded age defy, $30 (the above photo).  Both are good, and travel friendly.  
New Serums on the market: 
Splurge: Ren Keep Young & Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty shot: I only have a sample of this product & it was AMAZING.  You only need to put 2 drops on your face, & you can actually feel your face tightening as it dries.  People magazine claims that this was the closest thing to botox in a bottle.  It is a bit pricey at $54 a bottle (1.2 oz) but keep in mind every time you’re only using 1 or 2 drops.  This is amazing, amazing stuff.  If it were more affordable I would give it to all my girl friends.
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Save: For a more inexpensive alternative, you can also try this product that’s also new on the market, sold exclusively at the Body Shop. They recently started a line of products called Nutriganics, appealing specifically to anti-aging products.  Creams, masks, but most importantly a great serum.  They have Nutriganic Drops of Youth Concentrate, which has gotten 5 out of 5 stars on their website, and a best seller.  At $37, it’s not too expensive.  If you are on a tighter budget, go for the Olay regenerist serum I mentioned earlier, or the Roll on Serum by Sephora.
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For Night creams:
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Ponds Rich hydrating Facial Moisturizer, for dry skin, $8

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Hado Labo Anti-aging Hydrator, $18

For affordable facial creams, the best place to hit I think is Target.  Target carries a line of skincare products from the UK called ‘Boots’, and they have everything from cleansers, creams, shower gels, body butters, etc.  And their face creams start at $15!  Also Ponds makes a great one that only costs about $7!  It’s so inexpensive and it’s amazing!!  I LOVE the night cream that’s featured above: Night cream Triple Age Renewal, my face feels like a baby’s bottom in the morning.

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Also what’s been popular at CVS as well as Amazon.comNuance by Salma Hayek.  She claims that she uses the same ingredients her grandmother used in her facial creams.  And at $20, it’s a great steal!!

I have this general preference to moisturize at night, so make sure you get a good night cream, whatever your skin type may be.  My skin is dry so I use a Vitamin E nourishing night cream from The Body Shop which is about $20.  (But if it’s on sale I get it for $12!!)

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The body shop Nourishing night cream with Vitamin E, $20

I hope this blog will lighten up your skin as well as your wallet. =)

Links:

Nutriganic Drops of Youth Concentrate:

My video on youtube describing serums & facial creams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaa2m_PAIlc&feature=youtu.be

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