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Best Anti-Aging Skin Care for $15 or Less

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There’s a myriad (yes, we’re using our SAT words) of anti-aging beauty products/ wrinkle creams out there. And each claims to erase 10, 20, 30 years from your face.

All that youth comes at a price, though. Even the drugstore lines will set you back about $20 a bottle. By the time you’ve invested in the day cream, night cream, serum and face wash, you’re pushing a cool $100 for a one-month supply.

So we set out to find effective, anti-aging products priced at $15 or less. You know, so you can look great and save for your kid’s college tuition. The products that made the cut had the right price and a strong history of positive user reviews. Know that these may not be the right products for ultra sensitive skin or skin moisture barrier damage.

You’ll see a few names you know — Olay and L’Oreal for example — and also a few cult favorites that you hadn’t heard of. Enjoy!

L’Oreal Revitalift

Any product that does double-duty automatically gets a second look from the Budget Fashionista. This Revitalift formula is designed for face and neck — plus you can use day and night. I think that saves you, what, $40?

Pro Retinol and Tiger Grass work together to increase cell turnover, and smooth and firm your skin. And it costs less than two venti macchiattos.

What people say

To date, this IS my favorite moisturizer. Great humectant, and over time, I know it has worked to keep my skin cells plumped and elasticity restored and maintained.

Revitalift User via

Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Daily

I almost didn’t include this one on the list, because of the price. At $14.50, it’s at the high-end of what I’d consider budget. But, the sheer number of positive reviews swayed me. Thousands of women swear by this product, because it delivers a multi-pronged attack against aging skin.

The formula relies on vitamins and anti-oxidants to:

  1. Moisturize
  2. Even tone
  3. Brighten
  4. Smoothe lines and wrinkles
  5. Reduce the appearance of pores
  6. Firm
  7. Reduce dark spots

Yep, that’s seven.

What people say

It really works. It removes dark spots, makes your skin glow. My skin looks younger and smooth…radiant.

Olay 7-in-1 user, via

Tree of Life Retinol Serium

This is a cruelty-free and 98% natural formula, consisting of powerhouse ingredients: 2% retinol, botanical hyaluronic acid, organic jojoba oil, witch hazel, organic green tea, vitamin E and more. Retinol is widely known for its anti-aging effects, and hyraluronic acid is an effective skin plumper. The label says the serum delivers smoother, more radiant skin — and its users agree.

My only question is, why is it only $10?

What people say

I just love this. I have seen such a difference in my eyes and face. My eyelids use to droop so badly. Every day they look better and better.

Tree of Life User, via Amazon

Cosmedica Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Apply this serum before your moisturizer, day and night, for softer, plumper skin. This powerful serum has reviewed by more than 7,400 users with a solid, four-star rating. It’s also the 76th best selling product in Amazon’s Beauty and Personal Care category — at less than $11 a bottle, this one’s a steal.

What people say

I’ve been using it daily for almost three weeks now, my face is softer and plump, cannot live without this bae! 😍

Cosmedica user, via Amazon

L’Oreal Collagen Filler

L’Oreal’s Collage Filler is the poor-girl’s substitute for collagen injections. Granted, you won’t get the same results — but you also don’t get needles stuck in your face.

The product contains collagen and moisturizing ingredients to keep your skin hydrated and fill in lines and wrinkles over time.

What people say

Skin is definitely more moisturized, plumper, and feels way more hydrated. It has not made me break out, and when I use it at night my skin feels moisturized when I wake up!

L’Oreal Collagen Filler User via Amazon

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Sunday 23rd of October 2011

hello! i'm from Philippines , 47 yrs. problem is my dark circles in my eyes, it looks i'm too old, and what best anti aging and whitening cream i can use. Please help me so i can gain again my self esteem. Thanks a lot. God bless.


Sunday 16th of October 2011

Adrienne, at your age the best anti-aging product is sunblock! Especially in the higher altitudes of Colorado. Use it daily! Then, include any of the other moisturinzing products, by the same product lines above. You'll be on the right track to preventing wrinkles.


Friday 14th of October 2011

I'm in my mid-twenties and live in dry Colorado... I'd like to find a good anti-wrinkle product that will keep my skin hydrated and help me fight off wrinkles in years to come. Which of these products do you think is best for me? thanks!


Wednesday 27th of February 2008

Olay is the best! i’ve been using it for years. I’m sure to try this new product! =)

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