Dermatologists have access to so many incredible creams and serums that they rarely fall victim to marketing campaigns designed for products that have less than stellar ingredients. A skincare professional knows that, although many effective products will cost you a bit more, you can achieve glowing skin using inexpensive products that boast quality ingredients (without all the lovely bells and whistles you don’t need). Here are 5 cheap products that experts agree can make your skin glow.
RoC Deep Wrinkle Night Cream
Retin-A and ingredients like retinol, which derive from Retin-A but are less potent and don’t require a prescription, are ideal for anyone trying to tackle the early signs of aging. This RoC night cream is gentle, free of oils, and non-comedogenic (meaning: it won’t clog pores). Its retinol complex does an outstanding job of minimizing fine lines and wrinkles and making your complexion appear smoother and softer.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Serums are incredible, but often pricey. This 2 percent hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 serum, used after cleanser and toner but before moisturizer, attracts up to 1000 times its weight in water, which makes skin look plumper, softer, and healthier.
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser
The cleanser you use is the first step you take toward getting glowing skin and this one, which is fragrance-free, free of harsh chemicals, and allergy tested, is perfect for all skin types — but especially kind to sensitive skin. This creamy cleanser eliminate dirt and oil without stripping your skin of its natural oils and contains a botanical antioxidant blend that relieves dry, red skin.
Feeling Beautiful Charcoal & Black Sugar Facial Polishing Mask
If you have oily or combination skin, the kaolin clay and active charcoal in this mask draw out impurities from deep within your pores, preventing and treating blackheads and other forms of acne. This mask is also rich in essential oils and plant extracts, which means it replaces hydration as it cleanses skin.
Ambi Fade Cream
Sun spots and hormonal hyper pigmentation can make your skin look muddy and dull. The Ambi Fade Cream contains hydroquinone, which brightens skin and fades dark spots and scars, as well as alpha hydroxy to exfoliate dead skin cells and vitamin E to keep skin supple and smooth.