Beauty on a Budget: A facelift during a Recession
You probably didn’t know that when you break down the daily cost of a cosmetic procedure such as Botox, the cost averages about $3.00/ day. For many of us, that’s about the same cost of our daily lattes. In an article written by Michele Cohen Marill on “The Weekend Facelift” she mentioned that women in their 20s and 30s now consider cosmetic procedures to be just a step beyond sunscreen. Even with the very rare, but very scary side effects of these procedures they have been widely accepted as normal.
With the economy in a recession, now more than ever, women are wanting to get a makeover and have younger looking skin and a refreshed look that fits within their on-the-go lifestyle, but cannot justify fronting the money for these expensive procedures. We’ll I’ve come to your rescue. I searched high and low to find the skinny on the best at-home age-fighting products out there. All product sets will last 4 -6 months. Here’s what I found. Enjoy!
Skin Authority's Youthful Skin Kit
Skin Authority was developed by Celeste Hilling, who treats skin care from the inside out. I love this woman! Like me, she believes that healthy, glowing skin doesn’t just come from the products that you use, but also from your lifestyle. The more you lead a healthy lifestyle, the better your skin will look as well. Her age-fighting set called the Youthful Skin Kit includes Daily Cleanser, Resurfacing Accelerator, Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 30, Super-C Serum, Tri-Power Peptide Hydrator, and Vitamin A Cell Renewal.
Total Cost: $329.00
Avg. cost per day: $2.19
Skin Authority is available online at online or call1-866-325-SKIN for a treatment center near you.
This product line was carefully developed by two doctors and four aestheticians. The products work together to treat skin problems of all skin types including acne, hyper pigmentation and fine lines. Products recommended for age-fighting include:
Cranberry Antioxidant Cleansing Gel - $27 for 4 oz.
Glycolic Antixoidant Cleanser - $27 for 4 oz.
Retinol 2% Exfoliating Scrub - $43 for 2 oz.
Cranberry Antioxidant Toner - $24 for 4 oz.
Vitamin C/Green Tea Serum - $36 for 1 oz.
Acai Berry Moisturizer - $30 for 2 oz.
Sheer Protection SPF 30 - $30 for 2 oz.
Total Cost: $217
Avg. cost per day: $1.45
SkinScript is available online or click here for a distributor near you.
Mary Kay's TimeWise Miracle Set
Mary Kay Ash was a brilliant woman, she knew that women either wouldn’t have or wouldn’t take the time to do all 5 steps in a skin care program, so she put it all in 3! That is the TimeWise system. This system will save you time in your morning routine, dollars in your pocket, and years off your face with regular use! The Miracle Set includes the basics plus a Day Solution to provide sun protection and fight expression lines during the day and Night Solution to repair damage and freshen skin at night.
TimeWise 3 in 1 Cleanser (tones, exfoliates, and gently cleans the face)
Age-Fighting Moisturizer (available with SPF 15)
Foundation of your choice
Day Solution Sunscreen SPF 25
Total Cost : $104
Avg. cost per day: $0.86
Mary Kay TimeWise Miracle Set is available online or through your local Independent Beauty Consultant.
LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
LUSH is this skin care line for those who want to feel good about looking good. LUSH is a 100% vegetarian and eco-friendly product line. So you can do your part to save the planet while knocking out the age fighting process. The age-fighting formulas are made with essential oils and fresh produce to make the products concentrated and long lasting. A little bit goes a long way with these products. The recommended program for age-fighting is:
Ultra Bland Facial Cleanser $29.95
Tea Tree Water Facial Toner $17.95
Paradise Regained Moisturizer $46.95.
Total Cost: $94.85
Avg. cost per day: $0.63
Available online at online or for a boutique near you click here.
Boot's Expert Line
Boots started out as the UK’s #1 selling brand of skin care and cosmetics. Now they have brought their knowledge to the US with their Expert line available at Target stores nationwide. A basic skin care regimen from Expert includes:
Expert Sensitive Moisture Boost Body Cream $ 5.99
Expert Sensitive Gentle Refreshing Toner $3.99
Expert Sensitive Gentle Smoothing Scrub $5.49
Expert Sensitive Gentle Body Wash $3.39
Expert Sensitive Hydrating Serum $7.49
Total Cost: $26.35
Avg. cost per day: $0.18
Boots Expert is available through Target Stores Nationwide and online at Target.com.
Have A Beautiful Day!
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Tags: Recession , Face Lift , Cosmetic Surgery , Botox , Skin Care , Age Fighting , Mary Kay , Skin Script , Expert , Skin Authority
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