Cheap Anti-Aging Products that Work
There are two things you need to look for in cheap anti-aging products that work states Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD, a dermatologist at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City. And believe it or not, they are not the active ingredients listed in small print on the back of the packaging. Read further to find out what those two things are that will help you identify cheap anti-aging products that work, as well discover her top choices of anti-aging products for women on a budget to buy for their beauty and skincare.
Dr. Ellen Marmur says that the front of the anti-aging product is where you need to look first in choosing a cheap anti-aging product that works.
“The two things you want to see clearly are number one— moisturizer. Moisturizer is going to protect your skin and let your body heal itself naturally and get rid of wrinkles. And, the second thing you want is SPF, and that’s going to defend you from sun damage and all the signs of aging like wrinkles and spots,” says Dr. Marmur.
On The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. OZ states that “Looking younger does not have to break the bank.” And to make his point, Dr. Oz turned over his credit card to three women for an anti-aging product shopping spree to see what products they chose for a price comparison with cheap anti-aging products recommended by Dr. Marmur.
The first anti-aging product compared was a high-priced popular wrinkle cream that costs $42. The shopper who chose the product admitted that the plastic packaging, the professional recommendations and the price were the factors that made her decide that this wrinkle cream must work well on wrinkles. “You get what you pay for—right?” she told Dr. Oz. However, Dr. Oz had a surprise for her.
“The world’s cheapest anti-aging product for wrinkles,” says Dr. Oz, “actually costs $4.79.”
Dr. Marmur concurred with Dr. Oz and told viewers that she recommends a product called “St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer” for treating wrinkles.
The second shopper bought an “under eye cream” for treating dark circles under her eyes and admitted that she too bought her choice based on the packaging advertisement that claimed the cream is the surgical equivalent of treating skin under the eyes. Her cost: $68.00.
“The world’s cheapest anti-aging product for treating under eye bags actually costs $3.99,” says Dr. Oz.
Dr. Marmur says that a cheaper buy is to use a product called “Dickenson’s Original Witch Hazel.”
“This is actually a pore perfecting toner. The nice thing about Witch Hazel is that it’s nature’s best beauty bargain…like alcohol it has an antimicrobial, so it will clean your skin. And also, it’s an astringent so it will make your blood vessels shrink so that they will not look so dark under the eyes. But it also has an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory, and those will help de-puff the area. Lastly, it actually also has some oil in it that will moisturize your skin,” says Dr. Marmur.
The third shopper bought a brown-spot cream that cost $27 and said that she choose this product because of its high price and because it also promised to get rid of pink spots and freckling.
“The world’s cheapest anti-aging product for treating brown spots actually costs about $2.99,” says Dr. Oz.
In place of the $27 brown spot cream the third shopper bought, Dr. Marmur recommends a cheaper alternative called “Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E Swivel Stick” for treating brown and red spots on the skin.
“It looks like that you put it on your lips, but you can actually put it on your brown spots,” says Dr. Marmur. “We know that when we actually scratch those spots [red spots and dry skin regions] that we leave a brown stain, and this will moisturize it and help prevent you from scratching your own skin. It even helps with the vitamin E, which is an antioxidant which will help kind of get rid of blemishes, so that you won’t pick them or pop them. And, on the back—if you do read those little fine print ingredients—it has keratin, which we know has Vitamin A just like Retin-A which is anti-wrinkle,” says Dr. Marmur.
In conclusion, Dr. Marmur’s recommendations for cheap anti-aging products that work are:
1. “St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer”
2. “Dickenson’s Original Witch Hazel.”
3. “Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E Swivel Stick”
For more information about skincare products that save dollars, read this review about a recent Consumer Reports comparison study.
Source: The Dr. Oz Show