Over and Under $50: The Best Anti-Aging Serums
When it comes to beauty, you have to pick and choose where you spend your money. Maybe you’re all about that perfect complexion, so you splurge on foundation and concealer but save on liner and mascara. Or perhaps you can’t resist luxurious cleansers, so you spend less on other skin products, like moisturizer. If that’s you, shop the first half of this story. If you love a good night cream and are willing to pay for one that works, you’ll find your top picks in the second part of this story. Either way, there’s an anti-aging serum for every budget—scroll through for 10 of the best!
Burt’s Bees Naturally Ageless Intensive Repairing Serum ($12)
For drier skin types, Burt’s Bees’ oil-based treatment helps with all your skin’s aging woes. This all-natural serum contains pomegranate oil to fight free radical damage, while evening primrose and borage oils build up the skin’s moisture barrier.
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum ($22)
Say adios to stubborn wrinkles with Neutrogena’s accelerated retinol formula. This product will smooth fine lines and reduce deeper wrinkles like crow’s feet and worry lines. Hyaluronic acid plumps and rejuvenates the skin while retinol renews, tightens, and brightens the complexion.
Philosophy When Hope Is Not Enough ($45)
Perfect for those who prefer lightweight formulas, this oil-free serum hydrates stressed and aging skin. It delivers ingredients that improve elasticity and reduce under-eye bags, dark circles, and signs of environmental damage. Plus, chaparral extract minimizes unwanted facial hair (bonus!).
Origins Dr. Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Advanced Face Serum ($53)
Technically this product is a little over $50, but it wouldn’t be right if this natural skin-relief serum wasn’t included. Perfect for those who struggle with redness and want anti-aging benefits, too, sea buckthorn and Origins’ mega-mushroom blend deliver anti-inflammatory properties while making skin more resilient.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II ($62)
This advanced-repair serum fights all key signs of visible aging by maximizing the skin’s natural ability to renew itself overnight. With Estée Lauder’s exclusive ChronoluxCB technology (to get technical), the appearance of lines and wrinkles is reduced, and skin is left more hydrated, radiant, and even-toned.
Murad Resurgence Intensive Age-Diffusing Serum ($75)
If your skin feels dehydrated and a little lackluster, Murad’s Age-Diffusing Serum’s resurrection plant proteins improve skin elasticity, firmness, and suppleness while also decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and other visible signs of aging.
Dr. Brandt Glow by Dr. Brandt Overnight Resurfacing Serum ($86)
For radiant skin and improved texture and tone, try Dr. Brandt’s Overnight Resurfacing Serum. Made with a time-released 2% retinol complex, this serum will reduce lines and wrinkles while softening enlarged pores and lessening the look of redness with its olive active ingredient.
Caudalíe Premier Cru Elixir ($99)
Half oil and half serum, this elixir provides the powerful, targeted effects of a serum with the luxurious and nourishing benefits of an oil (and it smells like rose and oak). This dry oil hybrid lifts, firms, brightens, and nourishes all skin types while providing a perfect complement to whatever moisturizer you layer on after.
Obagi Gentle Rejuvenation Skin Rejuvenation Serum ($113)
If you’re looking to turn over a new leaf when it comes to your skin, look no further than Obagi’s advanced-formula serum that promises to restore skin to its healthy radiance. It supports the skin’s natural healing process while repairing damage with potent ingredients like kinetin and Swiss apple extract over a 12-hour period.
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