Splurge vs steal: Anti-ageing skin care

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Whether you’re skimping or ready to splurge, you – and your skin – are bound to love these luxe-to-less anti-ageing buys!

Splurge:Aveda Green Science Perfecting Cleanser, 125mL, $64.95
As the name suggests, this formula is bursting with botanically extracted plant actives proven to give your skin a lift. It also works hard to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Save: L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Foam Wash, 100mL, $13.95
Not only will this foaming cleanser lift pore-clogging dirt and impurities, it’s also loaded with anti-ageing ingredients for a firmer complexion post-cleanse.

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Splurge:Jurlique Nutri-Define Superior Retexturising Facial Serum, 30mL, $145
This serum does the lot improves skin elasticity, brightens and revitalises dull, drab-looking complexions, and evens out skin tone. What more could you want?!

Save: ModelCo Instant Miracle Booster Skin Brightening and Firming Serum, $35
This beauty wasn’t a runner-up in our Best in Beauty awards for nothing, and bh member sonalee can vouch for its effectiveness: “I felt my skin showed visible signs of improvement over time – it looked hydrated, fresher and brighter. Definitely a repeat product at a great price.”

Splurge:AHAVA Time to Smooth Age Control Even Tone Moisturizer SPF20, 50mL, $75
This light day cream is packed with anti-ageing ingredients to smooth out lines and wrinkles (and prevent any more from popping up), plus SPF for sun protection. #winner

Save: Garnier Ultralift Anti-Ageing Day Cream SPF 15, 50ml, $16.95
This skin-softening (and seriously cheap!) buy has our members raving. “My make-up glides on and I find I don’t have to apply as much powder as there’s no excess shine, yet my skin feels super moist and looks dewy. Smells divine, too!” – katshepsutt

Splurge:Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Ageing Neck and Décolleté Firm and Repair Cream, 50mL, $130
Noticing wrinkles and sagging skin appearing on your neck and chest? Up your anti-ageing skin care game by applying this firming neck and décolleté cream morning and night.

Save:Nutrimetics Ultra Care+ Neck and Décolletage Crème, 60mL, $42
This rich cream contains a blend of botanical oils to hydrate, regnerate and protect the skin on your chest and neck from the signs of ageing.

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Splurge:Elemis Pro-Intense Lift Effect Night Cream, $245
Stop sagging skin in its tracks with this rich night cream. It works overnight to stimulate the skin, lifting and firming jowls and contours for a more defined skin texture in the morning.

Save:Palmer’s Moisture Rich Night Cream, 75g, $14.99
Think you can’t get younger-looking skin for just fifteen bucks? Think again! This night cream is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and retinol so you can wake up with refreshed, youthful skin every day.

Splurge:BABOR High Skin Refiner Lifting Extra Firming Eye Cream, 30mL, $140
The jar this prod is housed in is gorgeous, but what’s inside also scores major points. The eye cream helps to firm and smooth the skin, all while protecting it from ageing in the future.

Save:Qsilica Replenish Wrinkles & Bags Eye Cream, 30mL, $27.95
This replenishing eye cream does just that – it gives the eye area a much-needed injection of hydrating ingredients like sea buckthorn, cucumber oil and vitamin C. The result? A smoother, suppler eye area.

RELATED: All about eyes and anti-ageing

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  1. Now have learned while playing with skincare that price really does not show quality and efficiency at all. ATM using budget serum that works way better than some product that have received for testing last year and was priced 4 times more (did nothing for skin, just gave me breakouts).

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