Updated: August 01, 2013

Pricing Key

Steal: Under $25

Spend: $25-$75

Splurge: Over $75

Facial Cleansers

St. Ives Protective Cleanser (Steal; at drugstores)

Origins Organics Foaming Face Wash (Spend; origins.com)

Facial Exfoliators

L'Oréal Paris Advanced Revitalift Micro-Dermabrasion Kit (Spend; at drugstores)

Philosophy the Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash (Spend; philosophy.com)

Facial Moisturizers

Olay Definity Night Restorative Sleep Cream (Spend; at drugstores)

Shiseido the Skincare Tinted Moisture Protection SPF 20 (Spend; sca.shiseido.com for stores)

Body Cleansers

Dove Supreme Cream Oil Body Wash in Sleek Satin (Steal; walgreens.com)

Sephora Body Wash in Tangerine Grapefruit (Steal; sephora.com)

Body Moisturizers

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion With Sunscreen (Steal; at drugstores)

Kiehl's Creme de Corps Light-Weight Body Lotion (Spend; kiehls.com)

Body Firming

Nivea Good-Bye Cellulite (Steal; walgreens.com)

Chanel Body Excellence Firming and Refining Serum (Splurge; chanel.com)

Eye Care

Burt's Bees Naturally Ageless Line Smoothing Eye Creme (Spend; burtsbees.com)

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Eye Anti-Aging

Moisturizing Treatment (Splurge; shop.elizabetharden.com)

Dermatologist Brands

Patricia Wexler M.D. Dermatology Intensive 3-in-1 Eye Cream (Spend; bathandbodyworks.com)

DDF Mesojection Healthy Cell Serum (Splurge; ddf.com)

Antiaging Treatments

Olay Regenerist 14 Day Skin Intervention (Spend drugstore.com)

Clinique Zero Gravity Repairwear Lift (Spend; clinique.com)

Peptides: Olay Regenerist serum and lotions (Steal; at drugstores)

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Moisture Cream SPF 30 (Spend; at department stores)

Chanel Precision Age Delay Rejuvenation Serum (Spend; chanel.com).

Wrinkle-relaxing lotions: Lancome's RA solution D-Contraxol (Spend; lancome.com)

DDF Wrinkle Relax (Splurge; ddfskincare.com).

Retinol and retinoids: Peter Thomas Roth Max Retinol Wrinkle Repair (Splurge; peterthomasroth.com),

Roc Retinol Actif Pur (Steal; at drugstores)

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish Cream (Steal; at drugstores)

Microdermabrasion: Prescriptives Dermapolish System (Splurge; prescriptives.com)

For Wrinkles: Sonya Dakar UltraLuxe-9 Age Control Complex (Splurge; sonyadakar.com)

For Thinning Lips: Neutrogena MoistureShine Lip Soother SPF 20 (Steal; at drugstores)

For Sagging Eyelids: Relastin Eye Silk (Spend; relastin.com)

For Slack Skin: Marvel-Mini Rejuvenating Facial Light Therapy Red (Splurge; nordstrom.com)

For Smile Lines: Bliss the Youth As We Know It Concentrate (Spend; blissworld.com)

Sun Protection

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 85 (Steal; walgreens.com)

Lancome Bienfait Multi-Vital Glow SPF 15 Sunscreen (Spend; lancome-usa.com)

Neutrogena UVA/UVB Sunblock SPF 45 (Steal; neutrogena.com)

Murad Daily Defense Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 15 (Steal; 800-33-MURAD)

M.D. Skincare Waterproof Sunscreen with vitamin C SPF 30 (Steal; mdskincare.com)


Jergens Natural Glow Express Body Moisturizer (Steal; at drugstores)

Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream (Spend; us.clarins.com)

Estée Lauder Go Bronze Plus Tinted Self-Tanner For Body (Spend; esteelauder.com)

Clarins Self Tanning Spray SPF 15 (Steal; clarins.com)


Secret Clinical Strength Hypoallergenic Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant (Steal; drugstore.com)

Shampoo and Conditioner

Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner (Steal; aveda.com)

Garnier Fructis Shine Burst Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner (Steal; at drugstores)

Hair Styling

Aussie Opposites Attract Strong Hold & Touchable Feel Spray Gel (Steal; at drugstores)

Tresemmé Touchable Curls Shaping Milk (Steal; at drugstores)

Biolage Styling Shine Endure Spritz (Steal; biolage.com for salons)

Hair Color

Best Color: Clairol Perfect 10 by Nice 'n Easy (Steal; at drugstores)

Best Glaze: John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze Clear Shine (Steal; at drugstores)

Hair Removal

Best Razor: Gillette Venus Embrace razor (Steal; at drugstores)

Best Depilatory: Nair Shower Power Exfoliating With Skin Renewal Micro-Beads (Steal; at drugstores)

Best Shave Gel: Skintimate Signature Scents Moisturizing Shave Gel in Flirty Mango (Steal; at drugstores)

Mood-Boosting Fragrances

Celine Dion Sensational Eau de Toilette (Spend; jcpenney.com)

Covet Sarah Jessica Parker Eau de Parfum Spray (Spend; nordstrom.com)

Hand, Foot, and Nail Care

Ahava Dermud Intensive Nourishing Hand Cream (Spend; ahavaus.com)

OPI Manicure Pedicure Green Tea Scrub (Steal; opi.com for stores)

Sally Hansen Color Fast Dry Quick Nail Color Pen (Steal; at drugstores)


Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation (Steal; at drugstores)

Stila Oil-Free Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 (Spend; stilacosmetics.com)

L'Oréal Air Wear Breathable Long-Wearing Foundation (Steal; at drugstores)


L'Oréal Cover Expert (Steal; at drugstores

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit (Spend; bobbibrown.com)

Max Factor Erase Secret Cover Up (Steal; at drugstores)

Eye Makeup

CoverGirl LashBlast Waterproof Mascara (Steal; drugstore.com)

Estée Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara (Steal; esteelauder.com)

Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel (Spend; chanel.com)

Lip Color

Revlon Renewist LipColor (Steal; at drugstores)

Bare Escentuals BareMinerals 100% Natural LipColor (Steal; bareescentuals.com

Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss (Steal; at drugstores)

Lip Balm

Weleda Everon Lip Balm (Steal)

Aveda Lip Tint (Steal; aveda.com)


Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Bronzer (Steal; at drugstores)

Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Makeup Mosaic Blush (Steal; victoriassecret.com)

Tooth Care

Colgate Total Advanced Whitening Toothpaste (Steal; at drugstores)

Supersmile Whitening Oral Rinse (Steal; supersmile.com)

Best New Brand

Be Fine Products (Steal; befine.com)



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