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;

Facial Exfoliators

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

Philosophy the Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash (Spend;

Facial Moisturizers

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

Shiseido the Skincare Tinted Moisture Protection SPF 20 (Spend; for stores)

Body Cleansers

Dove Supreme Cream Oil Body Wash in Sleek Satin (Steal;

Sephora Body Wash in Tangerine Grapefruit (Steal;

Body Moisturizers

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

Kiehl's Creme de Corps Light-Weight Body Lotion (Spend;

Body Firming

Nivea Good-Bye Cellulite (Steal;

Chanel Body Excellence Firming and Refining Serum (Splurge;

Eye Care

Burt's Bees Naturally Ageless Line Smoothing Eye Creme (Spend;

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Eye Anti-Aging

Moisturizing Treatment (Splurge;

Dermatologist Brands

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

DDF Mesojection Healthy Cell Serum (Splurge;

Antiaging Treatments

Olay Regenerist 14 Day Skin Intervention (Spend

Clinique Zero Gravity Repairwear Lift (Spend;

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;

Wrinkle-relaxing lotions: Lancome's RA solution D-Contraxol (Spend;

DDF Wrinkle Relax (Splurge;

Retinol and retinoids: Peter Thomas Roth Max Retinol Wrinkle Repair (Splurge;,

Roc Retinol Actif Pur (Steal; at drugstores)

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

Microdermabrasion: Prescriptives Dermapolish System (Splurge;

For Wrinkles: Sonya Dakar UltraLuxe-9 Age Control Complex (Splurge;

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

For Sagging Eyelids: Relastin Eye Silk (Spend;

For Slack Skin: Marvel-Mini Rejuvenating Facial Light Therapy Red (Splurge;

For Smile Lines: Bliss the Youth As We Know It Concentrate (Spend;

Sun Protection

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 85 (Steal;

Lancome Bienfait Multi-Vital Glow SPF 15 Sunscreen (Spend;

Neutrogena UVA/UVB Sunblock SPF 45 (Steal;

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

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


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

Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream (Spend;

Estée Lauder Go Bronze Plus Tinted Self-Tanner For Body (Spend;

Clarins Self Tanning Spray SPF 15 (Steal;


Secret Clinical Strength Hypoallergenic Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant (Steal;

Shampoo and Conditioner

Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner (Steal;

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; 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;

Covet Sarah Jessica Parker Eau de Parfum Spray (Spend;

Hand, Foot, and Nail Care

Ahava Dermud Intensive Nourishing Hand Cream (Spend;

OPI Manicure Pedicure Green Tea Scrub (Steal; 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;

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


L'Oréal Cover Expert (Steal; at drugstores

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit (Spend;

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

Eye Makeup

CoverGirl LashBlast Waterproof Mascara (Steal;

Estée Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara (Steal;

Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel (Spend;

Lip Color

Revlon Renewist LipColor (Steal; at drugstores)

Bare Escentuals BareMinerals 100% Natural LipColor (Steal;

Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss (Steal; at drugstores)

Lip Balm

Weleda Everon Lip Balm (Steal)

Aveda Lip Tint (Steal;


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

Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Makeup Mosaic Blush (Steal;

Tooth Care

Colgate Total Advanced Whitening Toothpaste (Steal; at drugstores)

Supersmile Whitening Oral Rinse (Steal;

Best New Brand

Be Fine Products (Steal;