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Your Guide to Investment Skincare

When to splurge on a long-term product and when to save with a quick fix

If you think of skincare the way you think about your wardrobe, you know that some pieces, like a timeless coat you’ll wear for years, are worth the investment, while that tie-dye tee you’ve been eyeing will instantly boost your serotonin levels. When it comes to a sound skincare strategy, we like to analyze the benefits of a long-term buy vs. a fast fix for the same reasons we want to switch up our wardrobes. Here’s which skincare products you should splurge on and which skincare products you can save a buck on. 

Quick Fix Skincare:

A lip treatment. Keeping your lips plump and hydrated without lip filler is doable. Although many are wearing less lipstick of late, a lip treatment is a wonderful quick fix. Over time, our natural lip color can fade, while lips themselves lose volume, and vertical lines can develop around the mouth. And when you do get back to that favorite red lipstick, you’ll love how a lip treatment can help keep your lipstick from feathering. Our Double Fix™ for Lips Plumping & Vertical Line Treatment targets loss of volume in the lips and the stubborn lines around your mouth, correcting, plumping and smoothing for total lip rejuvenation.

A mask moment. If you haven’t jumped on the masking bandwagon, you must. This Instagram-approved treatment is the targeted solution your skin craves for fast results. Formulated with concentrated ingredients to visibly plump, smooth, hydrate, renew, and much more. Check out our Supergreens Soother™ Cooling Gel Mask to soothe and detoxify stressed-out skin. Cooling and calming with freshly pressed super greens, this mask gives an instant glow that will get you selfie-ready in just 10-15 minutes. 

An on-the-fly eye repair. Feeling like you need some tech support to keep up with all those conference calls? Give your eyes an instantly tighter appearance as you visibly erase eye bags, puffiness, lines & crepey texture. Our Hyperlift Eye™ Instant Eye Fix is a temporary treatment that seamlessly blends into skin, creating an invisible support system (with no leave-behind white residue!) that lasts for hours.

 Investment Skincare:

A supercharged serum. If you’re not already using a serum, may this be your wake-up call. Serums are lightweight but are formulated to penetrate more deeply into the skin to deliver results so you’re getting more benefit for your buck. Our new favorite serum investment is Super-C Retinol Brighten & Correct Vitamin C Serum, a powerhouse pairing of Vitamin C and Retinol to restore radiance, visibly firm and smooth skin, plus improve elasticity. A layerable and non-sticky product that’s perfect under makeup or moisturizer. Brighter days, right this way. 

A no-nonsense neck cream. If you think neck creams are not your thing, think again. A neck cream is one of those long-term skincare investments worth making to help with crepey skin, horizontal neck lines, and firmness. With so many of us scrolling and looking down at devices, a neck cream is an excellent preventative to keep your neck and décolleté looking its healthy best. Pairs well with a bunch of layered necklaces or a plunging neckline. Our  TL Advanced™ Tightening Neck Cream PLUS is a beauty editor darling, fan favorite, and the #1 selling cream exclusively for the neck & décolleté*

*Source: The NPD Group, Inc. / U.S. Prestige Beauty Total Department/Specialty, Skincare Product Dollar Sales, Neck/Décolleté Exclusive Cream. Excludes hybrid face/neck products. Jan. 2017–Mar. 2020 Combined.

A hard-hitting moisturizer.  No skincare routine is complete without a moisturizer. As we age, our skin needs collagen protection as well as hydration and moisture. Keep lines and wrinkles in check with our iconic SD Advanced™ PLUS. Applied in the morning and in the evening, you’ll see a return on your investment in the form of soft, smooth, supple skin and wonder how you ever lived without it.

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