5 Affordable Antiaging Alternatives Under $50

By  December 14, 2011

Even if your cash flow is tight these days, you can still afford to look amazing. With all the new antiaging gadgets on the market today that sell for hundreds of bucks a pop, it’s easy to believe those things are out of reach. However, many of them are much more affordable than you may think. Here, five in particular (available at great prices) that will put your favorite skin-firming cream to shame.

1. Art Harding’s Instant Face Lift and Neck Lift, $20.95, Beauty.com
If you thought that instant results were a figment of the imagination, think again. This handy kit really does deliver instant results—it uses a surgical-grade adhesive to smooth and lift the skin, taking years off your appearance in one step.

2. UVSunSense UV Exposure Wristbands, $16, DermStore.com
Most of us are sometimes guilty of the cardinal sin of sunscreen: forgetting to reapply! After a fairly short period of time, that SPF you slathered on this morning is rendered useless. So how do you know when it’s time to redo your sunscreen? These genius wristbands alert you when another layer is needed, so you’ll never have to worry about the damaging, aging effects of the sun’s rays.

3. New Color Ray Photo Rejuvenation Therapy Photon LED Antiaging Device, $49.99, Buy.com
Reduce pore size, visible capillaries, fine lines, acne, age spots, and inflammation with this handheld red- and blue-light LED device. It generates photon energy to kill the bacteria beneath your skin, delivering a gorgeous complexion in a few weeks.

4. DermStore Skin Moisture Analyzer, $19, DermStore.com
Too little or too much of a good thing is never a good thing—especially when it comes to skin. That’s why this innovative little tool was created to test your dermal moisture so you don’t over- or under-apply your moisturizer. Simply hold it against your skin and it will tell you if you’re in need of some hydration, or if you can hold off for a bit.

5. Zeno Line Rewind Wrinkle Reduction Kit, $39.99, DermStore.com
Kiss your crow’s-feet goodbye—this revolutionary kit includes a warming device paired with a serum that penetrates your skin and massages away signs of aging. The best part? The results are both instant and long term.