GETTING old is certainly better than the alternative, but no one could blame a girl for wanting to look younger than she is.
If you’re stocking up on skincare this holiday season, don’t feel pressured to spend a fortune — there are plenty of great anti-aging products at reasonable prices.Get five mini versions of the brand’s super popular lip mask[/caption]
Laneige’s berry lip sleeping mask has been a crowd favorite for years.
This limited-edition five-piece mini set has that plus four other flavors: Gummy Bear, Sweet Candy, Mint Choco, and Mango.
It’s already been saved by over 165,000 shoppers, so it may not be around forever.
- Laneige Midnight Minis Set, $20, Sephora — buy now
Another limited-edition beauty kit, this set comes with 12 different masks, a buffer, and a headband.
Fans rave about the price point, the variety, and the fragrance, noting that they’re especially great for teens.
“I bought this as a stocking stuffer for my 14-year-old and she loves it, she uses them daily,” wrote one mom.
- Freeman Love To Mask Facial Masking Kit, $14.99, Ulta — buy now
Amazon shoppers who’ve tried these gold under-eye patches are in love.
One who called herself the “queen of terrible under eyes” said even her son noticed a difference.
“Born and grew up with dark circles and bags, thanks to my paternal grandfather,” she wrote.
“After its first use, my teenage son (who tells me the truth!) completely noticed and was impressed [by] how healthy my eye area looked. Brighter, more firm, and less wrinkles.”
Another gushed: “It 100% works, reduced the bags under my eyes almost immediately.”
- Hicream 24k Gold Under Eye Patches, $9.99, Amazon — buy now
One of Sephora’s bestselling anti-aging products, this retinol serum has plenty of fans singing its praises.
Shoppers have called it a “game-changer,” “a staple in my daily regimen,” and “great for beginners.”
One fan said: “Love this serum!! Left my skin glowing and looking gorgeous and saw a noticeable difference in how tired I looked/how dry my skin was.”
- The INKEY List Retinol Fine Lines and Wrinkles Serum, $12.99, Sephora — buy now
This watermelon-hued four-piece set includes a gel cleanser, a vitamin C serum, a moisturizer, and the brand’s Slushy Serum Moisturizer Crush with hyaluronic acid.
Fans of the Slushy serum describe it as “a nonsurgical filler.”
“This stuff is amazing,” wrote one. “It looks like I’ve had fillers injected into my cheeks (just the right amount, of course).”
- iNNBEAUTY PROJECT The Healthy Skin Edit Bestsellers Kit, $36, Sephora — buy now
This ampoule is designed to help reduce dark spots, discoloration, rough texture, and sagging skin.
If the five-star reviews are any indication, it does just that.
“People have been asking me what I did to my face and I can’t believe how beautiful and glowy this makes me feel!” wrote one.
“Third time buying this and I never regret it. Always makes my skin brighter with each consistent use,” added another.
- Missha Vita C Plus Spot Correcting & Firming Ampoule, $20.50, Missha — buy now
Cult favorite Drunk Elephant has a bunch of gift sets out this year with mini versions of some of its pricier favorites.
This one has a small bottle of T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum (usually $90) and Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream (usually $62).
- Drunk Elephant Call it a Night duo, $28, Drunk Elephant — buy now
Snail mucin is all the rage, so it’s no wonder this is one of Ulta’s bestselling skincare products.
One fan called buying it “the best decision I ever made,” while another said the snail mucin was a “magical element.”
“This stuff is my holy grail! Every time I run out of this stuff and leave it out of my routine I notice huge differences in my skin,” wrote yet another shopper.
- Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream, $26, Ulta — buy now
This colorful gift set comes with a jelly cleanser, a hydrating serum, and a moisturizer — which people say are perfect for travel.
“My skin has never felt so soft and smooth,” one fan said. “I use all three of these daily and it actually makes a difference!”
- Byoma Hydrating Trio, $24.99, Ulta — buy now
It’s on the pricier end of the spectrum, but there’s a reason TikTokers and beauty editors alike go crazy for French pharmacy brands.
Avène is a fan favorite, with shoppers calling it “the Holy Grail.”
“After less than a month of use my skin is visibly smoother, and my blackheads have almost disappeared,” wrote one reviewer.
“This makes my skin feel so soft like butter! It’s nothing I’ve ever felt before,” said another.
Plus, Oh Beauty has it for $8 less than most other sites.
- Avène Cleanance Night Blemish Correcting & Age Renewing Cream, $48, Oh Beauty — buy now