Glam Slam: The Friday Five - Affordable At-Home Beauty

Angelina Jolie shines at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival Angelina Jolie shines at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival

Always wanted full lips like Angelina? A blemish free complexion like Lauren Conrad or wrinkle free skin like Oprah or Jennifer Aniston? You don’t have to spend big bucks at the salon or dermatologist’s office.

It’s possible to get good results at home with these dermatologist recommended products.

SMOOTH SKIN
BIG BUCKS TREATMENT: Chemical Peel $300+
AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVE: DERMAdoctor Physical Chemistry $75
Lauren Conrad, Tori Spelling and Denise Richards love this at-home facial peel, which is both a high-potency multiacid chemical peel and microdermabrasion treatment in one! Board Certified Dermatologist Jeanine Downie says, “this is a great product that I recommend my patients do once every 2-3 weeks. Only need to apply a thin film.”
www.dermadoctor.com

LUSCIOUS LIPS
BIG BUCKS TREATMENT: Collagen Lip Injections $400+
AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVE: PCA Skin Peptide Lip Therapy $20
Dramatically minimizes lines and promotes smoother, fuller lips without the needle! Board Certified Dermatologist Jennifer Linder says this lip treatment boosts moisture retention. It contains “shea butter to help hydrate the lips as well as safflower seed oil to prevent water loss.”
www.skinstore.com

ERASE LINES
BIG BUCKS TREATMENT: Dermal Fillers $500+
AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVE: SkinMedica TNS Line Refine $72
Jennifer Aniston, Oprah and Kim Cattrall are all fans of this serum, which generates rapid plumping and smoothing to visually reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, and crow’s feet. Dermatologist Jeanine Downie says its “growth factors help to build collagen. Great plumping, especially with the crow’s feet around the eyes.”
www.skinmedica.com

LONG LASHES
BIG BUCKS TREATMENT: Eyelash Extensions $500+
AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVE: RapidLash $50
Kathy Lee Gifford is a fan of RapidLash, an eyelash renewal serum that helps promote healthy, natural lashes by improving the overall appearance and condition of your lashes. Dermatologist Audrey Kunin says it’s an effective option for the lash challenged and easily accessible since you don’t need a prescription for it. Available in drugstores nationwide.

HAIR FREE
BIG BUCKS TREATMENT: Electrolysis $1,000+
AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVE: Parissa Assorted Size Wax Strips $11.99
Assorted wax strips for the underarms, bikini and face give you smooth results lasting up to 6 weeks. Dr. Kunin says they are “easy to use and eliminate unwanted hair in all those annoying little (and big) areas.” Available at Ulta Beauty and at www.parissa.com.

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