Posted September 30, 2012 by Hilary Kennedy in Beauty

Beauty Investments Worth Making


ou get what you pay for is a saying that I truly believe in when it comes to most things.  When it comes to your skin and anti-aging, you can’t be too diligent or too overprotective.  Spending more up front in your youth can pay off in dividends later when you aren’t shelling out the big bucks for Botox, Juvaderm, plastic surgery, or a drawer full of unused products.  But what can you buy that will give you the most bang for your buck?  Here are a few suggestions that are favorites of youthful-looking women the world over…

1. Clarisonic Mia

This lightweight and compact skin cleansing device gently and effectively removes dirt, oil, and make-up….up to six times more than manual cleansing.  Reduced fine lines, the appearance of wrinkles, diminishing of blemishes, and improved skin tone are all great reasons to keep the Mia on hand.  It’s small enough to use at home, while traveling, or to fit in your gym bag.  For $119, it also comes in a variety of fun colors.  I take mine with me everywhere!

2.  Kale Naturals Bamboo Face Scrub

This skin care line actually started with a men’s grooming focus, but the Bamboo Face Scrub was so popular, women started singing its praises as well.  With a luxurious light exfoliation, the scrub reduces fine lines and preps skin for serums and moisturizers. (Or, prepares your man’s face for a clean shave.)  This product is natural and gentle, and made in the U.S.A.  It’s the perfect product to share on the bathroom counter with your significant other for only $24. The scent is also a light mint, which I love using first thing in the morning to wake up.

3. Guerlain “The Lip Liner”

You can often tell the age of a woman by her lips and the lines that surround them, so Guerlain’s new lip liner is designed to enhance the natural tone of the lips, keeping the look young and fresh.  This liner adjusts to any skin tone to redefine the shape of the lips and leave them outlined perfectly.  You can toss the 30 other lip liners  you have and replace them with this one liner for $30.

Hilary Kennedy

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Hilary Kennedy is a contributing author for YouPlusStyle, focusing primarily on Style, Arts and Entertainment, and Dating and Relationships. Hilary also stars in many videos for YouPlusMedia.