Affordable and Effective Anti-Aging Skin Care Products

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If you’re planning to level up your anti-aging routine on a budget, then you should enjoy these products as much as I did. They’re available in your local drugstore or online, which makes them easily accessible.

You can see my full Anti-Aging Skincare on a Budget video down below! All products worn are listed below the video. 

anti aging skincare routine on a budget


Maelove The Refresher is one of my go-to affordable cleansers. It uses a triple blend of AHAs, which helps my skin stay clear and revitalized. Because of the peppermint infusion, it also has the soft scent of Doublemint gum, which makes it truly refreshing! Plus, it’s effective and gentle enough for my sensitive skin.

If you’re looking for some alternative options without an AHA, these are some of my favorite drugstore brands, Clean & Clear, Olay, and Purpose. They’re affordable and gentle.  

At night, prior to using a regular cleanser, I always use a cleansing balm or cleansing oil to remove my makeup and draw out the impurities from the day. You can never go wrong with Pond’s and Physician’s Formula Cleansing Balm


Retinol is clinically proven to deliver smoother, firmer,  younger looking skin.

No7’s age-defying Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex Night Concentrate is a drugstore no brainer! Not only can it reduce fine lines, but it can increase collagen production. There are also other inexpensive options from Roc and The Ordinary, which also get the job done. I also have a few more listed in the Products section below.


Another Maelove favorite is their Glowmaker Vitamin C Serum. I’ve been using this for a long time. This serum keeps my skin protected from pollutants and gives it the glow it needs! It has antioxidant properties that help fade dark spots and discoloration. I get the best results when I use it both day and night. 


Good Molecules Priming Moisturizer is a mainstay product in my routine. It gives my skin the hydration it needs without leaving it greasy. For those who have oily combination skin, Elf Matte Lotion and Olay Regeneris Micro-Sculpting Cream are also great options.

If you’re looking for a moisturizer with glycolic acid, Maelove The Night Renewer is perfect for you. It’s also included in both their Fade Scar Spots and Clear Skin kits.


Sunscreen is a must for aging prevention. One of my go-to sunscreens is Cotz Face Primer. It’s mineral based and makes my skin feel soft and silky while protecting it from harmful rays. 


To keep that youthful glow, you want to be sure to exfoliate 2-3x a week. The product I always return to is Maelove The Exfoliator, which rivals any of the high-end exfoliator on the market. 


If you have rosacea like me, The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension is a great over-the-counter rosacea treatment that helps keep my skin from flaring up. 


Last but not least, my under eyes need special care, which is why I add an eye cream to my regimen. Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado has given my super dry under-eye area the extra hydration it needs. More options are listed below as well.


CLEANSERS (with options)

Maelove The Refresher

20% off in the Clear Skin Kit

Clean & Clear Sensitive


Olay Sensitive



Physicians Formula




The Ordinary .5% in Squalane

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid* 2% Emulsion


Maelove The Glowmaker

Available for 20% off in the Serums Trio & the Fade Scar-Spots Kit


Good Molecules

Elf Matte

Olay Regenerist

Maelove The Night Renewer

20% off in the Fade Scar-Spots & Clear Skin Kits


Cotz *the one I love


Derma E

Australian Gold (I can’t find this in stock in aall the shaades aanywhere)


Maelove The Exfoliator

20% off in the Fade Scar-Spots & Clear Skin Kits



Mario Badescu

La Roche Posay

Derma E DMAE

Derma E Peptides & Collagen

(Optional for Rosacea)

Azelaic Acid

FTC: This blog post is not sponsored. Video was in partnership with Maelove





Lips in Icon

Cheeks in Spiced Apple

Eyes in Rose Gold

Lids topped with Glass Bull

Capri Coast Bronzer (also in eye crease)

Karity Bold Mood


Earrings (similar) / /

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1 Comment

  1. Elaine
    October 20, 2020 / 3:07 pm

    Appreciate all the time you put into this video and blog. Lot’s of great info. I am looking for a new cleanser and always on the search for different moisturizers. I am going to try out some Maelove products. They sound great and prices are reasonable.
    I agree, Kiehl’s eye cream is super!! I have been using it for years.

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