I'm a beauty expert —and these are my top 5 anti-aging tricks

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I’ve been covering beauty for a long time, so I’ve picked up tons of expert tips along the way, from the best makeup to incredible skin and hair care picks. But let’s be real: I’m also a mom on a budget, so if I’m putting the cash in, it'd better work! With that in mind, here are five anti-aging products you definitely need in your bathroom cabinet.

Sdara Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid

Time for a glow-up. (Photo: Amazon)
Time for a glow-up. (Photo: Amazon)

Don’t fall for trendy ingredients that won’t actually impact the skin – I’m looking at you, 24 karat gold! But if there’s one product I swear by, it’s Vitamin C. This serum from the folks at Sdara also includes hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E for to keep your skin hydrated as the Vitamin C gets to work breaking down hyperpigmentation from dark spots and blemishes. And now it's just $11 with an on-page coupon. As if you needed any more motivation to seal this deal, check out the nearly 2,000 positive reviews!

$11 $16 at Amazon

ROC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

Look like you got 10 hours' worth of shut-eye, every night. (Photo: Amazon)
Look like you got 10 hours' worth of shut-eye, every night. (Photo: Amazon)

This affordable drugstore pick is one of my go-to’s! Retinol is the magic elixir of anti-aging treatments, and I love that I don’t need to head to the dermatologist for a prescription. This eye cream targets puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles all in one. Getting a true retinol product for under $20 — compared to some that top $150 — is truly amazing!

$18 $20 at Amazon

Rose Quartz Roller

Roll away your stress. (Photo: Amazon)
Roll away your stress. (Photo: Amazon)

I love a rose quartz roller for those times when you need to wind down, even if it’s just for five minutes. Not only is this one beautiful to look at, it actually targets puffiness and undereye bags, it improves the appearance of pores! Use it with or without your favorite serum and – pro tip – pop it in the fridge a few minutes before using for the ultimate pampering experience.

$10 $20 at Amazon

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Aging Perfector

Your skin will look radiant. (Photo: Amazon)
Your skin will look radiant. (Photo: Amazon)

This all-in-one anti-aging treatment from Neutrogena has over 10,000 positive reviews and it’s under $15! It’s a tinted moisturizer with retinol and SPF to treat and protect skin all day. The blendable sheer coverage gives you a gorgeous glow as the ingredients get to work targeting discoloration and texture. Sad to say I sometimes neglect my skincare and pass out on the couch after a long day, so I love that I can make up for it with this!

$11 $13 at Amazon

Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer

You can apply it in the shower! (Photo: Amazon)
You can apply it in the shower! (Photo: Amazon)

Nothing makes you look younger quite like a sun-kissed glow. That’s why sunless tanners have become a big part of my skincare routine. I love this Jergens lotion you can apply straight out of the shower on wet skin and it won’t stain – goodbye orange-tinged clothing! It works gradually, so you can achieve the shade you want,and it contains elastin, collagen and ginseng to tighten and smooth. Trust me, it’s a game-changer with 29,000 glowing reviews.

$10 at Amazon

Video produced by Kat Vasquez

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