Finding quality skincare that lives at the intersection of affordable and organic is a tough task, but one that's getting easier of late. Brands like Honest Beauty, Burt's Bees, and Cocokind are all great options, as is Andalou Naturals—and for Cyber Monday, one of the latter brand's shopper-loved anti-aging creams is a sweet 40 percent off.
Andalou Naturals' Hyaluronic DMAE Lift Firm Skin Cream is a favorite among customers with deep wrinkles and sagging skin, who write that the formula's blend of plumping hyaluronic acid, lifting DMAE, and conditioning argan oil, jojoba oil, panthenol, allantoin, and vitamin E breathes life back into their skin. Additional benefits come from the antioxidants in resveratrol, ubiquinone, white tea leaf extract, borage seed oil, and vitamin C, culminating in a moisturizer that leaves your skin looking and feeling better than it found it.
"One of the best firming creams I have tried," wrote a shopper. "Works on my droopy lids and chin/neck area better than anything else, and I've tried a lot of products, including pricey ones...I won't be without this." Others note that the lightweight texture is versatile enough to use both in the morning and evening, a "tiny bit goes a long way," and the effect is visible within weeks.
To buy: $16 (was $27); amazon.com.
"Does what it says! Obsessed," elaborated a second person. "Since using it [for] about two weeks, I've noticed my skin tone is more even, skin looks brighter in general, and I seriously look 10 years younger. Makes me feel like I've got a baby face again...Great value on wholesome, effective products."
Others echo the excellent feeling of at long last finding skincare that actually makes a difference, and even their family members have taken notice. "Unbelievable. Finally a product—the first I've found—that actually lessens the wrinkles," a reviewer wrote. "General reduction in wrinkles, and notable reduction in depth of smile folds. After I'd been using it daily for about three weeks, my husband volunteered that I'd been looking younger...Told my sister about this product and she's had the same experience."
The proof is in the pudding, if the pudding is people who stick with the DMAE cream for 10 years. Or maybe the pudding is before-and-after shots from customers raving about their newly lifted jawline, like one 42-year-old fan who wrote, "Holy crap! I honestly didn't think creams could do very much as far as sculpting, but if you look at my profile picture I went from no jawline to clearly defined jawline...I see myself repurchasing this indefinitely."
Regardless, the results are undeniable. As a last shopper said, "When I wake up in the morning my skin looks creamy, plump, soft, and, dare I say, younger. I have forgotten to use it a couple of times at night, and when I wake in the morning I just felt I looked dryer, more wrinkled, and very tired. This stuff is amaze-balls!" If you want to give the cream a spin for yourself, grab it while it's $16 for Cyber Monday, as opposed to its typical $27.