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These are the Superpotent Skin-Care Products You Can Get at the Drugstore

Meet your new anti-aging skin regimen
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Look, we get it. Skincare can be expensive. Like, really, really expensive. But we're going to let you in on a little insider secret — it doesn't have to be. Case in point: The six standout anti-agers below, all of which pack just as powerful of an anti-aging punch as their much pricier counterparts. We've lined it up as a complete routine (that only costs $162), but feel free to mix and match as you choose. Either way, your skin — and your wallet — will thank you.

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Drugstore Day Cream With SPF
YourGoodSkin SPF 30 Antioxidant Day Cream, $12.99

Pop quiz time. How often do you need to wear sunscreen? Answer: Every. Single. Day. And since you're going to be wearing it daily, you obviously want to make sure it's one that you like. This super moisturizing day cream, which just happens to have a broad-spectrum SPF 30 built-in, fits the bill for us. An added boon: It also contains a dose of antioxidants to help further protect skin from sun, pollution and more.

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Drugstore Retinol Cream
RoC Retinol Correxion Max Daily Hydration Creme, $22.99

If we've heard it once, we've heard it a million times: Retinoids are the number one favorite anti-aging ingredient of dermatologists. Period. End of discussion. The catch: Because they're so potent, they can be rough on skin and often very drying. Now, this tried-and-true drugstore retinoid line has formulated their beloved retinol in a lusciously thick cream, which not only delivers anti-aging benefits, but up to 24 hours of hydration, too. It's sure to score a permanent spot in your nighttime routine.

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Drugstore Antioxidant Serum
No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Serum, $29.99

As important as sunscreen is, even if your application is textbook perfection, some UV rays will reach your skin — as will pollutants, smoke and other nasties — forming damaging and aging free radicals. That's where antioxidants come in, acting like little Pac Men to scavenger up those bad boys, and offering an extra layer of defense. Skin docs routinely advise layering an antioxidant serum underneath your sunscreen every morning, but many of these can be crazy expensive. This popular standby is a fraction of the price, yet still effective.

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Drugstore Dark Spot Treatment
MD Complete Dark Spot Corrector, $39.99

It's not just lines and wrinkles that contribute to an aged appearance; uneven tone and dark marks can make you look older, too. Happily, this formula contains two percent hydroquinone, the most powerful concentration of the potent spot-fighter that's available over the counter. See spots run.

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BY MELANIE RUD CHADWICK | DEC 7, 2017 | SHARES
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