Great Beauty: 10 Prestige Skin Savers

These fancy complexion perfectors cost a pretty penny, but they'll leave your skin more luminous, youthful-looking and radiant than ever.
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 10, 2011

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It's imperative to be frugal in the middle of a recession -- but sometimes a girl needs a good guilt-free splurge! And prestige skincare products make a fantastic impulse buy. These fancy complexion perfectors cost a pretty penny, but they'll leave your skin more luminous, youthful-looking and radiant than ever. So worth it!

By helping to increase circulation, this gentle serum firms and tones your neck, décolleté, bust, and the inside of your upper arms ($115, neimanmarcus.com).

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Slather this gel under eyes, leave on for ten minutes, rinse and then marvel as puffiness, fine lines and darkness disappear ($140, neimanmarcus.com).

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Spiked with rose and vitamin C, this soothing, sweet-smelling cream helps calm, moisturize and protect the delicate skin on your hands ($72, barneys.com).

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Once a week, brush on the professional-level exfoliator to shrink large pores and improve the clarity of dull, lifeless skin. Perfect on hungover mornings ($200, nordstrom.com)!

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After fifteen minutes under this lifting/firming mask, your skin will look as toned, smooth and radiant as it did when you were twenty ($85, nordstrom.com).

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This illuminating moisturizer diminishes hyperpigmentation, evens skin tone and leaves your complexion glowing — you’ll look like you just had a facial ($150, bloomingdales.com)!

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This collagen-infused serum helps smooth out expression wrinkles around mouth, nose and eyes, while also tightening loose skin ($150, katesomerville.com).

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Swipe on this vitamin B5-rich eyelash treatment at bedtime for lashes that look twice as long — in only eight weeks ($125, sephora.com).

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This gentle brush uses sonic frequency to vibrate at 300 times per second — which clears pores and removes makeup six times better than traditional scrubbing ($195, sephora.com).

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This seriously potent, top secret blend of sea kelp, vitamins and minerals is famed for leaving skin looking even-toned, supple and radiant — just ask J. Lo ($135, neimanmarcus.com).

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