announced that a skincare range costing 1 pound (approx US$1.64) will soon be on the market. The premise behind this is to cut out all the fuss that goes into ‘luxury’ skincare products – the marketing campaigns, the celebrity endorsements, the luxurious packaging etc so the usual cost of all that is not passed down to us consumers.
It is common knowledge that a substantial chunk of the cost of a skin care product goes into the marketing of the product. Sure you have more costly ingredients that go into more expensive creams but what exactly do they deliver?
It made me think and honestly, price is not an accurate indicator of how effective a product is going to be in eradicating wrinkles, uneven skin tone and the general aging concerns. I am a sucker for products and I will try most everything. In fact, I look forward to trying out new products and I do all the time for Style Flavors and I report it back to you all.
But at what cost? Do I get a bigger satisfaction from using an expensive moisturizer from a reputable, distinguished brand? Certainly but I also know that that in itself is not a promise that it will deliver results akin to their copywriters’ slogans.
But what I have found from years of using drugstore variety moisturizers is that sometimes, there is an evident discrepancy of the texture, weight and feel of the cheaper variety compared to the more expensive ones. The expensive ones come up ahead.
I am very impatient and it’s one of my vices so I want my products to not only deliver results but also quickly. And I have found that my favorite pricey moisturizers deliver results quicker than the drugstore ones I have tried. I would pay to see results in 2 weeks as opposed to waiting for 4.
That all said, I still am a firm believer in drugstore products and price does not always make one product superior than another. I love cheap products – in fact, the cheaper the better.
So at the end of the day, good skin is part external and part internal. Use SPF daily, sleep well, drink lots of water, stick to a skin care regime with products that is suited for your skin type.
And price, well, that’s just one factor that is based on your personal belief. As for me, you know already that I try everything – cheap or pricey.