If you are like me, you like to try new cosmetics and cosmetics. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve watched with admiration as my mother carefully cares for her skin and carefully applies makeup, which has transformed her from a beautiful woman into a breathtaking living doll.
Over the past few decades, skin care has come a long way. Previously, the only effective creams were very expensive and they could only be bought from elite dermatologists. But with the flour dinero at stake, all the major cosmetic companies are vying for a share in the global cosmetics market worth $200 billion. This fierce competition has led to the emergence of innovative products at affordable prices.
At the top of my list is the Oil of Olay Regenerist microdermabrasion and peeling system, which can be bought at a pharmacy for $27. Based on a survey of 80 consumers, this Home Microdermabrasion kit in Makeupalley received an overall score of 4.5 out of a possible 5. And 86% of consumers said they would buy the product again. This easy-to-use set has left my skin soft and velvety for a small fraction of the cost of professional microdermabrasion. Obviously, the dermatologist procedure will give more impressive results, but this set works wonders for masters like me. However some users have complained about the rash, so be careful if you have sensitive skin.
Another terrific artist is the daily regenerative serum Olay Regenerist. This serum costs $18 for 1.7 ounces. The vial is an excellent daily moisturizer. It contains dimethicone, which forms a barrier that protects the skin from moisture loss and dryness. And becomes matte, so that the face does not shine after application.
A super-efficient and inexpensive binder is a versatile hammelis, which can be bought for less than $2 for 16 ounces. Bottle. Apply it to the cotton pad and swipe it over your face to remove the makeup or strengthen the skin after washing with soap or instead. And since it is only 14% alcohol, it is soft and does not dry out.
Mineral makeup quickly replaces the liquid base in many women’s makeup procedures. Because they are available in the form of pressed powders or mounds, they look more natural than a liquid base, and do not make you feel like you are wearing a mask. What I like most is The Doctor Formula Mineral Powder, which sells for $13. This powder received 4.1 out of 5 ratings of 56 consumers, of which 85% said they would buy it again. And since this powder is mineral rather than talc, it has a very thin texture and does not look chalky.
Over the years, I’ve learned one thing: expensive doesn’t mean better. One of the most overrated skin products is the Cream de la Mer moisturizer. This cream sells for $110 per ounce. Pot. The irony is that it is 44% Vaseline – one of the cheapest moisturizers! Being one of those fools who fell in love with his hype, I was disappointed that putting it on my face was like flaunting it. Also, this cream is too rich for the skin tone of most people and can cause rashes due to high fat concentration… um, I mean… Petroleum jelly.
Another dark artist is StriVectin SD Cream. Originally it was sold to reduce stretch marks – but look! – Somehow a little-known scientist, presumably from a smart advertising agency, found that StriVectin fights wrinkles “better than Botox,” according to his advertisement. This is how the new cream of the Holy Grail was born. The only problem is that not everything works. I paid $135 for 6 ounces. a tube of cream that smelled funny and looked like Ben Gay. And others agree: Cream got a dismal 2.5 out of 5 from 33 consumers, and only 44% said they would buy them again.
So the moral is this: despite the fact that there are really effective cosmetic products, many of them are just smart marketing tips. Remember that cosmetic companies benefit from our collective insecurity by selling their expensive products. Learn before you spend a lot of money on these “miracle creams.” It is important to look good, but with an egg on the face no one looks good.