With all of the beauty products available to women (and men) today, it’s hard to determine what brand you want. Do you go with something super cheap or extremely expensive? If you go with the cheaper stuff, are you really getting your money’s worth? There are so many questions that men and women have, yet never ask. Thankfully, we had the same questions as you did and found the answers. Read on to figure out what will work the best for you.
The truth behind high-end brand names
More than 95% of the time, you’re paying extra money for the design of the bottle and brand name. Because the product looks fancier, our brains assume that it works better. Crazy, right?
Think of this as the “Red Velvet Cake Analogy”. Joyce De Lemos (a cosmetic chemist) says “Giant brands will often take a formula from one brand that’s doing really well, and they’ll just decorate it and repackage it for another brand. If you have a red velvet cake and everyone likes it but one particular company makes it with a cream cheese frosting, then that frosting is signature to that brand.”
According to Joyce, larger companies will take a formula they love and make it their own by adding something new to it (hence the cream cheese frosting analogy she gave us). While this is a great way for larger companies to make a profit, is it worth the extra few dollars that you have to pay? Probably not. The cheaper stuff will give you the same results while saving you some money.
Look for proof
While you’re going over the ingredients in each product in your hands, look for scientific proof stating that the more expensive one will do more for your skin. Lemos says “Look for tried-and-true ingredients that work. Retinol is one of them—so much science has been done on the value of it. Vitamin C, vitamin E, and ferulic acid have all been proven by science to work.” That’s great information! While a few lower end products do contain Vitamin C (such as Avalon Organic Vitamin C Revitalizing Eye Creme which you can purchase for $14) you won’t find too many under $30.
What do you think?
Now that you understand a little more about high-end skin care products, do you think you’ll start buying them? A lot of the time you’re paying for fancy bottles and print with the higher-end brands. If you look into their ingredients a little deeper, you’ll see just what you’re paying for. Make sure that you find something with Vitamin C inside of it, too! Vitamin C halts aging in its tracks.
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