Does expensive product mean better?


To me this is not very true. Though I used to worship one of the expensive cosmetic brand so much that I will spend a few thousands annually. The amount of money I spent on this premium skincare brand has nothing to do with how my skin looks. It only affects the status of the products I use.


An irritant-free toner by Neutrogena can be just as good as, or maybe even better than, an irritant-free toner by Orlane or La Prairie (depending on the formulation), and any irritant-free toner is infinitely better than a toner that contains alcohol, peppermint, menthol, essential oils, lemon, or other irritants, no matter how natural-sounding the ingredients are and regardless of the price or claim. 

[Paula Begoun - Don't go to the cosmetics counter without me]


In fact, you don’t really need to spend that much to get quality skin care. What truly matters is not your skin cream’s price, but whether it’s right for your skin type. No matter how glamorous its packaging or delicious its feel, that few hundreds dollar is not right for everyone.

When it comes to skin care, money may buy more effective higher tech or medical-grade ingredients that justify the price tag, but not always. Some expensive sunscreens, for example, contain the same basic ingredients as the cheaper ones. But in general, the more expensive products are more esthetically pleasing to use in term of their texture, scent and packaging.

The more expensive a product, the better it will work?   

What does the high price tag on that designer skin cream buy you? Not the ingredients in the bottle. Instead, most often you are footing the bill for the marketing and bottling of that product.

[Leslie Baumann, M.D. - The Skin Type Solution]


Be cautious to buy from reputable companies that do not make over-inflated claims, especially since the cosmetic industry is so loosely regulated and prone to hype. When considering which skincare product to buy, you want to look for ingredients that have been thoroughly research and have a proven track record of effectiveness and safety.


Recently, some anti-aging creams costing thousands of dollars have come on the market. I suggest you save the money you’ve earmarked for the super-expensive Goo of the Month and use it to pay for a consultant with a qualified cosmetic dermatologist instead.

[Dr. Fredric Brandt - 10 Minutes 10 Years]


So do you think that a cream with $400 price tag will be ten times effectively better than a $40 one? No. Cheap product doesn’t mean bad, and expensive product doesn’t necessarily mean good either.


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