I am evangelical about a number of beauty products (all of my favorites listed here), but a friend of mine once told me that her dermatologist claimed that there was essentially no difference between a drugstore brand facial moisturizer and a higher-end one, and that has always flickered through my mind as I’ve re-upped my prestige beauty product arsenal. I am sure there was more meat on the bone with her original content — perhaps she meant that certain types of moisturizers with certain types of ingredients? But it occasionally makes me wonder which beauty products I’m overpaying for?
I tend to believe that skincare is worth investing in (I am a devotee of this facial cleanser, this serum, and this or this moisturizer), but have been more game to play around with a range of different cosmetics, from the drugstore variety to prestige. Below, a few items I’ve been very impressed with lately:
MY MOM TUCKED A PAIR OF THESE INTO EACH OF OUR STOCKINGS THIS YEAR, AND I HAVE TO SAY IT’S MADE WASHING MY FACE A BREEZE — I USED TO ALWAYS HAVE WATER DRIPPING DOWN MY ARMS!
NOT NEW, BUT I AM STILL SO IN LOVE WITH THIS TEXTURIZING HAIR SPRAY
THIS MASK IS WORKING WONDERS ON MY DRY WINTER HAIR — I USE IT IN PLACE OF CONDITIONER MOST OF THE TIME
STILL AN ALL-TIME MVP IN MY SKINCARE ROUTINE — SIMPLY THE BEST
REDISCOVERED THIS IN THE “BABY” PINK COLOR IN THE BACK OF MY COSMETICS DRAWER AND AM IN LOVE
HAVE BEEN USING THIS TONING SPRAY AND IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I’M ON VACATION
Finally, though I absolutely love my Belif moisturizer (so much so that I gave it as a gift to several friends this year) and believe it to be moderately well-priced compared to other products in its category, I have been convinced by a friend to try Neutrogena’s formula, which is apparently very similar. I have it coming in the mail…stay tuned and we shall see whether my friend’s comment from many years ago holds true!
P.P.S. So many great sale scores to be had right now…this $31 coverall (also a great baby gift!); this Zimmerman-esque floaty frock for $120; this pretty pullover; my childrens’ Fourth of July jammies from last summer; this cardigan; this stunning dress for a major professional milestone/event; this sequinned stunner to closet for next NYE (like 70% off?!).
P.P.P.S. In love with Cosabella undergarments. So, so comfortable and stretchy. I sleep in these!