One of the perks of being a beauty blogger is getting the opportunity to try different products from different brands. Most of the time, that also means being invited to product launches where said products are presented as being the best in the market in their particular category. But of course, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and you can only confirm these claims once you’ve actually tried their wares.
Then come the prices, and as far as skincare goes, these tend to be on the high end of the spectrum.
Last March, I had the pleasure of attending various skincare-related events which are my favourite kind, because as much as I love make up, I relish the time of day when I remove all my make up and pamper my skin. After all, a well maintained canvas helps make up look better and last longer. The majority of these events are for high-end skincare products, meaning they cost more than average brands. So, this got me thinking – are expensive skincare products really worth all that money?
You will of course meet people who’ll answer in the affirmative. If a product is expensive, it will work and it’s worth it in the long run. Then you’ll find others who will say that a higher price does not necessarily mean better quality.
When it comes to skincare, product prices tend to sky rocket on account of claims that they contain rare extracts and specialised organic ingredients which will make you look ten years younger after so many uses, and so on and so forth. In reality, yes, the extracts would be present but more often than not, they are not present in an adequate concentration to even make a difference. So you often end up paying a hefty sum just for the brand name and the hype around it, so to speak.
However, sometimes, if a product is good or not goes beyond trying it out and hoping for the promised results. The science behind the products and the concentration of the active ingredients is really what makes the difference.
I have my favourites, of course. They’re actually scientifically backed and I don’t mind paying for them because I know they’ll deliver the promised results. These brands usually have a not-so-cheap price, but they are not exactly over the top either, and most of the time, they really do work.
Before buying skincare products, it’s best if you do your research well, especially if you have sensitive skin. Go for brands that have scientific proof their products actually work and that the ingredients in them are actually effective. Then, once you find something that works for you, try to stick to it as much as you can. After all, if we can spend all that money on clothes, why not on our skin? Then again, do weigh your options; why would you pay €300 for a moisturiser when you can find one that’s just as good – if not better – for €60?
In conclusion, I believe that some products are definitely worth paying for, but do carry out your own research first to make sure you really are getting what you’re paying for.
How do you feel about expensive skincare products? Let us know in the comment section below!