I recently moved into a new apartment. Yes. Congratulations to me! I have moved out of the closet that I would begrudgingly call “home” and upgraded to a place with NOT one – but two, walk in closets. As I was unpacking all my beauty products (which darn near takes up one of those closets), I noticed how many expensive facial products that I own. Box after box was filled with various prestige brand moisturizers,balms,and serums. Some of them have price tags upwards of $100 for probably less than an ounce of product. And here they are,emerging from these boxes,most of them unopened. We’re talking Clinique,Origins,La Mer, Dior and Philosophy- all the big guys.
While we all love luxuriating in a high priced product made of the newest technologies,whether it is the stem cells of an octopus,an eye of newt or placenta infused aloe, sometimes it’s just not worth it.
I find that to keep my skin hydrated without exasperating my oiliness,the best option for me is a drugstore brand. Cetaphil ( $6 – $18. .) Go ‘head and gasp. I’ll wait. At one time,someone telling me to purchase a drugstore brand would have been like them cursing me. However,once you grow older,wiser,and begin to spend your own money;you realize that a quality beauty product does not have to come with an exorbitant price.
Not only does the Cetaphil moisturize the living heck out of my face,it is also works for my entire body. In what world can you find a moisturizer that I can use and my face and the heels of my feet? It’s gently and soothing for the face and gangsta enough to soften my feet after eight hours of wearing five inch stilettos. And yes. The elbows also get the Cetaphil treatments. PLUS the 16 oz. tub of moisturizing cream lasts a good two or three months.
Do you have a drug-store brand product that you swear by? Or do you have life saver that you want to submit? Leave a comment! We’ll check it out.