Should we spend more on beauty products?

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Found 28th Dec 2016
After neglecting myself for too many years I'm finally getting medical help, but for the outside....is it worth investing more? or do all products do the same? eg I pick up moisurisers for under a fiver but my Grandma today bought her estee lauder one which was just over £50, and my Daughter raves about LUSH products. I personally think if I was to start drinking water, eating better would help but I want to know if the products too make a difference to your skin/appearance? x

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good question. would like to see what people say. I do think it's important to look after yourself from the outside aswell as inside but I'm happy with loreal garnier or sometimes just some nivea or even pure coconut oil. Works wonders for your skin

and I do believe changing lifestyle habits for the better, will have some effect on your appearance...in a good way

I don't think it makes a blind bit of difference. I just use what I am not allergic to

I have ms , so I'm really ill ,this was showing in my outward appearance with premature ageing ext the best things I've found are nivea and boots no7 perfect and protect stuff , and I'd been using rodail dragons blood at £50 plus per product

everyone's skin is different and it also changes as we age. the more expensive products do tend to be better than the off the Shelf at superdrug/boots. it is a case of trying products to find what works well for you. QVC are great for this as you can return products USED in 30 days if you don't like it. well worth trying the odd £50 cleanse and Polish or elixir as a no risk assessment. simply if you don't like the results send it back. obviously if you order £2000 worth and send them all back QVC won't keep your account open long. but a 50% return rate is possibly acceptable on these types of products.

My friend who is 76 has beautiful skin and she has only ever used Pond's cream. It's less than £5.

People spend more usually for a more concentrated formula, natural smell and higher quality product but it is a luxury which means you don't need it. As said if you are not allergic then any of the other lower cost brands will do just fine but may substitute ingredients or probably have a weaker concentration.

Drinking lots of water and getting daily exercise (even walking) for at least an hour a day will make a world of difference to skin and overall health that no products can compete with.

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lisathewitch

My friend who is 76 has beautiful skin and she has only ever used Pond's … My friend who is 76 has beautiful skin and she has only ever used Pond's cream. It's less than £5.


Ooh thought that was a bargain just looked and Boots have it on buy one get one free offer xx

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I always think I will do things one day....... my sever depression/anxiety stops me but would be nice to see a skin specialist rather than chopping and changing all my life and not knowing what I'm doing! xx

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2minutenoodles

People spend more usually for a more concentrated formula, natural smell … People spend more usually for a more concentrated formula, natural smell and higher quality product but it is a luxury which means you don't need it. As said if you are not allergic then any of the other lower cost brands will do just fine but may substitute ingredients or probably have a weaker concentration. Drinking lots of water and getting daily exercise (even walking) for at least an hour a day will make a world of difference to skin and overall health that no products can compete with.


That's exactly what I said to my Grandma when she purchased hers earlier. I walk hours each day yet my skin is bad, must be all the crap I eat and drink x

louisebarker

That's exactly what I said to my Grandma when she purchased hers earlier. … That's exactly what I said to my Grandma when she purchased hers earlier. I walk hours each day yet my skin is bad, must be all the crap I eat and drink x



I agree, water is cleansing and if eating high fat foods often then you are probably negating the effects somewhat. I am not blessed with the best skin but I can vouch for saying it is always a million times clearer after a month of getting out more and eating better. Problem is that bad food usually tastes good :s. Christmas is over back to being good

Edit: Reading post above. Stress and Anxiety can also effect your health and your skin in strange ways. Exercise is also good for stress relief.
Edited by: "2minutenoodles" 28th Dec 2016

buy moisturisers without fragrance - ie e45, doublebase, you can normally get them for pretty cheap. Aveeno is also a good option... microabrasion therapy is also apparently clinically proven to leave you with younger looking skin

also the most important thing is DO NOT use any type of soap products on your skin - it kills the fatty layer on the skin
Edited by: "ktown" 28th Dec 2016

Google a skin care range called The Ordinary. They make no-frills skincare products with ingredients that are proven to work and they range from around £4 to £12. There are loads of beauty gurus raving about the range (look on YouTube) because of what the products contain & the prices. The products are quite complex but if you research into them you can see which would be best for your specific skin concerns.
I started using the range a couple of weeks ago (mainly to combat large pores & oiliness) & so far so good!

I have just got the liz earle cleanse and Polish for Christmas and my skin feels lovely, I've seen a bit of improvement in a couple of days, I'm always trying new stuff, aldi face care products always get rave reviews, they also have the sets in at the minute for 12.99 this includes full size day cream and night cream. which feels nice on the skin. I have a microdermabrasion from lidl for Christmas which I have yet to try, but looking forward to trying. I have also tried derma rolling, which I keep forgetting to do, have a look on the website realself.com. the only product proven to help with ageing is retin a. which I am going to start again, I need to buy some more but you can't buy it from the UK, I have bought it in the past from an Indian chemist website. but you have to read as much information as possible before starting to use it. as your skin tends to get worse before it gets better but you have to see that through. to get the results.
Edited by: "tovi" 28th Dec 2016

what did you try from them?

Starsky2128

Google a skin care range called The Ordinary. They make no-frills … Google a skin care range called The Ordinary. They make no-frills skincare products with ingredients that are proven to work and they range from around £4 to £12. There are loads of beauty gurus raving about the range (look on YouTube) because of what the products contain & the prices. The products are quite complex but if you research into them you can see which would be best for your specific skin concerns. I started using the range a couple of weeks ago (mainly to combat large pores & oiliness) & so far so good!


I think a little bit of moisturiser do help the skin. I have used quite a lot of cheap ones under a fiver they included sainsburys own products (no difference), simple kind to skin range (good for summer but staying at home), simple regeneration (good for winter staying at home), nivea (too oily), ponds (too oily), Clean and Clear, Neutrogena (good when I am having breakouts but too drying sometimes). When I go out to be seen by people I tend to use a more expensive cream as they tend to do the job better but I only ever buy my creams on a sale that explains why I have been using varying products. Loreal age perfect is good as it is not shiny on my skin and they sink better but I did not notice much difference which is odd as it is for a mature skin when I am just under 40 I would have thought it would be better. The ones that worked for me best are Loreal youth code and Boots protect and perfect range slightly shiny but works wonders on my skin as it just gives that younger look to it and freshness than looking tired but I used these products along with Simple range as it gives me breakouts when using them for a week long. It is a matter of trial and error really, start off by finding a cheap product that worked best for your skin before moving on to a more expensive ones, also only buy them on a sale as they are simply pricey. Hope my post gave you some ideas.

Edited by: "TripletMum123" 28th Dec 2016

I swear by Nivea - always have, always will. That and sudocrem are my go to things, use them all the time.

Try Aldi Lacura products. So cheap but excellent results. Google it and read the reviews. Their products beats some of the top selling and most expensive beauty products. Aldi shower gel and body lotions are brilliant. But the facial products are absolutely fantastic.

I dont use beauty products because i dont need to. My mum used to use the very expensive brands like christian dior and lancome, which costs a fortune and she would have drawers full of the stuff.

However, if i did use beauty products, i would use the expensive brands as there must be merit to them. They cant have been selling for this long by fooling the public as to their superior qualities.

And in answer to your question, yes, i do think they certainly have effect, but probably not as much as they would lead you to believe, but they certainly have their benefits. People wouldnt pay so much for them otherwise. Too many people to all be misled.

Lots of water and plenty of fruit and veg will do wonders for your skin. I used a Boots own brand moisturiser that costs a fiver which does the trick. Also washing off your make-up at night helps immensely.
It's all down to personal choice, but from my experience a £20 moisturiser does the same as my £5.00 moisturiser.
Edited by: "nickster76" 28th Dec 2016

tovi

what did you try from them?


Hey sorry, just seen this.

I've been using the Niacinamide & Zinc and the Argan Oil. There are quite a few combinations depending on your skin type and I would like to try some of the other products but I need to do a bit more reading first! For the price I think it's worth a shot

I keep reading, but can't decide what I want yet'

My top products:

Elemis Tri enzyme face wash (leaves my face glowing and smelling divine)
Salcura antiac face wash (great for blemish prone skin, and gentle enough to use every day)
Ren moisturiser (face moisturiser which suits my skin so well)
Nivea moisturiser (body moisturiser, the best I've come across)
L'occitane Shea hand cream
Elemis frangipani monoi body oil (for cuticles & hands, my one small pot isn't finished after 3 years lol I love the smell and what it does to my hands)
John Freida shampoo & conditiner
Moroccan oil (for my hair, I haven't found a copycat which is as good as the original)
Molton Brown body wash (purely for the scent, I think most cheaper body washes are just as effective)

I don't always buy these products as they're mostly fairly expensive but they're my favourites!
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