Beauty in a rough economy
I have seen quite a few articles regarding recession proof beauty. In other words, these articles offer advice about ways to save money on beauty products during a tough economy. Most point out bargain drug store brands but I have to say that buying the cheapest products is not always the way to go. What counts is really getting a bang for that buck. Some things are worth the expense. Here are some questions to ask yourself when hesitating on a purchase:
1. Does the product work well and improve your skin significantly?
2. How long does the product last?
3. How much can you accomplish with this one product?
4. Can you live without it?
Some of my favorite products are a bit on the pricey side but worth it when you consider what you get out of them.
1. DDF Acne Scrub – $35 - This is a big 8.5 oz bottle that lasts forever. It’s very concentrated and only a dime sized amount is needed. It really gets the skin clean and clears up blemishes. It’s absolutely worth the price!
2. Ole Henriksen Micro Mini Peel System – $95 - Don’t gasp at the price tag. This system is far more effective than any spa facial I have gotten. I can’t believe how smooth my skin is after using. It’s supposed to contain enough product for eight uses but I have found that I can get twice that many if I’m careful. Think about how much 16 facials would cost. It ends up being an absolute bargain.
3. Blinc Kiss Me Mascara – $24 - I simply cannot live without this mascara. It doesn’t budge all day and doesn’t irritate. It comes off easily with warm water and light pressure. Sure, it’s on the pricey side but I can’t tell you how many mascaras I have purchased that sat in my drawer until I tossed them. I have definitely gotten my money’s worth out of this one. A cheap product isn’t a bargain if you don’t use it.
4. bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation – $25 - one of the best ways to save money is to buy multi-tasking products. This foundation offers great flawless coverage in addition to SPF protection. It also improves acne and rosacea. That’s a lot of benefits in one product, a definite money saver.
Now that I have shared my favorite must-have products even during a recession, I’d love to hear about yours.