Expensive and Drugstore Creams are we wasting our money ? We were very curious whether expensive creams gave same results as drugstore creams so we took time and starting researching it .
Why is this more expensive? Is it using products other companies can’t afford?
in some cases No!
We came to conclusion that bigger companies tend to spend more money on packaging with same ingredients just like any other cream you buy with a smaller amount of money
When it comes to worldwide designers you are spending most your money on name and packaging rather than ingredients
We also realised that Huge brands often take a formula from one brand thats doing very well or could possibly be a best seller and just repackage it for another brand!
When looking for a product look for a company who puts the effort to create clinal tests examples : Murad , Perricone MD , Skin Medica
In conclusion research your products before buying them .
“After buying out La Mer, Estee Lauder co-opted its Creme de la Mer ($220 for 2 oz) product and remixed it as Estee Lauder’s Re-Nutriv Ultimate Youth Creme. The funny thing is that Lauder’s brand ($250 for 1.7 oz) is much more expensive than the original premium La Mer formulation!
Estee Lauder’s Idealist ($46.50 for 1 oz) is remarkably similar to Clinique’s Turnaround Concentrate Visible Skin Renewer ($36.50 for 1 oz), yet costs $10 more. Similarly, Clinique’s Repairware Deep Wrinkle Concentrate ($55 for 1.4 oz) has a similar principal, formula, and effect as Estee Lauder’s Perfectionist($55 for 1 oz), yet gives you 40% more product for exactly the same price.
Finally, in terms of makeup removers, Lancome’s Bi-Facil ($26), Clinique’s Take the Day Off Makeup Remover ($16.50), and Neutrogena’s Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover ($7.73) all have similar formulas, are oil-free, and have the exact same effect. The big difference is that Neutrogena is available at drugstores, while the other two are mall brands.
This is only scratching the surface. If you are interested in exploring this further, check out Paula’s Choice; although she also offers her own skincare line, Paula’s reviews of other product lines are often quite complimentary. At the very least, her cosmetic ingredient dictionary will give you a better idea about what you’re putting on your skin!”