Do you really need an expensive skin care product to keep your skin in tip top shape? Are the ingredients that make the product cost more or is it something else?
Let’s have a look at the ingredients and see whether it’s those that make the product so expensive.
Take a closer look at the ingredients of a high-end facial serum which retails for £395 pounds.
AQUA (WATER) | ALCOHOL | ISOTRIDECYL ISONONANOATE | DIGLYCERIN | GLYCERIN | DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL | NIACINAMIDE | BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER | SQUALANE | VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT WATER | FAEX (YEAST EXTRACT) | GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT | ANTHYLLIS VULNERARIA FLOWER EXTRACT | PHENOXYETHANOL | AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER | PENTYLENE GLYCOL | ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE | PPG-6-DECYLTETRADECETH-30 | STEARETH-21 | PROPYLENE GLYCOL | PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) | XANTHAN GUM | BUTYLENE GLYCOL | POLYGLYCERIN-3 | SCLEROTIUM GUM | SODIUM HYALURONATE | PROPANEDIOL | POLYQUATERNIUM-51 | PEG-8 | BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE | ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE | DISODIUM EDTA | TOCOPHEROL | SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE | ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN | ASCORBYL PALMITATE | TIN OXIDE | SODIUM CITRATE | ASCORBIC ACID | CITRIC ACID | CI 15985 (YELLOW 6) | CI 19140 (YELLOW 5) | CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) | MICA | IL26B
What is so special about the ingredients in this product that warrants the price point?
Good Skin Care Ingredients
The products have some good skin care ingredients in it like eg:
A water-soluble vitamin B3 that works with the natural substances in your skin to help improve enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness and improve a weakened skin surface.
An ingredient known to balance oil production with anti-ageing properties and with anti-inflammatory benefits to help with acne and eczema.
Vanilla Planifolia fruit water. An ingredient derived from the vanilla plant and which is a source of polyphenols, which have antioxidant activity and soothes the skin.
And if we look further there are ingredients that we find well basically in a lot of skin care products. Like, Glycol and Citric Acid etc. At The Ordinary you are able to buy serums with Squalane and Niacinamide for £5.50 and respectively £5. So why is it that this particular serum retails for £395? Well you are paying for something else that is calculated in that price. Obviously, it’s the composition/formula of the product and research that you are paying for. And then there is the manufacturing. But in that price, there’s also included the advertising, retailing locations and luxurious packaging. With a high-end brand, you expect all these fancy ads and packaging as we are looking for that luxurious feel. You can ask yourself these days if it is all worth it and whether we would need to shop smarter. Are we already doing it or are we still being pulled in by glitzy advertisements for skin care products that promise everlasting young skin? Aren’t we as consumers getting more knowledgeable and smarter about what we buy and why we buy it? The internet will be our best friend to research and compare before we buy and to buy the skincare that is right at the right price. To help a little bit you can now shop with free shipping with code: FREE until September 30, 2019.