October 10, 2018
Is Luxury Skincare Worth It?
It’s no secret that buying skincare products can add up. It’s definitely one area where most of my disposable income goes, however I think most things that are good for you in life are on the more expensive side and there is a very good reason for all that. The quality of ingredients, science and technology behind good skincare lines is what makes the price points go up and in my experience if it’s a lower price point you’re likely to find filler ingredients on the label that are doing nothing but harming your skin. Think of skincare products like food, the more filler and low quality ingredients in it, the worst it is for you.
Not all skincare products have to be extremely expensive, I think masks and cleansers are products that you can spend $30-$50 and get quality results. However, the more intense products that really sit in your pores all day long, like serums, face oils and moisturizes - well this is where I find that the luxury skincare lines are worth every last penny. Sisley Paris products are some of my favourites and I've reviewed the Black Rose Cream Mask before many times and you probably know by now that this is my holy grail of masks. However, over the past 6 months, I wanted to try out more of the black rose line and decided to incorporate the face oil and moisturizer into my daily skincare routine.
Sure enough, they did not disappoint and they have now become some of my absolute favourites. The ingredients consist of a combination of rose extract, rose water, shea, camelina oils allowing your skin to plump, brighten and feel hydrated all day long. I truly mean this when I say your skin feels radiant all day long, I find this is the biggest difference when comparing a lower price point product with a higher end one. The lower one might feel good for a few hours but it's longevity is just not there, when I apply the Black Rose face oil, mask or moisturizer I really feel my skin looks practically the same from morning to night. I know the prices seem like a bit of an investment but the good thing is that you don't need to use all these products at once, a little goes a long way here. I only use the mask on special occasions or for events and I switch back between the oil and moisturizer from day to day, which means these products will last me months before having to replenish them. After all this is your face we are talking about here, if there is one body part to invest it I would say that one should be high on your list.