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Skin Care Products: Luxury vs Affordable

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The cosmetics industry is one of the largest industries in the world, and there are many brands and types of products available. With the development of science and technology, the variety of products is also increasing. In the market, it is possible to find products for every budget and skin type to deal with skin problems.

Therefore, instead of making judgments such as “expensive products are the best” or “cheap products are ineffective and bad,” you should ask yourself the following questions:

  • What is my skin type?
  • What does my skin need?
  • What is my budget?

Once you have answered these questions, you can start to research products that are suitable for you. It is important to remember that everyone’s skin is different, so what works for one person may not work for another. It is also important to be patient and consistent with your skincare routine. With time and effort, you will be able to find the products that work best for you and achieve the skin you want.

Focus on your basic skin care needs first


The primary function of a cleanser is to cleanse the skin. A good cleanser should be simple in formulation, effective, have a skin-friendly pH, be appropriate for your skin type, and be gentle. It should not contain essential oils or botanical extracts, which can be irritating to some skin types. A good cleanser does not need to be expensive.


The main function of a moisturizer is to hydrate and retain moisture. This is especially important for people with dry skin, but it is also beneficial for people with oily or combination skin. A good moisturizer can help to protect your skin barrier, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and keep your skin looking its best. There are also moisturizers that are designed for specific skin concerns, such as acne, eczema, hyperpigmentation, rosacea etc.

A good moisturizer does not need to be expensive. There are many affordable moisturizers on the market that are gentle yet effective on the skin.


Sunscreen is a basic skin care product. Choose a sunscreen from a trusted brand that is suitable for your skin type, has broad-spectrum protection, and is comfortable to use. An uncomfortable sunscreen can reduce people’s motivation to use it, so it’s important to find one that fits your budget and feels good on your skin.

Keep in mind: Basic skin care = anti-aging

Basic skin care, whether affordable or expensive, focuses on “anti-aging / well-aging”. Therefore, it is not correct to generalize products as “good or bad, effective or ineffective”. The truth is, the price of a skin care product does not necessarily indicate its quality. There are many factors that can affect the price of a product, such as the ingredients used, the research and development costs, and the marketing strategies.

So my advice is to look at products from a broader perspective, rather than just judging them by whether they are cheap or expensive.

Skincare is a basic need. There are skincare products for every budget. And they are effective.

Therefore, it is important to start with the basic skin care products that suit you best, and then add products according to the additional needs of your skin and your budget.

After all, the idea of affordable products can vary from person to person. For example, a $200 cleanser may be affordable for one person’s budget, but expensive for another. Therefore, I always recommend focusing on choosing the right products for your budget.

Here are my affordable yet effective skincare favorites:

Check out some of my other skin care tips articles here.

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