Luxury Skincare Brands: What's behind the High Price ๐Ÿง

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Jun. 28, 2020
Investing in your skincare is always a good idea. Our skin is actually our largest organ and considering that it absorbs up to 70% of what we put on it; why not splurge and spend a little bit more? We investigate luxury skincare brands so you donโ€™t have to. Keep reading to see what we uncovered!
La Mer  
La Mer was created out of necessity when Dr. Max Huber suffered burns after a lab accident. He was compelled to treat and heal his skin. And we give props for his perseverance; 6000 experiments later and 12 years of research led him to what he was looking for. He discovered a fermentation process of sea kelp, that turned into a magical elixir which claims to completely transform the skin. The much-loved โ€˜Crรจme de la Mer Moisturizerโ€™ retails at $510 for 100ml pot. Used to combat dryness, redness and wrinkles; itโ€™s powered by a cell-supporting โ€˜Miracle Brothโ€™ a secret formula created by the Dr. himself.
Augustinus Bader  
At the core; skincare is a science so itโ€™s no wonder that the brains behind Augustinus Bader; Professor Augustinus Bader himself is a physician and professor. Impressively, he is also one of the world's leading scientists in stem cell and biomedical research. His skincare range is compared to that of a healing treatment and he claims to have developed an innovative technology to take your skin to the next level. The Discovery Duo is a day and night formula, one being light and refreshing and the other being rich and super-hydrating which stimulates the skin's natural rejuvenation processes to drastically enhance the appearance of your complexion. Retailing at $305 for 30ml, it is popular amongst the brands selection of skincare. 
Skinesis 
With a 12 week waiting list for her super popular facial treatments; its no wonder British CEO and skin guru Sarah Chapman has created โ€˜Skinesisโ€™ to satisfy the masses. With a focus on botanical oils and highly complex formulas, a potent yet deliciously fragrant product was born. Her products have aromas of jasmine, rose, neroli and frangipani, yum!  The Overnight Facial Night Elixir is a serum-oil elixir which plumps, smooths and rejuvenates the skin while you sleep. Let the products do the hard work while you catch some zโ€™s! It is priced at $86 in the 15ml. 
Skinceuticals 
Backed by science and approved by dermatologists, Skinceuticals are committed to skin health above everything else. Their philosophy; prevent, protect, correct; is the motto of founder Dr. Pinnell. With over 10 patents in skincare over the last 3 decades; he is serious about your skincare! The best seller of this range is the Vitamin C serum for the skin: C E FERULICยฎ WITH 15% L-ASCORBIC ACID. Retailing at $166 for 30ml, it is clinically proven to reduce damage from the sunโ€™s UV rays and pollution from living in cities. Used for those who want an anti-aging and skin brightening beauty weapon, itโ€™s first used in the morning to protect you from the elements. 
Most luxurious skincare products carry a pricey sum, but they arenโ€™t your usual run-of-the-mill products. Developed by doctors and scientists alike; the research that goes into formulating these goodies is incomprehensible. What price will you pay for a glowing complexion? 
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Which moisturizer is right for my skin type?
Which moisturizer is right for my skin type?
A little bit of moisturizing a day keeps the dry skin away! Moisturizing is crucial to a healthy skin barrier. All ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ help with dry skin. Yet, not all moisturizers are created equal. So, how do you choose the ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ฟ for your skin? I am breaking it down today for #WinterSkinReliefDay. In general, ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ provide a little bit of water to the skin and contain a greasy substance that holds it in. ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ are formulated in ๐Ÿฏ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€: โœ… ๐—ข๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€: greasy/oily and block the evaporation of water from your skin. ๐Ÿ’ฆ ๐—›๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€: pull water into the top layer of your skin both from the air and from deeper layers of the skin. ๐Ÿง–๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐—˜๐—บ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€: not really moisturizering but rather to make the skin feel smooth by replacing absent skin the lipids and oils to fill in all the cracks on the skin, helping smooth out the surface of your skin and repair your skinโ€™s barrier. Here is a cheat sheet to help you select the appropriate moisturizer for your skin. ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜€ ๐Ÿ“… ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜†, regardless of your skin type. Even oily skin needs moisturizing every day with the right type of moisturizer. Please avoid moisturizing reactively, aka moisturizering ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜† when your skin is dry. ๐Ÿšฟ Always apply to ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ ๐˜€๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป. P.S I keep my moisturizer in my shower to apply right after I towel off gently. ๐Ÿ”‘ ๐—จ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ฟ. This is key for the winter ๐Ÿฅถ months. You need both a humectant which draw moisture to the skin and occlusive ingredients which keep water from evaporating off of your skin. ๐ŸŒ“๐—จ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ต๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ. This is really important in the winter if you are using humectant heavy moisturizer. The dry air can pull the water out of your skin. Sounds crazy right? ๐Ÿšซ๐—”๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด. Even if you do not have sensitive skin. Fragrance and coloring are just a set up for possible irritation/allergy and no one has time for that. ๐Ÿฆถ๐Ÿพ ๐——๐—ผ๐—ปโ€™๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ. They too need some TLC. #skincaretips #moisturizer #skincareroutine #skincareproducts #dermatologist #dermatology
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resolve to rock a red lip and worry less ๐Ÿ’‹
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My 15 min natural full face ??? In 60 seconds?๐Ÿคจ
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