Some of us may not have the luxury of not having to worry about how beauty and skin-care shopping affects our wallets. Still, some of us may have plenty to devote to our beauty needs, but still don`t want to pay for something just because it`s the latest trend. We often wonder if those department store versions of the products we can find at the local drugstore are worth it. That is, are we paying for actual results, or are we paying for the name on the bottle. If you`re one of those girls who refuses to shop for drugstore or mass-produced products, you may be surprised at our findings.
Beauty Experts Tell the Truth About Beauty Products
We were surprised to learn that most beauty experts agree that just because its a department store product, doesn`t mean it`s better than the drugstore version. In fact, some products may be quite farther from this reality. Many beauty experts say that some of the best products are found in the drugstores and that most new trends begin here. So if you`re relying on results because of the name on a bottle or the price tag, you may want to think twice.
Drugstore vs. Department Store
Drugstore products can give you the same results as department store products, for considerably less dough. Because of the marketing strategies of department stores and our association with higher-priced products and celebrity status, it`s easy for these companies to have us believe that the more money we pay, the better results we`ll get. Well, that just isn`t always true. If you browsing through a department store and find yourself tempted to spend half of last weeks paycheck on a tiny bottle of miracle serum, ask yourself if you`re buying because of real, provable, scientific results, or if your buying a name that is associated with glamour.
The Misconception About Drugstore Products
First of all, know that if
you purchase a drugstore product and you don`t end up fancying it as much as you anticipated, keep the receipt and don`t be afraid to return it. Department stores always take products back, and so will the drugstores. Do your research when it comes to drugstore products and choose some that fit your skin type and have a good reputation. Even though it`s not a department store, most of the drugstore clerks that work in the beauty section have a good grasp on which products work and which lack a little - don`t be afraid to ask questions. While shopping at a drugstore for beauty products, don`t be afraid to treat it just as if your in the department store. You`re doing something good for your budget and not forking over your hard earned money just for a fancy name. In the past, it`s just been way too easy for skin-care companies to have us believe that quality comes with a fancy name, a fancy package, and an all-around fancier shopping experience.