Luxury Beauty Items to Splurge On

Shopping for beauty products can be overwhelming because there are so many options out there in every price range. Are the more expensive products really the best? It depends on the product. Below is a list of luxury beauty items that will pay you back in their benefits and effectiveness if you splurge on them.

 

 

 

Serums and Emulsions

Serums and emulsions are skin care products that are packed with concentrated ingredients. They have a different molecular composition than moisturizers and creams and can permeate the skin’s outer layer more easily, thus delivering ingredients to the areas where your skin needs them most. Products with hyaluronic acid attract moisture to your skin and keep it there, preventing dehydration. Others have different functions, such as brightening and tightening. Because a little goes a long way, you can afford to spend more on high-quality ingredients that will really make a difference in your beauty routine.

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Anti-Aging Products

As you age, your skin loses elasticity. Many products promise to plump your skin, reduce sagging and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, different products contain different ingredients, some more effective than others at fighting the signs of aging. Typically, products that cost more have higher concentrations of ingredients, so they’re more potent and improve skin more rapidly.

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Exfoliators

Although many inexpensive scrubs exist to buff away the top layer of dead skin, you’ll want to splurge on a chemical product for more intensive exfoliation. Chemicals such as glycolic or lactic acid infiltrate the skin and get rid of oil build up deep in the pores.

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Foundation and Concealer

Foundation sits directly on your skin all day long, so you want to make sure it is formulated to provide your skin with nutrition, and you don’t want it to clog your pores. More expensive formulas contain better ingredients for your skin. In addition, less expensive foundations are often pre-packaged, which means you can’t try them out before purchasing.

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Now that you know what to splurge on, you may be wondering what products you can save on. Mascara’s effectiveness depends largely to the applicator, and different wands work for different lashes and eye shapes. Therefore, try out cheaper mascaras and find the one with an applicator that works best for you. Eye shadow and blush will go on smoothly and last longer when the skin is properly primed, so you don’t need to splurge on the colour cosmetics; spend your money on the products that prep your skin properly.

Sources:
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/advice/a6083/beauty-products-to-save-and-splurge-on/
http://money.usnews.com/money/the-frugal-shopper/2014/02/28/beauty-products-when-to-save-or-splurge