Today’s Featured Comment
An expensive facial creme alone is like using high-end paint on a crumbling plaster wall. It’ll look good for a few hours because most high end cremes (like Chanel’s Sublimage) contain optical brighteners which make your skin LOOK radiant and glowing but are really smoke and mirrors.
For a creme to perform really well, the rest of the skincare regimen needs to be in order: cleansing, exfoliation, then moisturization.
And it probably the jar and not the formula that costs all the cash!
A “good” creme is one that your skin can tolerate – and that simply isn’t a universal. SOME people break-out from La Mer – it doesn’t make it bad, it just makes it unsuitable for that person.
As an organic formulator, I keep the creme at skin’s pH: 5.5. And I add only substances are helpful in the moisturization process: Grapeseed oil, jojoba oil and my particular favorite: tamanu oil. But this would be like handing out a treasured recipe so I’ll stop there!
At any rate, the point is that skin cremes can only penetrate so far. And last so long. You put on your creme, then you may brush against your face with clothing, scarves or people, dab your forehead or nose, add make-up and on and on and your losing that creme all of the time.
My point is even if you can afford it, I always recommend to put yourself on a “creme budget” because some of the very best options are less than $50.
[This comment was originally posted in this conversation. ~ Eds.]