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#1 flowermama

Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:39 PM

I finally got around to using a voucher for a facial on Saturday. The beautician did the usual spiel about how amazing the products are and how my skin really needs this particular brand. She recommended products for me and wrote down the prices - $170 for the moisturiser. She gave me some samples and my skin does feel nice but I can't imagine paying that much for a moisturiser! Can any moisturiser be amazing enough to justify that kind of money?

Edited by flowermama, 12 August 2013 - 01:40 PM.


#2 Gegemite

Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:41 PM

I'd say definitely not!!
Wow, that's bloody expensive.

#3 nup

Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:43 PM

I've spent way more than that on face creams and yes some of them are worth it. I now use the Aldi coQ10 stuff and it's fabulous. :ninja:

Edited by nup, 12 August 2013 - 01:43 PM.


#4 flowermama

Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:08 PM

I can just think of so many better things to spend money on but am worried I might be missing out on something life changing :)

Edited by flowermama, 12 August 2013 - 04:08 PM.


#5 Feral Borgia

Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:10 PM

Yes the moisturiser I use is close to that -$160 from memory- it's a Laura Mercier ..and creme de la mer is even more than that.


#6 9ferals

Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:11 PM

I'd have to say no, but then I've never been one to spend big on beauty products.

Clearly there are people who spend that much, or the companies wouldn't continue to produce them.  Maybe if my disposable income was a whole lot higher I'd consider it, but I think I'm still too cynical to believe that a tiny tube of goo is going to change my looks or my life.

#7 désir d'amour

Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:11 PM

I once paid $100 for a Seacret moisturiser.  It was SO NICE

#8 jessie123

Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:14 PM

No, I get comments all the time from random strangers to people I know saying how nice my skin is. I have never used anything expensive and never been one to do facials or routines etc.
These days all I use is sorbolene. It would take me years and years and years to use $170 worth.

#9 Cranky Old Woman

Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:16 PM

If all the moisturisers actually worked why do we need plastic surgery?

#10 Fr0g

Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:20 PM

I'm not averse to a nice cosmetic but I could never be convinced to spend that much on a single product. All things relative, I'd say no - no face cream is worth $170.





#11 alwayshappy

Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:25 PM

I balk at paying $25 for hair products that I know work (as my hairdresser uses them)... there's no way I'd pay $170 for a moisturiser.  This is why so much money is spent on beauty advertising - there are suckers out there who believe the more they spend, the better it's gotta be.  More the fools them!

#12 PoshMosh

Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:26 PM

Way too much for a moisturiser IMO.

#13 Madnesscraves

Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:33 PM

No. That stuff particularly 'anti-ageing stuff' has stuff in it to make your skin age faster. My skin does better without chemical stuff on it.

ETA: should have been anti ageing not anti Agony. Stupid auto correct.

Edited by Madnesscraves, 12 August 2013 - 04:34 PM.


#14 Coffeegirl

Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:33 PM

I used to only use Clinique which was $60 a bottle, but I find the Oil of Olay ($18 from Coles) works better and lasts longer.

On a side note, I hate when the masseuse or beauty therapist ruins my relaxing quiet time with a sales spiel.  So now I tell them before they start that I am happy with my current products, please don't try to sell me anything.   Seems to work :)

#15 Feral Borgia

Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:39 PM

View PostMadnesscraves, on 12 August 2013 - 04:33 PM, said:

No. That stuff particularly 'anti-ageing stuff' has stuff in it to make your skin age faster. My skin does better without chemical stuff on it.

ETA: should have been anti ageing not anti Agony. Stupid auto correct.
Maybe anti agony is right!

Look it is a lot of money, but I have very dry skin, and it's very sensitive. Ive tried oil of Olay, Clinique, Clarins, Estée Lauder, revlon - all of them work to a certain extent but then give me horrible eczema around the eye. I've used Laura Mercier now for three years and my skin loves it. I'd prefer it cost $50, but tbh I'd buy it if it cost $500 - shhh don't tell them though.


#16 DEVOCEAN

Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:40 PM

I would say no. The most I have ever spent was on a smaller size bottle of the Clinique Dramatically Different moisturiser. It was around $35.
I am hanging out to try Aldis new Lacura Skin Science moisturiser. Same pump bottle as Olay and only $9.

#17 FEdeRAL

Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:45 PM

I don't use moisturiser but there are some ridiculously expensive ones out there. La Mer and La Prairie cream/lotions are easily $300-400.

I had a La Mer sample once. It wasn't very nice and I had breakouts the next day. As one dermatologist once told me, they are all "just oil on your face that keeps it from drying up".

#18 aprilrain

Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:47 PM

A Dermawand seems to be a similiar price $199. Would you buy this instead. i know nothing about them. Do you have to use an expensive moisturiser as well.

I still have unopened Nutrimetics from when I did parties years ago and occassionally put some on, but I'm pretty slack.

#19 FeralMalinki

Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:49 PM

I'm an ex-beauty therapist.  Most salons you go to will claim their product is the best, and the staff are told to sell sell sell.

Some products suit some skin types more than others, and there may be some benefits to the product, but in all reality, you could probably find something much cheaper that does the same kind of job.

FWIW I'm quite happy to spend around $50 on a moisturiser, any more than that is excessive IMO.

#20 frizzle

Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:18 PM

I start twitching when they quote over $100. If I have to rehearse what to tell Dh in my head before taking it home it's too much lol

Edited by frizzle, 12 August 2013 - 05:19 PM.


#21 roses99

Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:27 PM

It's certainly too much for me. I've been using Sukin products for the past year or so and love them. You can get them from health food shops and some chemists. Not expensive, and without any nasty chemicals. Oh, and Australian too. Love them!Here's a link. http://www.sukinorganics.com/

Edited by roses99, 12 August 2013 - 05:31 PM.


#22 FeralZombieMum

Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:33 PM

I have very sensitive skin - in that it can feel like it's burning, get itchy and I can come out in a rash. I often got pimple breakouts as well.

Even so called "sensitive" creams have made me react.

For the last 2 years I've been using a moisturiser from Aldi  (Lacura Skin Science Total Care Seven Anti Aging Face Cream SPF 15) and my skin has been fantastic. I don't get any reactions or breakouts! And I love that it's so cheap! :D

#23 CountryFeral

Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:39 PM

Well.. as we tell our art students when they ask about pricing their work.

"It's 'worth' what someone is willing to pay for it.."

Obviously when viewed rationally no moisturiser is 'worth' $160 - but if someone can afford that and purchases it has the placebo effect of using it and thinking it is 16x more effective than a normal one, and is making her look 16x better.

She feels better, she probably smiles more, she probably uses it regularly to 'prove' she needed it and it was worth the massive price - and thus she may actually look better!

I think it was the Revlon founder who said the classic line.. "We aren't selling cosmetics, we are selling hope!"

I wouldn't in a pink fit spend that on a moisturiser... but as I am allergic to just about everything it would probably just make me break out in a rash... so yay! I've got $150 in my pocket already!

*hang on OP said $170... please change all the 16s in this to 17s and $150 to $160!

Edited by countrymel, 12 August 2013 - 05:56 PM.


#24 MiSS_E

Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:46 PM

I wouldn't put that crap on my face even if they paid me $170. OK I might, but then I'd wash it off when I left lol.

#25 FeralEsme

Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:56 PM

Depends how long it will last! It is relative. I generally use a cheap moisturiser, but I do have a serum which I paid... Well I'm not going to say... A LOT for and it is awesome. I bought it nigh on 6 months ago and haven't used half the bottle yet. It absolutely makes a difference to my skin.

So I think if you pay more, use less and it lasts longer then it's probably worth it. On the other hand, if you pay $170 and have to buy it every couple of months then it's waaaayyyy too much.




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