Jump to content

Is any moisturiser worth $170?


  • Please log in to reply
47 replies to this topic

#26 liveworkplay

Posted 12 August 2013 - 06:15 PM

No. There have been numerous studies done on mosturises, sunscreens and the like and the results are always the same, increasen price does not equate to a better product...

Edited by liveworkplay, 12 August 2013 - 06:16 PM.


#27 crunch

Posted 12 August 2013 - 06:20 PM

Like nup I used to spend a small fortune on this stuff, then someone told me about the Aldi moisturiser. Best I've ever used, and I've used them all.

#28 GreenEyedGirl

Posted 12 August 2013 - 06:59 PM

$170!!! I don't spend that much on my skin in a year

I use rosehip oil just on my face or a bio oil type thing on my face & body when it is dry, I wash my face with baking soda + water paste thats it.

I am 37 next May and people still think I am mid 20's so must be doing something right!! and $170 creams is NOT one of them!!!

#29 Mianta

Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:07 PM

$170 for moisturiser? No, not worth it for me.

I have great skin. I don't do much to it, so I figure it's based on my genes.

Edited by Mianta, 12 August 2013 - 07:07 PM.


#30 Foogle

Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:29 PM

No is the short answer - short because I spend a lot on a couple of products that I adore and I know I spend too much but... I love them so I keep using them.

The thing is, a 'cosmetic' cannot change your cell structure or encourage the replenishment of cells.

It just can't because if it could, it is not classed as a cosmetic anymore.  It it classed as a drug and therefore cannot be sold under general retail license.

Therefore, any product purchased as a cosmetic, regardless of it's advertised brilliance, is short-lived in its benefits.

But in saying that, that doesn't stop me from buying my favourite L'Occitane products nor a new found favourite MitoQ.

Both make my skin feel fantastic so I'm happy but I'm under no illusion about their ability to change nor encourage cell structure or growth.

#31 BearBait

Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:46 PM

No. I liken high end moisturisers to the oil business. Production cost is less than 40%, the rest is marketing, taxes, logistics & margins.

The trick is to be born with good genes.  


#32 unicorn

Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:47 PM

View Postroses99, on 12 August 2013 - 05:27 PM, said:

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/

I love the Sukin skin care stuff.
I use rose hip oil straight after I get out of the shower and once it's dry I use a moisturiser.

#33 flowermama

Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:16 PM

View PostFoogle, on 12 August 2013 - 07:29 PM, said:

No is the short answer - short because I spend a lot on a couple of products that I adore and I know I spend too much but... I love them so I keep using them.

The thing is, a 'cosmetic' cannot change your cell structure or encourage the replenishment of cells.

It just can't because if it could, it is not classed as a cosmetic anymore.  It it classed as a drug and therefore cannot be sold under general retail license.

Therefore, any product purchased as a cosmetic, regardless of it's advertised brilliance, is short-lived in its benefits.

But in saying that, that doesn't stop me from buying my favourite L'Occitane products nor a new found favourite MitoQ.

Both make my skin feel fantastic so I'm happy but I'm under no illusion about their ability to change nor encourage cell structure or growth.

So I shouldn't believe the claims that the products are based on cellular biology and will delve deep into my living cells, allowing my skin to repair itself from within? :)

#34 Jeyamoo

Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:23 PM

I'd rather pay for Botox, at least you would know it actually going to work!

#35 Therese

Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:27 PM

I really like the Sukin products too.

I can't see myself spending $170 on a moisturiser but maybe if I came into lots of money I would. For now Sukin will do :)

#36 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:30 PM

I havent spent that much on my skin or any type of beauty item ever!

#37 BLBG

Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:32 PM

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


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 :)

Oh me too! Nothing worse than the sales pitch in a relaxing massage.
I don't mind spending on my moisturizer, but 170 is getting a bit steep I think....

#38 darcswan

Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:44 PM

View PostFoogle, on 12 August 2013 - 07:29 PM, said:

Both make my skin feel fantastic so I'm happy but I'm under no illusion about their ability to change nor encourage cell structure or growth.

Do you think that stops me getting excited about words like retinol, AHAs, BHAs, peptides and hyaluronic acid?

It's unlikely any skincare product is worth that sort of cash - most active ingredients are common across lots of skincare ranges and price points.

And its easy to research active ingredients to see their efficacy.

#39 Avogadro

Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:49 PM

My friend uses this one

http://www.shoplapra...x25cf-face.aspx

For those who don't want to bother following the link, this one is nearly $700 for 30mls.

(I personally use QV cream for $10 a tube)

#40 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:47 PM

I rarely click links, my phone can be funny about it but had to see what $700 cream looks like
    :blink:
I just choked on my coffee. That is insanity

#41 Stellabella1980

Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:02 AM

I have a beauty therapy background and no I don't think any cream is worth that much....you pay mostly for the packaging and advertising...that $170 cream is probably only worth as an individual item $50 if it has amazing active ingredients in it....the best cream you can get is sunscreen (if it is for anti ageing) and apply every morning even if you are sitting at your computer and not venturing outside!
If its for anything else drink plenty of water, eat right, exercise (and apply your sunscreen) and maybe take a supplement like silica :)

But beauty therapy is a personal opinion (and depends on how you have been trained) and what works for one want necessarily work for the other person....

Edited by Stellabella1980, 13 August 2013 - 12:03 AM.


#42 MrsLexiK

Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:08 AM

Well those that use it will think it is worth it.

#43 Ange remplie

Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:44 AM

I used to sell skincare products.

My opinion, short version:  No.

Slightly longer version:  still no.  Look, it's worth buying a decent sunscreen, and using it properly.  If your skin is particularly dry, or oily, or whatever, it's worth buying the right cleanser/moisturiser for your skin.  That's generally not the cheapest product on the shelf, but once you get above a certain baseline, there's no real increase in effectiveness to match the increase in price.  Look at ingredients, not pretty packaging or branding.

Beyond that: sleep enough, drink lots of water, eat healthily.  That's what's going to make the biggest difference.

#44 FEdeRAL

Posted 13 August 2013 - 01:47 AM

View PostAvogadro, on 12 August 2013 - 08:49 PM, said:

My friend uses this one

http://www.shoplapra...x25cf-face.aspx

For those who don't want to bother following the link, this one is nearly $700 for 30mls.

(I personally use QV cream for $10 a tube)
Laser treatments are nowhere near that price! That's just silly.

#45 ikealover

Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:23 PM

No way in hades would I spend 1/2 a weeks grocery money on some cream to lather on my face to make me think I look younger.

#46 heffalumpsnwoozles

Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:46 PM

I got a facial for my birthday a couple of years ago. I told the therapist that I don't usually get facials, and I was there because it was a birthday present. She asked my age, and then commented how wonderful my skin was for my age. She then attempted to sell me $200 worth of beauty products. I pointed out that what I was already doing was obviously working, so no sale. :)  It did make me giggle though. Poor woman!

FWIW, I just use water on my face, unless I've been wearing makeup. Then I use Aldi's facial wash gel.

I used to use Clinique, but I found it felt lovely for a couple of weeks and then I might as well have been using supermarket stuff.

So no, I'd be lucky to spend more than $10 on moisturiser.

#47 MUA

Posted 16 August 2013 - 05:18 PM

If it works for you and you see results and you can make it last a while then why not! For example, when it comes to anti aging creams, they are just that, ANTI-Aging, a preventitive, they aren't there too get rid of existing wrinkles, they are there to prevent them so of course your not going to see results, then I think it's a waste of money.

I use the SKII brand which isn't cheap but they work and I am happy with the results. I did have uneven skin tone and rough skin but I don't anymore, and that is why I can justify the price.

It's really up to you how much you want to invest in your skin.

#48 HRH Countrymel

Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:28 PM

View PostJeyamoo, on 12 August 2013 - 08:23 PM, said:

I'd rather pay for Botox, at least you would know it actually going to work!

My beautiful friend at work gets botox.... it makes her look worse.  Considerably worse.  Older, less beautiful and less friendly.

I'm always happy when she can't afford a 'top up'!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

OMG! That's Not My Husband - a book for every mum

If you're a parent to a child under two, there's a good chance you've got a "That's not my .." book lying around your house.

Win a luxury baby bag

To celebrate the launch of our exclusive Essential Baby offers email, we're giving away an Il Tutto baby bag valued up to $450.

The beautiful tattoos that honour lost babies

As tattoos go it is pretty poignant, but even more so when you realise that it is a miscarriage tattoo.

How to get a baby to clean the house

The dad who charms the world with his how-to parenting videos has struck again.

Cutting sandwiches into squares and other crimes against toddlers

It's the moment you realise you've ruined another person's day. If only you'd known.

How to make room for baby in a teeny tiny space

Even the tiniest of apartments can comfortably accommodate a new baby and all of their belongings.

Baby sleepbag recalled due to strangulation fears

A baby sleepbag sold at major retailers across Australia has been recalled due to fears it could be a strangulation hazard. 

Parenting zen

Why my smartphone is my parenting lifeline

"I'm not always making prolonged eye contact with my kids... and I'll not be judged over it," writes Natalie Reilly.

Beautiful timber dream catcher by <a href=Arlo & Co $55"/>

Nursery trend: dream catchers

They're popping up in gorgeous nurseries everywhere and it's little wonder; dream catchers represent good dreams for our wee ones.

Encouraging your child to become an adventurous eater

There are tricks and tips that just might help your little one turn into a little gourmand who is excited to try new things.

Free ticket offer

Pinky Mckay joins us again at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show presented by Blackmores with her expert baby settling advice. Register now for your free ticket.

Navigating the sleep-deprived world of parenting a toddler

This fractured sleep situation is like shrapnel; all the little metal pieces splinter our psyche, our soul, our bodies.

Toddler drums up a storm to become an internet star

This one-year-old's drumming is a whole lot more professional than the average toddler.

Toddler gets head stuck in toilet seat

Two-year-old Tayla Bate will never look at the a toilet seat the same way again - which is probably a very good thing. 

Man rates wife in 'spousal performance review'

It may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but one man may be regretting filling out a "spousal performance review" for his wife.

The things I'd forgotten about babies and solids

Since becoming a mum second time around, there are many things I'd forgotten about motherhood and babies.

Share your baby's first taste photos to win

Heinz and Essential Baby are giving away $1000 and baby food hampers - enter today!

I've had a change of heart - and now I'm a proud stay-at-home mum

Equality doesn't mean that we have to do exactly the same, but that we have the option.

Ikea recalls safety gates due to injury risk

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is recalling children's safety gates because the locking mechanism is unreliable and may result in injury to children.

Five secrets of women's underwear drawers

Seven out of 10 women admitted they would rather sport their comfy favourites than some flashy new number.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a luxury baby bag

To celebrate the launch of our exclusive Essential Baby offers email, we're giving away an Il Tutto baby bag valued up to $450.

I think my toddler has a sensitive tummy ? what should I do?

For some children, upset tummies come and go. For others, they feel like a regular part of life. (SPONSORED)

Is this the best ever gender reveal photo?

The phrase "it's a boy!" is not an unusual thing to hear in a delivery room. However if the mum and dad-to-be believed they were expecting a girl, the words would come as a bit of a surprise - just ask Koto Nakamura.  

Hilarious reply to mum's inquiry about "broken" baby

What do you do when you have something new and it doesn't appear to be working properly? Look for the guarantee, of course. 

Jena Malone's unusual baby name choice

Jena Malone and her boyfriend Ethan DeLorenzo have welcomed a son, giving him the unusual name of Ode Mountain.

Toddler diagnosed with early onset puberty

A one-year-old boy in India who developed facial hair and sexual urges was diagnosed with a rare hormonal condition.

The pain of teething

If the tooth fairy takes teeth away, it must be something like a goblin who brings them in the first place.

10 things I need to thank my partner for

He didn't have to grow a human, recover from childbirth or learn the ins and outs of mothering two children, but he did have to do an awful lot.

My in-laws snubbed our wedding

For your own husband's parents not to come to your wedding is an utter embarrassment.

Dad shares hilarious video on how to travel with a baby

Travelling with a baby can be a daunting task for new mums and dads.

Adorable triplets give garbage men a hand

Tuesdays and Fridays are the favourite days of the week for toddler triplets Heaton, Wilder and Holden.

The new family holiday: the maternitymoon

It's an idea that makes some people feel excited, while others shudder at the increased difficulty.

Symbolic permanence: the rise of tattoo wedding rings

Couples are choosing to get inked in honour of their lifelong commitment to each other.

Is it okay to reward children with food?

Does giving children food as a reward turn them into emotional eaters?

Exhausted mums share their 'sleepy selfies'

Two photos of mums have shown the world the physical impact of exhaustion in all its frazzled glory.

Mum shares pic of Gordon Ramsay's baby doppelganger

A Welsh couple have realised their newborn has a striking resemblance to a certain celebrity chef.

Do you hide your emotions from your kids?

I want my children to grow up and know it's okay to feel strong emotion and to display it. Vulnerability and imperfection do not equal weakness.

 

ENTER NOW

Win a luxury baby bag

To celebrate the launch of our exclusive Essential Baby offers email, we're giving away an Il Tutto baby bag valued up to $450.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.