Are Cheap Skin Care Products Good Value For Money?

Published: 22nd April 2009
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It's human nature to want to get the best possible product for the least amount of money. But, this doesn't really apply to cheap skin care products.

We can buy a skin moisturizer or cream for as little as $5.00 or spend hundreds of dollars for big name imported brands. However, most people agree that neither are good value for your hard earned dollar.

A low cost skin cream is cheap for a very good reason and that's lack of good quality ingredients, they usually comprise of only a few substances, and are generally filled with cheap fillers, like petroleum based mineral oil, paraffin, parabens, alcohol and fragrances to make it smell nice and appealing.

Many of these substances are undergoing current evaluation with regard to possible long-term health risks associated with their continual use. I don't know about you, but I don't think it's worth giving these products the benefit of the doubt, so I chose to only use natural substances on my skin.

The other very annoying fact is cheap skin care products have very small amounts of active ingredients. What counts in a skin cream is the amount of active ingredients; they are actually the only things that make the product effective.

Now on the other hand, buying a very expensive skin cream for hundreds of dollars is just as ridiculous. These companies promote their products as being exclusive because they contain very rare exotic plant or animal extracts that are near on impossible to get anymore. Really! What do they take us for?

As the old saying goes "You get what you pay for" holds true in my opinion. Pay too little, and it's usually worthless ineffective junk and you just waste your money. Pay too much, and you may as well throw your money down the drain.

So, if common sense is to prevail... you need to be realistic and become more astute when evaluating skin care products in the future. Next time you want a skin cream or moisturizer decide firstly whether it's going to be an all natural or chemical synthetic based product. Be sure to read the label for information on the ingredients and how active they are.

You should be able to pick up a good quality skin care cream for under $50.00 that has plenty of natural emollients, anti-oxidants and nutrients. The most important issue is finding a cream containing the maximum amount of active ingredients possible. These are what make the difference to your skin.

After a lot of research, I found a skin cream that I now regard as the best available on the market at a reasonable competitive price. If your interested to find out more about this natural range of skin creams I now chose to use daily, come and visit my website.

Kathryn M. Reid is trained in, and has many years experience in skin care management. She now recommends and uses natural skin care creams and supplements daily. To learn more, Go to -- --> today.

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