If you’re serious about skincare and maintaining your youthful appearance, you probably already know that your products can take a sizeable bite out of your budget. There are times when paying more will not yield any better results. But there are times when you get what you pay for, and the higher price tag is well worth the investment. Knowing when to splurge and when you don’t have to can help you get the best, most cost-effective results.
Most skincare ingredients are relatively inexpensive to get. However, getting some ingredients to remain shelf-stable and potent is the challenge. Ingredients that are highly sensitive to temperature and light require careful processing and formulation so that by the time they get into the bottle, they are still chemically intact and protected from degradation yet “unlockable” when applied to your skin.
Ingredients that require specialized processing include:
Cold processing requires specialized equipment and skill, and that will drive up the product cost. However, when vitamin-infused serums and moisturizers are formulated and processed correctly, you actually get what you pay for—products that work. Cheaper products are likely to be a waste of money because you are simply paying more for the “filler” ingredients because the active ingredients are likely inactive by the time they reach your skin.
You can make your skincare routine more budget-friendly by opting for less expensive product selections that do not jeopardize results. Types of products you may be able to save on include:
No matter how much you spend on any skincare product, one factor to always keep in mind to get the best value is whether or not the product is formulated for your skin type. To find the Hale Cosmeceuticals products ideally suited for you, take our personal skin assessment and contact us to request samples or place your order.