The article below was provided by Melynda Barham, one of our estheticians at SkinStore. When you talk with us, you talk with the experts in beauty and skincare products.
Not going to lie, I am a recovering skincare product junkie. I say “recovering” loosely not only because I still have an abundance of beauty products in my regimen, but I also love to try new skincare products. However, age does bring wisdom. Over the years I have learned to taper my regimen to include the same key ingredients but not necessarily the same products over and over. With so many exceptional brands to choose from, it’s hard to narrow my choices down to single products.
There are however a few tried and true products that I continue to use and replenish. I also like to keep some alternatives on hand to compliment my must-haves for skincare. This makes it easier to leave behind my more expensive products when traveling or when I need to get ready at the gym, and let’s be real, when the expensive product doesn’t fit into my budget. My best advice for those who are conscious about the cost, is to put your money on products that make the most impact, like serums, antioxidants and retinols. When your budget allows, incorporate the addition of high-quality cleansers and toners. With all that said, some of my favorite products are very affordable, which goes to prove that effective doesn’t necessarily mean expensive.