The Real Deal: How to save on skin care products
If you think you are spending too much money on skin care products - there are cheaper alternatives.
News 12's Consumer Reporter Janice Lieberman has The Real Deal to help you save on your skin care routine.
According to the National Retail Foundation, we spend $115 per month on makeup and beauty treatments.
Dr. Fayne Frey, the author of "The Skincare Hoax: How You're Being Tricked into Buying Lotions, Potions & Wrinkle Cream," says this is what we need:
Sunscreen: Less than $15 for a large dispenser (about 1/2 pound). Since sunscreen should be applied daily, you're going to go through it -- no need to purchase expensive boutique brands.
Soap-free cleansers: $15/20-ounce pump or $3 a bar. Harsh detergents in soaps can strip away necessary skin oils, and may cause dryness, irritation and inflammation. Milder soap-free cleansers can be used on the face or body and can even remove makeup
100% Pure Petroleum Jelly: $5 for a large 1 lb. jar. Dr. Frey claims that it's the most versatile skincare product on the market — it's safe to use, is affordable and easy to find.
Name Brand Well-formulated Moisturizer: Less than $20 for 16 ounces (1 pound). Dr. Frey recommends moisturizers that work! Ones that have been objectively proven to increase water content of skin. And they can be applied on your face or body and are easily found on local drugstore shelves — in jars, tubes or pumps!
If you are not convinced the next time you go to the drug store, take your expensive brand and compare it to the cheaper one.
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