Things have been slow over here due to one of us coming down with a monster flu, but better late than never, right? Here's your weekly myth buster from makeup artist Christopher Drummond.
MYTH #3: EXPENSIVE PRODUCTS ARE HIGHER QUALITY PRODUCTS
Christopher: Many women ask me what I think about La Mer, a very expensive face cream that is about the price of a Mercedes. My honest answer is this: don’t waste your money. The second ingredient is Mineral Oil. This oil is not only a petrochemical, but it is incredibly cheap to produce, as it is a bi-product of petroleum. Since it is the number two ingredient, this means there is a lot of it in the product. This is true of many expensive products: they are simply a high priced, underperforming product. Your best bet is to buy a product that is used by a professional esthetician in a spa. Estheticians are very serious about skincare, and use high-quality, decently priced products. I don’t know any that use La Mer.
(Estee Lauder's La Mer Ingredients: Seaweed Extract - Mineral Oil - Petrolatum - Glycerin - Isohexadecane - Lime Extract - Microcrystalline Wax - Lanolin Alcohol - Sesame Oil - Eucalyptus Oil - Magnesium Sulfate - Sesame Seeds - Alfalfa Seeds - Sunflower Seeds - Powdered Almonds - Sodium, Potassium, Copper, Selenium, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc Gluconate - Paraffin - Vitamin E Succinate - Niacin - Beta Carotene - Decyl Oleate - Aluminum Stearate - Octyldodecanol - Citric Acid - Cyanocobalamin - Magnesium Stearate - Panthenol - Methylchloroisothiazolinone - Methylisothiazolinone)
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