Published: July 29, 2019
In an ideal world, everybody would be using the finest and most powerful skin care products available, giving them flawless, picture-perfect skin.
Unfortunately, real life gets in the way of this…
The high quality products out there are usually accompanied by a high price tag, making it difficult to justify spending thousands of dollars on an everyday skin care routine.
Well, don’t worry, you don’t have to!
There are certain products out there that will have much more of an impact on your skin than others, making these the ones to invest in. Here are five skin care products that really are worth the splurge:
Some people really struggle with the idea of investing in an exfoliant. After all, that nut shell scrub from the drugstore only costs a few dollars!
Yes, you may be able to find plenty of cheap exfoliants out there, but do you know what these are actually going to do to your skin in the long run?
Let’s begin by taking a look at nut shell and fruit pit powders…
These are common physical exfoliants, and many assume that they are great because they come from natural sources.
Unfortunately, both nut shells and fruit pits are extremely hard. They need to be ground up into such a tiny, fine powder before being used in an exfoliant, and, most of the time, this isn’t done.
Instead, the particles used are just a little too big, meaning that they end up causing micro-tears in the skin. This then leaves the skin so much more susceptible to environmental damage, with everything from pollution to UV rays taking their toll.
What’s worse is that you won’t notice this immediately…
It can take several years for these effects to become apparent, and by then it will be too late to reverse them. You will likely experience:
- Accelerated skin aging
- Acne breakouts
- Redness and sensitivities
What about cheap chemical exfoliants?
Fruit enzymes are another natural ingredient that are used to exfoliate the skin. However, they are highly unstable, meaning that they need to be contained in the very best of packaging in order for them to actually have any sort of effect on your skin.
When it comes to AHAs and BHAs, you need to be careful…
Use a concentration that is too weak and your products won’t have any effect. Of course, if you use one that is too strong, they will only end up causing some serious damage.
This is why it is definitely worth splurging on a quality exfoliant.
You need an exfoliant that will deep-clean your pores and clear away impurities, but without causing any damage to your skin.
You can still make use of ingredients such as nut shell powders, so long as they are from a reputable brand who has spent that extra time grinding them down even further.
The White Pearl Facial Peeling is an example of this – it provides a gentle exfoliation while also brightening the skin and evening out the skin tone.
Let’s face it – just about everybody has tried a low quality face mask before. The temptation of those bargain prices, along with the promises of eternal beauty splashed across the packaging, can sometimes be too much to resist.
Well, sadly, those face masks very rarely work in the way that a face mask should…
A face mask should have an immediate effect. As soon as you remove the mask or wash it off, you should notice an improvement in your skin, whether this may be in terms of hydration, oil reduction, pore size, or anything else.
Those improvements should also last. They won’t last forever, but they should definitely stick around for more than a couple of hours!
If your face mask isn’t giving you all of that, then it is time to upgrade your face mask routine and splurge on some quality products.
How do you know if a face mask is worth the money?
You don’t want to be throwing your money away, so it only makes sense to double check that the products you are about to invest in really are worth the splurge.
The best way to do this is by taking a look at the first five ingredients in the ingredients list. These are the ingredients that have been used in the mask in the highest concentrations, meaning that this will give you a clear idea of the effect that the mask will have.
Take a look at the Diamond Rejuvenation Facial and Eye Mask set.
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Among the top five ingredients are:
- Chitosan – a powerful moisturizing ingredient that also boosts skin cell regeneration
- Algae Extract – provides the skin with deep hydration while also detoxifying it and feeding it with a wide range of vitamins and minerals
- Glycerol – locks in moisture and reduces the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, while also treating acne and skin infections
Chitosan in particular is an important ingredient in a face mask.
Because it increases the rate at which other ingredients are absorbed. This means that the other ingredients that have been used in the mask in lower concentrations, such as the hyaluronic acid and diamond powder, will have more of an effect on your skin with chitosan than without.
Serums are such impressive skin care products, making it no surprise that they have become more and more popular over the years.
Why are serums so great?
Because they are packed with high concentrations of active ingredients. They may look a little like water, but this lightweight quality ensures that the serum is able to penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin. Those are the layers that many other products cannot reach, meaning that a serum can really bring about significant changes in your skin.
This is why serums are usually designed to target specific skin issues, whether this may be fine lines, dark spots, scars, or anything else.
Of course, in order for a serum to be effective, it needs to contain potent concentrations of very specific ingredients. This usually costs money, and will be reflected in a product’s price tag.
However, since serums have been proven to be able to do things that other products can’t, this is an area of your skin care routine where you really should splurge.
While this may be the case, many people like to use multiple serums, and you don’t need to splurge on them all. Instead, spend your money on a specialized serum that targets your main skin issues, and apply this to your skin first.
You can then follow this up with a cheaper serum that deals with your secondary skin issues, applying it to your face once the first serum has been absorbed.
Need help finding a serum worth the splurge?
Here are some quality products that target some common skin concerns:
- The White Pearl Vitamin C Serum – great for brightening up the complexion and reducing the appearance of dark spots and sun damage
- The Golden Sapphire Serum – packed with peptides and vitamins to smooth and soften the skin, along with kojic acid to brighten the complexion and fade dark spots
- The Opal Sheer Collagen Serum – increases the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin, resulting in a smoother, firmer and tighter complexion in the long term
You are probably thinking…
If I’m splurging on a serum, do I really need to splurge on a moisturizer too?
The answer is yes, definitely.
Well, as mentioned above, serums are designed to penetrate deep into the skin, reaching those layers that influence collagen and elastin production.
However, the surface of your skin needs protection too…
A moisturizer contains heavier ingredients that form a protective film over the surface of the skin. This not only prevents moisture from evaporating out of the skin, but it also acts as a barrier between your skin and the environment, keeping pollutants and allergens out.
There are a wide range of ingredients that can do this, some being high in quality and some being quite poor.
In order for a moisturizer to truly be effective, it needs to contain those high quality ingredients, in a high concentration too.
Wondering which ingredients you should be looking out for in a moisturizer?
It all depends on your skin type…
Here are a few guidelines:
- Oily skin – a moisturizer that contains vitamin A to re-balance your skin’s oil production, along with a few oil-absorbing ingredients, would be ideal for you. The Morganite Cream is a great example of this
- Dry skin – your skin needs plenty of plant oils and butters in order to stay hydrated and moisturized, and the White Pearl Day Moisturizer will give it exactly that
- Sensitive skin – seek out calming and soothing ingredients, such as aloe vera extract and green tea extract. The Opal Sheer Shield contains both of these botanicals, while also offering up SPF 30
- Mature skin – look for a moisturizer that contains peptides, green tea extract and caffeine, such as the Golden Sapphire Cream. These ingredients will all rejuvenate and perk up your skin, with both immediate and long-term effects
Although most moisturizers do need to be used on a daily basis in order for best results to be seen, you will find that you need to use less, in terms of quantity, with a high quality moisturizer. Usually, a little goes a long way, and the effects last for hours, making this a product well worth investing in.
Have you got any specific skin concerns that you have been struggling to treat?
If so, then this probably means that you need to splurge a little when it comes to the treatments that you are using.
In order to properly deal with your skin concern, you will likely need quite a specialized blend of ingredients.
This is why quality skin treatments tend to be on the more expensive end of the scale. The ingredients themselves are quite rare and unique, while the formulas take so much time and expertise to develop too.
However, the upside to this is a product that actually does what it says on the packaging. Not only will it treat your existing skin concern, but it will help to prevent this from occurring again in the future.
Let’s take deep wrinkles as an example…
This is something that most people end up dealing with. After all, wrinkles are an inevitable part of aging, no matter how well you look after your skin.
While this may be the case, that doesn’t mean that there is nothing you can do about wrinkles…
The Amber New Age Syringe is a specialized skin treatment that is designed to be used weekly. It features a very unique formula with some incredible ingredients, from peptides to hyaluronic acid to vitamin A. The individual ingredients themselves are impressive, and, when combined, they really become an unstoppable team.
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These ingredients are used at a high concentration, which is why the product has been designed with a syringe-like applicator. This enables you to target individual wrinkles, meaning that you waste less product and therefore prolong the life of the syringe. Thanks to its clever design, those expensive ingredients are going to the part of your skin that really need them the most.
It doesn’t take long for a small skin issue to grow into a larger one. The longer you wait, the harder this will be to treat. Whether you may be dealing with acne, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, excessive dryness, or anything else, it is definitely worth splurging on specialized products to help you to treat this.
Investing in your skin is always worthwhile. However, if you are facing limitations when it comes to your skin care budget, these five products are the ones that you should really be splurging on.