Are expensive face creams really worth it?
Are expensive face creams really worth it?

Are expensive face creams really worth it?

By Bonnie Estridge Time of article published Nov 23, 2018

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British online publication, FEMAIL decided to find out by making its own face cream from basic ingredients costing under £3 (R50) and pitting it against creams priced up to £300 (R5 000), in a blind trial.

The testers were Dr David Fenton, consultant dermatologist at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London, and cosmetologist Colette Haydon. The results were astonishing.

FEMAIL FACE CREAM

£2.90 (R50) for 50ml

Key Ingredients: Vitamin E, essential oil of rosewood, rose water, almond oil.

David Fenton: ‘Non-greasy, absorbs well. A basic but very effective moisturiser.’

Colette Haydon: ‘Has a rather pretty rose fragrance. It is light, but leaves a coarse film.

13/20

OIL OF OLAY

Total Effects Intensive Overnight Treatment, £19.50 (R345) for 50ml

Key Ingredients: Vitamins B3 and E, Panthenol.

David Fenton: Has a nice consistency, but may be too light for dry skin.

Colette Haydon: Nice to apply.

16/20

CREME DE LA MER

£115 (R2 000) for 60ml

Key Ingredients: Sea kelp, vitamins and nutrients.

David Fenton: Paste-like and too heavy. Better as a hand cream.

Colette Haydon: Much too sticky and it is difficult to apply.

12/20

KANEBO LA CREME

£330 (R5 846) for 40ml

Key Ingredients: Apricot essence, kanzou, Tocopheryl Nicotinate, Y-Orizonal.

David Fenton: A reasonably good consistency, but the cream is light, so may need frequent application.

Colette Haydon: This has a soapy feel. I don’t like it at all.

10/20

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