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Beauty may be only skin deep, but achieving it can dig all the way down to the last dollar in your bank account. Take ReVive’s Intensite Volumizing Serum: It promises to fight the signs of aging for about $600 per ounce. Alterna’s 10 shampoo, at $60 a bottle, offers customized results. And then there’s Cor. The large size of its Silver Soap costs about $120 for 120 grams.
Do you really need to shell out big bucks to get results?
Where to save
“The answer is you can buy a very expensive shampoo and get everything you’re paying for. Or you can buy a cheap shampoo that’s every bit as good as the expensive one,” said Gearke. “It’s all about the ingredients.”
Where to splurge
If you have conditions like acne scars, sun or aging spots, or deep wrinkles, your best bet may be to see a dermatologist who can recommend treatments or pharmaceutical grade products. However, they can be pricey and aren’t usually covered by insurance. For example, Oprah.com asked dermatologists what they would recommend (and what they charge) for skin problems:
Ways to save
Buying inexpensive products will save you a ton, but you can save even more with these tips:
Karen Datko contributed to this report.
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