8 over-hyped Skin Care Products ...


8 over-hyped Skin Care Products ...
8 over-hyped Skin Care Products ...

As much as I love my beauty products, I’ve come across quite a few over-hyped skin care products in my day. We live in such a youth-obsessed society that we’re often willing to try all sorts of potions in order to find the next It product! Now there’s nothing wrong with trying out new products, I think it’s all part of the fun. But there are skin care products out there that have reached cult status and many of these products are not worthy of such prestige! Read on for 8 of the most over-hyped skin care products in stores today!

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Philosophy Hope in a Jar

Philosophy Hope in a Jar Hope in a jar is an exceptionally popular and overrated beauty product that has had its share of both negative and positive reviews. But for $39 for a mere 2 ounces, I think we can do better. While some agreed that it was very good at moisturizing, the most offending feature of this product seems to be the smell. Some ladies said that the smell was so offensive that it was a deal breaker, yikes!


Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Re-Creation Face Creme and Night Serum

Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Re-Creation Face Creme and Night Serum Over-hyped skin care products sure don’t come cheap! Estee Lauder’s day and night anti-aging ritual retails for an astounding $950! I’m all for anti-aging but I’d have to take on a part-time job in order to pay for this set! All kidding aside, these products actually contain decent ingredients but the problem is that the container will reduce most of the products’ effectiveness. Instead of splurging on this set, invest in a good sunscreen and save your money!


Proactive Solution 3-Step System

Proactive Solution 3-Step System This next over-hyped skin care product might have a lot of celebrity endorsers but that doesn’t convince everyone that it's worth it! I know it’s hard to find good acne products since we all have different skin types. But this 3-step system has been noted to be too harsh and make skin conditions even worse than before! I don’t want to discourage anyone from buying this, just be careful when trying out any new medicated treatments!


La Mer the Moisturizing Cream

La Mer the Moisturizing Cream Many celebrities will say that the secret to beautiful skin is good genes and using this over-hyped skin care product-but we’re not so we're convinced! La Mer credits the efficacy of their skin care products to the Miracle Broth created by physicist Dr. Max Huber. Though some women swear by slathering on this pricey potion, the Daily Mail in the UK did some digging and found that the price of the ingredients alone is under $50!


Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream

Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream Another one of the top celeb beauty picks and over-hyped skin care products is the infamous 8-hour cream. This cream is one of the more affordable products on this list but there have been reports of adverse reactions like rashes. It's also quite greasy and has a medicated smell so be careful before you buy!


StriVectin SD Power Serum for Wrinkles

StriVectin SD Power Serum for Wrinkles This lightweight serum is said to attack and reduce wrinkles from all angles, but it turns out it’s just another one of the over-hyped skin care products out there. There was a time when you couldn’t turn on the TV or radio without hearing about StriVectin . Despite all the hype about it being a wrinkle cure, lots of ladies commented that this serum was less than powerful and produced little to no results!


Dr. Haushka Cleansing Cream

Dr. Haushka Cleansing Cream Dr. Haushka’s skin care products normally come highly rated and recommended. The brand’s cleansing cream also garnered some good reviews but it turned out to be an overrated beauty product. You can pay almost $30 for a mere 1.7 ounce tube of an exfoliating cleanser that many say doesn’t do much of anything. The brand might have some decent products but this one doesn’t live up to its rep!


St. Ives Apricot Scrub

St. Ives Apricot Scrub Don’t kill me for listing this scrub as an overrated beauty product! I know there are tons of you who swear by this and use it regularly as part of your skin care routine. But, the reason why it ended up on this list is because of all of the complaints about it being so harsh and that it doesn’t do much as in preventing acne. I agree that it’s a pretty good drugstore find but it just goes to show how everyone's skin is so different!

This list of over-hyped skin care products wasn’t meant to bash a company or a product. It was merely meant to provide you with information on some of the hyped up products that don’t always deliver. Do you use any of these overrated skin care products? In your opinion, what’s the most glorified skin care product?

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I've just started using estee lauder advance night repair serum. Boy, it is expensive , but with the result given and shown on my skin . A glowy dewy healty looking skin. Who cares about the price ?? :)

question: I have really sensitive skin n tends to break out if I change cremes or if I don't use any the only one that seems to work is Lancôme $120 bucks is there cheaper cream out there for extremely sensitive skin?

I first ant to say your comment of ProActive is true. I ended up with red, dry, patching skin... And I'm usually oily. Also, with the apricot scrub, I usually mix with a gel cleanser, and keep on hand for manicures and pedicures.

I used Proactive and completely agree. I also used to use St. Ives and it was extremely rough, many times worsening my acne and oiliness. I then discovered this acne line called Clear.Now and that worked wonders. Now i use Artistry skin care products and I've never been happier. They're all natural so no breakouts and great with my sensitive skin

I have very oily sensitive skin and my skin care routine is. First using St. Ives sensitive skin apricot scrub in the shower and then using a vitamin E moisturizer after the shower. And I always get complements on my skin! Also I have eczema and these products never upset it, I find St. Ives to be a great brand that does not test on animals and the moisturizer I use is from the body shop!

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