7. Hype

Most commercial products don't actually live up to their advertising. It's all hype. So why spend money on something that's no better than anything you could make? Invest the money into buying the basic ingredients; they'll last for ages and you're not encouraging companies to produce more 'miracle' creams.

Once you start making your own cosmetics you'll love the results, and so will your skin. You'll probably make a few mistakes, but you'll soon learn how to get it right. Your skin doesn't need expensive products that don't deliver what they promise. How much do you spend on cosmetics and toiletries every year?

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