I just had to write a blog post about this problem. In purchasing skin care products online sometimes we get a bit excited about the bottles. They are shiny, beautiful colors, trendy fonts, lots of great information on them and they are large so we kind of assume we are getting lots of product. Well, you should beware the large moisturizer container with nothing in it because it literally has .5 ounces in it.
You use more product than you think.
You go through at least .25 ounces a day with that serum don’t you? Yes. So, for only two applications you’ll have a pretty bottle on your counter and try and try and try to squeeze more product out of it but literally it is a very small amount.
You will blame your kids.
So the kids sometimes use your bathroom and like your expensive products too. The new shiny red airless bottle just beckons them to try out the new product. They push a bit too hard and about $30 or product comes out in their hand. It becomes hand lotion. Not what you wanted to see right? Maybe you don’t see this and just think it’s the kids. Considering that large looking bottle on the internet was supposed to keep your skin happy for 6 months and now it’s gone – well, it might be easy to blame the kids.
Re-visit that website.
Did they show the size correctly? Did you consider that the tall elegantly colored bottle with so many neat words on it only had about half an ounce of product in it? Did you notice you paid $12 to ship it? Ugh. This is the problem.
Make sure you know what you are getting. Divide the number of ounces from the price and really understand how much you are paying for just one ounce of that special serum. Oh yeah, don’t forget to add in the shipping cost. We love our skincare!
Going to your local salon for your skincare products seems like a better option now, doesn’t it? Just pay attention to the bottle sizes and don’t be swayed by the large look of the bottle. You are paying for the product within. The airless bottles with fancy pumps cost more. In many cases you are paying more money for the delivery method (airless pump) than you think.
Beware the large moisturizer container with nothing in it.
It will make you sad when the product is gone in 3 days.