My preference? I’d rather save on cleansers, because, really, they aren’t on your skin *that long* (compared to moisturizers and serums).
I’ll splurge on moisturizers when I have some extra lunch money, but if I’m in a hardcore save mode, I know that my skin is OK with drugstore moisturizers from Olay and Neutrogena.
I’d rather splurge on treatments, and I can’t/don’t like to skimp on acne creams and acid toners.
As for sunscreens, I go back and forth between drugstore and high end, because on the one hand, I use so much that I’d spend mega $$$ if I only used department store, but I also feel like some of the pricier sunscreens layer better beneath makeup, and they usually absorb faster.
So that’s me! How about you? In what areas do you prefer to save/splurge on your skin care?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,