I give up!

Purity, coconut milk and nail polishes

Purity, coconut milk and nail polishes (Photo credit: J. Gimme™)

Really, I just have to give up.  I’ve been trying to be more frugal, not spend money needlessly, buy less expensive products.  But I’m drawing the line on my facial cleanser.  I’m 50 something years old, isn’t that too old to be getting pimples?

See, I have used Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple cleanser for several years and always had great results with it.  But my frugality had me looking elsewhere for effective, gentle cleansers.  Well…okay…yes, I can buy cleansers that cost a lot less.  I can even buy them with coupons.  But when they cause my skin to break out, I have to ask myself if they’re even worth the price I’m paying for them.  And the answer is a resounding “NO!!”, not if they’re not going to do the job.

I hear people say that all cleansers are basically the same, but the Purity is the only one I’ve ever used that doesn’t cause me to have break outs…really.  So…I’m done.  I give up.  I went online and placed an order for the super size bottle (which will last me at least the rest of the year).  And you know what?  I don’t even feel guilty about it.  What I do feel guilty about is buying these less expensive cleansers and then throwing them out halfway through the bottle because they’re causing issues with my skin.

So, that’s it.  The next time I’m trying to be frugal with my facial cleanser, would someone please remind me of this post???

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4 Responses

  1. Good for you! Treating yourself to something a little pricier isn’t a bad thing. You are going to end up throwing money out the window testing things that don’t work for you.
    I use Cetaphil, it seems to work best for me with out drying my skin out. Just an FYO 🙂

    • I’ve finally come to that decision, Christine…I need to stop fooling around trying other products when I already know what works.

  2. Sounds like you might have sensitive skin. There are some things it doesn’t pay to skimp on!

    • Yep, I think you’re right, Patti…I’ve had sensitive skin my entire life, no use fighting it, just use what I know works for me.

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