We all know how enticing value sets look on the shelf. “For just a little more money, I can have 3 products instead of one”. Many brands swear that if you really want to have perfect skin, then you need to use their whole line of products. But is this really the case?
Here’s the truth: It’s been my experience that many brands have a few ‘miracle products’. I personally haven’t found very many brands that I love their value sets or their recommended regimen. I use a wide variation of brands and products on my skin and have found my own beauty regimen to go by. You can see my Skin Routine videos here.
Will I save money with a value set? To be honest, it depends. If you love a particular brands’ set and you plan on purchasing all of the items in it anyway, then it really comes down to the price and size of the products included. For instance, Perricone MD’s The Best of Perriconeset is currently $95. This includes a 0.25 oz Neuropeptide Firming Moisturizer, 0.25 oz No Foundation Foundation, 0.17 oz High POtency Eye Lift, 0.5 oz High potency Amine Face Lift, a 0.5 oz High Potency Evening Repair, a 2 oz Serum Prep and a 2 oz Nutritive Cleanser. This is an estimated value of $188.00.
When you add it up that way, then you are saving a whole lot of cash. But if you feel like you really just get miracle results from the moisturizer, then skip the set. Even though the moisturizer is currently $280 dollars, you get 2 oz instead of 0.25- that’s 8 times more bang or your buck. Of course, if an extra $180 dollars isn’t exactly floating around in your purse- I can definitely understand that. Value sets are a great way to try a myriad of products. Not to mention, if you purchase your set from a Sephora then you can always exchange or return it.
Wether or not you should splurge on a beauty value set should be decided based on your personal preferences. Consider what i’ve typed above and add up the pros and cons. Take into account your budget and how much you love the products coming in the set. Maybe you don’t need an 6 to 10 item kit after all?