Every single day for the last 10 years of my life, I have been asked the exact same question: “What is the best…?”
This is usually followed by the words “eye cream”, “moisturizer”, “serum”, etc. With literally thousands of different skincare brands in existence and more launching every day, each claiming to make you look younger than your 5-year-old daughter in 10 days (or in some cases, 10 minutes), you would think that it is a very logical question.
The problem is that the true, honest answer is not what people want to hear: finding the “best” product is as elusive and time-consuming as discovering the meaning of life.
In other words, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE “BEST” PRODUCT! There are simply too many factors to consider, such as age, skin type, geographical location, allergies, lifestyle, and medication, to name just a few.
So should we simply give up and write off the search for the perfect moisturizer as unattainable as finding the perfect mate? No! Like finding the perfect mate, this is simply a case of trial and error. Unlike a boyfriend or girlfriend, though, most moisturizers will not be offended to hear, “It’s not me, it’s you.”
Even if I didn’t work at Sephora, I would still say this: they really are the “best” at guiding you through the journey to find your best.
1. They carry many different brands with a wide range of prices.
2. Their employees are extremely well-educated and do not work on commission.
3. There are testers which you can try right in the store.
4. You can get a sample of almost any product in the store to test for sensitivity.
5. You are even allowed to return a used product if it’s not “the one”!
Question of the day: What is your “best”…? What do you love about it? How many different products did you try before finding your perfect mate?