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Skincare: Is it all just bullshit?

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So, all my life I've seen commercials for skin creams and potions. Lady mags have produced a billion articles about it, and some actress/model is always singing the praises of something or another. But my question is: Is it all just bullshit?

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Here's my problem, I don't like to feel like a sucker. When I walk into a Sephora, I think man, are women suckers. And this stuff always seems like snake oil to me. Will rubbing some cream on my face really do anything? Basically my belief about moisturizer is that it will make my skin temporarily a little less dry and... that's it. I've never bought into the whole anti-aging, reduces/prevents fine lines et cetera.

The problem I have is that I have dry skin. Remember those Lubriderm commercials with the alligator? Yeah. Recently the skin around my eyes has become a problem. (I need some kind of eye cream?)

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So somebody convince me. Is the expensive stuff really better than the Nivea I buy at the drugstore? I recently got some of the samples that come in magazines of Renewed Hope in a jar, and I got to say, that stuff is the nicest feeling cream I've ever tried. But it costs like $1,000,000 an ounce. Tell me what I need for my scaly, dry skin, because judging by how dry the skin of old people seems to be. This is only going to get worse.

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