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Drug Store Duds

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29 March 2010

Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid and even other, smaller drug store chains have long fought for their share of the beauty market but now are upping the ante. On a recent trip to CVS, I was approached by a petite woman with glowing skin who asked if I was interested in a free skin analysis. She sat me beside a clean, brightly lit counter and examined my pores, propensity to wrinkle and tone. On a formal card, she listed products I needed to make my “youth last,” and just as she started in on best selling points, my phone rang and I had to go.

While I might not have been in the mood for a hard sell in the drugstore beauty department, the truth is that she was quite thorough. It seemed to me that she knew just as much as Gerry my Chanel guy and probably more than the flaky staff at Soho Sephora.  And some drugstore beauty Rocproducts rival quality of department stores. My CVS sells dermatologist’s beloved La Roche-Posay products, and while they are far from cheap, the crow’s feet erasing eye cream will set you back $36 for .5 oz, they are certainly less than Crem de la Mer. You might be better off with the comparably Roc eye treatment at $22 for .5 oz or the ever reliable Aveeno line’s version for $20.

Like all eye creams and skin products, researching your skin’s sensitivity and specific needs and comparing products is key to finding something that works. If you have the patience to do so, it will save you a pretty penny.

Emma Dinzebach

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Posted by Emma Dinzebach at 12:00 AM
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