Want cheap skincare that actually works? Ask your doctor

Want cheap skincare that actually works? Ask your doctor

The Guardian

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It’s easy to burn through cash in pursuit of the complexion you want, but in Australia some of the best treatments are registered medicines

Last November, I spent $73 in one transaction on 20 acne treatment stickers. That the product promised to be a pimple “killa” should have been enough warning of its efficacy. But after spending the better part of two decades lathering my skin with a slew of products, hoping to get the kind of glow one would otherwise achieve with an Instagram filter, what was one more?

It’s a trap that many of us fall into when shopping for skincare, with Research and Markets estimating the global market for cosmetic skincare was worth US$145.3bn in 2020, projected to rise to $185.5bn by 2027.

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