It’s a general notion in one’s mind that if a product is expensive it is bound to be good. But as a wise person we must ask a few questions to oneself before buying any beauty product. Is an expensive beauty lotion really worth the price that it carries? Is it certain that the expensive beauty lotion will give the better result than the inexpensive ones? In this article, we will be comparing the ingredients of the expensive beauty lotion and the cheap lotion to see which product is better for you. And mind you, don’t get astonished by the results that you will see.

Let us make a comparison between Lancome: Renergie Lift Multi-Action Night which sells at $122 and RoC: Multi Correxion Lift Anti Gravity Night Cream which sells at $38.

Ingredients of Lancome: Renergie Lift Multi-Action Night

  • Emollient/Thickener
  • Caprylic
  • Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate
  • Cetyl Alcohol
  • Glyceryl Stearate
  • Dimethicone
  • Stearyl Alcohol
  • Poloxamer 338
  • Dimethiconol
  • Absorbent
  • Zea Mays Starch
  • Moisturiser
  • Shea Butter
  • Hydrolysed Soy Protein (Anti Aging Ingredient)
  • Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid (Boosts skin elasticity)
  • Petrolatum – Damaged skin healer
  • Solvent/ Skin conditioner
  • Pentylene Glycol
  • Solubilizer
  • Peg-40 Stearate
  • Thickening Agent
  • Beeswax
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Colour
  • Ci 14700/Red 4
  • Ci19140/yellow 5
  • Anti Oxidant
  • Black tea ferment
  • Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract
  • Acetyl Tetrapeptide-9
  • PH Level Controller
  • Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Preservative
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Benzyl Alcohol
  • Fragrance
  • Limonene
  • Geraniol
  • Hexyl Cinnamal
  • Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone
  • Fragrance
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agent
  • Adenosine
  • Skin conditioner
  • Caprylyl Glycol
  • Ingredients of RoC: Multi Correxion Lift Anti-Gravity Night Cream
  • Emollient/Thickener
  • Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate
  • Cetyl Alcohol
  • Glyceryl Stearate
  • Dimethicone
  • PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate
  • Stearyl Heptanoate
  • Cyclohexasiloxane
  • Cyclopentasiloxane
  • Ceteth 20
  • Steareth 20
  • Stearyl Caprylate
  • Moisturiser
  • Shea Butter
  • Hydrolysed Soy Flour (Anti Aging Ingredient)
  • Solvent/ Skin conditioner
  • Pentylene Glycol
  • Solubilizer
  • Peg-75 Stearate
  • Thickening Agent
  • Ammonium Acrylyl Dimethyltaurate
  • Laureth 7
  • Anti Oxidant
  • Squalane
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Tocopheryl Acetate
  • Copper Gluconate
  • Zinc Gluconate
  • Preservative
  • Methylparaben
  • Propylparaben
  • Ethylparaben
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Fragrance
  • Fragrance
  • Skin conditioner
  • Magnesium Aspartate
  • Allantoin
  • Chelating Agent
  • Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine

 

The Understanding

I know the ingredients above must have sound Latin. Lets make things simpler here. You can easily get rid of the ingredients that will not make any difference to your buying consideration. These ingredients are Emulsifiers, Emollients, thickeners etc. These products are just to give a feel-good factor to the skin and make the texture more appealing to the buyer. The moisturizers hydrate the skin while the preservatives add the shelf life to the product. However none of these products are going to work on the purpose we are buying – In our case Anti-aging and wrinkles. Let’s have a look at the anti-ageing ingredients of both the products.

Lancome:
Black tea ferment – This is known for restoring volume to the deficient zones in the skin.
Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract – This also has the anti-oxidant properties.
Hydrolyzed Soy Protein – Soy is a great source for Isoflavones which are known to protect the skin against ageing due to hormonal changes such as menopause. It helps in bringing back the radiance in
the skin.
Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid – This is a major component in the skin that is involved in the tissue repair. It boosts the elasticity of the skin and hydrates the same.
Acetyl tetrapeptide-9 – It is a powerful agent that plumps and stimulates the fibre synthesis.

RoC:
Squalane – This is one of the most important ingredients for the skin when regeneration is desired. the skin has a sufficient level of Squalane when it is young but it reduces to a great extent with growing age. Squalane replenishes the naturally lost content due to growing age and restores a more youthful appearance.


Glycolic Acid – It works as an exfoliator removing the layer of dead skin. It also helps in lightening the discolouration of the skin.