Everyone loves a steal, and that definitely rings true for beauty products. We go crazy for Sephora sales, run to Winners to load up on shampoo and take pride in those drug-store finds that do the trick just as well as their pricey counterparts. But then you find that one special product with a slightly jarring price tag—and you can’t help but treat yourself.
We feel you on that, and we’re here to let you know that we also spend what other, less beauty-obsessed humans might consider crazy on products that make us feel pretty. Because you know what? Sometimes, you do get what you pay for.
So click through, and find out what made our list of beauty products worth splurging on.
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Product: Fresh Peony Spot-Correcting Brightening Essence, $88, sephora.com
Why It’s Worth The $: “The only thing worse than getting pimples at the age of 23 is being cursed with the dark spots they leave behind (#adultacneprobs, amirite?) and I spent years searching for that perfect cream that would just make them disappear. It was last year when my friend recommended the Peony Spot-Correcting Brightening Essence, and I’ve been buying it ever since. It’s a little pricier than I would prefer (especially considering the size of the bottle) but it’s totally worth it because it’s the first cream that actually rids me of those stubborn acne marks and, even better, reduces the visibility of any new spots I get. To say I’m in love would be a complete understatement.” — Sarah Trumbley, assistant editor
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