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: Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream, $68, anitpodesnature.com
Why It’s Worth The $: “When it comes to my skin, investing in organic products is a no-brainer. I picked up this moisturizer a few years ago at terra20, a Canadian retailer that carries all-natural, sustainable beauty brands. Its lightweight texture immediately soaks into my skin without leaving that unwanted greasy feeling. Plus, ingredients like Manuka honey, Vinanza Grape and rosehip oil keep my complexion clear and hydrated without harsh chemicals. I may be living that #studentlife, but I’ll put my money on it.” — Victoria Christie, fashion & localist intern
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