This goes for everything gifts, taste, shoes and of course clothes, but here I want to focus in on skin care. The amount of money you spend on skin care has nothing to do with how your skin looks. And spending more money does not affect the status of your skin. What does affect the status of your skin are the products you use. An expensive soap by Estee Lauder is no better for your skin than an inexpensive bar soap such as Dove (even though both of those may be irritating and drying to skin- I don't recommend). On the other hand, an irritant-free toner by Neutrogena can be just as good as, or maybe even better than, an irritant-free toner by La Prairie, and any irritant- free toner is infinitely better than a toner that contains alcohol, peppermint, menthol, essential oils, eucalyptus, lemon, or other irritants, no matter how natural-sounding the ingredients are and regardless of the price or claim. DON'T BE FOOLED!! Spending less doesn't hurt your skin, and spending more doesn't necessarily help it. Simple, but true!!