Why is it that the most expensive cosmetic products have such staggeringly long names? I mean, come on! Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate! Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Cream! Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Emulsion Lightweight Age-Delaying Emulsion!

Well, maybe it’s the cosmetic companies’ way of making their expensive products seem cheaper. After all, that way the price per word is lower. Still, just seeing the price tag is enough to make most people’s pores shrink in horror, which of course improves skin tone, but no matter how much money we spend, our skin tone is never going to be anything like the skin tone of the impossibly beautiful and luminously photoshopped models and movie stars in the ads for those expensive products with crazy names. And unless you’re Leonardo DiCaprio, what are those models ever going to do for you?

I actually bought my moisturizer, the one on the photo, when I was having a bad day and I needed some retail therapy. I thought at the very least I could keep it on my nightstand as a sort of talisman of comfort, but to my delight it turned out to be really great for my skin so now I use it every day and will soon have to buy a new one.

PS. What I do keep on my nightstand is a little bottle of hyvää omaatuntoa, which is Finnish for good conscience..

(Made by Finnish artist Riitta Mustakoski)


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