Thursday, June 30, 2005
More Bang for Your Buck: Free Skincare
If you want to know what works best -- forget heading to an expensive salon. There's a new, inexpensive solution to help you get more Bang For Your Buck. Seven's Lynn Martinez explains.
WSVN--Finding the right beauty products can consume time -- not to mention money. But there are ways to save cash while saving your skin. There's nothing like baby soft skin. That's why Americans spend over 2 billion dollars each year on products meant to hold onto their youth. But with all the skin care products out they're, finding what works can be downright confusing and costly. Just ask Arlyss Thomasino.
Arlyss Thomasino: "It's kind of hard to determine what you should spend and what you should use."
Arlyss knows what works for one person won't necessarily work for another.
And that's why two CVS pharmacies - one in Boca and one in North Miami - are setting up healthy skincare centers to help you pick out things like moisturizers and cleansers without breaking the bank.
Susan Howland: "Spending more doesn't necessarily get the right product for you."
At skin care centers, technicians take pictures of your skin with high-tech cameras. Then beauty advisors pick products based on your skin type, the age of your skin, sun damage, and hydration levels. Arlyss learned her skin is beginning to show signs of aging from the sun.
She now knows what to do to prevent further damage.
Arlyss Thomasino: It's good to know my skin was in pretty good shape. I didn't know about photo-aging and I don't use an eye cream."
The beauty advisors also give free samples. But the goal is to teach customers about proper skin care, not push specific brands.
Susan Howland: "Is really about finding the right ingredients for your skin based on what your needs are."
Two locations should be up and running to offer the skin care analysis in the next week.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Saving On Skin Care
600 NE 128 Street
2901 Clint Moore Road