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Don't Need It: A Cream That Comes with a Tiny Spoon
Moisturizers with triple-digit price tags and fancy trappings—layers of elegant wrapping, glass jars that weigh more than a newborn, Lilliputian gold spoons—do the same job as the basic drugstore versions. "The purpose of any moisturizer is to seal in moisture, keeping your skin supple and smooth," says San Diego dermatologist Jeffrey Benabio, MD. "Whether the moisturizer costs $200 or $20, it uses the same basic ingredients to do that."