5 Skincare Items You Should Never Spend Money On

It's easy to think that the efficacy of a product is in direct correlation with its market value—like, it must work well in order to warrant a three-figure price tag. But how do you know if you're investing your hard-earned money in a truly amazing product or if you're actually being duped? And in addition to those skincare products with steep price tags, there are those that just shouldn't take up residency in your skincare collection because they're either ineffective or potentially harmful.

Because we hate wasting our money (who doesn't?), we reached out to a few dermatologists to have them give it to us straight: Which skincare products should we avoid spending our money on? Below, take a look at what the doctors believe we should bypass in the skincare aisle. Some answers induce a bit of a facepalm while others are a bit shocking. However, in the end, each of these tips will save you money and save your skin. Take a look at what they had to say below.

Now that you know how to spend your skincare budget, it's time to sit back and relax.