Quick Question: Would You Be Comfortable Mixing Your Own Skincare Products?

I'm not talking about an avocado mask. Like, fancy, science-y, expensive stuff.
Publish date:
April 24, 2013
Quick Question, serums, intraceuticals

As you may recall, I'm not into DIY beauty. I like my products ready-to-apply. And I expect them to be RTA (let's get that abbreviation trending) if they're expensive.

So imagine my surprise when I received the $149 intraceuticals rejuvenate daily serum with four separate boosters, each $49 themselves.

See, the serum itself is sufficient on its own as a super-hydrating formula. But if you really want to fight dulling free radicals, you're gonna have to mix in the antioxidant booster your damn self. Skin refining? Get to swirling in the vitamin A booster. Same goes for the other boosters, collagen and vitamin C+3, which annoys me because you can't add a letter and a number.

Now, don't get me wrong. The folks who formulated intraceuticals products know their stuff. They understand ingredients like nobody's biznatch. It's just, I kinda wish they'd do the mixing for me.

And it's not just that I feel entitled to a pre-mixed formula if I'm going to spend $200. I'm also ABSOLUTELY SURE that I will somehow mess up the mixing.

As much as I'd like to be the secret lovechild of Mr. Wizard and Phoebe from Charmed (ugh, don't picture it), I just don't think I'm the potion-mixing type.

How about you? Would you be comfortable mixing your own skincare products?