I am not someone who has used "beauty products" all my adult life. In my teens and 20s I had what they used to call greasy skin and most of the products I tried on my face gave me spots so basically I didn't bother.
In my mid 40s I felt it was probably time to start using some face cream to hopefully delay the signs of ageing which all the ads on the TV were telling me would happen. I tried a few brands including Boots No 7 range which was okay but again I would break out in spots regularly.
Then I tried Estée Lauder. This I found much better and my skin started to look better so I continued (I have to admit to my skin care routine being less than a regular occurrence) using Estée Lauder products until I took early retirement and then I could no longer justify the cost of the products on my pension so I tried a few cheaper brands but wasn't happy with them at all.