04-29-2018, 07:40 AM
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Ever heard of a booster?

I just went to the drug store to pick up some light moisturizer since my current bottle just ran out.  The “skin care specialist”—as her nametag announced—said there is also a product called a booster.  It makes the moisturizer work better, apparently.

Winters are cold up here, and my skin really dries out.  So, I use a moisturizer in the morning after applying my AF.  And, sometimes at night I apply a bit as well.

And, I try to get outside a lot in the summer, so the sun dries my skin out then as well.  So, I’ll continue my use of a moisturizer.

But, I’ve never heard of a “booster” before.  Anyone use this product, and know anything about it?  It's a liquid, and you're supposed to use just a couple drops.  Comes in a tiny bottle.  Many brands available.

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 04-29-2018, 08:05 AM
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(04-29-2018, 07:40 AM)David Wrote: Ever heard of a booster?

I just went to the drug store to pick up some light moisturizer since my current bottle just ran out.  The “skin care specialist”—as her nametag announced—said there is also a product called a booster.  It makes the moisturizer work better, apparently.

Winters are cold up here, and my skin really dries out.  So, I use a moisturizer in the morning after applying my AF.  And, sometimes at night I apply a bit as well.

And, I try to get outside a lot in the summer, so the sun dries my skin out then as well.  So, I’ll continue my use of a moisturizer.

But, I’ve never heard of a “booster” before.  Anyone use this product, and know anything about it?  It's a liquid, and you're supposed to use just a couple drops.  Comes in a tiny bottle.  Many brands available.
Don't waste your money, just keep doing what you're doing. Seem's like there is a new magic product coming out weekly. Just add Glycerine, or Aloe Vera gel to whatever you are using now. Use a good sunscreen too, even on cloudy days.

Clayton

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 04-29-2018, 08:13 AM
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Sounds like something to boost her sales commissions.

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 04-29-2018, 10:19 AM
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I've never heard of a moisturiser booster before. If it works for you that's great, but I feel inclined to take a chance without it.

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 04-30-2018, 12:40 PM
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(04-29-2018, 08:13 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: Sounds like something to boost her sales commissions.

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 05-13-2018, 07:20 AM
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(04-29-2018, 10:19 AM)Smudge Wrote: I've never heard of a moisturiser booster before. If it works for you that's great, but I feel inclined to take a chance without it.

Ya, I think I'm going to be able to get through life without it.  But, here's a new one—for me anyway.

I popped in at the drug store yesterday to pick up some stuff, and ended up chatting with the gal.  She said, "hold on, I have a free sample for you."  It's a little bottle of "cleansing micellar foaming water."   I don't make this stuff up.  You push the button at the top, and foam comes out.

So, I tried it this morning in the shower.  Rather neat, actually.  I suspect the carefully engineered bottle unit costs more than the contents, but I do have t admit that it's nifty.

However, I'll go back to my bar of Dove when the cleansing micellar foaming water runs out.

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 05-13-2018, 07:33 AM
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Car salesmen push protective coatings.  Automobile charlatans promote gas and oil additives.  I'm sorry that phenomenon has invaded men's grooming, but I'm not surprised.  

There are other categories of shave-related products that people are buying, convinced by advertising of their usefulness, that only add to the quality shave if you believe, but which surely bolster the profits of those doing the push.

And once you have spent a bunch of money on those products you WILL believe.  It's human nature.

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 05-13-2018, 08:33 AM
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The audio community believes in magic wire that costs (sometimes) thousands of dollars per foot.

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 05-13-2018, 08:47 AM
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(05-13-2018, 08:33 AM)bkatbamna Wrote: The audio community believes in magic wire that costs (sometimes) thousands of dollars per foot.

Monster Cable... although that was a useful indicator to judge if the shop assistant actually knew anything about music back in the early nineties.

A bit of woo and magic creeps into all aspects of life, and some people buy into it and swears that it makes something better even if there is no way to measure it.

The thing is... go back fifty or a hundred years and the protective coating, the gas additives, the better audio cables and so on actually made sense - because cars came with little to no factory rust protection, gas was filthy as f**k, the speaker cable you got with your speakers could double as fence wire and so on. But in this day and age... it's a bit of woo that makes the customer feels like he's gotten a better deal or helped protect his investment.

And as BrickHud points out; if you're a believer, there is no way you can be argued out of that position (since you didn't argue yourself into it). But if some people truly believe that they get better shaves from it... who are we to argue?

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 05-13-2018, 10:38 AM
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(05-13-2018, 07:33 AM)BrickHud Wrote: Car salesmen push protective coatings.  Automobile charlatans promote gas and oil additives.  I'm sorry that phenomenon has invaded men's grooming, but I'm not surprised.  

There are other categories of shave-related products that people are buying, convinced by advertising of their usefulness, that only add to the quality shave if you believe, but which surely bolster the profits of those doing the push.

And once you have spent a bunch of money on those products you WILL believe.  It's human nature.
Pre-shave products fit in this category for me. They are the placebo of shaving, IMHO.

Good post, Charles.

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 05-13-2018, 12:23 PM
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Monster Cable is scoffed at by those magic wire people.

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 05-13-2018, 02:54 PM
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sounds like the company is trying to get rid of some stuff that isn't selling well.  i've never heard of a booster.

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 05-14-2018, 07:24 AM
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I think there are "boosters" for just about everything imaginable. 

Years ago one of my favorite car wax companies started coming out with a booster, seemingly to help boost the performance of the wax. 

Question is, why didn't you make the best product you could to begin with?  I think we all know the answer.

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