I’ll buy only if you have good skin

I was surprised to find myself being served by a man who resembles a transvestite at Stila counter the other day.  While I was fine with being served by him, I found the practice rather strange because I expect to be served by a lady when buying my cosmetics or skincare products.

Not only that, I expect these counter ladies or sales assistants to have fairly good complexion.  They don’t have to be exceedingly good looking but I don’t expect to see too many blemishes on their faces or I will lose confidence in the products altogether especially if it’s a new brand I’m trying out.  And if I’m going for a facial, the beauty therapist MUST have good skin herself.  That is the pre-requisite for me to take up their service in the first place.

In fact, I’ve recently gone full steam on using more organic skincare products because the lady who sells them has very good skin herself and I know for a fact that she uses organic products.  She isn’t good looking and she definitely isn’t young.  But when I look at her complexion, I was impressed enough to want to try organic skincare products on a longer term.

So what about you?  Do the skin conditions of those who sell you your skincare range or cosmetics influence your buying decision?  Are you particular about the complexion of the therapist who does your facial?

(I apologise to those who subscribed to my feeds that I’ve to shorten my excerpts because of the increasing problem with more splogs stealing my contents.)


  1. imp says:

    it doesn’t matter to me at all about the skin conditions of the counter sales staff. they might not necessarily use a product or their skin might be genetically blemished. i’m still more interested in the product itself and its compatibility to my skin.

    then again, i’m not particularly concerned about skincare (very bad of me!!) heeeee.

    imp: Actually I know most of them probably do not use the products they promote…but still, I guess I’m slightly anal on that front. ?

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