I started with Estee Lauder back in the late 70's. I was in my mid-twenties and decided that I needed to start taking care of my skin. I took advantage of all the Estee Lauder promotions and bought into the entire skin care system. I was diligent about my skin care until around 50. To this day, I never go to bed without removing my makeup---about 30 years I've faithfully washed my face every night. But that's about it, no more night creams, eye creams, night repair, or line remover, I just do the basics. Don't get me wrong---I own it all, I just don't bother with it. Still, I lied and gave the gal the run-down of what I used to do. Then, I could hardly keep a straight face when she said to me---"It's obvious that you take very good care of your skin. You have very good elasticity, little sun damage and few lines. Your skin is still young." Then came the sales pitch, "I would like to see you try some of our new products. We have travelled all over the world to find the rarest of ingredients for our newest creams." Interpret that to mean---really expensive. I resisted the urge to ask her where "she" went to hunt for these rare ingredients.
Anyway, it was a nice treat and I'll be going again next month. The facials are one hour long and complimentary with a purchase. No, I didn't fall for the "new" skin care products. I figured if I'm not going to use them anyway, I might as well not use the ones I already have. I did buy some new makeup--quite a bit actually, to compliment my nice skin. Keeping the sun off my face all these years has paid off.
Oh, and when I went to lunch, the waiter asked me if I wanted the children's menu!