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Are price gouging laws starting to pertain to beauty products/ cosmetics?

I.e. I regularly buy an Estee Lauder cream 120 dollars per 2 oz. People are complaining online that they discontinued the 13.5 oz version for 1000 dollars. I'd never buy this version if I was rich just because I know that skin creams in a jar go bad if you don't use them every day until finished. Is this price gouging and does the cosmetics industry have to be accountable? A youtube celebrity just released a 200 dollar skincare set, the ingredients are crap. Love her videos though.
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FloorGenAdm · 46-50, M Best Comment
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hemlock · 22-25, F
yeah but if you're spending $120 on a 2 oz cream you're already getting ripped off.
[@1075392,hemlock] Other creams don't work, I have some image issues, but my way of justifying the price is this: I know it works to smooth wrinkles, and is time tested, so otherwise i'd be wasting thousands on botox, then therapy, then a serious intervention for body dysmorphia because I fucked up my face by deciding to take advice and not use my holy grail cream, then having to pause employment to deal with those things, lose my life savings, become dependant on welfare when I used to work. I may be vein but that cream is the best and worth it, and I always get a ton of free stuff with it anyway because I'm a regular customer, so it adds up to as if I bought 120 dollars worth of other products and got the cream.

☮Have a good night☮
At that price it would be cheaper to buy the 2 oz jar.
Myselfatlast · 22-25, M
I think a more serious price gouging example is how it’s illegal not to have insurance but there’s isn’t laws to minimize the cost of insurance for drivers with clean records

 
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