I totally agree, cosmetic companies do try to make us part with money.
I used to spend a good amount of money on cleansers and acne medication for my son, we are all acne prone, its a family thing.
My doctor recommended skinvac daily cleanser, a type of special cloth that removes pore clogging stuff, as well as make up. It’s reusable and works with water, so we don’t end up with dry skin and then spending more to replenish the moisture.
Now, my family (5 in total) all use this and it works out cheaper and a lot more clutter free.
I hate the way commercials target teens, its like, if you have acne, you can’t join the human race or something terrible. Its hard on the kids.