Influencers on Instagram, influencers on YouTube, are on Snapchat, Twitter, and even Facebook. It is hard to be a consumer with logical thinking in the age of social media.
Influencers are spoon-feeding us what to buy every second. Frankly, there is no escaping that, and also keep the rising number of social media users in mind.
On the other hand, there is no hiding from it, it’s become something we need to accept. Skincare products are hard to buy, especially if you try to identify them by reading the ingredients.
Unless you do not have a Master’s degree in Chemistry, those ingredients would be somewhat a foreign language to you.
Still, if your views are that you can read and understand all the ingredients written on a skincare product, you might as well try starting a skincare product business.
After all, why waste such rare talent? The rest of the mortals might learn how to buy skincare products with these 6 questions.
1) How Well Do You Know Your Skin?
There are no bad skincare products after a specific range. It is just not suitable for your skin type.
For instance, if you have oily skin and use a product that provides more oil, you’ll be disappointed. Surely!
When oily skin is ideal for product experiments, it is still your skin on the line.
Similarly, if your skin is acne-prone, never buy something for your skin because a chick on Instagram said so.
Products with alpha-hydroxy acid, hyaluronic acid, and benzoyl peroxide are absolute. These three alphas are more than capable of controlling excess production of sebum from your skin.
Lactic acid and shea butter are the ingredients to look for while purchasing any dry skin product. Both of these ingredients, along with hydrating your skin, will provide mild exfoliation that will make your skin look radiant.
Oatmeal, aloe vera, and shea butter are your friends in every product. They provide moisture to your skin and rarely show any side-effects.
It is always advised you to consult with your dermatologist when you’re not sure what your skin type is at the moment.
Understanding your skin now will help you understand what to buy.
2) Are You Buying it Because of the Hype?
One product that works for a supermodel will necessarily work for your skin as well. Hence, it is essential to ask yourself before making a purchase, why are you buying any product?
Have you read about it somewhere? Have you seen an advertisement about it? Or are you buying it because your friend uses the same product?
Hype shopping is great to experiment on your clothing, not for your skin. Just like every soul, every skin is different too. Embrace it but with care.
3) Do the Dermatologists Approve It?
Never buy something that is not tested or approved by the dermatologist community.
What is the most important as well as the most sensitive part of your body? Your skin is for sure. It deserves professional help.
Please read the labels on your potential products carefully, and cross-check them over the internet. Fake products can put false claims on their packaging. As far as we are on the testing, did you know these common myths about drug tests?
4) Is this Product a Cosmeceutical Skincare Product?
This one question can turn you into a pro in the skincare world. Cosmeceutical products are those advanced skincare products that actually heal your skin.
These products are a perfect combination of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. They, along with improving the surface of your skin, improve your skin’s very biological functions.
The fact that cosmeceutical products are clinically tested makes them ideal. They do not just mask conditions; they actually cure them. It is simple as that.
Some of the fundamental skin-related issues that cosmeceutical products are known to help users with are:
- Skin dullness
- Acne and congestion
- Signs of aging
- Sun damage
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Skin luminosity
Such products are mostly loaded with glycolic acid, retinol, hyaluronic acid, Vitamins A, B, C, peptides, lactic acid, and niacinamide.
If your desired product has these, it is a green signal to buy.
5) Are the Active Ingredients There?
Most of the skincare products placed in the shining cases in the supermalls only contain filler ingredients.
Most of these ingredients are just there so that the product may smell and feel good.
Therefore, active ingredients which actually will help your skin heal must be there. As a rule of thumb, never buy a skincare product that doesn’t have Vitamin A esters, Vitamin B, C, and E.
6) Can Do a Patch Test?
Rather than investing big bucks in a new product, a safer option would be to opt for a patch test. So, whenever a tester product is always, it should be your top priority.
Why would I recommend a patch test? This way, even if you are not sure that the product is suitable for your skin, you can take a leap of faith.
If a specific ingredient causes irritation, allergic reaction, or clogging in your pores, you can always throw a tester away.
You live in this world through your skin. People recognize you from your skin. It is your responsibility to keep it alive.
Never experiment on your skin, do not trust an untested product, and keep these six questions in mind before buying. After all, it is the essential part of your body, your skin, we are talking about. We have to be extra careful about it.
You’re beautiful. Embrace it.
Inspired by words, Sami J has evolved a passion for content writing through beauty. Beauty and skincare are her main interests, which is what lead her to start writing within these industries. Understanding key benefits of how certain products amplify our skin is intriguing to her and making writing always interesting.
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