The beauty industry is a billion-dollar business and it's not slowing down anytime soon. We have more variety today than ever before, but the problem is, that billion-dollar business is always looking for new ways to get you to spend money. The labels are filled with buzzwords and sales tactics that don’t always mean what they imply, so here are a few to keep in mind.
Beware of the deceptive price tag! Not everything that is expensive is the most effective, especially since skin types vary so wildly. You may end up paying more for a product that doesn’t work as well just because you were misled into thinking it was better due to its higher cost.
You can get excellent products at every price point! Extensive research has been conducted over decades showing just how diverse our product choices are today. So don't blindly buy an expensive one because you're afraid it's better- your wallet might thank you later for saving up instead.
If your specific dermatologist recommends a product for you, then, by all means, try it out - but if you read “dermatologist approved” on a label, it’s a little suspicious. Since there is no set definition or standard in the skincare world for what consists of “dermatologist approved”, the label can be put on almost anything. That doesn’t guarantee, however, that all dermatologists will feel the same way about it, or that the dermatologist who approved that product is as skilled or knowledgeable as the one who is familiar with you and your skin. If you can, see if you can find out what dermatologist recommended the product, or better yet - ask yours what they think.
When you’re shopping for new skincare products, it's important to know your skin and what it needs. Products that say they're "hypoallergenic" don't necessarily mean anything because no one has really defined the term. Instead of just buying a product based on this label, find out whether or not certain substances in the product could trigger allergic reactions. Make sure you are reading the labels carefully!
All skin ages and, unfortunately, no product can work for every mature skin type. Just because a product is formulated to be good for "mature skin" doesn’t mean it will actually meet your needs. Instead of looking for products that are marketed as "mature" try finding something more tailored to your individual issues instead!
Having a youthful, healthy appearance begins with good skincare, but your skin’s battle with aging is inevitable. If you have any concerns with your skin, whether medical or cosmetic, get in touch with us and set up a consultation - we would love to help with any wrinkles or skin concerns that are keeping you from feeling like your best, most beautiful self!