The market is so saturated with the newest or best product out there. Many patients and clients have asked me over the years, “how do I know what to use on my skin?” Unfortunately I did not know anything about product ingredients at age 25. Years ago I worked at the mall at one of those fancy cosmetic counters. Glossy high print models all paint the scene. You can see fancy packaging, conveniently located where you shop for clothes. The products themselves have merit, however you pay extra for all those dollars spent on promoting and marketing. Trouble is, the general public has to rely on the pretty gal behind the counter for guidance.
Good skin care does not need to be fancy or cost an arm and a Gucci handbag. Nor does it require dyes, fragrance, formaldehyde or harmful parabens to be effective. After several years of education and many years working in the industry, I have become a very savvy consumer.
On the flip side, what about those inexpensive over the counter cosmetics? You can’t try it before you buy it, can you? So you make a purchase because it was a bargain. Did you ever use it more than once and what is in it anyway? My guess, mineral oil, lanolin, animals byproducts, and petroleum? You hear about toxins more and more and the harmful effects it has on we humans. Why do we do the things we do? Or make the wrong choices?