Stop being afraid
When choosing beauty products, the ingredients list should be your number-one reference point.
Every year, hundreds of products claim to be the newest, cutting-edge and most effective for everything from acne to wrinkles and everything in between. We constantly look for the magic lotion or potion that will make us look like that porcelain-skinned fifteen-year-old model.
The best way to shop for skin care products is to become ingredient-wise.
You have to stop being afraid of the fine print and learn to read product labels to determine good and bad product ingredients, so you can select skin care products that are most beneficial for you. Quickly scanning the ingredients list for offending substances is probably the most important skill you have to master. Being able to quickly decipher the ingredients list instead of listening to a salesperson’s chatter will save you money, time, and frustration.
The worse the formulation is, the harder the box is to read. To discourage curious customers from prying into cosmetic secrets, they print ingredients lists in all-capitalized dense letters with very small spaces between lines, so the whole area looks like one greyish square filled with chemical jabber.
Often the lavish design masks the most noxious ingredients.
It’s your money and your health.
When you learn the trick of scanning the ingredients list for toxic chemicals and ingredients that can damage your skin, you will never purchase a beauty product just because it looks pretty or elegant, thus falling prey to tricky advertisers and talented product designers. Once you’ve learned to read the ingredients label and identify marketing scams, you’ll be able to avoid wasting money and still take perfectly good care of your skin and hair.