Every month, you see a lot of new beauty products coming out in the market, all with promises of making your skin look younger, smoother, and softer. Millions are spent every year for ads and promotions of these products and to get consumers notice them in a very competitive environment.
Oftentimes, free samples are passed around in supermarkets, department stores, even train stations! There would be countless reviews on the internet, mostly by people who are paid by the manufacturers to do a favorable review about the product.
As a wise consumer, you shouldn’t simply take the word of advertisers and beauty product review writers about the products that they are endorsing. Even if it’s a Hollywood star who is paid to endorse the product, one should be cautious about the subtle, but powerful effects of the media on consumer preferences. To help you decide on which beauty product is the best for you, here are a few suggestions:
1. Check the labels
There are numerous ingredients used to create beauty products. Some products would claim to be all natural, but if you read the list of ingredients that are used to manufacture them, you will find that some chemicals are still being used. Keep yourself informed about ingredients that can harm the skin, particularly those that have toxic effects, or those that you are allergic from. One product may work for some, but not for you, so check the ingredients first before you buy the product.
2. Check online forums which may have subscribers who have tested the products.
A product that is slowly gaining popularity surely would have its own website and will be reviewed by a lot of people. Check the beauty forums for the latest comments on whether these products work with no side effects.
3. Give the product a try.
If you’re serious about finding out if a product will work, you can test the product. A smart thing to do will be to go online and check whether the company manufacturing the product is giving away free samples.
Be careful about giving your credit card details online, however, because sometimes the company will offer a free sample, and then will automatically debit your card after 30 or 60 days for the next delivery of the product, even without your approval. Make sure that you can cancel your order if you do not find the product to your satisfaction.
Be a smart consumer, especially when it comes to choosing the best beauty products, because they may not be the right product for you, and you may have to live with damaging results permanently.