With so many skin care products available these days, it’s hard to feel confident in your choice. Here are my top 5 tips to consider when choosing new skin care products.
- first ingredient
- presence of chemicals
- customer service
Did you know that the first ingredient listed on the label actually makes up the majority of the product? That’s if you can find the list of ingredients. Most products out there are made up mostly of water (aqua). However, water doesn’t actually absorb into the skin so it’s possible that you’re overpaying for a product that is mostly water and not absorbing into the skin. Check out the ingredient list and decide if you like what you see. A good skin care product should be clearly labelled and not mostly water.
Presence of Chemicals
Generally speaking, try to stay away from chemicals. Products with natural ingredients will go bad without some kind of preservative but the skin care line should be very low on chemicals. Check the ingredients again, and make sure it’s only the last few things you see (the smallest ingredient).
How it costs is relative to how long it will last. A product that only lasts 1 month and is really expensive has less value than a high quality product that will last say 3-6 months. I believe in quality but I don’t think just because something is expensive or costs more, that it is of lower quality. I suggest judging the quality for yourself and then deciding how much value it has to you on a per month basis. Then you can work out the value and decide if it’s worth it. It’s possible to get good skin care that doesn’t break the bank so don’t be fooled by a high price.
Consider whether you’re paying in CAD or USD. Depending on which side of the border you are shopping, it could make a BIG difference.
Have you ever owned a great product but when it was gone, you had to go out of your way to get it or it couldn’t be had anymore? Ugh! Try to choose a product that you can pick up easily or that can be shipped to you for just a small fee. Direct sales are perfect for that because they will usually give you a discount when you place a product on autoship & you don’t have to worry about running out.
Look for a product that has an expert attached to it. Someone who can explain to you how it works, let you try it and give you a chance to ask questions. There is absolutely no need for women to go into a drugstore and just pick something off the shelf. Many direct selling distributors will happily come to your home and give you a demo. They will follow up with you too & make sure you’re happy.
Overall, when its time for you to find a new skin care regime, take your time and use these top tips to feel confident in your choice.
Looking for a new skin care product that fits all of the above 5 criteria? Check out Empower International’s Confidence skin care line here.