Lies About Your Skin Care Products

Probably once or twice (or maybe more?) in our lifetime, we believed what beauty companies advertised about their skin care products. With the dire need to fix our skin woes, most of us have probably resulted in a buying spree with anti-aging products, hypo-allergenic products, dermatologist tested, and the list goes on. Companies promised us visible changes within months, some even within weeks of continued use. But to no avail, we’re left with a half-full bottle of a beauty product that didn’t deliver the results promised.

Below is a list of few of the lies about your skin care products. Maybe, just maybe, you will realize that getting a better and clearer skin is easier to achieve just by eating the right food, instead of slathering on layers of skin care products that probably won’t even work.

Anti-AgingLies About Your Skin Care Products

In reality, Science has yet to discover an ingredient that can actually slow down or reverse the aging process. If that’s the case, then why are they selling us anti-aging products? Especially when it’s not meant to slow down or reverse the process? Overall, sunscreen is the only scientifically proven product that can prevent (but not reverse!) signs of skin aging by protecting the skin from sun damage. But once the damage is done, there isn’t really any product that can reverse the damage. Unless of course, you’re loading up on foods rich in antioxidants that can speed up the healing of your damaged skin.

The term anti-aging is only used because it’s meant to boost sales and profits. Because, why the hell not? Everyone wants youthful skin forever! So why not use it to lure people into buying products that claim to make them look younger in weeks? It’s a brilliant idea, honestly. But then the term has no actual medical value.

Hypo-allergenic

The term itself means that the product has very little chance of causing an allergic reaction to the person, or overall will not cause any allergic reaction at all. In reality, there isn’t even a federal standard for this term. There is no scientifical test that can guarantee that a product will not cause an allergic reaction to an individual. One way or another, a certain ingredient can cause an allergic reaction to a person whether it was labeled hypo-allergenic or not. Why? Well, it’s because the person was selectively allergic to the ingredient! This isn’t even rocket science. If a person is allergic to an ingredient, it will always cause allergic reactions, period.

Lies About Your Skin Care Products

The products that are mostly labeled as hypo-allergenic often contain one ingredient in common–a preservative. Preservatives are known to cause skin reactions, especially to those who already have sensitive skin. So, why is it called hypo-allergenic?  If this doesn’t scare you, maybe this will: the usual products that are hypo-allergenic are baby products!

Lies About Your Skin Care ProductsDermatologically Tested

Oh boy, this just means that at least one dermatologist has used or tested the product on his or her body once, or maybe twice, we honestly don’t know! And then, that dermatologist just decided that he or she can profit from it, so they began to endorse it, claiming that it has passed their standards and that it’s safe for everyone to use.

We all know how one’s skin may be different from the other, and what may work for one may not always work for everyone. With this in mind, how can one or two dermatologists vouch for all the product claims? Another red flag, right?

With these lies in mind, it’s safe to say that switching to natural remedies or eating healthy can be a better option for a youthful glow. These benefits are scientifically proven, and not only that it is safe, it’s also proven to be effective. Plus, it can give you a health boost.

Healthy or youthful skin can always be achieved with the right lifestyle. It’s not about the expensive bottles of skin care and high-end products that promised to give you youthful and glowing skin. If you’re not taking care of your body from within, it’s bound to manifest physically. Always remember that being healthy on the inside can also make you look healthy on the outside.

 

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15 Comments

  • I can’t believe this. This is alarming! You’re trying to get your skin to be better, yet cosmetic companies trick you.

  • They do this simply for profit, not because they’re truly concerned about what happens to your skin. Although I’ve seen a couple of products in the market that has delivered decent results, you can’t really believe all the claims. It’s all hit or miss. Especially with the “hypo-allergenic” side of the spectrum.

  • I was one of those people who hoarded beauty products that claimed to be anti-aging. Although from years and years of purchasing different skincare products from different brands, I’ve learned that there really isn’t a thing that can reverse aging. However, moisturizing products can reduce the fine lines that you have, or remove those dry patches in your face that makes you look older. I honestly think that anti-aging was just a gimmick. This article said it too. But some products compensated on other things that gives the illusion of glow and youthfulness, but never expect it to rewind the current aging. It’s just a couple of concoctions that provide “illusion”, not exactly “anti-aging”.

  • Always make sure that before you purchase a product, you read reviews online or research first. It’s been a very handy habit for me. The internet is your bestfriend for research. People nowadays that review cosmetics online provide such in-depth reviews, some are even very scientifical in nature! Information is the key to not purchasing something that has claims that lie right to your face. It can also rule out allergies that can happen.

  • Very useful information for those who want a truth punch! A healthy lifestyle may cure those skin woes. If you’re healthy on the inside, I think there won’t be any problem on the outside.

  • Antioxidant rich foods can cure all of this. Although it doesn’t really give you that satisfying feeling of slathering products on your face, it’s still the better alternative.

  • Buying beauty and skincare products from any brand should leave consumers feeling satisfied and excited. But that’s not the case for most of us. It’s either it breaks us out, or we don’t even see results at all.

  • The beauty industry is massive. It involves everything from teeth-whitening toothpaste to ridiculously expensive shampoo that will transform your hair from “ordinary to extraordinary,” if you believe an advertisement for a product that contains white truffles and caviar and costs more than $60 for an 8.5-ounce bottle. It involves celebrity-endorsed cosmetics, perfumes, and a host of fashion products. And it involves numerous fitness and slimming gimmicks. I will make no attempt to undertake a comprehensive analysis of every allegedly beautifying product that is touched by a celebrity. The number is infinite. It’s enough to know that the beauty industry is a huge cultural force in a tight, symbiotic relationship with celebrities and the celebrity-oriented media. The size and influence of this industry creates challenges for anyone seeking to get to the truth about the products it makes and promotes.

  • Beauty companies can say what they don’t mean – and get away with it. Especially when wanting to achieve the status of a “wellness brand” because they know it motivates consumers to buy, buy, buy.

  • Ingredients in beauty and personal care products like phthalates and parabens, which are still common in drugstore and high-end brands, are endocrine disruptors. This means they mimic estrogen in the body. Spray tan formulas, makeup, and nail enamel can also contain formaldehyde precursors as preservatives, which then release formaldehyde, which is used to preserve dead bodies and is a known carcinogen. Yet we still rely on cosmetics than just eating healthy.

  • Your diet keeps your body slim and healthy, but its impact doesn’t stop there. The food you eat—from wrinkle-fighting antioxidants in fruits and vegetables to hydrating healthy fats in fish—may matter to your skin almost as much as it does to your waistline.

  • It may be sad to know that we’re being lied to about those benefits that they claim, I just think it’s too obvious that some of those promises aren’t really true, and we already know that.

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