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5 Things To Consider Before Buying A Beauty Product

Posted On : December 16, 2013

Ann Mumbi


Important Factors to Consider Before Buying Any Skin Care Product
Every woman has an innate desire to look good. But not all of us are gifted with good looks. They enjoy experimenting with varieties of beauty products as a way of expressing themselves and relieving stress.
And with modern beauty products, anyone can afford to add a bit of glamour to their lives and you are ready to face the world with confidence that you never had.
There is an enormous variety of products available on the market today, which can help enhance your physical attributes to make you feel younger and more glamorous.

Beauty products range from skin care products such as creams, soaps, bath salts, and face and body packs, to hair care products such as conditioners, hair colours, shampoos and various perming solutions, to overall body-care products such as deodorants, nail care, moisturisers, cold creams.


Women love beauty gadgets equally as they take care of the daily beauty routines with ease and efficiency. At home devices like the best microdermabrasion machine

0, facial cleansing brushes, epilators, razors and various anti aging gadgets are more popular than ever. They save your time and money and takes care of your essential beauty chores at the comfort of your home!

Each product helps revive your body and build your self-confidence, but you need to consider a few things before you get your next beauty product or gadget.

1. Ingredients Used in the Product

Nowadays, science has provided us the knowledge to analyze the constituents of beauty products.

Harmful ingredients such as chemicals are quickly absorbed by the skin, which is why it is wise to replace them with natural and herbal ingredients specially formulated to protect the skin and provide added benefits, such as the lightening of acne marks and uneven pigmentation.

Look out for skin care products that contain Phthalates, Sulfates, BHA, BHT, Toluene, Parabens, Triclosan or other irritants. For example, if you have sensitive skin, stay away from products with alpha hydroxy acids. If your skin is dry type, do not use products with camphor or menthol

Also, certain beauty products are known to smooth wrinkled skin and delay the signs of ageing.

2. Choose Quality Branded Products

Out of the many products available, you should always choose the best quality products. A good beauty products set usually has all the necessary skin products required for your face makeup with best quality ingredients and also safe for your skin.

Instead of going for discounted beauty products you should go for the ones that have a reputation in the industry.

Good brands make sure that the products have gone through a series of tests to suit every skin type. So you cannot doubt with the quality of the products as it may have bad effects on your skin.

The beauty product that you use should preferably be branded, as cheap and discounted ones may cause allergies. Using the right cosmetics can change your entire look and also save your skin from damage.

The market is also full of fake beauty products that are only going to have a detrimental effect on your skin. Cheap imitations of expensive brands are dangerous proposition. So, before you buy beauty care products make sure that they are genuine and not cheap imitations.

3. Check if it works for your Skin Tone and Type

It is not only the selection of the proper beauty product that is important but also the right way to apply them Choose a particular beauty product, keeping in mind a few factors such as your skin tone, your skin type and so on.

Also, check if you are allergic to any of the constituents mentioned on the beauty product leaflet. You can find many useful tips for the application of these products online. To understand the use of beauty and body care products, it’s vital that you fully understand what skin is.

Almost everyone suffers from one skin problem or the other at some point in their life. Here is a list of the common skin problems that people may suffer from.

Common Skin Problems:


Everyone, especially teenagers, can suffer from this skin condition. It appears in the form of pimples, which develop as a result of the pores on your skin getting clogged. Your pores get clogged due to the build-up of oil dirt and dead skin cells.

The mixture of dead cells, oil and dirt, can facilitate the growth of bacteria, leading to an infection. Acne can develop on the face, neck, back and chest. Severe acne can lead to a formation of large pimples that go deep into the skin. Various skin care products specifically help treat acne.


There are three common forms of eczema namely atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and nummular dermatitis that you can suffer from. The first is usually seen in children and is characterised by itchy rashes behind the knees and also in the crux of the elbow.

The second is seen in adults and is characterized by severe itching, red rash or dry patches and tenderness in the affected area. The third appears in the form of spots on the skin and looks like a flaky red coin. Other common skin problems include seborrheic dermatitis, skin cancer and psoriasis.

4. Read User Reviews 

With a smartphone these days, it quite easy to find out all the details and user experience of a product before buying one. Most of the big online shopping sites have a user comment section where customers can leave their actual feedback. Look out for best-selling products and those with higher average user rating to arrive at your next purchase.

User reviews help you understand how the product works and the expected results you can get. It can even help you get a better alternative product!

5. Warranty and Expiry Dates

Always ensure the product has sufficient expiry date and a warranty or return policy if you are buying a beauty gadget.

Buying a product nearing the end of its expiry leaves you little time period to use the product and using them beyond expiry date can cause serious skin conditions.

If you are buying a beauty device for first time, look for a return policy or warranty in case it doesn’t give the desired results for your skin.

Content Courtesy Of The Odyssey 

Ann Mumbi

An expert in style and image, Fashion Addict focuses on brands worn by showbiz stars who have large numbers of fans worldwide Member Of #NairobiFashionHub Team

Ann Mumbi

An expert in style and image, Fashion Addict focuses on brands worn by showbiz stars who have large numbers of fans worldwide Member Of #NairobiFashionHub Team


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