Questions You Want to Ask Before Buying Skin Care Products


Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a New Skincare Product - YouBeauty


There’s a lot of buzz going on in the beauty industry every now and then. Makeup lovers find more and more products that do their best in advertising their claims and selling their best foot forward.

Along the process, it can be easy to get confused and tricky choosing which ones are the best. But don’t worry. Here’s a guide for beauty junkies in getting their way around in the makeup world. Ask these questions first before putting your money down. 

 1. Is the product safe?

Sure, we always ask products about safety. While it’s imperative that safety should not be compromised in all sorts of things, some users still forego thinking about whether the makeup is healthy to them or not. 

Different health communities around the globe encourage users to look out for these chemicals when testing beauty products, as they have been proven to pose risks.

  • Parabens
  • Formaldehydes
  • SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate/sodium lauryl sulfate)
  • Petrolatum
  • Coal tar
  • Hydroquinone
  • Triclosan
  • Oxybenzone
  • Phthalates
  • Fragrances
  • Alcohol

It’s always a good practice to know what’s inside a product and what goes into your skin. Through this, users can avoid unnecessary spending on products that cause more harm on the skin instead of the benefits. 

 2. Is it approved by professionals and experts?

Only is it logical to check after a product’s safety and see if the information is deemed accurate by professionals and experts. Cosmetic doctors and other authorities have the expertise needed to identify what’s beneficial or not for the body. Don’t easily fall into the trap of brands claiming superiority over ingredients and formulations. Rather, it is usually best practice to consult with an expert when it comes to skin matters, big or small. 

 3. Any specific outcome targets?

The game is so tight in the beauty world that more products are claiming wider scopes of skin benefits. However, consumers must know what exactly the product is trying to achieve in a more specific way. You’ll be surprised at some products that don’t really have an effect once you do this and you’ll see how much money you’ll save at the end of the day. 

Tip: Products that are focused on peculiar skin issues are usually more dependable on handling skin issues. 

 4. Will it go well with my skin?

Skin compatibility is also another vital aspect for consumers to be informed about. It’s rare to have a ‘one product’ fits-all kind of trope. That’s why users must know beforehand what skin type they have as this will serve as guide on which products to consume, narrowing down the big list of beauty items available out there. Consumers can also save themselves from the woes of skin irritation and other adverse effects of using the wrong products.

 5. Is it priced accordingly?

Some users are lucky enough to no longer worry about the prices at which products are sold. Regardless, it’s always a good call to evaluate whether a product is fairly price as it can not only save your wallet but your skin as well. 

Beauty items can be expensive due to many factors such as the brand that it carries and the popularity it has. But don’t fall prey to the trick most products use. Again, always take the time to scrutinize the ingredients used in these beauty products and see for yourself if its effects are worth the price.

Bonus question!

Are the products from environmental-friendly and cruelty-free brands?

More people are getting environmentally conscious and aware of cruelty practices in handling products. As much as beauty is a feat to always adore, it’s a good practice to check which brands don’t harm the environment and animals in creating their pieces. These are the brands that actually care, not only for their customers, but also for the good of the society but they and their patrons exist in.