Interestingly, if you do a quick search on the Internet for best beauty products, you will wind up going over several lists of brands recommended by Doctor So-and-So and Hollywood Star So-and-So. If you like personal endorsements, you may go for their suggestions, but the following are general principles that you may do well to remember in making your decision:
1. Media ads are usually false presentations. This is obviously because it is the job of marketers to show off women with sparkling teeth or shiny hair or smooth skin, perhaps after spending hours getting made up on the set. What advertisements do is simply to improve sales for the product by presenting it in the best possible way. This makes advertising a poor gauge of deciding which product to buy. Should you choose which actresses’ skin looks best based on the advertisements? Instead, use the ads as a basis to check which companies you should look further into. This is partly because companies that spend a lot on advertising will most likely be a big manufacturer, since smaller companies are usually more limited in their media spending.
2. Your personal beautician is still the best person to ask. This is because everyone’s skin is unique, and your own beautician will be more familiar with your skin and will know what to recommend for you. In addition, beauty parlors usually have the scoop on how certain products perform based on their experience with customers, so your beautician can ward you off from rip-offs. Of course, just make sure that the parlor you frequent is not an official endorser of a particular line, or else you will be limited to recommendations in that product line. Then again, who knows? As long as that brand indeed works, you probably would not mind at all.
3. If you have a lot of time, you can check product reviews on the Internet. Take note of the condition, that if you have a lot of extra time. This is because the Web is overflowing with these reviews and you may wind up overwhelmed with all the information. Alternatively, you can check the Internet only after you have gotten a list of recommendations from the beauty parlor, as this narrows down your research into a manageable burden.
4. Lastly, if you know yourself to have allergies to some chemicals, it might be best to consult a doctor before you invest in big pots of new beauty products. Of course, you can go the normal route of simply doing trial and error, as recommended by skin experts: you simply put a small dab of the product on a portion of your hand and leave it for a while to check for allergies, but you can also get a skin test done at the local clinic.
These tips should get you on your merry way to finding the best beauty products for your personal use.