The global cosmetics industry is growing every year and its revenue is already over $445 billion (Forbes). Like everyone else, you are contributing to this growth, but should you give this industry as much as you do? It turns out that not all ‘essential’ beauty products are as essential as they claim to be. Know which of them don’t offer any value for your money.
3 Most Useless beauty Products to Drop Right Now
There is a reason why the Wikipedia page for toner (skin care) is about a dozen sentences long. That reason is that toner is an absolutely useless product and there isn’t much to say about it.
According to its definition, it’s supposed to help ‘cleanse the skin and shrink pores’. This means that it’s a cross between a cleanser and a good moisturiser. And as you should know, 2-in-1 products never work well. There is even less point of using toner when you already use a good cleanser and moisturiser. In a healthy skincare routine, the ‘toning’ step is superfluous. Therefore, a toner, while not outright harmful, is a waste of your money.
- Specialised creams
One thing that definitely needs to be in your daily beauty routine is a face cream. There is no going without it as it’s the product that offers your skin tangible protection. There is a multitude of face creams you have to try. They are night and day creams, nourishing and anti-wrinkle creams, and many other types. All of these products work to help some kind of skin issue and to enhance the natural beauty of your face. And this includes your whole face.
There is no need to buy any specialised ‘eye’ or ‘T-zone’ or ‘chin-lifting’ creams. All of those titles are merely a trick to make the product more expensive. Your high-quality anti-aging cream will work just as well (if not better) for the area under your eyes as any special eye cream (Reader’s Digest). Do you want to know why that is so? It’s because your skin is the same under your eyes as it is two centimetres lower. It might be a bit thinner, but its chemical composition is exactly the same.
It’s true that in some cases, specialised creams might seem to produce good results. However, this usually means that your ‘main’ face cream isn’t up to par. Also, don’t forget that mixing many beauty products on your skin increases the risk of allergies. Therefore, you should stick to one type of face cream or at least use a day and night one as you need to moisturise twice daily.
- Cellulite creams
Contrary to popular belief, cellulite isn’t a sign that you are fat. Thin people can have that ‘orange peel’ on their thighs and butt. In fact, even professional athletes have cellulite.
This happens because cellulite occurs when your skin structure breaks down and some fat cells ‘leak through’ the connective tissue. Hence the tiny pockets of fat right under your dermis, which create the ‘orange peel’ effect.
And the biggest problem is that this is a defect of the tissue structure. It has already happened and you can’t reverse it and ‘put the fat back where it belongs’. It’s a biological impossibility. The same is dissolving all that fat to make your skin smooth again.
Therefore, any creams that claim they will help you get rid of cellulite lie. The best you can expect is to improve the overall condition of your skin. With better circulation, the tissues will tone up and the ‘orange peel’ effect will become less noticeable. However, it won’t disappear. You don’t need a special cream to achieve that. A good body moisturiser with a thorough daily massage to improve circulation is the formula for your success.