Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Guest Post on Creams

The owner of JoJo's Beauty Shack on FB who stocks high end creams, cleansers, toners and other lovely bath and beauty items, shared her thoughts on the recent increase on the pressure for women to have to buy the most expensive cream to get the best results......

Tuesday 15th January 2013

So I was sitting thinking earlier about beauty in general. It is a huge industry! Fifty years ago, women had one cream, usually a multi-tasker .  Now, we are bombarded with so many different types of cleansers, toners and moisturisers. Then there are the serums and the oils and the eye creams, Mask, exfoliators, the list goes on and on. For a beauty junkie like me, I’m in my element. I get super excited when I’m trying out new things, but on the down side, it does cost me a small fortune, and I know i will never be able to try absolutely everything. I think I would have to give up my clothes, food, everything to do that, and well it’s just not worth it!
So how as women, do we know what to choose for our skintype.  It can be very, very hard. Even if you are buying products from your local supermarket, there are so many different brands. It can be very off putting and can lead to us panicking and lifting the wrong type of product for our skin. I know with QVC you get a thirty day money back guarantee, so you can try the products and you know that you won’t be losing out, if it turns out the product is not for you.  But unfortunately, you cannot take a half used pot of cream back to Tesco or boots and ask for a refund. Although it’s something I’ve always wanted to try, just to see what their reaction would be!!
In my opinion, I think we should keep it simple. Obviously we don’t know until we’ve tried something, whether it works for us or not. But I believe when buying skincare, you should do your research. There’s no point in buying blind, no matter what the cost is, as it could be money wasted!
Every skin, no matter what the type, should be cleansing, toning and moisturising. As well as the weekly or twice weekly exfoliator and mask. Don’t be pushed into buying something, because it’s expensive either! I have done an awful lot of research into ingredients and I was shocked to find, just what some of these “Luxury” creams actually contain! Some creams under £5 work just as well.
And one more thing, don’t overload your skin. Some people have been made to believe that the more products you put on your face, the better they will work – NOT TRUE! This will lead to breakouts, blocked pores and sensitivity! Keep it simple and stick to what works for you!

Anyways, that’s my ramble for today. Hope you’ve enjoyed reading........

Have to agree that names and prices keep popping up and women do feel a certain amount of pressure to buy these "up-to-date" and "new science" type cleansers, or they won't look younger, or have cleaner skin....
Jo is right, for many years women just used soap, and okay things have progressed since then, but have they progressed to such a degree that we're spending more than we should be on simple cleanse, tone and moisturise products?

1 comment:

  1. Lovely post. My favourite cleanser and moisturiser is Ponds! I'm the 4th generation of women in my family to use them x


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