Buzzwords that don't mean much (sadly) when it comes to skincare...

Buzzwords that don't mean much (sadly) when it comes to skincare...

 

Terms like “dermatologist tested” lack standardized definitions and don’t guarantee that a product won’t cause allergic reactions or provide clarity on the testing conducted. “Non-comedogenic”and “clinically proven” are also often used without clear standards or peer-reviewed backing. Broad claims like “organic” can imply benefits that aren’t necessarily backed by regulation or evidence. Misleading terms like “chemical-free” play on fears without scientific basis, as everything, including water, is made of chemicals. Even fragrance-free products can contain masking fragrances, and terms like “botanical” and “medical-grade”often lack consistency and regulation. Finally, the term “clean”is a popular but undefined marketing buzzword used to suggest that a product is safer or healthier.

➡️Look at Ingredients: understand their benefits and potential side effects. Trusted sources like scientific journals or reputable dermatology websites can provide reliable
➡️Consult Professionals: look for board certified dermatologist recommendations that can provide personalized advice based on your skin type and concerns, helping you avoid products with potentially harmful ingredients.
➡️USE Test: before using a new product on your face or body, conduct a patch test on a small area of your skin to check for any adverse reactions.
➡️Be Skeptical of Buzzwords: terms like “natural,” “organic,” “chemical-free,” and “clean” are often used loosely. Focus on the ingredient list and the science behind the product rather than marketing jargon.
➡️Simplify Your Routine: sometimes less is more. Cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen, vitamin c and retinoid!