Best Beauty Products: What Are The Key Deciding Factors?

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These days, it can be really difficult to choose the best beauty products to suit your needs. This is because there are so many different brands and types of products out there and they all claim to be the best.

However, there are a few factors that you can consider before buying cosmetic products that will make sure that you have get something that will suit your needs.

Are Chemical Ingredients Acceptable?

It is important to read the ingredients list carefully before buying a cosmetic product because it gives you a lot of information on what the product can really do for you and the side effects it could have.

This is where many people go wrong because they do not take the time to read what ingredients are in the cosmetic product they are going to buy.

For example, if you are buying lipstick, castor oil is one of the main ingredients used in low quality lipsticks that tend to be fairly cheap as well. As the result of this ingredient, the lipstick usually has a cheap feel on your lips. Now, if you go for a lipstick that contains moisturizing elements such as Shea butter or Cocoa butter, these will maintain the moisture of your lips better than other lipsticks.

The point is that it is not always the case that natural ingredients are better. However, they tend to cause less allergic reactions or irritations on the skin for people who use them. One key ingredient that is advisable to stay away from is Parabens.

Are More Expensive Products Better?

Most people tend to believe that a more expensive product is better than a cheaper one because they tend to associate quality with price. Higher price does not necessarily mean better quality.

In some cases, this will hold true where a cosmetic product will be more expensive because it does contain more expensive ingredients. But in most cases, it will be a case where the manufacturers have spent a large amount of money on advertising and they are trying to pass that cost on to customers.

Another trick used by marketers is to bump up the price of a product to make you think that it is a better product because most people associate quality with price as mentioned previously.

Again, if you read the ingredients carefully, this will give you an idea of how different the more expensive beauty products are to the more affordable ones.

Do You Agree With Animal Testing?

Many companies test their beauty products on animals before selling it to the public. This is a way to make sure that the product is safe. This is not a practice that is allowed anymore in the European Union.

However in China, all products sold to the public have to be tested on animals first. This drives some manufacturers to do animal testing on their cosmetic products first if they are trying to target Chinese customers.

If animal testing is an issue to you, you can look at list of companies provided by organizations such as PETA or Leaping Bunny. These are lists of companies who do not perform animal testing and you can then choose to buy your cosmetic product from these organizations or companies.

Read Customer Reviews

If you do not want to buy the product and try it for yourself, then reading customer reviews is a really good way to find out about the best beauty products available.

However, first you need to make sure that you are using the right websites to check out these reviews. For example, if a website is actually selling the product then they might actually remove negative feedback from their website.

The other websites to look out for are the ones where it seems like the website owner is getting some sort of commission when they sell the product. Again it is in their interests to make the product look as good as possible.

Customer reviews will give you a good overall idea of the quality of the product as well as how well it is price. Customer reviews will also tell you how the product results compare to what the manufacturers claim the product can do.

Does Brand Name Matter To You?

Some companies spend a lot of money to create an image for themselves. This image will be usually reflected in the packaging and also the advertising. People then tend to buy that product because the brand is so well known and because they can personally relate to the image of that brand.

There is no right or wrong here and you can stick to a brand you like whether it is because of the quality of the products or whether you just like the TV adverts for their products.

How Easy Is It To Return?

As a customer, you should be able to return beauty products if you are not fully satisfied with them. Most brands will have a policy in place for returns and as long as you stick to the policy details, you will get your money back.

However, it is worth checking the manufacturers’ websites before making a purchase if being able to return a beauty product is an important factor to you. Also bear in mind that most return policies will be a “no questions asked” return policy. This means that when you are returning the product in store, the store employee should not be asking you why you are returning the product.

If they do and this against the return policy, then you can make a complaint to the store manager. As an apology, they might even give you a gift voucher.

The above factors are important to consider before buying any cosmetic product to make sure that it suits your needs. You are also less likely to waste money and buy products that do not really work by following these guideline.

 

 

Best Beauty Products: What Are The Key Deciding Factors? was last modified: December 22nd, 2015 by Sally Wells