Part 2. HOW TO KNOW WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR IN SKINCARE PRODUCTS

By thewe
March 21, 2019
1 min read

Knowing how to look out for claims and promises implied by skincare manufacturers will help set expectations for what these products can do, only then can you begin to understand what a product is actually telling you”

“I educate my patients to look at ingredient labels more so than the front of the package,” Ilyas said. “Look for products to contain certain ingredients that we know based on medical studies are effective. Look for percentages as well.”

There’s a big difference between a product that has salicylic acid versus one that says it has 2 percent salicylic acid. It could be just a splash or sprinkle of an ingredient you use but not enough to have a clinical effect.”

You  should look for results, too.

“The best thing that companies can do when marketing their consumer-targeted skincare products is to show visually accurate before-and-after photos of patients who’ve used the products consistently for more than six months, especially if claiming improvements in collagen content or complexion correction,” Shah said.

“A picture is worth a thousand words and consumers can feel comfortable knowing that a product actually works by seeing actual results.” Says shah.

 

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