Every woman has millions of jars, tubes, and sprays on her bathroom shelves. But most of these products are just marketing tricks that are, in fact, useless and can be easily replaced. Bright Side has created a list of beauty products that are not worth your money.
10. Lip scrub
These cute little jars of lip scrubs with honey and berry flavors cost $5-$15. Manufacturers claim that their scrubs remove dry skin from your lips, making them soft and elastic. But our lips are tender, and if you use such scrubs too often, your lips can be injured. So if your lips peel all the time, you need to visit a doctor. Don’t fight symptoms with the help of scrubs.
Replacement: Use a facial scrub once every 2 weeks. It deals well with lip peeling.
9. Anti-aging shampoo
Some beauty brands claim that our hair gets old and that we should use special anti-aging shampoos to keep it healthy. But if we consider gray hair as old hair, there’s nothing we can do because it’s a genetic feature. If you don’t want your hair to be dry and brittle, follow good eating patterns and take care of your hair more. And that doesn’t mean you should buy products that promise to bring back your hair’s youth.
Replacement: Use a good nutritional shampoo.
8. BB cream, CC cream, DD cream
First of all, a BB cream is a Japanese product that women use to balance face color, smooth and hide small scars, and prepare skin for foundation. These Blemish Balm (BB) creams became very popular among European women and marketing specialists have created 2 more creams: CC cream (Color Control) and DD cream (Daily Defense). But in fact, all 3 products are just a makeup base or a correcting cream.
Replacement: Choose and use one cream that suits your skin.
7. Creams and lotions for stretch marks
White scars on the body upset lots of women. That’s why products that promise to get rid of stretch marks are in high demand. Unfortunately, they don’t work. Only specialists can eliminate stretch marks with cosmetic treatments. But you can always prevent scars appearing by keeping your skin hydrated.
Replacement: Use a good nourishing body cream or cocoa butter.
6. Eye creams
Each marketing specialist knows the smaller the jar, the higher the price. Though most eye creams are identical to ordinary facial creams. They only moisturize your skin more and give you a pleasant feeling.
Replacement: Use a good nongreasy facial cream without a fragrance.
5. Anti-aging creams
Unfortunately, there is no cream that can help you get rid of wrinkles. That’s why the anti-aging cosmetics industry can offer only one thing: prevention and good moisturizing. And only surgery can help remove wrinkles.
Replacement: A good moisturizing cream.
4. 2-in-1 shampoos
Shampoo, which is aimed at hair and head washing, has a low alkaline concentration, while a balm nourishes our hair and makes it “greasy.” Hairdressers even recommend washing only your hair roots with shampoo and then applying a balm to the ends of dry hair. According to the laws of chemistry, a product containing these 2 features can’t even exist. That’s why a 2-in-1 shampoo is just an ordinary shampoo.
Replacement: Use a shampoo and a conditioner.
3. Hair mask
Almost every hair care set has these 3 products: shampoo, conditioner, mask. A mask has all the traits of a conditioner but with more active substances, which is why it’s recommended to use a mask only twice a week. In fact, if you use a conditioner regularly, you don’t need a mask.
Replacement: Choose a set with a shampoo and conditioner or a shampoo and mask.
2. Décolleté lotions and creams
Marketing specialists know that the more creams for different body parts there are, the more money women spend. A décolleté cream is a great example because its composition is the same as a body cream. Unfortunately, you can achieve a lifting effect only with the help of surgery, not with the help of a cream’s green coffee extract.
Replacement: Use a good moisturizing body cream.
1. Hair dye with conditioning effect
Hair dye contains aggressive substances affecting the hair’s structure. That’s why any conditioning substance is just a marketing trick because hair loses its “quality” anyway. And such elements can’t stop this destructive effect.
Replacement: Treat your hair right and take care of it after dyeing.