You’ve probably seen a lot of commercials for beauty products with claims that they can make your skin “glow” or are anti-aging. However, they’re not always truthful when it comes to the skincare product descriptions since they can sometimes be misleading or outright lies!
Here are 6 skincare product claims that are actually false!
The top 6 skincare product claims
Til this day, scientists still haven’t found a way to reverse or prevent the effects of aging. And the only product that comes close is sunscreen, which has been known to prevent the signs of premature skin aging.
A lot of products claim to be anti-aging, but in reality, don’t provide any actual anti-aging properties. Be wary of these products.
2. Not tested on animals
These days, you’ll see a lot of products that have a “cruelty-free” or a “not tested on animals” label. However, these only apply to the manufacturer of the product.
What this means is that one of their suppliers might conduct animal testing, but the manufacturers can still place a “not tested on animals” label on their final product.
Vegan makeup brands are usually the closest to “cruelty free” beauty products.
Hypoallergenic products are known to cause little or no allergic reactions in people at all. But the reality is that people are allergic to many different things, and what can be hypoallergenic to one person might be an allergen to someone else with especially sensitive skin.
So if you have sensitive skin, be sure to check the label and consult your dermatologist before buying a new product.
“Non-comedogenic” means that the product is appropriate for people who have acne-prone skin.
However, there are no federal standards when it comes to the actual definition of “non-comedogenic”, so it’s difficult to know if the product is really safe for people with acne-prone skin.
5. Dermatologist tested
Dermatologist tested means just that, it was tested and used by at least one dermatologist. However, it doesn’t mean that there are any testing standards or guidelines for a product to be called dermatologist tested.
This means that it could have been tested once by a dermatologist and then it can be sold with the label “dermatologist tested.”
“Nourishing” products are known to provide substances which are necessary for the growth of the skin. But the fact of the matter is that there’s no way that a cream or a product you spread on your skin can help nourish it.
That’s because skin care products are only in contact with the outer layers of the skin, and not the inner layers. The only way to actually nourish skin is by doing it from the inside, through the blood vessels.
What this means is that in order to nourish your skin, you need to have a healthy diet and get enough sleep and exercise
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