We know how convenient it can be to pick up skincare while you’re at the drugstore running errands, but it can be harming your skin in the long run and costing you more money than just buying quality products.
Quality skincare isn’t an expense, it’s an investment! Here are the top reasons you should quit your drugstore skincare and start investing in your skin!
When searching for your “perfect” skincare, one of the most important things to watch for is ingredients. Skincare products sold in drugstores often have synthetic or cheap ingredients in their formulations. That is because, in order to sell their cream for less money, they need to cut corners. Not only is this unhealthy for your skin, but you can be absorbing dangerous chemicals into your blood through your skin.
As your largest organ, you need to treat your skin with high-quality and safe ingredients. Opting for natural ingredients in your skincare routine is an easy way to improve the look and feel of your skin. If you spend a little more on products, you’ll be able to rest assured knowing that you’re only using products that have proven results, and have passed safety standards.
Too Long A Shelf Life
When was the last time you turned around the label of skincare in the drugstore? If you have, you’ll notice that many of the products stay good for over 24 months, some of them way longer. This may seem like a good thing but extending product shelf life means dangerous preservatives in your skincare. Ingredients like parabens are the most common preservatives – and one of the most harmful ingredients that extend skincare shelf life.
A good rule should be never to purchase skincare that lasts for longer than 12 months. That will mean it’s packed with preservatives that hurt results and are bad for your body. Instead, opt for products that contain safer preservatives and ingredients sourced from nature. This will mean your products will stay good and effective without having to add icky fillers.
If you’ve been using drugstore skincare for years and feel like your skin is only getting worse, you may be right. Many of these cheap products keep prices down by lying about results and hoping you don’t notice. You see it in commercials, packaging, and even in magazines. Drugstore products claim ingredients and results that really don’t work and hope that the cheap price is enough that you keep coming back for more.
If you spend a little more on your routine and invest in high-quality products, you’ll be able to see real results when you look in the mirror. The higher price tag on quality and effective skincare is because they spend more on better ingredients. Many brands, like us at South Beach Skin Lab, would rather you buy fewer products but see better results. That’s because we have access to labs, doctors, and skin experts to make sure we can deliver on our promise for better, younger, and healthier skin!