Ask This When Buying Skincare Products

Trying to decide on a new skincare product can be very overwhelming. There are hundreds of different skincare products available, all of which are designed to treat different skin issues. There are also many different brands, all selling different variations of the same skin treatments. Trying to figure out which one will work best for you can be a challenge. While you can buy several different products and try them all to find the most effective one, there is a better way. Take a few minutes to ask yourself a couple of basic questions about what you are looking for in a skincare product before you set out to purchase one.


  1. AskThisWhen on January 4, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    What do you want the skincare product to treat?

    When deciding on a new skincare product, the first thing you need to do is assess what you want the product to treat. Are you looking for a product that will help get rid of a skin condition such as acne, rosacea, blackheads, or scars? Are you looking to diminish the appearance of wrinkles? Or are you just looking for a good quality moisturizer for dry skin? You should also decide if you want the product to have fragrance, or if you would prefer a non-perfumed variety.

  2. AskThisWhen on January 4, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Does the product have multiple purposes?

    Many skincare products on the market today are designed to treat multiple skin conditions. For example, you can purchase products that both moisturize your skin and help to soften wrinkles. You can also get products that treat both acne and oily skin. If you have multiple different skin issues that you would like to treat, it is a good idea to see if you can find one product that will treat them all. This will save you money because you will not have to purchase multiple different products.

  3. AskThisWhen on January 4, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Does the product contain anything that will irritate your skin?

    Different skincare products use a wide variety of different ingredients, so it is important to check the list of ingredients for anything that might irritate your skin. This is especially important if you have any skin allergies or have sensitive skin. Common irritants to look for include fragrances, preservatives, and coloring. If you have sensitive skin, but are not sure what triggers the irritation, it is best to avoid skincare products that contain any of these three things.

  4. AskThisWhen on January 4, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    How long will the product last?

    When deciding how long a skincare product will last, there are a few different things to consider. Look at how many ounces are in the bottle and estimate how much of it you think you will need to use on a daily basis. If it is a product that needs to be applied multiple times a day, make sure that it comes in a large enough bottle to make it worth the purchase. It is also a good idea to check the expiration date of the product. If it is a product that only needs to be used infrequently, you want to make sure that it has a long expiration date.

  5. AskThisWhen on January 4, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Does the product have positive reviews from other users?

    Once you have decided on which product you would like to purchase, it is always a good idea to look online at reviews for the product. Knowing how well the product worked for other people will help you to decide if it really is the right product for you. Look for reviews that talk in detail about if the product worked as advertised. If the product does not do everything that it claims to, you should consider purchasing a different product.