‘Instantly Bid goodbye to skin problems’, ‘Face serums can magically transform your skin’, ‘Miracles in Skin Care’, ‘Magic Creams’, etc.
Over the years, these and many similar catchy marketing driven headlines/phrases have successfully become a mainstay of promotional strategies when it comes to Skin Care. The question remains though “Are you actually seeing real, measurable results?”
Whether it’s a brand that uses ‘greenwashing’ marketing strategies or formulas that contain ‘buzzword ingredients’ or perhaps simple word of mouth by skin care “gurus” or influencers on Instagram – most beauty products claim to have the power to ‘magically’ transform your skin.. often times instantly!
We know you’ve heard this claim many times, but the fact is, the best skin care formulas do not rely on ‘Magic’.
And here is the reason.. Effective Skin Care “that actually work” are products with scientifically researched ingredients in a proven ratio that efficiently target the underlying causes behind various skin issues. These formulas are designed to help resolve or improve these problems with minimum or no side effects.
Maintaining Realistic Expectations
When using any skin care regimen (regardless of cost) you may become discouraged or dismayed when this popular/highly advertised treatment simply isn’t working for you.
Here’s the Truth: Ignore exaggerated product claims. Not all popular ingredients are suitable for every skin type and no single product can magically bring about overnight skin transformation. This random or impulse based choice of products not only affects your beauty budget, but can also upset your present skin condition and make things worse in the way of unwanted side-effects.
Maintaining a realistic, consistent and truly effective skin care routine is far and away the very best method of consistently obtaining the healthiest and most beautiful version of your skin while preventing/delaying dosha-specific skin issues. While there are a few products like our On the Spot Blemish Treatment that can dramatically reduce blemishes overnight, for the most part, most skin care treatments take time to really make a differene. (Think about a plant that hasn’t been watered or fed and is dying, which then received proper treatment.. It’s going to take a while for the plant to recover and flourish!) Consistent use over several weeks, is especially required for products related to Anti-aging, pH balancing of the skin, Blemish and Rosacea treatments.
Learning About Ingredients That Actually Work
For a skin care routine to work, it’s not only important to research the brand (read more), but it’s important (not to mention interesting) to learn about the various different ingredients proven by science to improve your skin condition.
For example, if you are targeting wrinkles and fine lines, the combination of ingredients like Argireline & Matrixyl (skin peptides), Hyaluronic Acid and CoQ10 boosts collagen and helps you achieve tighter, firmer looking skin. For blemishes, Kaolin Clay, Bentonite Clay, French Clay and Neem extract work best to reduce acne, redness and swelling.
These are just a few of the effective ingredients organically grown or wild-gathered sustainably from the nature, that do not ‘magically’ transform your skin, but instead contain clinically proven natural antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging bioactives that travel deep down into the dermal layers to help protect and renew skin cells.
Adherence to a Minimalist Skin Care routine with effective products that are organic, natural and made with clean, plant-based ingredients, in a scientifically proven ratio, will provide the best results without fear of skin damage. Don’t forget the critical use of fundamental products like mineral sunscreen every single day (We highly suggest our SunProtect SPF 30+) and regular exfoliation Papaya & Honey Exfoliation Mask & Scrub 2-3X times a week.
Lesson: The next time a splashy new ad campaign comes along touting the latest/greatest new skin care product or line, do your due diligence and give it a second thought! Research, read labels and be consistent in a carefully selected skin care regimen for the best skin of your life.