Recently I’ve had people come to me saying another brand they are using doesn’t work (it could be a drug store brand, high end brand, another direct sales brand…I’ve heard it all).
You'd think I'd be happy that they are putting down another brand. But I'm honest and here’s the thing.
In defense of those other brands, it may just not be working for your skin. Maybe it’s your hormones, maybe it’s your environment. Maybe you need more time. Maybe you have an allergy. Maybe that particular product doesn’t work for you, but another one from the same brand will work wonders for you.
Being around the industry since my high school years working cosmetic & suncare & personal care events, I’ve seen it all. I’m here to tell you a SECRET.
Are you ready for it?
There are NO miracle products.
Think about it.
If there was only one miracle product out there that worked on every skin type to make us all look younger- no wrinkles, no squint lines, no dark spots, no sagging skin, we’d all be using it.
And then of course, we would all be perfect and wanting something to make us unique
…like a dark spot.
But that’s for another post 😉
So, in defense of most brands, if a product doesn't work for you, it probably has more to do with you than the brand.
Now, in judgement of most brands, they should be transparent about their ingredients so that you have a better chance of figuring out what doesn't work well for your skin. Most brands aren't transparent and that is a true crime if you ask me. And don't think for for a second that just because a brand uses harsh ingredients that it works better.
I think Tara Foley sums it up perfectly in her interview here with Fast Company:
If you are struggling with your skin and need advice for safer brands or products, feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org