Buying the right moisturizer for your skin type makes a world of a difference in combating breakouts or any skin condition you may have. It isn’t easy. Sometimes you have to try different types of moisturizers until you find the right match. That can be expensive and nerve wrecking at times. Believe me, I’ve been down this route long enough.
When unsure on which moisturizer to buy, consider buying the travel size first. It’s cheaper and you won’t end up throwing away too much of your money if the moisturizer was a bad one. If the brand you are interested in doesn’t come in travel sizes, it doesn’t hurt to ask for samples. The key here is to make sure the ingredients in the product are compatible to your skin condition. Often times, we buy based on the summary claim of the product, which is usually printed in the front of the bottle’s label. This is not to say the manufacturer’s claim is bogus but sometimes, the product doesn’t give you the result it claims.
If you are keen to certain ingredients that give you skin irritation or cause breakouts, then always read the products ingredients list. Familiarizing yourself with the skin care products ingredients is the best way to be a savvy shopper. For example, alcohol in any form is drying and if you have dry skin, it is best that you avoid skin products that contain alcohol. There are plenty of natural brands that do not use alcohols in their products. Never be shy or think it’s not worth the time to ask either the company’s customer service or store rep any questions or concerns you have. Every company has a contact information on its website or printed on the product’s packaging. It’s good to be curious and to learn. If you aren’t sure about the ingredients or if the product will meet your needs, inquire about it.
I bought an anti-aging moisturizer at my local health food store last year and just after the first use, I noticed my face was a bit dry but I continued to use it for a couple more times and within just a few days, certain parts of my face was getting flaky. I brought the moisturizer back to the store and spoke to the store manager about it. She pointed out that the main ingredient, Argireline, can cause skin irritation in some people. She refunded me for my purchase which was really cool. By the way, Argireline is sometimes listed as Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 as an ingredient so if you have sensitive skin, you definitely want to avoid this ingredient.
The above is a few of tips I have listed from my own experience of shopping for the right moisturizer. I hope you find them useful.