There are millions of cosmetic and personal care products to choose from, so making the right decision when it comes to purchasing such products isn’t always that easy. This multi-billion industry is growing as we speak, so it won’t be long before we see newer, better and more complicated products on the market. However, what should you do if you are a complete beginner in this market, and you don’t know which products are worth paying for and which not?
We’ve prepared a neat little list of 7 advices on how to choose best health care products. This list won’t just help you pick the right products – you’ll also learn how to understand if a product is safe for your health, or how to find out if it is dangerous. Let’s start!
1. Don’t Rush After Looking Ads in Magazines & Newspaper
These advertisements are a great place to check out the newest products on the market, but don’t forget that they have only one purpose – to make you want to purchase this product. This is the reason why you shouldn’t rush your decision – see if there are any products and carefully check their ingredients, effects and reviews.
2. Don’t Trust on Everything Displayed in TV/Radio Ads
These advertisements are more expensive, so naturally the products you’ll see there are better and more expensive as well. They promise you hundreds of positive effects, but they rarely tell you anything important about the effects of the product, as well as about its ingredients. Don’t trust everything you hear! Do some research and you’ll find out if the product is the thing you want. There are some great products that aren’t advertised that much – for example, bulk hollow plastic balls used for containing vapors and controlling pollution are a great product that doesn’t get the attention it deserves.
3. Always Check Labels on Free Samples before Use
This is undisputedly one of the best way to try out a product, but don’t forget that it still doesn’t give you enough information about its short-term and long-term effects, as well as the ingredients used. Pay close attention to the packing & ingredients list in order to find out if the health & care product is safe to use.
4. Hypoallergenic Products: Know the Real Meaning First
Hypoallergenic products aren’t what you think they are. Many people think that these products don’t cause allergic reactions, but this isn’t entire true. Hypoallergenic simply means that this product is less likely to cause allergic reactions.
5. See If a Natural Product is Really ‘Natural’
If you see a product with a huge label saying “Natural”, then you’ll probably think that this is a great product made of only natural ingredients. However, this label doesn’t mean anything – products that are advertised as “Natural” may contain just several natural ingredients combined with synthetic products. The only way to find out whether a product is natural is to read the ingredients list.
6. Don’t Forget to Check List behind Pretty Labels
You won’t believe how much money the companies in the health & care industry are ready to spend on the packing of their products. They pay designers thousands of dollars to come up with appealing ideas for labels that will tell you what you want to hear – positive effects, natural product, healthy product, no side effects, etc. Never forget that the front label doesn’t mean anything – the things you want to know are listed on the back (the ingredients list).
7. Must Read Ingredients List on Packaging
This is the most important part of any product’s package. It lists all the ingredients, so it is the only sure way to know if a specific product is made with natural/organic ingredients, and if it is safe for you. Beware of companies that hide a part of the ingredients list – many manufacturers will put false information in advertisements or on their website in order to delude the customer. However, they can’t lie on the package, so this is the only ingredients list that you should trust completely.