Dr. Oz: Cosmetics Choices Must Include Smart Choices
The multi-billion dollar cosmetic business is not delivering on their promises. Two beauty insiders reveal shocking inside information about leading beauty products that we trust. Maybe we should listen to their revelation and take a step back before we shell out another dollar on cosmetic products. The cosmetics industry is making big money by making big promises on what their products can do, but they are selling us short when it comes to delivering their big claims.
Perry Romanowski sheds light on some shady areas that beauty companies have kept in the shadow. Romanowski is introduced by Dr. Oz as a world-renowned independent cosmetic chemist “with a no-holds barred reputation for breaking down ingredients and advertising them.” He blows the whistle on the following beauty products, but he also shares his own advice for looking your best.
Perry Romanowski’s Blacklist:
1) SPF Makeup may offer less protection from the sun than you think. The real issue is that, when you’re using this, you really aren’t getting the protection you need for your face that you would normally get from a regular sunscreen. SPF makeups are applied only on certain spots and it’s a leaky protection like a chain-link fence. The sun comes through and still causes aging and other skin problems. In other words, it’s a false sense of security when what you really need is that regular sunscreen because it essentially creates a brick-wall barrier from the UV rays that can damage your skin. When you put on these makeups, you’re not really getting the coverage that they are promising you’d get.
Best Advice: Use a sunscreen first, at least SPF30, then layer it with your makeup. This will give you enough coverage from UV rays damaging effects.
2) Argan in shampoo is a diluted version. Romanowski is telling us that when the company wants to put Argan Oil stickers on their bottles, “what they do is just take a little drop of that oil and put it in a big vat of the product they are making and still claim there is Argan Oil in there when actually there isn’t enough of it in the bottle to have any effect”. Argan in shampoo is a wasteful use because for argan to have an effect on the hair, it has to stay there. But in shampoos, it just gets washed away when you rinse. So, it’s not really left in the hair to have any benefit for you.
Best Advice: To get maximum effect, use 100% pure Argan Oil with your normal beauty products. You can put that directly onto your hair and let it stay, then you can get some real benefit from that.
3) Micro beads in facial scrubs are put there mostly for show, for instance the way they feel when the beads are on your faces. However, it doesn’t really have a scrubbing effect. The product doesn’t really need those beads in there. The real problem is that these beads build up in the environment. They get in the water ways and build up in marine life, in muzzles & clams, and can be a real problem to sea life.
Andrea Robinson: How To Outsmart Beauty Industry Secrets
Another guest in the show who teaches us how to outsmart beauty industry secrets is Andrea Robinson. She is an internationally acclaimed glamour guru who shares her useful tips in choosing beauty products carefully. The truths she unfolds may really be a shocker to you.
1) Red-colored cosmetics may contain crushed insect carcasses. The beauty industry uses an ingredient called carmine, found in dead insects, to help retain long-lasting color. According to her, these insects are harvested and processed for their carmine content that gives that deep red dye pigment to red lipsticks, blushes, and eye shadows. These are used broadly in the industry. So when you buy a product, check the ingredients listed and look out for “carmine”. When you find that there, common sense will tell you what to do.
2) “Cosmetic clones” in drugstores are department store copies. So, this should really be good news to customers because they can get the same product for less money. Andrea Robinson explains that “major corporations have many brands from the high-end of the spectrum to the low-end of the spectrum as far as price points go. Cosmetic corporations have a cosmetic lab that develops the key or star ingredient, and then they take that ingredient and make similar products, and sell it to department stores at both ends of the price spectrum. So basically, department stores and drugstores have similar products.”
Department stores beauty products are more expensive only because they have one thing in common: high-end brands. Andrea further says that “packaging is the big part of the element. Their mission is to deliver to the customer their ‘aspirational thoughts’ which are often: I want a beautiful compact, I want a great mirror, I want an applicator that’s fabulous. All these add to the cost, as well as promotion and counter environment which helps sell the product.”
So her advice is Google your favorite and trusted cosmetic brand, and check out its drugstore counterpart or clone. This way you are getting the same high-end quality, but you get it for less money.
With these helpful revelations, you need to be smart so that you can outsmart cosmetics industry secrets.