Reading Labels

I’m really big on products that claim to do certain things.  I am such a harsh critic because I’m skeptical of a lot.

Today I’l be showing you a quick and easy way for you as a consumer to read and compare labels.

There are so many products on the market and all of them claim to be the best and work the best.  Some times it’s hard to determine which product actually is the best.

biore vs garnier

Take these 2 products as an example, the Biore deep pore charcoal cleanser and the Garnier Shine Control Cleansing Gel.  Two totally different names but both use charcoal as the ingredient of focus.  The charcoal also explains why the cleansers are black, something most consumers would shy away from.  But charcoal has been reintroduced to the skin care market creating a buzz.  It’s good for cleaning pores and getting rid of impurities.

Since both products use charcoal as it’s selling point the best way to determine which is the better option is to look for that ingredient in the ingredient list and see where it falls.  The first 10 ingredients in any product are always the most active.  Usually anything after that are just fillers.

garnier label

Above is the Garnier ingredient list.  Charcoal powder is 6th on the list.  Not bad.

biore label

Here is the Biore ingredient list.  Charcoal is 17th!

So by this comparison, the Garnier cleanser is the better option because it has more charcoal in it and will be more beneficial for your skin.  The Biore one probably doesn’t have much at all.

You can also google ingredients but nobody has time for all that.  This is just a quick and simple way to make a decision if you’re try to decide between 2 products.

Hope this helps!

Let me know if you guys try this out, and what products you used!




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