Misleading Skincare Products: Don’t Believe the Hype

So you guys know I always say a lot is about sales and marketing.  That’s what I studied in college so I always pay extra attention to how things are worded and promoted.  Skin care companies have made a smart sales/marketing move but it’s not beneficial to the customer because they’re selling inaccurate information and expectations.  There are a lot of products that are marketed as “professional” or use terms that apply to professional products but they’re sold in department stores.  Let’s think about that…….if a product is truly for professionals it won’t be that easily accessible.  Here are a few products that do just that:

Rodan + Fields Enhancements Microdermabrasion Paste

According to www.rodanandfileds.com this paste “is a high-glide, oil-free formula designed to help promote maximum gentle exfoliation.”   By looking at the ingredients this seems to be an exfoliator but definitely not a microdermabrasion treatment.  A true microderm treatment uses a tool that has tiny crystals that remove the top layer of dead skin cells and should only be done by an esthetician or dermatologist.

PMD (Personal Microderm)

The PMD is at home kit that comes with a tool that customers insert a disk into.  When powered on the disk spins, is applied to skin and exfoliates.  Again, this tool will exfoliate your skin but it is not a microderm treatment.  It retails for about $160, which is a lot of money to pay for something that doesn’t do what it claims.  You can get the same results with one of my favorite exfoliators, the Murad Skin Smoothing Polish, which is $20.

And speaking of Murad…….I looooove their products but they’re guilty of doing the same thing.

Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel

Using the word “peel” makes people think they’re getting a chemical peel which is super misleading.  I’ve had clients who really believe what’s on the product label and think they’re getting a real professional treatment at home.

Chemical peels are a great option to detox the skin.  For more info see my last post,  It’s Time for a Seasonal Skin Detox.   This product is basically a mask, not a peel of any kind.murad resurfacing peel

And they have a new product called the Resurfacing Peel.  It’s a towelette that has 10% glycolic acid.  The glycolic acid is an ingredient that will help with acne, exfoliation and aging but this is a far cry from an actual peel.

I hope you guys enjoyed today’s post.  Let me know if you like these kinds of posts and I’ll do a part 2.  Don’t forget to comment, like and share on your social media.  Till next time!

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