The cosmetics industry has invested a lot of money into the research, development, and marketing of the latest skincare products. And because of their high profit margins, it is no wonder that cosmetics companies continue to spend millions each year to find the latest breakthrough anti-aging and skincare formulas.
Even though it’s pretty obvious that effective formulas for skincare are what the future of cosmetics manufacturers is focused on, what is less well known is the fact that the cosmetics industry has invested a lot of money in market research, and they have learned quite a bit about what customers really want and need. The cosmetics industry is now able to develop cosmetics that are higher in quality and offer a wide range of options for customers. Not only do these innovations help them sell more products, but they also provide them with a competitive advantage over the competition.
One of the most important ways to determine how to meet consumer skincare needs is through the analysis of skin type and sensitivity. This information can be obtained from your doctor or dermatologist.
Skin types are broken down into four categories: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily. Normal skin is neither dry nor oily, Combination skin is typically oily, and dry skin is dry. To determine your skin type, make a note of any discolorations, redness, itching, or skin irritation you may be experiencing.
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review indicates that in the past ten years, there has been a great deal of skincare research dedicated to understanding the impact of new ingredients on different skin types. These studies have improved the safety and effectiveness of many common skincare ingredients.
Some of the most common skincare ingredients, such as grape seed oil, are often found in an almost universal array of facial creams and lotions. The best way to spot a false marketing claim is to ask the manufacturer if the product contains any particular ingredient, which would be harmful to people with a particular skin type. Never rely on packaging alone to make your determination.
There are also common health benefits and anti-aging benefits to skincare formulas. When considering the use of many natural ingredients in your skincare routine, consider the following:
Some of the more popular ingredients in anti-aging and skincare formulas are aloe vera, olive oil, coconut oil, Shea butter, avocado oil, shea butter, and natural vitamin E. These are all well-known ingredients in skincare products that have shown great success in clinical studies. When choosing a skincare product, do your homework, research the label, and consider the following:
It is surprising to me how many cosmetics companies are using advanced technology in their creation of new skincare products. I was surprised to learn that one company developed a formula using the many cutting edge computer-controlled robotic tools and sophisticated software that allows cosmetic companies to create their own 3D models of human skin.
Just as many companies are utilizing advanced research in order to understand the effects of their products on consumers, so too should the manufacturers of these skincare formulas research how their products affect the skin. Not only does this enable the cosmetics companies to develop skincare formulas that offer long-lasting results but it helps them avoid creating ingredients that will cause adverse reactions.
From this research, we have learned a lot about skincare formulas, but what we need to know now is what is in our skincare products and how they affect us. Will chemicals in the formulas in our stores cause adverse reactions?