Beauty products you might not need
You work hard for your money, and you deserve products that work hard to keep your skin and hair looking great. But, alas, that’s not always what you get. We discovered eight that don’t live up to their promises (and often have a high price tag), and got the scoop on what to use instead for beautiful results.
Cleansers are only on your skin for a short time, so they rarely have much “action” beyond removing makeup, oil, and dirt – something any cleanser should do, says dermatologist Christine Choi Kim, MD.
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Snake venom and stem cells sound sexy, and they may even have some skin benefits. But nothing has the proven scientific track record of retinoids and alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), says Dr Kim. Both can gradually build collagen, minimise the appearance of fine lines and unwanted pigmentation, and keep pores clear to help alleviate acne. “These, combined with sunscreen, are the simple foundation of most dermatologists’ personal skin-care regimens,” says Dr Kim.