Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Price we pay...

The beauty industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. We spend hundreds of dollars buying, trying, wasting, hoping & wishing for beauty products to work. But what are you REALLY paying for your products? Well guess what we found out, while doing some research we found out that the average cost of the cosmetic product is about 10% of what you pay. Where do you shop at- Bloomies or drugstores? Think of it this way, a bottle of moisturizer costs about $30 at a department store, $15 goes to the cosmetic company and $15 goes to the department store, and guess how much goes into making the product? $3...!!! The gross profit of the company is $12.. funny huh? We pay that $30 for something that took $3 to make. Keep that in mind the next time you go shopping! That's why it's important to know what is in your product.. even though some ingredients cost more to make, you'll never really know whats worth paying for, until you learn to read the labels.

The No-No's:
*The Irritator's- Citrus Oils and propylparaben.

*The Clogger's- Isopropyl Myristate, Coco Butter, Mineral Oil, and Lanolin.

NOTE: In one of our previous blogs we wrote that Mineral Oil is the safest of all oils; it is the preferred oil in cosmetics but it is best avoided by people with oily skin & has been known to clog pores.

These are only a FEW of

The Ya-Ya's:

Royal jelly, collagen and aloe vera.

Products made of these things need to be refrigerated in order for you to get any benefit.

**** Beware cosmetic companies can be as evil and low as cheating boyfriends! I say this because SOMETIMEZZZZZZ the FDA allows them to keep their secret ingredients to stay as "trade secret status" that pretty much means that they don't have to appear on the bottle label and gets listed under "other ingredients".....


Anonymous said...

Great advice!! we really need posts like these to help us during the recession so we know what is worth paying for!

Keep it up!! :)

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