Let’s face it; you can walk into any store that sells health and beauty care products such as creams, lotions and moisturizers, and the sheer variety of products is mind boggling. There must literally be thousands of different creams and lotions on the market nowadays, which of course explains why the cosmetics industry is one of the most lucrative industries in the world today. While it certainly is nice to have so much choice, it also has certain drawbacks. After all, with so much to choose from, how do you go about finding the best body moisturizer?
This is a question many people ask, but because there are so many products available, many people simply decide to use whatever brand is popular at the time. The problem with this approach however is that in 99% of cases, a particular high street brand becomes popular through clever marketing, rather than because of it’s effectiveness.
For example, the vast majority of well known moisturizers, and also the most popular ones, will contain a range of ingredients which are actually known to be bad for your skin, and many of these ingredients have even been linked to an increased risk of certain cancers. Even so, consumers continue to buy them, not because they don’t care about their health, but because they see a certain brand being advertised everywhere they look.
When you’re looking for the best body moisturizer, you can immediately rule out any and all products that contain any type of petroleum based ingredients. This step alone will reduce the number of potential candidates by about 60%.
Now, we all know that there are certain ingredients found in some skincare products which are definitely known to be beneficial to skin. The fact is, manufacturers are also aware of this, and they also realize that the general public knows about some of these ingredients. Failing to include these ingredients in their products would of course be bad for business, so naturally they will make sure their products contain some of the ingredients the average consumer has come to expect.
The problem is however, most of these “real” ingredients are quite expensive, which in turn means the manufacturers either have to charge more for their products, or they have to absorb the extra costs. They basically get around this problem by simply including minimum amounts of the truly beneficial ingredients. As is to be expected, when this sort of practice takes place, it’s the consumer that loses, so next time you look at the label of a product you intend buying, don’t just look at the list of ingredients, but instead, also look at the quantities.
And, if you’re even more serious about only using the best body moisturizer, contact the company’s customer service department, and then ask them if it would be safe for you to eat the contents of the bottle. They’ll more than likely be quite shocked at receiving such a strange request, and they will in most cases advice you not to do so. In truth, if a moisturizer is dangerous enough to make you sick or perhaps even kill you if it’s ingested, how could it possibly be the best body moisturizer?