9 Smart Beauty Shopping Tips To Try In 2022

It’s always important to do your research before buying any beauty product. However, the most important tip is to look at the ingredient list and see how it can benefit your skin. 

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Here is a list of tips that we find very useful when shopping for beauty products.

  1. The order of ingredients is listed from highest quantity to lowest quantity. If a product sells itself as extra hydrating, but the ingredients that provide hydration is at the end of the list, it’s safe to say that you may never see hydrating results.

2. Never underestimate drug store brands. These brands often contain many of the same ingredients and can produce the same results as higher-end brands.

3. The first 5 to 7 ingredients are responsible for the primary functional properties of the products- they do ALL the work!

4. Learn sale cycles. There are certain times of the year when makeup goes on sale. If you’re out of your budget, try to purchase them during discount periods, e.g. Easter Holiday Sales, Black Fridays, Christmas Sales, etc.

5. Product labels such as ‘natural’, ‘organic’, ‘chemical-free’ are often confusing and misleading. Stick to the ingredients list to understand what the product offers and how it could benefit your skin.

6. Don’t base the product’s efficacy and results on looking at the packaging.

7. If there is no ingredient list available on the package, get suspicious about the product’s authenticity.

8. The 1% rule- Ingredients present in concentrations less than 1% can be listed in any order and don’t offer any real benefits- so you can ignore the last 2-3 ingredients.

9. Research and read product reviews before buying skincare, haircare, or makeup products.

“Hi. My name is Wambui.” I’m a Pro Makeup Artist and Beauty Content Creator. I love all things beauty, and I enjoy writing them down now.