With so many beauty products on the market claiming to help with various beauty concerns, it’s easy to get confused about what you need and what you’d be better off skipping. In a lot of cases, you can make your own personal care products to save money. But if you need to buy some items at the store, be sure to skip these 7 unnecessary products.
1. Foot and Elbow Lotions
Any lotions (apart from maybe facial lotions) claiming to be specifically formulated for a specific part of the body are likely scamming you. Good quality body lotion can be used for all parts of the body, so don’t waste your money on different lotion for different parts of your body.
2. Anti-Aging Creams
Unfortunately, a face-lift in a bottle doesn’t exist. And the effectiveness of anti-wrinkle creams has to do with its active ingredients. Most creams claiming to be “anti-wrinkle” are just moisturizers in a fancy container.
3. Makeup Remover
You can easily remove the bulk of your makeup with a simple facial cleanser. And if you have heavy or waterproof makeup on that needs removing, just dab some of your normal moisturizer on a tissue and rub gently to remove. No need to buy a $10 bottle of makeup remover!
4. High SPF Sunscreen
There is actually on proven benefit to any SPF higher than 30, so no need to pay more for a higher SPF. Also, here’s a Tip Hero reader tip for getting sunscreen for less.
5. Shaving Cream
These creams are just an expensive way to help razors glide smoothly over your skin. But you can get the same results with your conditioner or regular body lotion.
6. Heat Defense Hair Serum
According to Wise Bread:
In a world where hair is brushed, dyed, ironed, and curled on a regular basis, it’s no surprise that it occasionally looks fried. Various serums and sprays claim to defend your hair against heat treatments, but most benefits are temporary at best. Some make your hair sticky and even more prone to breakage.
7. Color-Enhancing Hair Care
These special shampoos and conditioners mostly have more additives than other and contain a temporary color stain that can be more detrimental than helpful. So instead, to preserve your new hair color, just reduce your showering frequency. You’ll save money on products and water!
Read more over at Wise Bread’s 14 Beauty Products You’re Using That Actually Do Nothing.