Switching to New Skin Care Products
We all get to wonder if the products that we are using in our skin are truly the best ones for us, and if there may be better ones that we just haven’t tried yet. And the thing about skin care products such as anti-aging creams is that they usually take some weeks before the visible effects to show up. Those are some of the most commonly heard complaints. So is it really worth trying out new products? Let’s talk about that.
How do you know it’s time to switch?
Well, for the most obvious reasons, when you feel that the products you’ve used are not really working, then it’s time to switch. The thing about skin care products is that we always look for visible results and those don’t usually take place after weeks of use. There are other ways to tell if the products don’t really work for you. For products such as lotions and serums that usually provide immediate moisturizing and hydrating results, then you’d easily notice if it’s not working for you.
For facial creams however, that’s a different – and longer – situation. For products such as these that take weeks to show noticeable results, one thing that can help you decide is the feeling that it provides when you apply it. For someone such as me who have tried quite a number of facial creams, you can really tell the quality of the creams as you use it, based on its texture, and the refreshing moisturizing properties that they provide. They also usually have active ingredients that stimulate the skin so you can still FEEL the products working.
Is it okay to try out product demos?
Let’s admit it, product demos are one of the best ways for cosmetics companies to sell their products, but if you want to try it, then by all means, go ahead! You might even find your new facial cream! Some luxury cosmetics shops such as L’Core Paris in Las Vegas are some of my favorite product demos. It’s actually one of the reasons why I switched to their products. You won’t hear any complaints for L’Core Paris products that they try on you – particularly the facial serums – since they provide instant hydration to the skin that immediately puffs out fine lines.
While it is true that the products that are used in demos may be temporary, using the products in your daily routine may bring out better results. But just as with many other skin care products, you’ll never know until you’ve tried. So it’s basically up to how satisfied you were for the products in the demo.
What is the best way of choosing new skin care products?
There are so many ways of getting to try skincare products; one of them is by trying out product demos. There are many ways to answer this question as well. If you want the most effective skincare products that will suit your skin type perfectly, then check it out with your dermatologist. Their prescription will definitely get your skin some of the best nourishment that it needs.
There’s also no shame in admitting that you want to try the products that everyone uses – you know, the big brands with the big advertisements whose products can be found in just about any stores that sells skincare products. These usually are effective in their own right, and are designed generally for all skin types, so you really won’t have to worry too much.
There’s one way however that can make you choose a product that you can switch to – and that is through recommendations. There’s really nothing more convincing than trying new products that you’ve seen work quite well for your friends. You can ask them what products they use, and give it a go. This is a really a great option especially if you have the same skin type with the one whose using the product, and even if you don’t, it’s still worth giving a shot!
How long should I use a skin care product before I know if it works or not?
This is one of the most common complaints in skin care – it’s that it takes too much time before results can show up. I remembered seeing some complaints for L’Core Paris and had to laugh: some claimed that the serums that they used in the product demos were effective, but the cream that they took home didn’t work – that is the common misconception. Creams usually take a while for their results to show up, unlike the serums that instantly provide nourishment and hydration to the skin to have instantly visible effects.
There is really no better way of finding out if a skin care product works or not than trying them out yourself, so it really depends on you if the product works or not. For many people, the usual duration of trying out a new skin care product is around a month. Many claim that it something to do with our skin cycles, where the newly generated cells from deep within the skin eventually become dead skin cells. This means that by one month, all the layers of your skin have experienced the daily nourishment of the skincare products that you are using.
I do this too, usually, but sometimes, I also base it on the bottle. If there are still some left after a month, I’ll continue to use them if I still see some potential. But if it really doesn’t show results, then I’d stick with the four week trial.
I found a good product, should I get the whole set?
This one is a good question – and this is actually what I always do. I am always under the impression that skin care products in a set work best together. So far, of all the products that I’ve tried, I’ve always used sets, and they usually work. Right now, I’ve really got no complaints on L’Core Paris Collagen set of serum, cream, and mask; and they really work great together.
In conclusion, well, it really depends on you. You will know when you need to replace a product if it really does not work for you. You can find new products via different means, and you decide how long you’re going to use them until you feel and see its visible effects – but you’ve got some tips back here if you ever get undecided. Good luck on finding your new skin care products!