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10 Mistakes You Should Avoid When Buying Skincare Products

Don't buy into the hype!
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Here at, we believe in taking care of our skin first, but shopping for products to create a great skincare regimen isn't as easy as it looks. With all the options available in the market, it can get confusing and overwhelming. To help you out, we listed down the skincare shopping mistakes you need to avoid or stop doing!

  1. Buying into the hype

    We know it's tempting get that buzzy new skincare product. But if you already have a bomb skincare routine, it's risky to splurge thousands of pesos on something you aren't certain will be good for you. Why not save the money and spend it on something else, like a trip to Singapore? 

  2. Not researching before buying

    Reading up on other people's experiences on a certain product will allow you to gauge how your skin might react to it. Knowing every information available is important.

  3. Not reading the ingredients

    You only get one skin in your life, so you should know what you're putting on top of it, especially if you have any allergies. 

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  4. Getting sucked into sales

    It's easy to be lured by slashed price tags, but unless the product you want is already a staple in your skincare cabinet, we suggest that you hold onto your moolah. Research on the product and its ingredients first (See #2 and #3).

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  5. Not asking questions

    Sales associates are brand experts, too. If there's anything you want to know about the product, they will be able to answer it. There's no harm in asking!

  6. Not knowing your skin type

    People in beauty counters can help you determine your skin type, but having an idea beforehand is better to avoid being tricked into purchasing something that might not work for you. If you're not sure about your skin type, here's a trick you can try to find out once and for all!

  7. Buying something because it's expensive

    We know pricey products look so purrrty and feel like they're one of a kind. But before you check it out of your cart, try to find affordable alternatives first. If there aren't any, then that's the time to splurge!

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  8. Buying a product because it's cheap

    It's true there are a LOT of amazing yet affordable skincare products out there, but if they're really cheap, beware. Products with too-good-to-be-true prices usually contain dangerous ingredients that could do more harm than good for your complexion.

  9. Not testing it on your skin

    The easiest and quickest way to find out if you're allergic to something is by doing a patch test on your forearm since it's the skin that's most similar to your face! FYI, if the area turns red or feels like it's stinging your skin, don't buy it.

  10. Not asking for samples

    Many companies now offer samples of their products, so you can try before you buy! Don't be shy to ask if they have any available.

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