Megan here. If you’ve found your way to my site, I’m guessing that you are trying to find your way to the best beauty products!
I’ve been testing beauty products for years now and I have a lot of great suggestions for you, but first, a quick word about shopping for beauty products in 2017!
In 2017, we have a lot of beauty products floating around. With a booming global market in organic skin and hair care and weight loss, we have more choices than ever.
That’s a good thing, but that also means it is harder to choose which products to buy than ever before! It’s easy to feel lost when you are searching for the best moisturizer … when you are trying to figure out what a retinoid is … and when you can’t figure out if you really should buy a neck cream.
The reality is, while there are some truly stellar beauty products out there, you have to wade through a lot of over-hyped fads to find what really works.
I know this because I wasted a lot of money on products that didn’t work before I figured out what really does.
I don’t want you to go through the same thing I did. Staying youthful and beautiful is already expensive enough!
So on this site I’ll be sharing my personal experiences with you. I’ll let you know what types of beauty products you need, which products are optional but still useful, and which are a total waste of your money. I’ll be sharing my favorite brands with you and tips and tricks for getting the most out of all of these products.
Basically, by the time you’ve read through the articles on my site, you’re going to be a total beauty expert 🙂
Below are the types of products you need for your skin, hair, weight loss, and more. Click the links for full guides on each!
- Best Anti-Aging Cream 2017
Anti-aging creams promise eternal youth in a jar. Obviously nothing can keep you looking like you’re 20 years old forever, but a high-quality cream can definitely help to keep the effects of time at bay.
The ingredients in anti-aging creams vary quite a bit from one brand to the next. While you are shopping, you should look for healthy, proven ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, peptides, coenzyme Q10, hydroxy acids, grape seed extract, tea extracts, and antioxidants like Niacinamide.
You have to be extra careful when shopping for anti-aging creams because so many products out there right now are total gimmicks. This is because the FDA classifies anti-aging creams as cosmetic products, which means that they do not have to be tested or guaranteed to be effective to be sold.
I’ll help you to understand anti-aging creams in-depth and pick out the ones that actually work so you don’t waste your money. Click here for my full anti-aging cream guide for 2017!
- Best Eye Cream 2017
One of the first areas of your face where age becomes obvious is in the delicate skin around your eyes. This sensitive skin sags and forms bags as you get older, leading to a tired look. Applying an eye cream regularly hydrates this skin, which has a plumping effect. As a result, wrinkles are less obvious.
Click here to find the best eye creams for 2017.
- Best Retinoid 2017
Okay, this is one product that you have to have if you want to keep your skin looking fresh and youthful throughout your life!
What is a retinoid anyway? It is a special derivative of vitamin A which can boost the production of collagen, the connecting tissue that keeps your skin firm. That means a reduction in your wrinkles and fine lines. A high-quality retinoid can help you to look younger in just four weeks.
Milder retinoids tend to have the best results. Add a little moisturizer to your retinoid and it will be gentler on your skin.
Click here to find the best retinoid of 2017, and to learn everything you need to know to use retinoids effectively.
- Best Sunscreen 2017
Sunscreen is a product that a lot of people only use when they head out to the beach for a day, but it is actually something you should be wearing on a daily basis if you are going to spend a lot of time outside in the sun.
Skip the spray-on sunscreens and those with ridiculously high SPFs. Check the ingredients list for any sunscreen you’re thinking of buying to make sure it doesn’t include oxybenzone, which can disrupt your endocrine system. Also watch out for an ingredient called “retinyl palmitate,” which may actually stimulate the growth of lesions and tumors. Also steer clear of tanning oils. They are really bad for your skin!
You want to choose a sunscreen which includes only the ingredients you need to provide your skin with protection against sun damage (zinc oxide or avobenzone). Go with a lower SPF (but make sure it is no lower than 15) and reapply it as often as you need to while you are spending time outdoors.
Click here for my full guide to the best sunscreens of 2017, complete with product recommendations!
- Best Moisturizer 2017
When it comes to softening, smoothing and plumping dry skin, a moisturizer is an absolute necessity. Moisturizers draw moisture from the inner layers of skin up to the outer layers. They also seal in moisture from above (which is why you always must apply a moisturizer to damp skin).
Most of the best moisturizers use common active ingredients like petrolatum, lanolin, or glycerin. Many also include sunscreen. Watch out for moisturizers which have ridiculously long ingredients list which are mostly just fillers.
If you are going to buy just one skincare product to start with, a moisturizer should probably be it. This is a simple, easy-to-apply product which can make a huge difference over time!
Click here for the best moisturizers of 2017.