The beauty aisle can be really difficult to navigate, with so many products making this or that claim it is hard to know what is worth buying and what is a waste of money. After many years of research and, trial and error I have come up with a list of 5 (so far) products that I think are better left on the shelf.
1. Eye Cream.
I remain unconvinced that eye cream is necessary, sure the eye area can get dry and flaky and in much need of some moisturiser, but eye cream (when you really consider the ingredients) is really just SUPER expensive moisturiser in a teeny tiny little pot. My suggestion would be to get a “clean” fragrance free moisturiser and use that straight up until the lash line, I like “Simple Kind To Skin” products for this, and save your moola for the fun stuff.
2. Body Scrubs.
The majority of body scrubs, even the expensive ones, are mostly just sugar and oil which is very easy to DIY and buying a fancy swanky one is pretty much a waste of money (in my opinion). Rather just mix a bit of sugar with some coconut or olive oil and go to town on those rough patches.
3. Cuticle Cream/Oil.
Cuticle cream and/or oil is pretty much in the same domain as the eye cream: a preposterous amount of money for a little bit of product, and honestly there is no one “miracle” ingredient. I think you (and me) are far better off layering a bit of coconut/olive oil over a basic hand cream, for the same results for a fraction of the cost.
4. Lip Scrubs.
The thought of sugar scrubs for the lips actually makes me cringe. The skin on the lips is very thin and delicate (which is why it gets chapped and dry easily) and sugar scrubs are just WAY too harsh. When you lips are dry and flakey they need lots of TLC in the form of fragrance free lip products (Lanolips being a personal favourite), rather than being assaulted with an abrasive substance. If you are a hard core believer in lip exfoliation, I would suggest using a wet washcloth to gently rub the lip area.
5. Ear Candle.
Okay this one might be a bit of a cheat, because its the only product on this list that I have not personally spent money on and used. The fact of the matter is that the claim that this product makes about “pulling out earwax” is a bit (*a lot) of a hoax and it is really not worth your time or money. If you have a problem with excess earwax, or you have anything out of the ordinary going on with your ears, you should go see a doctor, and honestly the thought of putting something in my ear and lighting it on FIRE freaks me the hell out!
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