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Ten cosmetic products that really work

Kisha’s quandary: It depresses me to see your site be so negative, it seems like no product works out there and that we are so dependent on chemicals drugs and studies, which a lot of times are purposely rigged to have the drug companies make the most money. How in the word have we survived for so long without those drugs before????

The Left Brain’s reply:

Kisha, as I’ve said before, our mission is to educate our community about the truth behind cosmetic products. And the sad truth is, there are many products out there that do NOT do what they promise.

Bogus beauty buys

Some examples include the Pink Patch, Collyre Bleu Eye Drops, Airborne, Kinoki Detox Foot Pads, the Brava Breast Enhancement system, Clarins 3P Screen Mist, and a host of high-priced, over-promised anti-aging products like Perricone.

Many of the products that we’re asked about, like the ones I just mentioned, are dubious at best. I rarely see questions that have a clear cut, positive answer like “does Suave shampoo really get your hair clean.” So, since our community asks us about questionable products, the answers that the Right Brain and I give are often negative because many of these products are more about BS than beauty science. It’s unfortunate that you think it’s depressing to learn the truth about products that are trying to trick you. I think it’s much more depressing to wake up one morning and realize you spent a lot of your hard earned money on products that don’t deliver they benefit they promise.

Cosmetics that really work

However, just because we blog about a lot of bogus products, that doesn’t mean that NOTHING works. In fact, the world of cosmetics offers MANY products that are highly effective. The Right Brain and I have blogged about these in the past, but in case you haven’t seen them, here are 10 quick examples of cosmetics that really work:

  1. Crest Teeth whitening strips
  2. Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant
  3. Avocado oil for soothing skin
  4. Coconut and Palm oil hair strengthening products like Ojon
  5. Hair dyes of all kinds
  6. Silicone scar removal sheets
  7. Skin lighteners like Meladerm
  8. Fluoride tooth paste
  9. Skin moisturizers
  10. Hair relaxers

The Beauty Brains bottom line

In conclusion, I’m sorry that you feel our site is negative and depressing. But I’d rather tell you the straight truth about cosmetics and have you leave the Beauty Brains community than let you go on thinking that all the advertising you read about cosmetics is true. Hopefully you’ll continue reading so we can help you be a smarter shopper. Thanks for your question.

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  • ramonia pettijohn January 15, 2014, 2:13 pm

    found your website. enjoy it very much. you mean to tell me, all of this stuff one hears about fluoride in toothpaste being bad, is not true. and all the people saying they don’t use it anymore, don’t know what they are talking about. one don’t know what to believe anymore. so many opinions. what is a person to do. thank you.

  • Hikari Moon October 6, 2017, 6:26 am

    It´s actually sad to the fact; (we waste our money in things THE MARKET makes us believe are going to do 80% of good changes to what we want) but it´s very informative and pleasant to read the truth of every single thing you guys study so we can go to other options. Im actually trying to stop using chemical products and start doing natural remedies that won´t be as fast as the chemical ones but will sorta be better in long terms.

    thanks for all the posts ! I´m a newbie in reading this site but ” i´m lovin´ it “

  • Kim February 28, 2020, 5:59 pm

    Right on! I rather know about the science, the best tool we currently have than go on fooling ourselves. I think because as consumers we are so desperate that we want to believe a product will work even when the efficacy or safety for that matter is in question. That is how these advertisers get us, they know…ahem its somewhat meta but Perricone advertises his products as science-based!!!! Decades of research, HE CLAIMS