The 6 Most Overly-Hyped Products
See which buzzed-about beauty products our readers say aren't worthy of the praise they garner
The Truth According to TotalBeauty.com Reviewers:The glowing assessments from TV stop short with our real women. "It cleared up some zits, but it dried out my face so badly that it looked like I had burns!" says one reader. A mom chimed in to say "I bought it for my daughters and we ended up going to the dermatologist to get help with the reaction they had to it!" And another review says "I used it as directed, and it just kept breaking me out more, turning my skin red, dry, itchy, and raw. I kept using it while trying to tell myself 'It's just bringing the toxins out of my skin, it will clear up.' But, no." Still, others say that it was effective in the beginning. "At first using this product made my skin slightly dry, but it really reduced my acne. However the more I used it, the less it worked and when I stopped using this cleanser, the acne immediately came back," says one reviewer.
The Bottom Line: Whether or not the product works seems to depend on skin type. Maybe you'll get red, itchy skin, maybe you won't. Either way, you'll still have to contend with another aspect that some reviewers found troubling: having to order it and wait for it to arrive.
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