8 Secrets Cosmetic Companies Don't Want You to Know
You won't believe what these cosmetic chemists had to say about your beloved beauty products
The skin care product in question does list its marketable ingredient, Seaweed Algae, as its first ingredient, but follows it with a slew of inexpensive ingredients comparable to Vaseline. Regardless of whether harvesting that seaweed is as expensive as the company may have you believe, Alcide says it's important for consumers to use common sense when considering paying upwards of $100 for a one-ounce product based on an intriguing story surrounding its creation. "A savvy consumer can sense if a story is bogus or not," she says. When considering splurging on expensive products, she recommends researching similar options to find less expensive alternatives, sans the bells and whistles (or in this case, the seaweed and rocket scientists).
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