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Guide to Choosing Beauty Products

Why do beauty and fragrance products make a good gift?

There are many selections to choose from to suit any budget, for males and females. If you know somebody’s favourite scent or range of products, your choice will be easier. There are many products that will make the recipient feel pampered, whether skin care, hair care, cosmetics, fragrances, nail care, shaving accessories, bath/shower products, or anything else of a similar type. Some products can be used everyday and others are for occasional use. In the interests of economy, many people settle for a less expensive brand in the products they use regularly, so you can treat them to some special products when giving a gift.

Beauty product choices

There are a few things you may want to keep in mind when buying beauty or fragrance products for yourself or someone else. You might prefer products that state they are made with natural ingredients. Some products have organic ingredients. Perhaps one of the most widely known and looked-for statements on beauty products and cosmetics is that they are not tested on animals.

Some people have allergies or sensitivities to products applied to the skin. If you suspect this is the case with the person who will be using it, look for an unscented product without added colours. Many will state that they are allergy-fee or hypoallergenic on the label. There are specific products to use on delicate baby’s skin. People with asthma or hay fever may not like using perfume or scented body lotions at all.

When it comes to price, more expensive is not necessarily superior. Read reviews or ask friends for recommendations. Celebrity endorsements are ok but try to read the results of independent studies or reviews. Larger sizes are often better value overall than smaller but a bulk pack is not always the best option. Some products don’t get used very frequently or quickly and may even lose their effectiveness over time or have a use-by date.

We hope you've found this guide useful.

Be sure to check out our other fragrance guide for more information.