A Beautiful Guarantee

It’s a double insult.  I buy a  skin care product  and it doesn’t work.  My beauty problems are still there and I’m  out beween $20 and $100 for something I will never use again.  So, I was really psyched to find a growing number of products now come with a  money back guarantee. Pro-X  from Olay states on the package  and in ads that” satisfaction guarenteed or your money back” .   Bath and Body Works covers all their products with money back guarantee. Nice!  I’m making a list of products and/or brands that come with such a promise.  If you have come across any, let me know.

Close-Up: Niacinamide

A form of  vitamin B, niacinamide appears to  offer solid anti-aging benefits.  Studies have shown it can act as an exfoliator, to take off top dead cells and  encourage new skin growth– much  like fruit acids.  In a study of 50 women who used a 5% niacinamide cream for three months, analysis  of their skin showed  a reduction in fine lines and dark age spots.  Even better, women in the study reported  improved skin tone and color.   Niacinamide is often used in products designed to lighten dark spots and under eye shadows.  As is often the case with anti-aging ingredients,  it can be difficult  to know  how much   niacinamide is in the product.  One clue– the higher  it is listed on the label, the higher the  concentration  in the formulation.

4 thoughts on “A Beautiful Guarantee

  1. Pretty insightful post. Never thought that it was this simple after all. I had spent a good deal of my time looking for someone to explain this subject clearly and you’re the only one that ever did that. Kudos to you! Keep it up

  2. most luxury makeup and skin care lines will refund your money if you are unhappy with a product. I have had experience with Estee’ Lauder, Lancome and Chanel over the years. Save the packaging and receipt until you feel satisfied that the product performs to advertised expectations.
    This is an avenue that you would not want to abuse, or your cosmetic sales staff will dread your visits 🙂 Just keep your expectations realistic. On another note, most of these companies will give you samples of foundations etc to try without the commitment of a $75.00 purchase!

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