The wellness industry is booming. Americans are now spending more on health and wellness than they do on food, which has led to an increased number of products being introduced to the market. These products come in many forms including oil for your skin that claims it will reduce wrinkles. The problem with these products is that there are so many out there, how can you know which ones really work? In this blog post, I’ll be providing tips on how to determine if a product is actually good before you invest your hard-earned money!
Check the ingredients list
If you can’t pronounce them, they’re probably not good for you.
Look for a list of ingredients on the product packaging and read them carefully. If you don’t recognize any of the words, that’s often your first clue that this may not be a very healthy choice. You want to look out especially for chemical names like propylene glycol, which is used in antifreeze but also pops up as an ingredient in many other beauty products! You can also get comparison reviews from FinvsFin.com so you can see exactly how the product stacks up to other options on the market. Be sure to check whether there are added sugars or sweeteners too because while these might make it taste better to you, they can mess with blood sugar levels and contribute unnecessary extra calories.
Look for quality certifications like USDA Organic or Non-GMO Project Verified
While there’s no way to know for sure if a product is healthful just by looking at the ingredients list, you can get an idea of whether it might be high-quality or not. It may seem like marketing hype when companies say things like ‘purity tested’ and ‘all-natural, but some certifications actually ensure that your products are what they claim to be.
The USDA Organic seal means that everything in the package has been grown without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, growth hormones (like rBGH), antibiotics, or irradiation.
The Non-GMO Project Verified seal tells you that all ingredients have been produced according to best practices for GMO avoidance (although this certification doesn’t guarantee non-contamination with GMO ingredients).
Avoid products that use artificial sweeteners like aspartame or sucralose
Many people choose to avoid sugar and use sweeteners instead. Unfortunately, the options on the market that are safe for diabetics (like stevia) still aren’t as good for you as natural sweetness like real maple syrup or honey. If your product does contain artificial sweeteners like sucralose (Splenda), saccharin (Sweet ‘N Low), acesulfame potassium (Sunett, Sweet One), or aspartame (Equal, Nutra-Sweet) be very careful because research has shown they can cause health problems over time even in small doses.
Spend more money on something with higher quality ingredients rather than cheaper brands with fillers and additives
The more you pay for a product, the better quality ingredients it’s likely to contain. It may seem like there isn’t much difference between buying ‘expensive’ (e.g., $20) and ‘cheap’ ($15) products when they’re both around the same size, but if one contains high-quality ingredients while another has cheaper filler oils that won’t be very good for your skin or hair then, in the long run, you’ll end up spending less money by going with a higher quality option from the start!
Consider whether you want a product that is vegan, gluten-free, etc., before purchasing one
There are tons of products on the market that cater to specific diets, like gluten-free or vegan. If you have dietary restrictions that require these kinds of labels then it makes sense for you to spend more time looking at those options first. However, if this isn’t a concern for you and your only priority is finding something high quality without lower grade ingredients then consider focusing your search on other product types instead since many ‘specialty’ items tend to be expensive no matter what!
Avoid products with fragrance
If you’re sensitive to beauty product fragrances then it’s important for your safety that these are completely free of any synthetic ingredients. Unfortunately, this can be difficult since many companies use ‘fragrance‘ on the label instead of listing out what might actually be in there. If you know or suspect you have a sensitivity to certain scents, stick with all-natural options like essential oils which will give off their own scent when mixed into high-quality butter and waxes!
There are many ways to determine whether a wellness product is actually good. In this article, we covered a few of the most important. Which one is most important to you?