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Stop buying into the idea of a skincare ‘holy grail’

No holy grail

 

The term “holy grail” has become standard in beauty reviews and in online communities dedicated to skincare. The phrase generally refers to a skincare product so effective that it can singlehandedly transform someone’s skin for the better. Sure, other products may lend an assist, but the holy grail — like its Biblical counterpart — is the one with the miraculous powers.

It’s true that some skincare products work for more people than others. It’s true that some skincare products contain fewer common irritants than others. But there is no single product able to transform every type of skin on Earth. There is no actual holy grail.

Dr. Tara Rao, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in NYC, said in an interview that she doesn’t often hear the term around her office. When she sees it online, however, she takes it with a grain of salt. Holy grails are “products that someone finds highly effective that are not going to be appropriate or effective for everyone,” she said.

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Source : Mashable – Stop buying into the idea of a skincare ‘holy grail’ By, Chloe Bryan

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