Debunking Celebrity Skincare Trends

By Jill Seiler

Everywhere you turn nowadays, it seems like another celebrity is launching their own brand. From home decor to tequila and everything in between, A-listers and social media influencers are expanding their businesses and selling directly to consumers. The same trend can be seen in the beauty industry as new makeup and skincare lines launch every day from the most recognizable names in show business. It’s hard to scroll through Instagram or search YouTube without coming across at least one of these brands — and you may have even tried some for yourself.

Although we don’t recommend them, celebrity brands may be okay for basic products, such as cleansers or moisturizers. However, it’s important to remember that the glowy, flawless skin these influencers are marketing oftentimes can’t be achieved through these products alone. In fact, it’s important to incorporate both medical-grade skincare and treatments into your routine to see the best results possible. Today, I thought to debunk some of the false promises made by these celebrity brands and share how you can achieve beautiful, healthy skin with the right approach to skincare.

Let’s get one thing straight right out the gate — these brands alone are not the reason why the celebrities selling them look the way they do. It may be nice to dream that a handful of products could help you achieve a flawless, finished look, but that simply isn’t reality. Plenty of these influencers undergo regular treatments from aesthetic providers, whether it’s routine chemical peels, laser treatments or series of injectables every now and then. We always recommend that patients look at the products and treatments that will help them achieve their skin health goals, and work with an aesthetic provider to develop a skincare plan tailored to them.

We also need to discuss the difference between celebrity skincare brands and medical-grade products. These brands simply cannot do the heavy lifting that medical-grade products can. It’s all about finding the right balance of products that will deliver the results you’re seeking. Medical-grade products are especially ideal for the essential products that can transform your regimen entirely, including your daily SPF, peptide serums, retinol and eye creams. These sorts of products contain higher quality ingredients, have higher quantities of those ingredients and are also recommended by thousands of dermatologists and physicians. What stands out the most is how each product we recommend is researched and backed by physician-driven studies in published medical journals.

Another element that you don’t get from relying on celebrity brands? The knowledge and information that an aesthetic provider can give you. At Seiler Skin, we’re constantly talking with our patients about the medical-grade products we offer and how they can benefit existing regimens. Our team understands the science behind everything we offer and how these products interact with others as well as enhance the results of treatments. Consulting with us on products is free of charge every time you visit our office and we’re always here to answer your questions.

Celebrity brands aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. You may be able to get away with incorporating these products here and there for more basic needs, but at the end of the day they aren’t a replacement for medical-grade products and proven treatments. You need to find an aesthetic provider who can talk with you about the right treatment plan to achieve your goals, and that’s the team here at Seiler Skin. If you want to revamp your regimen or are looking to finally make skin health a top priority, schedule your own personal consultation or call us at 205-870-0204.

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