What Are The Signs Of A Winning Skincare Product?

What Are The Signs Of A Winning Skincare Product?

When it comes to skincare, it’s no surprise that there are a lot of great products available, but how do you choose the right one without spending a small fortune on duds? With so many options, it can become overwhelming to decide which one is the best choice for your skin. Luckily, there are a few key things you can keep in mind when selecting the perfect skincare product for you. Let’s take a look at what makes some products better than others and how you can tell the difference.

What Makes A Good Skincare Product?

The product incorporates high quality ingredients that aren’t “marketing ingredients.” Look out for active ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and peptides—these are all known to deliver great results, right? The key is to make sure there is enough of each of these ingredients in the product; some companies use only enough of these really nice ingredients (like botanical extracts) to say it's in their product, but there isn't enough of the ingredient to have a meaningful affect on your skin. These are called "marketing ingredients."

Pro Tip: When reading the ingredient label for a product, look for the terms “parfum”, “fragrance”, or “perfume” and look at the ingredients listed below that word. Why? Because that’s where you’ll find the marketing ingredients

Quality Ingredients

The quality of the ingredients is one of the most important things to consider when choosing skincare products. Many companies use basic inexpensive and common ingredients like soybean oil, mineral oil, and/or petrolatum (petroleum-derived) and these ingredients are NOT good for your skin.

It’s also common that some of the prized ingredients in a product that have the potential for outstanding results (like seaweed kelp) may become nullified and completely useless to your skin if the products have been sitting on a hot truck during shipment or on a shelf for too long until they’re sold.

Pro Tip: When considering skincare products, look for an expiration date that tells you how long the product will be good.

At Magnolia Skin Essentials, all our products are created on demand so you get the freshest product available with powerful active ingredients that will be good for your skin and live up to their promises. We also make a point of using high levels of important ingredients as opposed to "marketing ingredients", which is when companies use only enough of really nice ingredients (like botanical extracts) to say it's in their product but not enough of the ingredient to have a meaningful effect on your skin. We promise only high-quality, effective ingredients in every product we create!

In The End, It's All About You

Ultimately, everyone has different preferences when it comes to skincare products and let’s face it – there really are a lot of good ones out there. Clean skincare is rising to the forefront because clean products exempt ingredients that have the potential to cause health problems. But in the end, a lot of it is up to you and what you like. Are you a Retinol kind of girl or maybe a Matcha fanatic? Some women prefer lighter creams while others prefer heavier formulas; some may want an exfoliator while others might prefer an oil-based cleanser. It really is up to you and your preferences.


Choosing the right skincare product for you is about finding something you like and enjoy using, as well as what works well with your specific skin type. Rest assured that at Magnolia Skin Essentials, you will find genuinely clean skincare products, created on demand for maximum freshness, and infused with the finest ingredients.

One reason we believe you will love our products is because Magnolia Bark extract is our star ingredient! Magnolia Bark Extract contains all the best anti-aging ingredients – anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial ­­– in one botanical.

by Lisa Duffy – March 16, 2023

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