4 Cult Favourite Beauty Products That May Not Work For You

Whenever a beauty guru or your best friend introduces a much-loved beauty product, we tend to feel a little tingly and excited on the inside. We may end up buying the product without testing it only to find out that it doesn’t work for the likes of us. Or worse… it damages our skin or hair, and now we’ll have to fix it. Damn.

Some cult favourite beauty products that work for everyone else may not work for you, and no-one knows exactly why, but perhaps your body needs different things or you could be allergic to the ingredients.

Even so, it’s best to do a patch test with the following products before investing some precious, hard-earned $$ into them. You don’t want to end up spending more money just to undo the damage.

1. St. Ive’s Apricot Scrub

Gigi Hadid’s favourite face scrub has caused some controversy in the past few years. Although some people claim that it’s their favourite, dermatologists have come up with evidence that the rough texture of the scrub causes microtears in one’s skin. The effects of the microtears include ageing, but won’t be significant until years later, which is why people end up loving it at first.

2. Bioré Pore Strips

There’s something so deeply satisfying about pore strips. Bioré’s deeply cleansing pore strips are for those with constantly clogged pores. However, some users have reported that their efforts of wearing these pore strips bore no fruit as little to nothing came out of their pores. Meanwhile, peeling the strip off really can really hurt some people and in the world of skin care, if it hurts, you need to stop doing it.

3. OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo & Conditioner

You’ve probably heard rave reviews of OGX before. Even so, the brand’s products aren’t 100% natural, although they claim to be as such. If the shampoo works, renews and rejuvenates your hair, then good for you. Some reviewers have reported the not-so-good news though, the argan oil shampoo reportedly made their hair drier and cause scalp pimples. Yikes!

4. Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner

This witch hazel toner has the power to get skincare enthusiasts running across the globe trying to search for it, as it’s not widely available everywhere. However, while it cleanses your pores pretty thoroughly, people with dry skin have reviewed that it caused their already dry skin to become drier. If you have dry skin, it’s best to skip on this product and use a hydrating toner instead.

Are any of your favourite beauty products on the list? Let us know in the comments below.