6 Reasons Why Same Brand Skincare Products Are More Beneficial To Your Skin
Same brand skincare products - are they really more beneficial than mixing and matching companies. Actually, yes, they are.
One of my observations in reading the skin care literature is that many users of skincare purchase products from multiple companies, then complain that the products are ineffective or have irritated their skin. This blog is crafted to point out the reasons for using the same brand in their skincare.
1. Formulated to Work Together: When I developed BARE SkinCare, I made sure that the products were formulated to work together, and that the products were designed as a cohesive system, where ingredients and formulations complemented each other for enhanced efficiency. Using products from the same line minimizes the risk of clashing ingredients or conflicting actives, which can lead to irritation or reduced effectiveness.
Evidence: A study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science found that using a complete skincare regimen from the same brand resulted in significantly better skin hydration and barrier function compared to using a mix of products from different brands.
2. Optimized pH Levels: Different skincare products have varying pH levels, and maintaining a balanced skin pH is crucial for optimal skin health. Brands often formulate their products within a similar pH range to ensure they work synergistically and don't disrupt the skin's natural balance.
Evidence: Research published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology suggests that maintaining a skin pH between 5.4 and 5.9 is ideal for healthy skin function. Using products from the same brand formulated within this range can help maintain this balance.
3. Reduced Risk of Irritation: Sensitive skin can be easily irritated by unfamiliar ingredients or conflicting actives. Sticking to one brand minimizes the introduction of new ingredients and reduces the risk of irritation, especially for those with sensitive skin.
Evidence: A study in the Australian Journal of Dermatology found that individuals with sensitive skin who switched to a complete skincare regimen from the same brand experienced a significant reduction in skin irritation compared to those using a mix of products.
4. Streamlined Routine: Using products from the same brand often simplifies your skincare routine. Brands often recommend specific product application orders for optimal results, and sticking to one line makes following these recommendations easier and more convenient.
Evidence: A survey by the American Academy of Dermatology found that individuals who used a streamlined skincare routine from the same brand reported higher levels of satisfaction and adherence to their routine compared to those using a mix of products.
5. Brand Expertise and Philosophy: Skincare brands often specialize in specific skin types or concerns and develop their products based on their unique expertise and philosophy. BARE SkinCare’s products are made to be effective and safe cosmeceuticals. Choosing products from a brand that aligns with your skin's needs and preferences can ensure you're using products formulated with your specific concerns in mind.
Evidence: A study in the Journal of Consumer Research found that consumers who identified with a brand's values and philosophy were more likely to be satisfied with the brand's products and be more loyal customers.
6. Convenience and Consistency: Sticking to one brand often makes shopping and repurchasing easier. You can easily find all your products in one place, and you'll be familiar with the ingredients and textures, ensuring consistency in your routine.
Evidence: A survey by Mintel found that convenience and familiarity were among the top factors influencing consumer purchasing decisions for skincare products.
Ultimately, the decision of whether to use products from the same brand or mix and match from different brands is a personal one. However, understanding the potential benefits of a cohesive skincare line can help you make an informed choice for your skin's health and well-being.