The term ‘holy grail’ has been used often within beauty reviews and in online communities, steering as a standard to skincare products. The phrase describes of a skincare product that is so miraculous and effective enough to transform someone’s skin for the better. If one product is labeled as ‘holy grail’, multiple beauty articles will have written reviews quoting ‘top-shelf’ profiles gathered from dedicated sources of Reddit, etc. Particular brands and products that are frequently praised are Drunk Elephant’s Vitamin C serum, Sunday Riley’s Good Genes, Glossier’s Solution, and CeraVe’s Hydrating Face Wash.
There Is No Actual ‘Holy Grail’
‘Okay so I know this is an investment but TRUST ME it’s the best investment you can make in your face. I would die for this,’ reads one review of Good Genes. Certain product reviews that are continuously raved does not always explicitly declare whether the product is universally good. It can be implied that they are reliable investments or has helped improve their skin. But it does not mean that these products are for everyone for the same particular reasons. There is no single product able to transform every type of skin in the world. There is no actual holy grail. These days, because society is consumed and affected by digital media, in this case, social networking, people tend to be easily persuaded or believe any factor online.
Dr. Tara Rao, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in NYC, said in an interview, ‘Holy grails are products that someone finds highly effective that are not going to be appropriate or effective for everyone.’ For people delving into skincare for the first time, ‘the constant framing of certain products as magical cure-alls can lead to some seriously fruitless investments.’
Sometimes, even if a holy grail product does not entirely do damage to the skin, it can make the consumer feel like they’ve made a useless purchase or investment. If there were never any noticeable changes that improved one’s skin for the better, it should not be worth to keep purchasing in regards to its label of ‘holy grail’.
Skincare For Society
What society wants in ‘holy grail’ products consists of quick, straightforward gratification. People desire fast and positive improvements much like the reviews that were raved on blogs and sites. According to Dr. Rao, you should give a new product around four to six weeks before you know if it’s actually working, unless you have a reaction. It is also recommended to introduce only one new product at a time, that way you’ll be able to trail and error test each product meticulously.
Skincare is very important among people, which is why people should not feel like they have to try a skincare product because a lot of people endorse it. Any skincare product can work for anyone for numerous reasons. And the best way to find your own is to try it on yourself not from basing it through someone’s reviews.