It’s All About The Seal

My Saturday visits to my hair guru, Jimmy Moreau at Crown Hair Salon in Highland Park, are always enjoyable.  We cover the gamut on a variety of topics whether it’s TV episodes or new restaurants; but always, always we discuss skincare and makeup trends – those current and on the horizon.  Jimmy has been doing my hair for almost 20 years so we have seen many ideas come and go – including my many hair styles!

On my last visit Jimmy asked me if I knew what it took to get the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval since it’s on a variety of items including beauty products.  I actually did not, so I Googled it like we do everything these days.  Did you know that Good Housekeeping bestows its limited warranty seal on products that have only been evaluated by the Good Housekeeping Institute?  Each product has been assessed to perform as intended meaning if it says it removes dark spots, it does indeed do it.

So I searched beauty products at the Good Housekeeping site.  Wow!  There are so many, too many.  In fact, it would have taken me an entire day to go through the list since the products are broken down into what category interests you.  For instance, if you want to soften the lines around your mouth – one of the product recommended is Murad’s Invisiblur, which we discussed in an earlier post.  It’s got the seal!  Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara has been around for years.  Why?  It’s got a great price point and yes, the Good Housekeeping Seal!  Two of my favorite mascaras, YSL’s Everlong Mascara and Dior Show Blackout are on the list as well.  They give the Best Moisturizer award to Chanel’s Ultra Correct and another product with a great price point – Olay’s Definity Deep Penetrating Foaming UV Moisturizer Night Cream.  L’Oreal’s Advance Revitalift and Olay’s Professional ProX Eye Cream are also on the list and both have great price points, too.

As you can see from this very small sampling there are a wide range of products which carry the Good Housekeeping Seal, so you might want to check their site before you buy if this seal is important to you.  I will add that many of my favorite beauty items that I know work well for me are not on this list.  So, I also learned that not all products are submitted by the manufacturers to Good Housekeeping for review.

Remember you can visit your favorite department store and ask a Beauty Advisor for some recommendations for you, too.  And, there you have the added option of lunch with a friend along with some shopping time, too!

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. – Mother Teresa

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