A new study from the University of Queensland finds that the idea that the beauty you buy is your own is a myth.
Beauty box: ‘You’ll get what you pay for’ A survey of nearly 1,000 consumers in the US found that 84 per cent of respondents said they would not buy a product from a beauty product store unless it was made by a local company.
“This study shows that we really need to be paying more attention to what local businesses are doing and are making to create great beauty products,” Associate Professor Lisa Farr, from the university’s Department of Psychology, said.
The study also found that consumers believe beauty is about self-expression and not about being beautiful.
However, the study also highlighted that when buying a product, you are less likely to feel good when you pay a high price for it.
One of the study’s findings was that women were most likely to buy products made by local businesses, with the lowest levels of self-esteem.
Study finds that self-confidence increases when you feel confident in your own skinBeauty Box: ‘The best of the best’A beauty product company is a company that takes pride in making a product that makes your skin feel amazing.
So, the next time you buy a beauty box that you are confident in, do you feel good?
“I think the best of all worlds,” Professor Farr said.
“I don’t think we should be concerned about the amount of money we’re spending.
There’s nothing worse than being on a high-risk list and having to choose between having the products that will make you feel beautiful and having the things that will protect you from it.”
The University of Brisbane has also found beauty boxes have a positive impact on wellbeing.
They’re more than just beauty productsBut it’s not just beauty boxes that can make us feel better when buying beauty products.
Professor Farr says one of the main benefits of beauty boxes is that they can help people who are experiencing chronic conditions, including cancer.
She said people who were already experiencing cancer had high levels of cortisol, which was associated with pain and stress.
“We don’t want people with chronic pain and depression to have to go through that and have a negative outcome, so this study shows they might be at greater risk of developing cancer,” Professor Pernell said.
Professor Farrow said the research also highlighted how the beauty products had a positive effect on mental health.
For example, the studies findings showed that a person who was happy with their skin would feel better about themselves when buying products from beauty box companies.
“It’s not only about buying products that you’re happy with, but it’s also about how you feel when you’re buying products,” Professor Caulfield said.
She said there was a lot of work to be done to help people get better, but that she believed it was a step forward in terms of encouraging people to feel happy and empowered.
Find out more about beauty boxes on ABC Radio National.