“I have to emphasize that products geared towards these Asian countries don’t have some type of “monopoly” or exclusive rights to any skin care ingredient. Most of the companies that come out with these products operate worldwide, so if a product or ingredient were truly beneficial or magical, these companies wouldn’t want to limit their potential net income by restricting said product’s availability to a single market.”
This also extends to BB creams, something I will get into detail in its own dedicated post. But I see so many people on Youtube and beauty blogs claim that Asian BB creams are infinitely better than Western ones… That is completely untrue. They are all glorified tinted moisturizers. The textures, ingredients, etc. can all be the same, with of course the exception of ingredients limited by law, such as the Tinsorb class of chemical sunscreens, which have yet to be approved by the FDA. Those who claim that they are vastly different are simply seeing what they want to see: personal bias or perspective is coloring their judgment. This is why in well-designed medical studies, both parties have to be blinded so the placebo effect does not manifest!
What do you guys think about this idea or concept?