Global Beauty Care Review: Does Dollar Store Beauty Work?

Global Beauty Care Review: Does Dollar Store Beauty Work?


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Global Beauty Care is an affordable cosmetic brand found in stores like Dollar Tree. The brand describes itself as “affordable, high-quality skincare” and sells many products for under $10, which is a rarity in the cosmetics space.

But does Global Beauty Care use research-backed ingredients for improving skin quality? Does the brand use any questionable additive ingredients? What retailer sells Global Beauty Care for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Global Beauty Care?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in one of Global Beauty Care’s best sellers (Luxe Beauty Care Skin Cream) based on medical studies to give our take on whether it’s likely to have an anti-aging effect, or if it’s a waste of money.

We’ll provide a cost comparison to show which retailer sells Global Beauty Care for the best price, and feature unsponsored customer reviews of the brand.

Ingredient Analysis

Global Beauty Care Luxe Beauty Care Skin Cream ingredients

The ingredients in Luxe Beauty Care Skin Cream are shown above.

The brand claims this product will delay the signs of aging and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and it does have some research-backed ingredients.

Shea butter was shown to repair the skin barrier and have an anti-inflammatory effect in a medical review published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

Dimethicone is a non-toxic skin moisturizer, as we discussed in our CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Serum reviews article.

Collagen may be effective for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, but the vast majority of research studies we’ve seen on this ingredient use collagen peptides, which are absorbed more easily through the skin.

Mineral oil optimizes skin softness according to a medical review published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science.

It’s impressive in our opinion that there are at least four active ingredients with research backing, given that this product only costs $3.99, which is by far the cheapest anti-aging topical product we’ve reviewed to date on Illuminate Health.

However, this formulation also contains two ingredients that may be questionable from a health perspective.

Phenoxyethanol is clinically shown to be toxic to human cells in at least one trial. The linked trial was a test tube study which is a weaker standard of evidence than a trial with live human participants.

Parfum is another term for fragrance, and this ingredient was studied in a 2016 medical review. The study authors concluded the following:

“Results of this study provide compelling evidence that everyday fragranced products can impose serious risks to human health, environmental quality, businesses, and society.”

Overall, we consider Luxe Beauty Care Skin Cream potentially effective for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and improving skin quality. We don’t currently recommend this product due to the inclusion of phenoxyethanol and fragrance.

But how do real users rate Global Beauty Care products? We’ll share some unsponsored customer reviews in the next section.

Real Users Try Global Beauty Care

A YouTube creator named “BudgetGlam Babe” reviewed Global Beauty Care’s Vitamin C Serum:

A YouTube creator named “spanglish 24/7” reviewed Global Beauty Care’s rose gel face mask:

Where to Buy Global Beauty Care for the Best Price

Global Beauty Care is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown at the time of publishing this article:

Lift & Firm Eye Cream

Brand website: N/A

Walmart: $9.90 (link)

Amazon: $5.18 (link)

Multi-Vitamin Face Serum

Brand website: N/A

Walmart: $8.63 (link)

Amazon: $6.99 (link)

The Global Beauty Care website appears to be currently inactive. Every product is listed as out-of-stock and the copyright in the footer is from 2020.

Amazon or in-store at Dollar Tree are likely the best bets for pricing.

Dermatologist Reviews Dollar Store Skincare

A dermatologist and popular skincare influencer “Dr Dray” did a live walk-through review of various Dollar Store skincare brands that’s quite engaging and may be of interest to consumers considering Global Beauty Care:

Real Customers Review Global Beauty Care

Amazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.

The brand’s Lift & Firm Eye Cream is the most-reviewed product, with over 80 reviews and an average review rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Barbara Smith” who claims the product is highly effective and gives it a 5/5 star rating:

“I’ve been using it for 2 weeks and really notice a difference. Crows feet are completely gone. I’m 70 years old. Went back & purchased 10 tubes from Dollar Tree”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Karen Rowley” who gives the product a 1/5 star rating:

“Don't waste your money The tube seemed to only be 1/2 full after opening the package. I have used the entire tube and it did absolutely nothing. No ‘lifting or firming.’ Do not recommend”

Global Beauty Care has an average review rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars on Facebook.

Our Clean Skincare Picks

There are skincare products containing ingredients shown in clinical trials to be effective for reducing wrinkles and improving skin quality.

Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum is our top anti-aging serum.

It contains hyaluronic acid which was described as a "skin-rejuvenating biomedicine" in a medical review due to its ability to reduce wrinkles and signs of facial aging.

HYDRAGLOW by CLEARSTEM is our top moisturizer pick.

It features bakuchiol as an active ingredient which was described in a 2014 clinical trial as "clinically proven to have anti-aging effects." 

Bulletproof Collagen Powder is our top skin supplement.

Collagen supplementation was shown in a medical review published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology to reduce visible signs of skin aging as well as improve skin elasticity and skin hydration.

All of the products recommended in this section are entirely free of ingredients that we consider to be unhealthy or unsafe.

Pros and Cons of Global Beauty Care

Here are the pros and cons of Global Beauty Care in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Accessible
  • Highly affordable
  • Uses research-backed ingredients

Cons:

  • Uses fragrance
  • Uses phenoxyethanol
  • Brand website is outdated with all products out-of-stock
  • Unappealing branding
  • Doesn’t appear clinically tested
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Conclusion

Global Beauty Care is the cheapest cosmetics brand we’ve reviewed to date on Illuminate Health, and while the brand does use some effective ingredients, we don’t currently recommend the product we reviewed in this article.

Luxe Beauty Care Skin Cream contains fragrance and a synthetic preservative that may have questionable health effects.

The brand’s website is practically unusable, and all products are currently out-of-stock. Consumers interested in purchasing Global Beauty Care will have to do so in-store at Dollar Tree or on Amazon or other third-party online retailers.

Most online customer reviews we came across while researching this article were positive, and although the average review rating isn’t stellar, it’s relatively impressive considering the low price of the products.

We hope that in the future a low-cost cosmetics brand emerges that’s both effective and fragrance-free, because this would be a boon to low-income consumers.