You can not expect to bag the best skin care product if your hobby is to only skim the shelves and pick one that looks interesting and appeals to you the most. Let's face it, if you're going to take everything in face value, every brand out there will be the best. If you want to be the type of consumer who makes wise decisions, you have to learn to dig a little deeper. And by deeper this means reading reviews or actually learning things about the product you want to buy.

Take for example foot cream brands. They seem like simple skin care products so many think that foot creams are one-size-fits all type of thing. However, the truth is that they have specific uses which you can tell based on the ingredients they have in their arrangements. If you spot a foot cream with Super Steril liquid, for example, you can know that the product is a good one when it comes to damaging damaged and dry skin. The said ingredient has been widely acknowledged across the skin care industry as one of the best when it comes to healing damaged tissues and disturbed skin.

Foot cream brands with Neem oil, on the other hand, are the best for those with fungal problems because of its anti-inflammatory properties. The ingredient is also known to be very effective in healing and soothing cracked and dry skin. Karanja oil is closely similar to it except that it focuses in wound healing and treating dry and cracked heels. When this is combined with Neem oil, the result is a product that can soothe and heal dry skin at the same time.

If your cracked dry skin has already become irritated and itchy, then you should look for a foot cream that has Manuka oil in it. This ingredient is a popular antihistamine that can alleviate the discomfort and pain caused by cracked and dry skin. Then of course there is also the ever popular eucalyptus oil known for its unmatched revitalizing and cooling properties. Not only is it a powerful antiseptic, it can also be a very good stress reliever because of its ability to relieve exhaustion and mental sluggishness. If you can not find eucalyptus oil, products with peppermint oil can also be a good substitute because of the menthol in it.

Being familiar with these ingredients can make your shopping more foolproof than usual. Beside, you can not expect to make perfect choices if you only know things about brands that are only skin deep.