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How good is this product? Look at the ingredient list, not the price (or the promises)

The promises? Essential lipids, antioxidants, and vitamins.

The ingredients:

Water, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Glycerin, Cholesterol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ceramide 3, Sunflower Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Sodium Polyacrylate, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Propylene Carbonate, Disodium Edta, Acrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate/Vinylidene Chloride Copolymer, Adenosine, Dipropylene Glycol, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, T-Butyl Alcohol, Peppermint Oil, Sodium Citrate, Linalool, Isobutane, Ceramide Eop, Bht, Tocopherol, Limonene.

What it gives you:

There are several silicones and lots of formula improvers. Irritating essential oils.  Fragrances galore. Not much stuff that your skin can use to heal or prevent or erase wrinkles.  Or improve your skin barrier (although the silicones will help prevent water loss). A good chance of developing sensitive skin!

What this product negates you:

Useful antioxidants, essential lipids (those your skin can’t make), alpha-D-tocopherol, the natural vitamin E in its correct version,

Remember that “essential” means two different things: for fatty acids, essential are those you need to acquire from outside because your body can’t make them. For essential oils, the term means that these aromatic chemicals give the oil its fragrance. You don’t need these essential oils, especially if they are irritating or allergenic. For example, lavender is allergenic for many people (I love it but can’t use it).

Compare this ingredient list with the lipids that Skin Actives gives you in our products: the best antioxidants your skin will use, chemicals your skin needs to make its own skin barrier, actives (not fillers), no essential oils that smell nice but irritate your skin.




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