Friday, March 31, 2023

Facial Treatments: Compare

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Hydrates skin; vitamin B5 helps soothe, heal and regenerate the skin; lightweight, non-greasy serum good for oily skin; doesn't contain artificial fragrances or dyes; can be used as a spot treatment for dry skin around eyes and lips; not tested on animals
Boosts skin's natural hydrating ability; super absorbent, fragrance-free, lightweight, non-greasy formula that is good for all skin including very sensitive, acne-prone and oily skin; addition of vitamin B5 helps soothe, heal and regenerate the skin
Expensive; contains some ingredients that may be irritating to sensitive skin
Expensive; best results when combined with CE Ferulic antioxidant (est. $144); isn't a replacement for a moisturizer; tested on animals
Skin Type
Normal, Dry, Oily and Combination
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination and Sensitive
Skin Concern
Aging and Dry/Dehydrated Skin
Aging and Dry/Dehydrated Skin
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Active Ingredients / Technology
The serum is a concentrated blend of sodium hyaluronate (salt form of hyaluronic acid), panthenol (Vitamin B5), glycolipids and algae extract. Sodium hyaluronate attracts and binds moisture to skin, panthenol aids in skin/tissue repair and hydration, glycolipids moisturize skin, and algae extract softens skin and restores its moisture balance.
The serum contains sodium hyaluronate (salt form of hyaluronic acid) and vitamin B5. Sodium hyaluronate attracts and binds moisture to the skin, while Vitamin B5 promotes cellular renewal and heals damaged skin.
(Dermalogica doesn't guarantee that list is accurate, so you should also double check the package): Water (Aqua), Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Glycerin, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Algin, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Sea Water, Glycolipids, Linalool, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben.
Water, Sodium Hyaluronate (salt form of Hyaluronic Acid), Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) and Phenoxyethanol.
Product Design
The serum comes in an opaque bottle with a small opening to limit its exposure to light and air.
It comes in a clear bottle with a dropper applicator.
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