Thursday, August 16, 2018

Facial Treatments: Compare


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Pros
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
Easy to use; minimal side effects when compared to other anti-aging treatment products (i.e.. retinoids); good for reducing redness and inflammation; some customers reported that the devices helped to relieve sinus congestion; small enough to travel with; 100% natural and FDA-accepted; made in USA
Cons
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
Very time-consuming; expensive (especially if you also want to buy the Baby Blue device for acne); using PureSilk Serum (est. $60) with the device is recommended
Skin Type
Normal, Dry, Oily and Combination
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination and Sensitive
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination and Sensitive
Skin Concern
Aging and Dry/Dehydrated Skin
Aging and Dry/Dehydrated Skin
Aging
Price (est.)
$54
$74
$399 - $795
Treatment Size
30ml
30ml
The devices are both 6.5" tall. The Baby Quasar Red's head is 1.25" in diameter, and it weighs less than 8 ounces. The Baby Quasar MD's head is 2.25" in diameter, and it weighs slightly more than 8 ounces.
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.
The Baby Quasar Red and Baby Quasar MD use a proprietary light therapy technology called SequePulse to help improve skin's tone and texture. The technology emits 4 wavelengths of red, amber and infrared light, which increase blood flow and circulation, as well as stimulate collagen production and healing. In 6 weeks, the device can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, pore size, rosacea and hyperpigmentation.
Fragrance
Fragrance-Free
Fragrance-Free
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Ingredients
(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.
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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.
The devices are both made out of a durable aluminum with high quality electrical components, and they emit a red light. If you don't like the silver color, the Baby Quasar Red also comes in a pink tinted aluminum.
 
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