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
Effective at smoothing and hydrating skin; serum is non-greasy, lightweight and super absorbent; fragrance-free; not tested on animals
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; cannot be used as a replacement for moisturizer
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
$65
$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 helps keep skin hydrated with a concentrated formula containing sodium hyaluronate (salt form of hyaluronic acid), sodium PCA, honey, Yerba Santa and a mineral complex. It also features Silk Proteins to soften skin and sea algae to soothe skin and promote moisture.
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, Saccharide Isomerate, Lactobacillus/Eriodictyon Californicum Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Saccharomyces Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces, Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces Manganese Ferment, Saccharomyces Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces Potassium Ferment, Lactobacillus/Olea Europea (Olive) Leaf Ferment Extract, Honey Extract, Algae Extract, Opuntia Tuna Flower/Stem Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Pca, Urea, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea.
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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.
The serum comes in a clear pump bottle that limits its exposure to air.
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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