Factor-A Eyes for Dark Circles are single-use capsules and a great way to get the benefits of retinol, as it can remain very stable in this kind of packaging. The silicone base lends a pleasant application and silky finish, while the antioxidants green tea and vitamin C lend support. Marini claims the vitamin K in this serum addresses the cause of dark circles, but there is no published research to support topical application of vitamin K for that purpose. This is still an excellent retinol/antioxidant product for all skin types.
A medically researched and tested formulation that dramatically addresses the combination of contributing factors leading to dark undereye circles by utilizing Vitamin K, Retinol and a number of supporting agents in a highly stabilized polymeric controlled release system.
Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phytonadione, Retinol, Bisabolol, Green Tea Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 20, Propyl Gallate, Disodium Edta, Bht
Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc., was founded, of course, by Jan Marini, who originally started out marketing products for M.D. Formulations. Thus, it isn't surprising to find that her own line is also aimed at dermatologists, aestheticians, and plastic surgeons, much the way M.D. Formulations is. In direct contrast to many of the other skin-care lines in this niche market, Marini’s line stands out with its selection of far more realistic and varied skin-care products. First, there are no spiraling-out-of-control ingredient lists where everything is thrown in except the kitchen sink. Then, and more important, you will find some well-formulated products that include sunscreens, skin-lightening options, vitamin C products, and good glycolic acid–based alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) products, along with some outstanding retinol options.
It is interesting to observe that Marini attributes the research for her "topical form of lipid (fat) soluble Vitamin C that is stable and able to be absorbed" to the form "developed in conjunction with physician researcher Nicholas Perricone, M.D." Of course, Perricone has his own version of vitamin C products, which are quite similar to Marini's in that they also contain ascorbyl palmitate. That being the case, given that he claims his are the best ever with the highest concentration of the stuff, we wonder if she would now agree with his findings? At least compared to her former partners at M.D. Formulations, Marini's information about vitamin C is more accurately based (it's backed by published research) and there's only a minimal amount of hyperbole. In fact, when it comes to the information Marini and team present to the professionals who retail their products, this line wins high marks for its close-to-accurate information about how skin ages, what can be done to minimize and prevent future signs of aging, and the effects various products have on skin. Of course, you're supposed to believe her products have all the answers, but that's what the reviews below will elucidate.
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