03.16.2015
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Oraser Daily Hand Repair SPF 20
Rating
3.4 fl. oz. for $65
Category:Skin Care > Retinol Products
Last Updated:03.16.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This hand cream includes an in-part avobenzone sunscreen to ensure adequate UVA protection. It has a lush, emollient texture that’s ideally suited to treating dry hands, and it is chockfull of helpful ingredients, including retinol and several antioxidants. Its only drawbacks are the inclusion of fragrance chemicals known to cause irritation and the price; you need to apply sunscreen liberally and at this price that’s unlikely. Still, we cannot deny that this is a beautifully formulated hand cream with sunscreen; as much as the price and the subsequent application issues irk us, it still deserves a Best Product rating.

Claims

Packed with retinol, powerful anti-oxidants and an amino acid complex to reduce pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, this anti-aging treatment will improve hands' texture, tone and color. A brightening complex helps erase age spots while a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen prevents future damage.

Ingredients

Active: Avobenzone (3%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Oxybenzone (2%), Other : Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Polysorbate 60, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Retinol, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ubiquinone, Panthenol, Arginine, Dicetyl Phosphate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Butylene Glycol, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Diacetyl Boldine, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Sodium Ascorbate, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Proline, Threonine, Isoleucine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Polysorbate 20, Aminomethyl Propanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Capryloyl Glycine, Undecylenoyl Glycine, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance

Brand Overview

Zo Skin Health

Strengths: Company provides complete ingredient lists on the Zo Skin Health Web site; good cleansers and scrubs; very good fragrance-free mineral sunscreen; all of the body-care products; the sunscreens provide sufficient UVA protection and include a mineral-based formula for those with sensitive skin or rosacea; some very good moisturizers and serums.

Weaknesses: Can be expensive; some products contain fragrance chemicals known to cause irritation; some jar packaging.

The ZO in ZO Skin Health is the initials of this line's creator, dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi. It’s not the first skincare line for the Beverly Hills-based doctor; you may recall Obagi, his original namesake skin-care line, which initially was sold only in physicians' offices. After several years with the brand, Obagi left and founded a new line, ZO Skin Health.

This newer line actually makes improvements upon Obagi’s initial foray into skincare, with distinctly better formulas than similar products in the original Obagi line. For the most part, this line does a good job of offering consumers formidable options to improve the appearance of skin and (in the case of sunscreens) to prevent further damage to aging skin. This is a worthwhile line if you're looking for products with retinol that also contain other state-of-the-art ingredients (most retinol products are one-note formularies).

The body-care products are also a cut above, though they’re not the easiest on the pocketbook. However, there are less expensive options, so there's no need to worry if you can't afford this line. Zo Skin Health is not one-stop shopping for all manner of sun-damaged or aging skin and it also isn't comprehensive enough to meet everyone's needs and preferences. However, formula- and appearance-wise it bests much of what was offered in his original line.

For more information about Zo Skin Health, call 888-893-1375 or visit www.zoskinhealth.com.

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