BC Spa Sculpt Body Sculpting Gel (Discontinued)

by BeautiControl  BC Spa
$42 - 0.5 fl. oz.
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This “sculpting gel” is incapable of improving one centimeter of skin on your body. The second listed ingredient is alcohol, which has no positive effect on cellulite or on skin. The alcohol not only generates free-radical damage, but also causes dryness, irritation, and inflammation, thus hurting the skin’s healing process. This formula also contains a slew of irritating plant extracts and oils, all of which make this one unhappy product for skin.
Bring your body back to beautiful. Lightweight, quick-drying gel helps return skin to a healthier, more youthful appearance. Triple Sculpting Complex penetrates deep into the skin to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, while firming, toning and diminishing the appearance of sagging skin.
Water, Sd Alcohol 40, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Methylsilanol Carboxymethyl Theophylline Alginate, Caffeine, Ethoxydiglycol, Isomerized Linoleic Acid, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract, Sea Kelp Extract, Juniper Berry Fruit Extract, Green Tea Extract, Marshmallow Root Extract, Dandelion Leaves Extract, Fennel Seed Extract, Hops Extract, Lavender Extract, Matricaria Flower Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Sage Leaf Extract, European Elderberry Flower Extract, Thyme Extract, Witch Hazel Extract, Milfoil Extract, Horsetail Extract, Ivy Extract, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Peppermint Oil, Palmitoyl Carnitine, Glycerin. Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Orange Terpenes, Polysorbate 80, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Menthol, Methyl Lactate, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate

Texas-based BeautiControl has been around for nearly three decades and has maintained a consistent focus on skin care. Most recently they have shaped their line around the concept of creating your own in-home spa, which the company uses to entice women to host BeautiControl parties for their friends and family. Whether you find out about (or end up purchasing) these products by attending a BeautiControl party or you happen across their Web site, there are some compelling reasons to consider several BeautiControl products. Let's start with the positives.

The best face forward side of BeautiControl is that their price point is not over the top, and mostly reasonable; plus several of their products are exceptional. We also think their overall approach to taking care of skin is well-intentioned. Without question, the ingredients in their best products demonstrate they're keeping up with the state-of-the-art. If they stopped including problematic ingredients and discontinued the poorly formulated products this line would be a much stronger option for consumers looking to take excellent care of their skin while remaining brand-loyal.

BeautiControl's focus on launching more and more miracle products with incredibly misleading claims might help them sell more products, but it doesn't always make for good skin care. And how come they have so few facial moisturizers with sunscreen? Protecting skin from sunlight indisputably keeps it looking younger, firmer, smoother, and even-toned far longer than anything else you can do for skin.

BeautiControl's makeup collection has been streamlined a bit, and that's good news. The foundation colors are divided into warm, cool, and neutral tones though the warm tones (those that begin with the letter Y) are more neutral than warm, which is good news. The cool shades (those that begin with the letter P) are the least impressive. Throughout the color line are some happy surprises, such as the improved powder blush and eyeshadow trios but also some really bland products such as the eye pencil and some gimmicky primer-type products. You'll find some great products whether you want to shop BeautiControl's color line piecemeal or assemble a complete makeup wardrobe, and the prices are reasonable.

For more information about BeautiControl, call (800) 232-8841 or visit www.beauticontrol.com.

Note: We would like to acknowledge and extol how exceptionally helpful the staff at BeautiControl's main office has been in allowing my team and me to compile the information necessary to complete this review. Very few cosmetics companies extend such a high level of service and reliable information to us, and we truly appreciate it.

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