BC Spa Sculpt Firming Body Creme (Discontinued)

by BeautiControl  BC Spa
$35 - 0.5 fl. oz.
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This waste-of-time body moisturizer is claimed to firm and tone pretty much any part of your body that’s begun to sag or lose elasticity. The formula is said to create “the optimal environment for your skin to produce collagen.” While it is generally easy to help skin make more collagen, this product gets in the way of helping skin do that because it contains more than a dozen irritating ingredients, which produce inflammation that causes collagen and other healthy elements of the skin to breakdown. The amount of caffeine may seem impressive, but there is no research showing that caffeine firms skin or improves cellulite the way the claim asserts on the label. If you wanted to check that fact out definitively for yourself, simply use the leftover coffee from a strong pot (after it has cooled) as a toner on your legs or body and see if you get benefit. At least that way you would be delivering far more caffeine to your skin than you would by applying the teeny amount in this product.
Helps firm, tone and reduce the appearance of sagging skin on arms, décolletage, thighs, buttocks and abdomen. The secret? This cooling, moisturizing body creme is packed with anti-aging peptides and a Triple Firming Complex that creates the optimal environment for your skin to produce collagen.
Water, Caffeine, Ethoxydiglycol, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Coenzyme A, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Sea Kelp Extract, Juniper Berry Fruit Extract, Green Tea Extract, Marshmallow Root Extract, Coltsfoot Leaf Extract, Dandelion Leaves Extract, Fennel Seed Extract, Hops Extract, Horse Chestnut, Lavender Extract, Matricaria Flower Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Sage Leaf Extract, European Elderberry Extract, Thyme Extract, Witch Hazel Extract, Milfoil Extract, Horsetail Extract, Ivy Extract, Sickle-Leaf Hare’s-Ear Root Extract, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Lavender Oil, Mandarin Orange Peel Oil, Peppermint Oil, Olive Fruit Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Orange Terpenes, Menthyl Lactate, Isostearic Acid, Peg-8m Polysorbate 20, SD Alcohol 40, Carboner, Xanthan Gum, Triethanolamine, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin

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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