Platinum Regeneration Skin Renewing Serum (Discontinued)

by BeautiControl  Platinum Regeneration
$62 - 1.8 fl. oz.
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With the exception of the two polyhydroxy acids (PHA)—lactobionic acid and gluconolactone—all of the intriguing ingredients in this serum are listed after the preservative, meaning they are barely present. The formula has a slightly tacky texture, but the amount of PHA may help facilitate exfoliation. It’s a good option for normal to dry skin, but not nearly as effective as any of several other well-formulated AHA products from other lines. There is nothing about this product specially formulated for 40+ skin as claimed or for any other age group either, and the price is silly for what you’re getting.
Platinum Regeneration Skin Renewing Serum is formulated for 40+ skin with the latest anti-aging technology to help slow down the signs of advanced damage with a combination of peptides, polyhydroxy acids and a host of botanical extracts, antioxidants and vitamins. Helps target more advanced signs of aging, deeper lines and wrinkles, and increased loss of elasticity and firmness.
Water, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Lactobionic Acid, Gluconolactone, Shea Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol Cocoate, Dimethicone,/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Propylene Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Xanthan Gum, Green Tea Leaf, Grapefruit Fruit Extract, Horsetail Leaf/Stem Extract, Blueberry Fruit Extract, Bilberry Fruit Extract, White Birch Bark Extract, Arginine, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Boron Nitride, Yellow 5, Red 40

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

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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