BeautiControl sells lots of “breakthrough” products, so it’s natural (at least for us) to wonder why so many are needed. If just one of them worked to deliver breakthrough results, then what is this one for? Does that mean the other ones don’t really work?
This serum doesn’t hold any special secrets to address the needs of women aged 50+ or any age for that matter, and it won’t reduce sagging skin—no skin-care product can do that.
What it does have going for it is a lightweight lotion texture that’s loaded with several beneficial ingredients for skin of any age, and that’s why it earns a Best Product rating. This is best for normal to slightly dry skin; it contains fragrance in the form of citronellyl methylcrotonoate.
A breakthrough repair product that helps 50+ skin look younger and act younger. Dramatically restores mature skin by giving it back what it’s lost over time. Bio-active formulations create stronger, younger-looking, more beautiful skin. Minimizes visible signs of aging, including the appearance of lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots. Custom dual chamber dispenses two separate formulas, never able to be combined into one product, to be delivered to the skin for unparalled results.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Gluconolactone, Shea Butter, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isononyl Isononanoate, Butylene Glycol Cocoate, Acetyl Glucosamine, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactobionic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Retinyl Palmitate Niacinamide, Yeast Polysaccharides, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Arginine, Adenosine Triphosphate, White Tea Leaf Extract, Evening Primrose Oil, Glycerin, Squalane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-75 Stearate, Boron Nitride, Ceteth-20, Setareth-20, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polysorbate 80, Polysorbate 60, Polysorbate 20, Triethanolamine, Citric Acid, Citronellyl Methylcrotonate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid
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.