03.11.2013
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Calm Cool & Corrected Anti-Redness Tranquility Cream
Rating
1.7 fl. oz. for $85
Category:Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer without Sunscreen
Last Updated:03.11.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Dr. Kunin didn't do much with this expensive moisturizer to make it worthy of its price. It is designed for those dealing with rosacea, but it doesn’t contain an impressive blend of anti-irritants or ingredients known to have a pronounced effect on reducing redness. In many ways, this is just an ordinary creamy moisturizer of water, thickeners, silicone, Vaseline, and a small amount of antioxidants, and at this price you should expect more. At least the airless jar packaging will help keep the light- and air-sensitive ingredients stable during use. The emollient ingredients in this moisturizer cannot reduce oiliness, and there is nothing in this moisturizer that can reduce blemishes. It’s good that fragrance wasn’t included, but that’s the least you should expect from a dermatologist. This isn't a slam-dunk solution for those with rosacea, though the formula doesn't contain any known irritants that would aggravate this condition. The real problem is how much it costs for what ends up being a predominantly basic emollient moisturizer.

Claims

Rescue and renew upset skin by calming the appearance of redness, oiliness and blemishes associated with rosacea-prone skin. Cooling botanicals blended with White Tea - high in polyphenols - soothe, balance, and help your complexion regain composure. Visibly improves signs of aging. This exclusive, medically formulated and tested line of gentle and effective skin care solutions is developed by leading dermatologist, Audrey Kunin, M.D.

Ingredients

Deionized Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Squalane, Butylene Glycol, Petrolatum, Glycerin, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Caprylyl Glycol, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Oleanolic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Acrylates Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Carbomer, Stearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Superoxide Dismutase, Lecithin, Matricaria Chamomilla (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylparaben

Brand Overview

DERMAdoctor At-a-Glance

Strengths: Company provides complete product ingredient lists on its Web site; well formulated AHA products; sunscreens provide critical broad-spectrum protection, good oil-control product; a couple of great, though pricey, cleansers.

Weaknesses: Expensive; mostly poor anti-acne products; anti-wrinkle products making imossible claims; clinical studies alluded to are not made available to the public (which is odd, given that this is a brand fronted by a dermatologist); some product formulas suffer due to jar packaging.

The DERMAdoctor line is the brainchild of Kansas City-based dermatologist Dr. Audrey Kunin. Dr. Kunin's Web site retails not only the DERMAdoctor brand but several products from other brands, many of which have ties to specific dermatologic concerns (everything from athlete's foot to warts). Many of these specialty products are available from your local drugstore, but Kunin's site provides helpful, mostly reliable information concerning various skin-care concerns.

We wish her own products followed the strength of her advice, but alas, most do not. This is another dermatologist-developed line with plenty of products whose names and claims make you think they're a cosmetic corrective procedure in a bottle (or, in some cases, a jar, which is never a good packaging move). There are some products to pay attention to, though whether you want to strongly consider them or not comes down to how much you feel comfortable spending (DERMAdoctor products aren't cheap).

DERMAdoctor isn't exactly "your prescription for beautiful skin" but Dr. Kunin gets enough right that her line isn't one to gloss over, particularly if you're shopping for sunscreens, AHA products, and facial cleansers. Those with acne should look elsewhere, because DERMAdoctor's products don't have the solution, despite their cute product names.

For more information about DERMAdoctor, call (877) 337-6237 or visit www.dermadoctor.com.

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