03.11.2013
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DERMAdoctor
MED e Tate Sweat Control Towelettes
Rating
30 packettes for $48
Category:Skin Care > Body-Care Products > Specialty Body Care Products
Last Updated:03.11.2013
Jar Packaging:False
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Tested on animals:No
Overview

This product consists of individually packaged towelettes steeped in a formula whose active ingredient is found in antiperspirants. The directions for these towelettes state to apply to underarm skin—just like your usual antiperspirant/deodorant.

Given the active ingredient in this product, it works to control excess perspiration, but no better than numerous roll-ons or antiperspirant sticks that contain the same active ingredient. What's concerning about these towelettes is how much alcohol they contain. In contrast, your standard antiperspirant is alcohol-free and much gentler. Between the alcohol and the ridiculously high price (using one towelette a day, you'd be replacing this each month), this isn't recommended.  

One more comment: The "channel positive energy" claims are meant to correlate with meditation, but end up being just plain hokey given what amounts to nothing more than an alcohol-laden antiperspirant—really, how Zen can that be?

Pros:

  • The active ingredient is proven to curb excess perspiration.

Cons:

  • Expensive!
  • Formula contains a high amount of alcohol, while less expensive, equally effective antiperspirants do not.
  • Ultimately, applying antiperspirant via towelette isn't as fast or convenient as using a roll-on or stick deodorant.
Claims

MED e TATE your way to a blissfully dry existence with a technique so simple, it merely requires a single stroke.  Purify the being and eliminate embarrassing excessive sweating and wetness. Helps achieve enlightenment and channel confident energy.

Ingredients

Active:Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Glycine Complex 19%, Other:Alcohol Denat., Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Gamma Aminobutyric Acid, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Extract, Gynostema Pentaphyllum Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Butylene Glycol

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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