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Wrinkle Revenge Rescue & Protect Facial Cream
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1 fl. oz. for $54
Category:Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer without Sunscreen
Last Updated:03.11.2013
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This moisturizer for normal to dry skin contains a high amount of fragrant sandalwood extract which contains elements that can be irritating to skin. It would be a far better product without it because everything else about the formula is well done (Source: www.naturaldatabase.com). Although sandalwood extract also has benefits for skin (most notably in reducing the incidence of skin cancer when applied to malignant skin cells), there are other plants that provide great benefits without the downside of irritation.

Another even more problematic drawback is the jar packaging, which means many of Wrinkle Revenge, Rescue, & Protect's key ingredients (including all of the antioxidants and peptides) won’t remain stable once you open and begin using this. See More Info for details on why jar packaging isn't the way to go when shopping for anti-aging skin care.

Pros:

  • Antioxidant-rich formula with a lightweight cream texture.

Cons:

  • Contains a high amount of fragrant sandalwood extract, so poses a risk of irritation.
  • Jar packaging won't keep several key ingredients stable during use.

More Info:

The fact that it's packaged in a jar means the beneficial ingredients won't remain stable once it is opened. All plant extracts, vitamins, antioxidants, and other state-of-the-art ingredients break down in the presence of air, so once a jar is opened and lets the air in, these important ingredients begin to deteriorate. Jars also are unsanitary because you're dipping your fingers into them with each use, adding bacteria which further deteriorate the beneficial ingredients (Sources: Free Radical Biology and Medicine, September 2007, pages 818-829; Ageing Research Reviews, December 2007, pages 271-288; Dermatologic Therapy, September-October 2007, pages 314–321; International Journal of Pharmaceutics, June 12, 2005, pages 197–203; Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, January 2002, pages 1–32; International Society for Horticultural Science, www.actahort.org/members/showpdf?booknrarnr=778_5; Beautypackaging.com, and www.beautypackaging.com/articles/2007/03/airless-packaging.php).

Claims

Wrinkle Revenge facial cream is your daily solution to prevent and combat signs of aging and restore youthful suppleness and radiance.

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Wood Extract, Phellodendron Amurense (Amur Corktree) Bark Extract, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Methicone, Dimethicone, Linoleic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Phospholipids, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Glucosamine HCL, Algae Extract, Yeast Extract, Urea, Glycerin, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Squalane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Tribehenin, Ceramide-2, PG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Xanthan Gum, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben

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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