Dynaspot

by Eve Lom  
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$34 - 10 ml
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Category:
Skin Care > Sensitive Skin Products > Blemish/Acne Treatments
Last Updated:
3/14/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

This product will not bring relief to anyone with blemish-prone skin. This tinted liquid contains a skin-confusing blend of water, zinc oxide (which absolutely shouldn’t be so front and center in a product meant to reduce acne), alcohol (which causes free-radical damage and inflammation), absorbent, thickeners (which clog pores), and oils (what is mineral oil doing in a product for acne-prone skin; it just makes oily skin greasier). With the exception of tea tree oil, none of the ingredients in Dynaspot are helpful for blemishes. And in this product, there is too little tea tree oil for it to function as a disinfectant; research shows that you need a 5% concentration, and this product doesn’t come close. Not to mention the irritation you’d incur from the irritating plant extracts—the list of problems just keeps adding up. To top it off, the amount of alcohol in this product will stimulate oil production at the base of your pores.

Dynaspot contains a cocktail of highly effective ingredients. Antiseptic tea tree oil and salicylic acid help to accelerate healing. Zinc oxide and yarrow extract control excess sebum. Fennel, camomile and balm mint extract soothe inflammation and mistletoe takes down redness. Formulated with a skin-tone tint Dynaspot can be applied under or over make-up.

Water, Zinc Oxide, Isopropyl Alcohol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Peg-8, Cetearyl Alcohol, Melaleuca Alternifolia, (Tea Tree Oil), Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow Extract), Humulus Lupulus (Hops Extract), Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel Extract), Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile Extract), Viscum Album (Mistletoe Extract), Melissa Officinalis (Balm Mint Extract), Dimethicone, Ceteareth-15, Tea-Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Iron Oxides, Linalool, Limonene

Eve Lom is described as "one of the most respected and sought-after beauty professionals alive today," which is quite a feat, but a bit bewildering when you consider the quality of the product's that bear her name. A Czechoslovakia-born aesthetician who came to the United States in the 1980s, Lom studied with fellow aesthetician Georgette Klinger before jumping across the pond and taking her skills to London. PR pronouncements aside, in this case the quality of the products is seriously lacking, and most are utter disappointments, with formulas that are remarkable only in how amazingly ordinary and mundane they are.

Aside from the poor formulations, this line lacks AHA or BHA exfoliants (which have abundant research showing they are beneficial for most skin types), effective anti-acne products, and any products to address other concerns such as discolorations or wrinkles. Lom's less-is-more approach is intriguing, but less should not mean short-changing your skin on what is essential for healing, sun protection, various skin-care concerns, or well-researched ingredients. Limiting the number of products you use doesn't necessarily mean you are taking good (or even average) care of your skin.

Where this line falls seriously short are the moisturizers. Most of them are as basic as it gets, with combinations that date back to the 80s. (Think about using the same computer you used in the 80s and it'll give you an idea of how antiquated skin-care formularies won't give your skin what it needs, namely, what current research shows is essential for skin to function like young or healthy skin.) Aside from banal formulations, they also are laden with fragrance, and the few plant extracts these products do contain have minimal or no research showing their benefit; some are even seriously irritating. Any ingredient, natural or otherwise, that causes irritation can cause collagen to break down, increase oil production, and impair the skin's barrier—none of that is good and an aesthetician should know better, regardless of her pedigree.

Not a single Lom product has a formula that mixes antioxidants, skin-identical ingredients, anti-irritants, and cell-communicating ingredients, which are central to the current understanding, based on published research, of what skin truly needs to look and feel its best. You can't even fault Lom for using mostly jar packaging because there are no ingredients in these products worth keeping stable. In the end, becoming a devotee to Eve Lom’s products and skin-care philosophies is both a step backward and a step toward subjecting your skin to daily irritation and inflammation, both of which lead to helping skin look older, not younger.

For more information about Eve Lom, call +44 (0) 20 8740 2076 or visit www.evelom.com.

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