03.15.2013
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Filextra Facial Revolutionizing Treatment with Collagen
Rating
1.7 fl. oz. for $44.50
Category:Skin Care > Specialty Products > Wrinkle Fillers
Last Updated:03.15.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This wrinkle filler is Good Skin’s attempt to achieve what cosmetic corrective procedures such as dermal fillers do brilliantly. Needless to say, this is not the solution for facial skin that has begun sagging or taken on a sunken appearance. It cannot add volume to aging skin in any way, shape, or form like injectable dermal fillers do.

Good Skin maintains this product is “smart,” meaning it knows where aged skin that tends to become hollow and less full than a younger person’s skin needs to be filled in and can tell where gravity and a loss of fat has taken its toll. If only that were true, all we’d have to do is spot-treat areas showing signs of aging, and … poof! … you look like a teenager again with a full smooth visage. It’s not going to happen, which is why products like this aren’t causing any cosmetic surgeons to lose sleep. In contrast to other wrinkle filler–type products, this has an emollient (rather than spackle-like) texture that’s closer to that of a moisturizer. As with most of Good Skin’s moisturizers and serums, it contains an impressive mix of antioxidants, cell-communicating ingredients, and some skin-identical substances. Still, none of these ingredients can hone in on facial areas affected by gravity and somehow reverse the process. This product is worth considering if you have dry skin and need moisture and smoothing, but it would be better without the irritating fragrance chemical isoeugenol. The Good rating for this product pertains to its overall formula, not to its make-believe claims.

Claims

Fill in what time's taken away. Instantly! An instant way to help revolumize the appearance of time-sunken skin. Fills where you need it. Hydrates all over. Filextra is smart. It targets areas where gravity’s taking its toll - cheeks, under the eyes, anywhere skin’s thinning, while also providing critical hydration. It’s the ideal daily moisturizer for tired, sallow, sagging skin. Filextra helps restore the fullness of youthful-looking skin.

Ingredients

Water, Sweet Almond Oil, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, PEG-100 Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Black Tea Ferment, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Sodium Hyaluronate, Amino Propyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, PEG-450 Stearate, Cetearyl Acid, Polysorbate 60, St. Paul’s Wort Extract, Lady’ Thistle Extract, Fish Collagen, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Acetyl Glucosamine, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Rice Bran Oil, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Glycerin, Erythritol, Sodium PCA, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Cholesterol, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Acrylamide/ Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Isopropyl Myristate, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Yeast Extract, Homarine HCL, Trehalose, Biotin, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Isoeugenol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hexylene Glycol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Benzyl Salicylate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Tin Oxide, Sodium Carbomer, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides, Mica, Titanium Dioxide

Brand Overview

GoodSkin Labs At-A-Glance

Strengths: Most of the serums and treatment products (including the wrinkle fillers) are very good; relatively inexpensive given the anti-aging ingredients used; some of the products are fragrance-free.

Weaknesses: Falls short in terms of not offering any sun protection products; no longer a comprehensive line.

GoodSkin Labs is owned by Estee Lauder and sold exclusively at Kohl’s department stores. Although originally launched as a full-featured collection of skin-care products, the brand has since been whittled down to a few key players. We’re not sure why the downsizing occurred, but perhaps it’s Lauder simply decided to focus on the core products that sold best. Whatever the reason, what remains from GoodSkin is a mixed bag—but there are some very good products you may want to consider. Because this is Lauder-owned line, you’ll find several products are similar to others from Laude brands, including Clinique. The price point of GoodSkin Labs is in line with Clinique, though with Clinique you have a lot more choices and can, if desired, put together an entire skin-care routine. Just to be clear, you can put together a brilliant skin-care routine with products from different brands—let go of the myth that you won’t get good results if your routine mixes and matches various brands. In some cases that may work beautifully, but more often than not it can lead to trouble because few lines offer a perfectly ideal assortment of products. What GoodSkin Labs does best is serums and anti-aging treatment products (including wrinkle fillers) and most of them are fragrance-free. Their formulas combine proven beneficial ingredients in elegant textures and packaging that helps keep light- and air-sensitive ingredients stable during use. As with most cosmetic lines, the claims are a bit over the top, but for the most part the formulas contain an impressive range of ingredients that can help your skin look and act younger. You won’t find anything here that Estee Lauder’s namesake brand isn’t also offering, but if you routinely shop at Kohl’s, there are some products that are worthy of checking out! For more information about GoodSkin Labs, visit www.goodskinlabs.com.

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