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GoodSkin Labs
Smooth-365 Intensive Clarity + Smoothing Peptide Serum
Rating
1.7 fl. oz. for $44.50
Category:Skin Care > Serums > Serums
Last Updated:03.15.2013
Jar Packaging:False
pH:
Tested on animals:Yes
Overview

Smooth-365 Intensive Clarity + Smoothing Peptide Serum ranks as the most expensive Good Skin product, but is it worth the investment? Said to perfect “the overall quality of our skin’s appearance right now and into the future” gets things off to a questionable start. That’s because without a sunscreen, this cannot prevent sun exposure from making your appearance imperfect. This silicone-based serum will make all skin types feel wonderfully silky, and it contains some good antioxidants and mulberry root extract, which can have a positive impact on skin discolorations (though likely not in the amount used in this product). There are two peptides in this product, but the amounts of each are rather small. Although this is an option, it is not as well-rounded or state-of-the-art as Good Skin’s Tri-Aktiline Instant Deep Wrinkle Filler.

Claims

Instant visible results and long-term visible improvement in one breakthrough product. From the scientists at GS Labs, Smooth-365 is a unique, potent and absolutely effective state-of-the art complex perfecting the overall quality of our skin's appearance right now and well into the future.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Saccharomyces/Xylinum Black Tea Ferment, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul's Wort) Extract, Morus Nigra (Mulberry) Root Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Yeast Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Silybum Marianum (Lady's Thistle) Extract, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caffeine, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Biotin, Polysorbate 40, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, PEG-8, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium Distyrylbiphenyl Disulfonate, Sodium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, 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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