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Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc.
Antioxidant Hydro Silk Protecting Hydrator
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1 fl. oz. for $44.50
Category:Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer without Sunscreen
Last Updated:03.25.2013
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:No
Overview

Antioxidant Hydro Silk Protecting Hydrator is a standard, slightly emollient moisturizer for normal to dry skin that’s not prone to blemishes. The antioxidant plant oils won’t retain potency once this jar-packaged product is opened, but what really hurts this product is the inclusion of skin irritants arnica and pellitory (the latter is listed by its Latin name of Anacylcus pyrethrum. This is not one of Marini’s better moisturizers, and is not recommended.

Claims

Antioxidant Hydro Silk combines outstanding antioxidant benefits with phospholipids designed to provide excellent hydration. Antioxidant Hydro Silk minimizes free radicals while imparting a velvety soft finish for any skin type, including oily or acne prone.

Ingredients
,p>Water, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Cetyl Phosphate, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Anacylcus Pyrethrum Root Extract, Evening Primrose Oil, Wheat Germamidopropyldimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sodium PCA, Allantoin, Methyl Gluceth-10, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance

Brand Overview

Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc. At-A-Glance

Strengths: Most of the products are fragrance- and colorant-free; excellent AHA and retinol options, including an AHA combined with sunscreen; the water-soluble cleansers.

Weaknesses: Expensive; some categories contain ingredients (growth factors, hormones, and interferon) with unreliable track records or whose long-term risks, if any, remain unknown; sunscreens that lack sufficient UVA-protecting ingredients; jar packaging; Marini Lash isn't as exciting as Marini’s former lash-enhancing products.

Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc., was founded, of course, by Jan Marini, who originally started out marketing products for M.D. Formulations. Thus, it isn't surprising to find that her own line is also aimed at dermatologists, aestheticians, and plastic surgeons, much the way M.D. Formulations is. In direct contrast to many of the other skin-care lines in this niche market, Marini’s line stands out with its selection of far more realistic and varied skin-care products. First, there are no spiraling-out-of-control ingredient lists where everything is thrown in except the kitchen sink. Then, and more important, you will find some well-formulated products that include sunscreens, skin-lightening options, vitamin C products, and good glycolic acid–based alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) products, along with some outstanding retinol options.

It is interesting to observe that Marini attributes the research for her "topical form of lipid (fat) soluble Vitamin C that is stable and able to be absorbed" to the form "developed in conjunction with physician researcher Nicholas Perricone, M.D." Of course, Perricone has his own version of vitamin C products, which are quite similar to Marini's in that they also contain ascorbyl palmitate. That being the case, given that he claims his are the best ever with the highest concentration of the stuff, we wonder if she would now agree with his findings? At least compared to her former partners at M.D. Formulations, Marini's information about vitamin C is more accurately based (it's backed by published research) and there's only a minimal amount of hyperbole. In fact, when it comes to the information Marini and team present to the professionals who retail their products, this line wins high marks for its close-to-accurate information about how skin ages, what can be done to minimize and prevent future signs of aging, and the effects various products have on skin. Of course, you're supposed to believe her products have all the answers, but that's what the reviews below will elucidate.

For more information about Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc., call (888) 695-2611 or visit www.janmarini.com.

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