Bioclean Bioglycolic Cleanser (Discontinued)

by Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc.   Bioglycolic Line
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$29 - 8 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Cleansers (including Cleansing Cloths) > Cleansers/Soaps
Last Updated:
9/30/2011
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

Bioclean Bioglycolic Cleanser is an excellent option for a water-soluble cleanser for all skin types. It removes makeup easily, is fragrance-free, and doesn't contain a single potentially problematic ingredient, making it a top choice. This cleanser does not contain any AHAs, and that's just fine because their benefit would be wasted in such a product.

Pros:
  • Gentle, water-soluble formula cleanses without drying skin.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • Removes makeup (though waterproof formulas will likely require a separate makeup remover).
  • Suitable for sensitive skin.
Cons:
  • Expensive.
A fragrance-free cleanser that purges the skin of dirt and debris without glycolic acid, which may not be well tolerated due to general or post-procedural sensitivity. This luxurious gel formulation has been developed with specialized non-soap cleansing agents and select botanicals in a beneficial skin hydrating vehicle.
Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, PEG-18 Glyceryl Oleate/Cocoate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Laureth-3, DATEM, Yucca Aloifolia Leaf/Root Extract, Wheat Germamidopropyldimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Dimethyl Lauramine Oleate, Citric Acid

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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