Intensive Double Serum
1 fl. oz. for $130
Category:Skin Care > Serums
Last Updated:03.22.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This serum contains two products housed in a single container that holds two chambers. The products remain separated until you depress the applicator, which combines them prior to application. One of the serums is supposed to oxygenate skin, while the other supplies a good amount of the antioxidant vitamin C. This is an overpriced anti-aging product that takes two opposing actions (oxidation with oxygen and anti-oxidation from the antioxidants it contains).

The claims for this serum go on and on, but it’s all fabrication. The Oxygen Serum contains hydrogen peroxide, a volatile ingredient that causes free-radical damage on contact, as well as alcohol, which also generates free-radical damage. The Vitamin C Serum part of this product does contain ascorbyl glucoside (a form of vitamin C), but the hydrogen peroxide blocks its benefits. There is absolutely no benefit to be gained from using this dual-chambered serum. It’s basically two one-note products that, when combined, fight each other instead of putting all of their energy toward improving your skin. This is not money well spent.


Featuring two of nature's most proven radiance boosters: Oxygen and Vitamin C in a dual formula system, each formula is combined with Green Defense to deliver actives in balanced and stable concentrations, providing maximum antioxidant protection. A unique combination of two active formulas: a potent oxygenating active formula that stimulates the metabolism for a brighter complexion, and Vitamin C at 10%, a powerful antioxidant and collagen booster preserved separately in an airtight chamber for intensive skin revitalization. The vitamin C formula contains two lipid- and hydro-soluble, stable forms of vitamin C for maximum stability when exposed to oxygen, and effective and active pH levels, working synergistically to correct the signs of aging and protect against future damage. This unique combination increases collagen synthesis, brightens and evens skin tone, protects against UV damage, and gives skin a radiant appearance. SRT-21 delivers ingredients to areas of need, targeting collagen and elastin, acting as a skincare “GPS.”


Oxygen Serum: Water, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Glycerin, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Benzyl Alcohol, Hydroxymethyl Dioxolanone, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogen Peroxide, Maltooligosyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Sucrose Cocoate, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Retinyl Palmitate, Disodium EDTA, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Nymphaea Alba Leaf Cell Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tocopherol

Vitamin C Serum: Water, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Polysorbate 20, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Benzyl Alcohol, Hydroxymethyl Dioxolanone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Maltooligosyl Glucoside, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Retinyl Palmitate, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Nymphaea Alba Leaf Cell Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Tocopherol

Brand Overview

Laboratoire Remède At-A-Glance

Strengths: One good tinted moisturizer with SPF 30.

Weaknesses: Expensive; no products to treat acne or skin discolorations; jar packaging.

This expensive, French-themed skin-care line is owned by Bliss, a New York–based spa that is in turn owned by Starwood Hotels and Resorts. It has been around since 1997, when a group of "overachieving French scientists" decided to create products that repair and protect skin from further damage. Based on the product selection and their ingredients, it seems that these French chemists were more aligned with mad scientists than with what it takes to create a truly beneficial range of skin-care products. If the goal was to provide products that help repair damage, why do so many Remède items contain ingredients that generate free-radical damage and cause cell death, such as hydrogen peroxide? And why does keeping skin in top shape have to be so expensive? It doesn't, but the marketing direction and the rather shockingly high prices have a lot more to do with this line's pretense than with skin care.

According to information on www.blissworld.com, each Remède product "contains a 'formula core' of advanced ingredients, plus permeation technology to get the dew down deep." The reality is that many of these products are some of the most troublesome around, and sunscreens are in very short supply. Then again, marketing sunscreens isn't fun or sexy, so it's easy to see why Remède chose to downplay this essential and instead focused on their fantasyland of claims promising to tackle every concern someone with aging skin may have. Never mind that the ingredients are mostly ordinary and incapable of coming anywhere close to being an all-in-one solution. Remède may brag about the ability of their products to penetrate and deliver ingredients deep into your skin. But for many Remède products that would be a major problem, because it means your skin would be penetrated by skin-damaging ingredients such as hydrogen peroxide, peppermint oil, and lemon oil. As expected, there are a handful of remarkable choices, but they're not remarkable because they do what Remède claims; rather, they are praiseworthy because they contain blends of ingredients that are legitimately capable of improving the healthy functioning and appearance of skin.

For more information about Laboratoire Remède, call (888) 243-8825 or visit www.remede.com.

Note: This brand will soon be updated with its newest products!

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