Pumpkin Hydrating Mist

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$39.95 - 2.1 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Toners > Toners
Last Updated:
9/3/2009
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No
Tested On Animals:
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Pumpkin and poppy extract are not rejuvenating for skin. You might think this is a do-nothing product, but the fragrant oils it contains do something—they irritate your skin.

A rejuvenating toning mist with fermented pumpkin juice and poppy extract providing a surge of bio-available nutrients for ultimate skin nourishment. Patchouli and sandalwood essential oils not only provide aromatherapeutic benefits to tantalize your senses but also naturally assist in much need oil production in this skin type.

Water, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin), Polysorbate 20 (Plant), Glycerin (Red Poppy), Papaver Rhoeas (Red Poppy) Petal Extract, Santalum Austrocaledonicum (Sandalwood) Oil Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil

Colorado-based MyChelle is sold in many health food, specialty supplement and vitamin shops, and spas. It was started by Myra Michelle Eby, an entrepreneur whose background includes years working in the natural products industry. Eby's background was mostly in sales and she translated that talent into creating MyChelle.

Like many lines that heavily emphasize natural ingredients, MyChelle spurns synthetic ingredients as always being bad or toxic. The company's catalog provides an ingredient dictionary that glorifies every natural ingredient they use as having multiple benefits for skin, but it leaves out any of the negative research proving that many plant (i.e., natural) extracts can have a negative effect on skin. Once again consumers are being fed a pipe dream that a natural product is the answer to their skin-care concerns. Depending on the MyChelle product you choose, you could be putting your skin at considerable risk for irritation, free-radical damage, and potentially phototoxic reactions when skin is exposed to sunlight. As is often the case with new skin-care companies promising the world, MyChelle has over a dozen moisturizers and serums proclaiming their lifting antiwrinkle properties, but it sells only one sunscreen, which they identify as being for the body not the face. None of that adds up to great skin care.

Ironically, while MyChelle products have lots of missteps, many of the products also contain several proven beneficial ingredients for skin alongside the irritating ones. Antioxidants, retinol, peptides, and skin-identical ingredients are often included, but when these great ingredients are mixed with ingredients that cause irritation, destroy skin cells, and cause collagen breakdown, they are fighting an uphill battle to provide your skin with any benefit.

Please don't misunderstand: we're all for natural as long as it doesn't make matters worse for skin, but that's simply not the case with the majority of products in this line. As for the "Dermaceuticals" portion of the name, well, that's just one more meaningless marketing term to look past, as there is nothing dermatologic or pharmaceutical about any of these products.

For more information about MyChelle Dermaceuticals, call (800) 447-2076 or visit www.mychelle.com.

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