12.05.2014
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Elastiderm Decolletage Chest and Neck Wrinkle Reducing Lotion
1.6 fl. oz. for $120
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Last Updated:12.05.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

There is no research showing that skin on the neck or chest requires anything different from skin on the face. More to the point, not a single ingredient in this relatively ordinary, somewhat poorly formulated moisturizer for normal to slightly dry skin is different from what you’ll see in numerous facial moisturizers that are equally as boring. The “Elasticity Complex” Obagi speaks of will not add to or help rebuild damaged elastin in your skin, anywhere on your body. A reputable doctor with a good conscience would know better than to sell a product with such a foolish claim (and would at least provide a formula that’s more impressive than this one).

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Claims

Wrinkle Reducing Lotion uses Restorative Elasticity Complex to soften wrinkles, reinstate elasticity and promote collagen production. It aims to repair visible signs of aging in order to restore radiance and resilience for a younger-looking finish.

Ingredients

Water, Isohexadecane, PEG-6, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, C13-15 Alkane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Stearyl Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Crosspolymer, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Malonic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Zinc Carbonate, Malachite, Silica, Talc, Alumina, Phenoxyethanol, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides

Brand Overview

Obagi At-A-Glance

Strengths:Selection of good water-soluble cleansers; some effective skin-lightening and tretinoin products.

Weaknesses: Expensive; some products available only via prescription, which can be inconvenient; disappointing anti-acne products; moisturizers should contain more state-of-the-art ingredients.

Obagi is a skincare line which got its start back in 1988, spearheaded by Beverly Hills-based dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi, who has since left the brand. Choosing to focus on the skin issues that plague many aging adults (chiefly, skin discolorations from sun damage and other sources and wrinkles), Obagi offers a mixed bag of cosmetic and prescription products sold only through authorized physicians, plastic surgeons, and accredited medical spas. That exclusivity may increase this line's cache with consumers, but let me assure you that most of what's offered isn't all that exceptional—and what's available by prescription can be prescribed in other forms by any dermatologist, so you don't need to seek one that retails Obagi's products. The highlights of this line are actually the prescription products. Several options with 4% hydroquinone are available as well as two products with tretinoin. There is a significant amount of research demonstrating that 4% hydroquinone, especially when combined with tretinoin, has a high success rate for persons dealing with stubborn skin discolorations or the skin condition melasma (Sources: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2007, pages 36–39; Cutis, January 2005, pages 57–62, and March 2006, pages 177–184).

The skin-care products Obagi sells to support the prescription-only options are either standard or below-average formulas that are easily replaced by less expensive options from other lines. Beware: This is a line whose proponents are adamant about the products being used as a system, so expect pressure to purchase an entire routine rather than cherry-pick what you really need. Savvy shoppers will find some viable options from Obagi, including a very gentle, fragrance-free sunscreen for someone with sensitive skin.

For more information about Obagi, call (800) 636-7546 or visit www.obagi.com.

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Obagi At-A-Glance

Strengths:Selection of good water-soluble cleansers; some effective skin-lightening and tretinoin products.

Weaknesses: Expensive; some products available only via prescription, which can be inconvenient; disappointing anti-acne products; moisturizers should contain more state-of-the-art ingredients.

Obagi is a skincare line which got its start back in 1988, spearheaded by Beverly Hills-based dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi, who has since left the brand. Choosing to focus on the skin issues that plague many aging adults (chiefly, skin discolorations from sun damage and other sources and wrinkles), Obagi offers a mixed bag of cosmetic and prescription products sold only through authorized physicians, plastic surgeons, and accredited medical spas. That exclusivity may increase this line's cache with consumers, but let me assure you that most of what's offered isn't all that exceptional—and what's available by prescription can be prescribed in other forms by any dermatologist, so you don't need to seek one that retails Obagi's products. The highlights of this line are actually the prescription products. Several options with 4% hydroquinone are available as well as two products with tretinoin. There is a significant amount of research demonstrating that 4% hydroquinone, especially when combined with tretinoin, has a high success rate for persons dealing with stubborn skin discolorations or the skin condition melasma (Sources: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2007, pages 36–39; Cutis, January 2005, pages 57–62, and March 2006, pages 177–184).

The skin-care products Obagi sells to support the prescription-only options are either standard or below-average formulas that are easily replaced by less expensive options from other lines. Beware: This is a line whose proponents are adamant about the products being used as a system, so expect pressure to purchase an entire routine rather than cherry-pick what you really need. Savvy shoppers will find some viable options from Obagi, including a very gentle, fragrance-free sunscreen for someone with sensitive skin.

For more information about Obagi, call (800) 636-7546 or visit www.obagi.com.