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Elastiderm Eye Treatment Cream
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0.5 fl. oz. for $109
Category:Skin Care > Retinol Products
Last Updated:12.23.2014
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Elastiderm Eye Treatment Cream is mostly thickeners and film-forming agent. Although it can address the basic needs of dry skin anywhere on the face, its antioxidant content is subject to deterioration due to jar packaging. The mineral pigments can have a slight cosmetic brightening effect, but this is an expensive way to achieve such a result.

Claims

Helps to improve elasticity for firmer, more youthful-looking skin. Works at night when your body naturally repairs to provide a visible reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Allows for the natural replenishment of Elastin and Collagen.

Ingredients

Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, C13-15 Alkane, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, PEG-100 Stearate, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Stearyl Alcohol, PPPG-15 Stearyl Ether Benzoate, Polyacrylamide, Cetyl Alcohol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Laureth-7, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Algae Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Malonic Acid, Malachite, Zinc Carbonate, Silica, Talc, Alumina, 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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07.05.2015
IT took 2 rounds

after the second purchase of this elastiderm, my under eyes were completely covered with tiny clogged pores. it feels and looks like pebbles. is has to be the slip that is causing this. at first i thought this product was great, but not now. i am still working on reversing this mess.

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