Tested on animals:Yes
There is nothing—and we mean nothing—in this specialty body-care product that can help sagging skin on the buttocks, thighs, upper arms, or anywhere else. We know those areas are a concern for many people, but this type of sagging needs to be addressed by surgery or cosmetic corrective procedures, not by skin care. If you're thinking that skin care must be able to help somewhat … well, it does, but not nearly enough and not nearly to the extent products like this promise.
Unbelievably (we had to reread the claim several times and then calm down), this is supposed to re-inflate and support the skin's structure. How does it purport to do this? Apparently, with everyday ingredients like water, glycerin, alcohol (yes, the skin-damaging kind), silicones, and the menthol-derived irritant menthyl lactate (another potentially skin-damaging irritant). All we can say is: Please, don't give your time or money to support this type of marketing insanity.
- Cannot work as claimed, not even a little bit.
- Contains a high amount of skin-damaging alcohol.
- Irritates skin with ingredients such as menthyl lactate and rosemary oil.
Formulated for loose, sagging skin on gravity-fighting body zones including the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, knees and upper arms, this cooling fluid reinflates and supports skin’s structure resulting in a smooth, tight surface.
Aqua / Water / Eau, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Menthyl Lactate, Polyacrylamide, Pentylene Glycol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide / Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Panthenol, Yeast Extract, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Triethanolamine, Laureth-7, Cellulose Gum, Methylsilanol Mannuronate, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil / Rosemary Leaf Oil, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine, Dimethiconol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric Urea Trifluoroacetate, Limonene.
With a strong presence in the professional (meaning spa and aesthetics) skincare market, SkinCeuticals has a mostly well-deserved reputation for producing serious-minded, research-driven products, several of which are centered on L-ascorbic acid (a form of vitamin C).
There are many good reasons to shop this line; it boasts a lineup up impressive vitamin C products, as well as some good retinol options and sunscreens. Even better is that the majority of its anti-aging products are packaged in containers that will protect their contents from light and air. Focusing on what Skinceuticals does best (which is serums, sunscreens, and specialty products) will be money well spent for visible results. The main drawbacks of this line are some products that contain fragrance ingredients, as well as potentially-drying alcohol, though they represent the minority of the brand’s offerings.
For more information about SkinCeuticals, call 1-800-771-9489 or visit www.skinceuticals.com.