03.31.2015
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Phyto + Botanical Gel, for Hyperpigmentation
1 fl. oz. for $80
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Last Updated:03.31.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

Phyto + Botanical Gel, for Hyperpigmentation lists thyme extract as the second ingredient, which makes this arbutin-enhanced skin-lightening gel a problem for all skin types. Chemical components of thyme have been shown to be irritating for skin (Source: www.naturaldatabase.com).

Note: This serum is dispensed via a dropper applicator. Even if we did recommend PHYTO +, this is not the ideal method to dispense a serum that contains light- and air-sensitive ingredients, sometimes this type of packaging is necessary due to formulary requirements. When that’s the case, the goal is to keep the bottle opening as small as possible, the bottle should be opaque or specially coated to protect the contents from light, and you should use the serum up within three months of opening.

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Claims

Formulated with Kojic Acid, Arbutin, and botanical extracts that work synergistically to help break up hyperpigmentation improving the tone and balance of the skin.

Ingredients

Water, Thyme Extract, Arbutin, Glycoside, Glycerin, Uva Ursi Extract, Kojic Acid, Hyaluronate, Cucumber Extract, Citrus Bioflavonoid Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Herbal Fragrance

Brand Overview

SkinCeuticals At-A-Glance

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.

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SkinCeuticals At-A-Glance

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.