Chestnut Natural Face Lift Firming Beauty Treatment Pads (Discontinued)

by Wei East   Chestnut
Price:
$38 - 4 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Facial Masks > Cloth/Sheet Masks
Last Updated:
4/10/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No
Unless you want to believe that Chinese chestnut is a miracle for aging skin, there is no reason to consider these facial cloth masks. Despite the “Pads” portion of the name, what you get are four individually wrapped pre-soaked cloth masks that fit over your entire face. The masks contain an impressive amount of the antioxidants green tea and soy, but sodium polystyrene sulfonate can cause needless irritation as it works to make skin feel tighter due to its constricting qualities. Making skin feel tighter isn’t the same as actually tightening it, so any visible sagging won’t change one iota.
The lifting benefits of Chinese Chestnut, leaves you with an immediate, visible lift plus long term anti-aging benefits. Lines are soothed, bags minimized, contours lifted and made younger. Improvement continues with ongoing use.
Water, Castanea Mollissima (Chinese Chestnut) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycine Soya (Soy) Germ Extract, Honey, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Methylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin

The goal of the Wei East skin-care line is to bring Chinese herbal remedies together with Western cosmetics science, a fusion aimed at creating products that provide the best ingredients of the present with those of the ancient past. Many of the ingredients are unique to this line. Yet, aside from the claims, the inherent problem with this concept is that there is very little proof, beyond anecdotal evidence, that any of the chosen Chinese herbs and various plant extracts have benefit for skin. Of course, that fact didn't stop Wei East from assigning all manner of benefits to such romantic-sounding ingredients as white lotus, lily, and Chinese rose.

The good news is that some of the less-exotic plant extracts in these products do have a reasonable amount of research backing up the claims they make for having a positive impact on skin. Not surprisingly, Wei East, just like hundreds of other cosmetics lines, also takes their claims far beyond reality. None of these ingredients, from China or anywhere else on earth, will restore aging skin to its youthful state.

Wei East also claims to offer a "wide range of skincare products [that] meet the unique needs of various skin types," yet there are no products to address acne or blackheads, no AHA or BHA exfoliants, and, most surprisingly, not a single sunscreen (how did they miss that quintessential skin-care need?). A skin-care line without a well-formulated sunscreen hasn't really got its feet on the ground, and must be using research from the turn of the century. Also, you can ignore Wei East's statement that their products are 100% irritant-free because several of the plants they include are irritating. They also claim that the herbal extracts in these products are picked and packed at their peak of freshness, but why would a company so concerned about the freshness and potency of natural ingredients package so many of its products in jars, exposing these substances to deteriorating light and air? What a sad oversight.

Although this is a fairly pricey line, there are some commendable products. The cleansers are all adept at their jobs and also facilitate makeup removal; there are some topical scrub options; and the excellent China Herbal Eyes Alive is recommended, although not because it banishes dark circles and puffiness as claimed. Watch out for the toners and any of the treatment products, which either contain dubious or irritating ingredients or are simply a waste of time and money.

For more information about Wei East (pronounced "way east"), call (888) 934-3278 or visit www.weieast.com.

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