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Every year, thousands of brand-new skincare products enter the market, while a select few tried-and-true ones gain cult hero status.
We are here to offer frank reviews of what to buy and what not to buy so that you may go through all of the options and determine what is hype and what is worth a try.
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
With a blend of hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and peptides, the Good Housekeeping Seal winner Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream from the GH Beauty Lab provides outstanding value and near-record levels of moisture. One of the greatest moisturization ratings in Beauty Lab history, the recipe increased skin’s hydration by 68% three hours after application in tests using the Corneometer instrument and held the top rank for 24 hours.
St Ives Apricot Face Scrub
Years ago, the gritty exfoliant was a cult favorite—until customers realized that it was doing more harm than good to their skin. A complaint was filed in 2016 against St. Ives, for its Apricot Scrub and its parent firm, Unilever, alleging that the crushed walnut particles used in the product as an exfoliant actually created microtears in the skin, which resulted in infection and general irritation.
Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro
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The Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro product range was developed to fight all aging symptoms, including wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. The product line blends cutting-edge technology with strong chemicals. A quick-acting serum called The Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment is intended to help tighten and lift drooping skin. Alpha hydroxy acids are abundant in it, which helps exfoliate the face and expose softer, smoother-looking skin.
Cetaphil Gentle Face Cleanser
Given that specialists frequently recommend Cetaphil Gentle cleanser as a must for sensitive skin, it may be the most contentious addition to the list. However, a closer examination of the ingredient list and the online reviews reveals the opposite. Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser only contains eight different components (water, cetyl alcohol, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulphate, stearyl alcohol, methylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben). Three of these are potentially cancer-causing parabens, while some studies claim there is scant proof parabens are harmful to human health.
Aveeno Oat Moisturizer
Aveeno’s GH Beauty Award-winning formula, which combines nourishing, anti-inflammatory colloidal oats with a water-based gel texture, instantly hydrates dry skin. According to GH Beauty Lab Senior Chemist Sabina Wizemann, the lightweight moisturizer “melts in with no greasiness or tackiness and cools and relieves dry, irritated skin spots on contact.”
Boscia Luminizing Face Mask
Peel-off charcoal masks may aid in clearing away debris and buildup from your pores, but they also remove delicate skin cells and even vellus hair, leaving your skin raw and vulnerable to irritation.
When it comes to “detoxifying,” charcoal doesn’t make any distinctions. In other words, the material eliminates both healthy and unhealthy cells, which is why it is advised not to consume charcoal when taking medication.
Wipes used to remove makeup often might actually irritate and even rip the skin. Additionally, since the wipes are damp, a lot of alcohol and preservatives are needed to prevent mold growth.
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Additionally, wet wipes are allegedly a major source of environmental pollution. They are primarily made of materials that won’t degrade fast, like polyester, polypropylene, cotton, and rayon.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
Magic Cream is a super-hydrating moisturizer with potent components like vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, peptides, and botanical oils and extracts. It is appropriate for all skin types (dry, sensitive, combination, or mature). Both palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 aid in wrinkle reduction. Palmitoyl oligopeptide functions similarly to retinol (vitamin A), but without the flakiness and redness that can be unpleasant to the skin.
The natural process of glycation damage, which ultimately has a deleterious impact on collagen and elastin, is prevented by palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7. Wild pansy extract and rosehip oil, are two natural extracts in this recipe that aid to hydrate and condition the skin.