Question from a client:
Short answer….save your money. YIKES $145? for something based on pure marketing hype? The antioxidant defense complex has way more antioxidants than this product (18 in total – so 15 more than this $145 marketing hyped product and almost $100 less).
I have no idea of the size you’re getting for $145….and no idea of the full ingredient list (because they like to hide facts from people like me who know something about cosmetic ingredients and chemistry).
Merely 1% resveratrol in a skin care product is pathetically little – even if if could do anything. The 1% of Vit E is no big deal either – many products contain Vit E merely as an antioxidant for the formula itself…and will be totally unavailable for any actual skin based antioxidant activity.With the Baicalin there are just 3 potential antioxidants in this product, and the latest studies are showing that we need a ‘concert’ of antioxidants in order to counteract Infra Red light from the sun in creating free radicals and aging the skin. Ones body requires multitudes of antioxidants in order to function properly on this planet – that’s why there are so many types of fruits and vegetables in nature. If you try eating just 1, you will be sorely undernourished and your skin will age a lot faster. Eat 5 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables every day and apply a multi-level antioxidant to your skin each morning. AND JUST SAY NO TO THE BS THESE MARKETING COMPANIES ARE DISHING UP…..
I have blogged about the resveratrol hype before – in 2010 blog.blueturtlespa.com/2010/09/14/resveratrol-miracle-antioxidant-the-fountain-of-youth-2.aspx) and again in 2013 blog.blueturtlespa.com/2013/02/22/resveratrol-anti-aging-hype-yet-again.aspx and yet in 2014 we are still bombarded with marketing BS about resveratrol…. RESVERATROL IS HYPE NOT FACT…IT’S NOT EVEN A SLIGHT AMOUNT OF HOPE!
Here is an excerpt from the EXCELENT article on resveratrol from the beauty bullshit blog where she talks about another marketing hyped product Juice Beauty’s CC Cream…. ‘The idea that resveratrol may be a factor in aging began in 2003 with a paper in Nature (the premiere interdisciplinary science journal) by Howitz and Sinclair entitled “Small molecule activators of sirtuins extend Saccharomyces cerevisiae lifespan”. Basically, the authors found that resveratrol stimulated the Sir2 gene, extending the lifespan of a particular species of yeast. Other researchers attempted to repeat these findings in fruitflies and in a nematode species called C. elegans, but did not succeed. Additionally, some clinical studies of resveratrol have been conducted in mammals. Unfortunately, it appears that resveratrol does NOT extend the life of mice. At last, in 2011, an article in Nature concluded that the lifespan effects of resveratrol had been significantly overstated.
If you are a yeast cell, congratulations on your literacy. Maybe check out this resveratrol thing. If you are a human, though, you should know that at the present time, there are NO peer reviewed journal articles that suggest that resveratrol has any effect on people. In addition, all of the previous studies have used resveratrol in the organism’s diet. Juice Beauty’s CC Cream is topical. That’s the difference between eating some kale and rubbing kale on your face. Obviously the latter is not going to do very much. Even more fundamentally, all of this research is being done to examine the effects the organism’s overall lifespan, NOT on visual anti-aging effects.’
Skinceuticals, like Juice Beauty (and thousands of other companies) is an excellent marketing company…just wish some of them knew about skin and had some ethics….there I go trying to roll boulders up a hill…
DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PRODUCT!