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Dermalogica

Antioxidant Hydramist

5.10 fl. oz. for $ 40.00
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Antioxidant Hydramist contains some great anti-aging ingredients but winds up being a very disappointing, poorly formulated toner! The amount of peptides, vitamin C, green tea, and water-binding agents is impressive and somewhat justifies the product’s price, but the addition of rosewood, clove, and lemon peel oils is a mistake as are numerous fragrance ingredients such as eugenol and limonene. These ingredients make this toner too irritating for all skin types, and negate any soothing effects the beneficial ingredients might have. By the way, there is no research anywhere showing that the peptides Dermalogica includes in this toner can prevent signs of aging associated with the creation of advanced glycation end-products (AGE). And without sunscreen, this toner doesn't provide a protective shield against the environment as claimed in the company's video.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

A refreshing antioxidant shield with flash-firming properties to improve skin texture while intensely hydrating dry, dehydrated skin. A patented polypeptide helps prevent the signs of aging caused by Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs a damaging byproduct of sugar/protein reactions in the skin). Contains no artificial fragrance or color.

Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylene Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Arginine/Lysine Polypeptide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Sorbitol, Proline, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Methyl Gluceth-20, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan, Lecithin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Glucosamine HCl, Glycerin, Disodium EDTA, Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rose Damascena Flower Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil.

Dermalogica At-A-Glance

According to company history, Dermalogica products came into being because founder Jane Wurwand could not find a spa-oriented skin-care line that met her criteria. She was dismayed that so many skincare lines aimed at the aesthetics market had products that contained alcohol, artificial colors, fragrance, mineral oil, and lanolin, ingredients he believed had a well-documented history of problems. That's true for fragrance and alcohol (and artificial colors to a lesser extent), but mineral oil and lanolin have no documented history of causing skin problems.

The line is positioned as a no-nonsense, no frills take on skincare, with clinically-inspired packaging that does protect its beneficial ingredients from light and air. Speaking of ingredients, Dermalogica does include a lot of beneficial ones in its skincare, though there are a number of formulas in the line that also make the misstep of including potentially-irritating fragrance ingredients.

For more information about Dermalogica now owned by Unilever, call 1-800-345-2761 or visit www.dermalogica.com.

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