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DerMend

Fragile Skin Moisturizing Formula

4.50 fl. oz. for $ 30.49
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Fragile Skin Moisturizing Formula is positioned as a specialty product for mature skin that has become thinner and, well, more fragile with age. As explained in this product's claims, this skin thinning occurs for a variety of reasons. Although you can't reverse sun damage or stop the natural aging process, skincare products like this can make a noticeable difference by replenishing and strengthening skin's first line of defense, its protective barrier.

This fragrance free lightweight cream for all skin types is housed in an opaque squeeze tube, which definitely helps keep its light- and air-sensitive ingredients stable during use.

The cream is easy to dispense, spreads well, and sets to a soft, non-greasy finish with minimal residue. If you have very dry skin, you'll likely need to layer another moisturizer over it.

Fragile Skin Moisturizing Formula is loaded with proven hydrating and replenishing ingredients, including niacinamide, amino acid-derived water-binding agents, lots of ceramides, an emollient triglyceride, and retinol. No question you're getting anti-aging benefits from this product!

The second ingredient is the AHA glycolic acid. Interestingly, DerMend doesn't make exfoliating claims for this product. That's a wise decision because the body cream's pH of 5 prevents the glycolic acid from functioning in this manner. However, it's still a very good hydrating ingredient, so we didn't downgrade it for this issue.

Note that you don't need to have thinning skin to benefit from this product, nor do you need to be "of a certain age" to use it. All ages will benefit from routine use of such ingredients.

Pros:
  • Contains an impressive mix of replenishing ingredients.
  • Ceramides are excellent for rebuilding skin's barrier.
  • Excellent assortment of hydrating ingredients.
  • Contains anti-aging ingredients like retinol and niacinamide.
  • Non-greasy yet leaves skin soft and silky-smooth.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons:
  • The pH is too high for the AHA to exfoliate.
Jar Packaging: No

As we mature, our skin loses elasticity. Many factors, including repeated sun damage, cause elastin and collagen under the skins surface to break down. The protective fatty layer of tissue also depletes, making skin much thinner and more fragile. This can cause skin to tear easily and also appear wrinkled or crepey. DerMend Fragile Skin Moisturizing Formula Cream provides targeted care to help restore thin, fragile skin with rejuvenating ingredients and enriching moisturizers.

Water, Glycolic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyacrylamide, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Palmitoyl Glycine, Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Extract, Allantoin, Retinol, Caprooyl Phytosphingosine, Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine, Caprooyl Sphingosine, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide EOS, Ceramide NP, Ceramide NS, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, PCA Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Cholesterol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Stearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-25, Ammonium Glycolate, Petrolatum, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Polysorbate 20, Behenic Acid.

Strengths: An effective, exfoliating moisturizer that can work to help reduce the appearance and speed healing of bruises.

Weaknesses: Routine use of a product with arnica oil can cause skin irritation, so only use if/when needed.

For more information about DerMend, visit www.dermend.com.

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