Multivitamin Hand and Nail Treatment
This silky, antioxidant-rich hand cream has a lot going for it, but just when we thought we had a winner, irritating grapefruit oil crashes the party! Along with the fragrance chemical limonene, grapefruit oil causes irritation and has the potential to increase skin discolorations when skin is exposed to sunlight. In addition, this hand cream lacks sunscreen, so relying on it during the day is a serious mistake. As far as the irritation is concerned, irritating ingredients hurt the skin’s healing process and cause collagen to break down, which isn’t what aging hands need. Although the amount of grapefruit oil is low, it’s still cause for concern.
Without the fragrant oil, this hand cream would have earned our top recommendation for its blend of soothing plant extracts, vitamin-based antioxidants, and the cell-communicating ingredient retinol, but as is, this doesn’t deserve better than an AVERAGE rating.
Intense conditioning treatment relieves signs of aging on dry, rough hands. Smooth this non-greasy, fast-absorbing treatment over hands and nails daily to help hydrate, minimize nail peeling, and shield against environmental damage. Fast-absorbing formula helps reverse the signs of premature aging with Vitamin A (Retinol) while evening skin tone with brightening Licorice Extract and Vitamin C. Pro-Vitamin B5 (Panthenol) and soothing Algae Extract hydrate while Ginkgo Biloba, Grape Seed and Vitamin E leave hands softer and nails healthier.
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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