Renew Overnight Oily Nighttime Skin-Refining Moisturizer, for Normal or Oily Skin
Renew Overnight Oily Nighttime Skin-Refining Moisturizer, for Normal or Oily Skin claims to hydrate skin and exfoliate with "a blend of hydroxy acids". Those acids are not alpha or beta hydroxy acids (AHA and BHA), but rather sugar and fruit extracts. Unfortunately, these do not work like AHAs or BHA, and in fact the citrus fruit extracts can cause needless irritation. This is capable of hydrating normal to oily skin, but some of the emollient ingredients aren't the best for use on blemish-prone skin. The formula also includes orange oil for fragrance, which is another source of irritation. It's possible that the irritating ingredients in this moisturizer will stimulate more oil production at the base of the pores, making this a tough sell for those with oily skin that needs hydration for dry patches.
Hydrates the skin, while a blend of hydroxy acids gently exfoliate to help restore a healthier appearance.
With a strong presence in the professional (meaning spa and aesthetics) skincare market, SkinCeuticals has a mostly well-deserved reputation for producing serious-minded, research-driven products, several of which are centered on L-ascorbic acid (a form of vitamin C).
There are many good reasons to shop this line; it boasts a lineup up impressive vitamin C products, as well as some good retinol options and sunscreens. Even better is that the majority of its anti-aging products are packaged in containers that will protect their contents from light and air. Focusing on what Skinceuticals does best (which is serums, sunscreens, and specialty products) will be money well spent for visible results. The main drawbacks of this line are some products that contain fragrance ingredients, as well as potentially-drying alcohol, though they represent the minority of the brands offerings.
For more information about SkinCeuticals, call 1-800-771-9489 or visit www.skinceuticals.com.
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