Skinceuticals Redness Neutralizer

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Skinceuticals Redness Neutralizer

Postby David Pascoe » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:41 am

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A new supposed anti-redness product from Skinceuticals is on the market.

Claimed Important Ingredients

  • Palmitoyl tripeptide-8: This biomimetic peptide prevents and reduces increases in skin temperature and mitigates the inflammatory cascade.
  • Eperua falcata bark extract: Rich in flavonoids, this natural active reduces skin hyper-reactivity and protects against inflammation.
  • Bisabolol: Derived from the chamomile plant, this anti-irritant helps calm and soothe the skin.
  • Glycerin: This humectant has superior water-binding properties to help moisturize skin.

Skinceuticals Redness Neutralizer Ingredients

Water, Squalane, Glycerin, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Undecane, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Tridecane, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-20 Stearate, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide / Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Bisabolol, Butylene Glycol, Caffeine, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Cetyl Alcohol, Dextrin, Disodium EDTA, Eperua Falcata Bark Extract, Farnesol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8, Panthenol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum, Zinc Gluconate

Paula's Verdict: average

Cosmetics Cop Review

One plant extract in this product deserves mention because it’s unique. The extract is listed as Eperua falcata, a tree that grows in the rainforests of French Guinea. According to information from the company selling this ingredient, this plant reduces micro-inflammation in skin in order to help strengthen its barrier. The idea is if you can reduce the inflammation, you’ll see less redness. This is true, yet the issue is there’s very little information on this plant extract (there are no independent, published studies) so we’re left to take the ingredient supplier’s word for it. Also worth mentioning is that SkinCeuticals could’ve chosen any number of other anti-inflammatory ingredients with solid research behind them. We’re not saying Eperua falcata isn’t worthwhile; rather, there are other options we know are effective for reducing inflammation.

Note: The peptides this contains are present in an amount that’s unlikely to convey much benefit. If you decide to try this, it’s best for normal to dry (but not sensitive) skin.
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