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Exotic and Expensive Cosmetics, Do They Work ?

I had to cringe when I read this article – Golf for Women: First Annual Skin Care Awards.

It promotes some fabulously expensive cosmetics. One would really hope that their exotic sounding ingredients actually work.

Great to see that Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer is in this list, and is only $14.

Dior L’Or De Vie La Crème ($320) has a very high concentration of Myobenol C, “an antioxidant that protects against UV rays and environmental stresses,” says Dr. Sadick. It’s extracted from the shoot of sauvignon grapevines.

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 ($14) “soothes tight, sunburnt skin and really improves my patients’ facial redness,” says Dr. Baumann. Feverfew, one of the ingredients, promises to prevent facial flushing and relieve acne.

Clinique CX Redness Relief Cream ($75) “is an effective, lightweight cream for rosacea sufferers,” says Dr. Airan. It contains caffeine, sucrose, tea extracts and algae to soothe red, blotchy skin.

Chanel Sublimage Essential Regenerating Cream ($350) “is rich, feels like liquid velvet on contact and smells wonderful,” says Dr. Pak. Vanilla Planifolia, its key ingredient, enhances skin tone and texture.

Kinerase Cream ($117) “contains the active ingredient kinetin, which locks in moisture,” says Dr. Waldorf. “It’s great as an under-eye cream, and the gentle formula is ideal for women with dry, sensitive skin.”

Editor’s Choice

Lancôme Platinéum Hydroxy-Calcium Re-Densifying & Strengthening Cream SPF 15 ($108) proves that calcium is good for more than bones. This cream contains hydroxy-calcium molecules to improve the skin’s strength.

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