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Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Moisturizer SPF 15

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Moisturizer SPF 15: ($20.95 for 2 oz) Positives: This is an inorganic sunscreen that also contains moderate amounts of vitamins C and E, as well as CoQ10 or ubiquinone, which have all been shown to work synergistically with the active ingredients in chemical sunscreens to provide additional sun protection. In physical sunscreens, they still does provide additional sun protection, just in … Continue reading

Skinceuticals Renew Overnight Combination to Oily Skin

Skinceuticals Renew Overnight Combination to Oily Skin: ($59 for 2.0 oz) Positives: This contains high amounts of the Bilberry fruit extract that contains various polyphenols that exhibit antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which in one study, were shown to reduce UVA-induced lipid peroxidation. Of course, more studies are necessary to corroborate the effectiveness of this ingredient. It also contains moderate amounts of the humectant squalane and low … Continue reading

Philosophy Hope in a Jar

Philosophy Hope in a Jar: ($38/$60/$105 for 2.0 oz/4.0 oz/8.0 oz) Positives: There are high amounts of the humectant glycerin, which will serve to attract water to the skin. Its primary occlusive agents are behenic acid and its reduced derivative behenyl alcohol, which interestingly at 10%, is a prescription product used to treat cold-sores. The amount present is nowhere near … Continue reading

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