There’s a new contender on the list of Amazon.com’s top ten best selling beauty products: St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen and Elastin moisturizer. Let’s look at the label…
St. Ives Timeless Skin Ingredients
Dual action ingredient-it acts as a solvent for other materials and provides the dose of moisture to skin.
Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum)
Very powerful occlusive agents which means it locks moisture in skin.
Helps control texture of the lotion and binds moisture to skin.
PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate
Two non-ionic emulsifiers that allow oil and water soluble ingredients to mix.
A fatty acid that, when neutralized, gives gives the lotion its creamy consistency.
Preservative that has a mild rose-like scent.
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
A mild base that is used to neutralize the stearic acid, essentially turning it into a type of soap.
And acrylic-based polymer that helps stabilize the emulsion.
Another powerful occlusive agents. If enough of this is used in the formula this can be considered an over the counter drug.
Another fatty material that helps give the lotion its consistency.
A chelating agent used to boost the power of the preservative system.
Mmmm, smells timeless.
Hydrolyzed Elastin, Hydrolyzed Collagen
These are the “featured” ingredients that attract your attention but it’s the other ingredients that really make this product “timeless.”
Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Coumarin, Geraniol
These are fragrance allergens that must be listed by law.
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