Friday, August 27, 2010
Clinique’s rolling out a snazzy new Repairwear product this month, and they’re hauling the train ‘o science along with it. I don’t know how I feel about all these lab claims… sometimes it turns out that the science is solid and the product works wonders, but sometimes it’s just as much of a flop as it would be without all those crazy terms!
I guess it’s just more bells and whistles from marketing — at the end of the day, science-y claims don’t affect what I try. But then again, that’s mainly because I’m a beauty blogger, so (unlike consumers,) I buy products based on what my fellow beauty junkies are saying, NOT based on what the boxes are telling me!
Anyhow, the new Repairwear contains:
- Micrococcus luteus (ultrasomes V,) photolyase fermentate (photosomes V,) and OGG-1 Fermentate (roxisomes) to help fight UV damage,
- Whey protein, retinyl palmitate (vitamin A,) and acetyl hexapeptide-8 to fight wrinkles, and
- Vitamin C and E (aminopropyl ascorbyl phosphate and tocopheryl acetate,) ergothioneine, and pomegranate juice extract to battle those darned free radicals.
But here’s what we’ve randomly decided:
- It can’t be that bad; Clinique skincare is pretty solid!
- We won’t be able to use it, because of the ‘cones,
- $53 for 30ml is out of our budget, but not totally unreasonable for a targeted product, and (most importantly,)
- The bottle is pretty.
So… what’s going through your head about this one right now?