What You Should Know
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Albolene is marketed as a moisturizing cleanser that is extremely effective at removing makeup. The product website states that this formula “is clinically proven by the Skin Study Center to moisturize better than leading brands in its category”. It is this special blend of moisturizing ingredients that makes Albolene safe and effective to use every day. In fact, the product works so well; many in the theatre industry are said to use it nightly to remove stubborn stage makeup safely and thoroughly, according to the manufacturer’s claims.
The Albolene moisturizing cleanser is available in three different sizes and comes in both scented and unscented varieties. The website also claims that this product will keep skin softer and younger looking with continued use. Albolene is very reasonably priced, and can be found at many drugstores and online retailers. It is interesting to note that the product website also asserts that applying this cream to the skin just before a workout can increase perspiration and promote weight loss. It states that this technique has been used by boxers for years. We are curious, albeit skeptical, about such claims from a skin care product. However, for the purpose of this review, we will primarily focus on Albolene’s statement that regular use can lead to younger looking skin.
Albolene contains mineral oil, petrolatum paraffin, ceresin and beta-carotene. Most of these ingredients are touted as intense moisturizers, and the product website states that the high moisturizing content of this formula will prevent skin irritation and lead to younger, vibrant, healthy skin. There is no doubt that keeping skin hydrated is the first step to keeping its youthful appearance. However, there is no evidence to suggest that intense hydration is the path to a diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Instead, ingredients like sodium hyaluronate, matrixyl 3000 and argireline are suggested. This product does not contain any of these proven anti-aging ingredients. Due to the high moisture content, Albolene is not recommended for use on oily skin.
- Albolene has a strong online presence and plenty of client testimonials to back up the company’s claims.
- This product has many high quality skin hydrators in the formula to keep skin smoother and softer.
- This product does not contain any proven anti-aging ingredients like argireline, matrix 3000, soluble collagen or sodium hyaluronate.
- The product is not appropriate for oily skin types.
- It is not advertised as an anti-aging product, but rather as a makeup remover that addresses skin health issues.
The Bottom Line
If you are looking for a high quality makeup remover and moisturizer, Albolene has a proven formula to effectively clean away the makeup and keep your skin soft and smooth. However, if you are on the hunt for an effective anti-aging product, Albolene is probably not the formula that you are looking for.