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QVC, a huge United States based television and web seller, offers an antiaging product called Bionova. The product line is all inclusive, providing product support for every area of wrinkle control a person could want. From those find lines around the mouth to crow’s feet around the eyes, the Bionova ingredients put a stop to wrinkles and the effects of aging, according to the manufacturer of the product. The ingredient list is long and includes bioflavonoid, polypeptides and vitamins.
The Bionova products vary in price, but the majority of the products are priced well below $70.00. The QVC selling giant offers consumers the ability to make payments on the products which increases the number of people who can now afford the product thanks to the lower, multiple payments.
The full ingredient list for the Bionova products will be based on the area of the face targeted with antiaging control. The most common ingredients include Distilled Water, PEG 400, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxypropyl-b-Cyclodextrin, Cetyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Phosphatidylcholine, Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenyltrimethicone, Sodium Sulfite, Collagen, Glyceryl Stearate, Maleic Acid Hydrazide, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Paraben Esters, Triolein, Elastin, Zink Oxide, Chondroitin Sulfate A, Galactose and Glucose Monohydrate. Consumers are able to find the exact ingredient list online at the official website provided for Bionova.
When researching the ingredient list, a red flag went up in regards to the ingredients in the Bionova products. The list here is just a fraction of the chemicals in the beauty products. Manufacturers listing a large number of ingredients are often trying to impress the consumer with quantity rather than quality. Despite this fact, there are a few notable ingredients in the Bionova portfolio. These include Linoleic Acid, Collagen and Vitamins.
The Linoleic Acid is included in antiaging products for increasing skin moisture and reducing inflammation. Collagen supports elastin in the skin which is where the elasticity lost with age is rooted. The Vitamins, though minimal in the Bionova products, help to support overall skin health.
- Collagen can help improve the look of aged skin.
- Linoleic Acid is a beneficial antiaging ingredient.
- There is an official website for the Bionova products with ingredients listed.
- Testimonials are available on the website supporting the Bionova products.
- The ingredient list is far too long.
- Some of the ingredients could be considered filler ingredients to impress the consumer.
- The Bionova website offers a huge list of products for antiaging.
- The ingredient Paraben may cause skin irritation in some users.
The Bottom Line
If there is one thing we have learned about antiaging products, it is the fact that less ingredients and less products often means more research and a more effective end product. When a company offers a laundry list of products, each with far too many ingredients, the company could be trying to boost sales with sheer ingredient and product number.
We tend to support antiaging products with a concise set of ingredients and proven effects. The Bionova products do not fall into that category.