Borba Review

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Editor's Review: 3.8 / 5.0

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Borba, a line of antioxidant-rich skin creams developed by Scott-Vincent Borba, is considered one of QVC’s highest selling skin care lines, and is also a very popular brand among women over 35. Since its introduction in 2004, Borba has sold millions of skin care products through the popular shopping giant, and founder Scott-Vincent Borba claims this is due to the product’s rich antioxidant content and he believes the health of the skin starts from the inside out. He sticks true to his word, and many of his skincare products contain high antioxidant formulas.

The Borba system as a complete skin care solution contains four detailed steps for achieving the type of skin promised by the manufacturer’s found. These approaches are separated into skin cleansers, skin treatments, skin hydrating and protecting creams, and boosting powders that supposedly enhance the effects of the other listed creams. Luckily enough, these products are affordable too — most of Borba’s products barely break the $30.00 mark. Consumers have a nearly limitless option of how to combine the products or how to purchase one or two as an addition in their existing skincare routine, and all Borba products are easily purchased online. Testimonials available about Borba are sparse, however, and the ones available gripe about less than stellar results.

Product Details

Borba’s anti-aging skin cream, the only product that specifically target fine lines and wrinkles, contains these ingredients: DEIONIZED WATER, BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ALLANTOIN, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, CARBOMER, XANTHAN GUM, GLYCERINE, METHYLPARABEN, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, FRAGRANCE, DIAZOLIDINYL UREA, BENZOPHENONE 4, PANTHENOL, SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, LACTOBACILLUS/THEOBROMA CACAO FRUIT FERMENT FILTRATE, HEPTAPEPTIDE-1, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED ELASTIN, EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT, PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) FRUIT EXTRACT, JUGLANS NEGRA (BLACK WALNUT) LEAF EXTRACT, GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT, MALIC ACID, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, RETINYL PALMITATE, DISODIUM EDTA, EXT. D&C VIOLET #2, D & C RED #33, FD & C BLUE #1, SODIUM HYDROXIDE.

As evidenced with the above list, Borba contains a surprising amount of synthetic ingredients, mostly included to add perfume and to color products properly. It contains very few natural ingredients, but some of the natural ingredients included are Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract and Cacao Fruit. Camellia Sinensis, also known as Green Tea, contains a safe amount of caffeine, and although testing on Green Tea’s skin rejuvenating properties is still inconclusive, some believe that it may promote elasticity in the skin because of the presence of caffeine. The same is true with Cacao Fruit, which contains a safe amount of caffeine. Numerous studies show that topical caffeine may help keep skin youthful and moisturized, although it does not reduce wrinkles. This means that Borba’s product has the potential to be a soothing moisturizer, but its anti-wrinkle benefits are not strongly proven.

The Good

  • Contains Green Tea Extract.
  • Is one of QVC’s most popular skin cream and can be bought on payment plans.

The Bad

  • Some believe the creator has not created a legitimate skin product.
  • Contains too many synthetic ingredients.
  • Online testimonials found about Borba state that it did nothing to improve users’ skin.

The Bottom Line

Borba may be popular, but that does not indicate a solid, potent product. While it does contain antioxidant-rich ingredients that help improve the elasticity of skin, it does not necessarily eliminate wrinkles. The affordable price and ease of purchase will make this an ideal choice for some consumers, but the inclusion of many synthetics make it little better than many common drugstore skincare brands.


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3 Comments/Questions/Answers to Borba

  • 1

    Marilyn

    I tried a sample of skin balance water. Pomegranate and one Acai berry.
    about 2 hours later I had an allergic reaction. my bottom lip, eye lids and skin under my eye blew up, got quite swollen. took antihistimine but still not gone. Have you heard of anyone else that got a reaction to the product.

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    Alpha Reply:

    I bought the skin water balance and got major reaction. It was the one made by Lychees fruits….I used benedril since yester day but my body still each and swelling, am scaring of going to the ER as I don’t have any insurance…never had allergic before and this is just upseting me!! Not a good product at all!!.

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  • 2

    Alpha

    I bought the skin water balance yesterday at War green, drink it, less 5mins got major allergic reaction all over my body!! the itching and swelling, used Wal-dryl medicine, it’s just comes it down for a while the the itch and swelling started again. Now I am real scaring they are telling me to go to the ER and I don’t have any insurance!! Not a good product at all!!

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