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Ceratopic is one of the products available from SkinMedica, a company that primarily markets its skin care lines through physician’s offices. According to the company website, this approach ensures that you find the best skin treatment program for you, taking your skin type, lifestyle and previous conditions into account. However, we were able to find the Ceratopic Replenishing Lotion through online retailers as well. The website also states that the SkinMedica products are designed to be used together, and you may not see the same results if you simply add a product or two to your regular skin care regimen. This is a concern to us, since this will drive up the price of a single item by forcing you to purchase an entire set of products to receive the full benefits from just one.
The company does offer a money back guarantee on all of their products, but the return needs to be handled through the physician’s office that you got the product from in the first place. This leads us to believe that the return policy will be nullified if you purchase your lotion online or from other retailers. Prices are not included on the company website, and only key ingredients are listed for the products. We also could not find any customer testimonials on the company website at the time of this review.
The ingredients listed for the Ceratopic Replenishing Lotion on the company website are as follows; Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Carnosine, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate and Tocopheryl Acetate. Most of these substances are considered to be emollients or antioxidants, although the oat extract also has anti-inflammatory properties. Emollients can effectively moisturize the skin while antioxidants fight the effects of free radicals like pollution and the sun’s rays.
The only anti-aging ingredient we found on this list is sodium hyaluronate, which is also known as hyaluronic acid. When injected, this substance makes an effective wrinkle filler and when applied topically, it has superior hydration ability that can reduce the look of lines on the skin. Other important anti-aging substances, like argireline and matrixyl 3000, are absent from this list. Without proven anti-aging ingredients, we are skeptical about using this product for that purpose.
- The Ceratopic lotion can be used on other areas of the body, like the elbows, knees and hands.
- The product does contain hyaluronic acid, which is known for its anti-aging properties.
- Other anti-aging substances are not in the Ceratopic formula.
- The lotion is designed to use with other SkinMedica products only.
- The product is difficult to find because the company wants you to purchase it through your doctor’s office and not from an online or brick-and-mortar vendor.
The Bottom Line
If you are dealing with extremely dry skin, Ceratopic might be worth talking to your doctor about. If you are concerned about the effects of aging, there are over the counter products that will deliver better results when it comes to treating existing wrinkles and fine lines.