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Meaningful Beauty claims to have come to fruition through collaboration between Cindy Crawford, Guthy-Renker and Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh. Cindy had been seeing Dr. Sebagh, a European cosmetic physician, for her own skin care. However, after having children and not traveling to Europe often enough to take advantage of the doctor’s skin care regularly, she asked him to begin shipping his products to her in the United States. At the time, so the story goes, this was impossible due to the fragile nature of Dr. Sebagh’s key ingredient – a melon extract – that couldn’t be bottled.
The site goes on to say that over time and with much research and development, a viable method of transport was discovered. Once this skin care product was “stable” a partnership was formed with Guthy Renker to make the it affordable, and thus, Meaningful Beauty was created. While this is certainly a colorful background on this product, we were eager to see any bona fide research or certifiable scientific data and statistics that substantiate the claims made by the manufacturer on the website.
The site refers to a key ingredient — an antioxidant extract from a melon found in France. The antioxidant, known as superoxide dismutase, is found in a rare French melon that seemed to always stay fresher and firmer than all the other varieties of melon. By extracting this substance, the site suggests that this enzyme can help prevent the release of the free radicals tha age your skin. Oxidization is a leading cause of cell death, and many antioxidants are extracted from fruits and other plants.
All of the products in the Meaningful Beauty line feature this French melon extract as a supposed key active ingredient. The products also contain coenzyme Q10, lipoic acid and minerals that claim to have a prositive effect on the skin. Meaningful Beauty is a multi-part skin care system, and all of the products have been formulated to be used together for best results. The system includes: Gentle cleanser, daytime moisturizer, nighttime moisturizer, eye cream, facial mask, and d