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Elta Lite Lotion is one of the Elta skin care products developed by the company Swiss-American Products, Inc. The official Elta website claims that the company has developed a line of medically accepted products to solve and prevent a wide variety of skin and wound problems. The Elta Lite Lotion is not targeted specifically towards those seeking anti-aging and anti-wrinkle products, but instead claims to be an effective daily moisturizer for the face, hands, and body. It claims to add moisture to the skin and seal it in with a water-proof barrier.
Elta Lite Lotion can be purchased directly from the website. There does not appear to be a money-back guarantee offered on the product, but at a price point of $5.95 per tube, the risk of purchase is small. In many cases, the price of a skin care product is indicative of the quality of the ingredients, especially when the price is low. On the other end, however, some products with low-quality ingredients can cost a small fortune and every now and then it’s not unheard of to find a good bargain product.
There is no indication on the website regarding the ingredients in Elta Lite Lotion. According to one of Elta’s distributor sites, the ingredients in Elta Lite Lotion are: Elta (Petrolatum, Paraffin, Mineral Oil), Purified Water, Diethanolamine Cetylphosphate, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Stearate, Carbopol, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA and Propylparaben.
Petrolatum is simply another word for petroleum jelly. Paraffin is a wax commonly used in cosmetics. These and the rest of the ingredient list shows very common moisturizing ingredients. There is nothing in the list that really sets this product apart from the competition. Although Elta Lite Lotion claims to be safe for sensitive skin, it contains parabens, cosmetic preservatives that are known allergens. Those with skin allergies and sensitivities may wish to be cautious of this product until you know how it will react with your skin.
- Contains ingredients that may moisturize the skin.
- Available for purchase on the manufacturer’s website.
- Does not contain ingredients specifically formulated for skin rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction.
- No money-back guarantee offered.
- Contains known allergens.
- No links provided on website to clinical studies showing the effectiveness of the product
The Bottom Line
Elta Lite Lotion may work adequately as a daily body and face moisturizer. However, it does not appear to contain ingredients that would be effective in an anti-aging and anti-wrinkle regimen. Those seeking a product to help with those skin issues may wish to look at other products that contain proven ingredients, like Matrixyl 3000 and Argiriline, peptides that have been clinically tested and shown to be effective on skin elasticity and wrinkle reduction. There is nothing in Elta Lite Lotion that sets it apart from the thousands of other moisturizers on the market today.