What You Should Know
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The Europe based product company, Glysomed, is a partner with the Canadian Blistex company. The Blistex name is most commonly linked to lip care products, but the Glysomed products have little to do with lip care. The company offers a list of products aimed at skin health. These products boast of being hand formulated with vitamins, essential oils and alcohols. The most popular Glysomed products include the hand creams and facial creams.
The official Glysomed website is full of skin tips and healthy information regarding keeping the skin healthier and more vibrant. The website can be reached directly or through a link on the official Blistex website. The website provides detailed information on each of the Glysomed products as well as an ingredient list. The facial moisturizing product claims to reduce the signs of aging with two collagen enhancing complexes, but does not name these ingredients by name. This leaves the consumer to research the entire list of more than 20 ingredients to find out which ones are collagen supporting and if they work.
The Glysomed products contain many ingredients which vary by product. The facial moisturizer, the main focus of the website contains water, cyclomethicone, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, cetyl alcohol, arachidyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, myristyl Myristate, stearic acid, phenoxyethanol, behenyl alcohol, chamomilla recutita flower extract, magnesium aluminum silicate, arachidyl glucoside, sodium pca, supalmitoyl hydroxyproline, glycerin, panthenol, butyrospermum parkii fruit, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, tocopheryl acetate, triethanolamine, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, tribehenin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, ceraminde 2, peg-10 rapeseed sterol, pvm / ma decadiene crosspolymer, palmitoyl oligopeptide and parfum.
This list of ingredients is overpowering for a consumer and with no notations as to which ingredients are helpful for the antiaging of the skin, the consumer is left up in the air. The Tocopheryl acetate is Vitamin E and that is a good ingredient to include in an antiaging skin care cream. The listed Vitamin C and Chamomile noted in the description are named in the list in scientific form.
- The Glysomed products offer ingredient lists online.
- There is an official website with contact information.
- There are testimonials for the products.
- There is no proof any of the products work to reduce aging.
- The claims are a bit over the top.
- There is no return policy listed on the website.
- No free samples are available online.
The Bottom Line
The Glysomed products have the backing of a known company – Blistex. But, this backing does not mean the products offer enough information to the consumer to support their claims of antiaging and skin health benefits. From the outside looking in, the Glysomed products have claimed more than they can prove. We are not supporting this product or line of products at this time.