What You Should Know
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Suave Skin Therapy Advanced Therapy Moisturizer is marketed as a low-cost moisturizer to heal and protect skin. Suave markets other personal care products including soaps and shampoos. Suave products are widely available at department and drug stores and through numerous online retailers.
The Suave Skin Therapy Moisturizer page on the Suave website is reasonably informative, containing a description of the product, a full ingredient list, and application directions. However, we were unable to locate a money-back guarantee which would allow consumers to purchase with confidence. Also, there do not appear to be product samples available through the website although they may be available through retail outlets.
Suave Skin Therapy Moisturizer claims to hydrate deeply and to provide fast and long-lasting treatment to dry skin. In reviewing the product’s list of ingredients, we were unable to identify any active ingredient that would cause Suave Skin Therapy Moisturizer to stand out from its thousands of competitors. Suave Skin Therapy Moisturizer contains Vitamins A and E, glycerin, and petrolatum (petroleum jelly). Vitamin E has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and healing effects on the skin, but the research behind Vitamin A’s effect when applied topically is little. Glycerin and petroleum jelly are both softeners that are quite common to mid-quality moisturizers.
The ingredient that disappoints us is methylparaben. Parabens are cosmetic preservatives that are also known allergens. Many higher-quality skin care formulations leave this ingredient out for that reason. Those with skin allergies or sensitivities may wish to consult their doctor or dermatologist before trying this product. Many consumers look for certain clinically-proven ingredients when looking for an anti-aging or moisturizing product. Hyaluronic acid is one ingredient we always look for. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the skin but diminishes as we age. It can hold over 1,000 times its own weight in water and replacing the body’s supply keeps skin deeply hydrated for an extended period of time. Suave Skin Therapy Moisturizer does not contain this important ingredient.
- Reasonably priced.
- Widely available at department and drug stores.
- Does not contain hyaluronic acid.
- No money-back guarantee offered.
- Contains known allergens.
- May not be effective to restore long term hydration in the skin.
The Bottom Line
Suave Skin Therapy Moisturizer may be adequate as a regular moisturizer but we do not feel it can provide the benefits it claims over the long term. Consumers may wish to look for products that are known to rejuvenate skin and contain proven ingredients. With so many skin care moisturizers on the market today, we find nothing that really stands out from the crowd with this one.