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Skincode is a Swiss skin care company with an extensive line of products based on natural botanicals. “Natural” skin care products are very popular in the marketplace right now but we will have to see whether Skincode products might be able to produce the results claimed. Skincode offers two main lines: Exclusive and Essentials. Skincode Exclusive is designed for mature skin and consists of cleansers, toners, moisturizers and treatments. Skincode Essentials is designed for all ages and types of skin although the line contains some anti-aging products.
Skincode products cannot be purchased directly from the company’s website but appear to be readily available at several online retailers. We were unable to locate any information on a manufacturer’s money-back guarantee- something we like to see from skin care companies. We also could not locate any product samples that would allow consumers to try out the products before investing in full size jars.
Skincode products suffer from the same lack of information found in many mediocre skin care products on the market today. Not only doesn’t the company present a full ingredient list, it does not even outline the main active ingredients in most cases. One ingredient included in many of its skin care products is Active Cellular Regenerating Complex (ACR) which is said to renew skin cell regeneration. Unfortunately, Skincode does not explain what is in this ingredient.
Not knowing what is in a skin care product can be concerning for two reasons. The first is that those with skin allergies and sensitivities may not be able to determine if the product contains any ingredients which may react poorly with their skin. The second is that it does not allow the consumer to assess the quality of the ingredients or whether the product contains any “fillers”. We feel that effective anti-aging and anti-wrinkle products contain certain ingredients that have been backed by significant clinical research. First, collagen is important as it replaces the skin’s dwindling supply as we age. Hyaluronic acid can hold over 1,000 times its own weight in water and can deeply hydrate and moisturize the skin. Finally, we like to see peptides such as Matrixyl 3000 which stimulates the body’s own production of collagen and Argiriline, which penetrates deeply and relaxes the facial muscles that underlay wrinkles. It does not appear that any of these ingredients are included in the Skincode formulations.
- Widely available from online retailers.
- Full line of skin care products for aging skin.
- Full ingredient list not available.
- May not contain clinically-proven ingredients.
- No money-back guarantee offered.
- Not labeled as non-allergenic.
The Bottom Line
There are literally thousands of skin care products targeted to aging skin on the market today. With so much choice available, it becomes impossible to recommend a product line like Skincode that does not tell the consumer what is in its formulations. Most consumers want as much information as they can about what goes into the products they use every day, especially those with skin allergies and sensitivities. Consumers may wish to continue researching products that contain ingredients which have been proven effective and are backed up with a money-back guarantee.