What You Should Know
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SkinHealth Centers is a dermatology collective based in Massachusetts. SkinHealth Centers includes dermatologists, medical aestheticians, and cosmetic surgeons. Although their focus is on providing treatment, they also offer a selection of products that can be purchased online. The SkinHealth Centers products include not only skin care lines but supplements and other treatments. In the skin care line, the company offers many cleansers, toners, moisturizers and serums. According to the company’s website, one of its most popular products is the Night Eye Serum, which claims to plump skin cells to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. So many products on the market today make similar claims so we will review the ingredients in the Night Eye Serum in more depth in the next section.
All the SkinHealth Centers’ products can be purchased directly from the company’s website. We are disappointed, however, that the SkinHealth Center’s website contains so little information for each product. There is a brief description that includes a few of the active ingredients. We were unable to locate a full list of ingredients, customer testimonials or any links to clinical studies supporting the effectiveness of the products.
The SkinHealth Center’s Night Eye Serum claims to “work like magic” to plump skin cells and penetrate deeply to repair collagen. The website lists the main ingredients as hyaluronic acid, green tea extract, Vitamins A, C, and E and coenzyme Q10. We are fans of including hyaluronic acid (HA) in anti-aging formulations. HA is derived from desert plants and can hold over 1,000 times its own weight in water, deeply hydrating the skin. We prefer to see HA paired up with collagen however to really make a long-lasting impact. Vitamins A, C and E may have an effect on diminishing free radicals in the skin, but there is less research on their topical application than there is in ingesting them orally. Other than HA, the ingredients listed can be found in many middle-of-the-road moisturizers and none of them suggest that they are able to provide the promised benefits.
Without knowing all of the ingredients in the SkinHealth Center’s Night Eye Serum, it is impossible for a consumer to determine if the product contains any allergens or any low-quality “filler” ingredients. For example, many mediocre skin care companies include parabens in their formulations. Parabens are cosmetic preservatives that are also known allergens. Many higher-quality skin care companies exclude parabens from their formulations because of this. Those with skin allergies and sensitivities should exercise caution and discuss the use of this product with their doctors or dermatologists.
- Contains hyaluronic acid.
- Available directly from the manufacturer.
- No full ingredient list available.
- No money-back guarantee offered.
- Not labeled as non-allergenic.
- May not contain clinically-proven ingredients.
The Bottom Line
There are thousands of skin care products on the market today with hundreds of them claiming to be the fountain of youth. We found nothing to excite us in the SkinHealth Center’s Night Eye Serum and the lack of ingredient disclosure gives us concern. We recommend that you save your money and search for a product with proven ingredients whose company backs it up with a money-back guarantee.