Pure Skin Care at CVSThursday, October 30, 2008
I received a box in the mail a few weeks ago full of products I'd never heard of before. Why? Because it's a new skin care line that will be offered at CVS. I would have been able to tell you more about the line a week ago, but I honestly lost the huge press release they sent me about it. So, instead I'll tell you more about the products themselves and you can decide if you want to run over to the nearest CVS and pick some up.
The biggest "claim" of this line is the inclusion of Back Rice Peptides. While I'm not sure how these are extracted, or even if they work, in general peptides are a nice ingredient to include in your anti-aging routine!
I've already seen positive reviews of this product popping up on-line, and I have to be the dissenting vote I'm afraid. I didn't like this cleanser.
It is a white creamy cleanser, very gentle on skin. However, it left a lot of greasy residue on my face. While it might work great for those with dry skin (particularly during the cold, dry winter), it just wasn't a good option for my combination skin in Southern California. In addition, the real reason that I did not like this cleanser was that it didn't seem to actually cleanse anything! I was left with dirt and makeup still on my face after using this cleanser.
This is another product to avoid. This scrub has sharp and unevenly sized grit that is much too harsh for use on your face. Barring that issue, I didn't think that it rinsed off very well and should just be avoided overall.
Face Cream, SPF 15
This is the standout product of the line in my opinion. This cream is a great option for a day moisturizer! It is creamy, feels silky and hydrating, and it quickly absorbs into my skin without any residue. Perfect for everyday!
You can see that this product provides broad spectrum UV coverage as well.
The main moisturizing ingredients are Palm Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cocoa Butter, and Avocado Oil.
This cream is a lotion that actually comes in a bottle with two different pumps. Truthfully, I had a hard time using both pumps at once (why was I trying to do this? I really have no idea, but it was messy), so just make things easier on yourself and pump them on their own into your hand and then mix the clear and white lotions together. The final lotion absorbs quickly without residue, but wasn't quite as hydrating as I would have liked.
Active ingredients in this product include:
• Peptides: Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide
• Beta Hydroxy Acid: Salicylic Acid
This is a nicely hydrating eye cream that was a nice base under makeup. It does have a faint residue once it absorbs, which I felt aided concealer application. While it doesn't offer any anti-aging ingredients (other than what the Rice Peptides may or may not offer), this is a great option if you're just looking for hydration.