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Reviewed by Susan
I have felt conflicted about Dermophisiologique’s Bioage Repairing Body Cream ($100) from the first day I received it to test for Truth in Aging. Dermophisiologique is generally well received by TIA et al, though I have never used it until now.
With any product I read the ingredients list. The Repairing Body Cream is a mixed bag of goodies and not-so-goodies. It has an array of botanicals which provide antioxidant protection, plus emollients, vitamins A & E, phospholipids, escin (the primary active compound in horse chestnut), lipoic acid, etc. Good things.
However, as I read the list I spotted propylene glycol. Not only that, I spotted other baddies, such as disodium EDTA, sodium benzoate, sodium dehydroacetate (the worst of the lot, I think)….you get the picture. Also, Dermophisiologique’s Repairing Body Cream is expensive, retailing for about $100/150 ml.
Being a true TIAer, I didn’t allow any of this to deter me from the mission, but I was biased against the product. Half-heartedly, I used it on my legs and arms for about 8-10 days. I wasn’t impressed, but to be honest, I can’t say I was being fair.
I was going to put it aside and write a negative review, but at the same time I came across Marta’s positive review using Dermophisiologique on her décolletage. Ok, one more try.
Within one week of applying Repairing Body Cream to my aging (55 years) décolletage, I saw an improvement in skin firmness and texture! I’m not kidding—I am amazed at the improved difference. Herein lies the conflict: can I recommend an effective body cream containing possibly irritating or toxic ingredients?
Yes, I can—with a provision. I suggest using it in specific areas, not over the whole body. For one reason, unless you’re married to Donald Trump, the price prohibits using it all over. Secondly, the ingredients which come up on the toxic screen are more so when used in large quantities.
Keep the cream contained to the décolletage, knees, elbows, i.e., specific areas, and I would definitely recommend it.
Aqua (Water), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (Sweet Almond Oil), Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil (Jojoba Oil), Phytic Acid, Carica Papaya Extract (Papaya Extract), Chamomilla Extract (Matricaria Flower Extract), Malva Sylvestris Extract (Mallow Extract), Calendula Officinalis Extract (Calendula Extract), Vitis Vinifera Extract (Grape Leaf Extract), Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phospholipids, Escin, Lecithin, Phospholipids, Lipoic Acid, Beta-Sitosterol, Citric Acid, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Dimethicone, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteth-24, Choleth 24, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Steareth-2, Trimethylolpropane Tricaprylate/Tricaprate, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Profumo (Fragrance).