Elizabeth Arden's Prevage Body is supposed to go beyond mere skin retexturing to heal scars and strechmarks, fade cellulite and sun damage. That's good because it costs $138. Looking at the ingredients, its hard to tell if Prevage Body will live up to its promise.
The Prevage signature ingredient is ubiquinone
. Also known as CoQ10, this is an antioxidant with a very good pedigree. Idebenone is a version of CoQ10 that has a particularly low molecular weight and has performed well against cell damage from oxidative stress in a variety of trials. In one, 41 women, aged 30–65, with moderate photodamaged skin used either 0.5% or 1.0% solution of idebenone. After six weeks’ use of the 1.0% idebenone formula, a 26% reduction in skin roughness/dryness was observed, a 37% increase in skin hydration and a 29% reduction in fine lines/wrinkles.
This is not the only antioxidant with some data behind it. Euterpe oeraceais acai berry and this is gaining acceptance as a new superfruit. Phospholipids are also useful because they are class of lipids that give cell membranes stucture and they transport DNA. Meanwhile, phytosterols are known for their regenerative properties. Octadecenedioic acid is supposed to be a new alternative to alzeic acid in that it is a non-irritating skin brightener.
Leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate seems to be a anti-microbial. I am all in favor of natural preservatives. Yet Elizabeth Arden is hedging bets by adding most parabens known to man and several others including phenoxyethanol
Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Isopropyl Isostearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Hydroxydecyl, Ubiquinone, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Guanidine HCl, Lactic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Palmitate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Lipids, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Euterpe Oleracea Sterols, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propylene Glycol, Urea, Phospholipids, Phytosterols, Polyphosphorylcholine Glycol Acrylate, Tripeptide-1, Glucose, Octadecenedioic Acid, Ceteth-20, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Acrylates, Copolymer, PEG-8, Polyethylene, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Mica, Cyclopentasiloxane, Parfum/Fragrance, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool, Benzoic Acid, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Sorbic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Red 4 (CI 14700), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 (CI 19140).