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Miracle Skin Transformer

Is a Solution for:
Dry Skin, Oily Skin
July 7, 2010 Reviewed by Marta 10 Comments
It is so new that it hasn’t been launched yet (it debuts in August), but there is something a little retro about Miracle Skin Transformer.  And not in a good way. First of all the name seems to hark back to the day when marketing people thought consumers were gullible and desperate. These days, the ‘miracle’ appellation comes across as more naïve on the part of the maker than cynical. And then there is more silicone than in Pamela Anderson's cleavage.

There are no fewer than eight silicones in Miracle Skin Transformer and they are the first eight ingredients. This is so department store product 1980s. As well as being completely worthless (other than providing a superficial feel good factor), they are carcinogenic – that is, if they are allowed to penetrate the skin. If they evaporate, they are considered safe. But, like I said, mostly pointless. Except that they help to achieve what Miracle Skin claims will be an instant transformation to an “airbrushed” look.

And this it does. Miracle Skin Transformer promises instant results and I can attest that it provides them. I applied my sample to one side of my face and it was instantly smoother, with a silky sheen that felt like it looked. That's what eight silicones will do. Within an hour though the Miracle Skin side looked quite a bit drier than the right (where I had used YNS Medspar).

This is shame because the next seven or eight ingredients are pretty good, starting with an unusual botanical, physalis angulata, a pretty fruit known as Cape gooseberry or winter cherry. This is a Brazilian plant that has traditionally been used to treat malaria and recently researchers have found it to be an antioxidant, while a study on rats determined that is a powerful anti-inflammatory.  However, a Korean study found that other plants fared better than physalis as an antioxidant. The scientific consensus seems to be that it is an immune system booster.

Miracle Skin Transformer is positioned as a three-in-one product for today’s busy woman. The three functions are hydrate, enhance and protect. I would characterize it as a foundation (it is heavily tinted), sunscreen and anti-aging moisturizer in one product. There are some good skin repairers provided the vitamins, CoQ10 and saw palmetto. The protection is unfortunately provided mostly by two chemical sunscreens: octyl methoxycinnamate, which is unstable in sunlight and possibly toxic; and octyl salicylate, which also degrades in sunlight.

At $48 for 1.7oz, I have to admit that Miracle Skin Treatment is priced for the times. If you want to try it for yourself, they are offering free samples between now and August launch.

Active ingredients:

Octyl methoxycinnamate 7.5%, octyl salicylate 5%, titanium dioxide 2.5%


Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone crosspolymer, dimethicone/vinyldimethicone, crosspolymer, dimethiconol, dimethicone, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone, crosspolymer, cyclomethicone, silica, physalis angulata extract, passiflora edulis (passion) fruit, serenoa serrulata (saw palmetto) extract, tocopherol (vitamin e), acetate, coenzyme q10 (ubiquinone), retinyl palmitate (vitamin a), vitamin k1, vitamin d3, mica, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, polyoxyethylene 20 sorbitanmonooleate (e 433), polyoxyethylene 20 sorbitanmonooleate (e 432),, fatty-acid esters/triglycerides, octyldodecanol, potassium sorbate, aqua, hexylene glycol, glycerin, may contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxide yellow, iron oxide red, iron oxide black.
  • September 27, 2016

    by Serena

    Hi, I was wondering what the 2016 product is like of the miracle skin transformer - if it is detrimental to your skin?

  • May 12, 2013

    by Kathy

    Now it's been 2+ years. It looks like many people like it, especially for the ones who like to use make up. I don't see much online about anyone else warning people about the silicone in the product. What's the problem? Does all make up have those silicone so those people don't care? I hardly ever use make up (probably less than 5 times in a year).

  • October 20, 2011

    by Bernadette

    I've used the product for over a week now and notice that I've got tiny white heads all over my face, especially my forehead. I've tried contacting the company to return the products, but their website does not list a number and two of their "store locator" locations have other company numbers listed (such as a ob-gyn office). HELP!

  • January 17, 2011

    by Tina Semuta


    Try They have a lot of great info


  • December 7, 2010

    by dusklvr

    I've really come to the point where I follow a simple rule with skincare - if you can't eat it don't put it on your skin!
    The skin absorbs most of what is put on it. The compounds enter the bloodstream and are filtered in the liver. The liver is constantly overworked and not very healthy in most people.
    I've recently been using a skincare line called 100% Pure - they have natural cosmetics too.
    All of the ingredients are natural and pure, there are no chemicals.
    A friend suggested I try it as I am quitting all chemicals (cleaners, lotions, perfumes, etc).
    I've also been using pure green clay once a week as a mask. My skin loves the minerals and looks great after I use it!
    I won't be trying MST, it's a shame that they've added so many chemicals to their product.
    I have to say that my skin looks better than ever (glowing, even, no blemishes, smooth, and hydrated) since I've only been using natural products!

  • November 17, 2010

    by Maryanne

    Marta, I am an avid reader of your blog and have come to notice that Miracle Skin's product has silicone that is derived from sand (natural, not synthetic). Did you see this as well?

  • November 14, 2010

    by marta

    The thing I can't get over is that Miracle Skin was recommended by Dr Oz.

  • November 13, 2010

    by Vera

    Thank you for the info. It did sound 'too good to be true'.

  • September 5, 2010

    by marta

    Anne, as the post says, silicone can be carcinogenic only IF it penetrates the skin and the word silicone is hyperlinked to a longer post that covers the issues about silicone in more detail.

  • September 5, 2010

    by Anne

    Hi Marta - can you please point me to some research about topical silicone causing cancer? I can't find it anywhere. :-X

    Thank you!


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