Overview:

Prana SpaCeuticals comes from Cherie Dobbs, President and CEO of Dermastart, Inc. The name “Prana” comes from the Sanskrit word for “breath” and the brand continues its Indian philosophy with the idea that it will bring “breath.

The Good:

Prana SpaCeuticals has skin products to meet many of your needs. Acne, rosacea, hyper-pigmentation and anti-aging treatments are all available. The brand also carries products that are meant to deal with the daily rigors of life such as improving skins moisture and firming skin. Prana also follow these guidelines:

  1. Finding sources that farm organically

  2. Stabilize antioxidants naturally

  3. Knowing ingredients that give Natural Absorption

  4. Using plant extracts: Natural pigments and natural aromatics

  5. Keeping products free from synthetics, parabens, and harsh lathering agents (SLS)

  6. Using environmentally friendly ingredients

  7. Completely steers away from any form of Animal Testing


The Bad:

Marta found the controversial ingredient DMAE in the vitamin lift serum. While it is thought to be able to reduce wrinkles, scientist speculate this is because the product is causing cell damage. However, there has to be more research to find out if this is indeed true. Also, the serum contained retinyl palmitate which has been linked to cancer when exposed to the sun.

The Truth:

Prana SpaCeuticals has the makings of a great brand, starting with their offerings. Cleansers, balancers, masques, eye creams, and even acne boosters are available which means that the brand can reach a wide audience. While the overall product seemed to be great, bad ingredients did make small appearances but that doesn’t stop their overall performance. Prices may be steeper than some would like to pay, a cleanser costs $42 and the AU 24K Gold Serum costs $96, but they are a premium brand with premium ingredients that intelligently combine naturals with actives.