Amazing New Product: Topix Replenix Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum 3x
Posted Oct 19 2009 10:00pm
Although I am a beauty blogger who tries lots of products, truth be told, I have really sensitive skin. So when I heard about Topix Replenix Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum 3x ($64.00, Amazon.com ), with all the benefits of retinol plus skin-soothing green tea polyphenols and hydrating hyaluronic acid, I was delighted.
Ingredients – Really Spectacular
The ingredients in Topix Replenix Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum 3x are top-notch: retinoids are considered by many dermatologists to be the gold-standard of anti-aging, and while retinol is less potent than prescription tretinoin, it is still capable of producing profound results.
What makes this serum truly unique is its inclusion of a high concentration of green tea polyphenols, the active compounds of green tea (the most popular of which is epigallocatechin gallate ). The polyphenols in green tea have been found in a 2003 study inMolecular Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention to prevent UVB-induced oxidation of lipids and proteins in mice. In addition, according to Dr. Gary Goldfaden, M.D., “In a recent dermatological comparison study, the use of a lotion containing a tea extract produced a 70% improvement in rosacea compared to use of a lotion containing the base ingredients alone.” Verifying this is a 2003 study in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, which reports that green tea reduces UVB-induced inflammation.
I was not sent Topix Replenix Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum 3x – I went out and bought it, and I must say, I find it to be a wonderful retinol serum for my sensitive skin. It leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth – not dried out! Other ways I have been able to get the benefits of retinol with sensitive skin include Green Cream Level 3 (and later 6, when my skin tolerated it) under hydrating moisturizers, or to a lesser extent with the Kinerase line, which has efficacy somewhere between 0.02% and 0.04% tretinoin.