Q. Do skin creams erase the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines?
A. According to Federal Law, cosmetic companies cannot claim that their products may have the ability to change the actual physical appearance of the body or cell structure. This is a drug claim and takes it out of the realm of cosmetics. In effect, this would be distributing a drug without a license, which is a federal crime. Virtually all moisturizers contain Lactic Acid. This is part of the Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) family. However, it is one of the larger molecules in the AHA family and it does not penetrate as well, especially when mixed with emollients.
Q. Can skin creams eliminate cellulite?
A. Cellulite occurs when the skin loses its elasticity or is over-stretched by fat deposits. Stretch marks result from breaks in collagen, part of your skin’s natural support tissue. There is no cream in the world, including “Collagen Creams” that will restore elasticity to your skin.
Q. How do “Collagen” creams rebuild Collagen?
A. This has never been proven. It cannot happen. The base of cream is too heavy to sink into the skin. Most “collagen” is not even in a raw material grade that would be effective to help rebuild natural collagen. The only proven collagen is an injectable from a physician.
Q. Do I need a separate eye cream?
A. YES, eye creams should be a part of the daily face care routine in every age group.
Skin around the eyes is the bodies thinnest and contains no sebaceous glands. Consequently, eye creams are made to be more emollient in content yet not leave a residue that will leak into the eye and affect makeup or contact lenses. We recommend patients use a daily eye cream such as our Ultra Gentle Eye Cream, which is made to be compatible with eye makeup. This cream contains both emollients and humectants, which will minimize fine lines and puffiness. Eye Cream Moisturizers offer hydrating qualities for those difficult and sensitive areas around the eyes. From a very light to a rich blend eye cream, we offer four variations that will best suit your needs.
Q. How much should I use at a time?
A. Just a small amount, the size of a small pea for each eye. Apply a thin even layer that covers the affected area.
Q. Can this be used more than twice a day?
A. Yes. But there is no additional benefit.
Q. How long before results are seen?
A. Everyone is different and every circumstance will be different. Minor bruising should be gone within a few days. Common skin disorders may take a few weeks to show improvement. Dark circles around the eyes should be gone within four weeks
Q. Can this product be used on open wounds?
A. No. Arnica Montana can seriously irritate open or abraded skin.
Q. What happens if this product is ingested?
A. Arnica can cause severe illness. Consult a physician.
Q. Is this product comedogenic?
A. No. It contains numerous oils, a number of which have been referred to as comedogenic. However, we utilize pharmaceutical grade and highly purified ingredients, which work significantly better than the typical cosmetic grade ingredients. Mineral Oil, which is commonly considered to cause acne, is one of the best lubricants you can use. The key is simply normal and proper cleansing of the skin.
Q. Who should not use this product?
A. Virtually anyone can use this product. However, children under the age of 6 months should not use this item. They can utilize our E2 Serum, instead. No one should use this item on open, cut or abraded skin.
Q. A patient has allergies causing puffiness around the eyes. Will this help?
A. Yes, to a degree. Depending upon the extent of the swelling, Vita Hydrator Eye Crème will help to soothe the skin. If allergies are an ongoing problem, try our Brite Eyes crème.