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Product Comparisons


Things to look for when comparing products:


- What is the #1 ingredient in the product? Is it water? Unfortunately most skin and hair-care products are 75% water. BlackBox Cosmetics' products are created on the best foundation possible... Aloe Vera and our proprietary blend of skin and hair-healthy botanical extracts.


- Does the product contain the most effective age-reversing products known to science, (e.g., Retinol, Hyaluronic acid, Alpha lipoic acid, Keratin Aminos, Jojoba Protein, Silk Protein, Collagen Protein, Niacinimide/advanced NAD, different forms of Vitamin C/advanced Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Peptides. Hexapeptides, Dipeptides, DMAE, Super Sterols, Resveratrol, CoQ-10/advanced Ubiquinone, Vitamin D3, Green Tea, Teprenone, L-Proline, L-Lysine, L-Carnosine, L-Arginine, Rare Swiss Apple Stem Cells, Gotu Kola, Sea Kelp, Microalgaes, Beta Glucans, and Aloe Vera... to name just a few)? BlackBox Cosmetics' products have all of these ingredients and more.


- Does the product include nutients at the highest effective percentage or are they in the product for label value? Most products will contain one or two active ingredients and are such a low percentage of the product they have no effect. BlackBox Cosmetics' products are loaded with the highest effective percentages of the most important age-defying ingredients.


- Does the product contain the most advanced forms of its nutrients? For example: BlackBox Cosmetics' Retinol is encapsulated in microbeads that break open as the product is applied to the skin. This ensures additional protection to this vital nutrient, so it is as effective as possible.


- Does the product contain a broad spectrum of the most powerful anti-oxidants, (e.g., Acai Berry, Pomegranate, Goji Berry, Mangosteen, Silymarin, Ginko, Cranberry, Rooibos, Olive Leaf, White Tea, Willowbark, and Noni)?


- Does the product contain the most luxurious oils, (e.g., Macadamia nut, Olive, Grape Seed, Pumpkin Seed, Jojoba, Almond, Coconut, Avocado, Palm, Meadowfoam, Rosehip, Vitamin E, and Neem)?


- How is the product perserved and what other toxic chemicals are in the product? Does it contain parabens, allergens like Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinonesulfates that are banned in some coutries, or other toxic & formaldehyde releasing chemicals? See why you should be concerned about Parabens.


- How is the product packaged? Is it packaged in a beautiful airless/airtight containment system to preserve the highest possible effective nutrient value?


- How are the ingredients and products stored? Are they stored in refrigeration units before shipping to preserve their effectiveness?


- What is the company's distribution model? Do the products sit in hot warehouses... only to be shipped to a retail outlet where they may sit on the shelf for many months?


- Is the product gender biased? Can it be used by a woman or man? Is the product packaged to appeal to a man or a woman?


- How is the product scented? Is it scented with strong, offensive, or overbearing tones? Is it suited for a man or woman?


- Does the product/company offer substantially discounted money saving refills that are also eco-friendly?


- Is the product Gluten free?


- Does the company test on animals?


NOTE: BlackBox Cosmetics' products score the highest marks in all of these categories. That's what makes us so different. Please compare the products for yourself. Most skin care product's #1 ingredient is almost always water, include very few effective ingredients, and are filled with harmful parabens or toxins.


Products you may encounter


Mary Kay TimeWise (R) Age-fighting Moisturizer


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Roc - Deep Wrinkle Night Cream
Water, Glycerin, Lactose, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, PEG-8, Stearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Tromethamine, Carbomer, Isopropyl Myristate, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Propylparaben, Copper Gluconate, Magnesium Aspartate, Polysorbate 20, Retinol, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Zinc Gluconate.


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Elizabeth Arden - Millenium/Night Renewal Cream
Water/Aqua, Isopropyl Myristate, Squalane, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasisoxane, Mineral Oil/Paraffinum Liquidum, Polyglyceryl-3 Dilsostearate, Sorbitol, Polyethylene, Triundecanoin, Propylene Glycol, Beeswax, Allantoin, Lanolin Alcohol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Panthenol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Fragrance, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Eugenol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linallool, Butylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben.


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Oil of Olay - Regenerist
Water, Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Niacinamide, Isostearate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Carnosine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Soluble Collagen, Elastin, Allantoin, Stearyl Alcohol, Polyethylene, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Behenyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyacrylamide, Dimethiconol, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, C12-13 Pareth-3, Laureth-7, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Sodium Hydroxide, Ammonium Polyacrylate, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, MICA      


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Oil of Olay - Age Defying / Daily Renewal Cream
Water, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, Tocopheryl Acetate(Vit.E), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Dimethicone, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Steareth-21, Cyclopentasiloxane, Fragrance, Laureth-7, Dimethiconol, Steareth-2, Disodium EDTA.


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Creme de la Mer - Moisturizing Cream    
Seaweed (Algae) Extract, Mineral oil Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Extract, Microcrystalline Wax, Lanolin Alcohol, Sesame Seed Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Magnesium Sulfate, Sesame Seed, Medicago sativa(alfalfa) seed powder, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seedcake ,Prunus amygdulus dulcis(sweet almond) seed meal, Sodium Gluconate, Potassium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Paraffin, Tocopheryl succinate, Niacin, Beta-carotene, Decyl oleate, Aluminium distearate, Octyldodecanol, Citric acid, Cyanocobalamin, Magnesium stearate, Panthenol, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Benzyl salicylate, Citral, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Alcohol Denat., Fragrance (Parfum)


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Why Retinol?

Most dermatologists agree, Retinol is vital to any anti-aging skin-care regimen. It decreases fine lines, evens skin tone, improves texture, tightens pores, and stimulates blood flow and collagen production. It encourages skin cell turnover to reveal new and more youthful looking skin. This in turn helps promote collagen production by removing dead skin cells so new, healthier cells are able to come to the surface. Your complexion will look smoother and other anti-aging nutrients are able to sink deep into the skin and repair collagen. Dead skin cells are tougher to penetrate, making retinol and its exfoliating properties a very effective anti-aging compound. EO Retinol has the most effective form of Retinol and at the highest effective percentage. We use Retinol Microcaps, which keep the nutrients protected and at their strongest concentration as well. Once applied, the microcaps dissolve and are absorbed by your skin at their highest potency.

Why Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C?

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is found naturally in every cell in the human body. 50% of our body's HA is in our skin, both in deep underlying dermal areas as well as the visible epidermal top layers. Young skin is smooth and elastic, containing large amounts of HA to help keep the skin staying young and healthy. HA provides continuous moisture to skin by binding up to 1000 times its weight in water. Vitamin C is crucial in repairing and healing skin cells. It is a powerful antioxidant that slows the rate of free radical damage that causes destruction to Collagen, which in turn causes skin breakdown and wrinkles. New research shows it even reverses DNA damage to skin that causes skin cancer. Vit. C  is a necessary component of Collagen production. Therefore a combination of HA and  Vit. C are vital to maintaining the skin's layers and structure. It is collagen that gives skin its firmness, but it is HA and Vit. C that nourish, protect, and hydrate Collagen. Without HA and Vit. C, Collagen loses its elasticity causing sagging and wrinkling skin. With age, the ability of the skin to produce HA and Vit. C decreases. Adding them back in with EO HC is imperative. We use the highest effective percentages and most powerful forms of both nutrients.

Why Peptides?

Research on peptides was demonstrated to firm skin and stimulate collagen production at the American Academy of Dermatology research conference in 2002. Peptides are short chains of amino acids that are biologically active and act on Collagen in a variety of ways to slow the aging process. Research shows that incorporating peptides into your daily skin-care routine can help reverse or prevent signs of aging. In short, they signal and encourage skin to create collagen rather than allow it to break down. This can slow down and even stop the wrinkling process. Other peptides are used to block the release of chemicals that cause muscle contraction and therefore smooth wrinkles. This can work in a more natural way compared to botox.


Not all peptides are alike. However, we use a combination of the best researched and tested Peptides at their highest effective levels that show significant action in reducing fine lines and wrinkles.


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