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Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus

What will grab consumers is the fact that Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus serum isn’t expensive, at least not when compared with its department store competitors (or with laser treatments), and the packaging will keep the ingredients stable. The formula does contain a nice mix of antioxidants, silicones, and a smaller, but still potentially helpful, amount of cell-communicating and skin-identical ingredients.

According to one of the press releases for Repairwear Laser Focus (which is not a study), it was tested side-by-side with Erbium laser treatments. (An Erbium laser is an ablative laser that removes several layers of the epidermis to improve wrinkles and discolorations.) Subjects applied the serum to one side of their face and had an Erbium laser treatment done on the other. It wasn’t specified if the subjects had one or several laser treatments, but given that results were monitored every four weeks, it is highly unlikely the Erbium laser was used each time. Just one treatment with this laser can result in downtime of a week or more as skin heals, but the results can be remarkable, surpassing what any serum can provide. More important, the benefits from any laser treatment take time to show up, and Clinique only measured results at 4, 8, and 12 weeks! And lasers aren’t serums or moisturizers!

Serums like this can improve skin’s texture and help stimulate healthy collagen production, but they cannot affect skin the same way lasers do, and there’s no research proving otherwise, despite Clinique’s press release. Your skin will feel better and your wrinkles will appear softer when you apply this serum, but that’s true of any well-formulated serum.

For the best of both worlds, a smart approach to anti-aging is to pair a state-of-the-art skin-care routine with the cosmetic corrective procedures that are appropriate for addressing the concerns you have about how your skin is aging.

Note: This serum is dispensed via a dropper applicator. Although not the ideal method to dispense a serum that contains light- and air-sensitive ingredients, sometimes this type of packaging is necessary due to formulary requirements. When that’s the case, the goal is to keep the bottle opening as small as possible, the bottle should be opaque or specially coated to protect the contents from light, and you should use the serum up within three months of opening.

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