If you're a fan of Kohl's or have even just strolled Kohl's, you know that there are certain beauty products and lines that are exclusively sold there. Just like Target, Kohl's has branched out in a major way to feature good quality brands at reasonable prices. One of the more popular skin care lines at Kohl's is GoodSkin Labs. I was recently contacted back in the fall of 2010 concerning the launch of EXTEN-10 Youth Boosting Moisturizer with SPF 15. I've never tried out any beauty items sold exclusively at Kohl's or from this particular company before so I was excited to receive a sample. The following is my honest, non-commissioned review of the product I was sent. Should I mention, as a hint, that my mother loves the product so much we just bought her a second tube at Kohl's last weekend?! Click the "Read More" link to continue this review.
Name: EXTEN-10 Instant Youth Boosting Moisturizer SPF 15
Price (USD): $39.50 for 1.7 oz
Locations: Kohl's or www.kohls.com
Cons: not necessarily going to literally look "10 years younger" as the bottle says, not enough moisturizing effect for the winter if you live in really harsh climate
Pros: moisturizing, lots of vitamins, brighter skin, smoother skin
Rating (1=worst, 10=best): 8.5
Final Say/Summary: My mother and I both love this product as a moisturizer first and foremost because it is non-greasy, non-oily and very hydrating for fall/spring/summer seasons. If you live in an area with harsh falls or springs, you might not want to exclusively depend on this for your skin needs. That being said, I can not begin to tell you how nice this product feels on my face. I didn't think it would be moisturizing enough because the formula is not thick or gooey/goopy at all, but it works very well! The best part? I don't have to deal with an oil-slick on my face after applying it like I do with other moisturizers. If you've ever tried out DDF'S Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew SPF 15 from Sephora, I would say the consistency is very similar; both are very light on your skin but absorbs to keep it hydrated without a residue. The best part of this moisturizer is actually not the moisturizing aspect, however, it is rather the ingredients that promote younger, youthful looking skin. Obviously I'm not old enough to fully test that claim but my mother certainly is! That is where her review comes in after using the whole tube of this product:
"I like this moisturizer a lot. I feel like my skin has brightened up quite a bit. I also feel it has plumped up my skin, especially around the cheek."
So obviously my mother likes this product and I really can see a transformation in her skin. It is definitely brighter. I wouldn't necessarily say that she looks 10 years younger, but I think that this product works well to bring light to dull, aging skin. I also like that there is SPF 15 (UVA and UVB) because protection is key to keeping things in order. It is better to protect and prevent than treat so that is a nice bonus from this moisturizer. As far as the claim for less fine lines, I'm not sure if it helped her wrinkles or not. I think she would have to use it for a longer period of time. Perhaps if you used this consistently everyday, you will see results. However, she did mention that her cheeks felt and looked more plump so perhaps it works...
Overall, I think this is a great, low-key moisturizer for older women. Why not have have a multi-tasking cream that moisturizers, protects, and renews?