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  • - This is the only anti aging

  • and moisturizing cream

  • that works according

  • to scientists

  • and has a scientific consensus behind it.

  • I've been doing a lot of research on the beauty industry,

  • including finishing this great science book about your skin,

  • the remarkable life of the skin.

  • And I've realized there's a lot

  • of misinformation out there about products.

  • So we're gonna sit down

  • with my partner Mitch because he didn't really know

  • or use skin creams

  • to see if he can actually pick

  • and choose which ones are more effective

  • and teach you how to actually read the ingredients lists

  • of these beauty products

  • to understand from a scientific perspective,

  • which ones work.

  • So starting in your early 20s,

  • you lose roughly 1% of your collagen per year.

  • - Okay, so like a lot of it is gone.

  • - Yeah when we are in our 30s collagen is the protein

  • that gives your skin strength

  • and plumpness

  • and things that in our society we deem as good as

  • this collagen disappears,

  • that's when you get wrinkles.

  • - I'm not that aware of wrinkles,

  • but I feel like after this video,

  • that's all I'm gonna think about.

  • I have one here and I have two here.

  • Like I sleep on my face like that,

  • like literally like.

  • - Every morning you wake up next to me,

  • its literally like you know when someone's so dehydrated,

  • like somehow

  • in the night you become the most dehydrated person

  • on the planet.

  • And you wake up with like lines everywhere like,

  • (Mitch whooshes)

  • and I'm just what now you have wrinkles.

  • (Mitch laughs)

  • - I'm literally trying

  • to make a beauty video about being snatched

  • and you're calling out my most vulnerable part of the day.

  • In order to understand skin cream,

  • you must first understand the largest organ

  • in your body your skin.

  • The hypodermis holds the sweat glands,

  • fat cells and the base of hair follicles.

  • Next we have the dermis which contains collagen fibers

  • of which we will be talking a lot about today,

  • and the sebaceous gland which secretes natural oils.

  • Next we have the epidermis which starts

  • with the stratum basale right

  • on top of the dermis consisting

  • of stem cells that continuously divide,

  • creating your skin cells known as keratinocytes.

  • Next is the stratum spinosum where the keratinocytes link up

  • then it is the stratum granulosum

  • where the keratinocytes flaten,

  • lose their fats

  • and nucleus then reach the outermost layer

  • of the skin the stratum corneum which is now,

  • the effectively dead cells

  • at the outermost layer of your skin.

  • The epidermis is so thin,

  • only one millimeter but it is your main barrier

  • to the outside world.

  • And a lot of the BS from skincare products is because

  • this layer is actually so effective

  • at keeping the active ingredients

  • in creams out of your body.

  • So I'm gonna bring out two creams

  • at a time you are gonna try

  • and decipher which one you think is better.

  • - I'm just trying to figure out which ones

  • are like more BS versus which one

  • has like maybe more legitimacy.

  • - claims slash ingredients that would actually help my skin.

  • - Yes, exactly.

  • - My skin okay, now my BS detector is on.

  • - So your first two creams are right here,

  • we have the London

  • and rant Collagen Moisturizer. Oh my god I've always wanted

  • to do the beauty thing what do they do?

  • (Narrator mumbles)

  • or the Bluelene Revolutionary Anti-aging Cream

  • with methylene blue.

  • - Okay.

  • - Okay.

  • - Uuuuh probably a sign

  • that it's worse for you,

  • and I've never heard

  • of methylene blue or,

  • oryza sativa it's like isn't

  • that a strain of marijuana. (Narrator laughs)

  • - Rice bran oil,

  • my honest like evaluation if I was

  • to see these both

  • and guess which is either more legit or,

  • better for you would be this one.

  • (bell rings)

  • - If you ever find a cream

  • that has collagen in it,

  • or a face mask with collagen in it,

  • that you're topically applying to your skin,

  • it's 100% BS.

  • (Mitch quips)

  • - Collagen...

  • - isnt that what everything says?.

  • - A lot of things it's crazy it's actually,

  • look at

  • this one gold collagen so there's literally flakes of gold

  • in this,

  • 24 Karat Eye Cream this is called

  • with collagen.

  • There's a lot of things

  • that claim collagen to help with wrinkles,

  • but the molecule itself is too large

  • to actually go through your epidermis,

  • what we were talking about earlier the keratinocytes,

  • it does not get through.

  • So anything with collagen,

  • do not ever buy.

  • When you read the ingredients

  • of this methylene blue one.

  • It has glycerin pretty high up.

  • Glycerin is a really important molecule

  • for moisturizing your face.

  • It actually keeps the fluids

  • in and on your face.

  • So if you are looking for a moisturizer

  • and you want a cheap one

  • for example look

  • at the ingredients list if glycerin is high up

  • that will be a pretty good moisturizer

  • this has glycerin at ingredient number three

  • this has glycerin at ingredient number like six Not only is

  • it like BS with the collagen it's not even

  • that moisturizing it's a much worse cream bye London

  • and Grant.

  • (Mitch giggles)

  • its like we broke our floor

  • - It's claiming anti aging

  • in its actual packaging,

  • from methylene blue.

  • There's no scientific claims behind methylene blue helping

  • with anti aging

  • at all that's purely a tactic

  • to get you to buy this also not only

  • that but moisturizer in

  • and of itself is not anti aging.

  • There's no scientific claims behind moisturizer helping

  • with any anti aging when it comes

  • to wrinkles or photo aging of your skin.

  • So next you have the Bluelene versus

  • this Pure Vitamin C La Roche Posay.

  • - Okay I thought it was a lacquer

  • and I was like they have a face cream?

  • - So this one retails

  • at 59 Canadian dollars is more expensive.

  • This is a fancy fancy thing.

  • - In big writing anti-wrinkle concentrate,

  • renovating anti- oxidant.

  • - Okay, so..

  • - Renovating?

  • - We're going in,

  • we're renovating the face, aaah!

  • - ewww!

  • - Looks like (indistinct).

  • Ahhh!

  • - Ewwh

  • - So it...

  • - Uuuh!

  • - It really smells like foundation to me,

  • like liquid foundation.