Is IS Pro-Heal Serum a good antioxidant?

Hi Dr. Irwin and Team! I am looking to purchase the IS Clinical Pro Heal serum (vitamins A, C, E and olive leaf extract). How does that compare to the Skinceutical antioxidant serums that you recommend on your website? I read that Pro Heal is for more sensitive skin? But then also noticed that denatured alcohol is one of the ingredients. I am not sure if that is good or bad for the skin. Thanks for your help!

It drives me crazy when companies try to confuse consumers……and this is a prime example.  They make it difficult, if not impossible to try to find what actual percentages are in this, for one!

Then ….they make a ton of “scientific” claims with no available science that I can find on that specific product.   And then they make a whole bunch of claims like treats acne, rosacea, reduces inflammation, treat contact dermatitis (wow that one is almost laughable), and provides antioxidant and UV protection, and insect bites.     Sounds like “snake oil”
to me …….so sorry!

Here are some better choices  –  a great antioxidant (by SkinCeuticals) and another one (also great for sensitive skin (by Replenix).    Also a less expensive option.

Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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