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Foregone Conclusions: Priori and Prevage with Idebenone

Wealthy skincare manufacturers must truly take pause to snigger at the infinitely monetizable paradox many aging women choose to represent.

Namely, to voice real concern over their changing appearance, while simultaneously being compelled to repeatedly shoot themselves in the foot over an extended, critical period of time, ensuring lasting, permanent damage and perpetual dissatisfaction.

Dissatisfaction which typically results in increasing amounts of unrealistic treatment, coupled with bouts of apathy which do nothing to increase the likelihood of the right decisions ever being made for any meaningful period of time.

Use of Idebenone (a topical antioxidant ingredient found in Prevage and Priori) is ideally representative of the ease with which individuals will "anti-aging treatment" to degenerate into farce.

In every instance, combination 15% ascorbic acid and 1% tocopherol treatment is markedly more effective at preventing permanent skin damage than any available idebenone formula — either Prevage (from Allergan) or the less impressive Priori copycat formula which has been piggybacking on Prevage's popularity.

Priori does at least contains idebenone, something the parasites at Basic Research saw fit to leave out of their "Sovage with Idebenol."

Research and testing for topical idebenone has only ever been an in-house, biased affair because individual's conducting clinical trials stood to gain financially from reporting positive results for topical idebenone.

In contrast, objective third-party (peer-reviewed) testing was conducted at Duke University for combination ascorbic acid and tocopherol.

Neither is combining ascorbic acid and tocopherol proprietary, although its rarely done to skin's benefit.

Prevage and Priori's comparisons between idebenone and combination ascorbic acid and tocopherol are made using concentrations of C & E at a fraction of those used in practice.

The fiction of its superiority continues with the form of idebenone available through the department stores and beauticians being weaker than the studied amounts.

In contrast, the formula studied at Duke University is identical to the original "C & E" product.

Experience also bears out the plain facts because even longer-term users of idebenone present with skin statistically similar to the mean for their age.

The situation is rarely remedied because individuals are adamant that their antioxidant choice represents sound judgement, undistorted by wishful thinking or marketing.

Idebenone marketing alludes to higher levels of prevention to satisfy consumers drawn to science, but whom for whatever reason lack the inclination or ability to apply the realism their skincare approach would seem to mandate.

Certain skincare manufacturers toy with the women who make up this quasi-scientific skincare-using community like cats with mice, only allowing them so much freedom before they knock them back in the direction of their latest survivalist ingredient for another round of idiocy.

Masochistically, these women tend to serially return to the same chintzy stores that instigated unnecessary permanent aging of their skin in the first place.

Dogged brand and ingredient evangelism is a practice fostered and enjoyed by beauty therapists and the cosmetics industry.

Although possibly well-meaning, this is quintessentially a rehearsed marketing behaviour individuals internalise to their detriment.

You may choose to implement idebenone as an auxiliary antioxidant, however its use alone, or in place of individually superior alternatives, is technically negligent.

Using idebenone in place of the independently-reviewed ascorbic acid and tocopherol acetate formula, and genuinely expecting to limit aging to the same (or better) degree, is like yelling at the sun in a bid to stop it setting at the end of the day.

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