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Bakel

Bakel

Bakel

Bakel is one of the most disappointing "cosmeceutical" skin care brands to ever enter the marketplace.

Exhausted or naive beauty product consumers would understandably like the idea of a brand which claims to finally "provide 100% active agents and zero useless ingredients" with the aim of "doing no harm."

On the surface it would seem that Bakel have reached some final solution to skin care, yet like those individuals whom insist on making their own potent cosmeceuticals, they succeed in realising none of their most overt aims.

Moreover Bakel's products are markedly and simultaneously less beneficial and more expensive than those of almost all other brands.

There's a good reason why very small skin care manufacturers are frequently representative of skin care failure — they either don't know, don't care, or can't afford to know what they are doing before their products are sold.

In dermatology, active ingredients are only considered as effective as the bases in which they're formulated.

By removing penetration enhancers and emollients because they have "have no skin benefit whatsoever" Bakel actually reduces any potential benefits of their claimed active ingredients.

Many worthwhile agents will not penetrate to a beneficial extent without the assistance of additional ingredients.

By doggedly avoiding preservatives (most of which are known to be broadly harmless) because they "may ultimately be harmful to the skin" Bakel ensures only relatively insipid formulations are possible despite the superior (light and air-excluding) packaging of their products.

Bakel holds that their products be used for "15 days consecutively" to experience efficiency and perhaps that tells us all we need to know because complete skin renewal does not naturally occur within that period of time.

Bakel is proudly a "completely feminine company" and will no doubt be a temporary hit among beauty therapy circles.

Given the plainly obvious inefficiency of commonplace skin care approaches in general, why do women visit such brands on one another in the name of care?

Perhaps Germaine Greer has some answers...

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Bakel Lactobionic "Antioxidant" Formula

Contains glycerin, lactobionic acid, gluconolactone.

This purported antioxidant is an exceedingly ordinary moisturizer priced at $225.00


Innovative fluid exclusively containing 3 active agents giving great and proven effects.

Lactobionic acid able to improve cutaneous turgor thanks to its powerful anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle action.

Gluconolactone, which protects your skin against spots and ageing due to sun exposure, and improves your skin tonicity.

Vegetable glycerine with its moisturizing action.

Does not contain perfumes, colouring agents, preservatives, oil-derivatives, silicones, alcohol, PEG, PPG.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Bakel Jaluronic "Instant Replenishment"

If ever there were a formulation as boring as monochrome, this is it.

Priced at $190.00 Bakel Jaluronic contains only water and hyaluronic acid.

One would expect this product to dehydrate and challenge the skin's barrier in air-conditioned and other dry climates due to its plainly hydroscopic nature.

Hyaluronic acid is a less effective moisturizer than many other ingredients required for a healthy skin barrier.

Skin penetration by topical hyaluronic acid is poor and not high as claimed.

The suggested use "before any other treatment" would impair absorption of beneficial ingredients, including critical sunscreens.


Innovative fluid containing pure hyaluronic acid which thanks to its low molecular weight boasts high penetration performance. It ensures perfect tone, elasticity and cutaneous turgor, together with an ideal moisturizing level.

It produces an immediate lifting effect and gives your skin visible brightness.

INGREDIENTS:

aqua, sodium hyaluronate

NOT CONTAIN:

perfumes, colouring agents, preservatives, oil-derivatives, silicones, alcohol, PEG, PPG

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Bakel Collagen "Firming Formula"

The formula, priced at $190.00 per 30 mL, simply does nothing to actually firm skin by increasing collagen production.


Innovative fluid containing:

natto gum, with its high-elasticity and firming properties keeps your skin young and well-nourished; panthenol with its soothing and compacting activity; vegetable glycerine with its crucial moisturizing property.

IINGREDIENTS:

glycerin, natto gum, panthenol

NOT CONTAIN:

perfumes, colouring agents, preservatives, oil-derivatives, silicones, alcohol, PEG, PPG.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Bakel Q10-B5 "Cellular Revitalizer"

The only aspect of this formulation which is remotely unique is that it contains ubiquinone (Co-Enzyme Q10).

The ingredient is also available in Nivea Co-Enzyme Q10 products.

In any event, unlike some antioxidants, ubiquinone is presently thought better supplied to the skin by diet than topical application.


Innovative fluid containing:

Q10 coenzyme which prevents and slows down skin ageing at a cellular level; panthenol with its soothing and compacting action; aloe and vegetable glycerine with their synergic rehydrating properties.

INGREDIENTS:

aloe barbadensis gel, glycerin, panthenol, ubiquinone

NOT CONTAIN:

perfumes, colouring agents, preservatives, oil-derivatives, silicones, alcohol, PEG, PPG.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Bakel Vit. E-A "Nutritive Formula"

Used during the day, you can expect Bakel's Vit. E-A, priced @ $175.00 per 30 mL, to potentially increase free radical damage.


Oily fluid containing:

Vitamin E with its important anti-free radicals action for a perfect anti-age function; Vitamin A which together with Vitamin E slows considerably down the ageing process typical of dry skin, and reduces skin thickening; sweet almond oil with its outstanding emollient, nourishing and softening properties; silica with a renewing action.

INGREDIENTS:

prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, silica

NOT CONTAIN:

perfumes, colouring agents, preservatives, oil-derivatives, silicones, alcohol, PEG, PPG.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Bakel Malic "Lightening Solution"

This formula may lessen hyperpigmentation, but it will do so at a glacial rate and at far greater cost than more effective alternatives.

Ironically this, Bakel's most potentially beneficial product, is it's cheapest @ $135.00.


Innovative fluid solution containing:

malic acid, mandelic acid, tartaric acid, kojic acid, all acting synergically for thoroughly removing dead skin cells and acquire new brightness. They prevent skin spots and improve skin complexion; glycerine and pentylene glycol help maintaining an ideal moisturizing level; vegetable hydrocellulose with its protective action adds a gel formula thus improving its application; ammonium hydroxyde which instantly dabbing the acid pH of this solution, helps respecting skin physiologica balance.

This solution does not need to be rinsed, therefore you can leave it on your skin to boost its effects.

INGREDIENTS:

aqua, glycerin, pentylene glycol, malic acid, mandelic acid, tartaric acid, kojic acid, hydroxyethylcellulose, ammonium hydroxide

NOT CONTAIN:

perfumes, colouring agents, preservatives, oil-derivatives, silicones, alcohol, PEG, PPG.

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