Rite Aid recently announced that it is getting into the skin care game with its proprietary Receutics Active Skin Repair products. Since the line includes two anti-aging products, I had to check it out.
I tried the Rapid Wrinkle Corrector and the Rapid Dark Spot and Complexion Corrector.* They felt great on my skin, and have a light, herbal scent, much like the face oils I’ve tried. The wrinkle corrector uses retinol, antioxidants, and amino acids to firm and plump the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The dark spot corrector fades spots and boosts radiance with niacinamide (a.k.a. vitamin B3), vitamin C, and hydroquinone.
I also tried the Therapeutic Hydration and Repair Treatment, an amazing lotion. It really made my hands feel moisturized, even in polar vortex-powered winter weather. The Therapeutic Gentle Hydrating Cleanser is great, too. My face felt clean, but not tight or “stripped.” I cannot wait to try the Sun Care SPF 40 Advanced Sunscreen.
The company decided to develop Receutics after talking with its pharmacists. Rite Aid seeks feedback from its pharmacists on a regular basis, Jocelyn Konrad, group vice president of clinical services and pharmacy initiatives for Rite Aid, told me. “Our pharmacists were looking for something to recommend to patients for common skin concerns, such as acne or dry skin,” she said. Based on that feedback, the company developed nine products in four categories: sun care, anti-aging, acne clearing, and therapeutic.
Konrad said that Dr. Zoe Draelos, a former vice president of the American Academy of Dermatology, oversaw all of the clinical research on each product. In a 12-week clinical study, the company said that 82 percent of women saw improvements in their skin within three days of starting to use Receutics anti-aging products; 88 saw improvements within seven days; and 100 percent saw improvement after 12 weeks. The company also said that 81 percent of women had more even skin tone after 12 weeks.
All Receutics Active Skin Repair products are currently available in Rite Aid stores in New Jersey and Seattle, as well as two stores in New York City. The company plans to have them in all its stores by January 2016, Konrad said. For now, you can buy Receutics at Receutics.com and RiteAid.com. The prices are wallet friendly, too, ranging from from $9.99 to $39.99.
Think you’ll check it out?
*I received these products for review, but opinions are my own.