Do These Green Beauty Products Really Work?
THE CLAIM Full of concentrated cranberry, raspberry, and strawberry extracts and spirulina seaweed, a daily 4 ml dose of Cosmetofruit's natural elixir ($80; spacenk.com) fights free-radical damage and promotes better-looking skinfrom the inside.
EXPERT OPINION With zero synthetic ingredients, the formula is "basically a vitamin drink," says Wilson. The antioxidants can help prevent skin damage, she notes, and seaweed is beneficial in detoxifying and removing waste from our bodies. Plus, Dr. Fusco says, the green coffee extract in the Total Body Booster can help lessen water retention. And Wilson offers a key reminder: "You can put any product on your skin," she says, "but if you don't take in the vitamins you need and your cells are sluggish, the skin care won't work to its full capacity."
OUR VERDICT Every shot from the enclosed serving spoon was lip-puckeringly tart and left a tannic trail down our tongue. (Suggestion: Add to a glass of water for a tastier experience.) But after a week, we could swear we felt a bit more energized in the morning; after two weeks, one tester's skin appeared moisturized but not radically different.