Don't dump the moisturizer just yet

The iLift Hydro Test isn't as easy as it looks.


These days just about any piece of health advice seems to involve hydration. Dermatologists in particular have a field day with this, pretty much telling patients to stay permanently lathered in creams, oils, and ointments to lock moisture in the skin. But unless your epidermis is perennially greased, how do you know if your skin cells are flush or parched?

U.K.-based iLift--which is already peddling a somewhat-dubious anti-cellulite device--says its handheld Hydro Test gauges hydration levels with a sensor head that's meant to be held against the skin and then render a numeric estimate on its small digital display. Sounds easy enough, but Shiny Shiny had some basic questions about its effectiveness in a trial run, including some inexplicable discrepancies--leading them to conclude that this is "something that is potentially inaccurate, unhelpful, and useless to any non-professional."

Other than that, it seems to work just fine. Back to the Evian.

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