It’s a new year, and maybe you’re contemplating how to make yourself “new & improved” in 2011. And I know that many people want their skin to look younger, fresher, better. If you read my column here and on the Examiner.com you know that I do review a lot of skincare products. And I have also undergone Fraxel treatments which, while pricey, really do make a miraculous difference. But when it comes to anti-aging skincare, luckily, there options to suit varying budget levels.
When I hear of something new and innovative that makes fantastic claims, I definitely want to try it, And, I try to keep an open mind. One such product line I’ve recently experienced is EntreDerm (it is an “as seen on TV” product but also available on the EntreDerm web site). The company offers a five-step skincare solution that they claim will help you ” achieve younger-looking skin without injectables,” infusing skin with collagen. The ingredients are supposed to provide anti-aging essentials to repair and renew the complexion without injections.
That sounds interesting, and at least, plausible. In the past, a main problem with skincare was that products couldn’t penetrate deep enough into the skin/ Apparently, chemistry is changing how ingredients are delivered. When it comes to EntreDerm products, there isn’t much chatter about these products, (yet). The best source is the EntreDerm web site. The EntreDerm Web Site nicely describes each product including the ingredients. It also has some information about it’s star ingredients, Somazone™. The web site describes this as a “bio polymer technology to complement the skin’s lipid and water composition and to deliver the maximum amounts of revitalizing ingredients to the skin. Because of this synergy the skin welcomes the Collagen, Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid and other skin enhancing ingredients. Somazone™ technology ensures that the skin naturally absorbs them for optimal anti-aging results.”
If you buy the entire regimen, you will get a very nicely boxed, 5-product kit, that includes day and evening products that work together to achieve the best results: cleanser, toner, day cream, night cream and an instant lift. As far as the ingredients, that’s harder to describe. I really like the packaging. Only the Instant Lift comes in a traditional jar. The rest of the products are in easy to use, clean, pump bottle, that you can open (so they’re not oxygen free, but at least you can get a tiny bit out for travel). The products are lightweight and unscented — even guys would feel ok using them. I particularly like the day and night creams (although I wish there was some SPF protection in the day cream). They’re easy and pleasant to use. If you like the way something looks and feels, you are more likely to use it and not just stash it on the bathroom shelf — with good intentions to use it someday. The cool-looking white, light blue/grey and silver packaging has a graphic that looks like an atom (space age-y). It looks professional, serious and expensive. The 5-piece system is available for $99.00 on the EntreDerm web site. The products work together, and have an average, individual cost per product of $20.00 per piece. That is inexpensive, in relative terms for anti-aging skin`care.
Here is a bit about each product in the collection, with descriptions from the EntreDerm web site:
Entre Derm™ Night Cream: Entre Derm™ Night Cream works during the body’s sleep cycle to deliver higher concentrations of active anti aging ingredients to the skin overnight. The Night Cream contains Collagen, Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera and Emu oil that attach to our patented Somazone™ molecules that squeeze through the epidermis, allowing direct delivery where it’s needed most. This unique formula helps smooth and fill fine lines, decrease wrinkles and work to dramatically improve your skin’s tone and texture. Entre Derm™ Night Cream is designed to strengthen the effects of Entre Derm™ Day Cream. Together, this intensive rejuvenation duo begins to transform your skin overnight.
Entre Derm™ Day Cream: Some skin types are especially prone to moisture loss, leading to premature aging. Environmental factors such as smoking, low humidity or extreme sun exposure can progressively age the skin. Entre Derm™ Day Cream with Somazone™ is specially formulated to combat these hazards and deliver intense moisture beneath the skin’s surface. It also gives a boost of collagen while creating a protective outer layer to lock nutrients deep into the skin. Entre
Entre Derm™ Instant Lift: The delicate skin around the eye does not contain fatty tissue and is therefore highly susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles. The Entre Derm™ Instant Lift formula infuses the area with collagen and other active ingredients to tighten and protect. Achieve a refreshed firmer look around the lid and under-eye areas instantly.
Entre Derm™ Toner: Although crucial in daily skincare protocol, cleansing the skin affects the natural ph levels. Using a toner helps restore this balance and acts as a primer to receive active ingredients. Entre Derm™ Facial Toner compliments the Entre Derm™ Facial Cleanser by opening the pores and conditioning the skin to respond to the Entre Derm™ Day and Night Creams containing Somazone™. Entre Derm™ Toner also helps to add elasticity and resiliency so you look and feel refreshed. One swipe of the product on a cotton pad really did remove excess “gunk” I didn’t een know was there, without making my skin feel dry, irritated, or tight.
Entre Derm™ Cleanser: The skin is exposed to a variety of pollutants throughout the day and the first step in improving skin appearance is to remove impurities. Entre Derm™ Facial Cleanser provides a great way to remove oil, make-up and dirt leaving your skin feeling clean and furthering the effectiveness of Entre Derm™ Day and Night Creams containing Somazone™. I actually love this cleanser. It foams nicely, cleanses nicely, washes away nicely, and makes your skin feel good, and clean. The pump bottle is a plus, too.
So far, so good. I like the products, I really, really do. The one thing I really don’t understand is why EntreDerm compares their skincare system to Botox. That’s where my smile turned to a frown. I think this is misleading. Injectibles offer an immediate result due to a needle full of product, and EntreDerm is a skincare regimen that might work well over time to improve the look and quality of the skin. Since injectibles require needles (and a qualified doctor to administer them), EntreDerm is probably focusing on people who would prefer an “at-home” remedy. But Botox and cosmetics fillers are not anti-aging in terms of treating the condition of your skin, they are cosmetic treatments that plump up the skin to give the illusion of youth. . EntreDerm, is a nourishing skincare regimen that may or may not work well for you, over time but it is doubtful that it would fill in lines and wrinkles like Botox or other fillers, can. They’re just not the same thing!
That being said, new skincare products are always enticing to try, and these seem to have “the right stuff.” Could EntreDerm Skincare with Somazone be your fountain of youth? Maybe. As with all skincare products, if you get the product or products that work well for your skin type, and you use the products as directed, and regularly, and you are patient, you can count on seeing results. If EntreDerm sounds like it might be for you, it’s worth a try!
You can check out EntreDerm (and purchase it) on their Web Site/
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