Anti-aging products have come a long way, but when it comes to good skincare, good protection is your first line of defense against lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone that makes your skin look more mature than you need it to be. For those who prefer to use natural skin care products, derma e® has just introduced two new products to it’s anti-aging line: derma e® Firming DMAE Eye Lift and derma e® Deep Wrinkle Peptide Moisturizer SPF 30 .
I particularly like the travel-friendly, multi-tasker is derma/e Deep Wrinkle Peptide Moisturizer SPF 30 (srp. $45.00 1.7 fl. oz. For starters, the product comes in a tube with a pump top. which means you don’t have to stick your fingers in a gooey jar of cream, which is easily contaminated. In addition, derma/e’s products are 100% vegan, gluten-free, GMO-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free, and packaged to make them easily recyclable. They are so “green” the products are even made in a win-powered facility in Southern California, right here in the USA. If that’s not enough to make you stand up and cheer, they also give to worthy, earth-saving and animal causes.
But what about the product in the tube? Let’s start with the SPF protection. SPF 30 is adequate for going about your daily business, and since this is a moisturizer, anti-aging treatment and a sun screen, you can get it all in one product. The 1.7 fl. oz. tube makes this an ideal travel product, too. The active is 18% zinc oxide. Normally, zinc oxide is challenging for those with deeper skin tones because the regular zinc oxide can make skin look ashy, but this is a clean version that provides broad spectrum protection without that white-ish residue and it’s a chemical-free mineral sunscreen. As top the anti-aging ingredients, Peptide Argireline® helps relax facial muscles, smooth wrinkles, and discourage the formation of new lines. Peptide Matrixyl® synthe’6® tells the skin to synthesize new key components such as collagen and to restructure itself. Together, these powerful peptides soften and smooth the look of the deepest wrinkles, and prevent new ones from forming. Antioxidants Pycnogenol® and Green Tea plus replenishing Aloe and Chamomile soothe the skin, too. The product goes on a bit “sticky” at first, which worried me, but it does absorb into your skin within a few minutes, leaving you free to apply your foundation, or whatever else you desire. I see this more as an everyday “go-to” for use as a triple-treat for your face, but if you are going to use this for real sun exposure, apply it liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure and re-apply it at least every 2 hours. It isn’t water resistant so if you are sweating, or swimming, use another type of sun screen.
As to the derma/e Firming DMAAE Eye Lift ($24.951/2 oz.) it is a tube of cream that helps to lift, firm and tighten the delicate eye area, and help smooth crows feet. Dispensed from a fine-tipped tube, it’s very light and emollient. The key ingredient is DMAE, a skin-firming nutrient that helps boots collagen for firmer, more resilient skin. (*DMAE jas been shown to produce firming in the skin, but you shouldn’t expect dramatic results. However, with continued use DMAE might actually help reduce some of the signs of aging. It really depends upon the amount, and your own skin’s condition). The product also includes something called.InstaLift® Goji Berry glycopeptides (for more firming, lifting and tightening antioxidant power), plus advanced peptides Argireline® and Matrixyl® synthe’6® that work together to smooth wrinkles and discourage new lines from forming. Hyaluronic Acid helps to smooth the eye area and leave skin hydrated. You can feel the “tingle” when you apply it. All in all, it’s a power-packed product at a perfectly reasonable price, especially for natural skin care.
Information, please: Another thing I like about derma/e is that there is a lot of information about the products, the formulas, and even the clinical studies (you have to dig a bit as the site is rather large) but it’s all there for that taking. This family-owned and operated company has been around for 30 years and features over 80 natural products. derma e® can be found in over 8,000 retail outlets across the U.S. with additional distribution in 25 countries internationally . For more information on these products and more from derma/e., visit the derma/e web site