Good job, Derma-E!
Reviewed in the United States on 28 October 2017
VERY happy with this line of Derma-E products (the anti-wrinkle, Vitamin A line in the new red and white containers; have not tried the others).
Used the older formulation of this Derma-E cream years ago and liked a good deal. At that time, to my knowledge, Derma-E was not making much other than this cream. Stopped using the cream--why, I can't recall--and in an effort to find skin care products that were really right for my temperamental, mature, delicate redhead's skin, and to stop using make up on a daily basis, I went through an expensive but fun phase of trying some top skin care products.
Tried Tata Harper (sublime and highly effective, but ridiculously priced), Dr. Hauschka (nice--still use their redness-reducing rose cream--but uneven across products, and pricey), and then settled for a while on L'Occitane's "Divine" line.
But when it was time to replace my long-lasting jar of Divine creme I realized I did not want to continue to pay what it costs and that, honestly, while a nice product, it effectiveness on my skin does not justify its cost.
Then saw the new lines of Derma-E, and decided to try several Anti-Wrinkle products.
Am very pleased with the four products have been using for several months--this cream, the night serum, an eye cream, and an exfoliating scrub--all in this line.
Each applies easily, a little goes a long way, is lightly if at all fragranced, and reasonably priced. And effective, meaning that lines, discoloration, redness, and pores are reduced, while skin appears fresher and brighter due to the gentle exfoliating effects of Vitamin A. This moisturizer, in particular, is a workhorse: very little is needed to smooth and calm my skin, and my skin looks relaxed and less lined once applied and since I've been using it.
One word of warning: this is a cream of moderate richness. In humid conditions I find myself using only a very light application. Now, in colder, drier conditions, I am applying a bit more. As said, my skin is aging and not as oily as when I was younger; this cream could be on the heavy side for anyone with an oily complexion.
A quick word on sorting through the maze of skin care products aimed at women. Someone I read online, a skin care expert whose name I do not recall, recommends using products that are not only free of unwanted chemicals, but that contain substances that have been shown to be effective at addressing whatever skin care issue one has.
Vitamin A (retinol), she wrote, has been shown to promote skin cell turnover, or exfoliation. Vitamin C, apparently, has been shown to strengthen collagen. And Vitamin E has been shown to possess anti-oxidant properties.
While it can be nice to use a product that contains exotic-sounding ingredients from plants of faraway lands, nearly none of these products have been shown to actually do what manufacturers claim they do.
Nicely, Derma-E has chosen to put A, C, and E in nearly all of its products, and I think one can see the results. And not break the bank while using them!
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