Dr. Brandt r3p Cream

Dr. Brandt includes a lot of antioxidants in many of his products, and this cream is no exception. However, what does make this cream different from many other anti-aging creams on the market today is that this cream also includes not 1, but 3 peptides! I love when a product includes multiple ways of fighting aging. I spent an incredibly long time looking at the list of ingredients in this product (that and work made today's post later than usual), and you can see from the list that not only is there a lot of moisturizers, but that there is a large number of peptide and antioxidant ingredients as well. (I put these important ingredients in bold for you to notice them more easily)

So, how is this cream? It's a little strange, because I'm not sure I would call this a cream actually. It's a little bit stickier than most creams, a light yellow/tan color and I honestly have been trying for days to think of a way to describe the smell. It's a sweet earthy smell, that's really the best I can do for you. I don't particularly care for the smell, but given all the good stuff packed into this product and that the smell goes away as soon as you apply the product, I can put up with it!

The r3p Cream is actually a light moisturizer, believe it or not, and Dr. Brandt suggests that if you have dry skin you consider pairing this cream with a second, stronger moisturizer. It was actually just right for my combination skin, soothing my dry spots but not over moisturizing my oily areas. Dr. Brandt does warn that some dryness or peeling may occur (I'm guessing from the red algae extract that speeds cell turnover), but with once a day use at night I did not experience this problem. What I did see was smooth, glowing skin!

• aqua (deionized water)
• isodecyl neopantanoate: emollient
• cetearyl alcohol (and) cetearyl glucoside: emollient, emulsifier, thickener
• glycerin: emollient
• polyacrylamide (and) C13-14 isoparaffin (and) laureth-7: solvent/surfactant
• butyrospermum parkii (shea butter): emollient
• squalane: emollient
• sodium PCA: a natural skin humectant
• maltodextrin (and) camellia sinensis leaf (white tea) extract: Antioxidant
• acetyl hexapeptide-3: Peptide
• camellia oleifera seed (green tea) extract: Antioxidant
• saccharide isomerate: Emollient
• chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract (chamomile): Antioxidant
• ethoxydiglycol:Peptide
• sodium PCA (and) betaine (and) sorbitol (and) glycine, (and) alanine (and) proline (and) serine (and) threonine (and) arginine (and) lysine (and) glutamic acid
• retinyl palmitate (vitamin A): Antioxidant
• ahnfeltia concinna extract: A very special extract from red algae, this is a peptide that dramatically increases cell turnover!
• propylene glycol (and) cyclopentasiloxane: emulsifier
• (and) ascorbic acid (and) PVP (and) PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone (and) sodium chloride
carbomer: Vitamin C, Antioxidant
• triethanolamine: a pH adjuster
• vitis vinefera (grapeseed) extract: Antioxidant
• hedychium coronarium root extract: Hawaiian White Ginger, antimicrobial agent
• aloe barbadensis leaf
• propylene glycol (and) methylparaben (and) propylparaben (and) diazolidinyl urea: preservative
• DMDM hydantoin: antimicrobial preservative
• lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil
• tocophenol acetate (vitamin E): Antioxidant

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