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Tuesday, January 06, 2009
I have a secret.
I have been holding out on you, my dear readers.
For months now I have been quietly enjoying more Prevage formulations, meaning to write about them, but of course, I've been distracted. Well, no more! I'll share them with you!
Prevage is one of the most popular anti-aging lines in the US. And for good reason! I've explained the active ingredients in the past (check out my night cream review here). Basically, incredibly powerful anti-oxidants.
While I've had great luck with the night cream, I really wanted to try out the other formulations in the line, so I've been using the new body lotion and the eye cream. Both products are also full of the same anti-oxidant technology. The whole line has the same light perfumed scent.
Do they work? I'm sure they do (check out those clinical results over in the night cream post, similar results for these products). I don't have wrinkles, so I can't comment on that. But, I feel that anti-oxidants are definitely indicated for prevention of aging, so I've been happy to include these in my daily routine.
The eye cream is very creamy (sorry, don't really have another word here), and it feels great as it absorbs into the skin. I do think it takes a minute or two to fully absorb, but when it does the eye area is perfectly prepared for makeup. I really do think it makes my concealer apply more easily and look better. Honestly, not every eye cream I try does this. I even love the tube this product comes in, it's air-tight, keeping the product as active as possible.
The body lotion is very hydrating, and while most of it does absorb right away there is a slight residue left behind. I actually really do like this, I'm not sure why. It makes me feel very soft and well hydrated. Is that weird? Anyways, this lotion is a bit expensive, but there are only a few anti-aging body lotions on the market. I'm trying to reserve this for the areas on my body that will age the fastest, so primarily my chest, shoulders and arms.
If your New Year's Resolution is to amp up your anti-aging routine you might want to check these products out.
Prevage Eye Anti-Aging Moisturizing Treatment
Prevage Body Total Transforming Anti-Aging Moisturizer
Friday, December 21, 2007
I love skin care (Have you noticed I tend to review a lot of skin care products?), and I do tend to be picky about not only the product but the packaging as well. Especially for products that claim to be "anti-aging" I expect a strong product, and my favorites are ones that offer several different methods of fighting aging in one product.
Well, Elizabeth Arden has just released the latest addition to the Prevage Anti-Aging Line with this Night Cream, and let me tell you that this product is well worth the $125 price tag. I love this cream! First, the jar is very ingenious. Look at that top, there is a bubble in the middle, and when you push down on it the cream bubbles up out of the area of the circle. This allows you to very precisely release the amount you want each day while the product inside is never exposed to air and light! This allows your cream to last longer by prolonging it's shelf life and protecting the ingredients you paid so much money for.
The cream itself is a light tan/yellow color, and it's more of a thick lotion than a cream. It is perfumed, but not overly so and it feels silky as you apply it. A light layer is all you need, and this requires a large pea sized amount to cover both your face and neck. It aborbs quickly, there's a slight residue on your face but I find this oddly pleasant. It's a night cream, you aren't going to be applying makeup afterwards, and it absorbs over the next 20 minutes or so.
So, if it's such a great cream to use is there stuff in this cream that really will help with my fight against aging? You bet! Here's a quick breakdown of the key ingredients:
• Idebenone: This ingredient is found in all Prevage products, and it has been found to be a very potent antioxidant. In this product it is encapuslated, leading to a timed release of the ingredient throughout the night!
• Mega Complex-A: This is a blend of vitamins that includes a Vitamin A derivative (basically, a retinoid, which is the only topical ingredient ever proven conclusively to reverse signs of aging), Lemon Peel Extract to help with pigmentation issues and Vitamin E. Note that both Vitamin A and E are also antioxidants.
• Moisturizers: All moisturizers help fight aging, even if only temporarily due to plumping of cells. Check out the Moisturizer Post for more info
• Sodium Hyaluranate: I am presuming that this is basically hyaluronic acid, which is a very large protein found in the skin. It's much too large to sink in to the skin, but when applied topically it holds on to huge amounts of water, making it very moisturizing.
• Glycerine- Humectant
• Shea Butter- Emollient
• Cocoa Butter- Occlusive & Emollient
So, all of that sounds great, right? Does all of that actually work?
Granted, not published in a peer reviewed journal and sponsored by the company, but dramatic improvements were seen in 20 women with photo-aging between the ages of 35 and 55 in Fine Lines/Wrinkles (36%), Skin Tone (47%), Skin Firmness (63%) and Rough/Dry Skin (77%). In addition, Idebenone has been found to be a more powerful anti-oxidant in skin than Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Co-Enzyme Q10, Alpha-Lipoic Acid and Kinetin (the ingredient in Kinerase
If you're looking for a new night cream, definitely check out the Prevage Anti-Aging Night Cream, you won't be sorry!
Prevage Anti-Aging Night Cream