You’ve gotta check out the stuff this promises to do! It’s almost marketed like black-magic in a jar, to go with that- an equally hefty price to support that ridiculous claim! Since I was absolutely certain that time travelling to the past & regaining my glorious younger skin is impossible, whatever EL’s marketing may claim; I did not buy this on my own accord! I tried this product only because I received this as a sample when I purchased the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum.
I got this during the monsoons and the rainy season in India tend towards uncomfortably humid & sticky. During that weather when I tried this for the first time I absolutely hated it! But as the winter set in I discovered a new side to this cream.
$72.00 for 1.7 oz
–Dramatically reduces the look of Lines/Wrinkles Fast. Look younger in just 5 days. Help rewind the visible signs of aging.
–Tested and proven: Skin looks dramatically smoother, fresher, less lined—fast.
-Our revolutionary Tri-HA Cell Signaling Complex™ helps skin boost its natural production of line-plumping hyaluronic acid by 182% in just 3 days.* Actively helps skin boost its natural support structure to dramatically reduce the look of lines and wrinkles.
*In vitro testing of Tri-HA Cell Signaling Complex™ ingredient.
– Ideal for
- Lines & Wrinkles
- Loss of Firmness & Tone
- Dryness & Dehydration
- Dullness & Loss of Radiance
- Broad Spectrum SPF-15
- Dermatologist Tested
- Non-Acnegenic- wont clog pores
-How to Use:
- Apply AM & PM after Repair Serum
Avobenzone 3.00%; Octinoxate 7.50%; Octisalate 5.00%; Water\Aqua\Eau; Butylene Glycol; Glycerin; Octyldodecyl Myristate; Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate; Dimethicone; Glyceryl Stearate; Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract; Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul’S Wort) Extract; Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract; Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract; Centaurium Erythraea (Centaury) Extract; Laminaria Digitata Extract; Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D’Orge; Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract; Tamarindus Indica Seed Extract; Salicornia Herbacea Extract; Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract; Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract; Hydrolyzed Rice Extract; Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract; Selaginella Tamariscina (Spike Moss) Extract; Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract; Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Extract; Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure; Limonium Vulgare Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract; Whey Protein\Lactis Protein\Proteine Du Petit-Lait; Thermus Thermophillus Ferment; Cetyl Alcohol; Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate; Hydrogenated Lecithin; Polyethylene; Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride; Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Juice; Cholesterol; Sucrose; Linoleic Acid; Caffeine; Acetyl Glucosamine; Linolenic Acid; Adenosine Phosphate; Lactoperoxidase; Phospholipids; Acetyl Hexapeptide-8; Glucose Oxidase; Peg-100 Stearate; Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer; Tocopheryl Acetate; Triolein; Behenyl Alcohol; Phytantriol; Trehalose; Pvp/Hexadecene Copolymer; Pentylene Glycol; Hdi/Ppg/Polycaprolactone Crosspolymer; Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride; Polysilicone-11; Isohexadecane; Caprylyl Glycol; Propylene Glycol Dicaprate; Sodium Pca; Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake; Polysorbate 80; Glucose; Sodium Hyaluronate; Sodium Lactate; Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides; Oleic Acid; Palmitic Acid; Stearic Acid; Potassium Sulfate; Decarboxy Carnosine Hcl; Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid; Cyclodextrin; Carbomer; Hexylene Glycol; Potassium Hydroxide; Fragrance (Parfum); Silica; Ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol Manganese Chloride; Disodium Edta; Bht; Phenoxyethanol
Before getting into the review I want to address an important point about this cream’s ingredient mix and research supporting them. This is also perhaps a big factor contributing towards the ridiculous price tag. Because research needs resources and resources cost money!
It is claimed to contain cell-communication restoring ingredients. Communication between cells breaks down with age which causes various age related concerns. In principle if this communication network can be made functional again, aging skin can begin to look and behave like young skin. EL’s trademarked Tri-HA Cell Signaling Complex claims to do so by repairing the skin cell network and connective tissue that breaks down over time. It also signals the skin to produce more Hyaluronic Acid, a powerful humectant that attracts and binds water to smooth and plumps the skin reducing lines and wrinkles. Read more about this amazing ingredient here. They claim that their in-vitro tests have demonstrated that Hyaluronic Acid production is increased by 182% in just 3 days.
The Time Zone Range by EL also claims to have Sirtuin EX1 technology supporting cellular regeneration. It helps skin naturally stimulate its proteins, there-by helping skin cells renew their innate ability to withstand daily stress. The key ingredient in this technology is a patented hydrolyzed anti-aging rice extract.
The cream comes packaged in a pretty jar which is perhaps its biggest drawback. Jar/tub packaging is simply unhygienic as each time one dips in their finger they will contaminate the contents reducing the shelf life. Also its one of those false bottom containers where it looks huge but actually contains very little product!
The cream is white in colour, light in texture with a good slip. I notice it somehow always remains cool which feels quite pleasant on the face. It has a lot of fragrance, something I don’t enjoy but the strength of the scent subsides gradually.
When I initially tried it during humid weather it seemed way too oily and heavy for me. Almost a throwback to Ponds Cold Cream just sitting there on the skin and ruining one’s self-esteem every passing minute. But as the weather changed to cold and dry this worked wonderfully. I generally use it in my PM skin care routine after cleansing and toning. If I am feeling especially dry I use it over the Estee Lauder Serum.
It sinks in after about 15 minutes during which the skin will feel slightly greasy. This is the reason why I use it at night before bed time. I wake up with well moisturized and radiant skin. I didn’t realize how well this worked till one night I skipped it. I tried this during the day but the time it takes to get absorbed into the skin is way too high to suit my rushed morning schedule. I personally don’t use it in the morning, but if you are not in a massive hurry like me this can definitely become a part of the AM routine, as it also has SPF.
Although this product is meant for normal to combination skin, the dry skinned folks can also comfortably use this but it is definitely not recommended for the oily skinned.
- Effective, especially so for dry skin observed in winters.
- Immediate & noticeable effect.
- Heavily Scented
- Unhygienic jar packaging
- Not Cruelty Free
- Initial greasiness is unpleasant
This cream gives an immediate and noticeable result. This is perhaps due to the many hydrating ingredients it contains. I have been using it for half a year now and I definitely notice that my skin looks lustrous and radiant when I use this. If you have the budget I would say totally go for it; but before investing so much money checking out a sample is advisable.
I don’t have wrinkles yet so I cant say this has reversed them and for even the most miraculous product to do that one would have to be at it for much more than just 6 months!
Have you tried this product, I would love to hear your experiences in the comments. Also check out my review for the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum here.