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BRAD Biophotonic Essential Elixir Multi-Peptide

BRAD Biophotonic Essential Elixir Multi-Peptide Youth Regenerating Serum

Size: 1.7 oz (50 ml)

BRAD Biophotonic Essential Elixir Multi-Peptide Youth Regenerating Serum is a deeply hydrating, cell-renewing serum that penetrates the pores to repair tissue damage, improve the skin’s firmness and elasticity, boost the production of collagen and elastin, and radically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s packed with potent anti-aging nutrients, including bio-fermented amino acids and peptides, Tripeptide-3, and hyaluronic acid to moisturize, plump, and smooth aging skin. This serum has been tested and reviewed by women in the TIA community, like all of the products offered by Truth In Aging. So you can purchase this product now feeling confident that it will dramatically improve the health and appearance of your skin.

BRAD Biophotonic Essential Elixir Multi-Peptide Youth Regenerating Serum is lightweight, non-greasy, and suitable for all skin types. It contains a proprietary Crystal Freeze Bio-Infusion that soaks the skin with age-erasing nutrients, improving the firmness, tone, and texture of your complexion on a cellular level.

Winner of "Best Anti-Aging Product Under $100 2013"
BRAD Biophotonic Skincare has been featured in:
Vogue • Allure


TIA Review by Marta:
This is an update of my original review because since then I have come to love this peptide serum more and more. I would rate BRAD Multi-peptide amongst the best products I have found. After a short break, I found myself missing its effects on my skin. It has now become my go-to night serum. Upon waking, my skin looks refreshed and feels so soft. It can get addictive.

This is a light serum with a strong smell of witch hazel, a very good antioxidant that is one of the dominant ingredients after a base of organic herbal infusions. There's also hyaluronic acid, but Essential Elixir is really about amino acids. There are more than a dozen at my count. And what is a peptide, but a chain of amino acids.

Amino acids are the proverbial building blocks of the body, accounting for the smallest molecular components of proteins. Because proteins are involved in every major process in the body, amino acids are essential to health. Of the 20 amino acids found within proteins, ten are manufactured by the body (alanine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, proline, serine, and tyrosine). The rest must be obtained from the diet and are thus called essential amino acids (arginine, histidine, isoleucine, lueine, lysine, methionine, phenylanine, theonine, tryptophan, and valine). Just to take one example from the essentials, arginine: it plays a pivotal role in cell division and the healing of wounds.

BRAD's Essential Elixir promises to "restructure, purify, nourish, and re-energize." After a slowish start (not much to report in the first couple of weeks), it began to suggest it might live up to that. But when it really kicked in (after four weeks), the results were tremendous. My skin looked like it had been on vacation - and it continues to be re-engergized. It is smoother and clearer and just healthy looking. It is even doing a good job on my neck. This is an excellent product, with nothing to dislike but a touch of phenoxyethanol.

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23 Reviews
  • Mel

    (4 out of 5)

    This is a really great serum. I'm currently using during my night time routine and my skin is absolutely glowing in the morning. Definitely recommend this light weight but heavy hitting serum. A keeper for sure!

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  • Brenda

    (4 out of 5)

    In a word: AMAZING. Before I used this product the first time, I thought my skin was in really good condition and didn't expect to see much in the way of results. I was very wrong! My little 7-year-old granddaughter is always asking if she can touch my face because it is so soft! But the best part is how clear and radiant it's made my skin. I've always wanted that "dewy" look to my complexion and finally have it after using this product. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because I'm not a big fan of the dropper -- very inconsistent dispersing of the product.

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  • Jennifer

    (4 out of 5)

    I saw immediate results using this product. Fuller brighter skin in the morning after applying and then going to sleep. Someone mentioned doing a double take when looking at their skin after using this and I had the same experience. It seems that packaging is an ongoing issue with many products, and while I don't find the dropper 100 percent easy, I really prefer it to many of the air pump style bottles that only seem to work half way into the product use. I really like the texture of this serum and I like the way my skin absorbs it very easily. I use it with the Brad sublime gel cream for a super "wow" effect.

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  • Tracy

    (4 out of 5)

    I like this serum well enough to repurchase, but I hate the dropper function. It doesn't work very well for me, and I'm on my 2nd bottle, and I often end up using my fingers to scrape some off the sides of the dropper. Not very hygienic.

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  • Chaela

    (4 out of 5)

    The BRAD Biophotonic Essential Elixir Multi-Peptide Youth Regenerating Serum runs close as my second favorite product. It doesn't produce the same velvety texture as the Sciote Advanced Retinol Cream (sort of dries on the skin before absorbing), but has improved my skin tone and texture over time.

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  • Cristesil

    (5 out of 5)

    This is a great product that for me worked from the first application - it's like a little lightbulb got turned on behind my skin. I was doing double takes in the mirror the next day as my skin looked smoother, velvetier and brighter. Based on this, I took the plunge on several more Brad products, some of which have had the same wow effect (the Ultra Peel and the Ultra White), others which don't give the same instant gratification (but are still extremely pleasurable to use). I will definitely buy another bottle when this runs out.

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  • GinaNJ

    (4 out of 5)

    Skin feels wonderful upon application, but most importantly, skin looks great the next morning. Have been using this serum religiously each evening for a month, and can see positive results each morning. Skin feels plump, but not taught. Visible signs of brightening and overall healthy appearance. Wrinkles are diminished (still there! But less noticeable). A smoother and better toned skin tone for sure. My 50+, dry skin responds very positively. My only complaint is in the packaging, and therefore the 4 star vs 5 star review. The dropper does not deliver product in a consistent manner. It is very hard to fill, and equally hard to empty. Delivery is extremely inconsistent, and IMHO, unacceptable when taking the price of this product in to consideration. I really think the dropper issue needs to be addressed ASAP, as it is really that bad'

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  • janet

    (5 out of 5)

    This product worked from the first time I used it. I could tell in the morning that my face looked tighter, toned and more refined. I had been using good products prior to this. I was surprised at how fast this product made a difference. When a product is affective it should create a difference immediately.

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  • Joan

    (4 out of 5)

    Overall a solid purchase, but no miracle worker on my skin. Having said that, and considering how many wonderful ingredients are in the bottle, I will continue to use it and hope for some some signs of efficacy. I do love the way it absorbs and a pea-sized amount is more than enough. It also seems to be making my skin a bit smoother, but I'm also a few months in to my ultrasonic/red LED routine so I'm not 100% certain that it's the serum that is doing this. While I love the look of the dark glass packaging, I am disappointed with the dropper (I can't get mine to actually empty and I also find that sometimes the serum that comes out is very watery and then sometimes it has a bit more "heft" to it) and it's near impossible to know how much is actually in the bottle -- When they say black glass, they're not joking!

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  • Kimberly

    (5 out of 5)

    I'm in my 50s with normal to combo skin. I have the usual concerns encountered at my age, and have to maintain a pretty good regimen to feel and look my best. Due to the high ratings this product has received, and the fact it has amino acids as an active ingredient, I chose to give it a try. Amino acids seem to help even out my overall skin tone and tighten and/or plump it up. Even though I have only used this for about 3 weeks, I am happy to be seeing an increased plumping of my skin. It doesn't actually feel tight, but rather more "toned" and moist. I am definitely going to keep an amino acid product in my regimen, and this product has that and so much more. I am happy to say that smaller than a dime-sized dollop will do it. It may be pricey, but I think it is going to last several months. Thanks, TIA! This is a keeper.

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  • Christina

    (5 out of 5)

    The packaging was what initially drew me to this product, but now that I have been using it for a little over a month I see it is much more than a striking black bottle. My cleansed skin craves this light, refreshing serum and I am noticing an improvement to my skin tone.

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  • Pam

    (4 out of 5)

    This is a great serum for my mature, dry skin. It applies so easily because it is a light, watery type gel. I apply this first and then the Brad Ultra Sculpting Firming Cream on top.

    I've used the serum for about 3 months. Although I have not seen a significant, noticeable reduction in wrinkles, overall my skin looks younger, feels stronger. Not sure how to describe it, but my facial skin looks and feels like it has more density and support. Definite improvement in elasticity. My skin feels and looks nourished and healthy.

    I didn't have the same success when using it under my eyes. So, for me, this works best for my face.

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  • Sheena

    (5 out of 5)

    I love this watery light serum. I bought it after reading multiple rave mentions from Marta and had high hopes but nothing happened for ages after starting to use it. After a few weeks, the results kicked in. My skin is definitely smoother, clearer and plumped out with a subtle glow, all of which definitely make me look younger. I liked it so much that part of the way through the bottle, I ordered a second because this is a definite keeper. I do like the dark glass packaging very much - it looks stylish and I'm sure it keeps the product fresh.

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  • Felicia

    (5 out of 5)

    This is the best new addition to my skincare routine. I don't have too many wrinkles yet -mostly fine lines so I never know quite what I am supposed to be buying. I am 49 and of Irish/Puerto Rican descent. I am very fair but I think the PR genes have prevailed since I have so few wrinkles at this point. I also suffer from breakout from new products so finding ones that do what they say and not cause large cystic breakouts is the first step to wonderful. The second is the lovely glow and plumpness my skin now has. I have never experienced a serum that feels so luxurious. I use a few serums but this is my favorite. I am on my second bottle and have just ordered the Brad Elastin Firming cream. This will be a forever staple in my cupboard. Thanks to TIA for carrying such a lovely product.

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  • Terri

    (4 out of 5)

    Essential Elixir Multi-Peptide gives my face a more refreshed look in the mornings. I only use it at night and in the beginning I only noticed a more smoother, softer feel then after about a month I noticed the more refreshed appearance even on nights when I don't get enough sleep. I am nearing the end of of my bottle but it's lasted over 2 months so not a bad price point for all the antioxidants and amino acids.

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  • Lynn

    (5 out of 5)

    I use BRAD Essential Elixir Multi-Peptide at night after cleansing. In the morning my skin is fresh and awake, soft and smooth. I definitly have noticed an over-all improvement in skin tone and, even more exciting, in elasticity. Since using this product, my skin is firmer and tighter which equates to younger in my eyes! Can't wait to try this brand's Ultra Elastin Lift!!

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  • catlover2x

    (5 out of 5)

    A new pot of anything is usually an inspiration to keep up your routines, but results are even better. I decided to try this due to Marta's glowing review and I'm very happy with results. The serum goes on smoothly so you don't need much per application and sinks in fast to a matte finish that doesn't fight with moisturizer or makeup. My skin has never felt smoother and it really does have an overall brightness and freshness that I love. I fear I may be addicted.

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  • Peta

    (5 out of 5)

    Hi Marta - does this serum contain enough antioxidants to make it suitable for use with an LED device? Thanks - Peta

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  • Dasha

    (5 out of 5)

    This serum is one of the best I've ever tried so far. It almost has no scent, penetrates into skin very fast leaving no greasy or sticky finishing at all! It instantly calms down any redness I have and refreshes and evens out skin tone. I've been using it for less than a month by now but already happy I've discovered it thanks to TIA. Will definitely be buying it again and again.

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  • Gretchen

    (5 out of 5)

    I am so pleased that I decided to give Multi-peptide a try. It has really helped areas of rough, red and sun damaged skin. My skin feels so soft and it just looks younger and healthier. This one is a keeper

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  • Holly

    Decisions Decisions! Thanks for getting back to me Marta - Holly

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  • Marta

    (5 out of 5)

    Hi Holly

    First, I am still using my bottle of this BRAD product and it seems to be going strong (a bit hard to see as the bottle is opaque). My guess is there is about 3 months worth in total.

    Everyone is different. For my skin, KI is the best thing I have used for overall wrinkles, pore closing, complexion/tone. I think that this BRAD product will be better at refreshing skin tone and that AQ is better at wrinkle repair. So it depends what your priority is.

    Hope that helps
    Marta

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  • Holly

    Hi Marta - this product sounds interesting??? How would you rate it compared to the AQ serum and the E'shee KI Therapy? I've almost finished my bottle of the latter but have to be honest and admit I can't afford to make it a regular purchase :(. I was thinking of going back to the AQ serum but thought this might be worth a try - but am just wondering how long you would estimate a bottle would last?

    Hope you had a joyous Christmas! Holly

    PS I tried the Josh Rosebrook shampoo this morning and loved it! Thanks for listing it in the shop!

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  • j

    August 16, 2013

    j

    You look great, Marta! Thank you for this site and your products. You are candid about your diet, exercise, skin and hair care, and your appearance is a ringing endorsement for all of it. I've been following this site for over a year and buying pretty regularly - treating myself more often than I should to high-priced items. However, at 51, I think I deserve it, and I consider it a necessity for work. Knowing the products I use on my skin are not only effective but good for me is part of a larger effort to be conscientious about taking care of myself and kind to my aging face and body. Thanks again.

  • Stephanie

    August 15, 2013

    Stephanie

    Marta,
    Thanks so much for getting back to me.

    I've recently noticed a marked increase in sun spots on my face, even though I use sunscreen and an antioxidant daily.

    I've been sporadic with my skin tone work, but plan to step my game, so to speak. I'm going to try the E'shee; I already use one of the Brad products, I may add another.

  • Marta

    August 15, 2013

    Marta

    Hi Stephanie

    I tend to use the E'shee Intensive Brightening for targeting dark spots rather than all over for skin tone. Both the BRADs are more for overall complexion and evening out skin tone with the Ultra White also helps prevent future darkening (per BRAD).

  • Stephanie

    August 15, 2013

    Stephanie

    Hi Marta,
    Do you use the Brad Bio Ultra White in combination with the E'Shee Intensive Brightening? What about the Brad Biophotonic Essential Elixir ACE + MSM, as that is said to even out skin tone too?

  • Biophotonic Organic Herbal Infusion
  • Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera)
  • Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel)
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Silk Amino Acid Blend (Sodium L-Pyrrolidone Carboxylate
  • Sodium Lactate
  • L’arginine
  • L-Aspartic Acid
  • L-Pyrrolidonecaboxylic Acid
  • Glycine
  • L-Alanine
  • L-Serine
  • L-Valine
  • L-Proline
  • L-Threonine
  • L-Isoleucine
  • L-Histidine
  • L-Phenylalanine)
  • Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
  • (2s)-2-Amino-5-Guanidinopentanoic Acid
  • Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil)
  • Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A)
  • Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
  • Ethylhexyl Glycerin
  • Phenoxyethanol.

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