My skin never looked better than at the end of three weeks using Amarte HydroLift Cream ($70). That said, I am discontinuing my use of this remarkable anti-aging cream.
According to Amarte, HydroLift Cream's benefits are as follows: "Moisture and comfort combine in a silky formula while retinol and adenosine even out texture and tone for a flawless face. Caviar extract and acacia collagen deeply hydrate to plump the skin and give you firm, smooth, ageless radiance."
That was certainly the case for me. While using HydroLift Cream, my skin was soft and supple. Redness, uneven skin tone, and wrinkles were definitely reduced. And the cream felt luxurious.
However, I think two of the active ingredients were not a "match" for my skin. I've been working hard to reduce flare-ups in a patch of skin on my chin that is acne prone and within a few days of using HydroLift, that area was feeling oily and clogged. While the rest of my skin looked great, especially around the cheeks and mouth, I really wanted to keep that oily patch under control. I had started off using Amarte HydroLift Cream twice a day, as recommended in the directions. However, after two weeks, I cut back to once a day (mornings) and returned to my regular night cream which does the trick of moisturizing without putting too much oil back into the skin.
I continued to use Amarte HydroLift Cream for another week, but after a while I started to feel irritated in the areas around my eyes. I assume this was due to the retinol, which can cause redness and irritation for some people (I guess I am one of them!), but I really wish that I didn't have these setbacks, as the benefits of this Amarte cream are clear.
I would recommend this product for anyone who is serious about fighting wrinkles and improving skin tone and plumpness. However, it is not for those with sensitive skin or with concerns about acne or oily patches.