Posted by Kim

I'm the lucky Truth in Ager who was asked to review the AminoGenesis's DermaScyne Cream. DermaScyne is touted as a "wrinkle arrest" anti-aging day cream. Along with a SPF of 18, it has a "unique combination of 17 anti-aging amino acids and crucial moisture binding ingredients." Unlike Marta, I'm not an ingredient guru that can pick them out from the very long ingredient list. But I am able to notice the parabens, which I usually stay away from.

Normally thick creams that are also sunscreens feel heavy or greasy. DermaScyne however has a lovely consistency and light scent. It blends in smoothly, and didn't feel heavy on my skin at all. Just to give you some context, I am 35 years old and luckily I don't have many wrinkles to arrest. I used to have very sensitive skin, but since I cleaned up my skincare and only use the most natural products, my skin has gotten much healthier.  I bring this up because unfortunately the day after I used DermaScyne I woke up with a little red rough irritation. It would be unfair to blame my little red patch on DermaScyne, but I felt like I should back off it until it cleared up.

A week later I gave it another shot. The second time I used it I wanted to like it even more. I think because the weather had gotten cold I could really appreciate how moisturizing it is. My skin looked dewy and fresh. The sad news is once again the next day there was a tiny patch of irritation. This time you almost needed a microscope to see it, but being a diligent inspector, I could definitely see a few minuscule red spots. I still think it would be unfair to officially and formally blame DermaScyne, but I'm probably not going to use it again.

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Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.00%, Oxybenzone 2.00%, Avobenzone 2.00%. Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Cholecalciferol, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Lysine HCl, Histidine HCl, Arginine HCl, Aspartic Acid, Threonine, Serine, Glutamine, Proline, Glycine, Alanine, Valine, Methionine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Acetyl Tyrosine, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Sesquloleate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Methyparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance.