You probably shouldn't judge something by the company it keeps on (You know, when Amazon says "customers who bought this product also bought...." ). I couldn't help but notice that in the case of Bellaplex, customers are also buying sexual activity enhancement products. Hmmm. Nevertheless, Bellaplex is a reader nomination for the Truth In Aging Olypmics - and with good reason.

The best thing about Bellaplex is that it has matrixyl 3000, a potent antioxidant made from combining two peptides. Now that Mychelle has stopped using matrixyl 3000 in its Supreme moisturizer, there are precious few potions with this ingredient. Apart from matrixyl, Bellaplex has rounded up a few of the 'classic' anti-aging ingredients, including Argireline (the muscle freezer), collagen and sodium hyaluranate (for moisture) and alpha lipoic acid.

I am not entirely convinced by DMAE. There is very little research on its topical application (most studies have been conducted on oral supplements taken to improve cognitive abilities) or whether it does, as claimed, make skin firmer. There are anecdotal reports of less sag, so maybe it does. Be aware that the British Journal of Dermatology reported that it may actually damage skin cells.

Ingredients in Bellaplex

Purified water, sesame seed oil, glycerin, silicone, Argireline (acetyl hexapeptide-3), collagen, sodium hyaluronate, matrixyl 300 (glycerin butylene glycol, water, carbomer, polysorbate 20, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3), DMAE, aloe vera, alpha lipoic acid, polowax pastilles, PPG-2 myristyl ether propionate, methylparaben, propylparaben.