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Best of 2016: Firming Serum

Truth In Aging Best of 2016: Firming Serum
December 9, 2016 Reviewed by Holly Dawsey 2 Comments

Every December we choose to honor some of the amazing anti-aging products that have delivered unparalleled results throughout the year. The Truth In Aging Best Of Awards is now a hotly anticipated event by both our community members and our carefully-curated brands. The treatments, serums and creams we award not only meet our strict standards — innovative, ethical, good for the skin — but are also proven effective by tough critics (aka real women and men like you). So whether you are looking for line smoother, glow booster, anti-aging eye cream or all of the above, stay tuned over the coming days as we reveal standout products in every category.  

Here, the best treatment for sagging skin... 

Best Firming Serum: Sciote Peptide+Defense Firming Youth Serum ($105 in the shop)

Sciote Peptide+Defense Firming Youth Serum

Our Take:

Being tasked with finding a product proven to fight gravity, I initially had my doubts. It’s not that these treatments don’t have value for the skin; it’s just that most formulas claiming to be a face-lift-in-a-bottle deliver underwhelming results. But that’s where Sciote is different. Sciote Peptide+Defense Firming Youth Serum is specially formulated to tighten laxity on the face caused by loss of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.

The fast-absorbing serum uses a proprietary blend of amino acids, as well as Matrixyl 3000 and hexapeptide 3, to repair damaged tissue, thus helping to lift and tighten sagging skin. Hyalurosmooth, a botanically derived hyaluronic acid, plumps and smooths the skin’s surface for a tauter appearance on the spot.  

“My skin does well with amino acids and initially I thought that this serum would be good for radiance, but not necessarily for firming,” says Marta. “I was wrong. It does extremely well in the finger-tapping test — smartly rap tip of finger against cheek and take note of resilience.” Sciote Peptide+Defense Firming Youth Serum is a firm favorite this year by our team and community members alike. In fact, a recent Truth In Aging review panel gave this serum a unanimous five stars.  Forget facelifts!

Reviewers’ Take:

“After using this serum, there is a bit more plumpness to my face and, as another reviewer said, it can be more felt than seen. There is a slightly firmer feel after only four weeks of use. I’m very satisfied with the results I’ve seen and plan to keep this serum as part of my regular skin care routine.” –Mark

“The improvement on my face is subtle, but it is real. I did experience slight firming. I can mostly feel it if I touch my face — it just feels tauter. Plus, the overall appearance is healthier.” –Alina

“This is a high quality product that delivers visible results without the undesirable ingredients found in so many others of its kind. I was able to use this one product, rather than using three or four different serums that I had been using previously. Overall, my skin looks plumper and more hydrated.” –Cindy

Have you tried Sciote Peptide+Defense Firming Youth Serum? If so, tell us about your results in the comments below.

Check out more Best of 2016 award winners:
Best of 2016: Line Smoothing Serum
Best of 2016: Night Treatment 
  • December 14, 2016

    by Jill

    I would like to become more aware of your news letters.
    I am over the age 55 and I would like to know.....The Real Truth in Aging!
    Thank You, Jill B Johnson

  • December 9, 2016

    by Amy Jo

    So well deserved!!

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