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BRAD Biophotonic Ultra Elastin Lift- reader reviewed and recommended

BRAD Biophotonic Ultra Elastin Lift

Pros

Improved skin tone and firmness while minimizing fine lines

Cons

Didn't notice any "lifting" effect
December 27, 2012 Reviewed by Mark 4 Comments
A potent anti-ager that really gives a younger looking complexion

Biophotonic? At first I thought the term “biophotonic” was just another gimmick to sell a product. Until I did a quick check of the term on the internet, that is. The search revealed a slew of articles, and yes, this is a science that denotes a combination of biology and photonics. Photonics being the science and technology of generation, manipulation, and detection of photons, quantum units of light. This is better explained on BRAD Skincare’s website  so I’ll leave this to readers to explore.

BRAD Biophotonic Ultra Elastin Lift ($210) lists among its benefits: minimizes deep wrinkles, increases skin’s firmness, restores elasticity and hydration, evens skin tone and restores clarity. Although ambitious goals, this product is made up of a combination of potent anti-agers; including hyaluronic acid, Argireline, Matrixyl 3000, and Snap-8 (octapeptide). This company also takes its packaging seriously. What appeared to be a somewhat plain brown bottle with a dropper to deliver the product is actually a special Miron Violet glass, which protects the active ingredients by filtering out damaging light, while allowing the penetration of stimulating violet rays.

This is a very light, thin and fragrance free serum that immediately absorbs into the skin leaving no residue or stickiness. To test, I began by applying the product to only half my face and neck without applying anything to the other side. I was a bit surprised on the first night I applied it to see that my skin had turned a brighter pink on the treated side after about 10 minutes. There was no irritation or burning and the pinkness subsided about 15 minutes later. I had this same reaction each time I applied the product for about a week (although it was obviously harmless).

While I thought nothing much was going on the first 10 days, I actually did begin to see results by the end of the second week with a noticeably more even skin tone and an increase in the firmness of the skin, especially underneath the eyes and at the corners. Although, upon application, the serum doesn’t seem hydrating, the treated side actually was well hydrated. Since I was beginning to see changes I began using the product on my entire face and neck after two and a half weeks. Now that it’s been four weeks the improvements I see are better overall skin tone and increased facial skin firmness (especially under the eyes), and lessening of fine lines at eye corners.

I did not notice any improvement in the neck area, nor did I see any areas that appeared to be “lifted” as the name implies. That being said, I do think that this product has lived up to the benefits that it stated.  With the science behind this and actual results delivered, it does pique my curiosity as to how the rest of the product line would work when used together, but the price (which is the only negative I could find) would put this product out of the reach of many.

  • January 3, 2013

    by Mark

    Just wanted to add that I have now finished the bottle and have seen continuing results that have really been pleasing.
    You are right, Marta - the complexion is much smoother and clearer than I've seen in a long time, but this one has also done a superior job of firming the skin for me, too.
    I've only used this and nothing else the whole time and it not only maintained previous improvement I had achieved with my favorite eye products, but it also has improved the under-eye firmness. That said, this has worked quite well as an 'all over' anti-ager for the entire face and eye area for me and would probably be a good choice for anyone that wants a pared-down skin care routine that nets results. I have nothing but praises for the creator, Brad Hunter.
    This is one product that really deserves a place in the TIA shop and I hope we get to see it there soon.

  • January 3, 2013

    by Marta

    Good catch Michon, this has now been corrected and the link works

  • January 3, 2013

    by Michon Wise

    Thanks for the review. Just an FYI that the website URL above doesn't link to the Brad Biophotonic Skin Care site.

  • December 29, 2012

    by Marta

    Thank you for your review Mark. I am about to write mine on the Multipeptide Serum by Brad. Its really good for making the complexion look smoother and clearer. I think there is a lot to like about this line.

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