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BRAD Ultra Elastin Lift

BRAD Ultra Elastin Lift-reviewed and recommended

Reviewed by Marta May 20, 2013 7 Comments

Pros

Plumping, firming and brightening

Cons

The name "Lift" may be misleading
A stand-out product that will last for months

If I had to change one thing about BRAD Biophotonic Ultra Elastin Lift ($210) it would be the name. “Lift” may lead to unrealistic implications, and this is not the best serum I have come across for sagging skin. However, it is excellent at achieving tighter, plumper skin, as well as improving tone and radiance. It is a standout product.

I agree with almost all of the comments Mark made in his review of Ultra Elastin Lift. Although this is a lightweight serum, it is hydrating enough to go without moisturizer (my skin tends very slightly towards being on the oily side; dryer skins may disagree). Hyaluronic acid and phospholipids are certainly responsible for this, but there are also a number of oils (such as sunflower, tamanu and avocado) and even cocoa butter (although you’d never know if from the thin, gel consistency).

Hydration is just one component of this cover-all-bases formulation.There are several actives for clarifying, lightening and exfoliation, including glycolic acid, lactic acid, phytic acid, vitamin C and vitamin A. Again, another qualification is required. This is not a harsh skin brightener and my sensitive skin tolerates it extremely well.

The peptides include Snap-8, a muscle contraction inhibitor that reduces the depth of wrinkles by inhibiting expression lines. Another peptide, acetyl hexapeptide-3 performs a similar function. Antioxidants include ubiquinone, but mostly are in the form of plant extacts sihc as borage, flax seed, eyebright and green tea, to name but a few.

The only things not to like are the sodium hydroxide (a bit too high up the list for my liking) and phenoxyethanol (thankfully buried near the end). It is impossible not to comment on the price and I must admit that when I started out my test I was skeptical that I would be able to justify over $200. However, this is a relatively large bottle at 1.7oz and it just seems to go on forever. After nearly two months of testing, I can see at least another four months of enjoyment of this quality formula.

Ingredients in BRAD Ultra Elastin Lift: Biophotonic Nano Hyaluronic Acid, Acelyl Hexapeptide-3 (Argireline), Palmitoyl Oligopeptide & Palmitoyl-Tetrapeptide-7 (Matrixyl 3000), Octapeptide (Snap-8), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), Potassium Sorbate, Nitrogen 

  • May 23, 2013

    by Naheed

    I would love to give this product a try. I am always looking to improve my 50+ skin.

  • May 23, 2013

    by Terri

    I'm always on the look out for the holy grail of pore minimizer products for my 47 year old nose. Sevani Rapid Renewal Resurfacing Creme gives some very temporary pore reduction. I've just begun to use Arcona AM Acne Lotion on just my nose (not much progress yet). And just purchased my first tub of YBF Prpe. I've used it twice and it makes my entire face appear more refined, (love it!) but alas the least noticeable results being the old snout. I fear this may be as good as it gets. I would love to give this Brad product a test drive.

  • May 22, 2013

    by Sophie

    A product that addresses aging, lines, wrinkles and sagging, dryness, oiliness, acne and breakouts, hyperpigmentation and dark spots, large pores and dullness? Sounds too good to be true. Would love to give it a go!

  • May 22, 2013

    by Holly

    I would love to try this - I've been eyeing it off for some time as it addresses one of my major skin concerns. It's the reason I'm looking for a new cleanser as lately I've found it hard to completely rinse the La Vie Celeste cleanser from my face - it seems to settle in to the pores which is a no-no for me as I love that clean skin feeling which I now seem to only achieve with a gel cleanser.

  • May 22, 2013

    by Asya

    I would love to try this! I am currently looking for a product that can work on my enlarged (some even collapsed pores) around my nose. They are really visible and I am struggling for a solution....

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