Bremenn Labs came on my radar Copley when mentioned that she was testing its Upper Eyelid Lifter. She remarked that,so far, her lids hadn’t shown the slightest lift and since we haven’t had a peep from her since, I assume no change. Anyway, Bremenn caught my eye the other day with its 6-in-1 Skin Cream ($49) aimed at 30-somethings.

I am always on the look out for new brands and products for 20 and 30-somethings as this market still seems to be underserved (compared to us boomers).  So I wanted to give Bremenn another chance as 6-in-1 is pitched at 20-40 year olds and is marketed as a “multitasking wonder” that fight wrinkles, brightens, tones and much more.  Unfortunately 6-In-1 looks as if it would have been better off doing one thing well.

It has a huge stack of ingredients that start off OK, but not great. Then there are some very good things about it, including collagen boosting Matrixyl 3000. But then its all down hill.  By which I mean that last 28 ingredients  -  perhaps 40% of the total – are fillers, assorted chemicals and irritants.

I was going to give Bremmen some kudos for putting barley high up on until I did some checking up on what barley’s actual contribution might be. There is some weak evidence that the young leaves contain antioxidants. But the hefty botanical tome on my bookshelf called A Modern Herbal says it is 90% starch.

Athough Matrixyl is joined by  antioxidant yeast, oat protein, niancinamide and , phellodendron amurense (cork tree extract), there really isn’t anything that is a standout.

Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Betaine, Glyceryl Stearate, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isododecane, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Squalane, Phytosteryl Isostearate, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Glucosamine HCl, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Algae Extract, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Niacinamide, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium Adenosine Triphosphate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Urea, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Tetrasodium EDTA, Polysorbate 20, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Erythritol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Methicone, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Laurate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Panthenyl Triacetate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Homarine HCl, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum).