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Cellbone Super AOX with matrixyl 3000

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
May 26, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 5 Comments

The other day a reader wrote to me to discuss the skincare products he has been using and some new ones he has been looking at. He had felt the compunction to upgrade from the basic Zihr range and started by looking at Zihr's new (and expensive Platinum range). The problem is that Zihr's website (and just about every other internet source) is suspiciously coy about what is in Platinum. It makes a big deal out of a melon grown in the Kalahari. Since the Kalahari is a desert this is seems like an oxymoron at best. Anyhow, he somehow alighted on to Cellbone and its Super AOX moisturizer. The potion gods must have been smiling on him because this is, all in all, a very good looking product. It is big on Matrixyl 3000, a  peptide combination that is a powerful anti-oxidant, with a 10% concentration. It is, in fact, the second most dominant ingredient.

Then there is some CoQ10, lycopene (from tomatoes and another anti-oxidant) and some vitamin C and E. All of those are helpful, but I was especially intrigued by the addition of a plant extract called Inchi. It is grown in the Peruvian Andes and is supposed to  be a  super  source of omega  3. I approve of alternatives to fishy sources of omegas - less mercury in our systems and fewer assaults on depleting fish stocks. This plant is also a good wound healer and regulates keratin, so could be a helpful moisturizer.

And there is nothing not like, apart from a touch of a preservative called phenoxyphenol that can be an irritant for the super sensitive.

My correspondent is also trying out Cellbone's vitamin C serum. I am less impressed with this because the form of vitamin C it uses is one of the weakest and least stable. Just because it is used in a fairly high concentration doesn't make it any more potent than one of the better formulations of vit c, such as ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate.

In the meantime, I'm going to have to go to Sephora to find Zihr Platinum, don my reading glasses and attempt to note down the small print - while fending off the assistants. Pass the valium please.


  • August 17, 2013

    by SummerStormGirl

    Hi Marta,

    I noticed Aloe Vera in the ingredients of the collagen cleanser and I wanted to ask - What is your take on Aloe as an ingredient? I've heard much good but also some bad. Eg it can stimulate/favor Collagen type III, but it can also cause glycation-style cross linking in collagen and that might be how it helps heal wounds quicker. Not hugely up on the science, but wanted to ask someone in the know!

  • February 24, 2013

    by Marta

    Here are the ingredients for the cleanser: Water, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Melon Extract, Soluble Collagen, Phenoxyethanol, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Pro-Vitamin B5, Fragrance, FD&C Blue1

  • February 24, 2013

    by Julie Kay

    OH, my point (knock knock) was: Cellbone's collagen cleanser is a knockout cleanser- I simply love it. LOVE, LOVE!

  • February 24, 2013

    by Julie Kay

    Remember Moist-Seal by Cellbone that those of you who've purchased from Cellbone got as samples? Well, I got one of those as well as a sample of Cellbone's collagen cleanser well over a year ago when ordering ... something I can't recall at the moment. So, tonight I went to their site and looked around. Sure I could of just purchased a cannister of the cleanser alone, but what's the fun in that. This was discounted by half, so I have it on order and it should arrive around the first week in March. Five years, Marta, since this review. Five years, almost exactly since I discovered Truth in Aging- who knows, it might have been this review! This one was one of the first I read, I do know this for a certainty. At any rate, I'm curious about AOX enough myself to give it a shot. ~jk

  • June 15, 2008

    by Stan

    <p>After three weeks this is working well for me. The texture has improved greatly. It is definitely better that the Zirh I had been using. I also use the free sample of collagen toner they sent me. It seems to smooth, tingle and tighten and leaving it a little wet makes the AOX go on better. </p>

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