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Chella Lift Recovery Micro Sculpt Concentrate and Chella Line Antidote Micro Fill Concentrate

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
December 30, 2010 Reviewed by Mark 4 Comments

One of the first products Marta entrusted to my perusal and review was Chella’s Skin Firming Serum, which I found gave a winning performance.  Now, well over a year hence, I was pleased to find in my mailbox two more of the Chella Skin Care line to try out.

A clear, lightweight and fragrance free serum, Chella Lift Recovery Micro Sculpt Concentrate ($95) is meant to help address the issue of skin laxity, namely facial contours. The suggested target application areas are the upper eye lid, above and below the brow, and neck and jowl line, applying twice daily after cleansing.

Used down to the very last pump, this serum absorbed immediately, didn’t break me out and has performed well for me.  I began seeing results in the third week with the upper eyelid area having a more lifted appearance.  This area showed the greatest improvement with the jaw line coming in second with a firmer contour; however, I didn’t see any improvement to the neck itself. (Although I don’t have a huge amount of laxity in these areas, there is enough that I know they need attention now, to prevent them from going further south.)  Even without any effect to the neck area, the positive results I see to the eye and jaw line do merit recommending this product.

While using the Lift Recover, I also tried Chella’s Line Antidote Micro Fill Concentrate ($75).  Designed to improve facial lines, this is a quite thick, unfragranced cream that took several minutes to fully absorb into the skin.  This one I applied to the targeted areas of the fine lines at the corner of the eyes and the marionette lines.  I applied twice daily per instructions and although this is a rather heavy formula, surprisingly I didn’t experience any breakouts, but unfortunately I also didn’t see any results. Even the very fine lines at the corners of the eyes didn’t show any improvement, so this one I can’t say did anything for me.

Ingredients in Chella Lift Recovery Micro Sculpt Concentrate:

Water (aqua), pentylene glycol, butylene glycol, glycerin, ergothioneine, decarboxy carnosine hcl, acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester, caprooyl tetrapeptide-3, chlorella vulgaris extract, hydrolyzed soy protein, sorbitan laurate, hydroxyethylcellulose, dextran, carbomer, sodium acrylates/acrylonitrogens copolymer, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium hydroxide, methylisothiazolinone

Ingredients in Chella Line Antidote Micro Fill Concentrate:

Water (aqua), adipic acid/neopentyl glycol crosspolymer, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone crosspolymer, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, ethylhexyl palmitate, dimethicone, sodium hyaluronate, laminaria digitata extract, lupinus albus seed extract, palmitoyl oligopeptide, ceramide 2, caprylic/capric triglyceride, lavandula stoechas, laureth-23, laureth-4, tribehenin, peg-10 rapeseed sterol, silica dimethyl silylate, amodimethicone, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, vp/va copolymer, polyacrylate-13, polyisobutene, polysorbate 20, ethylhexylglycerin, methylisothiazolinone.

  • October 19, 2011

    by Junko

    OK! After Howards comment and Marta's Party20 sale I've purchased this to see if the Chella/Kaplan combo will lift the skin above my eyes! My jawline needs some lifting too...

  • September 27, 2011

    by Howard

    This product has excellent packaging...very well built and dispenses the perfect amount of serum (a great thing with my usually heavy-handed tendency)I agree that this serum absorbs immediately and performs well for me on the upper eyelids, nasal-labial and chin/jowl areas. I even top this off with eye cream (usually Kaplan MD)on the lids and Master Protocol 7 on the rest of the face and neck....or keeping with the ChrNOline of the excellent products from La Vie Celeste.

  • December 30, 2010

    by vanyel5

    nice review mark! i'm seeing the beginnings of hooding of my brows and am on the lookout for products to address that! though the preservative methylisothiazolinone is supposed to be a sensitizer to skin, i'm glad it didn't affect your skin, which is really all that counts(truly, if something is a concern because it "may" cause sensitivity, but it doesn't for you, then there's obviously no worries for you, you're just a lucky individual). i'm not sure about the above review's concern of the sodium hydroxide in the product as that is used to adjust the pH on a product to bring it in line with your skin. anyway, your review of the 'lift recovery' has piqued my interest!!

  • December 30, 2010

    by Arandjel

    Methylisothiazolinone is a very controversial preservative, to say the least. And it's here coupled with sodium hydroxide. In minuscule amounts, but still.. Just appears so misplaced among al these great ingredients. Oh well.. Glad it worked so well for you. :)

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