Chella Skin Firming Serum ($100). Chella’s products (as their silk protein sunscreen might suggest) are often at the cosmetic’s cutting edge. In this serum, the high tech feature is a combo of three amino acids – glycine, proline and alanine. According to Chella, in vitro tests show a 400% (!) increase in the formation of collagen.

So we were expecting our tester to look like Angelina Jolie in a matter of weeks. We selected Mark (so perhaps we should have our sights set on Brad) out of 20 would-be reviewers. This is what he said:

"Though changes are subtle and may not be immediately seen by others, I do believe that Chella has delivered as it is very hydrating to thirsty skin and nourishing with botanicals that have calmed my skin thereby improving my skin tone and helping lessen the spider vein issue (worth the price alone, for this).  The skin surface texture also is smooth, although I can’t really say it has diminished any lines at this point (using the dreaded beginning of a marionette line as a landmark).  Although not inexpensive at $100 for 1 oz, I can say the product does go a long way as one pump has worked for my entire face and neck, and at this rate should last approximately 2 months.  There are many things to like about Chella and my experience has been positive."

Read Mark's review


Water, dehydroxanthan gum, sodium polystyrene sulfonate, ethoxydiglycol, hyaluronic acid, glycerine, glycine, proline, alanine, hydrogenated lecithin, butylene glycol, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, tocopheryl actetate, retinyl palmitate, ascorbyl plamitate, cholesterol, polysorbate 20, bentonite, green tea extract, butchers broom extract, cola nitida seed extract, marigold, horse chestnut, pomegranate, butylene glycol, acrylates c10-30 alkyl acrylates crosspolymer, triethanolomine, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin.

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