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Dare to try it: Skinn Wrinkle Balm with Matrixyl 3000

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
October 15, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 4 Comments
Dimitri James, the makeup artist and esthetician behind the Skinn range, spent 20 years working for the big cosmetic houses and vowed that, in developing his own line, he would do things completely differently from the way they do things. As he puts it, for the cosmetic behemoths, product improvement is changing the packaging, while vastly more money is spent on Park Avenue offices and advertising that on product development. Skinn couldn't be more different.

The products in the Skinn range are packed with natural ingredients and proven anti-agers. The prices are extremely reasonable by anyone's standards, but given the products are of such high quality, they are practically amazing.

I have, for a would-be reader reviewer, a 2oz jar of Skinn Wrinkle Balm ($40) for normal to combination skin. Just leave a comment persuading us that you will give us your honest feedback (anyone who still owes us a review - you know who you are - need not apply).

Skinn Wrinkle Balm is a night cream with the powerful peptide combination that is Matrixyl 3000 as its centerpiece. The matrixyl is flanked by some interesting and somewhat unusual botanicals. Phaseolus lunatus are lima beans and they are full of antioxidants, tannins and polyphenols. Lupine (lupin) reinforces the skin's natural barrier function.

Of the more familiar antioxidants, there is vitamin C. However, not any old vitamin C. Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate is about as good as it gets as it is by far one of the most potent Cs. And, unlike your more run-of-the-mill vit Cs, it can be used in high doses, is welcomed by sensitive skin and lasts up to 18 months.

Aside from the inevitable quibble about the use of chlorophensin (a preservative that is a known allergan), there is an awful lot to like about Skinn. I'll be trying Wrinkle Balm for dry to normal skin over the next few weeks and I look forward to comparing notes with one of you.

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Ingredients in Skinn Wrinkle Balm

Infused silver tip white tea, blue cone flower and green tea, helianthus annus (sunflower) seed, linoleic acid, glycine soja (soybean) sterol, phospholipids, isopentyldiol, santalum album (sandalwood) extract, phellodendron amurense bark extract, hordeum distichon (barley) extract, glucosamine HCl, algae extract, yeast extract, urea, tribehenin, ceramide 2, peg-10 rapeseed sterol, wild thyme extract, lupine extract, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapetide-3, phaseolus lunatus extract, squalane, phytosterol isostearate, aloe vera extract, wild yam extract, stearyl phosphate, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, sodium pca, xanthan gum, panthenyl triacetate, tocopheryl linoleate, chlorophenesin, natural fragrance

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  • October 20, 2008

    by Marta

    <p>Trish - its all yours. Send us your shipping details to</p>

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  • October 17, 2008

    by Amy

    <p>First, I must say that I love your webiste. "Potions" are my passion and I love the science and safety behind the ingredients in skincare products in addition to their effeciveness. That being said, I am anxious to try a product with Matrixyl 3000. I have read so much about it on your site but have yet to try it. I really enjoy writing as well, so the whole experience would be perfect for me. <br />
    Thanks!! <br />

  • October 15, 2008

    by JulieK

    <p>My army's still on the march for the proper night regime, of which I'm in ever increasing need of setting in place. The old thumb in the dyke trick is only gonna work for so long, before the whole structure comes tumbling down (like a ton of bricks). My face and neck would be ever so grateful for the opportunity to soak up these lovely ingredients nightly. I'm good for the review, Marta, that's great fun! I await your pleasure. ~Julie</p>

  • October 15, 2008

    by Trish

    <p>I came across your blog about a month ago during my quest for good skin care products. I must say I love your Dare to try it and Under $30. I have been checking your Dare to try it to see if there’s any product that I would like to experiment and write a review about. This product is perfect for me as I do have normal to combination skin and curious about white tea and Matrixyl 300. I have recently notice some fine wrinkle lines on my forehead. Would love to see how this cream will do for my forehead. I do keep a personal log of all the products I tried and whether I’ll repurchase. I will be sure to give you my honest feedback if I were to be pick.</p>

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