dawn lorraine pomegranate lift creme

Reviewed by Marta on September 21, 2015


Melissa nailed it in her Dawn Lorraine review when she described her tester as smelling of sunshine, “the Caribbean in a jar.” My trial of Dawn Lorraine Pomegranate Lift Crème ($59) began with exclaiming “wow, this is divine.” This pot of whipped cream just makes me feel happy — I couldn’t quite put my finger on why, but thanks to Melissa I’m going with sunshine.

Pomegranate Lift Crème goes beyond a superficial feel-good factor though. This is a potent formula and a great anti-aging moisturizer. I very much like its hydrating effects — it gives my skin some instant luster. Over time, I have noticed some firming.

A little goes such a long way that I have been using a few dabs as my hand cream. The result is smooth, ridgeless nails and plumper, less crepey skin. My hands look younger.

Don’t think for one second that this is a greasy cream — it is light and absorbent — but I did skip it on days that were super humid and hot. Note my skin is naturally a little oily. For my test, I tried Pomegranate Lift Crème mostly on its own, but I also experimented with layering it over serums and it worked well in both cases.

What I love about this cream is that there are amino acids, an essential part of the synthesis of collagen and elastin. As I have said many times, my skin responds very well to amino acid formulations, looking smoother and supple. Other anti-aging heavy hitters here are DMAE, an anti-sagging ingredient, and the antioxidant CoQ10.

Argireline and Syn-ake are not my favorite peptides. They are expression line inhibitors that work by mimicking a protein that activates muscle contraction. I prefer my peptides to be collagen builders. But here they are part of a well-rounded formulation including those collagen-building amino acids and vitamin C, so I am happy to let them play their part.

Pomegranate Lift Crème gives a nod to just about each key benefit for good skin, so there are hydrating ingredients in the form of royal jelly, squalene and hyaluronic acid. Botanically-derived acids act as an exfoliant. Of course, there is the eponymous pomegranate, an omega-rich antioxidant.

I am very glad that Dawn Lorraine came on our radar. I also love the cleanser and from our other community reviews, it seems that this brand is consistently good. I would compare it brands like Sevani and La Vie Celeste that focus on quality ingredients, eshew nasties (the only thing to dislike here is the preservative phenoxyethanol) and are results-oriented. Highly recommended for anyone looking for an effective, natural anti-ager at a decent price.