Reviewed by Sheri
My excitement was great when I opened my mailbox and there was my first TIA reader's assignment. Excuse the drama, but it was nice to be a part of the reviewing community that I try to avidly read and absorb. My product was Demophisiologique's Anti-Aging Lifting Serum (that's the English version of the Italian name of Serum Lifting Anti-Aging).
My expectations were great as this trial would start in 2009 and finish in 2010. Perhaps as we entered a new decade my using an anti-aging product might take me back to where my skin was when it became 2000. A little skin background: I am in my late 40s, am blond and blue-eyed and have nearly always lived in the dry desert where I have normal to sometimes dry skin. As an avid outdoors woman I use sunscreen daily, but do not hide from the sun. My skin looks more elastic and smooth than most women my age, thanks mom and dad.
Now for the trial, I began to use the serum morning and night. The directions were not clear and I based this twice daily usage upon their mentioning it. I found that, even with sunscreen, I was getting several dark spots on my forehead and cheeks. Immediately ceasing a double dose, I retreated to using it only at night and thereby avoiding having it on my face when I was outside. I studied the website, which can be accessed in English, and even called the representative in New York for some 'how to' explanations. I still never quite felt that I had clear directions for using the product. While the serum does not mention moisturizing, I suppose I expected it to do a bit of lifting and moisturizing. I found my skin to feel dry and a bit tight and ended up changing my moisturizer after a couple of weeks into the trial. With a stronger moisturizer I no longer felt like my skin was so tight.
How did I look? I'd do anything to say that I saw a great change, but alas, I did not. My décolleté did appear to be smoother, but I did not notice a change in my facial skin. Perhaps if the product is used on a different type of skin or a different climate there might be another result. After the product is completely gone I may see a reversal of a change that I was not aware of occurring. For now this is it, I'll let you know if I need to do an anti-aging 2!
Water, zea mays (corn oil), propylene glycol, polysorbate 60 cetearyl ethylhexanoate, yeast extract, lecithin, olive oil, jojoba seed oil, hydrolized glycosaminoglycans, centella asiatica extract, echinacea extract, ginkgo biloba extract, propolis wax, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, bisabolol, peg-75 lanolin, dimethicone copolyol, fragrance (without allergans), triethanolamine, carbomer, sorbitan stearate, capryloyl glycine, grapefruit extract, glycerin, sodium benzotriazolyl butyphenol sulfonate, buuteth-3, tributyl citrate.