By Aida H.
I was very glad to be given the opportunity to try Derm Institute Cellular Rejuvenating Serum ($210). I’m a little to the right of 60 and have had dry skin all of my life, which became drier after menopause. I have a little sun damage and not too many wrinkles — people think I’m much younger than I am.
I haven’t been able to find a "good fit" serum so far. Derm Institute states that this one decreases lines and wrinkles, improves elasticity, firms and contours, as well as increases radiance and smoothness. That’s really a lot to ask of a serum ― especially for skin over 60 — but the list of great ingredients made me hopeful that something nice would happen over the testing period.
Cellular Rejuvenating Serum contains an advanced complex called Fillift that is said to prompt cells to produce natural lipids and collagen, thus plumping up the skin, reducing lines and wrinkles, and tightening sagging. It also uses MT Enzyme, which is a patented extract from the lotus seed, to help repair protein kinks that cause degenerative cellular damage and aging. You’ll also find hydrating humectants like glycerin, a number of peptides, antioxidants like resveratrol, and collagen. Take a look at the ingredient list — it is packed with known anti-agers.
I used the serum twice a day, faithfully, for six weeks, because I wasn’t sure what I was noticing at the usual trial end of four weeks. The serum dispenses a fragrance-free, gel-like serum that sinks into the face quickly. I used one pump for each side of my face, but I think that it’s possible to use one pump for the entire face if you’re quick about it. I was able to apply face creams and makeup over it with no problems.
After four weeks, I didn’t feel the need to use another cream on top of the serum, and at six weeks, I stopped using foundation. My skin felt soft and smooth, and indeed, some of the wrinkles also looked lessened. There might have been some radiance, but I was out in the sun for a week so I can’t really say.
One bottle of the serum lasted six weeks easily; however, the bottle is not clear so I cannot tell how much serum is left. The price might seem too high for some, but, as I mentioned earlier, it contains so many good-for-your-skin ingredients. I believe that if I continue to use this serum, I will see even better results. It just might take longer than four weeks for women in their sixties to see the kind of results promised. I would definitely purchase this serum again.