Never have I seen an anti-aging treatment with such a long yet impressive list of ingredients as Derm Institute Youth Alchemy Cream ($450). This product has it all and delivers results that exceeded all of my expectations. It really was love at first application, as my skin responded in delight. To say I was “wowed” seems like an understatement. Being of a mature age and inching closer to 60 with each passing year, a product of this caliber with such youth-promoting excellence is to be revered.
The ingredient list includes a host of powerful anti-aging actives. Highly concentrated peptides with gold and platinum nanoparticles are used for better delivery, cell targeting and tissue engineering. The formula also contains an epidermal growth factor, plus three plant stem cells to strengthen the skin and lengthen the cell longevity. Other notable ingredients include retinol, niacinamide, ceramides, squalene and resveratrol.
My skin was transformed immediately upon contact: It seemed plumper, brighter, lifted, moisturized and glowing. I used a pea-size amount and warmed it between my hands before application, as per the directions. The gel and balm-like consistency is unlike any other skin care formula that I have ever used. It melts into the skin and absorbs quickly and effortlessly. The cream did not cause irritation, stickiness, tackiness or pilling on the surface of skin after I applied my sunscreen, primer and foundation. Its scent is soft, pleasant and practically unnoticeable after a few seconds.
After I finished the final sample, I felt like both my skin and beauty psyche were in for a serious bout of withdrawal. I wanted to keep using Youth Alchemy without interruption and wished that I could tap into an unending supply to keep my skin happy and youthful-looking. The one and only pause for hesitation I have is the price point. One ounce — or about a month’s supply with twice daily usage — costs $450.
If you dare to invest in this game changer, be prepared to be amazed. It really is a skin-saving solution for all ages and skin types, but probably most beneficial for mature midlife skin and beyond. Youth Alchemy Cream is a fantastic find that provided me the thrill of seeing remarkable changes to my skin. The lines on my face are softened, my complexion is more radiant and my skin feels tauter than before.