I am halfway through a two week process to miraculous transformation as promised by Dermaheal. To cut to the car chase, I am seeing results. Not miraculous ones, but a definite smoothing out of some fine lines. I am using the four-potion system on the left side of my face and maintaining my usual routine of Your Best Face eye cream, Image Skincare and either ReLuma or Circadia. That's some pretty tough competition.

I'm a bit gob-smacked, I must admit: I was utterly skeptical about anything that promises results in a couple of weeks. And I am not going to suspend disbelief for another week. Still, Dermaheal Two Weeks Miracle is holding up its own very well.

Last week, I posted on the first step in the process, the toner. Here I'll focus on the Redesign Miracle Serum - although you'll be getting a taste of the Miracle Cream and the Miracle Eye Contour as they all much of a muchness. They all have the same handful of botanicals, some of which are very interesting. For example, phaseolus radiatus is red bean extract and an anti-oxidant with some research to back it up.

Apart from the botanicals and the usual emulsifiers, silicones and stuff that goes into making cream a cream, there are a roster of peptides. They include a copper peptide. This a peptide with a very good pedigree to back up that it stimulates collagen production. This is the first time that I've come across decapeptide-4 and acetyl decapeptide-3. A decapeptide contains ten amino acids.

I couldn't find out much about this or the oligopeptides and interestingly a Google search throws up lots of links to Two Weeks Miracle. It must also be noted that they appear way down at the end of the ingredients list, so the concentrations must be small. Perhaps, the sum is greater than the parts.

Tune in next Sunday for my verdict and I'll also discuss the Dermaheal three-week delivery system.

Ingredients in Redesign Miracle Serum

Water, glycerin, butylene glycol, alcohol, hexyl laurate, cyclomethicone, glyceryl polymethacrylate/propylene glycol, betaine, cyclopentasiloxane and dimethiconol, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer/squalane/polysorbate 60, caprylyl glycol/1,2 hexanediol, grapefruit extract, citrus junus extract, eucalyptus, clove flower, sophora angustifola root extract, licorice, camellia sinensis, centella asiatica, job's tears, soybean seed extract, phaseolus radiatus seed extract, panthenol, sodium polyacrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer/mineral oil/trideceth-6, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, cetyl hydroxyethylcellulose, soybean oil, phostphatidylcholine, fragrance, disodium EDTA, copper tripeptide-1, acetyl decapeptide-3, actyl hexapeptide-8, palmitoyl pentapeptide-3, oligopeptide-20, oligopeptide-24, oligopeptide-34, decapeptide-4, tripeptide-6.