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Dermapril-SP review: loses to Mychelle as the best matrixyl 3000 cream

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June 7, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 8 Comments
The first problem I have with Dermapril-SP is that it isn't 100% clear that it contains matrixyl 3000, a powerful anti-oxidant that is the result of combining two peptides: palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3. Dermapril's ingredients list has palmitoyl oligopeptide-7, but no tetrapeptide. Anyway, let's give it the benefit of the doubt.

And while I'm in such a generous frame of mind, I should note that there are plenty of other anti-oxidants in Dermapril-SP in the form of green and white tea, plus grape. There is argan oil and gotu kola, a plant extract that is an anti-inflammatory and a wound healer that restores type 1 collagen (it has been used in the past as a leprosy cure). So far, rather good.

However, the second problem I have with Dermapril is that there are no less than another 20 or so ingredients that are padding (in the form of silicones), emulsifiers and other such things that go into making creams, and preservatives.

Mychelle Supreme Polypeptide's ($40 for 2.2oz) ingredients, on the other hand, are almost all there to do some good. Plus there is really nothing that will do evil. Matrixyl 3000 is the fourth most dominant ingredient. Then there are moisturizers and vitamin E, plus another peptide (from marine extracts). There are anti-oxidant green tea, wine and carrot. There is also some retinol. Plus phospholipids and sphingolipids (the essential molecules in cellular membranes). The preservatives are totarol, a naturally occurring (in plants) anti-bacterial and sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, which is not an irritant.

At some point in the near future I'll compile a Five Best matrixyl 3000 creams round up. To avoid suspense, I can tell you that Mychelle will make it in, Dermapril will not.

UPDATE 2/3/2008: Mychelle Supreme no longer uses matrixyl. Mychelle said it didn't meet standards of hygiene. You can read about the new formulation here.
  • July 4, 2008

    by Marta

    <p>I've just posted the full ingredients list of the new formulation taken from Mychelle's website. The list is perfectly clear about not having matrixyl. I'll check the packaging when I get a sample.</p>

  • July 4, 2008

    by Lori

    <p>It looks like the new packaging does not include matrixyl 3000 on the box as you see it above. I do believe the product on Amazon is the old formula and is why it is discounted. I am going to try the new formula this winter when I buy another jar. Hope it is as good as the privious. </p>

  • July 4, 2008

    by Julie Kay

    <p>I went ahead and ordered MyChelle Supreme in the hopes 1) Amazon might be selling preexisting stock. I have a hard time believing a reputable company (or in this case, two) would falsely sell merchandise. Or 2) the new formula will knock my socks off. I also bought the fruit mist. Eager for your take on new Supreme. Remember to report the packaging. -Julie </p>

  • July 3, 2008

    by Marta

    <p>Mychelle came back to me almost immediately. I've pasted the response I got by email:</p>

    <p> </p>

    <p>Unfortunately matrixyl did not meet out strict guidelines of cleanliness, so I decided to remove matrixyl and replaced with three more effective peptides; it is now even more effective than before. J </p>

    <p> </p>

    <p>1. marine ologopeptides</p>

    <p>2. pisum sativum (pea peptide)</p>

    <p>3. oryza sativa (rice peptides) extract.</p>

    <p>I'll do a post to update all of this and Mychelle has promised to send me a sample of the new one.</p>

  • July 3, 2008

    by Marta

    <p>Julie<br />
    Your Amazon whistle-blower seems to be right. As far as I can see there isn't any matrixyl 3000 in the new formulation. There are some other peptides. I've written to Mychelle to ask for an explanation. I'll post all the details, including the new ingredient list, as soon as I hear back.</p>

  • July 3, 2008

    by Julie Kay

    <p>I knew you'd be on this like pollen on a fresh detailed car. Least I hoped. Thanks Marta.</p>

  • July 2, 2008

    by marta

    <p>I will look into it. In fact, I checked in with Mychelle a while ago and the website says the change is only to add more botanicals. I did email for more info and got no response. I will try them again immediately.</p>

  • July 2, 2008

    by Julie Kay

    <p>Marta!<br />
    I didn't think I'd need your help so soon, but here I am- totally at a loss. I went to Amazon last night happily intending to buy MyChelle Supreme. I began reading reviews to feel even better about my new find. Imagine when I read (not far down) a customer writing that the manufacter has changed the formula removing matrixyl 3000, though leaving the packaging the same- and still listing it. Can you seek the truth here? Matrixyl 3000 and your praise of MyChelle (need I add price) were my guiding force.<br />
    Thanks, Julie</p>

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