Although countless skincare products have made their way onto my bathroom vanity, few have been invited to set up residence. However so, the optimist within still resurfaces each time I have a new product to try. The latest to have its moment in the spotlight is Dermatouch Oxygen Wrinkle Reducer (1oz/$26).

Dermatouch Natural Skin Care is a varied lineup of products ranging from eye serums and peels to masks and cleansers. When TIA recently sent me Dermatouch Oxygen Wrinkle Reducer to test, I first read up on the product to know what I should expect. Dermatouch states that its Oxygen Wrinkle Reducer “is a primary preventer of free-radical damage and provably effective in boosting essential collagen production while gently exfoliating and brightening the skin, stripping away damage, and encouraging healthy and revitalized skin.” With this in mind, I began testing the product.

Per the label instructions I massaged the product onto my face and neck. With the consistency of a light serum and fragrance free, it applied easily and absorbed fairly quick without any residue. For the first two weeks, I applied it after cleansing each morning and night to my full face and neck. At the beginning of the third week I couldn’t see any noticeable changes of any sort, so I then decided to apply the product to only half my face and neck to help gauge its effect. At this point I also began applying it to my right hand (also morning and night) to compare it to the untreated left hand for potential benefits. Now after four weeks of consistent use, I can’t say I see any difference on either side of my face, nor on the treated hand. There hasn’t been any exfoliating that I could see, no textural changes or lessening of fine lines, and certainly no change as far as skin brightening either. On the positive side, this product didn’t cause any breakouts, but for me it unfortunately didn’t provide any of the benefits it claimed.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Natural Glycerin (skin conditioning agent)**, Yeast Extract (skin conditioning agent), Hydroxyethylcellulose (thickener)*, Hydrolyzed Silk (skin conditioning agent)*, Ubiquinone (CoEnzyme Q10) (skin conditioning agent)*, Thioctic Acid (alpha lipoic acid) (skin conditioning agent)*, Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E acetate) (skin conditioning agent), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A palmitate) (skin conditioning agent), Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) (skin conditioning agent), Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5) (skin conditioning agent), Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) (skin conditioning agent) Phytonadione (vitamin K1) (skin conditioning agent), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (skin conditioning agent)*
*eco-friendly **natural origin