Multitasking seems to be the edict of the day, hopefully helping us to accomplish more. Likewise, products that contain multitasking ingredients should also do more, right? Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Empower Anti-Wrinkle Treatment ($75) claims to do just that, targeting the concerns of aging skin. To tackle these issues, their headline ingredients are Argireline, Matrixyl 3000, and hyaluronic acid.
Claiming results can be seen in as little as two weeks, benefits include reduction of severity and depth of wrinkles and fine lines and relaxing and diminishing the appearance of expression lines such as forehead furrow wrinkling, laugh/frown lines and other dermal creases.
After reading the claims and seeing some of my favorite ingredients in this product, I must admit I was looking forward to positive results. The product is a rather thick cream, fragrance free and comes in a one ounce screw-top jar. Using the product alone, I applied it AM and PM after cleansing to half my face and the full neck. Using a couple of fine lines and the beginning of an expression line as my landmarks, I applied daily and watched for results.
After the lapse of two weeks I hadn’t seen any change and although it has now been nearly four weeks, I have seen no benefits other than moisturization. The fine lines remain unchanged and the expression line doesn’t show any lessening. I really did want to like this product due to ingredients that are usually heavy hitters in the skin care arena, but to rephrase a familiar saying, in this case it just seems that the sum of the parts were not greater than the whole.
Aqua (Water), Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Capric Caparylic Tri Glyceride, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Ceteareth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Extract, Lactic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Parfum, Carbomer, Polysorbate-20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Collagen, PEG-8, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, EDTA, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate