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By Tammy H.
I received the Erasa XEP 30 ($160) to review approximately 4 weeks ago. I recently turned 50 and have noticed more wrinkles around my eyes and that some had started to deepen and become more pronounced. I have been looking for a product that would help reduce the wrinkles and tighten my skin in hope that I would look more youthful and refreshed.
I have combination skin, oily in the t-zone area and slightly dryer under my cheekbones, on my lower jaw and neck. I used the Erasa XEP 30 as part of both my night and daytime routine. In order to see what benefits this product provided, the first 2 weeks, I only used this product around my eyes, on my forehead lines, around the corners of my mouth and on my lower neck. Along with this, the only other product I applied was the Truth Vitality Brow Empower with copper peptides to my sparse eyebrows.
I visited the Erasa XEP 30 website to understand exactly what results from this product I should expect. One of the claims of improvement was that this formula included neuropeptides for line relaxing. I did not find that it relax my lines or reduced them in the 4 weeks that I had been applying this product to my eye area, but did notice a difference in my forehead wrinkles. I also noticed that the skin around my eyes seems firmer and that my eyelids look more youthful.
Some of the measured results stated that there was an increase in moisture content. I found that where ever I applied the product, my skin was dryer and flaky. After 2 weeks, I noticed my skin was very dry where I had been applying the Erasa XEP 30. It had started flaking on the hollows of my cheeks, along my jawline and at the base of my neck, so after applying the Erasa XEP 30 and giving it a few minutes to penetrate the areas applied, I added Ahava moisturizing lotion to those areas. My forehead is oily, so I did not have to add moisturizer to it.
Overall, my eye wrinkles seem to be the same as before I started using this product, but I am happy with the tightness that seems to be happening on my eyelids and around my lower eye area. For my forehead, I did not have deep lines to start with but in using Erasa XEP 30, they do seem to be less noticeable. My pores seem to be less visible and smoother overall where I have applied the product. I am not sure if I would repurchase this product unless I see a significant reduction of the wrinkles in my eye area and it was provided slightly more hydration for my skin, I say slightly more because my skin is oily so I'm not looking for greasy, just a soft and hydrated feeling.
The product’s active ingredients included 3 types of line relaxing formulations such as XEP-30, X-50 Myocept, and argireline. These 3 ingredients did work to relax my forehead wrinkles but I did not see many results on the wrinkles around my eyes. The proprietary whey protein aided cells in producing collagen and to retain moisture and niacinamide (potent form of vitamin B3) helps to improve skin’s overall texture and reduce discoloration while improving elasticity. I do believe this has improved the elasticity overall including in the eye area. My skin around my eyes seemed firmer and more youthful looking. The proprietary polymers and microspheres gave my overall skin texture a smoother, more even look.
I plan to continue using this product until it is gone and see if with continue use, my wrinkles around my eyes become less visible. I do wish the product provide more moisture/hydration and was less drying. It seemed to penetrate too quickly so I felt the need to apply more of it than probably needed. I may change my view on repurchasing, if this continues to firm, tighten and smooth my skin with continued use.