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Essenskin for turkey necks and 60-somethings

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
May 25, 2010 Reviewed by Marta 18 Comments
Sederma, the makers of power peptide Matrizyl 3000 and Renovage, recently came up with (about a year ago, I think)  a new ingredient for 60-somethings. It is specifically aimed at fortifying and restructuring their thin and fragile skin. This seems to me like a good idea by a company that is likely to execute well. Why then, is the ingredient - called Essenskin - not appearing in potions for boomers?

So far, I have only found it in a neck cream by Isomers ($34.99) and Hydroxatone ($80). Both also have Sederma's signature Matrixyl 3000. Isomers gives barley a star billing, whereas the pricier Hyroxatone packs in a lot more botanicals. A slightly different approach is taken by Elysee, which favors treprenone, otherwise known as Renovage (Sederma must be doing a two for one special) rather than Matrixyl to complement the Essenface in its Youthspan cream ($59.95).

Essenskin is mostly calcium and essential amino acids (the full combo is pentylene glycol, polysorbate-20, 3-aminopropane sulfonic acid, calcium hydroxymethionine and hydroxyethylcellulose). Sederma claims it will reboost cell metabolism and protein synthesis, rebalance ion flow and recreate calcium gradient. There are results from a two month clinical study (conducted by Sederma, so not independently verified) on 29 women with an average of 60 and mature skin and sagging necklines using a cream with 2.5% concentration of Essenskin. The company claims skin density increased by 68%, firmness and elasticity by 80%.

If you can find it and you are 50 or 60-something with a growing temptation to buy turtle neck sweaters then a potion with Essenface could be worth trying it. If you do (or already have), please let us know how it works out.

Ingredients in Isomers

Water/Aqua, Polysorbate 60, Cetearyl Alcohol Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate-20, 3-Aminopropane Sulfonic Acid, Hydroxymethionine Calcium Salt , Glycerin, Coco-Glucoside, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Leaf) Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Tropolone, Caprylyl Glycol, Alcohol, Glaucine

Ingredients in Hydroxatone

Water (Aqua), Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Octadecenedioic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, 2-Aminopropane Sulfonic Acid, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract (Spilanthes), Hydroxymethionine Calcium Salt, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (Vitamin C), Tetrasodium EDTA, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Triethanolamine, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide 7, Sorbic Acid, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract (Pomegranate), Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (Grape), Pinus Strobus Bark Extract (White Pine), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Panax Ginseng Extract (Ginseng), Matricaria Flower Extract (Chamomilla Recutita), Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract (Bearberry), Echinacea Angustifolia (Coneflower) Extract (Coneflower), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Extract (Licorice)

Ingredients in Elysee

Water, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Glycerin, Coco-Glucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Alcohol, Glaucine, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate-20, 3-Aminopropane Sulfonic Acid, Hydroxymethionine Calcium Salt, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, PVP, Algae Extract, Pullulan, Astragalus Gummifer Gum, Teprenone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Thermus Thermophilus Ferment, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Triethanolamine.
  • April 6, 2016

    by Patricia

    IMAGE Skincare has a Neck lift cream called MAX stem cell neck lift. It's new and does indeed boast Essenskin and it's results.

  • February 24, 2013

    by Aline Ochoa

    Essenskins is also found in the Concentré Précieux de Cin Mòndes Spa Paris I have been using it for a couple of weeks and seems pretty good. Try it although is much more expensive since it caintains 4 patented antiaging an 0 parabens.

  • November 18, 2010

    by msvaction4444

    I have been using Skinn Chin up for about a year. It's the only product that I can use at night. I use Isomers in the day and like it, but Chin-Up is the only neck product that is sheer enough to not cause unwanted heat at night

  • August 31, 2010

    by Julie Kay

    Soon, very soon, I promise =) ~jk

  • August 30, 2010

    by SUZANNE

    Julie, you Look Fabulous from what I can see here! You must be doing something RIGHT! I would Love to be Updated on Skinn Chin Up for Sagging skin - Would you switch to try the Chin Up from what you already like? Does the Dermalogica seem to help tighten and Lift? ....Suzanne

  • August 18, 2010

    by Suz

    Oh! I'd Love to know more as well... Seems my Neck just keeps getting worse..The Wrinkles are so unsightly and very much noticed, especially from the side view...

  • August 6, 2010

    by marta

    Oooh please review Julie. I have been using YNS and am not delighted with the results on my neck at all. Would love to hear about an alternative.

  • August 6, 2010

    by Julie Kay

    Since I've been using Dermalogica's Super Rich Repair at night my neck and deeper facial lines have decreaced markedly. At (nearly) 60 I am joyfully satified w these results. A mini "thumbs up," I need to write a review... ~jk

  • August 5, 2010

    by patrice

    well I will hold off on my neck lipo/surgery till I get some feedback from you girls. I'd rather pay 150 then 3000...

  • July 30, 2010

    by Laura

    I just ordered Elysee's serum for the neck. I just turned 49 last month and my neck is beginning to bug me. Might as well start turning back the clock now rather than waiting 11 months! I won't get it for a couple of weeks, and then we're leaving for Asia for 3 weeks. I've switched to cheaper products to take on our trip just in case they're confiscated. I don't want to lose $150.00 serum! I've switched to Boots No. 7 for my face, and I think it's actually working for me better than anything else I've tried. Hmmmm.....

    After we get back, and after I've given the Elysee neck serum at least 30 days, I'll report back my impressions and experiences.

  • June 12, 2010

    by Julie Kay

    Amen, Susan, and I'll be waiting! =) ~jk

  • June 11, 2010

    by Susan

    Julie Kay,
    I really like the handcream. Anything to rebuild my fragile hand skin is welcome by me!

    I've been using Skinn's neck cream for one week and will report back in about one month.


  • May 30, 2010

    by Julie Kay

    I've found many things to like about Skinn, Susan, and the hand cream is approaching the top of my purchase list. When you try out the neck products w Essenskin, please let us know what you think! I hope they work out well for you. =) ~jk

  • May 29, 2010

    by Susan

    Julie Kay, thanks for the heads-up about Skinn.
    I've learned Skinn makes 2 different necks potions: Type A and Type B.
    Type A has Essenskin and Renovage, both Sederma products, plus Vit. D.
    Type B has Ovaliss and Renovage, again both Sederma products, plus Vit. D.
    Both types have interesting ingredients and I'm going to try them out.
    I've used other Skinn products and I like the line.
    Just thought this might be of interest....
    Thanks TIA and members!

  • May 29, 2010

    by Susan

    Skinn also makes a hand cream with Essenskin.

  • May 27, 2010

    by Candy Dye

    This picture is amazing!!Have never seen a more effective visual! Lol!

  • May 26, 2010

    by Julie Kay

    Skinn Chin-up Redensifying has Essenskin. I haven't tried it yet, however. Here's a list of ingredients: vanilla planifolia fruit extract, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, pentaerythrityl distearate, isopentyldiol, pentylene glycol and polysorbate-20 and 3-aminopropane sulfonic acid and calcium hydroxymethionine and hydroxyethylcellulose (Essenskin™), phospholipids and caffeine, cetearyl glucoside and cetearyl alcohol, glycerin, myristyl myristate, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), stearic acid, stearyl alcohol, yeast extract, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, hectorite, caprylic/capric triglyceride and teprenone (Renovage™), prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, beta-carotene, cholecalciferol (vitamin D)

    I know, Junko, huh! Makes me wanna go on a scarf buying binge. ~jk

  • May 25, 2010

    by Junko

    Don't know where you come up with these photo's but this one is great. This visual is burned into my brain as a reminder to take care of my neck and decollete! Hoping to see some posting from users of products with Essenskin here.

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