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Hydropeptide Moisturize- reviewed and recommended

Is a Solution for:
Cellulite, Stretch Marks, Sagging Skin
April 29, 2012 Reviewed by Marta 10 Comments
Hydropeptide Moisturize ($70) is a versatile all-rounder that, at 4oz, can be used on the neck, body and hands as well as face. My month-long test has concentrated on body parts because I really wanted to find something that trains the anti-aging heavy guns below my neck and as far as my extremities. Hydropeptide Moisturize has peptides, antioxidants and more, which are just what I increasingly need from the chin down.

Whilst impractical as a daily, all over body lotion, a little goes a relatively long way and Hydropeptide Moisturize can be used wherever the skin is exposed, such as arms and décolleté. I have been alternating it with my regular, cost-effective body lotions by Juice Beauty and Zinn. Most interestingly, Hydropeptide Moisturize, as you will see when you read on, could be a stretch mark solution.

Hydropeptide Moisturize peptide packed moisturizer is dominated by a complex that combines the peptides that are marketed as Matrixyl 3000 and Aldenine (tripeptide 1 with wheat and soy proteins), plus “green bean” extract and antioxidant rutin. There is a similar combination in some of Strivectin’s potions.

I usually learn something new when I take a deeper dive into a Hydropeptide product and this time I have discovered the lima bean and the stretch mark connection. Who knew! Sederma (a lab that manufacturers peptide-based ingredients) makes this lima bean, rutin and peptide combo and calls it Regestril. Apparently rutin has recently been found to strengthen the extracellular matrix. Sederma claims that the combined action of anti-proteolytic (breakdown of proteins) activity lima and rutin with the tissue repair properties of the two peptides, led to a reduction of stretch marks. As I don’t have stretch marks, I haven’t put this claim to the test. I’d be interested in hearing from anyone who has tried Hydropeptide Moisturize on stretch marks.

Hydropeptide Moisturize has plenty of other good things including antioxidant pea extract and bamboo, a source of silica that restores elasticity, skin lightening bearberry and vitamin C-rich amla fruit. There’s green tea, vitamins, sodium hyaluronate and skin rejuvenating glucosamine. Overall, the good far outweighs the bad, but purists will take note of several harsh preservatives, unspecified fragrance, pegs and alcohol.

Ingredients: Water, Collastril™ Complex (Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcelluose, Rutin, Phaseolus Lunatus (Green Bean) Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3, Tripeptide-1, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein), Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Seamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, SD Alcohol 40, Menthyl Lactate, PEG-100 Stearate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract (amla), Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Glucosamine HCl, Ethoxydiglycol, Alcohol, Arctostaphylus Uva-Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Carbomer, Fragrance, Inositol, Siegesbeckia Orientalis Extract, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA.
  • May 10, 2012

    by rebecca

    I'm 37 and would like to try the Even Out Brightening Pigment Corrector - dark spots around my cheeks has been a problem for me. THANKS.

  • May 8, 2012

    by Kathryn

    I have started evaluating different antiwrinkle serums and would love to evaluate the effectiveness of the Anti-Wrinkle Repair Cream. My findings to date have not been impressive.

  • May 4, 2012

    by Chris

    This sounds like a really interesting product. Upon reaching the ripe old age of 45, I've noticed some discoloration and dark spots on my arms. I don't use a body lotion consistently, and would love to give this a try to see if I can brighten up my arms for summer.

  • May 3, 2012

    by lynda

    I'd love to try the Anti-Wrinkle Repair & Prevent Treatment Face Cream. I've been looking unsuccessfully so far for something to help with the oncoming saggies:) I like the list of ingredients - peptides, antioxident vitamins, green and black tea, cucumber - sounds good enough to eat!

  • May 3, 2012

    by Madeleine

    I'd love to try, the Even Out Brightening Pigment Corrector -this is a problem for me, I am also over 60 and keep trying to even out the pigment and brighten my face

  • May 3, 2012

    by Elena

    I think now in my 31 it's better to prevent wrinkles than wait to correct them later. That's why I'd love to test the Anti-Wrinkle Repair & Prevent Treatment face cream together with my mom, who's 61, and then we could compare my prevention results together with her repairs work!

  • May 2, 2012

    by Rhonda Goldstone

    I just turned 60 and would like to test the brightener.
    Thank you for this opportunity.

  • May 2, 2012

    by kaoru

    After turning 50, noticing fine lines and deep ones at those known areas and they are just getting more prominent each month. I would love to try Anti-wrinkle repair & prevent. Thank you for the opportunity to try.

  • May 2, 2012

    by Syl

    My 54 year old sklin has been exposed to sun my entire life... not just a little sun...ALOT! I definitely would like to try the Anti-Wrinkle Repair & Prevent Treatment face cream to see ifI can replace the firmness/tauntness of the skin on my face. Luckily the appearance is pretty even in color even though you can see the discoloration under a specialized light.

  • May 2, 2012

    by Lori

    One of the biggest challenges I've found with my aging 55 yr old skin is the uneven and dull appearance that makes it difficult to go "bare"! I've never chosen to wear much make-up and enjoyed a healthy natural look but those days are disappearing fast :( I'd love to try the Even Out Brightening Pigment Corrector to see if I can make some spots disappear!

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