HydroPeptide Power Lift ($80) is one of the company’s best sellers and power is the operative word with four peptides, a slew of antioxidants and, they boast, 21 hydrating elements.
Power Lift has been subjected to lab studies that found that collagen III levels tripled after seven days of use. After a 35-day independent consumer test 9 out of 10 women saw their wrinkles and fine lines diminish and all of them said they would recommend Power Lift.
I am intrigued enough by all of this to give HydroPeptide Power Lift a try and am about to embark on a month long test. I am fairly confident as HydroPeptide generally formulates for results (a good example being its safe and effective eyelash growth stimulator
) and there are plenty of good actives here.
One of my favorites is pseudoalteromonas ferment extract
, a powerful collagen booster in clinical trials and one of those curious extremophile
ingredients (micro molecules that live at the ends of the earth – in this case, it is a bacteria from the Antartic). Tripeptide-10 citrulline
is also a welcome addition because it mimics a molecule that regulates collagen fibers. As we get older, decorin (the molecule in question) activity declines.
Aldenine is the result of combining tripeptide-1 with soy and wheat proteins (all of which are here). Aldenine is a radical scavenger and it specifically goes after the reactive carbonyl species. It acts, therefore, as a cellular detoxifier, boosts collagen III production, and is supposed to protect cells from sunlight.
In addition, there are two peptides that inhibit the formation of expression lines: Syn-ake (listed as Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate) and SNAP-8 (listed acetyl glutamyl heptapeptide-30; both are supposed to outperform Argireline.
I often feel that HydroPeptide’s products have a split personality and Power Lift is no exception. There are cutting edge, high quality anti-aging ingredients. But they are sitting in a base which just looks a little old fashioned with its silicones, stearates, acrylates and cross polymers. It also has some of my least favorite preservatives with phenoxyethanol, triethanolamine and sodium benzoate.
Still, that aside, I find Power Lift very pleasant to use and it does make the skin feel instantly softer and plumper. I am interested to see how this rich-textured cream performs over time…. See you in a month.
Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, C4-24 Alkyl Dimethicone/Divinyldimethicone Crosspolymer/Isodecyl Isononanoate, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Lecithin, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Tripeptide-10 Citrulline, Acetyl Glutamyl Heptapeptide-3, Tripeptide-1, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Ceteareth-20, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Buddleja Davidii Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Menthyl Lactate, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Polydiethyleneglycol Adipate/IPDI Copolymer, O-Cymen-5-OL, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Diacetyl Boldine, Tropolone, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Fragrance.