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Hydropeptide Power Lift- reviewed and recommended

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
October 24, 2010 Reviewed by Marta 7 Comments
Just over a month ago, I started to test Hydropeptide’s Power Lift ($54) and after dabbling here and there, I settled on making it my neck cream. Hydropeptide boasts some impressive statistics: lab studies found that collagen III levels tripled after seven days of use and after a 35-day independent consumer test 9 out of 10 women saw their wrinkles and fine lines diminish. With my neck, I reasoned, Power Lift would have its work cut out.

After seven days, I couldn’t have told you that my collagen III levels had tripled. My skin felt a little softer, but that was about it. The skin on my neck and decollete is noticeably rougher and redder than my face – well, as I said, Power Lift was going to be put through its paces. After 30 or so days, I am delighted to say that it came through (with the help of the odd gentle peel from La Vie Celeste’s glycolic mask). My skin is much smoother and has a much better tone.  So much so, that I have pretty much decided to buy a replacement when it runs out (I have about two week’s worth left).

Hydropeptide Power Lift has four peptides, a slew of antioxidants and, they boast, 21 hydrating elements. One of the best ingredients is aldenine. This 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. Aldenine acts as a cellular detoxifyer and I have read that is more active than carnosine.

Another of my favorites is here 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 Antarctic). 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.

Those who are squeamish about phenoxyethanol, triethanolamine, tropolone and sodium benzoate (with good reason) and prefer their potions silicone-free may think twice about ordering Power Lift. But while this is not formulated for the purists within us, it is formulated to work.


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.
  • December 5, 2010

    by marta

    Good luck Julie. Let us know how you get on.

  • December 4, 2010

    by Julie Kay

    Marta, I just purchased this Power Lift. Plan to use it on my neck, as well. Hoping for great results. Roger That! ~jk

  • October 29, 2010

    by deborah rodell

    Junko I fully agree, those articles are vital to my decisions and what I am willing to buy first time. So Marta we are waiting.

  • October 29, 2010

    by marta

    Yes I will Junko, I was thinking that the other day myself. I've been trying out so many new products this summer and fall that it is instructive to see what I am falling back on as my go-tos. I'll post something early next week.

  • October 29, 2010

    by Junko

    Marta, I really miss the monthly Marta This Month articles. Can you write us an article on what your facial regime consists of currently? With all the products that get reviewed ~ your regime summaries help to get me grounded somehow.

  • October 25, 2010

    by marta

    Hi Patrice, I am really pleased that you've been using Power Lift and like it to - its always reassuring to have more than one opinion. Thank you for sharing and do let us know if anything changes with longer term use. Also, I'd be interested to know how long it lasts for you. My pot seems to lasting to the six week mark, which isn't that long. However, I have been using it - fairly generously on my neck and decollete (a bigger area than the face).

  • October 24, 2010

    by Patrice

    Hi Marta. I have been waiting for your review on this product, but based on your prior article's hopeful expectations (based on the ingredients), I went ahead and ordered it too. I have been using HPLift for the past 10 days and I love it. It goes on smooth and I do not feel especially greasy because it absorbs well. I'm glad your testing confirms reality and I'm not seeing a 'placebo effect'. Also, I received a sample of Phytoceutical's C-AHA serum, which I am not familiar with. Should this be used with the HPLift - and if so should the C-AHA go on first?

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