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Isomers Stem Genesis for Body

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Dry Skin
Reviewed by Marta June 20, 2011 15 Comments
Isomers is one of those brands – like Cellbone – that has a lot of fans (including amongst Truth In Aging readers), but for some reason I have never quite embraced.  The other day, Shop NBC emailed me about an Isomers promotion and it prompted me to go back and take a look. I gravitated towards the Stem Genesis for Body ($56.25) and in the end I pressed the buy button.

I bought Isomers Stem Genesis for Body after spending quite some time perusing the ingredients. Although this is yet another product to feature apple stem cells (surely the ingredient of 2011), what really won me over was the peptide power that Isomers has packed in. This is, I believe, the first time that I have seen a body lotion with Syn-Tacks, the peptide that is supposed to put Matrixyl 3000 in the shade.

Syn-tacks is a combination of two synthetic peptides. In the case of Syn-tacks, these peptides are palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminobutyloyl hydroxytheronine and palmitoyl dipeptide-6 diaminohydroxybutyrate. According to the manufacturer of Syn-tacks, these two peptides interact with the most relevant protein structures of the dermal-epidermal junction and stimulates a broad spectrum of things responsible for youthful skin – laminin V, collagen types IV, VII and XVII and integrin – all at once.

Isomers has also included tripeptide-10 citrulline, which mimics a molecule that regulates collagen fibers. As we get older, decorin (the molecule in question) activity declines. The new peptide, tripeptide-10 citrulline, behaves like decorin so that the collagen fibers are fooled into thinking they should still be productive.

But what really pushed me over the edge, was a peptide that targets lumican. I must admit that my lumicans are something of a current obsession. Lumicans are involved in both the synthesis of collagen fibrils and their organization into functional fibers, ensuring the integrity of the extra-cellular matrix. Acetyl tetrapeptide-9 is a relatively new peptide that specifically targets lumicans.

There are, it has to be said, a couple of very odd ingredients in Isomers. Cyperus Esculentus is a kind of sedge, the roots have a similar composition to olives in that they are high in fatty acids. Researchers have found it to be a good mosquito repellent – potentially useful but not typically the function of a cosmetic ingredient.

Another mystery is Aqualance. This is erythritol (a sugar) and homarine HCl is supposed to boost moisture. Hormarine is n-methyl picolinic acid, a compound found in the muscles of crustaceans and may have something to do with the chemical defense system of molluscs. Other than there is no relevant information on it and nothing on Aqualance except the manufacturer’s claims that it is moisturizing.

There’s the usual nasties in the preservative department, but I am nonetheless excited to give this a try. I’d love to hear from anyone who already has.

Ingredients

Aqua/Water,Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture, Xanthan Gum, Glycerin, Lecithin,Tripeptide-10 Citrulline, Cyperus Esculentus Tuber Extract, Erythritol, Homarine HCl, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-9, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyloyl Hydroxythreonine, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-6 Diaminohydroxybutyrate, Sodium Hyaluronate (LMW), Sodium Hyluronate (HMW), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Tropolone, Carbomer, Triethanolamine.
  • October 2, 2011

    by Valerie

    Fantastic! Thanks, Marta! I'll check out the Zinn. I use the LED on my face religiously, but have only done it sporatically on my hands. I'll try stepping it up. :-)

  • October 1, 2011

    by Marta

    Hi Valerie, I didn't love it and I much prefer the much cheaper Zinn Body Milk (which is a cream not a lotion) with argan oil. An excellent hand plumper is LED light. http://truthinaging.com/body/zinn-smooth-body-milk-reviewed-and-recommended

  • October 1, 2011

    by Valerie

    Was there a verdict on the Stem Genisis, Marta? I was a bit curious; although, I don't think I would ever spend that much on a body lotion. I got suckered in recently (while watching ShopNBC) and bought an Isomers hand cream that is called "Re-Densify Volufirming Hand Cream." A few years ago (and ever since), I started going to the gym and lost a lot of weight. With that, came the veiny looking hands. I was hoping this would help. I'll follow up on that.

  • July 3, 2011

    by Julie Kay

    Now you need to go to a Yankee's game and sing the Take Me Out To the Ball Game during the 7th inning stretch to feel like a true Yank! That completes your enrollment... *laughs. ~jk

  • July 3, 2011

    by Jennifer

    Congratulations, Marta! I had no idea that this was such a special year (indeed!) for you! Tomorrow, I am going to a small town parade in Colorado & will wave my little flag in honor of your accomplishment!

  • July 2, 2011

    by Marta

    My first Independence Day as an American citizen. Yeay!

  • July 2, 2011

    by Jennifer

    My apologies on the Isomers name mixup! I'm not sure how I confused it with Osmotics, but Isomers is indeed the correct brand name! Thanks for catching that, Marta! Have a wonderful 4th holiday! Yeah for Independence!

  • June 27, 2011

    by NoeyD77

    I have a cyber-friend on another beauty board that is a total advocate of Isomers products. I have given several products a try, but the One series contains copper and almost everything I use contains vitamin c in one form or another so I can't use that. I tried the Fast Lift Eye serum and haven't really experienced any real visible results, which could be that either I haven't used it long enough or its just not appropriate for my age group at 33 years old. I have experienced DRAMATIC and shockingly surprising results from 100% Pure's Coffe Eye Cream regarding firming, so that makes me question the Fast Lift Eye Serum.

    I have also purchased the R Intensive Series I believe its called which is soy based, but again didn't really notice any results. I think I may order this Stem Genesis for the body and face and if I don't see any results, I will give up on the brand. Plus I despise the slowness and lack of quality customer service with ShopNBC!

  • June 27, 2011

    by Jana

    I've been using Isomers One 3000 Face Complete since last October and, although it's not a miracle product, have seen results. I've also been using their Neck and Chin Firming lotion the same amount of time and have also seen results, although with both products I've seemed to hit a "wall." They work well, but have not completely gotten rid of my deeper wrinkles, etc. What they have done is tighten the skin on my face a bit (and under my chin/on my neck) and lessened my facial lines, most noticeably around my eyes, including tightening my upper eye lids.

    What I like about Isomers is that they use cutting edge peptides and often have good prices, especially if you look for sales (ShopNBC, for example). A couple of things I don't like is that they are always reformulating and/or renaming their products and seem to produce too many products. Often those products overlap and, for example, two different products can be named almost the same thing. One 3000 Face Complete, for instance, is NOT the same thing as their One 3000 Face Serum (both of those products have been renamed, btw).

    They've renamed & slightly reformulated the facial product I'm using from One 3000 Face Complete to All in One Complete Hydrafix Rejuvenating Cream:
    Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Lecithin, Tripeptide-10 Citrulline, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Pichia/Resveratrol Ferment Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate-20, 3-Aminopropane Sulfonic Acid, Calcium Hydroxymethionine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Teprenone, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-9, Algae Extract, Tetrapeptide-21, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Cholecalciferol, Ergocalciferol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Tropolone.

    I like this product well enough that I will continue to use it, if I don't find another with the same or better actives. (I'm always looking!)

    Marta - I'm very interested in knowing how you get on with the Stem Genesis. My Isomers face product contains many peptides but one missing is Syn-Tacks, which is one reason why I use YBF Prep as a mask.

    And I apologize for the lengthy post, but I have to ask - Have you heard of Matrixyl synthe 6? I've had my eye on a new Isomers product for a few months now, which contains this "new" Matrixyl. Has anyone tried it yet? I think three Isomers products contain synthe 6, but the one that looks most promising to me is their Matrixyl Advanced Wrinkle Defense Serum.

  • June 25, 2011

    by linda

    why do they take the whole amount out of my account before i get the prouduct and it says free tril offer

  • June 25, 2011

    by Marta

    Hi Jen, no it was just that you said Osmotics and so I was confused/curious. I think you meant to say Isomers. Have a good trip and looking forward to hearing more about how you get on with this serum.

  • June 24, 2011

    by Jennifer

    I'm SO glad that you asked me, Marta, as I THOUGHT I had packed it in my suitcase for a trip I'm taking tonight. When I went through my cosmetic bag, to read the exact name on the bottle, I realized that I had NOT packed it! In any case, it's the Matrixyl 3000 Rejuvenation Serum. Do they have more than one Matrixyl 3000 serum?

  • June 24, 2011

    by Marta

    Hi Jen, what's the name of the "Osmotics Matrixyl 3000 serum" that you are using?

  • June 23, 2011

    by Jennifer

    I have a small bottle of the Stem Genesis, although mine doesn't indicate that it's for the body (vs. the face). I am planning on trying it after I finish the bottle of Osmotics Matrixyl 3000 serum I'm currently using...and loving! I've finally found a serum which seems to be softening the crows eye wrinkles...and I've only been using it for 2 weeks!

  • June 23, 2011

    by Jina

    Hi Marta

    I have been using some of her peptide serums which have really boosted the quality of my skin. Stopped for a while and could tell difference from other products. In fact my brows are filling in where they have been patchy for years. Fine lines under eyes are so much finer and skin plump. Im not even using an eye cream. Though I am doing course of lumilift which is muscle lifting together with red light lazier. Brows and jaw have lifted considerably. Eyes look open. Best investment. I like to think her peptides are helping with collegen in skin. I think this Isomers company is onto something. I truley believe you should investigate further and interview the founder she seems to have a wealth of knowledge.

    Regards

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