Jan Marini Peptide Extreme Face Lotion 1.0 oz
Reviewed by Gretchen

I get so excited when I receive my little package of promises from Marta and Truth In Aging. Some “promises” have been more than kept, such as the amazing Your Best Face Correct ($150 in the shop), and others… mmm… not so much.

This time, I was the guinea-pretty-pig for Jan Marini Age Intervention Peptide Extreme Face Lotion ($89)  Step 4  in Jan Marini's Skin Care Management System for dry skin. I’m not sure how many steps there are after the face lotion, which may explain why I wasn’t particularly wowed by this product.

Don’t get me wrong, there are many nice things about the Peptide Extreme; it’s a lightweight, non-fragranced, peach-colored lotion that glides on and soaks into the skin quickly. My skin didn’t feel sticky or oily or smothered by a thick layer of goo. There’s no tint or shine or sparkle to it. In fact, it feels kind of invisible, which is just how I like a day lotion.

My favorite thing about this lotion is that I can put on my face as soon as the lotion soaks in, and my makeup (concealer and powder foundation) doesn’t grab or slide or roll up into those annoying little eraser droppings all over my face.

Did I notice any grand effects? No. Well, truthfully, when I wore just the face lotion and no makeup, I did notice that my skin looked more finely textured, smoother, refined… I can’t find the right word. I think it had something to do with the surface finish of the lotion rather than any lasting improvement to the health of my skin as a result of the ingredients. My freshly washed 56-year-old mug did not retain that smoother finish but it is a nice feature for you younger swans who can get away with wearing nothing but a slip of face lotion.

The Age Intervention line has several products. Had I tested Jan Marini’s multi-step system or continued to use the product for longer than a month, perhaps I would have seen more amazing results. But if you’re looking for a lovely lightweight day lotion that imparts a smooth finish to bare skin and plays well with makeup, Jan Marini’s Peptide Face Lotion is for you.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-8, Myristoyl Pentapepatide-11, Myristoyl Tetrapeptide-12, Ceramides-2, Punica Granatum Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ubiquinone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Methylsilanol Mannuronate, Panthenol, Dimethicone, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Allantoin, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Ceteareth-20, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Red 33 (CI 17200)