Ken Paves, not content with being a celebrity snipper, Jessica Simpson’s walker, co-reality show host and unwilling dance partner, has launched his own range of skincare. I poked around his website and was disappointed not to find the ingredients list for his lip plumper, Lip Surge. I had better luck with his Wrinkle Reversal Treatment featuring goji berry and apricot antioxidants. At $41 and on sale for $21, you can’t accuse it of being overpriced, but is it likely to be any good?

Ken’s website  kicks off the ingredients for Wrinkle Reversal Treatment with “Dermaxyl and SYN-COLL”. I can piece together Dermaxyl. This is palmitoyl oligopeptide combined with C12-15 alkyl benoate, tribehenin,  ceramide 2 and PEG 10 rapeseed sterol. The peptide is supposed to be able to mediate cellular activity. Incidentally, the only research to back up Dermxyl has been conducted by the makers, French company Sederma.

SYN-COLL, I was told by the people who make it, DSM Nutritional Products in Switzerland, is glycerin, water and palmitoyl tripetide-5. Listed in Wrinkle Reversal is “glycerin” and “tripeptide”. So let’s give Ken the benefit of the doubt and assume that this is it.

In which case, Wrinkle Reversal Treatment looks pretty good. It has two collagen producing peptides and it has hyaluronic acid, vitamins and the aforementioned antioxidants goji and apricot. There are a couple of fillers, a silicone and the usual suspects in the preservative department, but overall it would be worth hot-tailing it to Ken’s online shop to take advantage of a 50% discount.


Dermaxyl and SYN-COLL/Purified Water, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C 12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Tribehenin, Ceramide 2, PEG 10 Rapeseed Sterol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Glycerin, Tripeptide, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Hyaluronic Acid, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Goji Berry Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol.