My skin is not super slick but it is a little oily, especially on my forehead, where there is usually enough shine to welcome home fog-bound ships. I considered myself, therefore, the perfect candidate to review a new anti-aging moisturizer that promises a healthy complexion, as well as to fight free radical damage and mattify with mostly natural ingredients: My Prime Multi-Purpose Mattifying Moisturizer ($68).
I am pleased to report after a month-long test, it does all of the above. I have tried My Prime Multi-Purpose Mattifying Moisturizer layered over a serum, alone, at night, in the morning and it performed decently in every situation. It mattifies without drying and I was particularly impressed by how handy it was après gym (after a sweaty workout, my skin looks dehydrated and shiny, but My Prime is more than up to the challenge).
The formula is interesting one with some well-chosen ingredients that make this way and above your average moisturizer. Dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline is the first of the active ingredients and is otherwise known as Sepilift DPHP. Relatively rare, I’ve only come across this in Snowberry Bright Defence Night Cream and Your Best Face Correct eye cream. It is a plant-derived amino acid and it is supposed to be an effective wrinkle reducer.
I am particularly intrigued by pili pulp oil. Pili is a tree that is a big deal in the Philippines and is now being commercialized in earnest. The pulp was typically thrown away, but is now recognized for its nutritional value as it is full of beta carotene and vitamins A and E. It is relevant to note that My Prime’s founder, Tessa Yatadco, hails from the Philippines.
Moringa oil is another impressive botanical that has more zeatin (an antioxidant) than any other known plant. Moringa also leaves other better known botanicals in the shade when it comes to the concentration of vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium. It is also great at protecting the skin from pollutants (in India it is used to purify wells for drinking water).
My Prime’s unfussy formula nevertheless demonstrates an impressive attention to detail. Even the retinol is packaged in a special delivery system called Retinol Molecular Film Fluid. This the first time that I have come across this and was interested to read that the technology controls the release of the retinol, prevents its oxidation, improves coverage and penetration, as well as preventing irritation.
My Prime launched in 2012 and is new to the Truth In Aging shop. It's already gotten some love from our reviewers (see Naheed’s review of My Prime Dynamic Lifting Serum and Jennie’s on My Prime Transformative Night Cream). My Prime Multi-Purpose Mattifying Moisturizer has certainly enticed me to get to know My Prime some more.
Ingredients in My Prime Multi-Purpose Mattifying Moisturizer: Purified Water, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Dilaurate, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Pyrus Malus Extract, Pectin, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Canarium Ovatum (Pili) Pulp Oil, Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol Molecular Film Fluid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Pineapple Extract, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid