Myo Essentials is a line of skin care products created for post "Myotonology" treatment, a patented micro-current technology and therapy regime that stimulates the muscles and skin of the face to reduce signs of aging.
Full disclosure, I have not undergone Myotonology treatment. But I see no reason why their Restorative Marine Moisturizer ($32) wouldn't be perfectly fine to use as a daily moisturizer on its own. This lovely cream goes on smoothly and has the most delicate aroma that's something between key lime and an ocean breeze (the formula "has a special bio-fermentation technology that is derived from red marine algae that is abundant along the shores of the Hawaiian Islands," according to their literature, which may be the source of the gentle ocean fragrance). Since they also claim that clinical studies show an increase in collagen stimulation, a 20% increase in firmness, and a 70% increase in skin hydration, all within four weeks, I decided to give it the full month before writing my review.
So, If you've read my reviews before, you know that I often start out with a caveat, which is that a true reckoning is impossible to come by without starting from a clean slate. And in this case, that would mean stopping the use of all my other facial products for at least a full month before starting Myo Essentials in order to accurately gage its efficacy and results, which is something I did not do. A girl has her appearances to keep up, after all. So the best I can do is tell you how my skin looks and feels now, after giving it a good go.
One area, which I keep an eagle eye on, is my upper lip and the appearance of crows feet. Over the years they have come and gone, increased and decreased, depending on my use of various products ranging from Retin-A (now feared to be harmful) to over the counter moisturizers with exfoliating properties. Just before I started using Myo Essentials, I noticed that those crows feet were starting to look pretty pronounced. So I'm pleased to say that, while they haven't completely disappeared, they've certainly calmed down and are much less noticeable. Overall, my face feels well hydrated and looks and feels good. As a moisturizer, it's a little greasy feeling, (Soybean oil being the third ingredient) but if massaged in thoroughly it does not leave a residue and blends in fine with my sunscreen.
A little product goes a long way, and based on my twice-daily use, I expect it to last a good six months.
Ingredients in Myo Essentials Restorative Marine Moisturizer: Agua, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride, Glycerine Soja (Soybean oil), Sorbitrol, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Esters, Methyl Gluceth-20, Hydrogenated Soybean Glyceride, Butylene Glycol, Ahnfefelitia Concinna Extract (Red marine algea), Sodium Hyaloronate, Asorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Squalane, Ubiquinone (Co Q 10), Allantoin, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ginko Biloba Leaf Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Symphytum Officiinale Leaf Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Hamamelis Virginai (Witch Hazel) Distilate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamina (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Dimethicone, Polysorbate-20, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Tetrasodium EDTA, Benzyl Alcohol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Annato