Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Prime ($135) has quickly established itself as a heavyweight champion of anti-aging. Osmotics founder Francine Porter set out to address the skin issues that can result from hormonal changes, creating this product to target women ages 40 and older with dry, fragile and thinning skin (though, one of our male reviewers tested it and also found success!). The rich formula of copper peptides and Matrixyl 3000 promises to tighten, tone and lift. To really get a good look at how the Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Prime performs, we took it to a handful of our loyal reviewers and collected their feedback.
Linda, Mid 50s
"There's been tightening... not perfection, but correction."
I was sitting in the hairdresser’s chair wearing a cape, studying my 55-year-old face and neck in the mirror while getting my hair cut. Discounting the unflattering cape, I was pretty pleased with what I saw, even in the salon’s unforgiving lighting!
After using Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Prime Face Cream for several weeks, applying it extra-generously on my saggy neck and jowl-y jawline, I am happy to report that there’s been tightening. Not perfection, but correction. My neck looks much smoother, the skin is somewhat tighter, and my jawline is more defined. I think I look younger.
Overall, the skin on my face and neck feels soft but firm and wonderfully even-textured. No more dry patches and just a few negligible breakouts that quickly healed. My giant pores seem to be diminishing, though the worst of them are still there. My formerly greasy t-zone is calmed, also. My skin simply feels and looks better than ever thanks to this product’s fabulous ingredients, including collagen stimulators, growth-factor wrinkle reducers, vitamins, and more.
The package claims that the formula is “clinically proven.” This baby-blue, creamy product goes on easily and absorbs rapidly (and, no, doesn’t leave a baby-blue sheen!). Its fragrance, lightly lavender, is simple and pleasant. The packaging is attractive. And, mostly importantly, the results are absolutely worthwhile.
Beth, Late 40s
"My skin definitely looks better and brighter, and fine lines are diminished."
I so enjoyed using this product! From the fresh scent to the lovely blue color to the cooling effect of the cream gel, it was a big winner in my eyes (and on my skin)! I felt hydrated, my make-up went on beautifully, and I loved the fact that the product was targeted for women my age who are concerned with elasticity, firmness and sagging. After a month’s use, my skin definitely looks better and brighter, and fine lines are diminished.
Always intrigued by products offering new technology, Blue Copper 5 Prime didn’t disappoint! Four new, exclusive patented technologies for maximum anti-aging benefits? With claims like that, I don’t need to donate my body to science, I’ll go on living forever and look great, too!
Cindy, Mid 50s
"I feel more like myself when I look in the mirror."
I have taken pretty good care of my pale, thin, 56-year-old skin, and I think it shows. I believe I am aging gracefully for the most part, but my neck has not been quite so lucky these last few years. I have been dismayed to see more looseness under my chin.
I tested Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Prime on my neck with positive results. Many products feel too heavy for me, but this was just right. I did not need any moisturizer for the summer months, and I only used a small amount of cream once or twice a day. The cream seems to have a subtle tightening effect as soon as it is applied and over time seems to have a permanent effect. The skin on my throat area does not look as loose, and I feel more like myself when I look in the mirror. I believe the Osmotics cream really helped my skin, and I plan to purchase a jar when this one runs out.
Valerie, Early 40s
"I only wish that Osmotics would reconsider their preservative choices."
I am almost 43, and my neck has a significant amount of wrinkles (or rings, if you will). The results of my two-month test were very impressive. Overall, the lines in general were significantly softened. And the length of a few of the longest lines which practically go from ear to ear were significantly shortened. I was excited with the results. I can’t comment on sagging, as it isn’t a current concern. But Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Prime was moisturizing and left my skin very soft. If you don’t have extremely dry skin, you could skip your moisturizer and head right to SPF!
As a prior reviewer mentioned, Marta has aptly reviewed the anti-aging ingredients. The only issue I take with this and some other Osmotics formulas (such as the amazing Osmotics Age Repair Body Lift) is the use of harsh preservatives. Here, they are using a few preservatives that are rated high on EWG. Specifically, on EWG’s website Diazolidinyl Urea is said to be a “Formaldehyde Releaser” which may cause people exposed to it to develop a formaldehyde allergy or an allergy to the ingredient itself. I did not experience any negative reaction while using this product. I only wish that Osmotics would reconsider their preservative choices.
I have used this product morning and night for about two months and am just about at the bottom of the jar. So, even though the price tag may be steep for some, it could certainly last three months if not applied as heavy-handed as I did.
"It was after the third week of twice daily use that I began to see benefits."
As the old adage goes, “patience is a virtue.” Although not my strongest trait, I’ve learned it does pay off when trying out new products. This was the experience with Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Prime ($135 in the shop). My initial thoughts were that the product is light, a small amount goes a long way, it absorbs quickly and kept my skin supple. Beyond that, there wasn’t much else to report after a couple of weeks.
It was after the third week of twice daily use that I began to see benefits that included an improved skin tone (my skin can tend to become ruddy at times) and good skin hydration. I could also see (but better feel) a bit of improvement in skin firmness around the jaw line. Although I applied to both face and neck, I can’t say there is visible improvement in the neck area. However the benefits to the face do merit a recommendation of this product. One improvement I would suggest would be to dispense this from a pump rather than a jar.
"Very quickly I noticed improvements in fine lines and wrinkles."
I was intrigued to try Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Prime, a product using copper peptide technology developed to facilitate wound care (an often difficult and complex problem to treat). Using it on far less troublesome dry and aging skin (60-plus years), my expectations were lofty. To my delight, I was not disappointed. The beautiful, silky, blue cream applies easily and is non-greasy. Make-up goes on very smoothly. Very quickly I noticed improvements in fine lines and wrinkles. After one month’s use, the improvement continues.
Many products do a great job of reducing wrinkles and fine lines, but I especially love that Copper 5 Prime restores density with its epidermal growth factor. The natural artichoke leaf extract hydrates and helps prevent degradation of collagen, which is an exciting first for me and something I want to make part of my skin care regime. I highly recommend Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Prime.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Squalane, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke Leaf Extract), Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2, Caprylyl Glycol, sh-Oligopeptide-1, Tocopheryl Acetate, Linoleic Acid, Stearic Acid, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Ceramide, Soybean Sterol, Prezatide Copper Acetate, Copper PCA, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Carbomer, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Potassium Sorbate, Tromethamine