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About five weeks ago I received the Radical Skincare Anti-Aging Replenishing Extreme Moisture cream ($150). I was surprised by the substantial 1.7-ounce container, but at a price of $150 it was a good thing there was a lot of it to account for the hefty price.
I live in Wisconsin and the weather here is normally quite cold during the winter months. I usually need a heavier moisturizer for this time of year, so I was glad to try this product out. It didn’t take long to realize that the cream does deliver the extra hydration it promises. I was quite pleased with the fact that my skin retained moisture and actually seemed to plump up and become much smoother. The only adverse affects were a couple of breakouts – but these diminished quickly. I went for a facial and my esthetician complimented me on my new soft skin and actually assured me that that it had indeed plumped up. So what was the secret?
Apparently Radical Skincare was founded by two sisters, Liz and Rachel Edlich, who were searching for anti-aging products that really worked. During their search, they identified what they believed to be the prime defect in most anti-aging formulas: potency. They claim that the strength of most formulas diminish when the ingredients are put into a cream.
Thus, the sisters created a technology called Trylacel™, which they say suspends and preserves potency. They claim to have perfected this formula, clinically tested it and gained end results that spoke for themselves. A USDA lab compared their formulas to numerous leading skincare brands, and the potency results were supposedly unbeatable.
The Anti-Aging Replenishing Extreme Moisture appears to be a new product in the Radical Skincare line. It is described as follows on the brand website:
“This unsurpassed and multitasking cream is the all-in-one benefits solution for the most demanding skins, in most extreme needs. Infused with cutting-edge agents proven to increase hydration by forming a second skin barrier, controlling trans-epidermal water loss; fight free radicals; and decrease wrinkle depth by 50% after four weeks.”
Do I agree with this statement? For the most part, but I really saw no change in my wrinkles. Would I buy this? Probably not. Not because it is not a good moisturizer, but because of the price. I think there are many other moisturizers that are just as hydrating available for a lot less. The La Vie Celeste Extra Rich Face Cream that I received in my last Discover With Marta Collection was awesome at half the price for the same amount of product.
As for ingredients, the Radical cream contains aloe, shea butter, and is full of antioxidants. It is also free of parabens, which is a plus.
All in all, Extreme Moisture is a good product that hydrates well. It seems that the Edlich sisters created a great skincare line with an awesome concept yet a high price.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Simmondsia, Chinensis (Jojoba), Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butylene Glycol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Ceteareth-20, Xylitylglucoside, Behenyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acroyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Anhydroxylitol, Squalane, Xylitol, Coffee Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Panthenol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Niacinamide, Disodium Adenosine Triphosphate, Malachite Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lecithin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Vine Extract, Allantoin, Coffea Robusta Seed Extract, Propylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hexylresorcinol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactilate, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium Edta, Sorbitan Isostearate, Xanthan Gum, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Limonene, Linalool