Remergent's skin care range has been on my list of potions and lotions that merit a bit of sleuthing to see if there is any justification to all the scientific-sounding stuff that surrounds them. It's a long list. The other day, a reader asked me what I thought of Remergent, so I moved it to the top of the list and, I must say, it looks rather promising. So much so, that I ordered a bottle of Remergent DNA Repair Formula for $98.95.

The premise behind Remergent is to repair damaged DNA. Once DNA is damaged, it can suppress the skin's immune function, this sends signals to other cells and causes them to age (or divide without limit, which can lead to cancer).

Remergent is made by AGI Dermatics, a bio-pharmaceutical company that was founded by Daniel B Yarosh a molecular biologist who specializes in gene repair. The company's web site refers to a lot of clinical studies and white papers. However, only one of the ingredients in Remergent seems to have been in one of these trials and that was on people suffering from a genetic condition called Xeroderma Pigmetosum, that prevents skin repairing normally. Remergent, in its entirety, has not been tested.

Nevertheless, the key ingredients in Remergent look very promising:

A number of liposomes. These help cells stimulate lipid production.

Pinoxide. This is a proprietary formulation that speeds blood flow and warms the skin.

Thiotaine. A synthetic amino acid that is supposed to be good at blocking two enzymes that are responsible for degrading collagen.

Retinol. The family of vitamin A that stimulates cell reproduction.

Wu-Zhu-Yu. A fruit extract used in Chinese medicine to soothe pain and irritation.

I shall report back in a few weeks after trying out Remergent DNA Repair Formula.