Reviewed by Kate

What does SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream have to do with Barbie's Dream Date?

When I was a sophomore in high school, there was a popular boy named Randy that all my friends were wild about. He was funny, smart, handsome, nice, athletic, drove a car, and was a terrific dancer. He could even sing and play the drums. Everybody liked Randy.... girls, boys, teachers, coaches and even parents. Randy always dated more than one girl at any one time and no one seemed to be jealous or upset by that arrangement because he was such a genuinely fun and nice guy.

One Tuesday afternoon I was standing at my locker when Randy stopped to ask if I had seen the movies Jaws yet, which I hadn't. Before I knew it, we had a date for Saturday night! Even though I tried to act nonchalant about it when I told my gal pals, I was so excited that I honestly had a hard time sleeping for the next four nights, and I spent every waking moment planning what to wear and imagining what fun our movie date would be.

Guess what? For reasons I will never understand and even now can't explain, my dream date with Randy was a disappointment! He was charming, attentive, pleasant.... and before the night was over he asked me out for another date. But I declined because long before the giant man-eating shark was dead and the scary music played for the last time, it was clear (at least to me) that Randy and I simply weren't a good match. Sadly, I have to say the same thing about SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream.

I don't know why SkinMedica Dermal Repair cream didn't work for me, because it is packed with great ingredients (I am especially fond of the squalane), and there isn't anything in it that I avoid. I have tried other SkinMedica products over the years and in general I am a fan of everything except their price-per-ounce.  The Dermal Repair Cream had a great consistency and a pleasant smell, and I just KNEW upon opening it that it was going to do great things to brighten my complexion, minimize my one remaining age spot,  and give my cheeks a dewy and deeply hydrated glow. But after six weeks of use, the side of my face which tested the Dermal Repair Cream really didn't look as smooth or as hydrated or even as clear as the side which went sans the SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream. It actually looked a tiny bit worse. And that one age spot which had been consistently fading a little bit each month? It was now stubbornly refusing to budge. All in all, I was expecting great things which just didn't happen.

Nothing works for everyone. Even here at Truth In Aging, some of the products that I rave about are "rejected" by my team mates and other readers, and in general they are rejected for the same reason: they simply didn't work for others. Perhaps at age 51, my type of skin is not the target market for this product.... my skin is recovering nicely from years of sun damage, largely devoid of shallow wrinkles or crepey skin and thankfully I have almost zero sagging. Except for the one age spot and one deep horizontal wrinkle across my forehead, it is now looking much better than it should. Perhaps it takes more than the six weeks I spent testing for the SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream to really kick in, but at $112 dollars per pot combined with a slight decline in my skins appearance, it simply isn't a compelling buy for me.

If you have had great results with the SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream product (or perhaps even the same results I had), add a comment and let's be sure we include input from others who have also tried the SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream product.

Ingredients:

Water, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Polymethylmetacrylate, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Alcohol, Lecithin, Aspergillus/Aspidosperma Quebracho Ferment, Acrylates/C 10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Algae Extract, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Polysisicone-11, Panthenol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Squalane, Decyl Sunflowerate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Tocotrienol, Retinyl Palmitate, Tromethamine, Carbomer, Allenton, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Panicum Miliaceum, (Millet) Seed Extract, Cholecalciferol, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Fragrance, Pyridoxine Dipalmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-Carotene, BHT.