Sciote Omni Phyto-Cell Serum

Our Rating: 4 stars

Reviewed by Marta on January 12, 2015


When I read the review by TIA community member Lori of Sciote Omni Phyto-Cell Serum ($130 in the shop), I wondered whether my mid-50s skin would do as well on it as it did for a 30-something.  What intrigued me is that Lori saw real signs of age reversal, but with my much older skin, surely this serum would have its work cut out.

The real clincher was when she wrote that she is in this “confusing, sweaty place called my late 30s. All my old friends were back: acne, oil, redness.” This sounded a lot like me. So I bought a bottle of Sciote Omni Phyto-Cell Serum and found my results aren’t quite as dramatic as a woman almost 20 years younger than me, but they are very good.

I have been using it for more than six weeks, and my verdict is that this is a very good product that is up there with some of the best serums that we have discovered here at Truth In Aging.  Omni Phyto Cell plumps and firms, helps to even skin tone and keeps flare ups at bay. My skin looks healthier and is a lot calmer since I have been using it – mostly, incidentally, as my nighttime serum. The serum is lightweight, spreads easily over the skin and absorbs very well.

The litmus test? It has become part of my regular regimen. So I can safely recommend Sciote Omni Phyto Cell for all ages — well, from mid-30s to mid-50s at least.

As always with Sciote, the ingredients are a careful mix of hard-hitting actives and botanicals. The most prominent are the reliable collagen-boosting peptides, Matrixyl and Matrixyl 3000. Then, there’s one of my new favorite ingredients, Resistem (made by the company that makes Matrixyl). It mimics a hormone called hormesis that reacts to stress and reduces micro-inflammation caused by toxins. Sederma says that Resistem protects the skin’s own stem cells and stimulates sirtuin-1.

The formula is packed with amino acids and features Hyalurosmooth, a natural form of hyaluronic acid and one of Sciote’s signature ingredients and MSM (methylsufonylmethane), which enhances tissue pliability and encourages repairs damaged skin. The only ingredient of concern in an otherwise impeccable formula is sodium benzoate, a controversial preservative that has been linked to DNA damage.