A pure and powerful age-defying miracle from the Dead Sea? Seacret’s Age-Defying Refresh Vitamin-Rich Moisturizer is a peptide-packed cream with vitamin C-, A- and E-filled tiny green capsules speckled throughout the white dense yet surprisingly smooth base. Every time I open the jar I am delighted to see this confetti-like dreamy concoction that looks so rich and decadently extravagant.

I have been applying the cream daily after my cleanser, toner and serums and layering sunscreen on top. The cream penetrates well, leaving no greasy residue and a little goes a long way. The fragrance is very subtle and clean, and I have had no problems with sensitivity or irritation. Products containing any kind of fragrance (synthetic or natural) are always a concern because they can cause my skin to break out and/or itch. It’s always a hit or miss experiment for me when I use any new skincare products that could possibly cause an adverse reaction.

I am happy to report that my skin loves this product and it definitely wakes up my skin. The texture is more soft and smooth and the lines on my forehead are a tad diminished. It hasn’t helped to smooth out or make the furrows between the brows disappear and go into permanent hiding, though; Darn! I have to say, though, that this product is a well-performing moisturizer and plays quite nicely with the skin to beautify it.

As I continue to work my way through the very generous size jar (1.7 oz/50 ml), I am fingers-crossed optimistic that I will see better and better results in the mirror in the coming weeks. Maybe even be taken for someone more than ten years younger! Now that would be quite the priceless and most-wanted present as I approach my next 50-something birthday (whew!) later this month.

It’s quite impressive that this product, along with the entire Seacret skincare line, is formulated with mineral salts directly from the Dead Sea. It is produced and imported from Israel. One of the company’s core promises is that short of visiting the Dead Sea yourself, you can’t possibly get a more pure and potent source of essential benefits from the Dead Sea minerals, salts and mud. Olive, evening primrose and grape seed oils are also blended into this unique and hydrating creation.

For price conscious consumers, the cost of the Seacret products could certainly be off-putting. The Refresh Vitamin-Rich Moisturizer retails for $279.95, which is the core parallel price for most of the products. The Age-Defying Facial Care collection, which includes the Refresh Vitamin-Rich Moisturizer, the Restore face serum and Renew Mineral Rich Scrubbing Mask retails for $699.95. For me, with the steep price point, there would seem to be many other lesser priced, yet prestige brand skincare options to consider that would work as effectively or more effectively than these products. For the mainstream majority of consumers, this would not be an affordable luxury.

But… for the discerning high-end investors and results-driven skincare consumers, this potential age-defying Dead Sea game changer could rule as an aesthetic win in favor of making the skin really come alive. The question remains: is this product a splurge-worthy standout? Is this product truly a miracle for the skin, compliments of the Dead Sea? For now, I am waiting until I get to the bottom of the jar to make my final verdict.

Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Squalane, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Myristyl Myristate, PEG-40 Stearate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Sorbitan Tristearate, Gluconolactone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Sodium Benzoate, Lactose, Phenoxyethanol, Cellulose, Fragrance/Parfum, Dehydroacetic Acid, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sea Salt/Maris Sal (Dead Sea Minerals), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Urea, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Lactic Acid, Chromium Hydroxide Green/CI 77289, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citronellol