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Skin 2 Skin Care Photoaging Repair Cream Review

is a Solution for:
Age Spots, Dull Skin, Fine Lines, Hyperpigmentation, Sunburn, Uneven Skin
Skin 2 Skin Care Photoaging Repair Cream
February 20, 2017 Reviewed by Marta 3 Comments
TRU Rating
With consistent use, this advanced dark spot corrector creates a visibly more even and radiant complexion


Brightens skin and helps fade discoloration


Results take time to see

Although I have been told that I have a balanced skin tone for my age (57), it doesn’t really look that way to me. Freckled since early childhood, you wouldn’t in a million years describe my complexion as porcelain. To my gimlet eye, there are some patches of discoloration on my cheeks and a kind of “shadowy” patch that appeared on my chin a while back — not to mention a leopard spot that has been around all my adult life. In other words, I was very interested to see if Skin 2 Skin Care Photoaging Repair Cream ($69) would rise to the challenge.

After 30 days of testing, I have seen a notable, although not significant, improvement. I believe that this is realistic as hyperpigmentation in all its forms is notoriously difficult and requires regular and continuous treatment. I have definitely seen a fading of the lighter patches and my overall skin tone looks super — healthier, more refined and brighter. I would definitely recommend Skin 2 Skin Photoaging Repair to anyone with dull skin hankering for that illusive radiance.

The impressive formula has some ingredients that are well worth drawing your attention to. First is a retinol alternative that has my inner ingredient-nerd all of a flutter. Marketed under the name of Exo-T, it is derived from a marine bacteria found near Polynesian atolls. According to the manufacturer, it does a better job of what it calls “desquamation” (shedding of skin cells, presumably) than alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs), resulting in smoother skin.

A useful brightening ingredient is B-white. It has been around for five years or more, but is still comparatively rare. It is a peptide (oligopeptide-68) that is said to inhibit tyrosinase activity, inhibit melanin synthesis and decrease the proteins involved in the pigmentation process. The maker of B-white says that it mimics the growth factor TGF-ß and so, unlike many brightening agents, it doesn’t rely alone on inhibiting tyrosinase, which is the enzyme primarily responsible for skin pigmentation. Behaving like a TGF-ß, it also “inhibits the action of the MITF cellular pathway to decrease constitutive and facultative pigmentation, allowing for a safe lightening effect.”

The formula isn’t only confined to brightening, and I should give an enthusiastic call out to Chronoline, a peptide that is supposed to be good at lifting sagging skin. Unlike most peptides, caprooyl tetrapeptide-3 is derived from a growth factor. The caprooyl part is a lipid, which is supposed to increase stability and skin penetration. It is supposed to increase collagen lll by 34 percent, as well as laminin production by 26 percent and laminin 5 by 49 percent. Skin 2 Skin Photoaging Repair’s wealth of botanical extracts includes a super-charged vitamin C extract from the Australian kakadu plum and Skin 2 Skin’s proprietary cocktail that includes red clover, borage, ginger root and much more.

I am already a fan of Skin 2 Skin’s Revitalizing Eye Gel ($49 in the shop) and the community is loving the White Tea Cleanser and 24/7 Serum. I feel confident that I will see continued improvements from Photoaging Repair Cream and am looking forward to bringing more of this collection of powerful and natural anti-agers, with no nasties, to the Truth In Aging community. Watch this space.

  • July 19, 2017

    by Karen Lee Ford

    (5 out of 5)

    How I love this product! For three months alternating this at night with skin2skin 24/7 during the day. This at night has actually resulted in more even skin tone and lightened age spots sun spots on face and hands., and a large "splatter" spot on my chest. My chin harea as obstinantly refused to lighten by use of Vitamin C, microbrasion, salycylic avid. At last my chin color blends with the rest of my facial skin. Yea! There is another product by skin2skin which is making a great difference in lip lines and sagging at eyes: Aging Intervention Cream.

  • March 22, 2017

    by Marta

    Hi Sheri
    I have sensitive skin and for years thought I couldn't use vitamin C. Modern versions are much gentler and effective. This one is no exception. I would say give it a try.

  • March 21, 2017

    by Sherri

    Sounds interesting, but I usually react to vit C products. Is this different and compatible with sensitive skin? Thanks, Sherri

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