SkinActives Anti-Aging Cream- reader reviewed and recommended
I am a 55 year old woman, who is a self-professed beauty junkie. To that effect, I take very good care of my skin and am always up on the latest actives for aging skin. It's sometimes an expensive "hobby," just ask my husband.
I was given the SkinActives Anti-Aging Cream with Resveratol and Pterostilbene ($32) to try for one month. I was thrilled to test it out since it’s formulated for women 50 and over who are concerned about firmness and wrinkles. What's cool about SkinActives website is not only do they make their own creams and serums, which are jam-packed with actives, but you can also purchase your own actives to create your own cream or serum. It's your chance to play mad scientist, mixing your potions to create your perfect product!
The Anti-Aging cream with Resveratol and Pterostibene that I tested has been reformulated, according to their site, to include the Resveratol, which is the alternative to drinking too many bottles of wine for antioxidant benefits. In that respect then, Resveratol is excellent for its antioxidant properties and also helps with UVB rays to further benefit sunscreen usage. The Pterostilene is an even newer addition to this cream. I had to do some research on their site to get a better understanding of the benefits of this active, as it sounded like some kind of dinosaur. Turns out, Pterostilene is another great antioxidant, similar to Resveratol, but that it has better bioavailability, according to their site. It also helps to take care of those nasty sugar proteins that are said to age our skin faster.
This is a cream that you do not need to use a lot of to reap the benefits. I would say that a fingerful would be enough to cover your whole face. It has a very creamy texture and, therefore, spreads easily and absorbs quickly. About the third week in, I noticed that my skin had a nice glow to it and a healthy-looking color. I typically do not wear foundation, just sunscreen and a beauty balm cream, but I was about to leave my house for work and realized that I forgot to put my bb cream on and realized it was because my skin looked so good. I was very pleased with this cream's texture and the fact that a little bit goes a long way, so for the price you are paying, you should be able to get a good two months' worth of use out of it.
The only issue I could see anyone having with it would be the smell. It didn’t bother me, but it does have a bit of a vitamin odor to it. However, I would rather have a cream that smelled like vitamins and that benefited my skin than to have a cream that smelled like perfume and did little to help and possibly even irritate. This is a cream that I would be willing to purchase in the future because I believe with all the actives it is loaded with, the benefits to your skin would be cumulative.
Ingredients: Distilled Water (Aqua), Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Seed Oil, Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate, Sorbitol, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Sesame (Sesamum indicum ) Seed Oil, Sweet Almond (Prunus amygdalus dulcis) Seed Oil, Avocado (Persea gratissima) Oil, Soy Isoflavones (from Non-GMO Glycine soja), Alpha Lipoic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice (Endosperm), Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Cholesteryl Chloride, Collagen Hydrolyzate, Yeast Beta Glucan, Carnosine (L-), Carnitine (L-), Lecithin (from Non-GMO Soy), Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Resveratrol (from Polygonum cuspidatum), Pterostilbene (from Pterocarpus marsupium Bark Extract), Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Seed Oil, Tocotrienols, Tocopherol (Alpha-D-Tocopherol, Vitamin E), Astaxanthin, Lycopene, Xanthophyll (Lutein), Alpha Lipoic Acid [R-(+)-], Beta Carotene, Centella asiatica Extract, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Pectin Extract, Epidermal Growth Factor (rh-Oligopeptide-1, EGF), Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Catalase, Glutathione, Polysorbate 20, Citric Acid, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Diazolidinyl Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.