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The Organic Pharmacy Collagen Complex- reader reviewed and recommended

The Organic Pharmacy Collagen Complex 1.2 oz

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Plumps and hydrates skin without oiliness, helps with breakouts


Does not eliminate wrinkes
January 10, 2013 Reviewed by Cheryl C. 2 Comments
Clearer complexion when added to skincare routine

I’m 48 years old with sensitive skin that is prone to redness, dryness and frequent breakouts on my cheeks and chin. I also have the typical wrinkles and crepiness that’s common among women my age.

For about eight weeks now, I’ve been using The Organic Pharmacy's Rose Plus Marine Collagen Complex ($225). I first used it only on the right side of my face, with the left side as the neglected, control side. I didn’t use any other serums or anti-aging creams, but I did use my usual moisturizer and occasional retinoid on both sides.

After four weeks I was so pleased with the Collagen Complex and the difference in my skin’s texture that I began using it on both sides. I am very happy with it. While I can’t say that it eliminated any wrinkles, I can say that it improved the crepiness and overall appearance of my skin. It is hydrating but not heavy or oily in any way. It caused absolutely no breakouts – actually, I think it helped prevent breakouts. The treated side of my face didn’t break out nearly as much as the other side, and since using it on both sides, I’ve had clearer skin overall. Some days, I didn’t even need to use concealer, which is very unusual for me.

The serum does not have a noticeable fragrance, blends in easily, and has a moisturizing effect without any greasiness or residue. It feels as if it is plumping up the skin, which I assume is a result of the collagen. It is the first thing I put on my skin after cleansing, followed by a moisturizer (since my skin is so dry in spots) and an occasional treatment for blemishes (which causes the dryness, I know!). This has become an important first step in my skin treatment routine and I am so happy that I was able to try it because I don’t think I would have ever bought this on my own.

I can confidently recommend the Collagen Complex, especially if you feel as if you have thin skin that needs plumping, or can’t find a hydrating serum that won’t make you breakout. A half or whole pump is all you need for one application, and after two months I am not even halfway through with the bottle (which is very nice since it works faithfully every pump).

Ingredients: Acai (Euterpe oleracea berry), Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis), New Zealand Fern (Cyathea Cumingii Leaf Extract), Rye Alcohol, Rose Hip (Rosa Canina) Oil, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Sunflower (Helianthus Annus) Oil, Sweet Orange (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis), Ursolic acid, Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Palmitate), Aqua (Water, Xanthan Gum, Acmella Oleracea Extract, Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceteryl Alcohol, Chondroitin sulfate, Dill (Anethum graveolens), Goji (Lycium barbarum berry), Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis), Hibiscus (Hibiscus Sabdariffa), Honey (Mel), Honeysuckle (Lonicera Japonica), Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Oil, Kigelia Africana (Kigelia Africana), Lactic acid, Lemon (Citrus Limonum), Marigold (Calendula Officinalis) Extract, Marine Collagen

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  • July 26, 2013

    by Cheryl

    Hi Marta,
    I was shocked when I saw the price of this. As much as this is my favorite serum, I think this price tag is too high. I would not pay more than $200 for any facial serum - unless it made my wrinkles disappear!

  • January 10, 2013

    by Marta

    Hi Cheryl, thank you for the review. I have to ask you what you think of the price tag - is it worth it?

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