Saturday, September 20, 2014

Miracalis Anti-Aging Cream: Reviewed

I am rather picky when it comes to lotions or facial creams. I want something that is lightweight yet moisturizing, but still feels clean. I do not want to feel a filmy, greasy, stickiness to my skin after application. I also want something with natural botanical extracts, essential oils and the lest amount of chemicals possible.

I was able to try a moisturizer and anti-aging cream from Miracalis. The jar is plastic and although I tend to prefer the luxury, sturdy, eco-friendly nature and overall beauty of a glass container, this jar looks decent in appearance for a plastic one. The container is comfortable to hold and the lid opens and closes well. These are important aspects to me. I want to be assured that the lid is not going to come off, spilling product, or causing the product to not stay as fresh. The jar has a manufactured date on the bottom, this is nice as it gives me assurance of the exact age of the product. The date on my jar is 4/30/14.

This cream is intended to increase collagen and elastin production at the cellular level. Skin gradually loses elasticity and firmness as we age, but can increasingly show the appearance of aging from harmful or unhealthy practices such as smoking, overexposure / under-protection from UV rays, dehydration, lack of sleep, poor diet, etc. This cream has some ingredients that increase skin moisture and hydration. When our skin has proper hydration it can look much nicer and even more youthful.

The claim of this product is that it will make for a more youthful appearance, and smooth wrinkle depth up to "17% after 15 days and up to 32% after 28 days." I do not have deep wrinkles and have only tried this for about 2 weeks, so it is still to new to notice if my fine lines are much smoother. I have trouble spots around my eye area (some fine lines and dark shading under my eyes) and smile creases near my mouth.

Here are some areas that can be improved through consistent use of this product:

Reverse signs of early aging
Improve rough skin
Smooth fine lines
Reduce wrinkle depth
Assist with sun-damaged skin repair
Restore skin elasticity

Directions:

Apply a pea-to-dime size amount of cream to the face and/or neck twice a day, or as needed. Smooth gently into clean skin using circular motions. Allow to absorb fully before applying any make-up.

When I apply this, I probably apply to much, but it feels like the right amount for me. I apply about a nickle sized amount to my entire face and then about a dime sized amount to my neck and chest area. I am a size sleeper, so I have a line crease between my cleavage area.

Ingredients:


Water
, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acrylamide/Sodium Acrylate Copolymer, Mineral oil, Trideceth-6, Dimethicone, Saccharide Isomerate, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Tripeptide-10 Citrulline, Tripeptide-1, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyetanol, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ubiqinone 50, Squalane, Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan, Aloe Vera Gel, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Lodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Sodium EDTA, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Curcurmis sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Panax ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, Tilia cordata (Linden Tree) Leaf Extract, Tromethamine, Argireline E, Coenzyme Q10, Glucare S, Pentavitin and Trylagen PCB.


I like how there are natural ingredients (the ones I recognize or particularly like are in bold type), however I do see a lot of chemicals mixed in, most of which I have no idea what they are. I generally do not use skincare with so many chemicials. This cream feels nice when I put it on. It has a wonderful creamy texture and feel a bit cold as it goes on. I imagine it would feel lovely if stored in the fridge. The fragrance is light, almost like a hint of sour cream (food scent). It is not a rancid fragrance at all, and not unpleasant, just not a sweet based fragrance. My husband likes natural items as well, but he is not as particular as I am, so I will be passing this to him. He actually needs it more than I do. He had lost a lot of weight over the past 4 years and his forehead has some deep wrinkles from lose skin. I think he would benefit greatly from this cream.

There are too many chemicals for my liking, but I still think this is a nice cream. I did notice a softness and smoothness to my skin, especially my forehead and cheek area.


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This cream can be found on Amazon: Anti Aging Wrinkle Cream


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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



1 comment:

  1. You did great. Such a warm feeling people will have after reading this blog. You're right that giving up isn't an option but to stand back and try is. Maintain a healthy lifestyle as a healthy lifestyle leads you to stay age reducing cream.

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