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Repechage Review Summary

Repechage® is a skincare line said to be steeped in the age-old tradition of European skincare “with a healthy dose of American ingenuity.” This line includes products for anti-aging, sensitive, dry, oily and combination skin conditions, anti-acne, intensive anti-cellulite, daily body care, hand care and foot care. The company also promotes a make-up collection, and claims all of their products are based on the “wonders of seaweed and the best botanicals earth has to offer.”

When it comes to anti-aging products, many women prefer a potent formula that will hydrate skin, smooth wrinkles and diminish age spots. We will examine the products manufactured by Repechage® to determine what skincare benefits they may actually provide.

Products at a Glance
One of Repechage®’s best selling products appears to be the Four Layer Facial®, which is said to be designed to complement all skin types. This kit actually consists of a number of Repechage® products that are said to work together to restore skin vitality and youthfulness. The company claims that this facial kit will reduce visible wrinkles, diminish other signs of aging and even out skin tone and color. Though, the contained ingredients for the products in this kit are not listed at time of review.

On the company website, there is an anti-aging section. Currently, Repechage® offers six products in this section under the Opti-Firm™ brand, which is said to be for “mature skin.” Included in this brand is a facial cleanser, toner, lift cream, renewal complex and eye contour. Unlike the Four Layer Facial, these products are accompanied by a complete list of ingredients.

Products in Focus
The Renewal Complex is said to firm the skin at night. Users of this product are told they will experience a reduction in lines and wrinkles, as well as newly hydrated and revitalized skin. The ingredients in this formula are said to be all-natural and include moisturizers such as Shea Butter and Chamomile Extract. Overall, the formula appears rather mild, and does not include any harsh ingredients, like Retinol, which is said to peel off the top layer of skin.

However, we have to wonder how effective this cream will be in actually reducing wrinkles. The advertisements promise results, yet the formula does not contain any sort of Collagen stimulator or other powerful method to combat facial lines and creases. Collagen is credited for providing skin with its youthful elasticity and plumpness, but unfortunately, it declines with age. That is why Collagen stimulators, like Matrixyl 3000®, are often preferred, since they are able to penetrate the top dermal level to increase Collagen production and erase wrinkles. At this time, Repechage®’s Renewal Complex does not offer such an ingredient.

Repechage® posts an accessible website that is aesthetically pleasing and well organized. All of the products are divided into categories, so that people have an easy time finding what they need to address their skincare needs. Though, as of this review, the website does not post any testimonials or cited research to show these products have been tested and reviewed for both safety and effectiveness. Furthermore, some of the Repechage® products are not accompanied by a complete ingredient list, which we believe is important information for people to access.

• Website posted and well organized
• Products offer moisturizing agents

Final Thoughts
The Repechage® line offers creams and lotions that may hydrate the skin and generate a healthy glow. The contained Seaweed may lather the skin with vitamins and minerals that may hydrate and revitalize. The Repechage® skincare line may be purchased off the company website or at some local spas. Many of the products are suggested to be used together, so the overall cost may be high.

However, we believe this approach alone may not be enough to combat the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet and other lines and creases. For those who wish for a more intense wrinkle fighting approach, we suggest looking into a cream with the above mentioned Matrixyl 3000®.

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