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Wrinkle Essence

Wrinkle Essence Review Summary

Wrinkle Essense is marketed and manufactured by DHC based in Japan. DHC has been in business for the past 20 years and bases its success on its Olive Oil-based products.

Wrinkle Essence, however, does not contain Olive Oil, so it looks as if they have gotten away from this focus and are venturing into experimentation of other ingredients.

“Trehalose” is the feature ingredient in this product, which is described as “a moisture-binding sugar molecule that helps desert plants survive scorching heat and long periods without water with little or no damage. It also forms a protective coating that helps keep their cells from deteriorating under severe conditions.”

Because this is a fairly unique ingredient to put into a skin care formula, we believe it necessary for the company to include scientific evidence as to how it actually protects human skin.

It does not address how this formula actually helps to reduce and prevent lines and wrinkles, but we will take a closer look to see if any other ingredients help in this way.

Ingredients at a Glance
Wrinkle Essence contains: water, butylene glycol, glycerin, trehalose, sodium hyaluronate, hydrolyzed elastin, glycine soja (soybean) protein, natto gum, placental protein, allantoin, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, potassium DNA and methylparaben.

Ingredients in Focus
*Sodium Hyaluronate - is one redeeming ingredient included in this formula. Also known as Hyaluronic Acid, it is a naturally-occurring ingredient in the skin known to hold hundreds of times its weight in water. Sufficient levels of Hyaluronic Acid in the dermis layer of the skin ensure youthful and plump-looking skin.

*Butylene Glycol - is an ingredient that raises a red flag for us. It is a petroleum derivative that acts as a moisture retainer. The problem is that it is also known to weaken protein and cellular structure within the skin and the rest of the body. We do not promote any product that contains this ingredient.

*Hydrolyzed Elastin - is also a beneficial ingredient, since Elastin is what binds the Collagen together in the dermis layer of the skin. Collagen makes up 75 percent of the dermis layer of the skin, and, like Hyaluronic Acid, is necessary for youthful skin.

There are many effective formulas on the market that include both Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen, and we believe DHC missed the mark by not including it in theirs.

*Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate - is used as an active ingredient for skin care formulas and claims to be calming and soothing to the skin.

The website gives a history of DHC’s origins in Japan and its success with its olive-oil based products. The problem we have with its marketing is that, along with Wrinkle Essence, it promotes several other products to be used with the featured product. Collagen is included in several suggested products. We are aware of many companies that produce formulas with the best ingredients in one formula. Collagen and Sodium Hyaluronate can and should be included in one effective product, making it economical and efficient for the customer. Having to purchasing additional products is simply superfluous and unnecessary.

• Contains Sodium Hyaluronate

Final Thoughts
We simply cannot promote a product that contains an ingredient like Butylene Glycol. This ingredient, Propylene Glycol, Polyethylene Glycol, and Ethylene Glycol are all petroleum derivatives and are found in anti-freeze and other skin care products. They are known to weaken the cellular structure if it penetrates the skin for some.

However, there are now companies on the market that produce more focused and effective formulas. These products offer the best science, backing up how they actually work. Modern advances have been able to prove reduction in wrinkles and further prevention of fine lines. Seek one of these advanced formulas for proven results.

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