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derma e Firming Moisturizer, DMAE- Alpha Lipoic – C-Ester, 2 oz

Visibly firm, lift and smooth skin with this skin-firming formula. Rich in moisture and nutrients, this nourishing crème contains ingredients shown to help support healthy collagen and elastin, addressing loss of elasticity. Our formula contains DMAE, known as nature’s firming agent, Alpha Lipoic Acid, known as the universal antioxidant and C-Ester plus moisturizing Jojoba Oil and nourishing Vitamins A and E. This replenishing formula leaves skin thoroughly hydrated, nourished and firmer-looking. Ideal for those who are looking to visibly firm and lift the face or neck. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, GMO-free.

Key features

  • A skin-firming formula to help visibly firm, lift and smooth skin as it moisturizes.
  • Visibly firm, lift and smooth skin with this skin-firming formula. Rich in moisture and nutrients, this nourishing crème contains ingredients shown to help support healthy collagen and elastin, addressing loss of elasticity.
  • Our formula contains DMAE, known as nature’s firming agent, Alpha Lipoic Acid, known as the universal antioxidant and C-Ester plus moisturizing Jojoba Oil and nourishing Vitamins A and E. This replenishing formula leaves skin thoroughly hydrated, nourished and firmer-looking. Ideal for those who are looking to visibly firm and lift the face or neck. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, GMO-free.
  • Please Note: DMAE and Alpha Lipoic Acid are highly effective ingredients that may cause an adverse reaction on some skin types. Before starting regular use, we recommend conducting a “patch test” for sensitivity on a small area under the ear below the jaw line. If your skin shows an adverse reaction, discontinue use immediately.

Honest reviews

★★★★★

It’s not organic but I still love it, just don’t buy their cleansers

Having worked with cosmetic scientists in major cosmetic companies, I’m a bit too educated on ingredients and packaging.Let me start my review by saying I had low expectations for this cream after first using their cleanser, which was ordered the same day. It had horrible rough artificial synthetic and stripping agents in it including sulfates which should always be avoided due to harsh stripping. However, like this package it nonetheless had the “certified organic” stamp on the back. How can they do this? Do you see the tiny asterik before the stamp? Now, do you see one or two ingredients with an asterisk after them? This is a common labeling “scam” but not a scam kinda thing. It will have one or two organic ingredients that are certified organic. The rest can be all synthetic but the asterisk means the organic stamp belongs to those two. It may contain one drop of organic oil out of a huge kettle of product and still say that. Don’t be fooled. Some of the ingredients aren’t even natural but there are no harsh additives in this one.So obviously I went in with little trust for the cream. But this is a good cream. I suspect they came out with this cream and it was popular so they created some cheap poor quality side products that people automatically trusted due to the branding and got a little greedy with game playing and labeling games but I’ll stick to this cream only for this rating.I have uber sensitive skin that has reactions with almost everything. This caused no reaction or breakouts.The primary ingredient this time (DMAE) is all natural (it’s not organic) and studies have shown that it actually seems to help correct fine lines and firm. In fact, it’s the only ingredient that’s been shown to do this aside from Retin-A which is very expensive and requires a prescription (it’s prescribed for acne but because it peels the top layer of skin off slowly, your skin renews gradually which is something it stops doing when you age.)Side note: One reviewer said Dr. Oz said not to use this. To the contrary, he said this ingredient is one of the top things you should look for in a skin cream. I couldn’t imagine him saying this when I read that review so I googled it. Right there on his website you will see the article touting the positive effects of DMAE, and no mention of anything negative. I am not sure why she said this or if she was thinking of another cream she confused with this one.My skin absolutely felt softer the very first day and my makeup applied easilyThe backup ingredients were good as well though only one of them is organic (the jojoba seed oil) which they obviously only added so that they could slam an asterisk after it and then put a certified organic stamp on their box with an asterisk before it to fake the buyer into thinking the whole product is organic. .Theuser should know that it’s unfortunate that thus is in tub rather than pump form. Any bacteria on your hands will transfer to the cream and can grow. That’s why most are now in pump form. That costs more for the company to make though so just be sure to use clean hands when handling.I think this cream works and it softens. I like that it’s cruelty free. I don’t think c-ester should be on the front of the box or the name because according to the ingredient list order there is hardly any in it.I think they purposefully mislead buyers on their packaging.I may return to my old cream but I will give this a little more time before I decide. My skin feels soft and moisturizer yet not oily with this so I do like it. Olay has some strongly proven ingredients and expensive ones rather than lots of cheap fillers and doesn’t try to pass off misleading labels and I like that too.But I bought 2 jars of this so I have plenty of time to decide. I will say the very first day my skin felt softer so I can’t say I don’t like it. I do.UPDATE: After using this for only a week my skin has shown so much improvement that I will stick with it as my go-to cream. I may not like some of the practices of the company as far as labeling, but I can see why this cream gave them a “name” in the cosmetics world. It is exceptional. However, I do wish they’d bring up some of their other products to the same standard.

Reva Amalia, NM
★★★★★

Super antioxidant booster

Try it under your nighttime moisturizer for an antioxidant boost while you sleep. You won’t be disappointed with the results!

Ina Elberta, MI
★★★★★

Itchy and Scratchy

I looked at the reviews prior to buying; so many positive reviews reassured me this was probably a good buy. Oh No! This stuff made me want to scratch my face off. Usually certain ingredients will do this to my skin. So this must be containing something that my face wants to run from screaming. I just don’t know what the ingredient(s) is. I do happen to like the night moisterizer very much; I will purchase that again. This however was an unfortuante purchase that I will not repeat.

Michael South Point, OH
★★★★★

Noticeably Firms Skin

When I tell people my age, they invariably say: “You don’t look that old.” I have to agree that at almost 43 I should be getting some wrinkles but nothing obvious has occurred. My skin is fairly sensitive and has combination skin problems. But when I use this creme as I have for years I must say that I’m impressed with the results. I also use this on my neck daily. However what I really love about this creme, besides the anti-aging effects, is that it is 100 % vegetarian and cruelty-free. I have tried many of the DermaE products and have found them all to be superior to anything I’ve ever used. I think the results are wonderful and the price is one I can afford. Use this along with Derma E Pycnogenol Eye Gel. It now comes in a handy tube instead of a jar.~The Rebecca Review

Ana Strawberry, CA
★★★★★

Love derma e

Like this product line, but I have sensitive skin and this irritated my skin, but will still use derma e products as I love that they are "clean" ingredients.

Luisa Lenox, GA
★★★★★

Love it

Have used this firming moisturizer for month’s now and love the way it goes on so smoothly and you can feel the tightening effect after it’s been on a little while.

Diane Novato, CA
★★★★★

Feels good, looks good

Many face creams leave a certain greasy, oily, tacky or other texture that I dislike, so I am very particular and for years (a decade maybe?) I almost exclusively used Neutrogena Anti Wrinkle cream – which felt good and stopped certain patches on my face that would get red and flaky.I read good things about this DMAE so I decided to try it. I’ve been using for 5 months, and it’s really hard to be objective about subtle changes over a long time, such as skin texture or pores etc. – so I can’t say that I see any discernible change or improvement. What I can say is that the texture is every bit as pleasant and innocuous as my former Neutrogena, it moisturizes without leaving any residue or annoying tacky texture, and the reddish scaly patches did not return, so it’s at least equivalent to Neutrogena Anti Wrinkle.I actually don’t love the fact that it comes in a pot, because I have semi long fingernails (1/4" length), and it irks me every time I have to use my finger to dig into the pot of face cream and get a supply of it under the pointer finger fingernail – to me it’s superior to squeeze it from a tube, and I wish they’d offer that option. I continue to use it anyway, hoping that maybe over time I’ll see something improve over and above just a pleasant moisturing. The main area I’m watching is my neck, which is getting wrinkled. I would guess I wouldn’t see a change if any, for like a year. Will return with an update if I feel I can see anything noticeable.

Leanna Stewarts Point, CA
★★★★★

on the fence

I’ve tried two of derma-e cremes and they just don’t seem to absorb into the skin – maybe thats a good thing. I do like the gels though – but sometimes my skin still feels dry – which is why I tried the creme… not thrilled with this one. love other products in the derm-e line though – especially the cracked skin creme

Hillary Foley, MN
★★★★★

good for every skin type….

Pros: light moisturizer, nice texture, non greasy, gets absorbed easily, makes skin supple and evens skin tone.Cons: stings for a minute or two on dry and sensitve skin.

Lauren West Ossipee, NH