Age Intervention Peptide Extreme Facial Serum

by Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc.   Age Intervention Line
Price:
$92 - 1 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Serums > Serums
Last Updated:
6/27/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

Despite the claims that this water-based serum is “concentrated,” “proprietary,” and “extraordinary,” it’s not the answer to aging skin many consumers are seeking. Of course, in the field of cosmetics, many products are exalted as miracles, and this one is no exception. Before you get too disappointed, though, we have good news: “extraordinary” claims notwithstanding, this is an excellent serum for normal to dry skin experiencing signs of aging.

What makes the formula so compelling (though the price is needlessly high) is its blend of non-fragrant safflower oil with skin-repairing glycerin, ceramides, cell-communicating ingredients (in theory, that’s how the peptides function), and antioxidants.

Getting back to the peptides, all of them have theoretical cell-communicating ability, assuming they remain intact on their journey into the skin. Naturally occurring enzymes in skin tend to break down peptides before they reach their target, although even when that happens they can still have a moisturizing benefit for skin. The peptide blend Marini chose for this serum doesn’t have any substantiated research indicating it rejuvenates skin in the manner the company claims; the only information about these peptides comes from the company that sells them. That doesn’t make them do-nothing ingredients, but in reality they cannot improve aging skin to the extent Marini asserts.

Although the claims border on living in fantasyland and are unproven, Marini deserves credit for combining peptides with other beneficial anti-aging ingredients and packaging them in an airtight container to ensure stability during use.

Age Intervention Peptide Extreme sets a new standard for extraordinary skin rejuvenation. An extremely concentrated formula with four targeted peptides works to rebuild and revitalize any skin type. Combined with potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, your skin will visibly respond on every measurable level for firmer, smoother more full skin with reduced appearance of erythema, wrinkles and UV damage.

Water, Sunflower Seed Oil, Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-8, Myristoyl Pentapepatide-11, Myristoyl Tetrapeptide-12, Ceramides-2, Punica Granatum Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Mango Seed Butter, Shea Butter, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ubiquinone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Methylsilanol Mannuronate, Panthenol, Dimethicone, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Allantoin, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Ceteareth-20, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Red 33

Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc., was founded, of course, by Jan Marini, who originally started out marketing products for M.D. Formulations. Thus, it isn't surprising to find that her own line is also aimed at dermatologists, aestheticians, and plastic surgeons, much the way M.D. Formulations is. In direct contrast to many of the other skin-care lines in this niche market, Marini’s line stands out with its selection of far more realistic and varied skin-care products. First, there are no spiraling-out-of-control ingredient lists where everything is thrown in except the kitchen sink. Then, and more important, you will find some well-formulated products that include sunscreens, skin-lightening options, vitamin C products, and good glycolic acid–based alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) products, along with some outstanding retinol options.

It is interesting to observe that Marini attributes the research for her "topical form of lipid (fat) soluble Vitamin C that is stable and able to be absorbed" to the form "developed in conjunction with physician researcher Nicholas Perricone, M.D." Of course, Perricone has his own version of vitamin C products, which are quite similar to Marini's in that they also contain ascorbyl palmitate. That being the case, given that he claims his are the best ever with the highest concentration of the stuff, we wonder if she would now agree with his findings? At least compared to her former partners at M.D. Formulations, Marini's information about vitamin C is more accurately based (it's backed by published research) and there's only a minimal amount of hyperbole. In fact, when it comes to the information Marini and team present to the professionals who retail their products, this line wins high marks for its close-to-accurate information about how skin ages, what can be done to minimize and prevent future signs of aging, and the effects various products have on skin. Of course, you're supposed to believe her products have all the answers, but that's what the reviews below will elucidate.

For more information about Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc., call (888) 695-2611 or visit www.janmarini.com.

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  1. Elizabeth G
    Reviewed on Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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      1 / 4
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      1 / 4
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      1 / 4
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    • There was a bait and switch on this product. I ordered it and received Age Intervention Peptide Extreme Face Lotion which I used before noting that it contained estradiol. I have been treated for estrogen positive breast cancer and can not use a product with estradiol. I tried again thinking I made a mistake ordering but the same thing happened - serum ordered but face lotion came - but this time there was no box listing ingredients so I sent it back.

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