What Is Anti-Wrinkle Night Serum?
Ask any beauty scientist or makeup professional and they’ll tell you: It’s not what you put on during the day that matters, it’s what you put on at night. Why? Like the rest of the body has a rhythm for doing everything, so too does the skin. It repairs itself at night when it is far from environmental and other pollutants. So, you want as much restorative, enriching and wrinkle-fighting density packed into a night serum as possible – and lightweight oils are not the criteria as in day serums, unless you sleep with makeup on, which is not ideal.
Choosing the right one is no easy ask. There are thousands on-shelf, online and everywhere in between. The one we review today is Anti-Wrinkle Night Serum by Derma E. Derma E says it is designed to help stimulate surface skin renewal, revealing a healthier, younger looking skin. It visibly refines skin and diminishes the signs of aging, says the manufacturer. We will examine these claims against what the latest clinical research tells us works. Many ingredients can ‘work’ to some extent but only when a product has a few criteria will it provide standout results.
The main ingredients are:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin E
- Green Tea Antioxidants
Vitamin A and E are definitely on the ‘must include’ list of ingredients. Vitamin A encourages cell renewal, reducing fine line visibility and wrinkles for a fresher, healthier looking appearance. Vitamin E is an antioxidant and collagen booster, keeping skin soft, supple and firm. Green Tea antioxidants also help fight signs of early aging from free radical damage. So far so good, but this does not present us with anything new, unique or extraordinary, including the carrier oils used.
The extraordinary is found in patented natural formulae, with clinical results to back up the patent. We’ve found six patented ingredients in an industry-leading natural night serum, for example, while this product contains none. One of those patents is Gatuline In-Tense which targets cell communication to reorganize and re-tighten the dermal architecture. It is dubbed ‘natural Botox’ thanks to its visibly firming and lifting effects even after the first application. Another ingredient that could have made a serious difference is wheat germ extract. Leading published dermatological research findings have documented the anti-aging and revitalizing qualities of this extract, which surprisingly few manufacturers are using as yet.
How To Use
Dispense onto fingertips from the pump bottle and apply to your face and neck after cleansing and toning. Apply moisturizer afterward if you wish.
What Is The Cost?
You’ll pay $18.75 for the 2 oz pump bottle online, but save 10% if you subscribe. Be wary of subscription offers because once your card details are entered, these are notoriously difficult to cancel. There are no discounts for making a one-time bulk purchase. It is safer when a manufacturer uses this kind of discount incentive rather than subscription-based ones.
There is a 30-day money back guarantee subject to certain conditions relating to discounted items and free gifts. Only items from the product website or from authorized, non-counterfeit resellers qualify for return. The policy is transparent but falls short compared to the 60-day guarantees and more offered by leading manufacturers.
Our Final Review of Anti-Wrinkle Night Serum
The product is not tested on animals, is vegan and GMO-free. It contains adequate ingredients but for starters, much depends on the strength of those ingredients. Neither GMP nor third-party verification of ingredients is proffered. This raises concerns regarding contaminants, the nature of the preservatives used, the actual dosages and even the real percentage of active ingredients. Our benchmarked measure is 10% active ingredients as contained in the top, patent-rich, scientifically approved formulae. Research shows that a formula containing fewer than 10% active ingredients is likely to be ineffective, and without third-party verification that this is so or even basic GMP certification, doubt exists.