Dermalactives is a luxury anti-aging skin care brand that claims their products “are revolutionary because they are the only anti-aging treatments that actually deliver protein rich collagen and elastin to all layers of the skin without using a needle.” The brand does not provide any scientific evidence to support this claim. In addition, Dermalactives does not provide any information on who discovered this technology or who even started the brand. In this Dermalactives review, we’ll discuss key products, key formulation details, Dermalactives reviews from real customers, and an alternative for you to consider.
Dermalactives skin care products are divided into five unique collections: Premium Skin Care Collection, Illuminating Gold Fusion Set, Eye Lifting Set, Collagen Set, and Thermal X. Each collection contains between two and six different products. Dermalactives also offers body care products and a men’s skin care line. In this section, we’ll discuss three of the most popular Dermalactives skin care products: Illuminating Gold Fusion Mask, Purifying Day Cream, and Eye Lifting Solution.
The Illuminating 24K Gold Fusion Mask is said to diminish fine lines and wrinkles and help regulate sun and age spots, while firming and illuminating the skin with a beautiful glow. After application, this mask is recommended to be left on for 5 to 10 minutes. The product comes with a “magnetic extractor” that removes the mask with a magnet, leaving only a golden layer. After the mask is completely removed, allow the skin to absorb remaining hydration. The brand recommends cleansing your face after using the Illuminating 24K Gold Fusion Mask. Those with sensitive skin and/or acne should not use this product.
Dermalactives Purifying Day Cream is an anti-aging facial cream that is said to penetrate deep into the skin in order to restore hydration while also protecting against daily environmental damage.
Dermalactives Eye Lifting Solution was specifically developed to treat the delicate skin surrounding the eyes. This treatment is claimed to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, improve elasticity and firmness, brighten and smooth the skin, and fight dryness.
In this section, we’ll discuss some of the main ingredients that are used in each of the Dermalactives key products mentioned above.
As the name implies, Illuminating 24K Gold Fusion Mask features gold as the key ingredient. Gold not only imparts a feeling of luxury to this mask, but also provides several skin benefits. For instance, gold has been shown to stimulate blood circulation, enhance the absorption of other active ingredients, and improve the firmness and elasticity of skin. The mask also contains several emollients to keep the skin soft and smooth, such as coconut oil, lanolin, candelilla wax, and beeswax. According to Dermalactives, this mask contains a special polymer that enables molecules to be transported through the skin’s deepest layers, rebuilding and nourishing the lower dermal layers in a natural way.
The formulation of Dermalactives Purifying Day Cream is pretty basic. It contains standard skin care ingredients that are found in many other (much cheaper) face creams. Some of these ingredients include glycerin, jojoba seed oil, dimethicone (a type of silicone), squalane, allantoin, aloe vera leaf juice, and vitamin C. Of course, these are all beneficial ingredients, but they aren’t exactly unique when it comes to face creams.
One problem with the Purifying Day Cream is that the formula contains collagen and elastin. We know what you might be thinking: Aren’t collagen and elastin what keep my skin looking youthful? The answer is yes, collagen helps to maintain strong, firm skin while elastin helps the skin to “bounce back” after stretching. However, topical skin care products that contain these ingredients will not restore collagen and elastin levels in your skin. This is because collagen and elastin are large, complex proteins that aren’t absorbed by the skin. Ultimately, this means that topically applied collagen and elastin will not make your skin more firm or elastic. Rather, these proteins will sit on top of the skin and provide moisturization, but that’s about it. Dermalactives claims they have breakthrough cosmetic technology that involves using a polymer to transport molecules, like collagen and elastin, into the deep layers of skin. However, the brand does not provide any scientific evidence that this technology actually works.
Interestingly, Dermalactives Eye Lifting Solution features hydrolyzed collagen and hydrolyzed elastin as key ingredients. Hydrolyzed means that the proteins have been broken down into their amino acids, which allows these ingredients to better penetrate the skin. In contrast to the Purifying Day Cream, the Eye Lifting Solution may be able to provide anti-aging benefits since hydrolyzed collagen and elastin can penetrate into the deeper layers of skin. Dermalactives Eye Lifting Solution also includes soothing ingredients like aloe vera leaf juice and cucumber fruit extract, as well as antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E.
Dermalactives reviews on the brand’s website are nearly all 5-star reviews, although each product only has about 2 to 3 reviews (if any at all). In addition, the majority of Dermalactives reviews are pretty vague and say things like “best product ever”, “fantastic product”, “best eye solution”, etc.
What are some alternatives to Dermalactives?
After reviewing Dermalactives products and formulations, we have to say we aren’t very impressed with the formulations. They use pretty standard skin care ingredients combined with some luxury ingredients (i.e. 24K gold), which is disappointing considering that some of their products costs thousands of dollars! If you’re looking for an alternative to Dermalactives, we suggest you consider Formulyst.
Formulyst uses proven, powerful ingredients to help with a variety of skin concerns, from aging skin to dullness to age spots and more. For example, Formulyst’s Anti-Aging Concentrate is a highly concentrated formula that can help reduce the appearance of age spots, wrinkles, and fine lines. This serum contains powerful ingredients like peptides, alpha-arbutin, fermented ingredients, sodium hyaluronate, and a variety of antioxidants. Ultimately, the Anti-Aging Concentrate helps to promote the five signs of youth – radiance, elasticity, firmness, skin tone and smoothness.