Peptides are advertised in many anti-aging skin care products but unless you are willing to spend big bucks, the most effective "active ingredients" typically place low in the ingredient list. This VITA-K Professional for Deep Facial Lines formula by Freeman lists the peptides near the top of the ingredient list, which means peptide concentrations are higher than in many competing products. This product also contains aloe vera and retinol.
What I appreciate about VITA-K Professional for Deep Facial Lines is that there are more natural extracts in this formula than competing products: rosemary, lavender and evening primrose, to name a few. Better yet, VITA-K Professional for Deep Facial Lines is a "best value" for the price, too.
The product consists of a clear, odorless gel that goes on well beneath makeup. I have compared VITA-K Professional for Deep Facial Lines to Olay and Boots No. 7, the leading anti-aging retail brands that sell for about twice the price. The main difference with regard to the Boots No. 7 Preserve & Protect Intensive Perfecting Serum is Boots' inclusion of Arabinogalactan, typically derived from the Lark tree. The peptides in the Boots No. 7 product, the chief ingredients with any research to back them up, rank last on the ingredient list, with many hard-to-pronounce chemicals placing much higher on the label. Perhaps the Lark tree extract is the Boots No. 7 magic bullet? Otherwise, it's hard to see how Boots No. 7 has earned the anti-aging raves it has. The peptides found in Olay anti-aging products, similarly, do not rank quite as high on the ingredient list as they do in the Vita-K Professional line. Long story short, I prefer VITA-K Professional products, and Freeman in general, because it supplies higher concentrations of both natural and clinically studied ingredients, in this case Matrixl 3000.
I note that VITA-K Professional for Deep Facial Lines has evened out my skin tone over the course of this past year, during which time I have made twice daily use of the product. There is no cure for aging, in all reality, but this product does more than most at far less cost. The downside? Freeman beauty products can be difficult to find even when it comes to researching product reviews here on MUA. As much as I might like being on to a little-known or "best kept secret" when it comes to VITA-K Professional products, I personally want to see this line pick up more of a following so that the company doesn't discontinue it!
Freeman's entire line of products are of good quality, in my experience, although the company does have a tendency to discontinue products just when I find them. Case-in-point: Freeman once marketed a product in their VITA-K line for blotchy skin. The few who tried the original formula RAVED about how even their skin tone became. I found the ingredients online for the original blotchy skin formula, and they are even more impressive. Alas, that formula is no longer being made and the next best substitute I found was this "Deep Facial Lines" product, presently sold by Drugstore.com and Walgreens. All I can say is this: If you're on a tight budget or have started reading ingredient lists on anti-aging products and are not impressed as to how low the advertised or "active" substances place, try Freeman's VITA-K Professional for Deep Facial Lines while you can still find it.