Derma E Vitamin A Wrinkle Treatment Moisturizing Gel

Derma E Vitamin A Wrinkle Treatment Moisturizing Gel
Vitamin A Wrinkle Treatment Moisturizing Gel

4.0

25 reviews

72% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Water (aqua), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Glycerin, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxythanol, Ethylhexlglycerin, Fragrance oils (essential oils).

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This was a nice all purpose vit A gel moisturizer.
It has a nice light scent, sinks into skin well, and can be used everywhere from face to the whole body.
It never made me breakout and it did not make me shiny and greasy.
I am not sure if I will repurchase because I am happy with my current body lotion and facial products and this was just an added step for me as I do not want to replace any of my current items.
Currently I use over top of my serum and it seems to me working really well.
If I notice anything significant good or bad I will update.



on 12/8/2014 7:16:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I am on my second bottle of this, and initially I didn't expect to love this as much as I do now. Maybe it was the low price, or the simple (yet effective, now I know) ingredient list that did not look special in any way. I did not even buy this myself; my mom saw this at TJMaxx, and brought home 2 bottles of this knowning how much I love simple, natural skincare. Gave me one to use and kept one for herself.

The first thing I love about this is the consistency. It's a clear, light gel that spreads easily with an instant cooling effect (<3) on the skin. Absorbs and rubs in quickly, leaving the skin slightly hydrated, but my dry skin cannot use this alone as a moisturizer. I think it would be enough moisture for oily skin. The finish is neither matte or dewy--- it absorbs completely and is not tacky or sticky, but it doesn't completely dry either. Skin kind of looks and feels like it's just been toned with a really good toner.

Very hydrating. I feel like when I use this underneath my moisturizer (compared to when I don't), my skin is a lot more hydrated, plump, and don't feel any tightness. I also use this when my skin feels parched and dehydrated because I love the cooling effect and the hydration it provides. I once was a lover of hyaluronic acid serums that are supposed to be super hydrating, but I felt like this gel did a better job for me.

Most importantly, this prevents/treats any blemishes or acne that I have. I don't have a lot of blemishes, but I am prone to breaking out if I don't look after my skin, feel stressed, or during that time of the month. I noticed that whenever I use this at night when I have blemishes, I wake up the next morning with less red, less irritated skin, and it helps to get rid of them faster when used every night. I know that the active ingredient in this is effective because when I put this on when my skin is sensitive and irritated, it slightly burns/tingles. I also bring this down onto my neck when I apply it, so my neck can receive a light skin-renewing treatment.

Overall, I will always have this in my bathroom cabinet. The more I use it, the more I rely on this because it's so effective. At such a low price and a huge amount of product, I am not sure if I'll find anything comparable.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Oh, man. I'm going to be that person to give a negative review. First of all, I have combination skin (more dry than oily). After reading the reviews, I was super excited to try this out. I thought that the idea of a gel moisturizer is really cool! However, it was just not moisturizing for my face at all. It absorbed really well but that's it. I didn't mind the scent, just really disappointing that it dried out my skin even more and left it painfully tight. Bummer.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

A wonderful night time moisturizer for my oily, acne prone skin. I've been using it for many years and it's the only thing that keeps my skin in check. It's non greasy. It has more of a gel-like watery consistency. Kind of similar to aloe vera gel. Very soothing and hydrating and best of all no breakouts. I've noticed my skin looking smoother in texture, my pores are visibly smaller, and I've also noticed that this moisturizer helps with fading dark spots from occasional breakouts. Great product.

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on 11/12/2013 11:19:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I use this alongside the coordinating facial wash and scrub and it has kept my skin so smooth and healthy. I have been using it for a couple months now and use it in between moisturizer. It is very light and cool and soaks in very well, allowing you to layer moisturizer on top of it without feeling heavy. I attribute it to keeping the whiteheads away. I don't know if it has done anything for wrinkles as that isn't a deep concern of mine at the moment, but maybe prevention will be key!

Overall, it works great with my skin and has allowed me not to be dependent on benzyl peroxide.

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on 4/26/2012 12:31:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

nice lightweight gel for oily skin with anti-wrinkle properties and slight wrinkle fighting power. a sweet scent that i don't mind that much. good gel for under powder. i kinf of like an unscented product for face at times which is why i gave it a 4.5, but it is still good.


on 12/20/2011 11:16:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Black

Value for money considering the volume. Very light, cooling and non greasy. Seemed to reduce the fine lines on my neck. Perfect for my combi skin (oily T-zone) as it is a gel-based. However, this may not be too moistsurising for those with dry skin.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Other, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Other

Does nothing for me. It is basically vitamin a & e in a glycerin gel base. Does not moisturize or improve skin clarity or fine lines. Has an unpleasant floral smell.

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on 3/3/2011 2:30:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Black

About me: oily, acne-prone skin plus actual acne, a few fine lines under my eyes, large pores, and acne scarring/ redness after the actual pimple is gone


A couple of months ago I was following the acne.org regimen with benzoyl peroxide treatment. I did it for about three weeks and thought I could up the dosage of benzoyl peroxide and my skin could handle it. Boy, was I wrong. My face felt like it was burning and there were inflamed scab-things around my eye area (and I made it a point to keep the benzoyl peroxide away from there). From that moment on I couldn't put anything on my face without it feeling like it was on fire (moisturizers for dry skin or sensitive skin, alcohol-free toner, aloe vera gel, serums, cleansers, even oils). A couple of days go by and my scabs look like bruises; it went from a pink/ light red color to dark brown (like I had been punched in the face; it was bad). Not only that but my skin was dehydrated since I couldn't put anything on it. Worse yet, my fine lines looked deep as if I had aged 20 years. So I was wandering around my local Wal-Mart and stumbled across this product. I had the Philosophy retinol night treatment and used it religiously for three months and saw little to no improvement. I wanted to buy a regular and cheap Vitamin A thing to phase out the Philosophy. So I bought the gel (rather than the day cream or night cream) because my skin is naturally oily, it was cheap ($11 for 220 ml), and it said it was good for pimples and wrinkles.


Before I used it for the first time, my skin was dry, sensitive, inflamed, and dehydrated. I put the gel on and it was the only thing I could put on without a burning sensation. More than that, it was cool and refreshing on my skin. I was saved. Instantly I noticed my skin was hydrated, my wrinkles were lessened and I could treat my skin until it comes back to normal. This is why I am giving it such high marks: when my skin is oily, this mattes it out and when my skin is dry and sensitive it is one of the few things I can use without making it worse. A big plus is its value. Also, it absorbs quickly and easily. Sometimes I use this gel alone as a moisturizer in the mornings and its fine by itself.


As for its claims, I'm going to say I don't know. I use different products to treat my acne and honestly I'm not getting a lot of great results from any of them (a lot of the reddish spots fade faster but I still get major pimples. And my pimples aren't the kind where you can feel it coming or see it and you attack with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid and it'll go away. No, it still comes out and then it takes me a good week until it becomes a flat red or brown dot and then I have to deal with the dots). And when I added this to my regimen I haven't seen that great of an improvement with my acne situation (I didn't become blemish-free over the course of its use). For wrinkle-fighting I did use Philosophy's Help Me religiously every night for three months and saw nothing great for my wrinkles or acne; nothing was worse but nothing was made better. Now I use the Vitamin A gel with Help Me (because there's not a lot and I don't want to waste my money) with a night cream. I have noticed a lessening in the prominence of my eye wrinkles but in all honesty I think it is my Hylauronic and Pycnogenol eye cream from Derma E since it is my only eye cream and I use it morning and night (at night I put Help Me and the Vitamin A gel around my eye area and then the eye cream. My skin is good in that it can handle it).


From what I've experienced I think it is like other reviewers have said: that this product is not a stand alone, all-purpose product. This is more of a helper for other products. With its use at night I notice the red spots are gone faster than using acne or skin lightening treatments alone (as I have done before) and I think it does help my eye cream fight wrinkles better than using eye creams by itself (also did this). As for my acne, I do get pimples but not as many and I like having the re-assurance that a product I use at night can help fight it (I don't like using my salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide at night with my retinol making both of them useless). Also for a product that fights blemishes, it doesn't dry out my skin or make it feel tight which I really like (my personal experience includes: 100% tea tree oil, 20% tea tree oil as a lotion-type product, Clean and Clear acne face lotion, PTR 2% salicylic acid treatment with glycolic acid, Clean and Clear acne toner with alcohol, 5% benzoyl peroxide treatment, Pro-Activ kit).


Overall, I do like it and would re-purchase it since it is such a great helper. And, I'm going to say it, it gets a big plus for being paraben-free and cruelty-free. I know it looks bad when I still use Help Me and it has parabens and I don't investigate whether a company tests on animals so I end up buying from them BUT I'm trying. So I'm going to investigate more stuff from this company to get on the right track.

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on 1/3/2011 9:18:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is very much like one of my all time favourite gel's from pharmacy but with anti aging properties. Needless to say i didn't notice any. Still, i like this gel. The bottle is huge and not very expensive. I have very sensitive acne prone skin and this didn't cause any breakouts like many many creams and gels do. I'm not quite sure if i'd buy it again. They don't sell this brand in here and i think im not going to order only this from abroad because this is no miracle :D Anyhow i can recommed to this to everybody who has sensitive skin. Very nice gel indeed.

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