The infomercial-looking packaging should have been a tell-tale sign, but I blame myself for a temporary lapse in judgment. You see, I had (past tense) the tendency to buy something I didn’t need just because it’s on sale. I had ended up with some pretty ugly sweaters and sub-par skincare in the past, and this one totally fits into that particular category.
Did I honestly believe that a mid-range cream (expensive for what it is now that I have tried it) will ‘instantly’ smooth my forehead fine lines? No. Did I think this will smooth out those fine lines after a month or two? No. I was just curious. There aren’t many reviews out there for this particular product (very mixed reviews on Sephora.com), and I wanted to try it out for myself, since so far nothing really diminished my forehead fine lines.
Anyway, let’s get to the review. The texture of this cream is a typical cream, nothing special to discuss. It spreads easily enough – it isn’t overly thick or runny, a little lighter than the 6-in-1 Cream (which I will be reviewing separately) without the starchy feel of the 6-in-1 cream. I put it on my forehead and waited. 10 minutes – nothing. 20 minutes – nothing. 2 hours later, at midnight, when my daughter came out of her bed crying because of her stuffy nose, I looked in the mirror to discover that my fine lines were still there – no lessening, no reprieve.
I had two 5ml sample jars of this to last me about a month, using just on my forehead twice a day, with no luck. Not even the slightest improvement. As a moisturizer it did an okay job, but it ended right there – just a moisturizer – and nothing more.
The ingredients aren’t half bad though – at least it included a few peptides in the middle of the list and a few goodies like olive oil – so as a moisturizer it is definitely not bad, but for it to claim it can smooth out the forehead lines instantly? Too far off the mark.
Again, looking at its packaging, this screams infomercial more than anything. Like a fad, this is passing through theshoppingchannel.com on clearance sale at $20 off the original price.
Bremenn Research Labs’ animal testing status is currently unknown. Let’s hope no animals were sacrificed to make this useless product.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Unsaponifiables, Glycereth-26, Stearyl Alcohol, Betaine, Behenyl Alcohol, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Polydodecanamideaminium Triazadiphenylethenesulfonate, Sorghum Bicolor Stalk Juice, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Polyvinylalcohol Crosspolymer, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 20, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.