Recently I had the opportunity to try Complexion MD Anti-Wrinkle Cream. It’s a luxe anti-aging night cream.
The Website Claims:
Complexion MD Anti-Wrinkle Cream repairs damaged skin, leaving your skin soft and healthy. Our Anti-Wrinkle cream is comprised of the following natural ingredients:
Deionized Water, Aloe Vera Gel, Complex 4 : (Acetyl Hexapeptide-8,
Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid),
Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil,
Carbomer, Polysorbate-20, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Phyllanthus
Emblica Fruit Extract,Propylene Glycol, Sigesbeckia Orientalis Extract,
Glycrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Imperata Cylindrica Root
Extract, Glucosamine HCl, Algae Extract, Yeast Extract, Urea,
Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica
(Hydrocotyl) Extract), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-
100 Stearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Theobroma Cacao
(Cocoa) Seed Butter, Stearic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Prunus
Amygdalus (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides,
PPG-12 SMDI Copolymer, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin-A), Tocopheryl
Acetate (Vitamin-E), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Butter, Butyrospermum
Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin-C), Echinacea
Angustifolia (Coneflower) Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Proteins, DMDM
Hydantoin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Methyl Paraben, Propyl
Paraben, Triethanolamine, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Citric Acid
Additional information on the ingredients FAQ page:
*Hyaluronic Acid: Moisturizes and restores your skin, getting rid of wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, and other skin damage. The result? You get that youthful glow back!
Acetyl Hexapeptide-3: Multiple studies have found that Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 relaxes the muscles in your face that can cause wrinkles. This molecule particularly targets trouble areas around the mouth and eyes, reducing wrinkles quickly so you can get your youthful appearance back. Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 doesn’t just reduce current wrinkles; it also prevents future wrinkles from developing.
Palmitoyl Pentapeptide: This powerful peptide promotes the growth of collagen and increases the speed of natural skin healing. The result? You get younger, healthier skin that’s absolutely radiant.
Palmitoyl Oligopeptide: Increases collagen production, promotes growth of connective tissues, and creates youthful skin. The collagen and elastins produced by Palmitoyl Oligopeptide gives your skin a strong foundation, helping reduce wrinkles now and preventing future ones from ever showing up.
Hyaluronic Acid: Simply put, this is one of the most powerful moisturizers in the world. Hyaluronic Acid carries about 1,000 times its own weight in water. What does this mean for you? It means it provides greater results and outlasts other moisturizers. Keep your skin hydrated and wrinkle-free with the Hyaluronic Acid in Complexion MD.
Retinyl Palmitate: This Vitamin A-based compound increases skin cell metabolism, which helps you shed those old, dead skin cells. This revitalizes your skin, keeping it looking fresh and young.
Shea Butter: A proven ingredient found in the top-performing anti-aging creams, Shea Butter nourishes the skin and increases collagen production. As a result, your skin begins looking younger and healthier, and your complexion is improved.
Aloe Vera: Quite simply, if your skin care product doesn’t have Aloe Vera, you should throw it away. Aloe Vera is the foundation of all successful skin care creams. The Aloe Vera in Complexion MD repairs skin damaged by sun and other pollutants in the environment. This creates soft, smooth skin that has a youthful glow.
$99 for 1 oz
The packaging is a clear jar with a white lid. On the bottom it has an expiration date for the product. I hate the jar packaging. I hate having to stick my fingers into the jar. It never used to bother me. However, for anti-aging products, I strongly feel that they should be in a airless bottle with a pump to protect the product from breaking down.
Does it live up to its claims?
Mostly. This product really makes a lot of claims. However, I do feel that after using it nightly for two weeks that my skin looks good. It felt moisturized. It seems like a little bit of this goes a long way and it reminds me of almost like a body butter type product for the face. The texture and color is actually a lot like Paula’s Choice RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol.
I don’t really have a lot of wrinkles on my face, just fine lines under my eyes, and I didn’t notice a change in them, but nothing seems to make them go away. This didn’t irritate my sensitive skin at all. I used it on my face, eyes and neck. I think that because it has Aloe Vera in it, which is soothing and Shea Butter, my skin really likes it.
Would I purchase?
Maybe if it was on sale. $99 is really out of my budget for a night cream. I do think it is a good product and I feel like it did a good job at moisturizing my skin.
I did notice that Complexion MD does state that they offer a money back guarantee, which is a good way to try something. Additionally they also state that they do not test on animals.
I took off 1/2 a star for the price and 1 star for the jar packaging.
Have you tried Complexion MD? What’s your favorite luxe nighttime moisturizer?
Product sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.
Do you have product spatulas? I use product spatulas for jars. Obviously, though, it’s still a fault of the product that it came this way.
I don’t have any product spatulas, but that’s a good idea.
I just got some of this, too. I agree, a pump would have been much nicer because of contamination issues. I haven’t been using it for very long, but I do like that it seems to soothe my skin after the day is done.
I have the same fine wrinkles around my eyes, so I wonder if I’ll have the same results?
I would love to hear if it helps! It seems to be a good moisturizer.
I am currently using this with my roomie to review as well! So far I like hows it not oily feeling!
Yeah I’m always happy when I don’t feel like there’s a sticky or oily residue on my skin.
Like you said, out of budget. The ingredients do look good though! I also love that it has equinacea, although I didn’t know it worked on skin treatments! And I really dislike the packaging… like you said, things break down and oxidate.
Btw, I once worked with a lady who had a beauty salon in Ireland, and she would offer treatments that would “soften and thin” wrinkles. But there are several types of wrinkles. Some are from your expression. Those you can take away or minimize if you start before they get deep. Either force the skin in that zone to relax (botox, acupuncture, kobido -a toning Japanese facial massage-, or even mud masks), do facial exercises or put some product to work when you can’t tense it (like a night cream).
But every once in a while, people would complain that some wrinkles they couldn’t get rid of, that’s because they are there because of their bone and face structure. Those are the ones that you could take away with surgery, and then spend more money every year because they will keep appearing. And in the end you’ll look my-skin-it’s-too-tight-for-my-face weird, or Nicole Kidman weird.
I think we should treat our skin like it deserves and end up looking great no matter how many wrinkles we have.
I dislike jar packaging, too. I just feel like even if I wash my hands before opening and touching it, I am contaminating it. The price is a bit steep, too. I think if I were to splurge on a product, I would want it to be La Mer!
I’ve tried nearly all of the major anti-aging creams out there. I’ve tried all the big drugstore brands (olay, Roc, etc), I’ve tried department store brands (clinique, origins, etc), and I keep coming back to the Vitamin Enhanced Moisturizer from the Made From Earth line. I love that it does not have a fragrance (the overpowering scent of perfume is what turned me off from Roc). I love that it’s not greasy, but yet it gives me just the right amount of moisture before bed. Most of all, I love that this 30-something girl still gets carded regularly when I buy a bottle of wine at the grocery store. Really, what more can a girl ask for from a wrinkle cream?