Chances are, if you do some research on skin care and anti-aging products, you have heard of Plexaderm, and you may wonder if Plexaderm is safe for you to use.
The media strategy from the company actively shows you how the product can make your skin look younger by reducing the visibility of eye bags.
During media demonstrations, the representative of the product has a model that has very visible bags under her eyes.
The representative applies the serum to one of the model’s eyes and the bag considerably disappears within a few moments.
Though these demonstrations are very interesting, they tend to rise more questions than answers because you are not very sure of how the product works.
Lacking information makes it challenging to assess if the Plexaderm wrinkle remover is right for you. With so many wrinkle treatments available, what makes this serum different from them?
What is it and who manufactures it?
The Plexaderm wrinkle remover is a serum that is applied topically on the skin and claims to remove fine lines on your skin through hyaluronic acid and silicone compounds – all without further prescriptions or surgery.
A company called True Earth Health Products, based in New York, makes the serum.
The product’s official website gives you a choice between two skincare products, the Plexaderm Ultimate Makeover Kit, and the Plexaderm Rapid Wrinkle Remover Cream.
The product is however, not recommended by doctors and skin care specialists because of its unclear properties.
How it works and dosage
Unfortunately, the manufacturer does not give details as to how the serum operates in your body.
This is unusual because cosmetics companies that produce skin care products tend to go into detail of their product aspects as well as visual proof of its working, such as the manufacturers of Lamour skin cream or XYZ Smart collagen.
The Plexaderm creators however, emphasize images from before and after, in addition to live demonstrations on many television programs.
The main method of its working is however similar to pullulan, which is a water-soluble ingredient that helps breath strip mints hold the rectangular shape before use.
When you study the possible mechanisms behind the serum, you find that its containment of silicates may have something to do with the way to operates. Silicates are chemicals traced from rocks, used frequently in skin care and industrial applications.
Application is directly on the skin and it immediately dries up due to the silicates forming a thin film on the surface. This creates a firming effect, which aids sagging skin to look tighter, even giving some support for eye bags.
To use the serum, shake the syringe well, remove the cap and white tip, rotate the applicator and push it. Apply a small pea-sized amount to the target area, while avoiding contact with eyes. Leave the serum for a few minutes to dry.
Plexaderm ingredients and side effects
The manufacturer is vague on the actual ingredients, though there are claims that it contains light diffusing ingredients, skin tightening crystals and moisturizing agents.
The company also claims that the serum does not have any side effects, though this is hard to verify because of two reasons:
- The complete ingredient list is not known
- The ingredients are not natural
Cyclomethicone: this is a alcohol-free, colorless liquid silicone commonly used in conditioners, perfumes and skin care products.
It gives the product a silky texture.
When applied, it leaves the skin lubricated and smooth, instead of sticky.
You can also use it if you have dry skin and hair problems because of its moisturizing properties.
It can however, have negative effects if you have sensitive skin, because it can cause minor eye and skin irritation.
Sodium Silicate: the primary/main ingredient in the serum.
It is a film-forming ingredient whose results are only temporary.
In the event the skin dries, it causes a slight tightening of the skin, which is good if you want instant results.
Not much information is available on the effects of topical application of silicates, however, users have indicated that the product causes skin swelling and irritation.
This is possibly due to silicates being alkaline in nature.
Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone crosspolymer: this is a silicone polymer in skin care products.
It smooths out the product, allowing for easy application, and fills out fine lines and uneven texture.
It gives your skin a protective cover, which helps keep your skin hydrated for longer.
The drawback however, is that prolonged exposure causes skin irritation, and the longer you use it, the more it dries your skin because it locks out moisture from your skin.
Note that you should stay away from products with very high levels of temporary ingredients and fillers such as Plexaderm because you are not sure if they are safe.
They can look nice at first, but their results are not long lasting in the slightest.
Does Plexaderm really work?
The product does not have any specific clinical trials or case studies to prove its effectiveness.
The ingredients are common to all skin care products. So there is not much that distinguishes this cream as worth buying.
The application may be for the Botox-style injections. The product works by creating a temporary illusion of disappearing wrinkles by filling them in and creating a sheen, which bounces light off to minimize the darkening effect of wrinkles.
In short, it is just a temporary mask.
This can be good if you want to use it to hide your facial wrinkles, but to claim it is an anti-aging serum is false.
Where should you buy it?
The product is limited in its distributor channels, with most sales being on the company’s website, and not through alternative means.
You can sometimes find it on sites like eBay and Amazon, though it is challenging to prove that there is authorization of external sellers.
This is a major concern because it seems that the company does not want negative reviews of the product.
When buying from the main website, avoid the so-called “preferred customer” program, as this is a way of putting you in a repeat purchase cycle through automated billing, and many customers have unknowingly signed up for this when buying the product.
- Instantly and visibly changes your skin tone
- It temporarily minimizes wrinkles and hides signs of aged skin
- It is easy to use
- There is poor information given on the ingredients
- When you use too much of it, it weakens your muscles over time
- Online purchases can only happen through a few stores
- The preferred customer program is inconveniencing to customers
- There is no backing of scientific clinical studies on the serum
Plexaderm mostly has mixed reviews – these can be hard to reconcile with the before and after pictures that the company gives you all the time. The photographs and videos are intriguing, but the customer reviews tell a differing story. Most people have raised complaints on the packaging and the effectiveness of the cream.
Some reviews indicate that there is poor packaging of the serum. That is, it is contained in a dispenser, which looks like a syringe. There have also been complaints of the lever that pushes the serum out of its package stopping too early, leading to wastage because it gets difficult to get the serum remains.
People have raised complaints on the Plexaderm cream. They claim it irritates the skin and causes sensations that are similar to stinging or burns. This is raising questions on Plexaderm’s safety. The biggest problem people have however is that it leaves a film on the skin after application. You may argue that the product is supposed to leave a film on your skin, but some customers have said it is too visible, leaving the skin looking dry.
Other customers have complained that it is hard to apply makeup after you apply the serum. This is why the company itself recommends using a small amount. Just one drop, under each eye, to keep the film as invisible as possible.
I do not think that you would like to see wrinkles and dark circles under your eyes because they can make you look old.
We are not sure if Plexaderm works effectively on your skin, and the reviews are enough for you to give it a wide berth.
There are also no clear ingredient lists, so based on these reasons, it is best to look for alternatives.