One of the greatest perks for a beauty blogger is to discover a new brand. When Dermarie offered to send over their Lumitox Aceteyl Hexapeptide Anti-Aging Facial Serum, it took me a quick Google search to reply with a ‘yes, please’. While my acute nervous system is why I am so animated, the expression lines that start showing up are not cute at all. This topical treatment mimics the effects of Botox and while not as severe as the medical procedure, this serum is just full of surprises.
Dermarie Lumitox Acetyl Hexapeptide comes in a syringe shaped pump, which I admit does appear a tad gimmicky. I rarely judge a book by its cover but a glance at the ingredient deck will convince any skeptic. Amazingly enough, there are exactly eight ingredients and in this case, a believer in excess agrees that less is more. With everything made and manufactured in the USA, Dermarie, which launched earlier this year, definitely has all the right moves.
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 and Acetyl Hexapeptide-30 are the two star ingredients that make Lumitox such a powerhouse serum. Performing in synergy, both peptides help block nerve signals that cause facial muscles to contract, which leads to the appearance of lines and wrinkles. With Seaweed Extract to heal and rejuvenate, and moisture binding Hyaluronic Acid, this Dermarie formula is a great fit for anyone in search of an anti-aging treatment, regardless of skin type.
Lumitox has a weightless clear liquid gel consistency that has absolutely no scent. While one can easily use it all over the face, I choose to only apply it to areas with the most pronounced lines. One pump addresses my forehead, the size of which rivals that of Tyra Banks. A second dose is all you need to cover the areas underneath both eyes and the syringe component never over dispenses.
The Lumitox formula feels cooling upon application and provides immediate tightening without any discomfort. As with any treatment, consistent use will optimize long term results. After patting it on, I wait a minute or two until the product is fully absorbed and follow with a moisturizer that I also apply by pressing on so as not to disturb the instant smoothing effect.
While Botox injections gave me (yes, I did) an unlined forehead for 3-4 months, Lumitox delivers similar results but obviously not quite as effective as the cosmetic procedure. It is a great option for anyone looking to upgrade their routine with a firming serum that works. Lumitox Acetyl Hexapeptide retails for $68 (0.4 oz.) at dermarie.com (use code OMGBART40 to save 40% off your entire purchase – starting today through December 2nd, 2014). If for some reason, you prefer to shop on Amazon.com, Dermarie has a store there, too (where Lumitox is currently priced at $59.95).
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