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Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex SPF 15 Review

Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex SPF 15 Review

Recently I had the opportunity to try out the Hydroxatone AM / PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex SPF 15 cream thanks to iFabbo. This is a very highly rated product at Drugstore.com. I had very high expectations for this product.

Pr sample.

The Website Says
AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex SPF 15 is a unique moisturizer specifically designed to increase skin hydration and soften the appearance of visible wrinkles by helping the skin stimulate the production of collagen. Increased collagen produces a long-term reduction in visible wrinkles, crow’s feet, and facial lines. Your multi-functional anti-aging powerhouse and moisturizer in one! Hydroxatone is formulated for all skin types, both women and men, and all ethnicities. Available at ULTA Beauty stores and online.

  • Erases the appearance of fine lines/crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Reduces the appearance of even deep wrinkles in the forehead area
  • Reduces discoloration and uneven skin tone
  • Hydrates skin across all age groups
  • Improves skin tone and radiance
  • Reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation and increases skin hydration by over 20%
  • Increases skin hydration
  • Includes SPF to protect skin against UVA/UVB rays
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Safe and paraben-free.
  • Not tested on animals.
  • Matrixyl3000: Supports three key building blocks needed for fresh, youthful skin. It helps your skin to promote natural levels of Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, and Fibronectin.
  • Argireline: Unique anti-aging peptide specifically designed to provide fast and visible results.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Virtually unmatched in hydrating the skin because of its ability to retain water more effectively than other natural substances, resulting in increased smoothness, softness, and decreased appearance of facial wrinkles.
  • SPF: Contains SPF 15 to help protect the skin against the sun’s harmful rays.

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Octocrylene 4.5%, Oxybenzone 3.5%
Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil, Sesame (Sesamum Indicum) Oil, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Sorbitan Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Stearic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tetrasodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, BHT, Polysorbate-20, DMDM Hydantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Sorbic Acid, Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Extract, Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Extract, White Pine (Pinus Strobus) Bark Extract, Green Tea (Camellia Sinesis) Leaf Extract, Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) Extract, Chamomile (Matricaria Recututa) Flower Extract, Algae Extract, Bearberry (Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi) Extract, Coneflower (Echinacea Angustifolia) Extract, Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) Root Extract.

Price for Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex SPF 15
$69.00 for 1 oz.

Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex SPF 15 cream

Packaging
It’s in the dreaded jar packaging. I hate having to dip my fingers into jars to get product out. I prefer an airless pump or a tube so that I don’t have to get a cream under my nails. Yuck. I don’t know why companies persist in jar packaging for anti-aging or SPF products, because I worry that the product will not stay stable when repeatedly exposed to air. It just drives me batty.

While I’ve always heard that you can use a product you like with SPF for night time use in addition to daytime use, I’ve never really done it myself. I tried out this product for night time use only, because my dermatologist does not want me using anything below SPF 30 due to my rosacea. I did have Ray try it for daytime use and he found it to be a bit heavy for him.  I do think it’s nice to be able to use the same cream for day or night if you really like this cream.

I tried using it at night and was disappointed. I did not find it to be heavy or greasy for my sensitive, rosacea, combo skin. However, I did not feel like it did anything to improve the fine lines around my eyes. I did not feel it helped with hyperpigmentation. It did not work as well for my skin as my normal night time moisturizer. I felt like I was actually a little dry under my eyes, which is not what I want at all. Ray was able to use it for his face at night without any issues.

Additionally, I feel like the $69 for one oz is just not worth it for me. This just did not work for my skin at all. It may work for your skin if you have normal or normal to slightly oily skin.

Ultimately, I found Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex SPF 15 very disappointing. I tried this out thinking  I would love it because I thought it would have a  rich creamy texture, making it ideal for an anti-aging night time product, but it didn’t work like that for my skin.

What do you think of the Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex SPF 15? Love it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments below!

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4 Comments

  • It’s packaged in a jar because that’s the cheapest form of packaging. You’re right – it’s the absolute worst when it comes to issues of product stability and contamination.
    The sunscreens listed in the ingredients are thought, by the alternative health community, to be linked to our rising cancer rates. Only the physical sunscreens, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, are not associated with higher cancer rates.
    This product is just a lot of marketing hype.

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