Manufactured by Janson Beckett, Alpha Derma CE claims to specialize in “advanced peptide based treatments.” Similar to so many other eye creams on the market, Alpha Derma CE relies primarily on the use of peptides to restore aging skin.
As we age, peptide and collagen production declines, resulting in wrinkles and puffy skin. However, you can reduce signs of aging by providing your skin with the basic building blocks it needs to repair and rejuvenate skin cells through all-natural supplements such as Alpha Derma CE. Alpha Derma Manufacturers claim to be the safe and affordable alternative to botox, and according to their website, Alpha Derma CE will remove the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, repair and prevent damaged skin, tighten and firm, and achieve visible results after just one treatment.
However, our experienced research knows that even peptides (Mother Nature’s miracle cure-all for skin) don’t work that fast, so we can’t help but wonder what Alpha Derma supposedly uses to produce amazing and fast results.
Does the following list look familiar?
Alpha Derma CE ingredients include Demineralized Spring Water, Acetyl Hexapeptide 3(ARGIRELINE), Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerine, Olive Oil, Oxybenzone, Soybean Oil, Stearic Acid, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Soluble Collagen, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), DMAE Bitartrate, Aloe Vera Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Allantoin, Citric Acid, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cetyl Alcohol, Simethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth–20, Tea Carbomer 940.
If not, that’s fine – we understand that you don’t have time to read and research every single skincare ingredient. However, in case you didn’t notice, many of the above ingredients in Alpha Derma CE can be found in a wide variety of skincare products, and in fact, there’s a high probability that this standard formula has been used multiple times under different names.
Unfortunately, just because several products rely on the same formula doesn’t mean that they’re guaranteed to produce fast results.
Argireline, for example, has been connected to reducing wrinkles by relaxing the muscles associated with facial expressions, but it takes about 30 days to make a noticeable difference. Likewise, collagen and elastin can supplement the skin, but takes a certain amount of time. Likewise, DMAE has been the only ingredient actually proven to make a difference in facial sag.
However, with only one peptide, (and we suspect the concentration is not more than 5% – which is not significant at all), Alpha Derma’s formula is sure to be a bust. As effective as Argireline is at producing results, this single peptide on its own is not enough to encourage the growth of collagen and elastin, let alone provide the amazing results that Alpha Derma claims.
Price: $49.95/1 oz
Overall Impression of Alpha Derma CE:
Alpha Derma CE is better than about 80% of competitors, which isn’t bad overall. They have some real wrinkle fighting ingredients that hold up to research. However, they lack some important ones like Matrixyl or Syncoll as well as the high concentrations that would be associated with success. It’s like having all the best intentions, but not quite accomplishing the broad goals you have set for yourself.