Has THIS ever happened to YOU?
You hear about a new anti-aging serum and all that comes with it. NOW, it’s in YOUR HANDS. Your heart races with anticipation to try it. It’s LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. You can’t get enough of each other.
Then one day, you’re like, HEY, WHAT ABOUT ALL THOSE RESULTS YOU PROMISED?
You start to avoid each other. You feel betrayed you didn’t get what you needed. Betrayed it was “just like all the rest.” You even start finding things wrong with what you first liked.
Then, it’s over. And you find something new, HOPING it’s better.
But first, you get to bitch about them on the internet….
Sigh – such is the case with Rejuve MD Anti-Aging Treatment.
Now, when I TRY a product, I don’t mean I just dip my finger into the jar and place a little on my forehead – I mean I REALLY dive in and use it daily or keep it on my bathroom counter or bedside table to remind me. I look for results – like softened lines, lighter spots, more tone and less visible pores.
So when Rejuve MD sent me their Anti-Aging Treatment, I began with a whole hearted commitment. The classy hard box and a sleek silver pump dispenser was seducing. Also seducing was what Rejuve MD says on it’s website:
What Rejuve MD is:
“An innovative anti-aging serum made with high-performance growth factors for dramatic results.”
“Regain your youth with Rejuve MD Anti-Aging Treatment, a cutting-edge serum featuring naturally derived growth factors that drastically transform your skin. Powerful peptides visibly tone, firm and lift your skin, while wrinkles and fine lines are diminished. An exclusive proprietary blend, MatrixGF, helps restructure and support your skin’s matrix to reveal a more contoured appearance. With this targeted serum you will discover a luminous, youthful complexion.”
What it’s used for:
Treats These Conditions: Firmness, Anti-Aging, Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Suitable For These Skin Types: All
Ingredient: Dimethicone, Peptides, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Skin Care: Serums
Application Area: Face, Neck
INNOVATIVE anti-aging serum? DRAMATIC RESULTS? I was soooo in.
Rejuve MD anti-aging treatment for the face is $165 and was created by Board Certified Dermatologist, researcher and educator, Alex Khadavi, MD., FAAD, an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Southern California.
Here’s my experience with Rejuve MD:
This is a very thin serum that comes in a pump dispenser….it says on the directions you’ve got to give it a minute to absorb. As far as the feel, it’s a little “tacky” …as in put it on your forehead, then pat your finger over that area, and you’ll get a slight stick.
That didn’t bug me, because I’m willing to overlook small things like that for “dramatic results.” After using the product for over 3 weeks, I simply didn’t see much and got disenchanted.
Why? Because when you are using a $100+ anti-aging serum, you should BE EXCITED! You should be totally stoked about the experience and LOOK FORWARD to using it again because you ARE seeing changes in your skin. I can say it FELT like it was lifting, but I had no visible results in firmness or wrinkles.
AT FIRST, I LIKED the odor – I thought it was “fresh”….but as those lines on my forehead kept glaring back at me, I got less and less excited about this product. I would see it on my counter and say “Oh, I remember YOU – you smell STRONG…. like rubbing alcohol.” Then I would pump out a few drops and liken it to Purell hand sanitizer! I’m not saying you should USE Purell hand sanitizer on your face – but it had the same consistency and smell as Purell.
It was pretty clear this wasn’t going to be my go-to product, but I still used it occasionally, cuz I like to use up what I have and waste not.
It all added up to the night, while getting ready to go out, I used the product on my face (I don’t normally wear foundation and it was evening so I didn’t need sunscreen, so this was fine.)
I’m on my way to my dinner engagement – thank GOD driving down a side street and NOT the 405 – and my eyes started stinging and watering!! Obviously, I had just put on the serum. I had to pull over and wipe my eyes with my sleeve. Then I spotted a water bottle on my passenger seat (again thank GOD) so I dabbed some water on my eyes and the stinging went away.
Growth factor products are supposed to have some heavy science behind them. But even LA’s Dr. Moy has a growth factor product and he was on camera saying something like “It takes a while to see results.” And to be fair, Rejuve MD’s website does contain the words “with continued use.” So PERHAPS, with continued use, if I didn’t get into an accident from not being able to SEE, I COULD have seen improved results…with continued use.
The GOOD news is that no one was injured and I can re-use the pretty box…and move on to the next expensive serum that promises big results, as part of the job.
The THRILL is Gone but the Wrinkles Aren’t,
~The Anti-Aging Analyst