Derm Exclusive

Derm Exclusive

A new product has emerged that appeals to skincare and spa treatment enthusiasts: Derm Exclusive. This anti-aging skincare system consists of 4 products designed to build on each other for skin that appears years younger.

Derm Exclusive is advertised as delivering results comparable to expensive procedures such as microdermabrasion, photo-facials, and face lifts. It’s designed to boost skin collagen and elastin, resulting in firmer, tighter skin with a radiant glow.

Dr. Andrew Ordon, the plastic surgeon behind the development of Derm Exclusive, says people with fine lines and wrinkles benefit from this product as well as younger individuals who want to maintain healthy skin throughout life.

The Derm Exclusive Anti-Aging Skincare system is offered in three different collections: The Introductory Collection, the Advanced Collection, and the Ultimate Collection.

Picking a Collection

The Derm Exclusive Skincare collections can be bought by visiting the official company site BeachBody.com.

Introductory Collection (1 payment of $39.95 + $6.95 S&H for 30 day supply)

• Resurfacing Pads (15 pads)

• Repair Serum (1 fl. Oz.)

• Collagen Lift (1 fl. Oz.)

• Fill-N-Freeze (0.04 fl. Oz)

• Bonus Fill-N-Freeze

• 30-day money back guarantee

The Introductory Collection is best suited for people trying Derm Exclusive for the first time. Results are usually seen after 30 days of treatment. Buying this collection allows you to test the product and see how your skin reacts before committing to long-term use.

Advanced Collection (3 payments of $39.95 for 90 day supply)

• Resurfacing Pads (45 pads)

• Repair Serum (2 fl. Oz.)

• Collagen Lift (2 fl. Oz.)

• Fill-N-Freeze (0.12 fl. Oz)

• Free Shipping

• Bonus Fill-N-Freeze

• Bonus Travel Bag

• 90 day money-back guarantee

The Advanced Collection is ideal for people who have already seen some results and would like to continue the regimen for increased benefit. Dr. Ordon says best results appear over time, so giving your skin 90 days offers the best chance for success.

Ultimate Collection (3 payments of $54.85 for 90 day supply)

• Resurfacing Pads (45 pads)

• Repair Serum (2 fl. Oz.)

• Collagen Lift (2 fl. Oz.)

• Fill-N-Freeze (0.12 fl. Oz)

• Facial Cleanser (6 fl. Oz.)

• Age Defense Moisturizer SPF 30 (1 fl. Oz.)

• Volume Lip Therapy SPF 15 (0.33 fl. Oz.)

• Free Shipping

• Bonus Fill-N-Freeze

• Bonus Travel Bag

• 90 day money-back guarantee

The Ultimate Collection is best for people who have already enjoyed results from using one of the other two collections. This collection features 3 additional products designed to protect skin against sun damage and development of new wrinkles.

Every time you order a collection, you are entered into the Beauty Circle Club. This automatically bills you and sends a new collection at the end of every supply period. You can cancel this service at any time by calling customer service at 1(866) 482-6401.

Some people have commented that although they enjoy the skincare system, it is too expensive to maintain the regimen long term. Although the Ultimate Collection is listed as the best value, I calculated the price for one Ultimate Collection is equal to $164.55 after payments are completed over the course of 3 months. This means you’d be paying $658 a year to maintain the regimen.

Is Derm Exclusive high enough quality to merit such a high price tag?

Ingredients Backed by Science

Derm Exclusive is advertised as only using high-quality ingredients proven to work through scientific research and clinical studies. I put this claim to the test and researched the active ingredients in Derm Exclusive. Since each product in the skincare system has its own lengthy ingredient list, I will only list the top 2 most potent ingredients for each:

Micro Peel Resurfacing Pads

Galactoarabinan is a polysaccharide that induces mitosis of skin keratinocytes in deep skin levels, increasing cell turnover rate. New cells push their way to the surface, helping dead skin cells to slough off. When skin is exfoliated with a tool such as the Resurfacing Pads, old skin is removed to reveal fresh, healthy new cells underneath.[1]

Salicylic Acid is commonly used in chemical peels. Salicylic acid resurfaces sun-damaged facial skin by fading brown spots, balancing skin tone, smoothing skin texture, and reducing fine lines.[2]

Intensive Repair Serum

Glycolic Acid has proven in clinical studies to soften skin texture and lighten dark spots caused by the sun. It also thickens skin and enhances collagen production. Glycolic acid is especially effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles, although it may not be as effective for reducing deep crease lines.[3]

Lactic Acid firms, thickens, and tightens skin. It smoothes lines and wrinkles, as well as softens the appearance of skin creases.[4]

Collagen Lift

Diacetyl Boldine stimulates collagen synthesis. It activates skin’s natural rejuvenation mechanism which allows it to become more elastic and firm. It also fills in crease lines and wrinkles.[5]

Teprenone protects against sun damage and harmful environmental toxins that quickens aging. It strengthens skin keratin and makes skin tighter, firmer, and plumper. It also lightens dark spots and moisturizes dry skin.[6]

Fill-N-Freeze

Adipic Acid is an amino acid derived from skin collagen and elastin. Adipic acid content builds up until maturity and then decreases with age. Topical application replenishes adipic acid, helping skin look younger and also strengthening it against future damage.[7]

Ascorbic Acid is the scientific name for vitamin C. A study conducted on female volunteers with facial photo-damage shows ascorbic acid restores elastic skin tissue and repairs overall damage done to skin structure. It was especially effective at reducing “furrow” crease lines on the forehead.[8]

Using the Skincare System Correctly

Dr. Andrew Ordon gives specific guidelines for the correct use of the Derm Exclusive Anti-Aging Skincare System.

Step 1 – Micro Peel Resurfacing Pads: These dual-action pads exfoliate skin while working a chemical-peel formula deep into pores for easy removal of dead skin cells.

Beginning at forehead, move the pad into small circular motions to gently buffer skin’s surface. Use light pressure to avoid irritating skin. Try to saturate entire face and neck with the pad’s formula. Avoid delicate skin such as underneath the eyes. When you’re done, throw the pad away. This step is only repeated 2-3 times a week. On days off, begin the regimen with Step 2.

Step 2 – Intensive Repair Serum: This serum is meant to mimic a photo-facial by repairing sun damage, balancing skin tone, and protecting skin against harmful environmental factors.

Begin with a clean face. Apply two pumps to the palm of your hand and work the serum into your face using light pressure and working in an outward-circular motion. Allow the serum to completely absorb into skin. Use the serum 1-2 times a day, in the morning or before bed.

Step 3 – Collagen Lift: This moisturizer is a facial lotion and an eye cream. It encourages skin to rebuild itself using natural mechanisms.

Squeeze a dime-sized amount onto your hand and begin rubbing into face, beginning at the eyes and working outward. This product is designed not to irritate eyes. Apply it to both upper and lower eyelids, as well as corners of the eyes. Keep massaging it in until face and neck are completely covered. Use Collagen Lift 1-2 times per day.

Step 4 – Fill-N-Freeze: This formula comes in a pen applicator for easy application to small wrinkles and trouble areas. This product is designed to be a “wrinkle eraser.”

The first time using the pen, twist it 15-20 times until a small amount of formula appears on the pen tip. After this, it should only take 2-3 twists.

You can use this product under makeup and over makeup. For under makeup, use the pen tip to paint the formula into any trouble areas, such as crow’s feet, lower eyelids, corners of mouth, etc. For over makeup, apply a small amount to the back of hand and dab it into affected areas.

The immediate results of Fill-N-Freeze last up to 8 hours. Apply the formula multiple times a day to refresh skin.

People Who Tried Derm Exclusive

Several customers who used the product for at least 30 days saw the desired results.

“I just completed my first 30 days using Derm Exclusive, and honestly it is the first product that has made such a huge different in the clarity of my skin. It clears up redness and discoloration, as well as erasing any acne scars I’ve had.” – Rachel Wallace, YouTube.com

Many customers were pleased with the product but found the product sizes too small to avoid running out before the supply period is over.

“This product is great, but it doesn’t last 30 days…..not even 10 days. You can only buy it in a group of products and not individual products, so if you run out of the eye serum, you can’t just order the serum, you have to spend more money and order the entire kit.” – Gay L. Kirsch, Amazon.com

There were some customers who were dissatisfied with Derm Exclusive and claim drugstore products might be more effective.

“My honest opinion on these products is don’t waste your money. Go to Ulta or your favourite cosmetic counter anywhere and try products there. I have products that I have bought at the drugstore that work better and last longer than this stuff.” – Neshama B., Amazon.com

Is Derm Exclusive Worth The Money?

Derm Exclusive contains potent ingredients proven to be effective for aging and skin repair. It has given results to many people. Dr. Ordon encourages people to take Before and After pictures of their progress. These pictures can be submitted to BeachBody.com for a free Introductory Collection.

Even though Derm Exclusive looks promising, there are also numerous customers who saw no results. This may depend on certain skin types and specific skin conditions. Additionally, some people who enjoyed the product couldn’t afford to maintain the pricey subscription.

To avoid the disheartening experience of spending a lot of money on something that doesn’t work, I recommend buying the Introductory Collection directly from BeachBody.com. Although it is sometimes sold by third parties, this is the only retailer ensuring a money-back guarantee. Use the system for a minimum of 30 days before you make a final decision. If Derm Exclusive disappoints, call customer service to cancel subscription and receive a full refund.

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References

[1] Angela M. Sangirardi. “Galactoarabinan as a Multi-Functional Enhancer.” Personal Care May 2007, pages 59-63. Available from: http://www.laserson.com/Portals/0/Revue_presse/Laracare_PC_Asia_Mai_2007.pdf

[2] Kligman D, Kligman AM. “Salicyclic acid peels for the treatment of photoaging.” Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. [1998, 24(3):325-328] Available from: http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/9537006

[3] Nathan Newman MD, Armand Newman MD, Lawrence S. Moy MD, Reza Babapour MD, Alan G. Harris MD, Ronald L. Moy MD. “Clinical Improvement of Photaged Skin with %0% Glycolic Acid A Double-Blind Vehicle=controlled Study.” Dermatologic Survey. Volume 22, Issue 5, pages 455-460 May 1996. Available from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1524-4725.1996.tb00347.x/abstract

[4] Walter P Smith, PhD. “Epidermal and Dermal Effects of Topical Lactic Acid.” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Volume 25, Issue 3, Part 1, pages 388-391, September 1996. Available from: http://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(96)90602-7/abstract

[5] “Composition for the cosmetic treatment of age-related dermatological symptoms.” United States Patent Application. May 12th, 2005. Available from: http://www.google.com/patents/WO2005041854A2

[6] “Topical Use of Teprenone.” United States Patent Application. November 16th, 2006. Available from: http://www.google.com/patents/WO2006120646A1

[7] A.J. Bailey, M. Helena Ranta, A.C. Nicholls, S.M. Partridge, D.F. Elsden. “Collagen and Elastin.” Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. Volume 78, Issue 4, 24 October 1977, Pages 1403-1410. Available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0006291X77914486

[8] Philippe G. Humbert, Marek Haftek, Pierre Creidi, Charles Lapiere, Betty Nusgens, Alain Richard, Daniel Schmitt, Andre Rougier, Hassan Zahouani. “Topical ascorbic acid on photoaged skin. Clinical, topographical and ultrastructural evaluation: double-blind study vs. placebo.” Experimental Dermatology Volume 12, Issue 3, pages 237-244, June 2003.

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