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Elizabeth Arden's Prevage is one of the most highly touted anti-wrinkle creams on the market today. For a couple years now, beauty editors have raved about it, dermatologists have prescribed it in its more potent 1% form and a saleswoman at Sephora informed me it was a "miracle product." Just this month InStyle magazine named it one of this year's best buys.

Curious about all the hype, I started researching user reviews. I came upon angry review after angry review of users who reported developing rashes, hives and itchy skin. Log onto Makeupalley.com to see for yourself. For every one person who loved Prevage, there were two who hated it. See how many stars we gave it here on About.com.

I'm curious about my reader reactions to Prevage. If you've tried it or know someone who did, weigh in below. Photo courtesy Pricegrabber.


April 23, 2007 at 1:21 pm
(1) Morgan says:

I also developed a rash. I went to my dermatologist who said that a lot of people seem to be allergic to it. He also said that he does not think it’s effective to begin with. This is info coming from one of the foremost dermatology practices in Chicago’s Gold Coast. Unfortunately, I bought Prevage without even consulting them.

I wish I had waited for your review. However, it’s this review that is finally convincing me your recommendations aren’t bought by the companies.

April 23, 2007 at 1:29 pm
(2) lew says:

broke out from it – total waste of money!

April 23, 2007 at 1:44 pm
(3) danni says:

I use the Prevage Eye and Prevage MD and I love them both. No reations just results- I wear much less make-up if any at all. My skin looks healthy and glowing. Maybe everyone who had that rash- had skin that was too sensitive or you used too much?
Anyway, I love it!

April 24, 2007 at 2:53 am
(4) Fiona says:

Always read the ingredients to check if you have a known allergy to any of the ingredients and then patch test or use a sample first before buying any new product.

April 24, 2007 at 9:20 am
(5) Kate says:

I too broke out in a rash that made my eye swell shut. I’ve thrown it out, what a waste of $150.

April 24, 2007 at 10:49 am
(6) beauty says:

Hi Morgan,

I want to assure you and my readers that I am never paid for my recommendations by a company. As a journalist, I take ethics very seriously. So does About.com and its parent company, the New York Times. The ads on this site have absolutely nothing to do with the content.

When I heartily recommend a product, it is just that, a hearty recommendation. I try to include comments from other reviewers on other sites, such as Makeupalley.com. What I have learned over the years is that there is no such thing as a perfect product. Every item out there, no matter how popular, will be disliked by some users.


April 29, 2007 at 7:20 pm
(7) Shannon from Makeup Minute says:

Yikes. I have a sample of this just waiting for me to try out to write a review. Now I am a little nervous. The last thing I want is to break out in a rash.

Julyne–I wouldn’t worry about any inferences to people thinking you are bought by the beauty brands. I get that all too often and ended up making a disclosure policy just so that people would stop asking (infering). Integrity in this business is everything. ;)

May 15, 2007 at 9:11 pm
(8) Susan says:

I found this site by accident when I was going online to buy more Prevage because a friend told me it’s now available directly on the Elizabeth Arden website with no tax and free shipping, and I live nearly an hour drive from the nearest store where I can get it.

I tried Prevage starting about 6 months ago just before Thanksgiving. Following the directions, I tested on the tender part of my forearm for a couple of days first. No problems whatsoever. I’ve been using it religiously and it *IS* a MIRICLE PRODUCT and worth every penny. A friend I hadn’t seen in awhile actually wondered if I had any “work” done which I never have and never would. I could use this product 10 years and never come close to what people spend on surgery. I love Prevage and have ended up recommending it to a handful of friends — none of whom have had a reaction either.

My guess is that people with problems go out on the web to research and commiserate when they find each other, but those of us who have gotten amazing results with it don’t necessarily go out on the web to research and post. Case in point, I almost didn’t bother to post this, but since I came across the negative comments I only thought it reasonable to provide info from someone who uses it daily, has gotten great results I could have never imagined and absolutely LOVES it.

May 21, 2007 at 3:49 pm
(9) Claudia says:

The 2% of users that develop rashes (according to Allergan) I would say is a huge under-estimate. Everyone I know that has used Prevage has developed this – in fact the makeup personnel at Nordstrom’s did also and Nordstrom no longer carries Prevage. I ended up having to take cortisone to get rid of the ugly blistering diaper rash on my face.

May 23, 2007 at 10:37 am
(10) Angelina says:

Nordstrom still carries it – because I just bought it from there. I haven’t tried it yet and I’m planning on doing the “patch test” by putting it on my arm and waiting a few days. Too bad I spent so much money on it, without knowing if I’m going to be allergic or not. I honestly didn’t know there would be such a risk of this. I’ll post again to say how it goes…

May 25, 2007 at 1:48 pm
(11) Darlene says:

I’ve used Prevage for several months now and have had no allergic reactions. I do have mildly sensitive skin and suffer from seasonal allergies. I haven’t decided whether or not it’s worth the extra money (I’ve used Active C in the past). I’ll try it for a few more months and then decide if I’ll stick with it or switch back to Active C.

May 26, 2007 at 12:58 am
(12) Christine says:

I use it. I love it. Works great. No proglems. Highly recommend. Thanks for tip about buying online at Elizabeth Arden with no tax/shipping. Seems to last forever, but will place my next order direct to save the tax.

May 30, 2007 at 2:52 pm
(13) Carol says:

I LOVE, LOVE this product! My skin feels and looks great after only two weeks of using it. First of all let me say that there are two differnet types of Prevage. The type sold at Nordstroms has 0.5% Idebenone which is a powerful antioxidant. The kind sold in doctors offices has 1% idebenone. It is not really an “allergic” reaction, but it can cause irritation to sensitive skin, which is why a patch test is recommended by the company. Also, they recommend using it every other day to start as it is a very strong antioxidant! Also, I can tell you that Allergan (the Prevage manufacturer) will refund your money 100% if you developed a reaction to the product. Call Allergan at 1-800-377-7790.

June 1, 2007 at 12:47 pm
(14) Marcia says:

I also love Prevage. It is without a doubt the best skin care product I have ever tried — and I’ve tried many.

I also use the .5% type that is sold on the Elizabeth Arden website, not the type from the doctors’ office.

June 14, 2007 at 2:30 am
(15) Shauna says:

I used this product for a good 3 month and loving the result. Until one day, all of a sudden, without any changes in skin care or environment, I woke up with rashes, Hives and swell skin. My skin was so itchy that I couldn’t stop scratching it. The reaction faded and I ended up with lines under my eyes due to all the scratching and rubbing. I tried once more on my jaw area and immediately broke out again that same night. There was no change in my skincare routine and product. I have no idea what caused it, only thing I know is Prevage is definately the product that caused all the reactions. Hope this doesn’t happen to anyone else.

June 20, 2007 at 10:43 am
(16) Pat says:

I bought both Prevage Eye and Prevage. I immediately started having itchy eyes. The day a colleague mentioned that she had never noticed any crepiness beneath my eyes until that day (I had told her about the problems I was having with Prevage). I think the crepiness was from rubbing my itching eyes! That was the day I quit using it. Everything is back to normal. I may test again with Prevage only and totally avoid the eye area. Otherwise, total waste of $265!

June 22, 2007 at 8:32 am
(17) Carolyn says:

I was sceptical about whether any of these things really work, so I tried it on the lines on one side of my mouth for a month or so. A definite, noticeable difference, so am now using it everywhere. A good product!

June 24, 2007 at 11:26 pm
(18) Addalie says:

June 24, 2007 I had permanent tattooed eyeliner done six years ago in 2001. October of 2006 I started using Eye Prevage. During the next 5 or 6 months my eyelids became swollen, thickened along the lash line, and constantly peeled. I was treated for Blepharitis. At that time (March 2007)I stopped using eye prevage. After no improvement I have seen eye doctors, dermatologist, and allergist. I have been told that something must have made me become allergic to my eyeliner after six years. I have never been allergic to anything before. Your eye prevage list an ingredient of Red 40 (CI 16035). Is this a dye? Please help me find out what might have caused this cross-reaction to cause this allergic reaction. What other ingredients might be in eye prevage to cause this problem? Any help would be appreciated. I have an appointment with an allergist specialist soon. If no treatment can be found (I have been on 3 treatments so far) surgery to remove my eyeliner will be my only choice. Thank you.

July 3, 2007 at 7:11 pm
(19) Susannah says:

A relative used it – first night, no problem. Used it a second night – she awoke the next morning to find her lower face swollen and shiny, and bright red. She then developed blisters. Two shots of cortisone from her doctor plus topical cream were necessary to reduce the swelling. It took 5 days to regain her normal appearance. And yes, she did the spot test, first.

July 5, 2007 at 10:02 am
(20) Judy says:

I liked the product until I broke out in a rash all over my neck and face with whelps,itching and swelling. I will try to return the product for a refund. I would hope that Elizabeth Arden does offer a full money back refund for such a problem. I have used Elizabeth Arden products for years with no problem. I will never use this product again.

July 7, 2007 at 5:29 pm
(21) Julie says:

I also had a very bad reaction from using Prevage. Even though I didn’t put any on my eyelids, per se, they were so swollen I could barely see. Red rash all over my neck too. Horrible. lasted for three days! Julie

July 20, 2007 at 5:27 pm
(22) Sarah says:

I have been using Prevage for 2 years, it is truely a Miracle product. My skin is amzaing. Its the only product that ever got rid of my dry skin and also the pimple breakouts I sometimes suffered. I swear by it. I get comments all the time on how great my skin looks.

August 5, 2007 at 4:01 pm
(23) Angela says:

I have somewhat sensitive skin so the sales consultant at Dillard’s suggested I use it every other day for a couple of weeks to allow my skin to ‘get used to it’. Didn’t have any reactions at all.

I am on my third bottle and it seems to last forever. I love the results! I have melasma and it has really helped lighten the spots(more than skin bleach did). Also my pores are much smaller and my skin is absolutely glowing.

Will continue to buy…LOVE IT!

August 7, 2007 at 10:38 am
(24) Kim says:

Got a sample of Prevage for a local dept store, and after the first day, broke out in hives, and a rash that was red and itchy, and horrible. Threw the product away !!!!

August 13, 2007 at 1:50 pm
(25) Karen says:

I loved how Prevage made my skin look after just a few weeks of use. Unfortunately, I, too, woke up one morning with an itchy rash all over my face, so I can’t use it anymore. And I have never had a problem like this with any other skin care product. If you don’t develop the rash, it is a great product, but be careful.

August 13, 2007 at 10:57 pm
(26) Karen J. Cartee says:

Love it. Saw immediate results. I bought it through Bloomingdales, but I can’t find it any of the stores in the Deep South. I have hypersensitive skin, and it didn’t bother me. I am thrilled to find something without vitamin C, which will put me in a benedryl fog for days.

August 14, 2007 at 4:10 am
(27) Anne Butler says:

I have never in all my years of using a variety of creams broke out like I did after 3 days using this product, I went back to the department store consultant to give her my feedback at her request, to show her the results and she offered no explanation, advice or compensation. In other words she was not bothered and should not be a consultant. I will never use any Elizabeth Arden products again.

August 16, 2007 at 10:11 pm
(28) Zoe says:

I started using Prevage 0.5% in June 2007 and loved the results! Reduction in fine lines around my eyes, smaller pores, more radiant skin…two weeks after using it I awoke with a fine, red rash all over my face. It took days to go away. I hoped it was a result of other dermatologist recommended creams I’ve been using on my face, but the process of elimination led to the Prevage I had been using. I still have my receipt so hopefully I can get a refund….

August 19, 2007 at 10:50 pm
(29) CJ says:

If you find that your skin has an adverse reaction to Prevage, take it with your receipt to the Elizabeth Arden counter where you purchased it, if you purchased through a department store. Most dept. stores, with your receipt (and assuming that you haven’t used up 2/3 of the product) will give you a refund or store credit. If not, speak to the store manager.

I’ve been usinng Prevage for two years and my skin feels like a baby’s bottom!

August 21, 2007 at 9:49 am
(30) Barb says:

I’ve been using this since April. I have had amazing results. No rash as yet and I’m a pretty fair and sensitive skinned redhead. The improvement in my skin is nothing short of miraculous. I’m almost 48 years old and my daughter’s friends moms all think I’m in my early thirties. If only….I also bought mine from my doctor’s office perhaps that makes a difference….?

August 30, 2007 at 9:59 am
(31) Vicki says:


I was given a sample of this and used a small amount on my cheeks and neck. the next monday i woke up an itchy neck and have developed a full rash on my neck, chest and arms with swollen eyes and blotchy face. Beware of this product, it have more warnings on it!!!

September 18, 2007 at 4:28 pm
(32) Kelly says:

I absolutely love this product! As with anything, there is always a possibility of an allergic reaction. That is why they recommend the patch test. They also recommend that you start using a pea sized amount of product every other day in the beginning. Most people have a reaction due to over-use of the product. Elizabeth Arden and Allergan both stand behind their product, so if you experience an allergic reaction you should take it back. It’s ridiculous to throw this product away.

September 23, 2007 at 8:41 pm
(33) Susie says:

Now I am all worried! I bought this today at Dillard’s. The SA (counter manager) painted my whole face with this! She never mentioned reactions. So far I am ok, it’s been several hours. I will do patch test anyway.

October 4, 2007 at 12:11 am
(34) Maria says:

I got a sample from my sister and I couldn’t wait to use it, so I did last night. I woke up with a rash and itch on my face. I was very disappointed. I should have done the patch test first.

October 13, 2007 at 9:02 pm
(35) cassandra says:

Well, I have read all the comments. Now I wish I had not. The power of suggestion in this case is not helpful. I can only say I have been using the product for 3 months, no rashes, no itching, just smoother skin and reduced lines. I feel more attractive every day and in my 50′s that is important. Now lets hope that power of suggestion won’t sabotage my skin rejuvenation with Prevage. sandi

October 13, 2007 at 9:38 pm
(36) beauty says:

Dear Sandi, I wouldn’t worry about breaking out because of your fears regarding what you’ve read here. This product is truly a miracle worker for many women, yet others have experienced serious issues (hives and rashes). I do think everyone should keep in mind that while hives and rashes are bad, and you should discontinue a product that causes such bad effects, redness and peeling are natural effects of using anti-aging products. Many women abandon products too soon, but you do have to stick with it for a few months to see the true benefits. Redness and peeling decrease over time, leaving you with smooth, baby-soft skin and fewer lines and wrinkles.

October 21, 2007 at 3:26 pm
(37) Andy says:

I just wanted to let you guys know that there is a VERY minimal chance that someone will have an allergic reaction from Prevage (1 in 1000) when used correctly… I find that some beauty advisors fail to mention proper usage instructions at time of purchase. Because there is such a high concentration of idebenone(.5%) It will take a little time for your skin to adjust to it, and overuse or incorrect application can of course lead to a reaction with any topical product. Usage instructions for Prevage are as follows: ONE pump applied to face area, and ONE pump applied to neck ONCE at night for one week. After one week, you may proceed to use it twice per day, following the instructions mentioned above. IMPORTANT: DO NOT use Prevage directly after or during an aggressive skincare regimen(i.e. peels, mirodermabrasion, exfoliation) Use an spf of at least 15 during the day and keep skin well hydrated. Do not use in conjunction with any retinoids of any harsh chemicals. When used correctly this product is gentle enough for all skintypes and extremely effective to both correct and prevent photoaging of the skin.

October 21, 2007 at 3:35 pm
(38) Andy says:

Dear Barb
You purchased Prevage MD. It is the exact same formulation as the Prevage available at prestige department stores. The difference being that the Prevage MD you purchased has a higher concentration of idebenone(1%) vs. Prevage, which has a concentration of .5%. Both have the same clinical results, but you will have paid a little bit more, and been given proper usage instructions by your practitioner.

October 21, 2007 at 3:55 pm
(39) Andy says:

Once you have an allergic reaction to Prevage, you will never be able to use ANY Prevage products again. Because of incorrect usuage(in most cases- too much too soon or) your system will become aggrevated by idebenone(it’s main ingredient) This is true for anything that your body reacts to. THIS IS WHY USAGE IS SOOO VERY IMPORTANT. Even if you’ve been using Pevage for an extended time with no problems, if you start to use it incorrectly(usually putting more than one pump on entire face) you could stand the chance of having a reaction. Also, face products should NEVER be applied anywhere near the eye area(they are not opthamologist tested!!) Use the skeletal structure of your face as an outline: face products to be used only on the outside of cheek and brow bones. The eye are is naturally dry, so face product will migrate to this area if applied too closely. Additionally, both Prevage eye and Prevage night(available soon) are encapsulated. This means that they are time released over a preiod of 10 hours and are virtually unreactive at all. Of course, proper usage is still very important.

October 30, 2007 at 12:53 am
(40) kaz says:

it works

October 30, 2007 at 12:55 am
(41) kaz says:

it evens out my skin tone, makes it glow and tightens the pores. I do not see any difference on my fine lines though. (sadly) Anyone out there have advice?

October 31, 2007 at 8:27 pm
(42) Deb says:

I bought it for my husband over a year ago (at Ulta cosmetic store) and his skin became sensitive and a bit red after a few days. It sat unused on his counter for months and then I thought I’d try it. Didn’t do a patch test, started using it once every other day then increased to every day. I think it made my skin glow but didn’t notice any fine line reduction. My dermotologist said it’s the single best proactive thing I can do for my skin. I ran out a few weeks ago and haven’t replaced it yet – now I’m scared that I might react this time!

November 3, 2007 at 3:21 pm
(43) Debby says:

I had a slight rash the first time I used it in the summer, so I put it away and just tried it again the other day. What a horrible rash I’ve got now! At the price of this product you would think some warning might be mentioned.
(A spot test on the arm revealed nothing.)

November 8, 2007 at 3:24 pm
(44) Almost 40 says:

Prevage works. I use it every night. I was a previous sun-worshipper and Prevage turned back the hands of time for me. It works. I love it and will continue to use it for life. I haven’t experienced ANY negative side effects.

November 11, 2007 at 7:58 pm
(45) Linda says:

I love it! I’ve been using Prevage Eye for about 6 months now and no problems whatsoever. It’s definitely worth the money!

November 12, 2007 at 12:51 pm
(46) Lauren says:

Prevage MD initially caused my skin to break out in a mild rash. Eventually, though, I must have developed a tolerance to it. I’ve used it for over 1 year now with no adverse effects. This is the only product I’ve ever used that caused friends to comment favorably on the appearance of my skin & question what I’ve been using. I love it & highly recommend it.

November 27, 2007 at 11:24 pm
(47) Mary says:

I started using Pravage MD 3 weeks ago. I very sensitive skin, Retinol A makes my skin dry to the point of cracking. Sunscreens for the most part irritate my skin to the point it is painful. This product makes my skin soft. I do need to make sure and apply moisturizer daily but that is nothing now for me. As far as lines and wrinkles….after 3 weeks
50% + are gone and the rest are fading fast. This product is a 10!

December 14, 2007 at 9:58 am
(48) Beth says:

I have been using Prevage for about 2 months with no adverse reaction. I’ve noticed a remarkable difference in my skintone and lines. I only use it once a day in the morning and follow with Elizabeth Arden moisturing lotion. I will keep just using one pump a day and hope I don’t have an adverse reaction because I love this stuff!

December 21, 2007 at 10:51 am
(49) Miri says:

I just bought prevage md. I used it for the first time last night. I did not do a test patch, because my skin never seems to have a adverse reaction to skin products. Now I am really wishing I had done a test patch. I will repost how it goes. :)

January 2, 2008 at 8:13 pm
(50) Cathy Flynn says:

I’m 46 years old and used to teach swimming lessons and lifeguard (so quite a bit of sun damage, splotchiness, patches of thick, flaky skin at times. Prevage was recommended to my by a physician. I have been getting quite a few comments about my appearance lately – such as “you look so refreshed and rested,” “your eyes look so bright and vivid today” (the contrast with the skin is better?), etc. So far, I love it. My skin feels better too. And I have red hair, fair skin and allergies – no problems yet with allergic reaction to the product. Cathy

January 3, 2008 at 10:58 pm
(51) Miri says:

Well I have been using prevage md for about 2 weeks. I am maybe seeing some slight improvement in texture. I was very surprised at how drying this product is. It reminds me of Retin A and acts as a very strong exfolliant for me. I had expected to use this product as a moisterizer. However this product is way too drying for that. I am also having trouble using it under the eye area as it really dries the delicate area out. Does anyone else use prevage md under the eye?

January 10, 2008 at 1:45 pm
(52) Lanette says:

My comment is the same as I saw on this web sit. But, I used it for 1 month, and it was great,then, yuck, a terrible rash. Since I had changed more than one item I had been using, I tried Prevage by itself, well, Im on my way to the doctor’s office. I am alergic to Sulfa, found that warning only on the web site, not on the can.
Lanette 1-10-08
I used this product for a good 3 month and loving the result. Until one day, all of a sudden, without any changes in skin care or environment, I woke up with rashes, Hives and swell skin. My skin was so itchy that I couldn’t stop scratching it. The reaction faded and I ended up with lines under my eyes due to all the scratching and rubbing. I tried once more on my jaw area and immediately broke out again that same night. There was no change in my skincare routine and product. I have no idea what caused it, only thing I know is Prevage is definately the product that caused all the reactions. Hope this doesn’t happen to anyone else.

Comment by Shauna — June 14, 2007 @ 2:30 am

January 14, 2008 at 10:03 pm
(53) LaReina says:

I first used the Prevage MD with my Obagi in the mornings. I loved the product but wasn’t sure if it was the obagi masking and covering for prevage. Well I ran out of both. I next moved on to the eye cream for prevage and this works GREAT! I bought the new Prevage Night cream 2 weeks ago and so far I have no complaints. I have very sensitive skin and a semi for of rosacea in winter, but I had no bad reaction to the prevage products. I’m going to try the regular prevage cream since I’m still a bit young to be using Prevage MD for more mature skin.

January 22, 2008 at 2:25 pm
(54) dschulz6 says:

I purchased a prevage 4 week starter at Cpstco. im on my 2nd week now-no rash or itching my skin already feels better. i am a redhead and usually have sensitive skin

January 27, 2008 at 8:48 pm
(55) Miri says:

Well I stopped using it. I really wanted it to work… had heard great things about prevage, but it was terrible. It dried my skin out horribly. I don’t know if it was an allergic reaction or just a very harsh product.I am going back to kinerase which I love. This was a total waste of money. I would recommend anyone wanting to try it get a sample first.

February 6, 2008 at 12:04 pm
(56) Terre says:

I am 61 and have had great skin my entire life…am starting to get a few wrinkles so when I was at the Elizabeth Arden counter, the sales consultant said that Prevage would be terrific for me..All she told me was to put on moisturizer after Prevage. Well, I purchased and applied Prevage 5 days ago. My lower face and neck broke out in bumps, raw skin and rash…My neck was expecially itchy and a prominent red crease, line appeared out of nowhere. I have not been to a doctor yet as I just got back home from a trip.
I have never had a problem before and am very upset about not being given any information as to its possible side effects.

February 10, 2008 at 2:06 pm
(57) Susan says:

I have been an aesthetic nurse for 6 years with a laser speciality. I have used Prevage MD since it came out. If I had to give up all my skin care products except 1, this would be what I would keep. In fact since I have been using it, I do not buy other skin care products.
Some people can get a reaction. That is why we give a sample and instructions in how to start using the product. A VERY small percentage have had a reaction when used properly. I do encourage people to buy the physician strength and not the over-the-counter version for several reasons. You should get complete instructions from your health care professional who will then monitor your progress. The physician strength is most areas is less expensive that the OTC version. Before and after pictures I take show amazing results!

February 17, 2008 at 4:43 am
(58) Yaprak says:

I first tried prevage 3 months ago. I followed the instruction and did a patch test for several days with no adverse effect, so I started using it on my face. Everything was fine for a couple of weeks, but then one day I woke up with a noticeable rash on my jawline. I stopped using it for over a month then tried to give it another go. I woke the next morning with with swelling ,rash itchiness on one side of my face, the next morning things had gotten worse and my eyes had swollen shut and the rash, itchiness and redness had made its way all over my face and own my neck. I have just been to hospital and they have given me steroids. It has been 3 days now I hope this goes away soon! This product should have more warnings on it that you can gradually develop an allergy to it. I think not enough follow up testing has been done on it. The percentage of people getting an immediate reaction to it may be low, but I am positive the percentages of people reacting to it over a long term is much higher and the company must be questioned over their research and how they got their figures.

February 19, 2008 at 1:35 pm
(59) Jeanette says:

Used Prevage over 2 1/2 years, loved it, got a friend started on it. Two months ago, under my eyes started swelling, face and neck itching, burning sensation. I went to the doctor, he says something I’m allergic to and gave me steroid creme to use 2 weeks. Still trying to figure out what I was allergic to, my friend comes in a week later broke out on face and neck with rash. We both stopped using Prevage and did an arm test and broke out with rashes. Funny thing is, my eyes have been swollen for over two years, everytime I take a picture, I look hideous. My husband chuckles and says, it’s just weight gain. I guess I’ve been allergic to it from the beginning and didn’t realize it.

March 16, 2008 at 10:05 am
(60) Janice says:

I just purchased the .5% Prevage from a retailer on Ebay…thought I would try it at a lesser price first…I received my full size pump bottle yesterday. The cream is almost a tinted brown color. Is the full price cream purchased directly in stores or from Elizabeth Arden this same color? I was wondering if I may have purchased an outdated inferior item?

Thanks for your reply…

March 28, 2008 at 3:42 am
(61) Jane says:

I tried Prevage MD and samples of the Arden Prevage Eye cream at the same time. Patch test was fine. After using the Prevage MD for a day or two, my face was itchy, blotchy, reactive, and broke out. This took a couple of weeks to resolve after I stopped using it.
The eye cream seemed fine and initially I thought I noticed improvement, so I kept using it. After a month or two, I began to wonder if my eyes actually looked worse not better. I never did see the miracle improvement as described- eventually the skin looked crepy (never had before) and the crows-feet deepened. Skin under eyes looked dry. I didn’t have pain or stinging, just the worsening/ deepening of lines over time. I have to assume this was caused by low grade irritation from the product, and discontinued it a week ago. Now am using a moisturizing healing eye cream (Jan Marini) and the crepiness has almost disappeared.
I have fairly sensitive skin, but have used both Cellex C and SkinCeuticals Vit C with absolutely no problems, also glycolics in the past. I will never use Prevage again. It may work well for some, but for many it is just too harsh. I haven’t known anyone personally who described it as highly effective…

March 28, 2008 at 2:25 pm
(62) Cathy says:

I have been using Prevage for over a year and have seen a significant improvement in my skin tone, texture, wrinkle reduction and over all glow. I have added the new Prevage night cream to my skin care and see even more improvement. I am 54 years old and feel my skin has only gotten years younger with these products.

April 5, 2008 at 11:25 pm
(63) Tracy says:

I’ve been using Prevage for about 3 months now. I have sensitive skin and I have never been able to put anything on my skin. I tried this product and I LOVE it. I feel bad for those who are breaking out in rashes. I have not experienced that and I hope I don’t. I have noticed a reduction in the fine wrinkles coming onto my face and neck. My pores are much smaller and my make up goes on soooooo smooth. I’m in the military so I can get this product at a much lower cost than buying in the civilan sector, and I don’t have to pay for shipping charges or taxes. I will continue to use this product. I haven’t shared it too much because I feel like it’s my little secret….

April 15, 2008 at 12:12 pm
(64) Ellen says:

I too had an intense reaction. I went to allergist after having an inching and hive type bumps on super swollen lips. First I though could I be having some delayed herpes cold sore. I have not had them but the websites talk about itching and tinglingand dormant infection. No I was told by an allergist that they were not cold sore but he could not find the cause. I started using Prevage again and the symtoms were back. Stopped and the syptoms went away. I did this twice just to confirm it was the Prevage. Adding insult to injury when I called Arden community relation said contact the company who sold the product to you. They should (should?) take it back. Well I bought off ebay from a med spa going out of business I figured they were sealed and current on the exp date. Arden is a good company…no reason to think twice. Buyer beware. My two containers cost 105 each with shipping. I am out of luck. This is a rip off Arden should pull the product and reimuburse for those with a reaction. How about my med bills not to mention discomfort. Think twice before you use this or any other Arden products. Shame on them!

April 18, 2008 at 4:18 pm
(65) Karen says:

I am addicted to this product. I started using Prevage about 2 months ago, and I saw improvement in my skin the first week. I purchase it from my doctor; the phyisicans formula contains a higher percentage of the active ingredient Idebenone than the department store version. I stopped in at her office this morning, and jokingly asked when I could purchase it by the case!! Prevage is pricey, but let’s face it, we only have one face, and it pays to take good care of it!

April 19, 2008 at 5:09 pm
(66) nina says:

Hi, Just discovered this site while buying more Elizabeth Arden Prevage products online. Have been using products for about a month and love them. Would recommend anyone to try. No rash, irritations etc. Started using slowly so skin could get use to it. With any product there will always be a number of people with negative results. Negative results seen to get highlighted for the most part while good results tend to go under the radar. Cheers Nina

April 25, 2008 at 10:26 pm
(67) PrevageBoy says:

I just wanted to give my 2 cents as a 21 y.o male.

So my mother told me I should try Prevage to “fix” my pores, and I decided to try the Night Cream version and it’s awesome. My pores look better, and my mild acne seems to have disappeared. Overall, my skin has definitely improved.

P.S. My mother uses the serum and loves it.

May 4, 2008 at 12:44 am
(68) Marya says:

I just bought the product today, and didn’t try a test patch. Didn’t see that on the directions Anywhere on my starter kit. Wish I had done a patch test now. I guess I will start out REAL slow, like every other day one pump at night.
After reading the comments it seems strange that people can use it for months, and then wake up with this horrible rash, and itching, and swelling. For the people who don’t have those problems seem to really love it. It seems like such a gamble that I am surprized that I haven’t seen Elizabeth Arden Law Suits over this product.

Just wondering how long it typically takes before a person gets the rash, (when used as prescribed .5% )

Thanks for the warning everyone!

May 8, 2008 at 3:54 pm
(69) Sara Otto says:

Loved it, but it didn’t love me… Honestly, this is a great product and does produce amazing results, but if you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergies, you may have trouble with it. I used it for about a week, and my skin looked so good. Then I became very allergic to it, and had to give up the one product I’ve found that works. In hindsight, I should have gotten a sample before I bought a full-sized bottle. People are allergic to peanuts, shellfish, cats… that doesn’t mean they can’t be enjoyed by everyone else!

May 8, 2008 at 4:03 pm
(70) Sara says:

Forgot to mention… According to my doctor, if you are allergic to this you will react to it despite a slow start, or how much you use. I experienced a few minor allergy symptoms, quit for a month and missed the results. I put on the tiniest bit, sloughed off the dead skin… it really works… and immediately washed it off. I woke up the next morning swollen eyes and an itchy sunburn rash. There is no permanent damage, nothing to sue over, just an allergic reaction.

May 13, 2008 at 9:24 pm
(71) Penny says:

I have used it for almost a year now and I think it is great! It has helped put a glow in my skin and made my skin look so much better. Though not cheap, I will continue to buy it.

May 26, 2008 at 2:27 am
(72) Marianne Guzzardo says:

love this..I am 51 with good skin and I’ve taken care of my skin most all my life
but still wanted to try more then my stable C green tea serum and other things.
I found this on the contrary to other posters to be very gentle! I even use it under my eyes…the face cream.
All my life until I got older I became less senstive, thank goodness b/c it this so nice sinks in and some drivers side dark spots are fading after years of using C…it just makes my skin plumper.
Now I’m on it now a month so we will see,
I hope no reaction occurs now at this late date, if I do react to anything it will be in 24 hrs. or overnight, so far so good!
I love this light treatment cream and I’d be a sponsor if they’d allow it :)
I say sample anything as I do with just about all products if possible before buying.

May 27, 2008 at 2:48 pm
(73) dixie says:

I love it! It lightened the dark splotches on my face and evened out the tone. I don’t know about wrinkles. I have been using it for a couple of years and may have had more wrinkles had I not been using it. I will be 63 this year. Gottschalks is having a 55+ sale with no tax this Thu. so I will get it at a discounted price. About $115 rather than the $150 regular price. 5/27/08

May 31, 2008 at 3:44 am
(74) Elizabeth says:

I applied prevage before I slept. I woke with a moon face(swollen), with sevee itching and burning.My lips starting breaking and bleeding. This happened for the fourth time. I gave an excuse sayng may be I used some othe product during that time. But now I know for sure that I a allergic to Prevage. Even for me there were few days I an count that my skin looked great. And also I noticed frm reviews tat it works better for the older age group atleast above 45 yrs age. I am 30 yrs old.

June 4, 2008 at 4:43 pm
(75) Robert, Dermatologist says:

I like this product! When used for 30 days +, the firmness is better, more even toned and wrinkles seem to fade..The idebenone is a good antioxidat but it can cause rashes in some cases.
People with urtecaria is more prone to devenlope rashes. If you’re in to getting the PrevageMd
, ask for a sample in the shop. Or try a pea-sized drop behind the ear. I dont think it matters if you’re getting a 0.5% or 1%..
if you’re sensitive it doesn’t matter, if you’re having a sensitized skin you will react
on the 0.5%. A good choice for idebenone is coenzyme q10, not as processed as idebenone, and not so allergenic.

June 27, 2008 at 10:28 am
(76) Cheryl says:

a useful product.
Useful info: age 61, non-moker,skin used to be oily, now is normal.

I’ve used Prevage – the type sold for eye area, not the stronger Rx stuff – for about 3-4 months. I use it sparingly; also am sure to use sun block. It isn’t an overnight miracle and it has not given me rashes. My skin used to be oily, but menopause has moved it to normal/dry

Over time my under and side eye area has become smoother.Also use it on my upper lip and think that it is slowly decreasing the lines there. ( don’t have a before pix to compare). My use has been pretty regular, but I avoid AM application if I’m going to be in the sun all day. No proof that this is helpful in preventing sensitivity, but it seems prudent.

Bottom line: I will buy more. I will also resist the urge to seek out the stronger Rx version, or to apply it all over, because I want to avoid developing a sensitivity. It would be good if the company ( Arden but the source is Allergan) would compile data to identify the extent of problem, and what triggers the reactions.
Get a SAMPLE first to see if you are allergic. Poke a TINY hole in the sample package with a needle. That’s all you need to get enough for under eye application. That little sample will last a few days, sufficient time to test for a reaction.

July 2, 2008 at 8:15 am
(77) adf says:

Wow! I’ve been using prevage for about two months now with off and on breakouts of rash and swollen eyes… I never thought it could be the product! I’m relieved it isn’t something more serious, but sad that the patch test isn’t accurate. I’d used the prevage eye cream for a month with no issues…. strange.

July 6, 2008 at 9:22 pm
(78) Vicki says:

I have been using Prevage for about 3 weeks. I started off using it at night and in the morning. And I did break out with a red face and bumps. The first time I also put it on my eyes and a few days later woke up with the most swollen puffy eyes.

But, I cut down the usage to every other day, and went off of it for a week, and am now using it day and night with no reaction at all. So it is doing great!.

July 22, 2008 at 4:43 pm
(79) Brenda says:

Used 1% for about two weeks without a problem. Woke up on a Saturday morning with a very swollen, red face and eyes. The itching was unbearable. I used benadryl oral and cream, as well as cortisone creams to try to get the rash and swelling to back off. I have never had a reaction like this. I’m glad to know this is the culprit cause it’s the only recent change I had made to my skin routine.

July 29, 2008 at 7:46 am
(80) agnes says:

I first tried prevage when it 1st came out (before it became Elizabeth Arden) & had a slight reaction to it (looked like I had a perpetual sunburn), so I stopped using it for a couple of years, 2 months ago I bought prevage again on the airplane, used it and woke up over the weekend with a completely swollen face/neck, I didn’t realize it was a prevage reaction, this morning I used it about 7 am and by 10 am my face got itchy and by now 8 pm it ‘s really really really swollen (face neck eyelids etc)

I just hope that it goes away by tomorrow??

July 31, 2008 at 2:05 pm
(81) Theresa says:

I am 56 yrs. old and have tried MANY products in my life time. I have very sensitive skin and have used prevage for a year now with no problems. My skin looks amazing and I have no wrinkles…honestly. I am going to the store today to get more. I use the face and eye products. You people who had rashes, etc. must have something else going on, like I said I am allergic to everything and have no problems with prevage. I really recomend it.

August 5, 2008 at 3:08 am
(82) Jenny says:

Prevage on a 4-yr-old?!? Read on….I’m a 40-yr-old female: saw Prevage at Costco (San Diego, CA) for $109 and thought it had to be good because of the price, though I had never heard of it. I told my sister that I was going to send some to her and she told me about this site.

I’ve been using for only 2 weeks and also put on my 4-yr-old girl and neither of us has had any reaction. After reading the postings today, however, I will stop using on my girl, as I never thought that this was such a controversial product with such extreme reactions.

Bottom line: if it’s being sold at Costco, my guess is that it must be doing more people good than bad?!?

August 5, 2008 at 10:17 am
(83) beauty says:

Children of any age do not need anti-aging products. They have tender skin that’s ultra-sensitive to lotions and potions. I would strongly advise you to never put Prevage on a child of any age. — Julyne

August 23, 2008 at 11:51 am
(84) DGM says:

I loved this product at first after using it for about one month. I then started to notice my eyes were puffy and red in the morning. Other areas of my face was red and burning. I paid close attention and tried an on/off test for a few weeks. When I didn’t use it a few days, skin would clear up. Use it again, redness and burning, itchy would come back. I think it’s a good product but may not work with certain skin types. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that I’m going to be able to use it.

August 24, 2008 at 3:58 pm
(85) lil' k says:

I’m trying to like Prevage but after having used both that and Amatokin, why do I get the feeling that Amatokin is the better product? I have aging skin but it’s in good shape; however, daily use of Prevage, over a period of time, as produced little results.

September 1, 2008 at 4:13 pm
(86) andrea says:

hi everyone,
i just tried the sample last night and my skin lookd great this morning so i went and bought the product , Went online and reading this is really scaring me so washed it all off , i might be taken it back to the store

September 5, 2008 at 2:09 pm
(87) Gina says:

I have used Prevage for over a year now and never had a problem, and I loved the results. Then my “skin care junkie” attitude kicked in and I decided to try another product with Prevage, big mistake. Prevage is not like a lot of other products that you can layer, it is serious skin care and should be used as directed. I do believe that it can be too strong for sensitive skin but if you can use it.. you are a lucky person! The results are wonderful.

September 7, 2008 at 12:19 am
(88) patricia says:

I love the Prevage. I had a facial for the first time in literally years; my facialist warned me about the risk of rash, and had me test it on my arm for several days first before letting me buy it. I can already tell a big difference in some discoloration over my cheeks. This stuff is potent, so i would warn everyone to have a facial, have them test it on your skin before you buy.

September 7, 2008 at 12:45 pm
(89) Terry says:

I was specifically looking for peoples opinion on this product. Interestingly, I am so sensitive to most products that I cannot use Clarins skin products, Oil of Olay…really just about everything. Yet, I had a facial at EA and bought the prevage night cream. I had no rash and absolutely love the feeling. Most products make me itch or burn even if they do not cause a rash. This product did not. I am not sure about the other facial products on this list but i do love the night cream for what it is worth.

September 8, 2008 at 2:09 pm
(90) Ash says:

Terry you may want to try Mary Kay. Would anyone who tried this and broke out want to give it to me? I’ll pay for the shipping. I haven’t tried it yet but I don’t want to pay for it if I’ll break out like so many of you have. Thanks.

September 11, 2008 at 11:21 am
(91) Judy says:

I had been using the entire Prevage line for approximately 2 1/2 years. Just recently, I’ve been waking up with itchy red scales on my face, a puffy undereye area and an itchy neck. Not knowing it was the Prevage or something else, I quit using it for a week and the problem cleared up. I tried it again and had the same negative result. I tested it again after two weeks of not using it, and it happened again. I really loved the results of Prevage but can no longer use it, and am switching over to the RevaleSkin line of products that have the coffeeberry antioxidant.

September 12, 2008 at 3:16 pm
(92) Yvonne says:

I bought this some 3 weeks ago,and am loving it so far! My skin has always been in pretty good shape as far as wrinkles (I am a few months away from turning 50), but I do have some lines/puffiness in my eye area and a some splotchiness due to sun damage. I had no idea that so many people have had problems with this product, or I would have started using it more sparingly, and will cut back on how much I put on, even though I have had no problems after putting 2 pumps on my face morning and night thus far.
It has already significantly evened out my skin tone, and my eye area is a lot smoother than it was, so I will continue using it and hope that no problems develop.

September 13, 2008 at 3:26 am
(93) Bree says:

It is very important to do the patch test before using prevage.
prevage is a very active product and needs to be used in the correct manner.
When using prevage it is important to start by using it ever other evening for one week,then use it every evening for another week, then use it every day and night.
While using prevage you MUST use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 everyday or don’t bother using prevage, it defeats the purpose and you will not see the results you are looking for.
you need to give prevage six to eight weeks in order to see noticable results.
Do not under any circumstance use prevage serum in the eye area.
Elizabeth Arden has a specific product called prevage eye ( it is specifically formulated for the eye area.)
If you have a problem with prevage that you purchased from E.Arden email or mail E.Arden,they are very good about addressing customer complaints.
It is of no benifit to Elizabeth Arden to have unhappy clients.

September 19, 2008 at 8:50 am
(94) Petra says:

Both me and my husband love it, we’ve used around 5 tubes now and have also gotten the night cream variant. The only cream I’ve come across so far that actually has visible results after a couple of days!

September 26, 2008 at 2:18 pm
(95) eugenia bae says:

I had same problem with all my face with rashes and puffiness and wonder..
why nobody sue them?
It’s serious problem if you have to go for important meeting or so.
I’m seriously thinking about it. only in this site, there are so many people had pain with this product.
This is not small cosmetic firm, it’s elizabeth arden and their reaction in client services were really bad too.

I hate this product!!

September 26, 2008 at 10:01 pm
(96) Melissa says:

Help! I am a anti-aging obsessed victim! I use a ton of products and decided to add prevage into the mix both on my face and my chest. Face fine, decollete, horrid, bumpy, red itchy and hot. Will it spread? This was after one 24 hour cycle of use. Is this part of the damage control cycle for sun-damaged skin? Is this just the initial bad before good? Are there any contraindications if also using C creams, glycolic treatments or retin-A? Help!

September 28, 2008 at 6:08 pm
(97) Grace Kiehl says:

I have very sensitive skin. I did the Prevage test site as suggested. No reaction, so I tried the product (very sparingly)on my face, neck and chest. The next morning, I woke up with a hive like rash on the areas where I applied the product. My lips are swollen and I developed blisters by my mouth and cheek. I can’t believe the reaction I had to this product. I wish I would have found this web site before I purchased it.

September 30, 2008 at 5:03 pm
(98) MICHELLE says:

I use PREVAGE, infact all 3 lines, for face, eyes and their newest line the night cream. My face has never looked better and I get compliments. I also used to work for Elizabeth Arden and I was the number one seller for Prevage because I believe in the product. Here’s the thing, some people develop allergic reactions to PREVAGE, and that’s going to be the case for any products out there and you will hear more about the negatives than the positives. I had a lot of clients who are happy with the product and see major results. But for those who have had an allergic reaction, then its too bad, the product is not for you. I also highly recommend PREVAGE to those who are in their early 30′s because it is such a wonderful preventative treatment for aging….

October 2, 2008 at 9:29 pm
(99) Tammy says:

i love this product. i have had trouble with a lot of redness in my skin and it has really toned down the red for me and i have not had any problem with it. love it.

October 8, 2008 at 5:07 pm
(100) penelope says:

i had a free sample of this poduct and used it until it was finished (10 months) and loved it. So bought another one which at first was great. Then at the start of the summer i came out in what I thought could be exma, it was VERY itchy and driving me mad. I didn’t really know what had caused it. I went to the doctor who gave me a cream with hydra cortizone and fungazide in it. within a week the rash had gone and all was good. After six months i thought today I would try using prevage again. Nine hours later my face started to go red and is now burning and blotchy, with, at the moment one blister. I have now realized it is the prevage!

October 9, 2008 at 4:41 pm
(101) Suzanne says:

Prevage was recommended to me by my facialist. I have noticed a dramatic improvement in my skin tone and texture and love it. I have been using it for about a year. It is expensive but worth it. I am looking into getting the eye cream next.

October 19, 2008 at 8:04 pm
(102) OneMore says:

If you can stand another comment. Age 46. Using prevage a few years. It works fine. Never had any sort of reaction. I believe it smooths my skin. In general I have lousy luck with skin products..so by virtue of the fact that this is tolerable, that makes it a miracle.

I have oily skin with breakouts AND wrinkles. Can you beat that bad luck??? The prevage seems to tone the whole evil melange down. Without drying me out too much in winter. I have only used the .05%.

Good luck to all reading. ANd try to get a sample!

October 19, 2008 at 10:48 pm
(103) Lyna says:

I have very sensitive skin, but I tried the sample of prevage, and it made my skin super smooth and clear. I bought the bottle and used it once every other night for the first couple of weeks, and then switched to every night as the girls at the store recommended.
I started using prevage about 2-3 years ago( at 22 yr. old) because of my acne scars. I get pimples that will go away but the dark spots around the skin doesn’t. Prevage really help clear up my complexion.

October 21, 2008 at 10:41 am
(104) Suzy says:

I ahve been using prevage for quite sometime, I guess about 18 months-2 years, and I would not be without it. I use the eye, face and night cream. I cannot wait for the body which should be out shortly. I think a lot of people that have trouble with it are not using it properly. For example, when people say they are having trouble around the eyes, they are probably putting it right on their eyelids and not on the bone around the eye. Also, for some people, they use WAY to much and cause themselves to have a reaction. Test is first!!! Most stores that have it DO have a tester. Put it on in the store, wear it awhile and see how your skin reacts. I am not saying that some people will not have a reaction, but the vast majority of people seem to do well with it and buy more.

October 28, 2008 at 1:45 pm
(105) kate says:

It is a miracle product–sorta. I use it for a week or so and am astounded at the improvement in my skin. Then it turns on me and I break out. So I go off it for awhile and try again. I ran out and won’t repurchase. But while it works, it works very well…

October 30, 2008 at 6:01 am
(106) Vicci says:

It looks like a BUS has hit me today!!!!! Having used Elizabeth Arden’s Prevage last night, I experienced itchyness around my eyes, top lip, forehead & neck. I could barely open my eyes to see the damage Prevage had done. Strangely, this isn’t the first time I have used Prevage. I have been using it for around 4-5 months off & on. However, having changed nothing else in my routine, except for applying this cream – disaster!!!! Beware all potential users. It really is an unpleasant & unwanted reaction to one VERY expensive cream!!! I shall be advising Elizabeth Arden & will needless to say, Prevage will not be seeing the light of day in my bathroom again.

November 18, 2008 at 1:11 am
(107) diane says:

used it about two months before it slowly started breaking my face out. i have allergies and sensitive skin so its not for me.

November 19, 2008 at 9:45 pm
(108) Jane says:

I got a very red blotchy rash around my eyes. Looked like I had been beaten!

November 23, 2008 at 12:27 pm
(109) Hannah says:

After about 5 weeks of using Prevage MD, I developed a very itchy rash as described by others. Two weeks later (during which I went back to Dermaglow), the aftermath of the rash cleared up. Because this was an expensive product, I thought I’d try it again, just in case the reaction was due to some other factor. But after only one application, I woke up this morning to itchy skin and swollen eyes. I gather I am not alone. I do not have sensitive skin, I do not suffer from allergies, and I have never had such a bad reaction to a skin care product. Too bad, because I do think the product was working.

November 25, 2008 at 12:59 am
(110) Elizabeth says:

Love Prevage!! I have roscea, and it does not even bother my sensitive skin…. A MUST HAVE

November 25, 2008 at 11:06 am
(111) Melody says:

I am one of the true believers of Prevage. I have been using this product for under a year now and have received the most compliments about my skin/face during this time period. My skin is glowing, my wrinkles are noticeably less and my skin tone is even. I love Prevage and have recommended it to my family and friends. I’m 33 and still get comments that I look like I’m 23.

November 29, 2008 at 5:44 pm
(112) Hallie says:

Help! I rec’d a sample of both the prevage eye cream and the face and neck cream (thank goodness I didn’t pay for it!) and now I have this red itchy rash all over my neck, face and eyes. Lots of bumps and a burning feeling. My question is….does it go away? Is there anything you can do to speed up recovery? I have somewhere to go tomorrow evening! Thanks!

November 29, 2008 at 5:49 pm
(113) Hallie says:

P.S. Just for the record I don’t have sensitive skin. I’ve never had a problem with any cosmetic whatsoever. This Prevage must be pretty potent. Again, how long does it take for the rash to go away?

November 30, 2008 at 4:47 pm
(114) EVELYN DAVIES says:

I was given a sample of this Prevage night cream at Sephora in France. I used it for one night, the following morning when I woke my face had swollen up and it looked like I had been in a boxing match. my skin is red, itchy and 2 days later the swelling has gone down a bit,but my eyes are still swollen and itchy. I would never ever buy or recommend this brand, I am off to the pharmacy tomorrow to see if I can get any advice there to help with the itchiness and redness.

December 3, 2008 at 1:26 am
(115) jennifer says:

I have been using Prevage for one month and I LOVE IT…my complexion never looked so great! I’m in my fifties and have been getting more compliments than ever! Fine lines are less noticeable, skin in much smoother and brighter! Highly recommend trying this wonderful product!

December 31, 2008 at 10:08 pm
(116) Kerri says:

I had bought it the first time from my doctor and was very happy. I loved the texture and my skin felt great. I ran out and chose to buy some online for a lower price. I used it for one day and woke up the next day (today)with my face all swollen, red, and itchy. Good thing I had planned on spending New Years at home.

January 2, 2009 at 12:33 am
(117) gina says:

I used Prevage MD for a couple of weeks without incident. Then one day I awoke to the usual allergic symptoms: hives, itching, and swelling so bad I called in sick for two days. I was so embarrassed to show my face, but I had to go back to work the third day. I looked like I had gained thirty pounds. Stopped using it for a couple of weeks. Saw my mother last week, and she couldn’t believe how clear my skin looked. Many of the dark spots that used to riddle my face were gone–and I hadn’t noticed. So, I tried Prevage again, sparingly. Same allergic reaction. Such a shame. Wonderful product for two weeks.

January 6, 2009 at 8:42 pm
(118) T2slo says:

I have been using Prevage for a couple of weeks now. My skin feels great- pores have been minimized and feels much smoother and more even

January 7, 2009 at 8:34 am
(119) Ronel says:

I have been using over-the-counter Prevage face cream (4 weeks) and eye cream (2 weeks), and so far so good. Age spots seem to be fading, but I have yet to see action on the fine lines. I have fair skin and was concerned about the negative reports, but am hoping I will be one of the lucky ones. What’s with the smell, though? Ieck.

January 9, 2009 at 6:08 am
(120) Miaow says:

Forgive my ignorance, but is this retinol-based? It’s just that these retinol creams usually give rash-like symptoms that pass as the person adjusts to it.

January 10, 2009 at 8:54 am
(121) Ken says:

I may be the only guy on this site that has used Prevage (1%)and like Darlene (5/25/07) I also suffer from seasonal allergies and have sensitive skin. My first 2-3 weeks I experienced some redness and itchiness. On the advice of my Dr. I scaled back my frequency of application and in another 2 weeks I was fine putting it on each day or night. It’s been 3 month’s now and I’m noticing a difference in my skin texture and being in my 50′s I’ll take any improvement! Perhaps this is another example of how our FDA rolls over to big business and let’s products get out to consumers without the thorough testing that they used to do!

January 20, 2009 at 11:10 pm
(122) lani says:

I was very excited about using the Prevage Treatment and Eye Cream. Unfortunately,not only are my eyes very puffy as a result but it
almost seems as though my face has aged 10 years forward. I pray that this reverses – I have only used it since January 16th 2 times a day. I freaked out when I looked in the mirror a little while ago, I couldn’t get the product off quick enough – I ran to the computer as soon as I got the stuff off and began reading everyone’s comments. I will go back to my old faithful “Nutrimetics” – it is totally natural and never harmed my skin. What was I thinking?

January 21, 2009 at 12:36 pm
(123) Mary says:

I have such sensitive skin that I break out in a rash even looking at new products. I have a hx of eczema, dermatitis and every allergy under the sun. I have been using prevage for two weeks and find it miraculous.(44 years old) Perhaps I will find a rash in two weeks, but for now I love it.

January 22, 2009 at 11:20 am
(124) Nanette says:

I love this product. I’m 57 years old and purchased Prevatge at the Elizabeth Arden Spa in Ft. Lauderdale after having a facial. I have used a tiny pea size application morning and night for the past three months. The improvement in my skin texture, pores, firmness and overall glow has been dramatic. Even my husband commented on how great my skin looks since I’ve been using this product. I have just added the eye serum to my routine and will probably add the over all body lotion too. This stuff is “liquid gold” and I highly recommend it to all of my friends.

January 29, 2009 at 7:53 pm
(125) Marilyn says:

I have been using Prevage about 2 years now. After the first month my husband said, I don’t know what you are doing, but I want to do it too. I love it. My friends notice a difference in my skin too. Use the eye cream and just started the night. Love them all. Wish the price would come down.

January 30, 2009 at 12:29 am
(126) vivian says:

I am from an aisa country. I only developed rashes 7 days after 1 st use of EA Prevage. So at first I didnt know it s Prevage caused me allergy. So after my rashes and itchiness calmed down, i attempted with a very small amount of Prevage again. unfortunately, same awful skin condition happened. And it was even worse than the first time. My skin was really good before I tried Prevage. It really did a lot of damage to my skin. I just came back from the skin centre. And the patch test confirmed that prevage was the culprit for my skin allergy. I ll never ever use EA products again

February 9, 2009 at 2:09 pm
(127) cheryl says:

I have been a long time user of Lancome & thought it was a great line until I decided to try something different. I tried the Prevage and was instantly impressed with the silky smooth texture.I love the way my skin feels. I used to feel occassional dryness but now after using Prevage for 4 months my skin feels more hydrated& smooth than it ever has. No rash or irritations.I LOVE this product. I am turning 50 in 3 months and always get compliments on my skin.It’s worth every penny!!!

February 15, 2009 at 12:54 am
(128) Liz says:

I have been using Prevage for about 6 months and have had absolutely no problems with it. I love the product and it has made a huge difference to my skin. I have very dry skin and it can be sensitive to some products. Prevage has hydrated my skin and I feel great.

February 15, 2009 at 1:26 pm
(129) Diane says:

For any of you girls that want to sell your unused portions I would be interested.

February 16, 2009 at 2:57 pm
(130) ArdenGal says:

First off, not every single person on the planet is going to react the same to any skincare product. For example, Perscriptives doesn’t do anything for me, but I know a lot of people rave about it, my skin burned after using Lancome’s night cream, so to say, Prevage is a total waste of money is ridiculous. Just say it didn’t work for me. Another thing, I’ve noticed a lot of beauty advisors don’t exactly know how to use the product and therefore tell there clients wrong information. Prevage eye: DONT put it on the lid of your eye, ONLY underneath (the skin will circulate the product throughout the pores). Prevage Face: For both the eye and face products its important that you only use ONE pump for the entire face and neck. and ONE pump for both eyes. Using anything more will result in an allergic reaction to sensitive skin. Now if one has done these things, then yes the product is not for you, but give it a shot, and if you’re worried about how it will react, then give it a test, put a tab of it everyday for a week on the inner side of your elbow, if your skin reacts, DONT put it on your face, otherwise more likely than not, you’ll be safe if it doesn’t react. Try it out, its a great product for me.

February 27, 2009 at 2:32 pm
(131) Yvette says:

I tried a sample of prevage at the airport duty free and for two days now am fighting a rash on my face, total waist of $150. I will stick to Cetaphil!

March 1, 2009 at 9:01 pm
(132) Sheila says:

I have been using Prevage face and eye cream for over a month. There is a marked difference in my skin tone and reduction of fine lines. I love the feel of this product on my skin, as well as the pleasant scent. I use my normal moisturizer over this product in the morning and evening. It is the first product that I have felt was worth the money.

March 3, 2009 at 11:13 am
(133) desertlover says:

Love Prevage!!!I am on my second bottle and hope I never ever run out! It has evened out my skin tone. Leaves it feeling smooth and gives great coverage with a slight brownish tone. I wear it to bed at night and have skipped a few nights when I’ve been too tired. Boy, is it noticible, so I’ve gone right back. Problem – it is way too expensive and when I do run out, I doubt I can afford more. Hope they bring the price down, please, please.

March 5, 2009 at 5:26 pm
(134) Rebecca says:

I used Prevage, a gift from my mother. I loved it but I did notice an itching on my neckline. I just put up with it, after it was gone the itching went away, too. Maybe that area is too delicate to apply it? But, I really loved the product!

March 11, 2009 at 12:33 am
(135) adabel says:

i am about to turn 40 in a few weeks and have used some sort of regimen since age 13. i was sceptical at first especially considering the price, but i have to say that even my daughter commented the other day that my skin and face looked amazing… i am a believer for sure!it is setting the clock back, which is great considering the age milestones im coming upon shortly. Love it and have recommended it without doubts.

March 11, 2009 at 11:10 am
(136) ad.um says:

how ’bout a comment from a dude? i’m 39 and my beautiful younger wife uses EA products [particularly the body lotion]. with her purchase she received some samples of other EA products. being a slightly vain man, i thought i’d give the eye stuff a try. i did the inner arm test for just a day and had put the product on my eyes in the morning. thinking more is better, i put more product on the same evening. in the morning my eyes were puffy/swollen like i had been crying for weeks on end. no rash. no itch. this is good. i’m on day two with no product and my face doesn’t look like it’s melting quite as bad. on the other hand, my girlfriend loves the body lotion… so a positive and a negative review in the same comment.

March 13, 2009 at 8:50 pm
(137) Tari says:

Please use caution when using this product. I had a severe reaction after just one use. I had to go to the doctor, my face and eyes were swollen. My face looked like a bad sunburn. It took over a week before the the red and rash started to go away. Never had a reaction to any products before.

March 23, 2009 at 3:13 pm
(138) doggita says:

Just bought a lot of them from Bloomingdales.. and now wondering whether I should return them before I use them. My skin type is dry but sensitive… should I return them?

Just out of curiosity to ad.um.. who left the comments on march 11th… you have a wife and a girlfriend? if your definition of wife and girlfriend match with mine… that’s not right…

March 24, 2009 at 1:08 am
(139) Rebecca says:

After a week of use I developed a sunburn like reaction which changed to a rash. I was swollen and itchy. I’ve NEVER had a reaction to any product this severe, in fact I don’t remember ever having a reaction to any other product! I wouldn’t waste your money.

March 24, 2009 at 10:04 am
(140) beauty says:


Let’s assume the best of the guy. He probably forgot he married his girlfriend.

I wouldn’t take the product back without trying it first. People seem to love this stuff or have a reaction to it. Just try a little bit.


March 26, 2009 at 2:47 am
(141) Pat says:

I have used Prevage for over 2 years and love it. I started with the .5% and thought I might have a reaction because I have VERY sensitive skin. I started out every other night for 2 weeks and then every day after that. On the third bottle I switched to the MD version and still no bad reaction. Good product for me.

March 26, 2009 at 10:02 pm
(142) Kathryn says:

I have used prevage md for the last three years and I LOVE IT!!! I was trying to save money and purchased a wrinkle product from olay. I finally after three months went and bought the prevage md again. The product is amazing and the results are even better!! If you have sensitive skin maybe its not for you, but I can’t live without the miracle in a bottle!!!

March 29, 2009 at 4:33 am
(143) Beth says:

I have excema and was given Prevage as a Christmas gift. I was told to start using it slowly, once every three days and work my way up. I use it every other day and have done so for about three years. I use very little each time and love the results!

March 30, 2009 at 5:00 pm
(144) desertlover says:

I have used Prevage off and on for several months. I bought mine at Ulta, so don’t know if it’s .5 or 1%. It is fantastic. I LOVE the way my skin looks, feels and radiates. I can’t believe so many ladies developed a rash. I wish I could buy up all of your unused Prevage. It is sooo expensive. That’s why I say I’ve used it off and on. Wish it was affordable for the every day woman. I’m in my 50′s.

April 2, 2009 at 11:29 pm
(145) Treesa says:

I was told that it causes allergic reactions in a few people but I was able to test it first with an esthetician and had no reaction. I have been using the product for two weeks and my skin is better than it’s been in years. I am not breaking out and my pores are less noticable. I was told it heals skin at a cellular level with anti-oxidants and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Just test a sample on the inside of your arm first.

April 3, 2009 at 10:01 am
(146) Rhonnie says:

thanks everyone for posting your comments. so thankful I found this site. Was resarching where to buy Prevage. I just saw a program on pay tv that endorsed this product and was so excited. (Professor Regan’s Beauty Parlour). She is a well respected medical expert. The research showed that it was very effective in her experiment. I have very sensitive skin. the rash you talk about happens to me from many products. I am narrowing it down to those that include parabens. I think it best I just stay away from Prevage. I will stick to a wonderful natural product made in Western Australia called Carolines Cream – made especially for those with excema and sensitve skin. You lucky girls that can handle the product. Thx again for all the info.

April 7, 2009 at 1:35 am
(147) najlaa says:

i realy cant belive that this prodact will work for me because i had some black spot,sundamage i try lyser but it is not working,when i try brivage for only two month i can see a big diferent,it is geting clear,i look more young even my freind they notice the diference,i will recomend this cream to all my freind,so a big thanks to privage.

April 9, 2009 at 2:08 pm
(148) Cindy says:

I have been using Prevage for approx. a week – put on morning and night under my normal moisturizer and have definately noticed an improvement in my skin all round. I’m very happy with it.

April 15, 2009 at 2:22 pm
(149) How to Get Six Pack Fast says:

Hey, cool tips. I’ll buy a bottle of beer to the man from that chat who told me to go to your site :)

April 17, 2009 at 4:16 pm
(150) Casey says:

I love this product (so far). I am using a sample with gift w/ purchase. I put it on at night only. I have very fair, dry, acne-prone skin. I have to be careful about EVERYTHING I put on my face. This product has reduced the puffiness and lines in two weeks time. I wonder if I’m going to break out soon but seems to be an extreme here, works or really doesn’t work.

April 17, 2009 at 7:17 pm
(151) Kimberly says:

Prevage is not to be taken lightly. I’m sorry you had such a crappy experience with it, but if you had bought it in a department store the ladies at the counter, hopefully, would have told you how it should be used. YOU NEED TO TEST PREVAGE ON A SMALL SPOT ON YOUR FACE FIRST. EVEN PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN HAVE REACTIONS TO IT because of the idebenone. And if you have no reaction it is still recommended that you slowly introduce your skin to it. Some people just can’t use it. And even if you can, many people break out very badly the first few weeks of use. So before using Prevage be sure to speak with a professional about it, preferably someone not at the Elizabeth Arden counter, but somewhere like Shopper Drug Mart where they deal with multiple products. And if your face had such a bad reaction, I’m not surprised it didn’t work on your arms. Prevage is actually a great product, for those of use who are fortunate enough to be able to use it.

April 18, 2009 at 10:12 pm
(152) Gee says:

Most of these comments do not distinguish between the eye cream and the face cream. I am thinking of purchasing the eye cream for dark circles as it was recommended to me. The woman in the department store said a sunscreen should be used in conjuction with the face cream. Could this be the reason so many people are breaking out in a rash? I would like to hear specific comments about the Prevage EYE cream from anyone who has used it. Thanks

April 21, 2009 at 9:26 pm
(153) Leslie Holley says:

I think I know what the problem is with people who break out due to this product. In Style put out a book called Getting Gorgeous and this product was mentioned and tauted for excellent results. It contains Idebenone, a newly discovered super-antioxidant which was originally used to treat Alzheimer’s. Studies have shown it to be more effective than Vitamin C, Co-enzyme Q10, Kinetin, and alpha-lipoic acid. I believe it is the only over-the-counter product that contains it. This is probably causing the reactions as it appears to be pretty strong and just think what a little pure retinol can do to some people. I haven’t used it yet but am going to try it. I don’t have sensitive skin so hopefully I won’t have any problems. Hope this helps.

April 22, 2009 at 3:09 am
(154) Jane Goody says:

After reading the article, I feel that I need more info. Could you suggest some resources ?

April 29, 2009 at 10:11 am
(155) Marja says:

I am 56 years old now. Have been taking really good care of my skin since my 18th. Used a lot of high end products over the years, such as la Prairie skincare routines. Lately, I noticed that this didn’t do anything for my skin anymore. So, tried the EA Prevage. And it really makes a diff. More glow, less duller skin, less wrinkles. Even the deeper wrinkles from nose downwards, appear to become less. I do take good care in using a moisturizer with sunscreen on top of the serum. Now I am wondering, is it maybe even better to buy the 1% instead of the EA ? If so, where can I buy this. I live in the Netherlands by the way. So am depending, in this case, probably on online buying possibilities. Thnx for your advice !

May 1, 2009 at 9:57 pm
(156) Kathy says:

I used Prevage two nights ago and now my face is red, itchy, and spotted. It looks and feels horrible! My skin is pretty sensitive in general. I wish I had looked online and seen all of the posts regarding allergic reactions to Prevage. I could have patch tested before I applied it to my face. This stuff is going into the garbage can. The only compensation is that I didn’t pay for it, as it was given to me by my friend who works in a Dermi-Spa. I will let her know what this product did to my skin. If your skin is sensitive, BEWARE!

May 17, 2009 at 6:44 am
(157) Susan says:

I have been using Prevage for eyes for well over a year. I have never had an allergic reaction. I think the product works great. I ran out a month ago I can tell that the skin under my eyes is looking as good. I will purchase it again!

May 18, 2009 at 10:13 pm
(158) Tami says:

I just started using Prevage MD and after only one week…I Love It! I have already noticed a difference. I took before pictures. I dated the can, now just waiting to see if it lasts as long as they say it will. Expecting to find flaws. None yet.

June 5, 2009 at 1:25 pm
(159) S says:

About twice a year I go to a spa for a full body skin treatment. When I come out of the spa, my skin is so soft and smooth – but it doesn’t last for long :(

When I saw an ad for Prevage, I thought I might give it a try. So I bought some (at Nordstroms)and I tested first to make sure I had no allergic reaction. I did not.

After just one week of using the product my skin felt and looked just like I’d come out of the spa treatment. So — I love this stuff, and will certainly continue to use it.

June 18, 2009 at 3:09 pm
(160) BW says:

LOVE IT. I should totally document the changes occurring cuz I can tell the difference already. I have fair, freckley, pale, kinda sensitive and acne prone skin. I have big pores and I have a lot of sun damage from being a beach baby. No rashes have developed at all. Just tighter pores, glowing firmer skin and I think I can already see a diminished look in my frown lines

June 18, 2009 at 3:14 pm
(161) BW says:

Oh and btw, I use the Elizabeth Arden Prevage Face treatment which I believe is the .5% version. I don’t use the prevage eye because I do have a very delicate eye area and I think it maybe irritated me but also i was putting it too close to the eyeball area I realized. I might try it again but just putting it on the ocular bone like the E. Arden ladies suggest. But yeah, the face treatment is WICKED AWESOME and my pores are looking amazing.

June 28, 2009 at 2:02 am
(162) Lucy says:

I broke out in red rash all over my face from the elizabeth arden prevage. My face is swollen with red bumps all over and extremely itchy. I would never advise this product to anyone

June 30, 2009 at 11:30 am
(163) Plenty cosas says:

I sell Prevage MD online and out of 4000+ bottles sold, only two people have reported reactions to product. My wife tried it and loved it. From the research I have doon, it seems more people react to the brown (.5%) prevage compared to the yellow (1%).

June 30, 2009 at 5:19 pm
(164) Kathleen Romero says:

I had a makeover and prevage was used. I had an allergic reaction to it. Red sore itchy eye lids and the side of my eye hurts. I have never been allergic to anything before.

July 3, 2009 at 7:03 am
(165) amanda says:

after using prevage for the first time, I can hardly see now; my hole face is totally swollen;
is there somebody who can me to get rid of this? thanks.

July 21, 2009 at 12:05 am
(166) WM says:

I did a patch test and there was no reaction. I then used the prevage and my face is swollen, red and itchy. I have been taking benadryl all day and it doesn’t seem to be helping. How long has it taken some of you to see this allergy disappear? My eyes are practically swollen shut. I used the yellow and the smallest amount for fear of an allergy. Now worried I may need to go to the ER?

July 22, 2009 at 10:35 pm
(167) Kathleen says:

I got a makeover and I got a instant bad reaction to prevage. I do not recommend it.

July 26, 2009 at 11:19 am
(168) Rae Switzer says:

I have been using this product for 3 years, with out any bad results, but then I also know how to slowly apply small amounts of any skin care product before going full board.
The Prevage is one product I swear by and offer skin care advice for all my customs to use. I have an article that will talk about the Prevage since I am the Examiner Anti-Aging Skin Care Column Writer, perhaps the women here would like to read.

All skin care products should be used only according to the label and manufacturing companies directions always. Never used in conjuntion of another new skin care product or a the same time as Retinols.

July 27, 2009 at 8:13 pm
(169) Jane says:

I tried both the Prevage (from derm office) and Prevage Eye. The facial Prevage gave me a horrible breakout- skin itchy, irritable, almost cyst-like breakout. One salesperson at a cosmetics counter told me it was the skin ‘getting used to it.’lol. I stopped using it and it took 2 weeks but my skin went back to normal. I went back to skinceuticals C with Ferulic, which works just fine.
Prevage Eye? I actually went thru an entire tube of it.. then noticed how dry and wrinkly my eye area looked- UGH. I think it was causing inflammation that actually made me look older. I discontinued it and switched to another product.. the problem went away. I think the prob is this is a new substance- not found in other skincare- so how would a person know if they are going to react to it before they try it? And it does seem to be quite allergenic to a lot of people, not to mention the high price.

August 4, 2009 at 8:14 pm
(170) Diane says:

I have used both the face and eye treatments with absolutely no problems. I have extremely sensitive skin. I break out with the fruit acids moisturizers. I love these products. I don’t know what I would look like if I didn’t use them, but don’t want to find out!

August 5, 2009 at 3:47 pm
(171) Kathy says:

I have used Prevage night cream and eye cream for 2 years and I am amazed at results, my skin is noticibly better toned and it’s been commented on a lot. I’m in the process however of researching face cream ingredients ref levels of liquid petroleum as bulking so this would discourage further use do to the cost, if I could find another cheaper more natural product

August 24, 2009 at 5:20 am
(172) Ines says:

Blisters – after about 2 weeks of usage. I stopped for a couple days, tried again but the rash reoccured. Unfortunately, the product (Arden) is too expensive – I would recommend to stay away from it.

August 25, 2009 at 11:54 am
(173) Anna says:

This is a total waste of money. It made my face blotchy, swell and itch for 3+ days! Horrible product

August 28, 2009 at 12:44 pm
(174) Ann says:

I love this stuff. I use the MD 1% version. Saw results immediately, especially with tone & texture. I’m 57. Use it twice daily in conjunction with Skinceuticals C as well as retinols about every other day and have no problems at all.

September 11, 2009 at 12:13 pm
(175) Donnalee says:

I’ve been using Prevage for over 3 years and love the results. I am 56. 5 months ago I gradually began having whelps all over my neck that itched like crazy. I had one large crusty patch on my left temple. I want to my dermatologist and he diagnosed it as contact dermatitis. We went over the usual: doing or eating anything different. I received a Kenalog injection and steroid cream and was fine. I stopped using Prevage for a week and no more eruptions, but that could have been do to all the steroids. I DID NOT WANT TO BE ALLERGIC TO PREVAGE. Over the next few months I used Prevage sparingly but continued with the whelps….now it progressed to bilstery red itchy areas all around my hair line and forehead…….more steroids. Finally, about 3 weeks ago, I began getting more breakouts on my forehead and neck, but began feeling a tingling feeling in my lips and got little pink dots around my lips…NO SWELLING……WHAT WAS FRIGHTENING WAS MY THROAT BEGAN TIGHTENING AND I HAD TO CALL 911 AND RECEIVED IV BENADRY. I do want to say, I never had issues with my eyes or cheeks. I had what was considered chest pressure with warmth and did not connect the use of Prevage. I am healthy with no heart history with negative risk factors. There was no problems with my heart. I had another reaction and was in the hospital for 2 days of testing. They were afraid of heart issues and did more intense testing. My heart is just fine! I did not want to be allergic to it because it works so well! I figured since I had used this product for years it was safe. I am going for three days of allergy testing. I will definitely find out if I am indeed allergic to Prevage……….Could anyone please share with me if they had any dangerous side effects such as throat tightening? I have never been allergic to anything is my life. I am a nurse practitioner who consults in healthcare education including anti-aging. Please help!

September 24, 2009 at 9:47 am
(176) jennifer says:

I am currently having a reaction to Allergan, Prevage MD. It didn’t show up immediately after application but has been worsening the days since. My whole face is puffy, red, and blistering with small itchy, stingy, bumps all over my face. It seemed to burn my whole face–my lip line has small blisters on it as well. I am soooo grateful I did not put this on my eye lids or brow area. I called the help line and am returning the bottle to my dermatologist for a full refund. Be cautious when using this product and test an area first–and then EASE into use. I used this product twice before without reaction so I applied on my whole face thinking I was fine with it. Obviously, that was not the case. Ugghhh!

September 29, 2009 at 2:24 pm
(177) Sarah says:

I was recommended to purchase and use Prevage MD to by my dermatologist. I have very sensitive skin (which they knew) and am allergic to Sulfa (which they knew). The nurse tried some on the top of my hand. The first time I used a pea sized amount of this on my face/neck I immediately had a beet red face and very bad burning sensation. I washed it off several times. I went to an after hours clinic and was told I had an acute rash and was given a shot and Medrol Dose Pack. The clinic doctor told me he was glad I came in as it could have gone systemic. It is 5 days after this pea sized amount was on my face and neck and my face is still burning. I was not given the Prevage MD pamphlet although I took one when I went back to the dermatologist’s office. I do not know why I was not told to test it on a small area especially because I have such sensitive skin and am allergic to sulfa. The complex packaging that it came in I could not read the writing on the plastic case as it is in either gray or white letters even with my glasses on. Please this may be a wonderful product but DO NOT USE ON YOUR WHOLE FACE before testing it on one small area.

October 3, 2009 at 7:46 pm
(178) Jerry says:

Some girl at Macys told me it would reduce the redness I have for a scar on my neck. At $155, I am naturally skeptical and based on the comments here about irritation, it seems my skepticism is probably warranted and haven’t bought it.

October 4, 2009 at 7:02 am
(179) Sarah says:

I went to my dermatologist because I have very very sensitive skin and wanted her to recommend something that I could use on my face for a moisturizer. I TOLD HER that I was allergic to penicillin and sulfa and also wrote it down. They recommended Prevage M.D. All I was told was to use a pea sized portion on my face and neck (1 pea sized portion) every other day for the first 2 weeks. Immediately after I put one pea sized portion on my face and neck my whole face turned beet red. For nine days my face burned and felt like it was on fire. When I called her at home she blew me off and told me to take a Benadryl and cortisone cream. I had to go to a clinic who diagnosed me with an “Acute rash”. He said that if I had not come in this rash could have gome systemic. I had to have 2 shots of steroid, I am on on steroid pills, I am on a morning anti histamine and on a nightly anti histamine. Nine days after this terrible ordeal my face has stopped burning but now because of the steroid pills is all puffy. I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT THIS IS HAPPENING. I WENT TO A DERMATOLOGIST. WHAT DID SHE NOT UNDERSTAND I HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN AND I AM ALLERGIC TO SULFA. I went online and the above were two things that should have told the physician not to recommend this to me.

October 11, 2009 at 11:05 pm
(180) Sherri says:

I worked for Elizabeth Arden years ago and fell in love with their skincare. They offered products that were miraculous for me. I have very oily skin and was prone to break outs and redness. One thing I liked about the company was that they didn’t advertise as much as others did and spent more time researching and developing their products and often patented their ingredients. Anyhoo being a long time skin care enthusiast, Prevage has been another one of their products I am extremely happy with. I turn 50 the end of this year and most people think that I am 35 and I just love that. I do not come from the perfect gene pool of youth as both my sis and mom look older than they should for their age and both do not use a quality skin care defense system, so for me the proof is in the product! I currently work as a makeup artist for a leading cosmetics company in the industry and see all kinds of skin. One thing I can say is that great make up starts with great skin. The clients I encounter using topical solutions from their dermatologists have some of the worst skin I’ve seen. They usually are red, ruddy, dried out and sensitive. Makes me wonder what their skin was like before using such products that these results are an improvement. Also with prescribed type of products, it you do experience any adverse reactions you’re stuck with it as well as the expense whereas over the counter cosmeceuticals (which at one time were pharmaceuticals) can be returned with a 21 day or so trial (depends on store) so you have nothing to lose financially. Granted, people using high quality skin care for the first time will experience some sensitivity to a new product do to the skin making adjustments to your new treatment and it is common to become somewhat worse before better. This is normal. So hang in there with whatever you’re trying and give it a fair chance before throwing in the towel. Styles and trends come and go but your face is with you always so be persistent and put your best face forward :) .

October 14, 2009 at 6:52 am
(181) Sarah says:

I am very upset that my dermatologist recommended this for me even though she knew that I already had just about every thing that the company stated in their brochure (that I was not given or told about) that could very possibly cause adverse side effects. The reason I was there in the first place was because of my sensitive skin, many many allergies, unable to use most cosmetics and facial creams. WHAT WAS SHE THINKING. One small pea sized portion over my face and neck caused an immediate burning on my face. My whole face burned for weeks. My dermatologist told me “Well I am allergic to Sulfa and I have no problems with using Prevage M.D.” I could not believe that she did this. It is 3 weeks out and I am just starting to get better after 2 cortisone shots, dose pak and 2 weeks on Prednisone pills. Numerous dermatologist appointments, one emergency clinic appt where the doctor told me that this could have gone systemic (I called the dermatologist telling her I was having an allergic reaction and she told me “Take a Benadryl and use cortisone cream you will be fine” WELL I WAS NOT FINE. Thank goodness the after hours clinic doctor was intelligent enough to prescribe an immediate shot and dose pak. Now I have to go to another dermatologist to see if this has caused any lasting damage. I AM VERY VERY ANGRY!

October 14, 2009 at 12:48 pm
(182) sherry says:

Prevage is wonderful! I started using it on my neck after I lost a lot of weight and had no reactions. About 4 months after using it consistently I realized how great my neck looked. Skin was smoother, more taut, and no wrinkles! Now I wear my hair up and necklacs all the time!

October 16, 2009 at 2:24 pm
(183) Brenda says:

Used x 2. Slight itchiness with first application. After 2nd application, moderately severe swelling under eye and whole cheek area bilaterally. 4 days post-use and I still have swelling. Am taking antihistamines around the clock and applying ice packs throughout the day. Allergies to Prevage are COMMON! Would never use again! There are better products with less potential to cause major problems like swelling, redness, itching, etc.

October 16, 2009 at 2:29 pm
(184) Brenda says:

Can certainly empathize with Sarah. This stuff is the pits. I have never had any type of reaction like this. I will never use this product again and will warn others not to use it.

October 21, 2009 at 1:44 pm
(185) Theresa says:

I also used Pervage for several months before I had a severe alergic reaction. I also got tightening of the throat, welts under the eyes and blisters all over my face. I’ve never had any reactions to any creams. Very expenseive cream for me to purchase. Has anyone gotten compensation. I’d take a gift certificate for the value for any other Elizabeth Arden products.

October 23, 2009 at 11:44 pm
(186) Hope says:

If I had come to this website before trying Prevage, I never would have! However, I received a few samples of Prevage in Bloomingdales, used them without any skin tests, and really noticed that my skin looked better than usual without any negative side effects. I am in my mid-50′s and very fortunate to have outstanding skin to begin with. I also received samples of the Prevage undereye treatment which I was not as impressed with, since I found it to be a bit dry. Strivectin eye with the Prevage day and Peter Thomas Roth Sheer All Day Moisture Defense Lotion (SPF 30) on top worked very well for me. Prevage night cream is good too but was a little heavy. However, my skin felt very soft and smooth in the morning. I’m surprised to read about the reactions that everyone is having because my skin is usually very sensitive. Bloomingdales will allow you to return the product if you have a reaction to it. If you don’t have acne, I definitely think it is worth a try.

November 3, 2009 at 12:59 pm
(187) Sheron Mitchell says:

I used Prevage and it was a great product. I used it for about 6 months. People started to notice before I did. I had comments of how pretty my skin was and how young I looked. I had no problem whatsoever. I loved it.

November 13, 2009 at 3:30 pm
(188) barbarane says:

Have used Prevage and prevage for eyes since they came out with no problems at all. And I really do have a sensitive skin. About once a year I use MD Prevage (applied once a day), again with no side effects. So, I am a happy customer and cannot understand how all these people get rashes.

November 26, 2009 at 2:35 pm
(189) Donna says:

I received a sample of prevage . My skin became so clear
that I could go entirely without makeup. I have now been using Prevage face for years. It is fabulous! I never ever had a rash. However I did have a big problem with my eyes -severe dryness- only because I was using too much Prevage eye and it got into my eyes.
I do not use Prevage at night only in the daytime or I use the Prevage night cream.

December 16, 2009 at 2:44 pm
(190) Jennifer says:

I have been using Prevage for about 3 years. I think it’s fabulous… I was having some skin issues and it helped resolve them. I kept getting weird acne/rash and once I started using it… it cleared up. My skin tone is better and the pores are smaller. I think it is worth the money. One bottle lasts about six months for me, so that is not too bad cost wise either.

December 22, 2009 at 2:31 pm
(191) Jeanie says:

I am wondering if the rash I just experienced is due to other vitamins I am using–CoQ10, Vitamin D, or statins for high cholestrol. I have used Prevage before without problems and was shocked to wake with rash and swollen eyelids, even though the product was not close to my eyes. After four days of no vitamins, I still have a rash and swollen eyes in the morning, but the itchiness is not so bad. My skin feels like sandpaper even with moisturizer. I feel there must be some body chemistry change that would casue such a severe change from what I experienced before.

December 30, 2009 at 5:40 pm
(192) Rebecca says:

I have been using the Prevage serum, and night cream, and approx 3 months after starting, I began to get comments about how my skin looked. I have had no reactions with this range. I definitely recommend it, but yes if you have sensitive skin, maybe its not for you…Sensitive skin…you stick to skincare specifically for that skin type!! Antiaging creams are generally too strong for you!!

January 5, 2010 at 11:23 am
(193) Heather says:

I just tried a sample of this product from Sephora. It is amazing!! I cannot stop looking in the mirror because the results are fantastic! I’m 25 and have started to develop fine lines on my face. This product has literally made them disappear!! Highly recommended!

January 9, 2010 at 10:57 pm
(194) Kim says:

I have used Prevage for over eight months. I first used the Anti-Aging for the face, and then began using Prevage Eye. Added the new Prevage Day Moisterizer w/ SPF 30. I love how hydrated and smooth my skin is. My freckles and sunspots have faded. The deep creases on my forehead and between brows are definitely less noticeable. It definitlely helped make the crows feet disappear. When I first tried it I was told to do a test patch because some people have sensitivity to it. (I bought it at an Elizabeth Arden counter.) I was also told it would make my skin look more rested. I sometimes have insomnia, so this intrigued me. I believe it really does help me from looking tired when suffering from lack of sleep. I use a different night cream, and use an eye cream with SPF 15 during the day (use Prevage Eye at night) As you can tell, I am extemely happy with the results!

February 1, 2010 at 10:06 pm
(195) Audrey says:

I sampled Prevage while searching for a foundation. The wonderful cosmetic counter manager helping me used it when I complained of having a problem with large pores that all foundation seemed to exaggerate. I could not believe how flawless and toned it instantly made my skin appear. I am not swayed by fancy bottles, beautiful makeup models, sales tactics or flattery. I am usually the customer from hell, given my cynicism and practical mind but for the first time ever, I was blown away by a cosmetic product that did what the sales person said it would do (at least the initial improvement of the appearance of my skin) and thought it worth the price. (I usually won’t spend a dime of most stuff I sample, no matter what the hype.)

I have not used it long enough to determine its long-term affects, if any, and the sales person did say she developed a rash after using it for a few months. But I am willing to give it a go – if it does what the marketing says it does, I’ll look 40 again!

February 5, 2010 at 3:50 pm
(196) Blue says:

I have been using Prevage Night Cream for over a month now and have been happy with it. No rash or allergic reaction. I plan to continue using it. I am 53 and have always taken good care of my skin. I have been very happy with Prevage Night Cream so far.

February 8, 2010 at 11:34 am
(197) KEW says:

I used prevage when it first came out in the 1% form. For the first few weeks I have to say my skin glowed and I suddenly was getting compliments on my skin. Then suddenly I developed a weird rash and had to discontinue use. I waited a few months and tried it one more time and this time my face swelled and burned …I threw it out.

I loved the way my skin looked before the reaction and wonder if the smaller dosage would be better but I’m afraid to try it.

February 8, 2010 at 3:50 pm
(198) veevee says:

they gave me a sample of prevage in a little container. It’s supposed to come out of an air tight sealed container. But at least I was able to try it for 7 days (she gave me 10 pumps) before purchasing… I read the allergic reviews and was a little worried so I did it this way. I’m going to go back and ask for an eye sample too!

February 10, 2010 at 1:05 pm
(199) Barb says:

I recently tried Prevage Face. It was told to me that it has an ester Idebenone now that is gentler for people who have sensitivity. I have to tell you that I love it! I had absolutely no reaction. I get reactions from just about everything I’ve tried. I do use only the recommended amount and only twice a day. I think anyone who has experienced problems in the past will be surprised by this new formulation.

February 12, 2010 at 8:02 am
(200) Arinazima says:

Please, help me!


Today i bought cream in the Dousglas shop in the Netherlands, This cream was Prevage eye anti-aging moisturizing treatment 15 ml.
Coming home i got doubts that this cream could be a very old one. For this i give you the informtion on the barcode:
0 85805 06154 8
With the information can you inform me wether i got an old version of the cream or a good one?

Thanks in advance for a quick answer to my question.

Best regards

February 20, 2010 at 2:05 pm
(201) Marie says:

I purchased Prevage last October, and after testing it on my arm for a few days, felt it was safe to use on my face. To my horror, after the first use, following directions to the letter, I woke with an ichy, rash that covered my entire face! The rash was tiny red, weepy bumps that made it impossible to go to work that week; it was that horrible looking. My doctor said she had heard a few complaints about Prevage, with similar weepy, rash like results. I would strong discourage anyone from using this product; it’s not worth the disfiguring rash that might develope.

Sadly, the clerk at the Arden counter (Dillards) insisted the rash must have been from something else, as she “never had any complains”, though she begrudgingly gave me a refund on the $155.

February 22, 2010 at 3:52 pm
(202) Aileen says:

Hi, Arinazima I bought prevage eye anti-aging m oisturizing product 2 days ago. the barcode reads PRVN60012 0 85805 06154 8 9FB1. Hope this is useful for you. I purchased this in Elizabeth Arden counter, Debenhams Aberdeen

March 1, 2010 at 3:13 pm
(203) Lucy says:

I love this product. I have very sensitive and acne prone skin – everything either give me a rash or clogs my pores or BOTH! I use .1 % prescription Retin A also. I’ve used products with Vitamin C and all give me a rash after a few days. I alternate between the Retin A and Prevage at night, and use Prevage every morning. I LOVE PREVAGE! My skin looks amazing – no acne, no more fine lines – it looks clear, smooth, even-toned, supple – like a magazine ad! I’ve used much costly products, including La Mer and Revive, this is half the cost and actually works! I highly recommend it. Like everything, I’m sure it’s not for everyone – but give it a try – get a few samples and try it before you buy it – I did!

March 9, 2010 at 4:56 pm
(204) Allison says:

After doing a patch test for several days I decided it was safe to Prevage on my face. BIg mistake.I woke up this morning to a rash on the bridge of my nose and a puffy red eyelid. I’ve been scratching my face and chin/neck all day in meetings and my boss has asked me to leave the building. Prevage, you’re going to get me fired! It’s 2010 and you’ve had years to fix this product. Get it togeter, Prevage!

March 16, 2010 at 9:07 pm
(205) Eva says:

I have dry and very sensitive skin, had been using prevage (the one of Elizabeth Arden) for about three weeks and I do really love it!!! Im using the serum, the day moisturizer and the night cream, it really works for me…

March 25, 2010 at 6:55 pm
(206) susan says:

I tried Prevage 3 months ago and during that time had a very itchy rash and swollen face resulting in severe excema days later . 2 doctors and a $880 allergy test later – we concluded either stress or a moisturizer as the culprit. Assuming it was stress, I just used Prevage again this a.m. for the first time since – had to leave work with a severely itchy and swollen face – left eye shut! If you are the 1 in 1000 who suffers an allergy as i suppose i am, it is not fun!

March 28, 2010 at 3:11 pm
(207) Michele says:

I began using Prevage and loved it. For about 18 months, my skin looked better than it did even when I was younger. But after about 18 months of use, I developed the same reaction that the other posters have mentioned, and had to quit using it. I now notice that they have a new line of Prevage–Prevage face, Prevage moisturizer, Prevage brightening…I sort of think they have broken down everything in the original formula, and put it in separate products. Perhaps that’s best. I have just started using Prevage Face and have had no adverse reaction. But, initially, it doesn’t show the superb results that the original formula had. Arden’s web site has a promotion on right now where you can get samples of the new Prevage products with purchase of a product.

April 4, 2010 at 6:08 pm
(208) Ryan says:

I work for Elizabeth Arden, and often recommend Prevage to clients. While it is not for everyone, one must look at this in very simple terms. If somebody has a reaction (which is infinitely more rare than angry bloggers who are allergic to Idebenone), I simply put it in perspective: ”

If I brought 300 people into the salon today and gave everyone a piece of chocolate, one could have a reaction. Does that mean we take chocolate off the market or make angry blogs about it”

April 22, 2010 at 3:52 pm
(209) bernadette says:

You all are a bunch of hypocondriacts. Idebenone, the main active ingrediant in Prevage, is the only ingrediant other than Retin A that has medical research and is documented in the dermatology medical handbook (A REAL MEDICAL JOURNAL) to be effective as a treatment for lines, wrinkles, age spots and all the other bad things that happen to our skin with age. IT also prevents future aging by protecting your skin, more than any other product, from free radicals. As with any ingrediant that is highly active thier could be an adverse reaction, fortunately you are more likely to have a bad reaction to a peanut than you are with this product. I have used prevage for 5 years, I was thirty when I started the product you can do the math, and I have not aged a day since, in fact I had a line that creaped up on me when I was in my late 20′s and I have not seen it since I finished the first bottle. The first bottle of prevage I used I did notice a little redness, a few little bumps, and alittle bit of dryness, but once that cleared up so did alot of other things. I also get tons and tons of complements on my skin. All I’m sayin is it’s worth a shot to try this product even with the chance of an alergic reaction. Your skin will clear up eventually from a allergic reaction. Your wrinkles will not unless you do something about them, and other than surgery this is one of if not the best product you use for them.

May 6, 2010 at 4:52 am
(210) Freda says:

I have asian skin and am 35 years old this year. I got my first bottle about 33 and i suffered the initial reactions described above. So I left it aside for more than a year. Mid of last year, I started a ‘programme’ to use all the beauty products that i bot, and decided to use the Prevage on my hands. Of course, I couldn’t resist patting a little on my face after a while to see if it would still react badly. It didn’t and in fact, I saw good results–smaller pores, less black heads, even skin tone. I’m not sure if it’s because my skin has changed during this time or the product has lost its effectiveness due to sitting around for 2 years. But I have gone and bot another tube, so let’s see.

May 21, 2010 at 11:54 am


May 23, 2010 at 10:05 am
(212) John Kennedy says:

My wife received a free sample of Prevage and put a few dabs on her face last night. It is now 10:00am and we are going to the hospital. This is a dangerous product and should not be on the market.

This free sample will cost us a thousand dollars at the emergency room and killed our weekend.


June 1, 2010 at 3:31 pm
(213) Angela Shurmur says:

I also got the delayed skin reaction after using product for several weeks. I get burning, red blotches and swelling around my eyes. I have tried stopping for a week and resuming, but the same thing happens. I am trying to contact Elizabeth Arden about some kind of credit as I bought mine in Vancouver during the Olympics.

June 4, 2010 at 12:42 am
(214) Sheila Delahunt says:

I have just this week purchased Elizabeth Arden Prevage and other products from this range I had been using Clarins and my skin was great but I was given a voucher and decided to make a change.. disaster struck the very day I used them.. burnt around my eyes and face and neck and it hasn’t cleared up and is very painful I was reinbused for the products and bought clarins immediately I was horrified when the rep sent an invitation to come in and be shown how to use them, I am no idiot I am 30 years older than the rep.. What a cheek…. Sheila Delahunt.. Ballarat Australia.

June 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm
(215) nygirl says:

I stopped and started a couple of times with this product to make sure I wasn’t reacting to something else. It was definitely Prevage that made me break out in hives. Takes days to go away even after stopping.

June 15, 2010 at 4:07 am
(216) Yomps says:

I’ve been using Prevage for 6 months and it’s amazing. Everyone has been commenting on how great I look including my partner who normally never says a word about anything to do with appearance…I definitely look younger…skin is way smoother, no wrinkles (not bad for a 40 year old), and age spots have almost disappeared. I can’t recommend more strongly…

July 1, 2010 at 8:03 pm
(217) Cris says:

I have used Prevage Face Serum, Eye Cream and Night Cream for approximately 1,5 years and I have never had any reactions to any of the products in the Prevage line. I used to have serious stains in my face from the sun and fine lines around my eyes. After a couple of months of using Prevage, 80% of the sun spots were gone and the fine lines around my eyes were hardly noticeable. Today my skin looks fresh, glowing and younger thanks to Prevage. Friends have noticed the difference and want to try whatever it is I’m using. I strongly recommend Prevage!

August 4, 2010 at 2:33 pm
(218) Anne says:

I tried Prevage for two months … no allergic reaction but I was underwhelmed by the results especially when factoring in the high price. I do see positive results with Dr. Brandt.

August 26, 2010 at 12:35 am
(219) Sun says:

I love it!

August 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm
(220) Mollie Graham says:

Never in all the creams have I used that I have broken out in such a rash .Total waste of money , I want my money back . Have to go to Dr . to get my face cleared up

September 17, 2010 at 8:02 am
(221) Glenda says:

Without a doubt the best skin care product I have ever used. I have fine, sensitive, skin and have never had a problem with rashes, hives, or the myriad other issues experienced by some users. I have never been comfortable going without makeup until now. My skin looks amazing.

September 17, 2010 at 11:42 pm
(222) Lisa says:

People should not go off half cocked about these things, if they bought from a reputible stockist they would have spoken to a consultant who would have explained how to use this product. i work in a pharmacy and we stock this product and have fantastic consultants. I have been using it for about 4 months and my skin is fabulous. couldnt rave more about it.

October 9, 2010 at 1:59 am
(223) sue says:

Prevage and prevage md are not the exact same. First the lower amount of idebenone in the department store type can be less irritating. Second there is a test patch recommended for a reason. It is a powerful albeit effective product. third there is a new formulation available in the department store that is not available at the doctors that is less irritating. It has the active ingredient attached to a fatty ester that makes it less irritating. It also has newer anti oxidants added to the formula that make it more effective.

November 2, 2010 at 10:53 pm
(224) distressed daughter says:

After spending the last half hour reading comments my heart rate is pumping. (not in a good way). My mother was given Prevage as a gift from my sister, We both brought it together at the pharmacy on waiheke, new zealand. We have diferent laws about product info on products here i think. Both my sister and I with good eyesight could not read the bottle nor the consultant but assured it was a fantastic product, does this does that etc etc. Great none of the family suffer allegens. sweet. Plus its a trusted brand. She now can’t open her eyes and her whole face is red and swollen and told us “I can’t let the grandchildren see me like this”. We are hoping it goes away in next two days according to the doctor. She is more distraught for the lovely brides and grooms out there who are getting ready for the big day. Imagine waking up on your wedding day with this! I am going to do everything I can to get big red warnings on this product for nz consumers.

November 8, 2010 at 11:21 am
(225) ibs says:

I am a skin care fanatic, and I did not like Prevage at all. It immediately gave me a rash, and I am not usually sensitive. My skin-care consultant at Normstroms’s recommended it, but I had to take it back. She said a lot of people have returned it.
Save your money and get something with retinoids. Even the drugstore brands are better than the expensive and, to me, worthless, Prevage. I grade this one a D-.

November 10, 2010 at 2:11 pm
(226) angie says:

I also get the red blotches, my skin burns and I get really puffy. It’s a bummer since I paid $200 for it in Vancouver while at the winter olympics, so I can’t even return it.

December 9, 2010 at 1:24 pm
(227) Sarah says:

I had left a comment about the terrible allergic reaction after I used one pea sized portion exactly how my dermatologist told me to. I want to update you that it is 14 months out and just now is my face getting somewhat back to normal. Please Please skin test it (they tested it on the top of my hand-they are the dermatologists). I still have problems with a rash over my cheeks and nose when I go out in the sun. It has been a terrible, painful, expensive learning experience. I used Prevage M.D. which you can only get from a doctors office.

December 14, 2010 at 10:05 pm
(228) Revlon.co says:

This product should have more warnings!! poor girls!
Dont throw it away refund it and with that money you can buy something to fix your reavctions!!

December 22, 2010 at 7:40 pm
(229) Catherine says:

It says CLEARLY in the instructions that you should try a small amount on your inner arm for at least three days before even considering putting it on your face. READ the labels, ASK a beauty advisor, USE your brain and test it on another part of your body other than your face. Any Elizabeth Arden representative would tell you to test it first. They offer samples to take home and test before you even buy the full sized bottle, but most women just want to buy it and want to buy it now. Regardless of what the consultant advises.

December 27, 2010 at 1:15 pm
(230) Liz says:

I used Prevage for over a year and loved what it did for my face and neck until last week. After all this time I broke out in hives, swelling and horrible itching that lasted for days! I will never use Prevage again.

January 6, 2011 at 11:01 am
(231) lita says:

i’d been using Prevage which i bought from EA at macys for over a month now and i noticed my skin got tighter and started peeling off.I’m not sure whether its because i’ts starting the clear out now or just has a drying effect. Sometimes I use it on top of a prescription Triluma for melasma. I noticed though that my melasma is much lighter now.I intend to purchase another bottle but I’m not sure if I should continue putting it on top of Triluma. Should I use a another moisturizer on top of Prevage at night? also, is Prevage day not heavy enough for me to layer sunscreen and make up on top of that? I hope somebody can answer my question. Thanks.

January 6, 2011 at 12:34 pm
(232) beauty says:

Lita, you need to ask these questions to someone at Elizabeth Arden. You can also ask a dermatologist. I’m not sure anyone reading these comments is well-versed in dermatology to answer your questions. — Julyne

January 13, 2011 at 8:27 pm
(233) holli says:

I have used Prevage Advanced for several years now. i use t in fall and winter. in summer I am able to step it up to a prescription med , Renova. I have always had awful skin…wrinkles and breakouts at the same time, how unfair is that? I loathe spending the money for Prevage, but I think it makes my skin appear tolerable. I have never had any sort of reaction to it, and , of course as mentioned above I even use stronger stuff at times.

January 19, 2011 at 4:44 pm
(234) Cecilia says:

I work for Elizabeth Arden. I started using prevage before i joined the company. Patch tested first. Have never looked back. Now i use the complete range. Best skincare i have ever used. Proven and visible results! Would recommend everyone try it. I have been a smoker for 17 yrs and my customers never believe me. Can’t say enough about it. Have u people never thought of trying this product at your local Elizabeth Arden counter before u buy it. Go back every day for a week if needs be. That’s what we’re here for! Thank u Allergan and Elizabeth Arden for such an amazing beauty product!!!

January 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm
(235) Jill says:

Janet – I had the same problem when I bought it from an Ebay seller. I sell on Ebay as well, but only sell unused products with expiration dated disclosed. The one I bought was brown, and that is not the color it is supposed to be. I had used it before when I bought it from EA at Belk, and it is kind of a light yellow color. I had to fight with the Ebay seller to get my money back after I returned it to her. It was a really bad experience, so be careful what you buy on Ebay, and make sure they have a really good feedback score. I have heard that you can find the older, out of date products at TJMaxx. That’s probably where a lot of the Ebay seller get it, then charge an outrageous amount for an outdated product. I eventually quit using the product I bought at EA because of the rash problem. I noticed that Andy is claiming that only 1 in 1000 have the bad reaction, but you sure can’t tell it from reading all of the bad reviews on this site. It makes me wonder if he is affiliated with EA in some way. Maybe not, but he seems to know an awful lot about the product. Anyway, stay clear of the Ebay Prevage.

January 22, 2011 at 9:34 pm
(236) Rhonda says:

Prevage at one point was time released and did irritate somewhere in the realm of half of it’s users. Now, Prevage is time released Idebenone and suitable for all skin types. AKA liquid gold :)

January 29, 2011 at 1:44 pm
(237) Dawn says:

I was an avid Mary Kay user for decades until I suddenly developed sensitivities to the cleansing line with terrible breakouts for 6 months until I stopped using it. Heartbroken I started out on a journey to find a replacement skin regimen. Boy did I find something amazing. Worried that I would have allergies I got a sample of the product from Dillards and tried the ‘alergy’ test with no problems. It took me awhile to talk myself into buying the first product due to the price. But I bought the Face cream and Eye Serum and began using it morning and night. Within a week my friends couldn’t believe the difference. Instead of purchasing the products at full price at the makeup counter I went online to the Elizabeth Arden website and got a great deal on combo packs. I even received free shipping and a free gift pack of other Prevage products to try. Now I’m recommending this product to everyone I know.

February 12, 2011 at 4:37 pm
(238) Ashley says:

Not sure what ingredient is irritating people’s skin (could even be an inactive ingredient), but my skin is very fair, very sensitive with a bit of rosacea now and again on cheeks and nose, and very dry. I have only ever used the serum once a day (to conserve b/c it is so expensive), and I have never had a rash after using it for a year. I love the serum, the day cream and the eye treatment. Not as high on the consistency of the Night cream, but I’ve only used it a few days, so if results outweigh the consistency, I’m all for it!

February 26, 2011 at 11:27 pm
(239) bianca says:

I got a sample of prevage eye at a drugstore, as a promo with purchase. I am 28, and had some mild-medium dehydration of my skin, which has been causing some fine lines around my eyes. I was excited to try this product at first, and thought that it was working pretty well.
However, I noticed that a week in, I had more noticeable under eye cirlcles, and that there was puffiness, that I had never had before. And then, after a week and a half, I actually had blisters under my eyes, and some skin missing from one of my eyelids:o
I stopped using it, and the blisters scabbed over, but now I am worried about red pigmentation, as my skin is fair and I mark easily.
My advice would be to proceed with caution with this one…I think unless you are in the ‘mature skin’ category (over 40), then you don’t have enough wrinkles for the product to really work on, so you will have bad results.

April 17, 2011 at 11:59 am
(240) Hope says:

I am a cosmetics counter manager for Elizabeth Arden. I have personally used Prevage for some time now and find the product to be absolutely amazing. My skin I so luminous now! Results don’t lie. We always recommend a 3 day skin test, on the inside of your arm, to test for an allergic reaction. Samples of Prevage are free.

April 23, 2011 at 2:36 pm
(241) Antonia says:

I have been reading the comments and believe that some people will be allergic to one anti-aging moisturizer and not another. I absolutely love Prevage’. I am a red head and have very pale skin and have had no reaction at all. Over time, my skin has become smoother and my complexion is flawless. I do recommend a skin test. If you have a reaction, do not use. For the rest of us, keep on using a product that really works.

May 19, 2011 at 12:00 am
(242) Lala says:

Ok, so I have been using Prevage for about 7 years. I found it when it first came out. I have been a try advocate of the product. I am 40 years old and have people asking everyday how old I am. They think I am in my late 20′s. When I tell them they are astounded. Presage works. The one key is to use the specified amount. I also do not use it twice a day. I use it once a day. Any more than that then yes my skin gets sensitive. The right amount for my skin is one squirt a day, my neck once every 3 days. I even net into local drug store and asked what the best product was on the market. I
The lady told me about Prevage. She then said u are a presage user! I said how do you know! She said I have been working with the product for years and yr skin is amazing! It’s tight and firm which is indicative of the product. 7 years ladies and gents…..I am thrilled with my results. Key for each individual may be to play with the Amount and number of time a day u use it. I am a true testament. Hope you take the test! Good luck !

June 15, 2011 at 9:38 am
(243) sandra says:

My friend gave me her samples of prevage because she got a very bad rash…. I however think it is great! have noticed a differance after just two days use of the body cream on sun damaged skin. I have already recomended the cream to other friends!

July 25, 2011 at 3:52 am
(244) BeautyAdviserS says:

Hello ladies!

I have used Prevage for a year, stopped, and noticed a tremendous difference in my skin and went right back to using Prevage because my skin had started to AGE, and now I get compliments all the time!

I also work retail in a store which sells not only Prevage, but many other products which have been raged about by many enthusiasts.

We see and get a lot of customer reactions to products. I love it, I hate it, it works, it doesn’t… out of the probably 50 plus anti aging products we carry this is in our top 3 for results! 46 out of 50 of our customers have I LOVE IT reactions.

To clarify, we do not sell the MD formula which is a different formula than those sold at Shoppers, Sephora or The Bay (I am Canadian.). The RETAIL formula (not the dermatologist one) has 3 different buffers to defer any adverse reactions to this highly active product. We barely ever get any reactions, maybe one or two myself out of the 50 plus I have sold over the last couple of years. I have been assured by the company (Arden) time and time again that the retail results almost mirror the MD results, but without the adverse reactions. Prevage has also been greatly improved over 3 or 4 times since its original creation.

Even my 19 year old DAUGHTER used the serum to help clear up her acne scarring. It worked wonders.

On a sidenote, a lot of people who use Prevage and love the product may also not comment on the product because they’re super happy and just don’t feel the need to post a review, whereas those who weren’t happy with the product are more likely to comment. I’m getting this from my daughter who is in Marketing haha. Anyway, there is my two cents! Try it for yourself before discounting this great product!

August 9, 2011 at 2:22 pm
(245) DENNY says:

This product PREVAGE is a bad joke. It does NOT work. I was convinced to buy more and give it more time. Unfortunately, I took that advice and I am out even more money. I wrote a letter to Elizabeth Arden Canada in January /11 and did not get an answer.
Do you suppose they know what a hoax this product is and they could not find a reasonable reply?
SAVE your money. If you are fighting brown spots, to go a laser clinic for results in seven day and at a lower cost!!!!

August 15, 2011 at 2:31 pm
(246) Chloe Rianda Brethney says:

I bought Prevage in February (2011) the Face Serum and Day! It has some new technology in it called Esther I think, and its now for sensitive skin, and I know other stores and selling the older version for people who like the one without Ester!

I have to say, the unlucky ones here tried it before 2010 I believe, I have to say I saw results, my face is more toned and brighter and my eyes dont look as tired! I LOVE IT! Cant live without it now, ran out last month and had to buy it all over again, it last months though so you can’t really complain! 6 months in fact!

My advice, if you have the money, BUY IT! You wont be disappointed!

September 4, 2011 at 7:10 am
(247) jacci says:

I recently tried prevage, having to be very careful with my skin due to suffering from excema around my eyebrows and nose and i think it is a miracle. My excema is gone, people are commenting on how good my skin looks, my pores are reduced and the redness and dry skin that has been on my face persistently for the last 10 years or so is nearly completely gone after only a week and a half of using it. I love how it feels on your face, like silk, and never having spent more than $10 for a tube of cream before, this was a massive thing for me, and now I couldn’t imagine using anything else.

That and the 8 hour skin protectant are just amazing.

September 21, 2011 at 6:21 am
(248) Valerie says:

I developed a rash and had very itchy skin. Apparently, the newest version of Prevage for ‘sensitive’ (is this code for skin that reacts to abrasive chemicals?) skin has addressed these problems.

I contacted the Elizabeth Arden rep and she gave me the chance to purchase EA products of my choice up to the cost of the bottle of Prevage, which was very decent of her.

October 3, 2011 at 12:21 am
(249) Barb says:

I started using the complete Prevage skin care system. At first, it worked OK, no problems. Suddenly, after about 8 months, I developed very itchy skin and actual lesions under my eyes. I stopped using the products immediately, but the dry skin and lesions are still happening.
What a waste of money!!

October 19, 2011 at 11:17 pm
(250) Elyce says:

I have been using Prevage serum for 3 months and I love the results. I had no reactions and will continue to use it!!!!!

October 21, 2011 at 11:09 pm
(251) Mary says:

I will admit I do have sensitive skin. The sales lady did not tell me that was an issue when I questioned the product. The rule of thumb I’ve always been given is use a new product for a month. It’s been terrible. Not only have I had constant breakouts, I’ve had boils come out on my skin.
I stopped using the product a couple days ago and hope my skin returns to it’s clarity soon.
i’ve always used good skin product. My skin was healthy and glowing, much younger than its age. I started using this product because of the advertising and because a friend of mine loves it. I guess everyone is different.

November 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm
(252) Andrea M says:

It’s now 2011, and STILL complaining about swelling, redness, flaking, and itching from Elizabeth Arden’s Allergan… NEVER will I use this product!! I had to stop because I had welts (like hives) on my face and neck! This stuff is awful and should not be that expensive!!

December 12, 2011 at 10:33 am
(253) Jennifer says:

When I first tried prevage a few years ago, I couldn’t use the night cream because I would get a few bumps on my face. I talked with the lady at the Elizabeth Arden counter who I bought it from and she suggeted I use a very small amount. I was careful and now use it every day!!! Love this product. I am almost 70 years old and my face has certainly benefited from this product. Love it!

December 18, 2011 at 2:28 pm
(254) lori says:

I have used Prevage and Ceramide for years and have never had any negative siide effects, and I have several auto-immune disorders, including alopecia universalis and rosacea. All I can say is whatever I spend on Prevage and Ceramide is money well spent because my skin looks great. I’m 57 (nearly 8 years without estrogen) and have a minimally wrinked appearance. Most people think I’m in my 40s. I like that!

February 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm
(255) P mann says:

Tried the spf undereye cream..got a terrible reaction,very red eyes,swollen,painful…never again thank you…they must tell u of the possible reactions when u buy it..i wasnt told at all

February 27, 2012 at 11:19 pm
(256) maria says:

I have a history of skin sesativity with facial creams and products
so I was very reticent to try prevage. I was amazed I had no reaction at all with any of the products I have used. I am more than happy with the results. I can understand the other ladies being upset at the rashes as I have experienced the same with other products. The only thing that upsets me is that it is so very expensive.

March 18, 2012 at 11:14 pm
(257) M. says:

I have used samples of Prevage in the past with no problem. Then I paid for it…used it for a couple of days on my arm…no problem. After two days on my face I have a horrid rash that itches and looks like it will peel…

April 19, 2012 at 10:47 am
(258) Heather says:

Don’t waste your 125$!! Huge waste of money. The sales lady led me to believe this was the best. Oil of Olay works better.

April 21, 2012 at 8:07 am
(259) Melanie says:

The reason that people are reacting to prevage is because idenenone is an active ingredient. Just like retinol and glycolic acid, when an ingredient actually does something there are always going to be people that react to it.

April 22, 2012 at 10:31 am
(260) Valerie says:

I have used Prevage for five years and have fantastic results from it.

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July 10, 2012 at 3:43 am
(262) Rosa says:

I’m 55 and I’m usually very allergic to cosmetic products, there is a small selection of products that I can use. I’ve been using Prevage Day for a year with no adverse effects. I love it. It is smooth and gets absorbed very fast and the skin looks great. On the other hand, the eye cream caused swelling and puffiness after 2-3 applications so I don’t use it anymore. But it is not the first product that I had to abandon, it happened with Christian Dior, Guerlain and other good eye creams.
By the way – concerning the price – the amount of prevage that you apply is very small, one 50 ml bottle lasted for 6 months. I think it’s a very cost effective product.

July 24, 2012 at 4:48 am
(263) Clair Ng says:

I used to use Dior skin care but there were times it gave me pimples although i was in my fortish. Now I I have been using Prevage for the past 2 years and I can the differences. My skin has become fairer and clearer. No more pimples on the nose and chin. My friends can say now I have good skin. Thanks to the Prevage serum, day moisturizer and nite cream. Oh I love the eye serum too!

August 12, 2012 at 8:33 am
(264) Poppy says:

I am 49 yrs old and have used prevage many times I have had breaks from it and used dermalogica when short on cash dermalogica is good but prevage is incredible. My skin looks just back off holiday fresh when using serum and moisturiser . I have a an olive complexion maybe it depends on your skin type ? But I would recommend you try it start with the serum you may be hooked I am

January 1, 2013 at 6:17 pm
(265) CONNIE RUOSS says:


January 24, 2013 at 10:19 am
(266) cynthia says:

Nordstrom will accept returns on anything, including open makeup where you have developed an allergy. They DO carry Prevage still, I just bought the lash serum.

February 26, 2013 at 12:04 pm
(267) SANDY says:

My daugher and i just bought Prevage on Feb/20/13. I admit I never followed the directions to use a little dab on your inner arm for 3 days. I just starter using the required daily amount right off the bat. I had some sort of reaction but with that being said i also used a free mask package from a local store so im not sure which one caused the reaction to be honest. The next few day i was using the products and absolutley LOVE it. I noticed a difference in just two days, skin softer and smoother and more of a glow. My daughter cant believe the difference and its only been 5 days now.

March 7, 2013 at 10:54 pm
(268) Maureen says:

I just recently bought a few of the prevage products and really really love them and it is a good thing because they are very expensive. However the eye serum really burns my eye area. It may be because I am using a cleanser from a different line so I will try it with EA’s cleansers and see if I have a difference otherwise back it goes. Too expensive to sit on the shelf with all the rest of the products I have collected that don’t work either.

April 16, 2013 at 1:24 pm
(269) Gussie says:

Have used Prevage in the past, now trying Ceramide Gold ultra restorative capsules & Premier intense moisture & renewal. Think the previous respondents are probably much younger, I’m 75. Not sure which is better for me . any comments? Never had a reaction to Prevage products. They’re all expensive so need to choose well.

May 6, 2013 at 1:19 am
(270) Prevage lover says:

I used Prevage years ago and loved the results.. Because of the price I had to stop but I am back and loving it just as much as I did then. I am seeing all of these bad reviews and am wondering if you used an eye cream after Prevage was applied. That is how I use it and no problems. I love that it works fast and make up DOES NOT clump under your eyes and make you look 10 years older! Expensive yes but if you can afford it do it, but be sure to use an eye cream afterwards…

September 22, 2013 at 10:48 am
(271) megan says:

I was given a generous sample by a Arden rep at Macy’s and 10 days in I am stunned by how amazing my skin feels. I did get it too close to my eyes and it did burn that delicate skin a bit, but one night of a good undereye cream fixed the problem. I’m 47 and my skin was in decent shape but right now my skin is in fabulous condition. I am using the prevage serum am and in the pm i am using the prevage serum and layering a ceramide capsule over it .

I have fairly sensitive skin and have had no issues but I was well advised by my Arden rep that 1 pump was it, no extra is needed.

September 22, 2013 at 9:24 pm
(272) Carolindia says:

I have been using prevage for 3 months. I met a resident in my community that I have not seen in 6 months and she insisted I got a mini face lift. Just bought the eye cream, yes expensive but works

December 24, 2013 at 11:12 pm
(273) Jhannet J says:

If you buy prevage around Christmas time you’ll get free samples of other products by prevage. I believe people are using it wrong or to much to fast. I would ask them for a sample and use every other day then everyday. If you like (which you will) then I would by the system. For $285 I go the day cream, night cream and lots of samples of the eye cream and serum. I am a black women and for me it lighten the dark areas around the mouth, dark spots are %100 gone and my skin is the same color. I also use the body lotion ($180) on my breast and they are firm and beautiful. If you have dark knees and elbows it will surly lighten up! Invest in your skin.

April 19, 2014 at 8:49 am
(274) roni says:

We love the PRevage eye serum. I used it on myself and my husband. His under eye baggage is finally getting smaller! It does decrease puffiness and is the only product that has done this. Do not use toner when using Prevage face. You will get a red face.

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