The Bottom Line
- Many users report fine lines and wrinkles diminished, pores shrunk
- Highly regarded among both dermatologists and aestheticans
- There's a 2-month return policy on the product, if you hate it, return it.
- PrevageMD, available by prescription, has twice the idebenone and costs less
- Many users report itchy, blistery skin. Others report developing rashes and bumps after a few weeks
- Those with sensitive skin, beware, I suggest you do a patch test first for at least 3 days
- At $150 per 1.7 oz. bottle, it's not cheap
- Must not be used around the eye area (Prevage makes a separate eye cream)
- Antioxidant anti-aging cream that's touted to minimize fine lines and wrinkles
- Don't expect immediate results -- it takes this product up to six weeks to take effect
- Many users report developing a severe rash after a few uses
Guide Review - Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Treatment
A highly potent antioxidant, Prevage's secret ingredient is "idebenone." It can be purchased in two forms: Over-the-counter at department stores such as Sephora and by prescription. PrevageMD is more potent, containing 1% idebenone, compared to .5% in the over-the-counter formula.
This is a "love it" or "hate it" product. Of the 60-plus reviews on Makeupalley.com, one-third of the users gave the product 4 or 5 "lippies" while the other two-thirds gave the product one. There were few in-betweens. Most users report skin breakouts, though a few who experienced the rashes actually gave the product a high rating saying they would buy it again. Perhaps they loved their skin post-rash. A few users consider it a must-buy, several lambasted it as a scam and most admitted to returning the product after breaking out.
If you do try it, don't expect immediate results. According to Beverly Hills dermatologist Randal D. Haworth in the April 2007 issue of InStyle Magazine (InStyle named it a "Best Buy" for 2007), it takes about five to six weeks for fine lines and wrinkles to begin to disappear.
If you buy this product, we strongly suggest testing it out for at least three days on a small portion of your skin. Most stores accept returns up to two months after purchase, so hang onto your receipt.