DMAE – a powerful an antioxidant membrane stabilizer -is the only topical skin care ingredient proven to reduce skin sagging.
Skin Wrinkles Versus Skin Sagging
To appreciate this, it is important to distinguish between topical agents that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and the ones that reduce facial sag. For example, vitamin c derivatives and idebenone have been consistently shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. On the other hand, none of the well known topical agents has been proven to reverse facial sag. A sagging face is arguably a more prominent sign of aging than wrinkles.
Because of it’s skin firming effects, DMAE is commonly referred to “facelift in a jar” or “pantyhose for the face”.
How DMAE Works
DMAE fights against sagging muscles by promoting the production of acetylcholine, the chemical responsible for creating muscle tone. By triggering a response that tones the muscles, the result can be firmer, smoother skin with fewer wrinkles.
What to Look for When Buying DMAE Cream
Correct Concentration: To be effective, the concentration of DMAE has to be at least 5%. Most skin care products on the market, however, contain DMAE in concentrations of 1-3%. But there can also be too much of a good thing – a concentration of 8% or more will be irritating to most people. We have found that the sweet spot is 6-7% DMAE concentration (Vasseur’s DMAE cream is a 6% concentration).
Freshly Made: Chemicals, whether natural or synthetic, decay over time because they react with water, air or each other. When active ingredients decay, a product loses its benefits and may even become harmful. Skin care products that you buy in a store were prepared months if not years in advance and some of their active ingredient may have already partly decayed. (Not all products even state the expiration date). At Vasseur we make all of our products fresh on a bi-weekly basis to ensure you are getting the highest quality product.
When using DMAE for the first time, we recommend doing a patch test before applying it to your entire face and applying the product every other day for the first two weeks to allow your skin to get used to it.