The vacuum pump bottle is lovely. A vacuum pump bottle is also the best way to preserve ingredients and prevent contamination. The serum is silky and very hydrating. A little goes a long way. All you need is a few drops.
GlycoBioSciences says,"A few drops of VISIBLE YOUTH Revitalizing Skin Formula used daily, will improve your skin, giving it a healthier glow, firmer appearance and more youthful look."
Visible Youth has one of the shortest ingredient lists around. The formula heavily relies on Hyaluronic Acid (HA). Visible Youth Revitalizing Skin Formula is suitable for all skin types and is a real find for women with sensitive skin. There is nothing in this formula to irritate.
The layer of your skin, which creates volume and allows for a smooth surface with no wrinkles or sagging, is the Extracellular Matrix (ECM). The ECM is made primarily of HA, Collagen and Elastin. Of course, you can't just smear HA on your face and replace what has been lost over time, but it's the most powerful moisturizer known and hydration alone supports and soothes the skin.
While HA molecules are normally too large to penetrate the skin, biotechnologists have developed ways to make HA derivatives with molecular size, which are small enough to penetrate the skin's barrier and reach the ECM.
Further, the company explains, "When Elastin is not bathed in water it becomes dry and brittle and the result is wrinkled skin."
The other ingredients in Visible Youth are:
- PEG-8 - a binding agent (to keep ingredients blended), as well as a good emollient to soften and soothe;
- Pantothenic acid - a.k.a. Vitamin B5 is effective for hydration and wound healing;
- Hydroxyethylcellulose - thickening agent typically used as a binding agent or emulsifier;
- Methylparaben - preservative. You hear urban myths about the dangers of parabens; but, in my opinion, that's just what they are - myths. Read what I wrote about Parabens.
Ingredients: Water/Eau, PEG-8, Hyaluronic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Hydroxyehthylcellulase, Methylparaben
To see photos of the stunning skin science success of the company's latest product (to be released in September, 2014), IPM Wound Gel, go to GlycoBioSciences.