Elizabeth Arden’s color collection has long taken a back seat to its skincare. Skincare was the real Elizabeth Arden’s passion and the company has kept that passion at the forefront of their product development. Their new collaboration with Allergan, a health care company that works on the development of commercial, pharmaceutical based solutions among other things, demonstrates their commitment to adding innovative products to their line. Elizabeth Arden and Allergan have released a new series of anti-aging treatments under the name Prevage.
Prevage Anti-Aging Night Cream has been proven (in a study funded by Allergan) to enhance the skin’s ability to repair itself, restore resiliance and firmness, provide intense hydration, smooth, soften and increase radiance. The cream’s star ingredient is called idebenone, one of a few antioxidants thought to provide dramatic, anti-aging results.
I’ve been battling super dry skin all winter long, even resorting to slathering Vaseline all over my face at night before bed, so I was all over the promise of intense hydration. And while it will take a lot more than just a few weeks of use to determine whether or not my skin truly is more resilient and firm and radiant, I’ve been extremely happy with the hydration factor. The cream, which has a slightly medicinal smell typical of Arden products, feels soothing and cool on my face. It’s thick without feeling like it’s smothering the skin. And the hydration truly lasts – when I wake up in the morning, my face still feels plump and moisturized.
I also appreciate the fact that the cream is housed in a jar with a dispenser – jarred products are easily contaminated and many of the active ingredients rendered unstable when dipped into with fingers. The Prevage cream maintains its stability by keep hands out of the jar. At $125, Prevage anti-aging night cream is a splurge. But if you’re in need of some serious hydration and the added benefit of other anti-aging effects, I definitely recommend it.