DMAE Skin Cream Controversy Goes On

February 9th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
5428851331_f514c6c981_oFeb 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The number of expensive skincare products that claim to make the users look much younger than their age is aplenty. The products are craved by people who aspire to have youthful looks in their forties and fifties. Their steep pricing notwithstanding the so called skincare products with time reversing ingredients fly off the shelves of stores like hotcakes. Quite a number of skincare giants make use of an ingredient named dimethylaminoethanol or DMAE in their products. They claim that this substance plays a major role in slowing down the natural aging process of the skin. The anti aging lotions and creams containing this substances work on the most visible signs of aging like sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles. Perricone MD Cosmeceuticals is hogging headlines these days for its product Face Finishing Moisturizer which makes use of DMAE. As per the claim made by the company this product does more than slowing the visible aging signs. It claims that the product has long lasting effects.

A Canadian Pharmacologist named Francois Marceau has expressed his doubt over the claim made by the company. He says that it does tighten skin pores and makes the skin look firmer but kills some skin cells in the process. He has also recommended looking for FDA approval in a product before using it for skincare. Not all products are suitable for everyone as he thinks.

Perricone MD Cosmeceuticals the maker of Face Finishing Moisturizer has not said about the amount of DMAE used in its product. It is sold by Sephora for $65.

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