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C-ESTA Cream, one of Jan Marini Research’s highest selling products, claims to be a scientifically formulated cream that utilizes the power of proteolytic enzymes, a process they say is the best way to exfoliate the skin. Currently sold online through their official store, C-ESTA Cream contains a high concentration of Vitamin C and other herbal extracts and DAE Complex, which is usually found in higher-end products. It is a bit expensive though — one bottle sells for around $100 — and some consumers may not be willing to take the risk, since the manufacturer’s do not offer a money-back guarantee or smaller samples to try.
C-ESTA claims it was formulated after years of intensive medical research, and although they do not offer any scientific backing, they claim their cream will smooth, tighten, and erase wrinkles from your face within weeks of use. They also state the skin should appear softer and will glow thanks to the Vitamin C complex in C-ESTA. Its ingredients reveal a different tale, however.
C-ESTA Cream contains these ingredients: Deionized Water, DAE Complex, Hexyl Laurate, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Urea, Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Sorbitan Stearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxanol (and) Butylparaben (and) Ethylparaben (and) Propylparaben (and) Methylparaben, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, C12-C18 Alkyl Ester, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Comfrey, Indian Plantain, Wheat Hydrolysate and Amino Acids, Spirulina Extract, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Rosemary Extract, Pyridoxine HCL, Sodium Metabisulfite, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, PEG-8 (and) Tocopherol (and) Ascorbyl Palmitate (and) Ascorbic Acid (and) Citric Acid, Imidiazolidinyl Urea, Zinc Sulfate, Pantethine, Gotu Kola Extract.
As demonstrated by its list of ingredients, C-ESTA Cream contains an alarming amount of additives and fragrance, and this may irritate sensitive skin. Those with sensitive skin or fragrance allergies are advised to skip this product. As for its main ingredient, DAE Complex, very little information is available aside from the information supplied on the C-ESTA website. According to one independent study, DAE Complex helped promote the production of Acetylcholine, an important chemical that plays a role in muscle control and tone. According to that same study, stimulating this chemical resulted in firmer, toned facial skin and an improvement in skin tone. One study is not enough to confirm these benefits, but it is a positive sign. This study did not address any anti-wrinkle benefits, however, just general skin tone.
- DAE Complex is shown to improve skin tone and firmness, according to one study.
- Vitamin C also aids in skin health, improving its appearance.
- C-ESTA costs nearly $100 per bottle, which may be too much for consumers.
- No ingredients help decrease the appearance of wrinkles.
- It contains a high amount of artificial fragrances, which may irritate skin.
The Bottom Line
C-ESTA Cream is a very alluring product, and early studies indicate DMAE Complex may help improve the look of skin. Unfortunately, none of its ingredients are connected with any anti-wrinkle benefits, which may discourage many consumers from purchasing this product. Additionally, C-ESTA includes a number of synthetic preservatives and fragrances, which can irritate sensitive skin.