What You Should Know
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Deception is an anti-wrinkle cream produced by Dremu Labs. The gist of the product seems to be to cover up wrinkles, and it features a highly publicized “microprism” system. This heavy cream is literally mean to fill in wrinkles using these “light-refracting” microprisms, ultimately making the user’s skin look smoother. Like many products from Dremu Labs, Deception also features Emu oil as a key active ingredient. Emu oil has shown some promise as a health supplement, and it contains essential fatty acids including Omega 3 and Omega 6. It is currently a fashionable ingredient to use in skin health products, but this is based largely on its untested reputation as an Aboriginal folk cure-all.
Deception’s approach to fighting wrinkles can best be summed up as concealing, instead of healing. Is that what you’re looking for in an anti-aging product? While Deception does include ingredients intended to nourish your skin, it appears to primarily be a high-end concealer. This is reflected in the usage instructions given on the official Deception website. For example, instead of a face wash, users are instructed to apply the product. Additionally, the product does wash off after water exposure, so be ready for touch-ups, just like your standard foundation.
The full ingredient list for Deception is as follows: Emu oil and light refracting microprisms, Deinonized Water, Acrylate Copolymer and Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polybutane, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 60, Petrolatum, Sorbitol, Cetyl alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Neopemtyl, Glycol Diheptanoate, Isocecyl Neopentanoate, Stearyl alcohol, Diazolidinyl urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
While the official Deception website does offer curious potential uses some impressive graphics of their microprisms, unfortunately that’s about all there is to learn about this key ingredient. We’d like to see a bit more about these crucial microprisms. The other primary ingredient is Dremu Lab’s Emu oil. While we could find some research about Emu oil’s capabilities as an anti-inflammatory, its mystique is largely derived from the ingredient’s traditional use as a burn treatment by Aboriginal tribes.
- The official Deception website offers a free e-news letter that deals with skin health and new Dremu Labs products.
- When we looked, Deception came with a free gift from Dremu Labs.
- Deception seems to have been looked at by major mainstream media outlets such as Vogue and ABC news.
- Deception is more of a makeup product than an age-reversing treatment.
- Deception contains Emu oil, which is an animal product. This could make vegetarians and animal rights activists uncomfortable.
- Deception uses parabens, which are a cheap preservative that has been found to irritate the skin of some users.
- Deception is reportedly a very heavy cream, which some users could find off-putting.
The Bottom Line
What are you looking for in a wrinkle treatment? Most users want to actively heal and prevent wrinkles instead of covering them up. The choice is ultimately up to you, of course. As a wrinkle concealer, Deception could be useful, especially on a big day. However, some users seem to feel that the cream’s thick consistency (presumably necessary to support the microprisms) could clog pores and lead to breakouts. To sum up, Deception looks like a solid makeup product but the effects of long-term use on your skin’s health is questionable.