What You Should Know
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Dermika is a Polish skin care product manufacturer started in 1994, and they produce extensive lines of skin care and spa products. Dermika develops its products with the co-operation of scientific institutes such as the Warsaw Technical School, Warsaw Medical Academy, and the Cosmetology and Healthcare Academy. According to Dermika’s website, all of its products are researched and dermatologically tested before coming to market. The company has won over 50 awards since its inception.
The Dermika Anti-Wrinkle Eye Serum is one of Dermika’s signature products in its Retinol 2010 line. The Retinol 2010 products are specifically formulated for mature skin and, according to Dermika’s website, they react differently depending on the skin’s needs. The more mature the skin, the stronger the product will work. The Dermika website lists active ingredients for the Retinol 2010 line but does not specify whether the ingredients are in all products in the line Including the Dermika Anti-Wrinkle Eye Serum, or just some. There is no full ingredient listing available. Dermika products cannot be purchased from the website and there does not appear to be a money-back guarantee. There are also no product samples or trial sizes offered.
The Dermika Anti-Wrinkle Eye Serum could contain some of the active ingredients listed for the Retinol 2010 product line. The main active ingredient is Retinol ESDS. Retinol is an animal-based source of Vitamin A, so is not appropriate for vegans. The ESDS stands for Epidermal Skin Delivery System, which appears to be a proprietary form of retinol. According to Dermika, retinol aids in cellular regeneration, increases collagen, and improves the external structure of the epidermis. Dermika does not provide any details or clinical studies supporting the effectiveness of retinol on the skin. Most independent studies show the benefit of retinol when taken internally, but few studies could be found on retinol when applied topically.
Also listed as an active ingredient in Dermika Anti-Wrinkle Eye Serum is amaranthus seed oil, which is rich in squalane. Squalane is found in many higher-quality anti-wrinkle formulations and has been clinically proven to moisturize skin deeply and to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. There is no indication that Dermika Anti-Wrinkle Eye Serum contains peptides, powerful anti-wrinkle and cell regeneration ingredients found in many higher-quality products. There is not a full listing of ingredients in the Dermika Anti-Wrinkle Eye Serum so it is impossible to determine whether the product contains any lower-quality “filler” ingredients. It is also difficult for those with chemical sensitivities and allergies to assess whether this product is appropriate for them.
- May contain squalane, known to be effective in wrinkle reduction.
- Company tests all of its products before bringing them to market.
- Contains retinol which may improve skin elasticity and regeneration.
- Cannot purchase Dermika products directly from the manufacturer.
- No money-back guarantee or product samples offered.
- Full list of ingredients for the Dermika Anti-Wrinkle Eye Serum is not disclosed.
- No links to clinical studies supporting the effectiveness of the product or its active ingredients.
The Bottom Line
The Dermika Anti-Wrinkle Eye Serum is formulated specifically for wrinkle and fine line reduction. However, the company does not provide enough information for the consumer to be able to determine the product’s effectiveness prior to purchasing. Some of the active ingredients in the Dermika products are known to improve aging skin, but without a full list of ingredients, those with allergies should seek another product. If you purchase Dermika Anti-Wrinkle Eye Serum and you are not happy with it, you will likely be stuck with the entire jar.