Many skin care treatments on the market today seem to have decided to address the problem of collagen product. Dermitage is one such treatment. On paper, it certainly makes sense. After all, collagen is a naturally produced protein that your skin uses to stay firm and well hydrated. As we age, collagen production slows. Products like Dermitage that focus on stimulating collagen production or even getting new collagen under your skin are currently very popular. The alternative approach to skin care would seem to be protection products, which attempt to protect your skin from the outside elements that hamper collagen production in the first place. So which approach to anti-aging works best?
What Dermitage brings to the game is a patented two-step system that, they claim, delivers faster results than any other treatment on the market. The first step to the Dermitage system is a “lifting cream”, while the second step is a skin renewal cream. Both steps are intended to be used together to provide results after only a single use. This claim makes us a bit uncomfortable, since even injection-based spa treatment take several courses of treatment before results become apparent. How does the miracle work? The first step, the lifting cream, features patented “lifting spheres” that are introduced deep into the user’s skin via the company’s QuSome delivery system. Unfortunately, little information about these spheres is available, although they do have some slick graphic illustrations of them.
The full ingredient list for the Dermitage lifting cream is as follows: Water, PEG-12 Glyceryl Distearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Glycerin, Cyclomethicone, PEG-23 Glyceryl Distearate, Hyaluronic Acid, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Laminaria Digitata (Algae) Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Yeast) Extract, Glucosamine HCI, Urea, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, PEG-100 Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Acacia Senegal Gum, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone PEG-10 / 15 Crosspolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tropolone.
The full ingredient list for the Dermitage Skin Renewal Complex is as follows: Water, PEG-12 Glyceryl Distearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Methicone, Cyclomethicone, Hydrogenated Coco Glycerides, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Hyaluronic Acid, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Laminaria Digitata (Algae) Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Yeast) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, PEG-23 Glyceryl Distearate, Glucosamine HCl, Urea, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Acacia Senegal Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tropolone.
- Dermitage website offers a free product trial.
- Dermitage website offers an auto-enrollment subscription service to keep users stocked with product.
- Website offers testimonials and photo before/after comparisons.
- Products contain many artificial ingredients that could potentially irritate skin.
- Considering that the product claims to take away “10 years in 10 minutes”, we’d like to see some more clinical trial data or research and development info.
- Product does not appear to be available in stores.
- Dermitage retails for $69.95, which some users could find pricey.
The Bottom Line
So is Dermitage really the 10-minute miracle that it claims to be? We’d like to believe, but if it was really that great wouldn’t everyone be using it? We’d like to see some more concrete info and fewer slick “lifting sphere” graphics before we get that excited about this product.