What You Should Know
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Edom Mineral Anti-Wrinkle Cream is marketed as containing Dead Sea minerals, coenzyme Q10, and Vitamins A and E. The product claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and to preserve natural moisture and elasticity in the skin.
Edom’s official website contains all of its products, along with brief descriptions. There is also a fairly lengthy page on the benefits of Dead Sea salts entitled “Dead Sea Edom Scientific Research” although no definitive research or links to clinical trials are actually provided. It appears that consumers can purchase Edom products from the brand’s website but at the time of this review the ordering buttons were not functional. Edom Mineral Anti-Wrinkle Cream is available from many online retailers. There is no indication on the website of a money-back guarantee, or that you can try the product before purchase.
Edom Mineral Anti-Wrinkle Cream is focused on its main active ingredient of Dead Sea minerals. Although Dead Sea salts have been used for thousands of years as a rejuvenating treatment, there is little if any clinical proof that Dead Sea minerals applied to the skin have any effect on rejuvenation or the reduction of wrinkles. We were unable to locate links to clinical studies supporting the effectiveness of Dead Sea minerals or of Edom Mineral Anti-Wrinkle Cream.
The Edom MineralAnti-Wrinkle Cream also contains coenzyme Q10 and Vitamins A (as retinyl palmitate) and Vitamin E (as tocopheryl acetate). Coenzyme Q10, a substance that occurs naturally in the body, has shown great promise in clinical studies when taken internally but very little information exists about its effect when applied topically. That is also the case for Vitamin A. Vitamin E has been proven effective in the softening of skin and is a powerful anti-oxidant. However, most effective anti-wrinkle formulations contain peptides, such as Matrixyl 3000 and Argiriline, that have been clinically proven to reduce wrinkles and stimulate natural collagen production. These ingredients are not included in Edom Mineral Anti-Wrinkle Cream.
What troubles us is the inclusion in Edom Mineral Anti-Wrinkle Cream of parabens. Parabens are cosmetic preservatives that are known allergens. Many higher-quality skin care lines do not include parabens because of this. If you have skin allergies or sensitivities, you may wish to be very cautious of this product until you know how your skin will react.
- Contains active ingredients that may be effective at rejuvenating and moisturizing skin.
- Widely available through online retailers.
- Does not contain proven ingredients like Matrixyl 3000 or Argiriline.
- No money-back guarantee or product samples offered.
- Contains known allergens.
- Provides no links to clinical studies showing the effectiveness of the active ingredients or of the product itself.
The Bottom Line
Edom Mineral Anti-Wrinkle Cream has a unique angle that comes from using Dead Sea salts in its formulation. It would be useful to be able to see scientific proof that the minerals in the salt are effective against wrinkles, but there is no proof that we were able to find. There are many anti-wrinkle products on the market that contain proven ingredients and that do not include parabens in their formulations. The best skin care companies stand behind their products with a money-back guarantee if, for some reason, the product doesn’t live up to your expectations or if it causes an allergic reaction. You may wish to compare some of these proven products with Edom Mineral Anti-Wrinkle Cream before making a final decision.