The Elysee Company has been around for over 80 years. Based in the United States, Elysee produces several lines of skin care products including Anti-Aging, Acne, Oily/Combination, Dry/Dehydrated, Hormonally Challenged, Hyper-Pigmentation, Rosacea, and Stressed Skin.
In the Elysee Anti-Aging Essentials line, there are a mind-boggling 40 products listed, which may make it confusing to consumers trying to find the product that is right for their skin. The line includes creams, serums and gels. None of the Elysee Anti-Aging Essentials products have their full ingredients listed. The active ingredients in these products range from patented anti-oxidants to hyaluronic acid to soy proteins. Many of the products also contain botanical extracts. Elysee Anti-Aging Essentials products can be purchased directly from the company’s website. Elysee offers a 30 day money-back guarantee which we like to see, but you must ship the product back to them at your own expense.
The Elysee Anti-Aging Essentials products contain some ingredients that have been clinically-proven effective in the anti-aging arena. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water and can deeply hydrate the skin. Soy proteins can play a part in skin moisturizing. The patented ingredients are more difficult to assess. In many cases, Elysee does not provide enough information on its website to know what is in these compound ingredients. There do not appear to be any indications of clinical studies showing the effectiveness of these ingredients or of the products themselves.
Not knowing what all of the ingredients are leads to concern when dealing with sensitive or allergic skin. It is difficult to determine if the Elysee products contain synthetic dyes, fragrances or “fillers” that might trigger an allergy. We advise that those who have skin allergies exercise caution in using these products until you are able to examine a full list of ingredients.
- Some products contain ingredients known to be effective in anti-aging.
- Can purchase products directly from the website.
- Well-established company with money-back guarantee.
- No full list of ingredients provided
- No indication of effectiveness of patented ingredients
- Products are not labeled non-allergenic
- Number of products available may confuse consumers
The Bottom Line
The Elysee Anti-Aging Essentials products look like they might have something to offer in the fight against wrinkles and mature skin. However, it is very difficult to recommend products that do not disclose their full ingredient lists. The best anti-wrinkle products on the market contain collagen and peptides, such as Matrixyl 3000 and Argiriline, which are proven to be effective. It does not appear that these ingredients are included in the Elysee formulations. We like the fact that the company offers a 30 day money back guarantee but if you return the product, the shipping fees must be paid by you. You may wish to compare the Elysee Anti-Aging Essentials line with other products that contain Matrixyl 3000 and Argiriline before making your choice.