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Person & Covey produces the Estion face and skin care products that are now very well known. The company has focused on products that offer substantial UV protection and sun coverage, but they have branched out into the lucrative anti-aging market. Now they have a product that is aimed at reducing the signs of aging such as fine lines, dry skin, and wrinkles. Usually, this skin care line is sold through the medical community but they are also becoming available online and there are presently a number of retailers conducting brisk online commerce with these skin care products.
One of the top selling products by Estion is the Ultimate Growth formula. The average price for this skin care product is $80-90. This is a product that states it is able to stimulate the body to produce collagen and can promote the renewal of skin cells. The collagen in our bodies decreases as we mature, so indeed it would be very beneficial to have a skin care product that could rev up our collagen production in our 30s-60s. Usually, the collagen production is touted as being a result of using skin care products that contain specific peptide chains.
There is a long list of ingredients in the Ultimate Growth formula by Estion. These include: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, PEG-12, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Butylene Glycol, Minimal Essential Medium (L-alanine, L, arginine hydrochloride, L-asparagine, L-aspartic Acid, L-crystine, L-glutamic Acid, L-glutamine, L-hustidine Hydrochloride, L-isoleucine, L-leucine, L-lysine Hydrochloride, L-methionine, L-phenylalanine, L-proline, L-serine, L-threonine, L-tryptophan, L-tyrosine, L-valine), Myristol Hexapeptide-4, Myristol Pentapeptide-8, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Retinol (Vitamin A), Folic Acid, Riboflavin, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Niacinamide D-Calcium Pantothenate, Calcium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Dextrose, Polysorbate 20, Glycine, Choline Chloride, i-Inositol, Pyridoxal Hydrochloride, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Phosphate Monobasic, FD & C Red 40, Fragrance, Methylparaben, and Propylparaben.
There are some peptide chains in the list. These are in the myristol group. The peptides on the list may not be the best for skin care effectiveness, however. The peptide chains found in matrixyl and argirelene are the ones that have shown to actually minimize the visibility of facial wrinkles and lines. The names that you would hope to see include Acetyle hexapepitide 3(argirelene) and palmitoyl hexapeptide 4 (matrixyl), but unfortunately, these are not included in the Estion ingredient list. Collagen and a substance known as hyaluronic acid are two other ingredients that work well to create better, younger looking skin, but these names are also absent from the ingredient list.
- Can purchase these products online.
- Website has all ingredients listed and includes customer comments.
- No clinically proven anti-aging ingredients are listed.
- No refund policy on an opened container or opened product that would let a customer recoup their money.
- The ingredient list is so long and complex that it seems like “overkill.”
The Bottom Line
Ultimate Growth by Estion may be a skin product that has some benefit, but we do not see much to celebrate. This may not afford the best product for the price compared to others that are available. Matrixyl and argireline are two proven ingredients and at least one, if not both of these names should be listed if you want to be sure you are going to get skin care products that really work.