What You Should Know
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Photoderm Max Cream is produced by Bioderma Laboratoire in France and sold worldwide. Photderma Max Cream is a sunblocking lotion in two formulations: SPF 50 and SPF 100. According to the company’s website, the cream protects against skin cell damage with its patented Cellular BIOProtection complex.
Photoderm Max Cream is targeted to those with very light or freckled skin who have a low tolerance to sun damage. Sun damage is a significant cause of wrinkles, dark spots, and sagging skin. It is our accumulated sun exposure that dictates the amount of skin damage we show in later life. Photoderm Max Cream is not only applicable to mature skin, but also to younger skin to prevent sun damage in the first place. Photoderm Max Cream cannot be purchased on the Bioderma website but appears to be easily found at many online retailers. It comes in regular and tinted formulations to hide skin blemishes. There is no indication of a money-back guarantee offered by the manufacturer nor are product samples available.
Many consumers find it important to know all of the ingredients in their skin care products so that they can assess not only the quality of the product but also whether any ingredient might trigger an allergic reaction. Photoderm Max Cream does list all of its ingredients which are as follows: Water (Aqua), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Octocrylene, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (Tinosorb M), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Cyclomethicone, Alcohol Dentat., C-20-22 Alkyl Phosphate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (Tinosorb S), PTFE, C-20-22 Alcohols, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ectoin, Mannitol, Xylitol, Rhamnose, Fructo-Oligosaccharides, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben.
Because Photoderm Max Cream is primarily a sunblock, it does not contain many important ingredients in a skin care product for mature skin. We feel that to correct wrinkles and fine lines, a product has to contain proven ingredients like collagen to renew the body’s dwindling supply and hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate the skin. Peptides like Matrixyl 3000 and Argiriline have been shown to reboot the body’s production of collagen and erase wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscle tissue.
- Contains a strong SPF factor sunblock.
- Easily available through online retailers.
- Does not contain age-reversing ingredients.
- No money-back guarantee offered.
- No product samples available.
- Not labeled as non-allergenic.
The Bottom Line
Protecting facial skin from sun exposure is an important part of any skin care regimen. The best results may come from pairing the Photoderm Max Cream with an anti-wrinkle formulation that contains proven ingredients. Some of these products do come with their own SPF protection and that is something that you may wish to determine prior to purchasing.