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Plazan markets an extensive line of skin care and body care products for both men and women through its website. Plazan is based in Cyprus but has distribution channels in several countries. Plazan offers six products in its Anti-Wrinkle line: Timeless Day Cream, Timeless Night Cream, Eye Cream, Lip Contour Anti-Wrinkle Cream, Collagen Cream, and the Placenta Collagen Mask.
According to Plazan, its Anti-Wrinkle products focus on restoring hydration to the skin and rebalancing the skin’s natural collagen and elastin levels. The Anti-Wrinkle line retails between $50 to $100 per product but is priced in euros so the cost in dollars is subject to frequent change. The Plazan website is generally helpful and informative. The company includes customer testimonials, including one from Jennifer Lopez, skin care articles and an extensive section on its placental-based ingredients. Full descriptions of each product are provided along with application instructions and full ingredient lists. Many consumers like to see this level of disclosure so that they can determine whether the products might be able to provide the benefits touted.
For this review, we will focus on the Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream. According to Plazan, this product will effectively eliminate wrinkles around the eyes. The ingredients listed are: water, olive oil, emulsive wax, glycerin monostearate, triethanolamine, polyvinylpyrrolidone, dibunol, parabens, aromatizer, low-molecular Plazan, glycosaminoglycans. The low-molecular Plazan ingredient is the company’s patented placental formulation. Placental matter contains many vitamins, peptides and minerals that have some clinical support to suggest that they may have a beneficial effect on the skin. However, Plazan does not provide links to clinical studies showing the effectiveness of this particular formulation which we found disappointing.
Another disappointment was Plazan’s inclusion of parabens in its Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream. Parabens are cosmetic preservatives that are known allergens and suspected carcinogens. Many higher-quality skin care lines exclude this ingredient for that reason. Those with skin allergies or sensitivities should review the ingredient list with their doctor or dermatologist before trying this product. When looking at the potential effectiveness of an anti-wrinkle formulation, we like to see ingredients that have a clinically-proven track record, such as collagen to replace the skin’s dwindling supply and peptides such as Matrixyl 3000 and Argireline. There is no indication that this product contains any of these ingredients.
- Can purchase directly from company’s website.
- Contains some ingredients which may have a beneficial effect on aging skin.
- Full ingredient list disclosed.
- Contains known allergens.
- Does not contain clinically-proven ingredients like collagen or Argireline.
- Expensive relative to competing products.
- No links to clinical studies supporting the effectiveness of the formulations.
The Bottom Line
While we feel that consumers could do a lot worse than the Plazan products, we feel they can do better also. The best anti-wrinkle products on the market are supported with clinical research and backed with a money-back guarantee to allow the consumer to purchase with confidence. We feel that there are products on the market today that will provide more effective and longer-lasting results and consumers may wish to research alternatives to the Plazan line.