What is Plexaderm?
Skin is one of the most affected parts of our bodies as we age. Most of us, thus, turn to cosmetic products in an attempt to reverse or keep some of the effects away. This may sound like a straightforward thing but getting the right anti-aging product is anything but easy. There are so many products out there with vivid before and after pics and intriguing reviews but when it comes to performance majority of them fall short. Plexaderm, unfortunately, appears to be one of such products. Why is that so? The following review should help you understand why we think you can do much better than purchasing Plexaderm when looking for an anti-aging cosmetic product.
Plexaderm is marketed as a skincare product formulated to eliminate visible signs of aging. According to the manufacturers, Plexaderm is equipped with the necessary compounds for tightening up the skin tissues. You see, as we grow old, the thick layers of the skin usually become thin and lose their elasticity. In the end, this skin tissue will become dry and sags bringing about that aged appearances you are experiencing. This affects various parts of the body including the forehead, cheeks, and underneath the eyes.
Plexaderm claims to have an instant solution for all these problems. In fact, the producers claim that its impact can be felt after just 10 minutes of using Plexaderm. Looking at the ingredients used and the customer reviews of Plexaderm you get a different picture. A lot of previous users are complaining about the inability of the product to meet their expectations.
So here is what eventually happens to our young & naturally glowing skin. When we age the thick layers are becoming looser and they become thinner. As a result, the skin loses its youth and becomes dry. After this process, all the symptoms of aging start to appear. The main spots which show the biggest signs of aging are underneath the eyes, the forehead and between the cheeks and mouth. Also, our cheeks become more shaggy.
- Anti-aging moisturizing formula
- Instant results
- Rated #1 anti-wrinkle cream by Americans
- Hydrates skin
- Sodium Silicate
Sodium silicate is a very common compound in skin care products. This organic salt, when applied, dries up the skin, and as this happens, it starts to pull the tissues together eliminating wrinkles and eye bags.
The salt has been studied several times, and the results show that in most cases, the outcomes obtained are usually temporary. There have also been concerns regarding its safety because even though it doesn’t cause any severe adverse effects cases of skin irritation and other allergies are a bit prevalent. Presence of the compound in the product hence makes it hard for people with sensitive skin to enjoy it.
The fact that Sodium silicate is a temporary solution also makes it hard to recommend because you may have to use the compound daily or in other cases more than once in a day to enjoy its benefits. So, in short, if you were to skip or miss a single dose of the compound, then your skin will be back to its sagging nature. It’s for such reasons that we find its addition in Plexaderm somewhat unreliable and pointless. If you want to see decent results, it’s only fair that you get a product with potent compounds and a long-term impact where you can afford to forget using the product once in a while and still enjoy its benefits.
- Hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is a natural source of glycosaminoglycan, an element with decent skin moisturizing properties. This acid is supposed to ensure that your skin is well hydrated. If adequately supplemented Hyaluronic acid can fill the gaps between elastin and collagen replacing any lost moisture.
- Magnesium Aluminum Silicate
The addition of Magnesium aluminum silicate is hard to understand given the dangers associated with aluminum silicate. The compound indeed has thickening abilities which can be very beneficial to the skin but does this justify the potential adverse effects it has?? It is well known that aluminum silicate is a potential neurotoxin which can affect your life. With that in mind, it’s hard to be convinced that its benefits are worth the risk.
- Iron Oxide (CI 77489)
This is an inorganic chemical that’s used as a colorant to deliver a reflective effect that boosts the appearance of the skin. Iron oxide, however, joins Magnesium aluminum silicate in the list of potentially harmful ingredients. Remember that Iron oxide is also the compound forming rust! The plexaderm manufacturer may have tried to reduce the toxicity of the compound, but the thought of applying a rust compound on your face is more than enough for most of us to just stay away from the entire product. I mean, why would you expose your skin and entire body to even worse problems when all you are trying to solve is the sagging skin?
Phenoxyethanol is aromatic alcohol that’s also used as a fragrance. It’s a preservative and germicide compound that’s used in cosmetic products to assist with boosting collagen in the skin.
This is a natural preservative compound that’s believed to possess deodorizing properties. It is thus used as a skin conditioner helping to keep your skin elastic and moisturized. The compound’s benefits have, however, been overshadowed by its side effects which include skin irritation and some people may even get dermatitis
Working of Plexaderm
Another significant problem with Plexaderm is the limited amount of information given by the manufacturer regarding how it works. They have hardly given any detailed information showing us how the formula is supposed to deliver the promised results. Instead, they have focused more on marketing with dozens of before and after pics. This poses a severe challenge because while the pictures could be interesting, the lack of knowledge of how Plexaderm works makes it increasingly difficult to trust the product. Because, after all, how are you supposed to believe pictures when you have no idea what exactly happened in the event leading up to the claimed outcome? In such situations, you usually can’t help but start questioning the authenticity of the photos.
Without the said information, we are only left to speculate and as far as we can see Plexaderm may be relying on silicates to deliver the claimed results. Silicates come from certain types of rocks and have been used in various other skin care products. The idea behind Silicates is usually to form a thin film on your skin’s surface when applied. This is supposed to tighten any sagging skin in the area and is also believed to form a supporting layer under the eyes to reverse the eye bags problem.
This idea could work, but there have been insufficient clinical studies on humans to support it. Additionally, the little research done on it shows that its effect is usually mild and hence people with extensive aging skin are unlikely to get the big needed impact.
Pros of Using Plexaderm
According to its producer’s users of Plexaderm should enjoy the following:
- A decrease in aging signs
- Instant results within 10 minutes
- Usable with different types of skin
Looking at the compound used it is, however, difficult to see how some of these benefits can be achieved. This is because most of the ingredients used provide only short-lived benefits. Majority of them are also toxic, and hence they may damage people’s skin regardless of their skin types.
Cons of Using Plexaderm
- Excessive use of plexaderm can make the silicate pull your skin too much leading to an unfavorable appearance.
- No details are given on how the compound is supposed to work
- There is a minimal medical backup on some of the compounds used and the product in general
- People with sensitive skin can quickly end up with irritations
- Presence of some toxic compounds like iron oxide and aluminum silicate
Plexaderm working time:
It does stay till you wash although we would want it to last longer. But people with oily skin or others who workout tends to lose it faster. Plexaderm is not water resistant hence it is easy to erase. It’s completely temporary but anyone would instantly like the look they have as a result which is acquired in just 10 – 15 minutes.
To apply makeup, you have to wait. Once it is fully dry then you are good to go.
Below are few results found through Plexaderm clinical trials on 40 people:
- 1/4th of the people show a decrease in crow’s feet and saggy wrinkles around the eyes.
- 1/4th of the people have their under eyes bags/puffiness disappeared.
- Forty-nine percent of the subject got their lines cleared
- Forty-one percent of them got their forehead potion cleared with deep lines.
All the Plexaderm products come with 30-day money return guarantee.
How to use Plexaderm
Using Plexaderm is quite easy. Just put a droplet on your fingertip and then apply it in an upward and outward direction in the affected area. Give the compound a few minutes to dry up. The results should then appear a few minutes later, well, at least that’s what the manufacturer says.
- You get this serum in special pumping container which allows Plexaderm to come in the correct required amount
- You have just pumped out one droplet and apply it evenly.
- Use regular rubs around the eyes, lines near mouth and other wrinkles.
- Let it dry for 10- 15 minutes resulting in long-lasting effect until you wash.
A lot if doubts arise obviously here. The required answers should be given and the plexaderm experts make sure all queries are answered. Especially when it shows such promising effects even though temporary.
Reviews and the answer to various questions:
- One of the main questions asked is whether the customer could using moisture on top of Plexaderm – they answer was not to use any oil based moisturizer since the serum would show reduced effects. Applying on the clean skin is good and use only the serum if possible
- It seems that the due to the application in a larger quantity which is bad. It creates a pulling effect on the skin
- Question – is it okay to use makeup on the Plexaderm application? Well, using makeup is fine if it is powered makeup in the areas where the serum is applied.
- Another question was on how long Plexaderm lasts. As told before it would last until we wash it off.
Where can I buy Plexaderm?
Plexaderm is currently available in multiple online stores including Amazon and the official Plexaderm website. A one month supply of Plexaderm goes for a discounted price of $59.95. You’ll pay $119.90 for a three months’ worth of supply and $229.80 for a 6-month supply. In addition to this, the company gives out a duo kit where you can get Hyaluronic acid as an extra thing in the pack. Only 20 dollars extra payment is required. People who want and take extra care of their skin can purchase it.
Verdict on Plexaderm
Plexaderm is an easy-to-use product that’s intended to offer a quick solution to aging skin. It is formulated with silicates for this purpose some of which are indeed effective. We, however, just can’t get over the fact that they offer a temporary solution that lasts for just a few hours. If you end up sweating or getting rained on and the compound is wiped out, then you will notice all its effects vanish just as fast as they appeared. The worst part yet is the inclusion of known neurotoxin aluminum silicate and the rust compound iron oxide. These can quickly end up giving you fatal diseases where you’ll end spending even more. It’s for such reasons that we find it difficult to recommend Plexaderm to you.
Thomas Matthys a former world-class track & field athlete and the founder of Swol Headquarters. He graduated from the University of Fordham with a Master’s degree in Science. Matthys is a certified sports nutritionist and personal coach of several professional athletes. Matthys has been involved in various clinical studies within Track & Field including one on the factors associated with muscle recovery and HIIT.