Nerium International is a skin care company that creates products focused on skin wellness and anti-aging. It boasts of exclusive patented ingredients that are unique to its brand and that are clinically proven. Specifically, its flagship product Age-Defying Night Cream with the Nerium AD Formula demonstrates testimonials and supporting before- and after-photos that appears to give dramatic results. Here is what the science reveals about Nerium's Age-Defying Night Cream.
Things to note:
As a SkinVestment, this is probably one of the best night creams on the non-prescription market given the ingredients and anecdotal images and testimonials. It meets all criteria of being evidence-based in terms of ingredient properties, claims to have been studied in clinical trials, and demonstrates predictable and reliable outcomes in images. But I stress that the clinical data is NOT available and that always raises concerns of exaggerated claims. In addition, the price tag for it is quite hefty and not everyone will be able to afford such a product for continued used. Nerium sells a 30 ml container of this product for $120 ( $1,440 a year). A discounted price of $90 is offered if you subscribe to automatic delivery orders (ADO) and receive the product monthly on a fixed schedule ( $1,080). While this is comparable to other high-end cosmeceuticals, it is an investment on just one product which fulfills only part of the routine needed for good skin care. A suggestion is to give this product a three month trial ( Nerium's 90-Day Challenge) to determine if it truly is ideal for your skin and worth the investment. Or talk to your dermatologist about possibly equally (if not more) effective and potentially more affordable ways to obtain science-based anti-aging results ( examples: lipid-rich moisturizer, retinoids, and vitamin C serum). As I tell my patients, it is about the active ingredients and how they will prevent or reverse aging, not about a specific skin care line of products. There are many good products on the market and this one likely will not dissapoint you.
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