Tuesday, January 8, 2013

What Makes 3LAB “M” Creme A Rare Antiager?


PRICE: $47.00 .38 oz. Sample 
(Full Size: $260 for 2.0 oz.)
$$$$: # 2 out of 8, Most Expensive Beautyfix Samples

BEAUTY BOX: Beautyfix Spring 2012
CATEGORY: Skin Care Products
TYPE: Moisturizer

“This includes a rare Swiss apple that delays the visible signs of aging. It is like using a treatment, a hydrator, and a toner in one“.

The Claim:
The first cosmetic product that contains stem cells from the rare Uttweiler Spatlauber Swiss apple, so rare only three trees remain in existence! This luxury skin de-stressing cream works to increase resiliency and cellular turnover while giving the skin a naturally radiant glow from the inside out.

Immediately firms the skin and gives a radiant, youthful glow. Provides the skin with vital stress-relieving nutrients and makes it feel "happy" and uplifted. Cream helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines over time. Relaxes facial muscles and reduces wrinkles.

SPF: None
Shades: None
Fragrant Scent: Gently fragranced
Key Ingredient(s): Apple stem cells
Texture: Lightweight
Consistency: Gel-like cream
Coverage: Medium
Complexion: Luminous
Finish: Velvety smooth
Results: Radiant glow
Wear: Provides continuous hydration
Best Usage: Daily, AM & PM
Best For: All skin types
Not For: Younger skin
Jar Packaging: Yes
Tested on Animals:
Verdict: Yes, I recommend it!

Key Ingredient(s): Apple stem cells - “M” Crème works to hydrate and firm the skin with some very powerful ingredients: 
  • Nano-Claire GY, the world's first bio engineered growth hormone-like protein that works as a "hormone replacement therapy" for the skin.
  • PhytoCellTec Malus Domestica, stem cells from a rare Swiss Apple proven to slow down and delay the aging process. **Winner of the European Cosmetics Innovation Prize in 2008 for Best Active Ingredient, PhytoCellTec Malus Domestica
  • Happybelle, a plant-based beta-endorphin (a phyto-endorphin extract) that comes from the cactus Monk’s Pepper combined with antioxidant and moisturizing factors to help revitalize the skin and give it a radiant glow. Ingredient stimulates key enzymes in the receptor system helping to relieve skin aggressors and bring out natural radiance while fighting the root causes of environmental damage.
  • ACS (Anti-Cyto Stressor), to promote an overall bio regulation that follows and respects the cutaneous physiological mechanisms by hindering the alterations caused by stress hormone.
Other Ingredients: 
  • Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, can be a skin irritant and there is no research showing it has any benefit for skin. Lavender oil all by itself isn't a photosensitizer, but when exposed to oxygen, one of its fragrant components, linalyl acetate forms substances that lead to allergic contact dermatitis in and out of sunlight. Research also indicates that other components of lavender, specifically linalool, when applied topically can cause skin-cell death. Lavender leaves contain camphor, which is known as a skin irritant. Because the fragrances in lavender oil oxidizes when exposed to air, this enhanced oxidation also increases its irritancy on skin. **Lavender oil, even small amounts of it (0.25% or less) can be problematic. -It is a MUST to avoid in skin-care products.
  • Silicone, is the ingredient that makes your skin feel so smooth immediately after application.  Several silicones (dimethicone, cyclomethicone, etc.) are present in this cream.

Fragrant Scent: Gently fragranced - Scent is wonderfully light and it will delight your senses; it is soft and refreshing.
Texture: Lightweight - It feels silky smooth, not greasy or sticky and it richly moisturizes the skin.
Consistency: Gel-like cream - It is very light on the skin because of its gel formulation, which creates the perfect consistency for a moisturizer.
Coverage: Medium - It absorbs beautifully and is so refreshing. I just love the fact that it does not sit on my skin. However, I did feel like I had to use a lot of product to cover my entire face, neck, and chest.
Complexion: Luminous  - This cream has changed my whole complexion! In an instant, dull lifeless skin transforms into a gorgeous complexion that looked luminous.
Finish: Velvety smooth - Your skin is smoother, looks supple, and feels luxuriously hydrated. This moisturizer has a wonderful plumping effect on the skin that leaves you with a smooth flawless finish.
Results: Radiant glow - Gives skin an instant and natural looking glow with an overall renewed appearance. My skin felt hydrated and tighter too, without it feeling uncomfortable like many tightening cream tend to do. After two weeks, I have noticed that my skin looks and feels more awake -- even if i am tired or worn out; applying this immediately perks up my skin!
Wear: Provides continuous hydration - keeping my skin moisturized all night. Waking up in the morning, my skin looks refreshed.

Best Usage: Daily, AM & PM - Use this cream daily for younger, healthier looking skin. Use an antioxidant packed serum before applying any cream to help maximize your skincare routine. Apply a small (pea size) amount to cleansed, toned skin on the face, neck, and décolleté in morning and/or at night. This is a very expensive treatment, so if you can only use it once a day, use it in the evening. At night (between 1 AM - 4 AM), our skin cells are most active working hard to reverse the damage inflicted from the day. For this reason, a heavier cream should be used at night to help replenish cells and to ensure proper absorption of antioxidants.
Best For: All skin types - This cream is especially suitable for mature or very dry skin because it is such a rich moisturizer and because it has wonderful lifting properties. This is a great option for breakout-prone sensitive skin, as it moisturizes without causing breakouts and keeps the moisture in balance.
Packaging: Jar - A major drawback, jar packaging is unsanitary and can become easily contaminated. Moreover, the active ingredients begin to degrade as soon as you open the jar for the first time, exposing these ingredients to air.

PInkyPrIss Reviews: 3LAB is a very reputable brand. Their “M” Creme is an incredibly effective anti-ager with immediate lifting benefits as well as provides you with long-term anti-wrinkle effects. Even though this anti-ager is powerful I do not usually buy skin care products that come in a jar for degradation and sanitary purposes. In addition, I have very sensitive skin and suffer from psoriasis so the lavender oil in this product is alarming to me. I would still recommend this cream to a close friend, but I personally would not buy it. -I sure loved trying it out though! **Tip: If you apply this moisturizer around your lips and eyes, you should see fewer wrinkles around the lips and feel uplifted around the eyes. The silicones in this product help fill in those fine lines for smoother, younger looking skin.


Uttweiler Spatlauber apples were very popular during the 18th Century due to their long shelf life and their ability to last throughout the winter. Since the advent of refrigeration, however, they have fallen from popularity due to their tart, bitter flavor, and only three Uttweiler Spatlauber trees remain in existence today. Scientists recently identified that their exceptional durability is due to long-living, potent stem cells that can reverse the appearance of wrinkles.