Simplified Skincare: Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex (Review)

                                                                                                                   // PR Sample //

Okay so another anti-aging product, what’s up with that Kathryne? Oh well to some of you who quite know moi, I’m in my late 30s already and while I don’t have evident wrinkles yet (hallelujah oily skin!), I have taken steps to preserve my youth while I still can. Okay scratch that youth because I just popped a bone here, hahaha. But seriously, age is just a number my dahlings! Feel young, look young. Laugh, stress-not, and load on anti-wrinkle creams baby!

I had the opportunity to try Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkles Complex ($69, 1 oz/ 30g). As the name implies, it’s your morning and evening skincare buddy.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil, Sesame (Sesamum Indicum) Oil, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Sorbitan Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Stearic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tetrasodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, BHT, Polysorbate-20, DMDM Hydantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Sorbic Acid, Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Extract, Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Extract, White Pine (Pinus Strobus) Bark Extract, Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Leaf Extract, Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) Extract, Chamomile (Matricaria Recutita) Flower Extract, Algae Extract, Bearberry (Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi) Extract, Coneflower (Echinacea Angustifolia) Extract, Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) Root Extract.

I read your inquisitive mind. What makes it a recipe for youthful skin then? Four points to consider: (1) It has hyaluronic acid which retains skin moisture (2) Matrixyl3000 which helps skin to promote natural levels of collagen (3) Argireline which is a common anti-aging ingredient in cosmetics (4) SPF 15 which protects skin from harmful rays.

Give me the skinny, not textbook answers Kathryne. See I follow your frame of thought so here’s my experience. 

My initial reaction was oh shoot it’s thick and creamy it’ll make my oily face look even oilier. Another thing, I have gazillion olfactory nerves so the slight sunscreen scent didn’t escape my nose which I don’t mind at all during daytime. But night time, I’m a bit iffy because I’m more into chillaxin’ notes of vanilla, almond, or to some extent lavender. Blame my doggy nose for bringing that up.

Now the better stuff. Surprisingly, it didn’t exaggerate my oiliness issue despite the thick formula. But just so you know, I was only applying a pea-sized amount and that’s good enough for my entire face. My skin felt supple and hydrated. I also didn’t experience new breakouts.  Gut-feel says if you have dry skin, you might benefit more from this product as wrinkles are more noticeable with you ladies! (but you rarely have pimples so that’s a plus! Sigh, this world is never perfect I tell ya!)

Bottom line, if you are looking for a simplified skincare routine, Hydroxatone might be the answer to your needs: it’s your moisturizer + SPF + anti-wrinkle in 1.

Have you tried or are you curious to try Hydroxatone?




  1. July 17, 2013 / 11:18 am

    I really liked this, too. I was surprised I wasn't an oil slick. I have switched to using it just as an eye cream because it does help with my fine lines.

    • July 20, 2013 / 5:22 am

      Thanks for the idea Arielle! I will use it for my under eye are then! :-))

  2. July 17, 2013 / 2:11 pm

    How does it smell ?it looks so body butter ,by only seeing it looks like it smell like vanilla.

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