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New Product Alert: Prevage Antiaging Night Cream

Yesterday, I mentioned four beauty products that you should never splurge on. Today, I'm talking about one that is far from cheap.

I've been using Prevage ($125) for the last week. Prevage is a prescription antiaging treatment developed by Allergan, the company that makes Botox. Elizabeth Arden has created a nonprescription variety of Prevage and put it into a night cream. Like the original version, it contains idebenone, a topical antioxidant that's much smaller and therefore better at penetrating the skin. It also contains Mega Complex-A, a blend of antioxidants such as vitamins A and E.

To find out whether this $125 cream delivers,

(Full disclosure: Elizabeth Arden's publicity department sent a jar for me to review. I will always tell you whenever a PR firm gives me a product for review that costs more than $100. Transparency and all that.)

I don't really have any wrinkles yet (ahem, sunblock), but I can say is that in the last week, my skin has been doing some great things. The redness in my cheeks has gone down — way down. My skin looks smooth and evenly toned now, and I've been wearing concealer only under my eyes and on my hormonal chin zits. No more redness! I've also found that my T-zone isn't as oily, which is great. I keep looking in the mirror to marvel at the changes that have happened in such a short amount of time.

Plus, I love the dispenser. You just press gently on the button and a bit of lotion plops out. (I don't care if it's gimmicky. I just like it, okay?)

So, is Prevage night cream worth $125? Oh, man. I don't know what to say. I think $125 for a night cream is definitely expensive. No two ways around that! And yet . . . this is the first over-the-counter cream that I would actually consider paying $125 for. Let's face it: Most night creams will moisturize your skin, and some will deliver results, but this is the first one that has done both in a very small amount of time. So, if it's in your budget, try it out. I'm going to go gaze at my skin now.

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Bee333 Bee333 8 years
I've found decent results with Aveeno lines, though I don't use night creams unless I'm testing a product. Always afraid my skin will turn greasy and break out unnecessarily. Anew daily is also decent, but I must admit some products are hard to judge when product switching. --I've used higher-end lines in the past and they all worked to an extent, then would make my skin break out/strip it, whatever.
Bee333 Bee333 8 years
I love your honesty and disclosure! If it were sent to me I'd test it! Otherwise, not a cost I can currently justify. Can you tell us any aftermath effects, whether month/s or when you've used it all? I find that many products work wonderfully within the first days/week, and after that any number of things happen including making my skin break out and look worse than it was pre-product. Tx!
TFS TFS 8 years
i use this.:] it works.
kitson1 kitson1 8 years
ewww...Arden. Everything from Arden feels like bacon grease in a jar to me, including this stuff. I'm young and already have greasy skin though, so I'll stick to turnaround concentrate by Clinique and renergie by Lancome.
htiduj htiduj 8 years
thats a really really positive review! i dont think that i would buy this now, because i am only 26 (27 on wednesday, but who's counting?), so i think my skin is young enough not to splurge. but if i were older, i would probably consider it, especially if it really works. id also be interested to know what you think of it in about a month bella, and how it compares to more affordable moisturizers.
gimmesweeps2 gimmesweeps2 8 years
i would be thrilled to get his. i need it now at age 47! thanks
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
It's quite expensive, so I'm going with the preventative route (sunblock and moisturizer) now, before I get wrinkles so that I don't have to buy this a few years down the road...
mlen mlen 8 years
it is a bit pricey- anyone else try it and have the same good results? and bella, can you give us an update in a month to let us know if you still think its worth the price!
Rabbit88 Rabbit88 8 years
i haven't tried the new product yet... i'll be able to get my hands on it when i go back to nantucket for hte summer... and i'm sure i'll love it!
rumpel2 rumpel2 8 years
i hv heard gud stuff abt the prevage eye cream too...if these work i wudn't mind payin the price!
emalove emalove 8 years
It sounds nice! It IS expensive, but if you're seeing results already...maybe when I have some extra $$ I'll try it.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Little too pricey for me...
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