After the success of the Pure Active line created for women, Collistar has created a version also for men, whose skin is thicker and has a lower PH than women.
This cream bears in its name the ingredient Hyaluronic Acid, one of the best ingredients to treat wrinkles, since the brand claims that this cream is formulated with hyaluronic acid with three different molecular weights to deeply hydrate the skin.
But to see if it is true, you have to analyze its ingredients, in which hyaluronic acid would ideally be in the top 5.
After this analysis, I recommend that you read this other one that talks about the Best Anti-Wrinkle and Anti-Aging Creams for Men . Especially the part after the analysis of creams, which I explain what are the differences between the skin of men and women, and much more.
Collistar Hyaluronic Acid Aquagel Analysis
- Alcohol Denat : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Cyclopentasiloxane : Analyzed in the anti-wrinkle cream Vita Lift 5 from L’Oreal Men Expert .
- Propylheptyl Caprylate : Emollient as an alternative to silicones.
- Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer : Analyzed in Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair contour.
- Dimethicone : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Polymethylsilsesquioxane : Analyzed in the Génifique de Lancome contour .
- Betaine : Analyzed in the Fiori di Cipria anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Hdi / Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer : Spherical powder that is often combined with Polymethylsilsesquioxane to form a high performance texturizing duo, providing excellent glide, flow and overall skin feel.
- Hyaluronic Acid : Tested in the L’Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 Contour .
- Sodium Hyaluronate : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate / Vp Copolymer : Analyzed in ClarinsMen’s anti-wrinkle cream .
- Caprylyl Glycol : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Sodium Polyacrylate : Tested in Clinique For Men wrinkle cream .
- Peg / Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone : Tested in the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye contour .
- Tocopheryl Acetate : Analyzed in ClarinsMen’s wrinkle cream as Tocopherol Acetate.
- Trideceth-6 : Analyzed in Cien Men anti-wrinkle cream .
- Polysilicone-11 : Tested in Lancaster’s Skin Therapy contour .
- Imidazolidinyl Urea : Analyzed in the anti-wrinkle cream Vita Lift 5 from L’Oreal Men Expert .
- Phenoxyethanol : Tested in Clarins Men Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Perfume .
- Benzyl Salicylate : Used primarily as a fragrance additive, and secondarily as a UV absorb. This ingredient is known to cause skin irritation. In Europe, it is classified as an allergenic substance and products are required to indicate its presence even at concentrations of 0.001%.
- Butylphenyl Methylpropional : Tested in Clarins Men wrinkle cream .
- Coumarin : Analyzed in Biotherm Homme Force Supreme anti-wrinkle cream .
- Eugenol : Chemical fragrance that constitutes 78% of clove oil, also present in basil and bay leaves, among other plants. Known to cause sensitivity, in an in vitro test on human fibroblasts it was highly cytotoxic at concentrations as low as 0.03%. It is best to avoid products that contain eugenol.
- Hexyl Cinnamal : Tested in Clarins Men Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde : Analyzed in NewPeptin’s Wrinkle Repair Cream as Hydroxymethyl-Pentyl Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde.
- Limonene : Tested in Clarins Men Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Linalool : Tested in Clarins Men Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
Collistar Hyaluronic Acid Aquagel Analysis Summary
Despite the fact that hyaluronic acid appears in its name, in the INCI it is relegated to 10 and 11 place. If they sell us that the product has hyaluronic acid, it does not have to be beyond the first 5-6 ingredients.
And worst of all, is that the first ingredients are silicones and an alcohol.
The rest of the ingredients are no better: no active ingredients, except vitamin E, and more silicones, PEGs, and irritating, allergenic and even toxic ingredients.
Many chemical ingredients and a low proportion of active ingredients, so I would not recommend this cream.
Nezeni Cosmetics antiaging cream is in the same price range . This cream does include hyaluronic acid, specifically in the second place, so its effects are more visible and effective.
But in addition to hyaluronic acid, it also has a few other active ingredients, and of course, without silicones, alcohol, PEGs, or irritating or toxic ingredients.
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.