A concentrate that nourishes the skin with deep hydration while helping to maintain its resistance against skin damage from pollution and toxic stressors. The result is a more rejuvenated complexion that looks and feels fresher and less tired.
Conditions skin before shaving and soothes after, helping to minimize irritation and redness. This formula rejuvenates the appearance of the complexion while helping to protect it with antioxidants.
But what antioxidants? This is what we are going to see by analyzing your INCI. And so that nothing escapes you, I leave you the analysis of the Best Facial and Anti-Aging Serums for Men .
And now we go with the analysis of Tom Ford’s serum.
Tom Ford for Men Revitalizing Serum Review
- Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream as Caprylic / Capric glycerides.
- Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate : Analyzed in Apivita’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil : Analyzed in the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Eye contour .
- Polybutene : Tested on Clinique For Men eye contour .
- Dicaprylyl Carbonate : Tested in Kiehls Facial Fuel Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Squalane : Tested in Clinique For Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract : Red algae extract, a rich source of trace elements, sugars and amino acids. It contains a large amount of natural antioxidants and nutrients that can be used for the skin. It is hydrating and calming, and helps protect collagen and increase cell renewal.
- Gellidiela Acerosa (Algae) Extract : Another red algae, with similar properties to the previous one.
- Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract : Analyzed in the Lancaster Skin Therapy eye contour .
- Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract : Analyzed in Germaine de Capuccini for Men Force Revive Serum .
- Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract : Noni fruit extract known for its abundance of vitamins, particularly A and C, and antioxidants. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties to keep the skin infection free. The extract also supports skin health and improves the functioning of cell membranes due to essential fatty acids. Like most antioxidant plants, noni also has soothing properties for the skin.
- Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) : Tested in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Butter : Same as Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil ingredient, discussed above.
- Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter : Murumuru butter works as an emollient ingredient that works to lock in moisture in the skin and smooth its texture. It is a kind of Brazilian palm tree and its benefits are considered similar to palm oil. Unlike palm oil, there is little research to show that murumuru butter is great for dry skin, although as with any other butter, it can be considered a good emollient.
- Laminaria Saccharina Extract : Seaweed extract that acts as a moisturizer, conditioner and provider of nutrients, vitamins and minerals for the skin. It has a large amount of antioxidants, thus protecting the skin against free radical damage. Maintains the level of collagen cells in the skin preventing the construction of enzymes. The latest research indicates that seaweed extract has a large amount of alguronic acid, which is helpful in stimulating cell reproduction, and elastin, which is a protein that works deep in the skin to increase elasticity and strength. Seaweed also has many enzymes, amino acids, fatty acids, DHA, and nucleic acids.
- Sapindus Mukurossi Fruit Extract : Extract from the fruit of the soap tree, which has traditionally been used as a cleaning agent. It contains natural surfactants called saponins, and forms a nice, rich lather. It is ideal for cleaning the skin of oily secretion, as well as for washing hair. Besides being a cleansing agent, this extract also has a host of other pharmacological effects: It is known for its insecticidal properties and is traditionally used to remove lice from the scalp. As for other things relevant to skin care, it has promising tyrosinase inhibition, free radical scavenging (antioxidant), antimicrobial and anticancer activity.
- Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil : Analyzed in the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Eye eye contour .
- Bixa Orellana Seed Extract : Annatto seed extract, used since the Mayans as a fabric dye, body paint and handicrafts. The cosmetic industry is increasingly using it as a natural red color additive due to the increasing number of restrictions they are making against non-natural synthetic pigment ingredients. It is particularly popular because it can give skin and hair a natural shine. In addition, it also works as an emollient rich in carotenoids.
- Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice : Analyzed in Powder Blossoms’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Caffeine : Analyzed in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Glycerin : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Tocopherol : Analyzed in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream as Tocopherol Acetate.
- Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum : 100% natural gum (polysaccharide) derived from tara seeds. It acts as a thickener, emulsion stabilizer and texturizer with a non-sticky, non-fibrous and soft touch.
- Butylene Glycol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Sodium Hyaluronate : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Fragrance .
- Bht : Analyzed in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Phenoxyethanol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Citronellol : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Linalool : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Geraniol : Analyzed in the Decléor Harmonie Calm eye contour .
- Limonene : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Violet 2 (Ci 60725) and Red 17 (Ci 26100) : Synthetic colorants used as color additives, produced from petroleum or coal tar, and coal tar is a known human carcinogen.
Tom Ford for Men Revitalizing Serum Review Summary
Besides emollients, there is a lot of antioxidant ingredient, along with squalane, and hyaluronic acid, although the latter is in a low proportion, relegated to the bottom of the list.The brand has managed to formulate a serum with a large number of active antioxidants, most of them natural, such as extracts of algae, coffee or shea butter or murumuru, among others.
But I don’t like everything, there are some buts on the list. The first is a couple of ingredients that can be toxic, one at the top, and one at the bottom.
The second is the ubiquitous Phenoxyethanol that brands insist on using, and which can be harmful.
Also, there are too many fragrances and colorants for my taste. I prefer to avoid all those ingredients that do not bring me anything good. And the last but is the price, exceeding € 100, it goes out of price.
Nezeni Cosmetics facial serum is a much cheaper and more effective alternative to treat wrinkles and fine lines, the two most common problems in mature skin.
It is the one I use at the moment, and I will tell you why in the article that I recommend in the first paragraphs.
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.