DERMA-E - Firming DMAE Facial Moisturizer with Alpha Lipoic and C Ester - 2 oz.
DERMA-E Firming Facial Moisturizer with DMAE, Alpha Lipoic and C-Ester visibly firms, lifts and smooths skin with this unique skin-firming formula. Rich in moisture and nutrients, this nourishing moisturizer contains ingredients shown to help support healthy collagen and elastin, addressing loss of elasticity. DERMA-E's formula contains DMAE, known as nature's firming agent, Alpha Lipoic Acid, known as the universal antioxidant and C-Ester plus moisturizing Jojoba Oil and nourishing Vitamins A and E. This replenishing formula leaves skin thoroughly hydrated, nourished and firmer-looking. Ideal for those who are looking to visibly firm and lift the face or neck. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, GMO-free.
- Clinically proven to imporve the appearance of skin's firmness, hydration and elasticity
- Nourishes and protects skin for a more youthful appearance
- DERMAtologist tested
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does DERMA-E obtain its ingredients?
DERMA-E is dedicated to providing vitamin-rich, antioxidant-rich, solution-oriented natural skincare using only the finest quality ingredients. They source non-genetically modified (non-GMO) ingredients from all over the world from ethically minded manufacturers. A Certificate of Analysis must accompany all incoming ingredients to prove they are free from radiation, pesticide residues, and microbial contamination. Their lab then conducts further tests before each ingredient is used. Each product is then formulated with effective levels of those preapproved ingredients.
As part of their commitment to maximum quality and therapeutically effective products, they also use proprietary ingredients such as BioAstin Astaxanthin, Pycnogenol, Argireline and Matrixyl. Extensive research backs these patented ingredients and the brand names ensure consistently powerful and standardized actives.
Do you test on animals or do your products contain animal-derived ingredients?
No, DERMA-E does not test, and has never tested on animals, and DERMA-E skincare formulas do not contain animal by-products of any kind. As such, the entire DERMA-E line of products is vegan and cruelty-free. You will find a cruelty-free symbol on all of their boxes and labels.
How can I be sure their products are effective?
DERMA-E starts with scientific research on all potential ingredients. This research must demonstrate that specific ingredients are effective and beneficial when applied topically to the skin. When a product formula is decided upon, the ingredients are sourced on the world market and only the very best quality ingredients are used. They must be free from radiation, pesticide residues, and microbial contamination. Each product is then carefully formulated with an effective amount of these active ingredients. These are then blended with effective carrier elements that transfer the benefits of key ingredients directly to your skin. Once formulated, all products are tested for safety and stability.
What should I do if I am sensitive to most skin care products?
If you are using any skincare product for the first time, they suggest you test a small amount on the inside of your arm or underneath the angle of your jaw line to eliminate the possibility of an allergic reaction or individual sensitivity. Allow at least 24 hours to pass. If no reaction has occurred, the product should be safe for you to use. If you find that you do react to most skincare products, you may wish to try some of DERMA-E's nourishing skincare oils. DERMA-E fragrance-free Soothing products are some of the safest and most effective products to try when your skin is sensitive, easily irritated, reactive or if you suffer from rosacea.
Are their products made in the USA?
All DERMA-E products are manufactured locally from their small-batch facility in Southern California, USA. While they do source many of their ingredients domestically, they also source high quality, active ingredients from eco-conscientious international origins to bring you the most effective formulas.
Are there ingredients that are not included on the packaging?
Unlike some companies, DERMA-E has full-disclosure labeling, so all ingredients are listed. For over 30 years, DERMA-E has taken great pride in the quality of their natural ingredients, and in formulating products that are safe for consumers to use. What you read on the label is actually in the product, and just as importantly, what is in the product is always on the label.
In what order should I use their skincare products?
To keep skin glowing and feeling its healthy best, follow this simple skincare regimen:
- Cleanse – every day, twice a day, start with a high quality, sulfate-free facial cleanser targeted toward your main skin concern
- Tone - sweep on a pH balanced toner after cleansing to close pores.
- Treat - Give aging skin extra care twice daily with a concentrated facial serum and eye crème. Give blemish-prone skin extra care once or twice daily with a spot treatment.
- Moiosturize – apply a lightweight crème with SPF protection for day and one targeted toward your main skin concern at night.
- Exfoliate - use a scrub or mask twice a week to stimulate healthy skin renewal for a younger-looking complexion.
The DERMA-E Difference
DERMA-E was founded in 1984 by David Stearn and Dr. Linda Miles, D.O.M. with the humble commitment of offering skin-friendly, earth-friendly, highly effective skincare. This commitment still guides everything DERMA-E does today.
They now offer over 80 unique face care, body care and treatment items enriched with healthy vitamins and antioxidants to address various skin types and concerns. Each item is still hand-formulated by Dr. Linda herself and is produced in David Stearn’s family-owned, small-batch manufacturing facility in Southern California, USA. Yep, you could say that they're pretty down to earth.
Driven by Results
As a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Dr. Linda ascribes to the antioxidant theory of aging. She designed the DERMA-E line to quench the environmental oxidative stress that ages and debilitates the skin. Hence, DERMA-E facial skincare products are formulated with active levels of scientifically proven antioxidants such as Astaxanthin, Pycnogenol, C-Ester and Vitamin E. And DERMA-E Therapeutic Topicals utilize vitamins and botanicals to address a wide variety of skin conditions and physical ailments such as blemishes, age spots, scars and aching extremities.
Driven by Beliefs
DERMA-E is passionate about a future with healthier skin, a healthier environment and a healthier world. To respect our skin, every DERMA-E formula is paraben-free, phthalate-free, GMO-free, gluten-free, sodium lauryl sulfate-free, petrolatum-free, mineral oil-free and dye-free. To respect our animal friends, every DERMA-E formula is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. Finished formulas are never tested on animals.
To respect our environment, DERMA-E products are made with recyclable material, and they offset 100% of their electrical usage with wind energy certificates. To respect our world, DERMA-E actively volunteers and supports the humanitarian organizations, animal welfare and land conservation programs that are near and dear to their hearts, including Special Olympics, Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND), the World Wildlife Fund and Polaris Project. A percentage of all their product sales is donated to The Paraguay Project, a non-profit program they established to aid the disadvantaged people, rainforest and land of Paraguay.
A Letter From Dr. Linda
Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am Dr. Linda Miles, Co-Founder and Chief Formulator of DERMA-E, but foremost I consider myself a healer. As a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Holistic Practitioner, I am most concerned about your health and well-being. During my 30 years of experience formulating natural skin care products and my years practicing holistic healthcare, I have learned that our bodies have an amazing inherent ability to heal themselves. If we nourish ourselves with a healthy lifestyle and powerful natural products, we can restore balance to our bodies for optimal health and beautiful skin.
I firmly believe that our skin is the outward expression of our inner health. We cannot have vibrant, healthy skin without a healthy lifestyle and a healthy body. To help nourish the body and the skin, I recommend eating a balanced diet with fresh fruits and vegetables, taking an antioxidant-rich supplement, drinking approximately 8 glasses of water a day, exercising, getting a good night’s sleep and minimizing your stress.
For a healthy body and beautiful skin, it is also important that you are aware of the levels of toxins you are exposed to on a daily basis. Consuming sugar in food and beverages, over exposure to sun, second hand smoke and even stress can produce a toxic load on your body. When these toxins are produced or absorbed by the body, free radicals try to compensate. Free radicals are highly reactive atoms that damage cells in the body and contribute to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of skin tone, hyperpigmentation, and other signs of aging as well as the development of skin cancer. Inside the body, free radical damage is implicated in the development of various diseases including cancers, degenerative diseases, and inflammatory illnesses as well as the aging process itself.
Antioxidants are the body’s natural protection from harmful free radicals; they help inactivate free radicals before they can damage cells. Hundreds of antioxidants exist; some, such as Alpha Lipoic Acid, the body produces, whereas others such as vitamins E and C, we must consume. Antioxidants are often found in fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Different antioxidants function slightly differently, but they work together synergistically to keep the body and skin healthy.
Although the skin receives its nutrients from the blood and therefore does get some of the antioxidants that we consume, research shows that applying antioxidants topically is the fastest way to help support and protect your skin. Nourishing your skin with antioxidant-rich crèmes and serums can help prevent and diminish fine lines and wrinkles, soothe inflammation, even skin tone and improve texture and elasticity.
As Chief Formulator of DERMA-E and a practicing Natural Health Practitioner, your health, and the health of your skin, is my top priority. At DERMA-E, we formulate high-quality, optimally effective products to help you take care of your skin. We use powerful natural ingredients, backed by scientific research and carefully blended into the most effective delivery system available, to create products that give you visible results and truly optimize your skin’s health.
All of my experience, knowledge and research have been channeled into creating an ethical company that has the ultimate objective of providing you, our valued consumer, with natural formulas that truly nourish and benefit your skin. Using products with natural actives that are delivered effectively to your skin, you can be confident that with time, your skin will be healthier and look better than ever before.
Linda Miles, L. Ac, D.O.M.