Aimee Age Correction is a cosmetic cream that claims to have a breakthrough formula that contains vitamin C, which they state, when delivered topically to the skin helps replenish collagen lost due to aging, light, pollution, and smoke. They tout Aimee Age Correction will improve overall skin tone, reduce the look of sagging skin, and firms skin structure with just a few dabs a day.
What’s All the Hype About Aimee Age Correction?
Vitamin C and Wrinkles
The main ingredient promoted by Aimee Age Correction is vitamin C. Vitamin C as you may know is an important nutrient that our body needs but doesn’t store. We get our vitamin C from citrus as well as watermelon, grapefruit, strawberries, and even tomatoes and broccoli.
According to University of Maryland, it is rare to be seriously vitamin C deficient, but many people, especially those that smoke can have low levels. Signs of vitamin C deficiency are dry skin, bleeding gums, and dry/splitting hair – the most serious cases are known as scurvy. (Unless you are a pirate on a ship, you most likely do not have this.)
Vitamin C does play an important role in the production of collagen, the stuff that makes our skin spongy and young-looking. There is some preliminary evidence that applying vitamin C directly to the skin can do a number of things, including limiting UV damage, help with would healing, and, yes reduce wrinkles.
However, the Linus Pauling Institute at the University of Oregon notes that the interaction of vitamin C in the skin is not fully understood due to limited research. Still, they point to studies that show topical application of 3-10% vitamin C for at least 12 weeks has been shown to decrease wrinkling; but they state another study that showed people who have a lot of vitamin C already in their diet had minimal reduction of wrinkles when applied topically.
The other thing the Linus Pauling Institute noted was that while the natural form of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is best for topical applications, it is very unstable meaning when it’s exposed to light or heat it loses efficacy fast. Synthetic vitamin C may be more stable but they have limited permeability in the skin. (It is unclear what type of vitamin C Aimee Age Correction uses.)
Conclusion: Vitamin C does show promise as a topical application for wrinkle reduction but when exposed to light quickly loses its potency.
Glycerin: Friend or Foe?
The next major ingredient they list is glycerin, a popular moisturizer in many cosmetics, due to its ability to pull water from the air and add to the skin. While there have been some concerns that pure glycerin pulls moisture from the dermal (inner) layers of the skin to hydrate the epidermal (outer), this does not appear to be true. An oft-cited study conducted by Friedrich Schiller University Department of Dermatology showed patients with atopic dermatitis showed significant improvement in skin hydration after 4 weeks of use. There is also early research conducted on laboratory mice that seems to show glycerol helps skin mature properly. Glycerin can come from animal extracts or vegetable but there is no information as to what kind Aimee uses.
Conclusion: glycerin can help moisturize skin when applied topically.
Cucumber Extract and Witch Hazel
The other main ingredients of Aimee Age Correction listed are cucumber and witch hazel extract. Witch hazel comes from the leaves and bark of the Hamamelis virginiana plant and used in folk remedies for hundreds of years. Livestrong noted that there is quite a bit of evidence that witch hazel can reduce redness and swelling from sun exposure, act as a moisturizer, and is a very strong anti-inflammatory agent.
Cucumber extract is a popular ingredient in cosmetics that is considered safe and according to one study does have skin whitening effects. There is anecdotal evidence that it acts as an anti-inflammatory, which is why people often put slices on their eyes to reduce puffiness. Since they are the perfect size for your eyes and usually are chilled in the fridge, this could account for the effect.
Conclusion: Cucumber and witch hazel both have evidence that they at least sooth the skin.
General conclusion of ingredients of Aimee Age Correction: These ingredients appear to be safe (although there may be some ethical concern about animal-derived glycerol) and could possibly help with skin discoloration and collagen production.
The Free Trial Offer and Fine Print of Aimee Age Correction:
To get you to try Aimee Age Correction, they offer what they claim is a risk-free trial offer where they will send you the product for just £2.00 shipping and handling.
But the fine print listed on the Terms and Conditions page explains:
- The trial period is 14 days from date ordered not when you receive it. (They state it could take 2-3 days to receive it, not including weekends.) This could affect your ability to try and or cancel Aimee Age Correction.
- After this 14 days, they will bill you the full price of the trial bottle, listed as £89.95.
- Forty-five days later and then every 30 days after, they will bill you £89.95 and send you more products.
- You can ask for an extension to the trial period by calling 0800 046 9691 before the 14 days are up and keep or cancel the auto-ship. If you cancel within this time, you can return the open or unopened cream for a refund.
- Opened products past the first 30 days are not available for refund and you are responsible for all shipping charges.
Bottom Line: Is Aimee Age Correction a Good Way to Reduce the Effects of Aging?
As we outlined above, there is some evidence that its ingredients can help reduce wrinkles, inflammation, and redness on the skin.
But as to Aimee Age Correction itself? Not so much. We’ll point to some other fine print on their website:
“The depictions on this page are fictitious and indicative of potential results. Representations regarding the efficacy and safety of AIMÉE have not been scientifically substantiated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.”
This is essentially legal mumbo-jumbo to cover their you-know-what…
Plus it’s going to cost you £89.95 a month.
Alternatives to Aimee Age Correction
Generally speaking, we’re sorry to report that there is no Fountain of Youth that we could find. If you would like to try vitamin C on your skin, you can get it at your local pharmacy likely for much cheaper (same goes for glycerin and witch hazel). If you have puffiness around the eyes, use a slice of cold cucumber in the morning (or a couple of cold spoons).
Try these remedies for 12 weeks and look in the mirror. While you may or may not see any benefits from the ingredients themselves, here’s a little trick that we know will work: smile! Studies show people who smile tend to look younger.
We hope this helps you make an informed decision about Aimee Age Correction. Let us know your experience below!
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