FACTORFIVE Regenerative Serum Review
FACTORFIVE Regenerative Serum
Teacher’s Comments: It replenishes sun and wind burned skin.
Sunscreen and broad brimmed hats are low hanging fruit in the pursuit of health and youthful looks. When outdoors, I am careful to ensure I wear both.
Still, there are occasions when I finish a round feeling as though my face has been slightly sun-and-wind dried. I also get a bit of a facial skin reaction from even the most skin-sensitive of sunscreens. In the past, my go-to for re-moisturizing my face has been pure aloe vera (I also get a bit of a reaction from most facial moisturizer).
Earlier this year, FACTORFIVE sent a bottle of their regenerative skin serum for review. FACTORFIVE says that the “regenerative serum” will repair damage to the skin with “adult human stem cell derived growth factors” that “replenish your diminished supply” and “enables your skin to listen and restart those important skin health processes.”
That’s a lot to take in.
I’ve found is that applying the FACTORFIVE whenever my face is sunburned, windburned or just generally dry makes it feel refreshed almost immediately.
What was surprising to me is that — given the sensitivity of my skin to most commercial lotions — I had no negative reaction to the serum at all.
FACTORFIVE’s literature suggests that it will help you look younger by getting rid of wrinkles, sun spots, tightness, and uneven texture. I don’t really have any of those issues; people generally think I look much younger than my actual age. That said, given how well it works rejuvenating stressed skin, I think FACTORFIVE Serum probably does address those as well.
Ingredients include: Human Stem Cell Conditioned Media, Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, PEG-8/SMDI Copolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Bis (Tripeptide-1) Copper Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Acmella Oleracea Extract, Polysorbate 20, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-37, Fragrance.
For those who worry about such things, the stem cells are said to be derived in an ethical manner.
The serum is not inexpensive. A one ounce tube is $199. On the positive side, I find it takes just a smidgen to cover my cheeks, nose and neck.
As with any product of this nature, it is tough to say definitively whether it works. I’m not conducting controlled experiments on half my face, and while I tried to do a before and after photo sequence with a couple of month’s separation, there was no difference, so I didn’t bother.
That said, I have positive feelings about FACTORFIVE. Not seeing a significant difference likely is the result of not using it every day, but on an “as needed” basis.
I will continue using it on an (admittedly) irregular basis until the tube runs out.