What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Asterwood Naturals Triple Repair Matrixyl 3000 + Argireline + Hyaluronic Acid + Organic Vitamin C Serum for Face; Anti-Aging Face Serum, Anti-Wrinkle Serum, Facial Skin Serum Skin Care Products, 118ml/4 oz?

A total of 2 reviews of this product on Reddit.

29 points


11th Jun 2018

Here’s what’s worked for a lot of people including myself. I’m 44. I began using Neutrogena moisturizers with retinol back when I was your age in the mornings after showering. It did help but if I had to do it all over again I would not wash my face anymore, just wet it, and I would probably use Cerave with hyaluronic acid and ceramides like I do now. I doubt that existed back then though. I also sometimes add extra ingredients to it like trehalose and apigenin, but I would only do this intermittently. I would also have moisturized at night as well. Just wet your face and moisturize morning AND night. It should help slow things down a bit.

My skin cream and serum recommendations, cheap and effective:

  • CeraVe with hyaluronic acid and ceramides.
  • This serum with Matrixyl 3000 and Vitamin C in a hyaluronic base.

Speaking of moisture, I neglected to mention drinking plenty of water, especially first thing in the morning. Drink a whole 20 oz or more when you get up every single day. You’ll see why pretty quickly.

You already mention other things like healthy weight and exercise, this is great.

Sunscreen is also important, but make sure it blocks both UVA AND UVB. Sunscreen isn’t enough, however, take vitamin D regularly, 4000 IU per day, because it helps protect skin from photodamage, especially if you’re wearing sunscreen enough to slow your natural production of D. It can also help maintain bone density over the next 20 years. When bone density is lost in the xygomatic and maxilla bones of the face, you get more wrinkles.

If you drink coffee, drink only light roast coffee as darker roasts contain more pentosidine and that kind of glycation spells wrinkles. Avoid overcooking anything like meats or other foods as this produces glycation which can build up. Try your best to avoid sugar, as hard as I know it is. I would have avoided this a lot more had I the knowledge I have today.

Yes, don’t smoke at all. If you want cannabis then vape it, but I would not do this often as it can disrupt sleep quality which also affects skin. Yes, also limit alcohol, more so than the cannabis. If you were to pick one or the other, it should be the cannabis. Vape only and no flavorings, just natural terpenes. Indigopro sells a great THC:CBD 1:1 ratio pen/cart in Colorado.

Frequent sauna use of 20 mins 4 times per week at 80 degrees celsius can definitely help your skin look great among other longevity benefits. I’d do this after each workout of whatever kind. Yeah it adds time but I’ve managed to squeeze my gym into an hour lunch thanks to HIIT.

Lastly but not leastly, do intermittent fasting, or occasional extended water only fasts of up to 4 days with healthy food refeeds. This can help with cell turnover and it will definitely keep your skin looking great. Combine this with a diet high in soluble fiber and anything the good part of your gut flora would thrive on.

13 points


3rd Mar 2019

Oh, it’s very possible if you can line up the products quickly. But most importantly you can have a good diet and exercise to greatly bump up the vitality & circulation in your face. There’s no glow that’s as fast & cheap to obtain and realistic than a buff exerciser’s glow, because that’s what skin care products are trying to replicate.

For the purposes of “glow” in skin care products, doing my own hobby science DIY stuff, it seems that “elasticity” == “glow” in most products.

In turn, “elasticity” seems to imply (1) increased circulation which is good for long term skin growth and healing as well as looking good that day, (2) boosting elastin production in the skin and (3) adding energy in the form of compounds that skin cells literally need for ATP, the mitochondrial energy process in cells that allow them to do their work instead of being depleted and lifeless.

Ingredients that increase glow/elasticity/skin cell energy include:

  • niacinamide (worthy of being a standalone serum in a layered skin care routine, like instanaturals niacinamide serum) straight up supports cell’s energy cycle.
  • growth factors peptides that stimulate DNA expression that boost elastin & collagen production & skin cell activity. There are a lot of these, including Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop, which I combine with other products that contain peptides, like Matrixyl 3000. The Ordinary’s Buffet is very nice, but it’s weak at only 25% concentration.
  • Plant stem cells, which are expensive and hard to find on your own in a good serum under $100. I use a non-AB product, Mychelle Remarkable Retrinal $28 if you subscribe, which uses retinaldehyde instead of retinol (more expensive & more effective without as many drying side effects) and is loaded with orange stem cells (seriously, wash your hands after using b/c it will stain your nails orange for the day).
  • CoQ10 + Alpha Lipoic Acid + Creatine serums/creams that supply skin cells with what they need for the ATP energy cycle on a daily basis. The cheapest one here is a Nivea Germany Male "Active Energy" Aftershave, which has some of these as their top ingredients along with caffeine (also “glow” and “elasticity” supporting)
  • extracts that straight up create elasticity and glow: blackberry extract, birch tree sap extracts <- from an AB line of birch sap based products, homemade coffee face products and/or coffee bean essential oil, ylang ylang essential oil, etc
  • and last but not least, hanbang KB products that have fermented red ginseng, like Missha’s Time Revolution First Treatment Essence, Time Revolution Night Repair ampoules, and Missha Geum Sul line (first essence, emulsion, day cream is what I use). You could go with Sulwhasoo, but that would be 3-4 times more expensive and Missha products are very effective.