Brief Product Review
Abyssine cream has two key ingredients; Abyssine which is a natural molecule found in the ocean where magma and water collide, and apricot kernel oil, which has a high amount of Vitamin E and oleic and linoleic acids. This anti-wrinkle cream “from the deep” claims to not only reduce the signs of aging, but also to protect the skin from damaging UV rays and toxins in the air. The Abyssine is described as a “survival molecule” and will soothe and protect skin cells while minimizing the appearance of various lines and wrinkles that can form on your face.
Abyssine cream is dermatologist tested and fragrance free, and for the most part, suitable for various skin types. Unfortunately, there is no evidence of in depth testing or reported results on the Kiehls website, however there are some testimonials. While the testimonials on the official website for Abyssine cream are all five stars, once you look at third party reviews, there is a different story.
When shopping for a skin care product like this, you want to buy from a company who is trustworthy and backed by real world research and client testimonials. Kiehls, the manufacturer of this product, is known as a trustworthy and prestigious company with a long history of beneficial beauty and skin care products. The Abyssine cream itself is light, smooth and cooling when applied to the skin. It moisturizes and rejuvenates the skin cells, which is comforting for dry skin; however, it is not as effective on oily skin. As a matter of fact, people with oily skin have complained that it causes acne breakouts.
How Much Does It Cost?
Many have pointed at Kiehls track record as justification that this product is effective. Nevertheless, their product line, which has been around for over a hundred years, hasn’t necessarily kept up with the times. In order to be beneficial, skin care products today need to keep up with the new generation of environment issues and stresses that make wrinkles, and the signs of aging, more frequent and intense. While the Abyssine cream claims to be that step in the right direction, they simply have no proof or reasoning behind their two key ingredient combination to say that your wrinkles and signs of aging will be eliminated. On top of that, Abyssine cream can seem expensive to most, especially if it’s ineffective. You’ll pay around $45 for a 1.69 fl oz jar. So far, other anti-wrinkle products, even the less expensive ones have shown better results.
There are many cheaper moisturizers out there, and while they will not have Abyssine as a key component, there are many ingredients that have actually been proven to be beneficial as anti-wrinkle treatments. Abyssine isn’t the worst anti-wrinkle cream on the market, but it certainly costs more than many other products in its league. There is also no mention of a money back guarantee on the official website, making the risk just too high for a treatment that promises a lot but has received questionable reviews.
Does It Work?
The bottom line is that it’s difficult to find enough information online backing its promises, or anyone saying they tried this product and that it really reduced the signs of aging. Any website pushing a product can display testimonials, real or not, but the complete lack of testimonials for Abyssine on the Kiehls website is somewhat suspicious. They do have a section that shows 5 stars on their company website but no links to actual testimonials. In addition, there doesn’t appear to be any actual clinical trials to back up their claims. As a matter of fact, there is a complete absence of any material regarding whether or not this product works, leaving us to draw our own conclusions, strictly based on their reported list of ingredients.
With thousands of anti-wrinkle creams on the market today, it can be really difficult for consumers to pick the ones that deliver what they claim they can deliver. That being said, real world information on these products can also be hard to find, and many of us end up paying way to much money for products that don’t deliver what they promise.
In the case of Abyssine cream, it may work efficiently as a soothing moisturizer for dry skin, but that’s where its benefits seem to end. There doesn’t appear to be any real proof that it works as an anti-wrinkle cream. There are better choices available that have proven results. If you’re just looking for a moisturizer, you’ll be able to find one that’s a lot less expensive than Abyssine cream.