Jan Marini makes some incredible claims around the Regeneration Booster, and it is understandable how appealing they can sound to those shopping for a miracle anti-aging treatment.
Unfortunately, there is more flash than substance here as the most interesting part of this formula are its mix of non-fragrant plant oils, skin-identical substances, and antioxidants (not to mention packaging that keeps them protected from air and light). The hype over the combination of peptides and growth hormones used in the Regeneration Booster is for naught, as there is no peer-reviewed or published data we could locate demonstrating they have any benefit for skin.
As there is no data demonstrating the effectiveness of Marini's peptide and growth hormone TG Beta-1 (the INCI name listed on the ingredient list as "rd-Polypeptide-22"), there isn't a compelling reason to consider the Regeneration Booster given its exorbitant cost. While the remaining antioxidants, plant-based emollients and skin-identical ingredients are certainly beneficial for skin, they don't come close to justifying this product's price. Instead, consider any of the well-formulated alternatives in the Best Serums section, each of which use ingredients that have demonstrated anti-aging benefits for skin!
Regeneration Booster is a cutting-edge anti-aging powerhouse proven through independent studies to significantly improve the appearance of aging skin. Maximum results are delivered through a concentrated combination of advanced ingredients including cycloastragenol, TGF Beta-1, coenzyme Q10, multiple beneficial growth factors and peptides and antioxidants.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ceteareth-20, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Methylsilanol Mannuronate, Cycloastragenol, Myristoyl Tetrapeptide-12, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-11, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-8, sh-Polypeptide-3, rh-Polypeptide-22, sh-Oligopeptide-1, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Linoleic Acid, Allantoin, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Linolenic Acid, Ceramides 2, Ubiquinone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Phosphate Buffered Saline, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Butylparaben.
Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc. At-A-Glance
Strengths: Most of the products are fragrance- and colorant-free; excellent AHA and retinol options, including an AHA combined with sunscreen; the water-soluble cleansers.
Weaknesses: Expensive; some categories contain ingredients (growth factors, hormones, and interferon) with unreliable track records or whose long-term risks, if any, remain unknown; sunscreens that lack sufficient UVA-protecting ingredients; jar packaging; Marini Lash isn't as exciting as Marini’s former lash-enhancing products.
Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc., was founded, of course, by Jan Marini, who originally started out marketing products for M.D. Formulations. Thus, it isn't surprising to find that her own line is also aimed at dermatologists, aestheticians, and plastic surgeons, much the way M.D. Formulations is. In direct contrast to many of the other skin-care lines in this niche market, Marini’s line stands out with its selection of far more realistic and varied skin-care products. First, there are no spiraling-out-of-control ingredient lists where everything is thrown in except the kitchen sink. Then, and more important, you will find some well-formulated products that include sunscreens, skin-lightening options, vitamin C products, and good glycolic acid–based alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) products, along with some outstanding retinol options.
It is interesting to observe that Marini attributes the research for her "topical form of lipid (fat) soluble Vitamin C that is stable and able to be absorbed" to the form "developed in conjunction with physician researcher Nicholas Perricone, M.D." Of course, Perricone has his own version of vitamin C products, which are quite similar to Marini's in that they also contain ascorbyl palmitate. That being the case, given that he claims his are the best ever with the highest concentration of the stuff, we wonder if she would now agree with his findings? At least compared to her former partners at M.D. Formulations, Marini's information about vitamin C is more accurately based (it's backed by published research) and there's only a minimal amount of hyperbole. In fact, when it comes to the information Marini and team present to the professionals who retail their products, this line wins high marks for its close-to-accurate information about how skin ages, what can be done to minimize and prevent future signs of aging, and the effects various products have on skin. Of course, you're supposed to believe her products have all the answers, but that's what the reviews below will elucidate.
For more information about Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc., call (888) 695-2611 or visit www.janmarini.com.
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