The last couple of months I’ve been using two face creams from MyChelle Dermaceuticals, as I thought I would need something more nourishing and hydrating when undergoing treatments like TCA peel and Dermastamp.
Having used exclusively oils for about two years, it felt pretty unusual to slather on a cream. I realized that I had built up some kind of fear towards conventional creams, and I was pretty nervous about it breaking me out with the many active ingredients. Weirdly enough, quite the opposite happened! While I didn’t like the rubbery feel, my face seemed to calm down a bit when switching to these creams. And when I tried to add oils back into the routine, it was tricky not to break out…
I mainly bought both of these creams because they were the only complete green skincare on the market that used several different peptides and Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), which are good in boosting collagen production – nonetheless good as aftercare after advanced skin treatments. While I see more products like these popping up, the Supreme Polypeptide cream is still one of the “best” ingredient-wise. Many other peptide creams contain active retinol and active ingredients that are not wise to be applying on skin that’s undergone invasive treatment.
This multi-peptide and nutrient-rich cream are enriched with four anti-aging peptides: Matrixyl® Synthe’6™, Syn-Coll®, AC DermaPeptide Revitalizing PF, and Proteasyl® TP Pea Peptide. However, from doing my research, these powerful ingredients would do better in an airless container, not a jar. :/
The cream applies nicely on, and sinks in quite fast, but isn’t as hydrating as you’d think a product like this would be. It says only anti-aging, but I think those with a normal to oily skin type, like myself, do good with it. However, people with very dry skin would probably think it’s not moisturizing enough, and very oily skin types would find it too heavy… I find it just perfect!
I’m not fond of how it dries though. From the three face creams I’ve used from MyChelle (including the sunscreen), they all seem to make your face feel like you got something on when you rub the palm of your hand on your face. Coming from a place of only using oils that makes your skin feel like skin, I’m not very fond of this finish on a moisturizer.
INGREDIENTS OF SUPREME POLYPEPTIDE CREAM UNSCENTED: Aqua (Water), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Cetearyl Olivate, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Polysorbate 60, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Sorbitan Olivate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Rice (Peptide) Protein, Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Pisium Sativum (Pea Peptide) Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide, Polygonum Cuspidatum (Giant Knotweed) Extract, Astaxanthin, Honey (Mel), Tocotrienols, Phospholipids, Tocopherol (D-alpha), Totarol, Hyaluronic Acid, Sphingolipids, Glucosamine HCI (D), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Polysorbate 20, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol, Alcohol Denat., Caprylyl Glycol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Citric Acid, Phenethyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate.
MyChelle | Deep Repair Cream Unscented OLD FORMULA
Reason I bought the Deep Repair cream was that I was afraid that the Supreme Polypeptide wouldn’t be hydrating enough for the treatments I was undergoing – which it wasn’t – it also had EGF higher on the list, but at the same time it did not contain Hyaluronic Acid, which was another important ingredient for me to have.
While the Deep Repair cream is indeed a little bit heavier and more moisturizing than the Supreme Polypeptide cream, I was kind of surprised that it actually worked quite well with my skin that slightly tends to be on the oilier side. I thought it would be like a huge moisture boost by the look of the name, but it actually fell short in moisturizing both my dry skin from TCA peel and Dermastamp.
It bummed me out, as I thought this cream could’ve been a more natural swap from the more chemical cream I was recommended to use after the treatment. I ended up using solely the Tebiskin EGF cream for the first week as it was much more deeply moisturizing and then incorporating the other two creams from MyChelle as soon as my skin had rebalanced.
OLD FORMULA OF DEEP REPAIR CREAM: Aqua (water), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, caprylic/capric triglyceride (coconut), squalane (olives), butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)*, thermus thermophilus ferment (venuceane), saccharomyces/xylinum black tea ferment (kombuchka), cetearyl olivate (olive oil), rh-oligopeptide-1 (epidermal growth factor), lecithin, sorbitan olivate (olive oil), ribes nigrum (black currant) seed oil, glycerin (vegetable)*, rosa canina (rise hip) fruit oil*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, levisticum officinale (loveage) oil, brassica campestris (rapeseed) seed oil, lycium barbarum (goji berry) fruit extract, elaeis guineensis (palm) oil (tocomin), tocotrienols, tocopherol (d-alpha), cetearyl alcohol (plant), dimethicone (mineral), polysorbate 60 (plant), xanthan gum (fermented sugar), aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder*, allantoin (comfrey), hydroxyethylcellulose (plant), lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, phenethyl alcohol (rose), caprylyl glycol (coconut), citric acid, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, alcohol denatured (grain), trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate (green & biodegradable).
NEW FORMULA OF DEEP REPAIR CREAM: Aqua (Water), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Glycerin, Cetearyl Olivate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Cetearyl Alcohol, Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment, Polysorbate 60, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Sorbitan Olivate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract, Levisticum Officinale (Loveage) Oil, Lycium Chinense (Goji Berry) Fruit Extract, Tocotrienols, Tocopherol (D-alpha), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Citric Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Potassium Sorbate, Caprylyl Glycol, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol, Phenethyl Alcohol
I’m almost at the bottom of both of these creams and have used them interchangeably switching from using one during the day and applying the other in the evening. It’s been almost 3 months, but I can’t comment on the anti-aging effects as I’m probably just too young. While I lean towards oily skin, I’ve been liking the moisture boost these two give.
Nonetheless, I bought these for a purpose, and unfortunately, they did not work out with my idea. While they definitely can be used after an advanced skincare treatment, I’d still recommend you use the cream your clinic/facialist recommends you to use, at least for the first week before switching. It will definitely be more moisturizing and suitable than these two.
My biggest dislike is the jar packaging. Even if the ingredients would be safe (which they are not), I think I ended up using more product than what I needed. Unfortunately, I did not have two old 30ml airless containers laying around, but I’m thinking about buying a few just for these types of situations where the cream is good but the packaging sucks. And if it’s the peptides you’re after, I’d suggest getting a Peptide Serum instead to use alone or blend with your moisturizer. – Always patch test if putting new products on damaged skin!
The use of Palm oil in many of MyChelle products is also a drawback for me. It’s a shame for these two setbacks, as I genuinely think both creams are good and has worked well with my skin and keeping breakouts at bay. And after 3 months of using creams, my skin has become more adjusted to the creamy feel to the point where I’m actually considering not going back to oils again.
OBS! Changes with the new formulas:
In the new formulas, EGF has been replaced by Dermcom (Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract), which is supposed to work similar and as effective as rh-oligopeptide-1. You can read more about Dermcom over here.
The Deep Repair Cream Unscented version has been discontinued and is now only sold in a lightly scented version.
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