How to Tell Whether a Skin Care Product Works: Test it on People

Plenty of products claim to restore your skin’s health or counteract the signs of aging. Many of them have some level of scientific backing for their claims.

But there’s more to efficacy than that. In many cases, these products rely on third-party data, such as tests on the separate ingredients contained in their formulations. If you dig a little deeper, you find that they haven’t tested the actual product.

Does the product work on real people? Do their active ingredients have unexpected side effects when combined with other substances in the product’s formulation? How does the manufacturing process affect efficacy? It’s rare to receive a satisfactory answer.

We commissioned a clinical trial by Germany’s Dermatest Research Institute for Reliable Results. A group pf people largely aged in their 40s and 50s received Ao #6 Rewind Retinal once per day in the evening over four weeks. The trial measured skin elasticity and skin roughness. The results were photographed using the VISIA system.

The results are unequivocal. After just four weeks, all subjects had an improvement in skin elasticity with an average of 29% (and up to 59% improvement). They also all had a reduction in skin roughness with an average of 14% reduction. There were no reported side effects.

Obtaining such dramatic improvements within a month is excellent news. The results suggest that the Ao approach really works.

It’s adaptive skin care that helps restore skin to its native state of health.