Fans of This Clean Anti-Aging Cream Say It Works in Days

“I started using MyChelle products in my late 20s, and it’s like I froze time.”

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As a keen beauty lover for the past two decades, my favorite place has swung from Sephora, to Ulta, to Credo (which I affectionately call the Sephora of clean beauty). But through it all, Whole Foods' beauty aisle has maintained its selection of under-the-radar, excellent beauty products — and if you're not familiar with MyChelle Dermaceuticals, its Supreme Polypeptide Cream is about to change that.

Like fellow Whole Foods denizens Andalou Naturals, Cocokind, and Acure, MyChelle's skincare sets itself apart from mainstream products by swearing off ingredients that aren't good for us and the planet. That means goodbye to hormone-disrupting parabens and phthalates, sensitizing sulfates, artificial fragrances and colors, and eco-unfriendly petroleum and silicones.

Beyond what it doesn't have (which is important, because the world of beauty is still operating with antiquated regulations), the Polypeptide Cream features a long list of anti-aging ingredients that makes it the secret sauce for reviewers' best skin ever. "It's not greasy or heavy, but it's rich enough to really plump your skin back up," wrote one shopper. "I literally feel like when I use this my skin plumps up like a firm peach. It's amazing...I started using MyChelle products in my late 20s, and it's like I froze time."

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The magic behind the formula's effects is a combination of four firming peptides and some potent plant antioxidants. Providing the latter category is black currant seed oil, rosehip fruit oil, snow crocus extract, green tea leaf extract, and astaxanthin, which is a more potent antioxidant than even vitamin C. Moisturizer-wise, we're looking at sunflower seed oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, mango seed butter, squalane, vitamin E, and fatty acids from phospholipids and sphingolipids, while witch hazel brings one last pore-tightening element.

Thanks to those power players, users say stark results are visible within two days — even when they were prepared to wait two months for a difference. Compliments roll in from friends, a person over 50 wrote, a confidence booster for sure. "I was definitely not expecting to see overnight results," a different person said. And yet, "my forehead wrinkles were nearly gone, [and] my skin looked more plump and was velvety smooth." Others wrote that they became a convert when their skin firmed up around their jawline and between their brows; still more said their age spots have lightened and complexion has smoothed.

"I see it, and I still don't believe it," began another customer. "Incredible. I mean, truly, incredible. I almost don't want to write a review, lest the company realize they have pure liquid gold and start charging appropriately."

They continued: "I've been using it for two days — two days, people — and already the fine lines on my cheeks are -5 years. Even if this is as good as it gets, it's worth twice as much as the $80-a-bottle night cream I was once gifted. Only, you know, priced for real people instead of billionaire heiresses." She's a steal, friends. And since the Whole Foods-Amazon connection is closer than ever, you can nab the anti-ager for $42 online.

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