Review: Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE® Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum

On December 16, 2012 by Michelle

Hi all!


Today I am reviewing a new found favourite! Being a fan of including antioxidants into my skin, I am glad that Elizabeth Arden has come up with a new serum packed with loads of antioxidants!

To rejuvenate the appearance of inflamed skin, both instantly and over time, Elizabeth Arden introduces PREVAGE® Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum. Developed in partnership with bio-scientists and leading dermatologists, this innovative formula leverages the brand’s 100 years of product innovation, scientific research and face-to-face spa experience.

New PREVAGE Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum blends Idebenone, a powerful antioxidant, with their exclusive new ingredient – AFC (n-acetyl-s-farnsylcysteine). By protecting skin from oxidative stress, Idebenone not only shields skin from environmental effects, it also helps to support the skin’s natural repair process and restore a youthful appearance. AFC, an exclusive new molecule, has antioxidant properties that helps protect against free radicals, soothe skin and reduce signs of aging caused by chronic inflammation. Elizabeth Arden Research & Development has discovered that the combination of Idebenone with AFC aids or helps neutralize 95% of environmental free radicals and minimizes the signs of aging caused by cellular inflammation, the primary cause of signs of aging.

Based on Environmental Protection FactorTM (EPF®)‡, this series of tests has now been expanded to not just include antioxidant efficacy but also signs of aging caused by chronic inflammation.When tested under this rigorous methodology, the Idebenone, Thiotaine and AFC blend in PREVAGE® Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum scored 174, demonstrating a stronger efficacy than the other common antioxidants tested including Alpha Lipoic Acid, Kinetin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10, Green Tea and Ferulic Acid. In fact, 67% of women preferred PREVAGE Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum vs. the leading prestige serums.




Idebenone Ester: The single most powerful antioxidant*, with an EPF® rating of 95 out of 100. Our proprietary Idebenone Ester technology is an advanced delivery system that fuses Idebenone with a skin-compatible ester to provide a timerelease reservoir of Idebenone within the skin. The result is an effective and more gentle level of performance. *For face products, environmental protection is against oxidative stress due to sun, smoke and pollution, with Idebenone compared to alpha lipoic acid, kinetin, vitamin C, vitamin E and coenzyme Q10. EPF® and Environmental Protection Factor™ are certification marks and trademarks owned by Pharma Cosmetix Research, L.L.C.

Thiotaine: An antioxidant that helps protect surface skin cells from free radical damage; also works with Idebenone, providing protective effects.

Arazine and Blend of Panthenyltriacetate (PTA) and naringenin: Fights acute Inflammation; Soothing and  reduction in redness.

Blend of mica and Silica pigments, Silicone and BoNT-L Peptide, Retinyl Linoleate and Organic Silicon Derivatives: Softens the appearance of fine lines; Reduces fine lines & wrinkles; Help relax wrinkles with BoNT-L peptide; Stimulates collagen/elastin with RetinylLinoleate; Cell regeneration and renewal with Organic silicon derivatives.

Mica and Silica pigments, Soft focus silicone blends and Encapsulated Peptide: Improves skin’s radiance; Reduces hyperpigmentation & evens skin tone; Encapsulated peptide inhibits melanin syntthesis.

Botanical Extract (Cork Oak) and Polymide-1 and Organic Silicon Derivatives and Biomimetric Terapetide: Improves skin firmness; Boosts collagen synthesis.


PREVAGE® Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum is clinically proven to immediately improve the appearance of deep wrinkles, skin firmness, age spots and luminosity, with 97% of women showing an improvement in overall appearance in 12 weeks.

  • 96% of women reported that with use their skin appeared more luminous and radiant.
  • 90% of women reported that it soothes and calms skin, while also improving skin’s overallappearance.
  • 88% of women reported that their skin tone and texture improved with use.
  • 71% of women showed a significant clinical improvement in lifting in just 15 minutes
  • 61% of women showed a significant clinical improvement in the appearance of fine lines andradiance in just 15 minutes.



Before unscrewing dropper, push down on dropper button for 3 seconds. Slowly release button and unscrew dropper. Slowly press button to dispense pre-measured amount of product. Massage onto cleansed face 1-2 times daily. Avoid contact with eyes.

My Review:

Thanks to Isabel from Elizabeth Arden, I get to try out the Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum for 3 weeks. Please scroll down to see my review on it.

If you were to go to the counters and ask about this new product, I am sure the friendly EA beauty advisors will give you a sample for you to try at home.

This deluxe sample size comes with a nozzle tip for easy dispense of the product.

The serum looks like concentrated orange juice. There seem to be some reflective particles in it which makes this serum metallic looking. Perhaps those are the optical diffusers as mentioned above.

Once you apply this serum on your face, the scent is more noticeable. The scent is quite fresh and it reminds me a little of orange juice. It is definitely not overpowering. The serum spreads onto the face very easily and with the light and liquid texture, a small drop of the serum goes a long way. This makes layering of night cream easy when we use this serum beforehand.


I have huge issues with redness on my cheeks and nose area. My pores are also fairly huge. As for my skin type, I suffer from dry skin and especially during the period when my hormones go hay-wire, my skin will usually flake around my upper cheek area.
After using Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum for 3 weeks (on alternative nights):

Redness is significantly reduced, with redness still peeking through around the nose area. This means that the inflammation has subsided thanks to the ingredients – Arazine and Blend of Panthenyltriacetate (PTA) and naringenin. Pores are about the same though less obvious but it will take some time for the pores to reduce in size significantly since regeneration of the skin require time. Throughout the entire period, my skin feels supple and hydrated (dry skin no more!). I was so elated to be able to cut down on applying moisturizer every few hours because my skin was so dry then. This serum definitely has increased the collagen in my skin that causes it to be so “bouncy” and supple. Before I use this serum, my foundation can only stay on for a maximum of 7 hours and now, with the same foundation, it can last up to 11 hours. At the end of the day, my skin still feel hydrated and radiant!

Overall, this serum has promising results for me. I will repurchase it as an investment for my skin.


S$399.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.

Available island-wide at all Elizabeth Arden counters from January 2013.



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