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Beauty Review: Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Treatment Boosting Cleanser – Deborah Tan

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Treatment Boosting Cleanser

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Treatment Boosting Cleanser

When it comes to anti-aging, Idebenone (pronounced eye-deb-eh-known) is the one ingredient that is widely recognised as one of, if not, the most powerful. Developed initially for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease, the anti-oxidant is now used commercially in Elizabeth Arden’s Prevage range. The new Prevage Anti-Aging Treatment Boosting Cleanser offers Prevage users with a cleanser to complete their skincare regime, and is also a great introduction to Prevage for new users.

Three-Dimensional Cleansing System
The Prevage Anti-Aging Treatment Boosting Cleanser is a multi-action moisture-rich cleanser that effectively removes impurities, makeup, and surface pollution without stripping it of hydration. It does this with three distinct cleansing methods:

1. Surfactant System: a mild foaming wash that cleanses dirt and impurities from the skin’s surface

2. Mechanical & Enzymatic Exfoliation: a combination of active enzyme and bamboo beads sloughs away dead skin cells while promoting cell renewal for smoother skin

3. Deep Cleansing System: a mushroom extract and a hexapeptide complex detox cells and support skin’s natural exfoliation, leaving it more receptive to further treatments

The cleanser also contains glycerin and shea butter to ensure that it keeps your skin moisturised.

The Test
Sebum activity in skin typically decreases with age. This means, the older you get, the dryer your skin becomes. Sounds like a wonderful arrangement? No. Most of us start experiencing DEHYDRATED skin in our 20s. The air-conditioned environment of our offices does our skin no favours. It dries up the surface and causes our sebaceous glands to go into overdrive to produce sebum to keep our skin moisturised. This often results in an oily complexion on the surface but highly erratic, unhealthy skin that is thirsty for hydration beneath.

Cleansing with a harsh scrub isn’t the solution. You want a cleanser that leaves your skin moist and “wet” enough to absorb the treatments that come after because dry skin will repel the products and keep the active ingredients from going deeper.

So we cut an apple into 2 halves. The half on the left, we applied a scrub. The one of the right, we applied Prevage Anti-Aging Treatment Boosting Cleanser. You can see from the picture how juicy each half of the apple is.


Left: with a normal scrub; Right: with Prevage Anti-Aging Treatment Boosting Cleanser

We left both cleansers on their respective halves for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes

After 10 minutes

Then finally, we wiped away both the cleansers. Although you can see that the half with Prevage continued reacting with the air around it, it remained moist and juicy – in other words, ALIVE. Whereas the other half was clearly dried out by the scrub. You can see how dry its core looks in the picture below.

Left half is dry and robbed of hydration. Right half remains moist.

Left half is dry and robbed of hydration. You can see how waxy the area around the core has become. Right half remains moist.

Close up of the dried core

Close up of the dried core

My Verdict
I like how gentle the cleanser is on my skin despite its granular texture. After a month of using it, I have noticed how much brighter and more even my complexion has become. In fact, some days, I find I don’t even have to wear a foundation or a BB cream when I head out. Just last Friday, Denise remarked how great my skin looked and when I told her I had had no makeup on, she was pretty blown away.

As its name suggests, this cleanser is a “Treatment Boosting Cleanser”. Using it on its own will only minimally improve the appearance of your wrinkles. For visible improvements to your lines, you will need to complete your Idebenone regime with products such as the Prevage Anti-Aging Daily Serum and Prevage Anti-Aging Moisture Cream.

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Treatment Boosting Cleanser is now available at all Elizabeth Arden counters islandwide. It retails for $69 for a 125ml tube. This cleanser was given to Material World for review purposes and all opinions are the author’s own. Material World was invited to a press trip with Elizabeth Arden for the launch of this product. You may read our advertising policy here. 

About The Author: Deborah Tan is a founder of Material World. After 10 years of working in magazines Cleo and Cosmopolitan Singapore, she is now a freelance writer/editor who works on this website full-time. She likes liquid eyeliners, bright red lipsticks, tattoos, rock & roll, Mad Men, and Suits. She hates it when people guess her age right. Follow her on Twitter @DebTanTweet.

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31 thoughts on “Beauty Review: Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Treatment Boosting Cleanser – Deborah Tan

  1. i want to try :

    PREVAGE® Anti-aging Daily Serum
    PREVAGE® Anti-aging Eye Cream SPF 15 PA++

    because my skin and eyes look really dull and womens need to take care of their skin while its still early and i believe prevage is the brand that aids premature aging ! cant wait to try them out ! 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤


  2. I wish to have the following 2 products!
    1. Elizabeth Arden’s Prevage Anti-Aging Treatment Boosting Cleanser
    2. Elizabeth Arden’s PREVAGE® Anti-aging Eye Serum


  3. Hi,
    I love to try
    1) Elizabeth Arden’s PREVAGE® Anti-aging Moisture Cream SPF 30 PA++
    2)Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Treatment Boosting Cleanser

    Thanks & Enjoyed the review.Very informative & inoovative way to make the result visible..


  4. missy essy says:

    I would want to PREVAGE® Anti-aging Hydrating Fluid and PREVAGE® Anti-aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum 🙂


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