Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My Prime Skincare Transformative Night Cream with Pili & Moringa Oils- REVIEW

About My:
My Prime Anti-Aging Formulas combine pure Asian botanicals with advanced skincare science.
We are proud to introduce our debut collection of premium anti-aging essentials. In keeping with the highest standards for beauty formulas, all of our products are enclosed in unique airless packaging, which protects our ingredients from external contaminants while dispensing the perfect dose up until the last drop. We invite you to make My yours, and journey to a better you. (source)

One of the great secrets to this luxurious skincare line can be found in the use of Pili and Moringa Oils that function as the "cornerstone of select My Prime Anti-Aging Formulas. Rich in antioxidants and omega fatty acids, these extraordinary botanical oils have historically been used by Filipino women to achieve healthy, ageless skin." To read more about Pili and Moringa oils click here.

Pili Oil is "indigenous to the fertile Bicol region of the Philippines, the Canarium Ovatum (“Pili”) tree is the source of a superior restorative oil that contains high concentrations of omega fatty acids and Vitamins A and E. These age-defying ingredients allow Pili oil to rejuvenate the skin by infusing it with deep hydration while also calming redness and inflammation. Moreover, compared to olive oil, Pili oil contains more beta-carotene (a known Vitamin A source), which encourages cell renewal and improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Pili oil is gentle enough for all skin types, and absorbs easily into the skin to impart a light, youthful glow. To ensure the purity of the oil, local Filipino farmers grow the Pili tree without fertilizers or pesticides. The farmers then manually extract the oil from the pulp of the Pili fruit without using any additives." (source)

Moringa Oil is "widely cultivated in the Philippines, the Moringa Oleifera tree is considered one of the most nutritious plants on the planet. Living up to its reputation as a “miracle tree,” the Moringa tree is packed with omega fatty acids and a multitude of antioxidants including Vitamins A, C, and E. Nutritionally, it contains more Vitamin A than carrots, more Vitamin C than oranges, more potassium than bananas, and more calcium and protein than milk. Moringa oil is extracted from the seeds of the tree using environmentally sustainable practices. Supercharged with anti-aging benefits, this lightweight oil penetrates deep into the skin to enhance proper cell growth, replenish hydration, and bolster the skin’s natural defense against environmental attack. In addition, its high concentration of Vitamin C makes Moringa oil a natural skin brightener that helps even skin tone. Moringa oil is suitable for all skin types." (source)

Click here for an overview of My, and here my review of My Weightless Eye Cream, and here for my review of My Multi-Purpose Mattifying Moisturizer.
According to My, Transformative Night Cream is a revitalizing essential that visibly transforms the skin giving it a "vibrant and ageless" appearance.

Among the Benefits:
  • Supports natural collagen production and skin renewal
  • Restores the vitality and radiance of youthful skin
  • Hydrates and protects against environmental attack
Key Science Employed:

1) SURVICODE™: An innovative active ingredient that helps enhance natural collagen production, and bolsters the skin’s natural ability to regenerate.  
2) PEPHA®-CTIVE: A powerful algae complex that reawakens the skin’s vitality and radiance. 
3) ALPAFLOR® BUDDLEJA AO: An extract from a rare Swiss plant that provides antioxidant protection against environmental stressors. 
3) Pili + Moringa Oils: Superior botanicals that hydrate, smooth, and nourish lackluster skin with omega fatty acids and Vitamins A, C and E.

Research Results: In an independent, six-week clinical study, 68% of subjects showed an increase in cell turnover.
My experience: I can most definitely see why Tessa refers to the Transformative Night Cream as the "Cadillac" in the My Prime Skincare collection-- this cream boasts a powerhouse combination of ingredients making it a super-charged and highly effective antioxidant rich, super hydrating anti-aging night cream. Initially I was a little bit worried about trying a thick night cream because I have combination skin and feared that it might be too rich for me. However, after a single use my fears were allayed. After more than a month of nightly use I observed that when I woke up the following morning that my skin was extremely hydrated, radiant, silky smooth and supple, and it had an unmistakable glow. I also noted that I looked more rested- even if I wasn't- which I can only attribute to the fact that this cream left my skin looking balanced and nourished. I was initially fearful that a thick and powerful night cream would over-activate my t-zone and cause me to break out, but it has not. The texture is a bit of an anomaly to me in that it is simultaneously thick and rich, yet light and highly absorptive- I'm not quite sure how to reconcile these seeming polarities, but this is part of the brilliance of this cream. Additionally, as noted in my review of the Multi-Purpose Mattifying Moisturizer, the Transformative Night Cream likewise absorbs quickly and leaves behind no oily or greasy film, and it is also ostensibly has a matte finish. I'm am not sure how such a high power anti-aging product that is super charged with powerful anti-oxidant anti-aging ingredients can do all of the aforementioned things while leaving no trace of having been slathered on your face and neck. The proof is not only in the way that my skin looks the following morning, but also in the cumulative effects of how my skin looks and has responded to this lovely cream after extended use.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Dilaurate, Sodium Cocoyl Alaninate, Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) Oil, Canarium Ovatum (Pili) Pulp Oil, Algae Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Pectin, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Buddleja Davidii Extract, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Allantoin, Hyaluronic Acid, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Polysorbate 20, Lecithin, Retinol Molecular Film Fluid, Mangosteen Extract, Platycarya Strobilacea Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Mallotus Japonicus Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.

My's founder and CEO, Tessa Yutadco, has implemented social responsibility initiatives that were specifically designed to improve the lives of the Filipino women and men who harvest and extract the Pili and Moringa oils used in My products (read more here). It is also important to note that the Pili and Moringa oils are sustainably harvested, and are grown without fertilizers or pesticides. Unlike so many skincare companies, My is uncompromising in the commitment to quality ingredients, healthy products, social responsibility, and transparency in everything they do. It is for these reasons, coupled with the sheer quality of the products, that I am so excited to have found My! Did I mention that My is CRUELTY FREE?!

Tessa takes her social responsibility initiatives very seriously, and as proof of this she has announced the following new partnership: August 8, 2012 through September 8, 2012 My will be donating 50% of the proceeds from ALL My purchases to Best Buddies International! Image source. My is one of the few companies out there that is ideologically in tune with the big picture-- not just in terms of providing the highest quality skincare, but also in terms of an innate awareness and respect of the needs of the world around us. Tessa really believes in both nurturing the skin, but more importantly in nurturing the planet and those who call it home. I absolutely believe in My, and in Tessa.
Overall assessment: A very unique highly effective night cream that has earned a resounding A+ in my book! I also love the air-tight dispenser that is so cleverly conceived- you simply depress the top and the cream pumps up through a small hole- thus keeping the contents fresh, potent, and germ free!
$92.00 1.7 oz. from My and Dermstore (Affiliate link)
PR sample provided. All opinions expressed are categorically my own.
Photo of Pili & Moringa Oils, Best Buddies campaign photo, and videos courtesy of My.


  1. Literally ALL of the My products sound so amazing! I got the Skin Recovery Formula and Multi-Purpose Mattifying Moisturizer, so I'm SUPER excited to test those. After reading your review, I also REALLY want the eye cream too. I am in love with all the great, really sanitary packaging that keeps all the ingredients super fresh and effective. I was kinda hesitant about this cream because I have very oily and acne-prone skin, but since it works so well for you I'm really curious to try it! Great review hon!

    1. They really are amazing, Becca! I can't wait to hear what you think after using them for a while. I think that your oily acne-prone skin is going to really benefit from the Multi-Purpose Mattifying Moisturizer. The eye cream is amazing, as is the Transformative Night Cream. I suspect that the night cream would work on your skin if used more sparingly. I am so excited that you are trying this amazing line! xxoo

  2. Wow! I was surprised that this skin care product actually contains pili oil!
    ~Pauline @Kallony

    1. Hi Pauline,

      The line really does contain Pili Oil, and every product is amazing! Have a lovely weekend! <3


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