About the Brand
Minimalist skincare is an Indian brand that is completely based on chemical skincare formulas. The brand faced some severe backlash from beauty bloggers and the audience because of their idea to copy the formula and packaging of the brand “The Ordinary” but we will be giving an honest opinion keeping this controversy beside. This review is based on the results we saw after 8 weeks of continuous application of the Multi-Peptide Serum (7% Matrixyl 3000 + 3% Bio-Placenta). Although, the brand is quite transparent with the ingredient source and list, which is a very good thing.
Importance of Peptides in Skincare
Peptides are amino acids that help to increase the elasticity of the skin. It also helps in keeping the skin plump and healthy. Peptides are generally used in skincare in the late 20s as it helps with anti-aging. However, you can include peptide serums or creams at any age as it prevents aging. Moreover, using peptides can make your skin softer and glowy.
Price: INR 699
Suitable For: All skin types.
Smell: No smell
Other Essential Information: Fragrance-free, paraben-free, silicone-free, oil-free.
Aqua, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Butylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Acetyl Glutamine, sh-Oligopeptide-1, sh-Oligopeptide-2, sh-Polypeptide-1, sh-Polypeptide-9, sh-Polypeptide-11, Bacillus/Folic Acid Ferment Filtrate Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Propanediol, Pullulan, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Sclerotium Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Lactic Acid.
About the Ingredients
As we all know, aqua means water and because the first ingredient is aqua, it clearly tells that the serum is water-based. It means that the serum is lightweight and can be used by oily and acne-prone skin as well. It will not clog the pores and can get absorbed quickly.
2. Dimethyl Isosorbide
Dimethyl Isosorbide is a solvent that is used to stabilize active ingredients. It is used in this serum to stabilize vitamin c so that the product can work efficiently on the skin. However, talking about Dimethyl Isosorbide or DMI, it is derived from corn sugar and is 100% safe to use.
3. Butylene Glycol
Butylene glycol is a conditioning agent which helps to condition the skin and keeping the skin soft and supple. It helps in nourishing skin and hair by providing a coating to the cells.
4. Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 is a fatty acid that is good for skin repair. It helps in repairing damaged skin faster. It is also goof for improving skin texture.
5. Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7
Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 works amazingly on aged skin. It has anti-aging properties which helps to tighten loose skin and reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
6. Acetyl Glutamine
Acetyl glutamine is a conditioning agent which helps in keeping the skin moisturized and nourished. It is used in skin care products to make the product more hydrating.
7. Bacillus/Folic Acid Ferment Filtrate Extract
Bacillus/folic acid ferment filtrate extract helps in brightening the skin. It can moisturize the skin deeply. This is a safe ingredient to use in cosmetic and skin care products.
8. Sodium Hyaluronate
Sodium hyaluronate is hydrophilic which means that it attracts moisture and water from the air and keep the skin hydrated and soft. It helps in preventing water loss keeping the skin plump and healthy. However, studies conclude that sodium hyaluronate works better than hyaluronic acid.
Lecithin is a penetration enhancer that ultimately helps in penetrating the product deeper so that we can witness the best results from the product.
Glycerine is a humectant that helps to pull water on the outer surface of the skin. It makes the skin nourished and hydrated for a long time. In skincare products, glycerine is used with occlusive to lock the water it pulls onto the skin surface.
11. Caprylyl Glycol
Caprylyl glycol is a humectant which means that it attracts moisture from air and keep the skin extra hydrated and moisturized. Skincare products generally contains caprylyl glycol as it makes the product hydrating and moisturizing.
Propanediol performs various roles in a skincare product. It can be used as a solvent, humectant, or emollient. Studies show that propanediol is good for the skin and can make your skin clear, clean, and soft. Well, some studies also suggest that propanediol is better than propylene glycol which is commonly used in skincare products.
Pullulan is a naturally-occurring ingredient that helps in defining the texture of a product. It makes the product thick so that the product can hydrate the skin nicely.
It is a binding ingredient that helps to bind ingredients in a product which increases the performance of a product. This is 100% safe to use and can be used by everyone.
15. Xanthan Gum
Xanthan Gum is very hydrating for the skin. It does not have any side-effects on the skin and can be used by anyone. It is 100% safe and is used in most cosmetic or skincare products.
16. Sclerotium Gum
Sclerotium Gum acts as a thickening agent and helps in improving the texture of the product. It has a gel-like consistency which helps to hydrate the skin. It also helps to make the skin soft and supple.
Phenoxyethanol is used as an anti-bacterial ingredient in cosmetic products. But, studies suggest that this chemical is not so good for the skin especially if you are breastfeeding. Studies show that this chemical can react badly if gets absorbed by the skin. We would not suggest breastfeeding women use this serum.
Ethylhexylglycerin is used as a humectant and emollient to stabilize another ingredient. This acts as an anti-bacterial ingredient and helps to save the product from getting spoiled.
19. Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate
Trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate is a naturally-occurring ingredient which helps in increasing the shelf life of a skincare or cosmetic product. It is used to stabilize preservative and antioxidants in a product.
20. Lactic Acid
Lactic acid is very good for treating hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and age spots. It is actually a bit milder than glycolic acid. It helps in improving skin texture and also helps in reducing pore size.
- Smoothen wrinkles and fine lines.
- Increase elasticity.
- Promote cell growth.
- Reduce signs of ageing.
- Boost skin moisturization.
- Makes skin softer and smoother.
- Adds a glow to the face.
- Improve skin texture.
- With regular use, you may notice difference in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Brightens the skin.
With regular use of Minimalist Minimalist skincare multi-peptide serum (7% Matrixyl 3000 + 3% Bio-Placenta), it is clearly visible that it has improved skin texture. The serum has also brighten the skin. Also, you can see that the product has also worked for blackheads and whiteheads.
Things to Keep in Mind
- For external use only.
- Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen after using this serum.
- Do not use any active ingredient on top of it. Do your research before layering your skincare products.
- Do not use AHAs before or after using this serum as it can reduce the efficacy of the product.
- Use it only at nighttime.
How to Use?
- Wash your face with a mild cleanser.
- Apply the toner you use regularly but make sure that it does not contains AHAs.
- Take 3-4 drops of the Minimalist skincare multi-peptide serum (7% Matrixyl 3000 + 3% Bio-Placenta).
- Warm it by rubbing between the palms.
- Dab the product into the skin.
- Let it sit for 1 minute.
- Proceed with your night cream.
After looking at all the aspects of Minimalist skincare multi-peptide serum (7% Matrixyl 3000 + 3% Bio-Placenta). We would rate the product 9/10. It is a good peptide serum at affordable price. If you are looking for something for dull, dry and aged skin then this the serum we would recommend you to use. Using peptide serums or creams can make a huge difference in skin texture and appearance.