3LAB “M” Cream Review




60ml./2 oz.  $260  (heavy glass jar w/ spatula)

“Miraculous. Magnificent. Works in a Minute.” -3Lab

PRODUCT RATING:★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

ROAR!: Effective anti-aging concoction – but texture issues prevent it from living up to its price tag.

the REVIEW (Original Post: 10/13/09): At $250, you are allowed to expect a lot from a cream. All the fancy  ingredients aside, this gel-cream treatment moisturizer is almost worth its price. I’m not a fan of the gel-cream texture –  leaves a film (like most gel-creams), almost like its sitting on the skin and doesn’t quite moisturize enough. That said, “M” doesn’t make me break out or rash. My skin does look healthier, have a bit more life and feels firmer. I use the Glow Serum and Cleansing Gel with it, so I’m not sure what it would do on its own. I will update when I start using it more consistently.

the UPDATES (02/17/10): I wish this cream didn’t leave a sticky residue – otherwise it might be one of my favorites. However, I’m still not willing to part with “M” Cream quite yet. I’ve been using it on my decollete and neck at night and have gone through half a jar so far. I just realized that one of the main ingredients are cyclomethicone and dimethicone, which explains that annoying feeling on my skin. Its also possible that its the reason why after using this gel-cream consistently, I’ll start to get clogged pores in my t-zone.


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: “The first cosmetic product that contains stem cells from the rare Uttweiler Spatlauber Swiss apple, so rare that only three trees remain in existence! This luxury skin de-stressing cream works to increase resiliency and cellular turnover while giving the skin a naturally radiant glow from the inside out.
“M” Cream hydrates and firms the skin with Nano-Claire GY, the world’s first bioengineered growth hormone. PhytoCelTecTM Malus Domestica, stem cells from a rare Swiss Apple that have been proven to slow down and delay the aging process. Happybelle, a plant-based beta endorphin, stimulates key enzymes in the receptor system helping to relieve skin aggressors and bring out natural radiance while fighting the root causes of environmental damage and also contains Osilift which immediately firms the skin and relaxes muscle contractions.” – 3Lab

RECOMMENDED SKIN TYPES: All skin types. I wouldn’t recommend it for extremely oily or acne prone skin. Drier skin may need to layer “M” under a more emollient cream.

RECOMMENDED APPLICATION: Apply to cleansed and toned skin morning or night for firmer skin that glows. Can be used on top of any 3LAB serum. (3Lab recommendation)

3LAB “M” CREAM INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua/Eau), Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Stearyl Dimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sodium PCA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Human Oligopeptide-9, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture, Adenosine, Krameria Triandra Root Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Vitex Agnus Castus Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Urea, Allantoin, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Cyclodextrin, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Bis-Vinyl Dimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Panthenol, Lecithin, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Sclerotium Gum, Alcohol, Magnesium Sulfate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Disodium EDTA, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol

MONSTER BITES: PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica (from the Mibelle Biochemistry site) – “The first plant stem cell active for skin stem cell protection with proven efficacy.

PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica is a liposomal preparation of apple stem cells developed by a novel, patent pending plant cell culture technology.

PhytoCellTec™ – a novel plant cell culture technology has been invented to cultivate dedifferentiated callus cells from a rare Swiss apple. These apple stem cells are rich in epigenetic factors and metabolites, assuring the longevity of skin cells. PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica has been shown to protect skin stem cells and delay the senescence of hair follicles.

PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica provides a revolutionary anti-aging performance for real rejuvenation.

Claims with PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica
• Protects longevity of skin stem cells
• Delays senescence of essential cells
• Combats chronological aging

• Patent pending
• Award winner (BSB innovation prize for the best active ingredient 2008)

Cosmetic Monster Shopping Guide

3Lab “M” Cream is available at Nordstrom, Dermstore and 3Lab’s website.


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