Protini Polypeptide Cream

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Quick Product Notes
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EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe

Notable Effects & Ingredients

Promotes Wound Healing from 1 Ingredient(s):
Sodium Hyaluronate

Anti-Aging from 1 Ingredient(s):
Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Ingredients Related to Skin Types
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Dry Skin
Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
Sensitive Skin

Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Health Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • High Risk
  • Unknown

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Product Ingredient List

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EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
Dicaprylyl Carbonate
(Skin Conditioning, Emollient)
(Solvent, Perfuming, Fragrance, Humectant, Viscosity Decreasing Agent, Hair Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Denaturant)
Good for Dry Skin
Good for Dry Skin
Cetearyl Alcohol
(Emollient, Viscosity Controlling, Viscosity Increasing Agent, Emulsion Stabilising, Emulsifying, Opacifying, Foam Boosting, Viscosity Increasingagent - Aqueous)
Comedogenic Rating (2)
Cetearyl Olivate
(Hair Conditioning)
Fungal Acne
Fungal Acne Trigger

Latest User Reviews

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Broke me out, did not moisturize, pointless
Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Sensitive Skin

This felt too thin to hydrate my skin and that turned out to be true. It was also the only thing I changed in my routine and I broke out really bad--I hadn't broke out like this in years. Waste of money and I've now found a different moisturizer that doesn't leave my face completely tight or broken out.

Best Skin of My Life
Skin Type: normal Skin
Skin Concerns: None

This moisturizer checks all the boxes for me. It absorbs beautifully, does not leave any residue on the skin yet also leaves my skin nourished and hydrated. A word of warning, I didn't fully understand the effects of the mild exfoliation from the lactid acid so I was confused when I started to flake a bit between my eyebrows on my forhead, the dryest place on my face, after a couple days of use. I figured I was just dry or something and fortunately continued as normal. There was no crazy purguing or angry breakouts, just some mild irritation (if you can even call it that.) After just a few days (if even that,) I had the best skin of my life! No breakouts, no dryness or flaking, even texture, happy hydrated skin! Even the packaging is absolutely adorable and functional as well!

Too much for my skin
Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Post Inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), Eczema, Blackheads, Large Pores, Uneven Skin Tone

Unfortunately, this is a pass for me. It seems that an ingredient or ingredients in this cream don't agree with my skincare routine. I love Drunk Elephant's Virgin Marula oil and the pekee bar but this cream seems to have too many active ingredient to the point I ended up with dry patches. My skin is rarely sensitive and very few products have caused a bad reaction on me. This one is among the few.

I tried a deluxe sample of this cream for a few days and I started getting dry patches around my nose and cheeks. I didn't think it was the cream as I use some potent serums, but I stopped using it and changed to the Virgin Marula oil for some days until skin was back to normal. After some time, I saw what was left of the sample and decided to use it at night. In the morning, my nose was starting to develop the dry patches again. I had not changed anything else in my routine except for this cream as my last step. I stopped using the Protini cream and within the next couple of days the skin is back to normal.

The texture of this cream is very light and it does feel moisturizing when first applied. However, if you use potent serums with active ingredients for cell-turnover and such, I wouldn't recommend this cream.