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Does anyone else use Lycopene Cream?

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Initial post: Mar 15, 2011, 7:13:29 AM PDT
Miami Jules says:
Lycopene Skin Care - Lycopene Crema Rinnovante - The Face Cream Used by European Models

Posted on Mar 15, 2011, 7:15:34 AM PDT
Miami Jules says:
I am Latino and live in Miami so the sun plays havoc on my skin. I tried this Lycopene Cream and it helped quite a bit, but before continuing using it I was wondering is anyone else had any experience with it.

Posted on Apr 4, 2011, 9:04:15 PM PDT
Jezebel says:
I use 100% Pure Tomato Lycopene Face Cream. Way better ingredients. Cetyl Alcohol breaks me out bad! That product has a lot of alcohol in it, which can be very drying! Also has Hydrolyzed Wheat Proteins, which is another name for MSG. And "fragrance" and "parfum" are best to be avoided, because it could be anything!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2011, 8:23:17 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 5, 2011, 8:29:06 AM PDT
RFM says:
First, I must say I am the person who is selling this cream so Kendra's post was something I wanted to answer. I am not sure what brand of "100% Pure Tomato Lycopene Face Cream" she has referred to so I cannot compare it to our product.

The company that makes this Lycopene Cream is owned by 4 Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists who have assisted the Italian chemists in developing the product. I asked one of the doctors to answer Kendra's post and here is the information Dr Gary Weinberger sent me:

"Firstly, cetyl alcohol is not a conventional alcohol as it has been described, but a fatty acid derived from coconut oil. It is an 100% natural product and used as an emollient and skin smoothing agent. As such it is not drying and in fact does just the opposite."

Also, "hydrolyzed wheat protein and MSG are not the same thing. Hydrolyzed wheat protein contains wheat oligosaccharides (carbohydrates) and constitues a unique hydrating complex to moisturize the skin. MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) is a sodium salt of glutamic acid and is classified as a non-essential amino acid and is used in food preparation not in cosmetics."

Dr Weinberger has further added, "Our Lycopene Cream uses only 100% pure botanical lycopene extracted from tomatoes. As far as the fragrance (parfum) mentioned we use only 100% natural oils extracted from jasmine and Sicilian orange flowers and it is an FDA requirement that these be listed as "fragrance".

I hope this answers Kendra's questions and if she contacts me directly I will be glad to send samples of the products to her so she may test them.

Posted on Apr 6, 2011, 5:37:02 PM PDT
Jezebel says:
You are awesome to offer up a trial. I really do appreciate the offer. Unfortunately I can't risk trying it due to the ingredients. My skin is sensitive, and I know for sure it has a problem with cetyl alcohol. I also noticed it has Sodium Hydroxide in it, which is another name for lye. I personally can't use this product, although I'm sure many use it, and use it with success. Thank you for the clarification on the Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein in this case. But MSG can be, and is, used in cosmetics (NARS Sheer Glow!). I am by no means an ingredient expert, but I have learned a few things along the way.

You are awesome to defend your product, and to do research for those who question it. Good luck to you!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2011, 8:42:03 AM PDT
RFM says:
Kenda it is great you are careful enough to check all the ingredients in products before you use them. The reaction to cetyl alcohol might mean you have a sensitivity to wheat derived products.

The Lycopene Company has sold over 12,500 jars in the last two years and there have been 3 people who had reactions. They always immediately refund their money in cases like this. The company always recommends testing the product on an inner arm area which normally would show any reaction to wheat, etc.

I got involved with the company when several of the models we photograph raved about the benefits they found using the product. The product started in Europe and was brought here last year.

Thanks again for you post and if I may be of any further service please email.

Rich Moran
Fine Arts Photos

Posted on Sep 19, 2011, 12:21:36 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 19, 2011, 12:23:31 PM PDT
Sherry Holt says:
The Lycopene cream has gotten good reviews, but not from anyone who has either sensitive skin, allergies, or considers the sodium hydroxide level in it as Lye.
I would be very curious to know what the % of the sodium hydroxide is, and I may try the product on my arm first.

Posted on Sep 19, 2011, 12:50:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 19, 2011, 1:29:16 PM PDT
RFM says:
Hello Sherry,

My name is Rich Moran and I sell the Lycopene Cream on

I have spoken to the doctors who developed the Lycopene Cream (they are actually plastic surgeons) so I could intelligently answer your question. The actual level of Sodium Hydroxide in the cream is .001% (That is only one-thousandth of one percent). The Sodium Hydroxide is used to buffer the PH in the product so it remains neutral after it is mixed with the other botanicals used in the cream. This is necessary since some of the ingredients are acidic (Such as the Lycopene), and it is advantageous to always have a cream that is neutral unless you want to help a condition - i.e. azelaic acid has been found to be helpful with roscea and blocking abnormal skin pigment caused by sun damage.

The only allergic reactions we have experienced in the four years the product has been on the market is three people who were highly sensitive to natural wheat botanicals. They are 20 botanical extracts in the product. We do have many people with highly sensitive skin using the product with great success. One of my personal friends is a natural redhead and she has found this is the only cream that does not adversely effect her skin.

I would suggest that you, or anyone, concerned with allergies try all skin care products on their arm as you suggest - this is the smart way to prevent problems. I would be happy to forward samples to anyone requesting them free-of-charge so these possible problems can be satisfied - just message me through the Amazon System with your address. Also please realize that we offer a 100% guarantee so even if you test the product with samples and are not satisfied for any reason we will refund your purchase price immediately.

If you have any other specific questions or concerns, please email or post them here and either, I will address them or get a more technical answer from our doctors.

Thank you again for your post,
Rich Moran

Posted on Sep 30, 2011, 7:04:35 AM PDT
Wannagopaleo says:
I have used Lycopene cream and another product this company makes called Dermopeel. I have sensitive skin and a gluten sensitivity and I had no problems with either. It was recommended to me by one of the plastic surgeons associated with the company to lighten dark patches on my face. While I did notice improved clarity, I personally didn't experience any amazing lightening effects. I did like both products but they are a little costly.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011, 10:33:33 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 30, 2011, 10:36:39 AM PDT
RFM says:

Thank for your post. Again, I am the vendor selling the creams on Amazon to keep everything transparent.

All lightening products on the market take 3-4 months to work with dark spots; while you may see brightening, or better clarity as you mention, sooner. The Dermopeel Product uses only 100% Natural Botanicals to provide this lightening for your skin. Most lightening products contain hydroquinoine which has been found to be harmful in many ways and is actually banned in all countries in the world except the United States. Hydroquinoine products can also be used for only 3 months before stopping due to problems with what is called "rebound hyperpigmentation".

We recommend you use Dermopeel Cream for three months to see results and if you are happy with the product it is safe for continuous use beyond three months. The azealic and kojic acids, as well as the beta glucans, are the natural botanicals that work to inhibit the enzyme that can cause abnormal pigment in your skin that may cause dark spots. Dermopeel has also been found effective in fighting adult acne. The Cream also will hydrate your skin with the most effective antioxidant in the world - Lycopene.

More information may be found in this blog article -

Thank You

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2012, 10:13:25 AM PST
I'm very interested in learning more about this product. If possible could you send me samples?
If so please contact me on my personal email account - so that I can give you my personal mailing information.

thanks a million - Shelly

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2012, 10:19:33 AM PST
RFM says:
Samples may be ordered from the website:

Posted on Feb 18, 2012, 8:34:12 AM PST
pinkvock says:
Thanks for posting that website, I am excited to try the product. I am thankful for the opportunity to do so with no risk. When I like something, I am a loyal customer.

Posted on Apr 4, 2012, 7:56:08 AM PDT
LADY 55 says:
Isnt it nice when a proffesional such as Richard who has ..Ahem Plastic Surgeons who he can consult , and Bother to pass on the info to us (future and present ) customers ..well well i will definately be checking their products out with such a wealth of experience behind the products .
Many Thanks Richard ..i am well impressed .
Margaret .

Posted on Apr 4, 2012, 8:05:58 AM PDT
RFM says:
Thank you for your kind words Margaret. If I can help you, or any other Amazon people don't hesitate to contact me directly or thought the Amazon message system.

Best regards,
Rich Moran

Posted on Apr 4, 2012, 8:18:19 AM PDT
RFM says:
I wanted to inform everyone that the other vendor selling Lycopene Creama Rinnovante "Beauty - makeup" cannot possibly have any of this cream to sell. I have sent a violation notice to Amazon since this seems like some kind of scam. Please be careful - we are the only vendor with the real thing on

Best regards,
Rich Moran

Posted on Apr 4, 2012, 11:30:52 AM PDT
can anyone out there help me with my hyperpigmentation on the face. I am of East Indian decent, and recently have started seeing dark patches appear on my cheeks and nose. Has anyone tried and found anything that will help erase these unsightly things?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2012, 11:55:06 AM PDT
RFM says:

This article might help you:
while it is specific to latino skin I believe you skin type is very near theirs.

This is the product our doctors developed -

Hope this helps.

Best regards,
Rich Moran

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2012, 2:17:29 PM PDT
Thanks so much for your reply regarding the facial upheaval I am facing. I read the article and in it the writer suggests a cream that they know of that can handle the problem however, does not clarify as to what it really is known as. I wish would list it so it makes it easy for folks like me to get on to trying the regimen. I would also like to ask if phlorentin cf is any good for someone with my concern. I only last week heard of it on dr. Oz show. Which would be better-- how does it compare with Dermopeel natural skin repairing cream??
Appreciate your input so very much,
Thanks mr. Moran

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2012, 2:25:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 4, 2012, 2:25:52 PM PDT
RFM says:

Your question is beyond my scope of knowledge. I have referred it to one of the doctors and while they cannot give you medical advice on this forum he may have a suggestion. I will write again when I receive a reply from him.

Rich Moran

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2012, 5:07:04 PM PDT
I must say I like your striving to find ways to help! Much appreciated. I am at the verge of buying something to counter this occurrence on my face as I am going for a vacation to Hawaii in 3 weeks and am mortified to even speculate what havoc the tropical sun would do to the pigmentation problem!!!
So before I spend $$ uneccessarily ( not to mention most of the stuff is so expensive), I would love to know what would be better for me.

Again thanks so much.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012, 6:54:02 AM PDT
RFM says:

Again, the doctor has reminded me not to suggest specifically anything for your problem. He has however sent this information:

"Phloretin is an antioxidant from apples. The product Phloretin Cf is made by "skinceuticals" and also has Vitamin C. Has gotten very tepid reviews. Can't really comment to him about whether it will help."

I will say the sun can be one of the primary causes of hyperpigmentation so whatever product you may decide to use going in the sun will possibly only cause the problem to get worse. Be sure to use a high SPF sunscreen and apply it often.

Most lightening products use hydroquinone which "bleaches" the skin and may cause other problems. I believe that is what Michael Jackson used on his skin and got that blotchy look he had. Our Dermopeel Cream uses natural azealic acid and mushroom extract which has been shown to react with the elements in your skin that causes these spots. While is is not meant to treat any condition on your skin tests have shown over about a 60 to 90 day period it will help the skin lighten the spots. Unfortunately, these spots are a natural condition of your skin so whatever product you may choose must be used regularly. And again the suggestion is to stay out of the sun. Please realize none of these statements has been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Here is another article that may help you:

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012, 6:54:04 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 5, 2012, 6:56:21 AM PDT
RFM says:
Sorry forgot to sign my post

Rich Moran

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012, 11:13:31 AM PDT
Hello Rich,
Your persistence is commendable to say the least! Thanks for the links to the articles. I read them carefully, although they both carry the same message. Looks like I will give the Dermopeel a go. As a matter of fact I sent for a sample online. Hope it arrives soon. One important fact I derived from the articles is that products I choose should have azelaic acid. Can you suggest which ones from you line would be useful to me?
Take care

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012, 11:14:41 AM PDT
No worries, I knew it was you!!!
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