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Donna

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Registered: 08/26/05
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I occasionally see pea extract as an ingredient in skin care products.
Dr. Brandt's Laser Tight contains sweet pea extract which they claim is a plant derived protein that immediately smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles and gives your skin that tight, radiant feel.
Is this another bogus claim?
hannah

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Registered: 08/22/05
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No, because any protien will smooth down wrinkles as soon as the skin dries. It is the effect that you feel when you apply sea kelp bioferment: the protien or polysaccharide makes a film when it dries. You would get the same effect using egg white.

It is a cosmetic effect, rather than a long-term one.

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