Friday, July 13, 2012

New Dermelect Me Peptide-Infused Anti-Aging Colored Nail Lacquer Treatments Summer 2012 Swatches and Review

A brand new line of nail polishes! It's called Me and it's by Dermelect Cosmeceuticals, a brand known for their anti-aging and problem-solving skincare products. Dermelect previously only offered treatment products for the nails, like Launchpad Nail Strengthener and Rejuvenail Fortifying Nail and Cuticle cream, but now they've combined the strengthening and anti-aging properties of their Nail Recovery system with bright, shiny, opaque color. I've included the full press release below just to give you the full scoop on these new anti-aging treatment nail colors:

The ‘Cure’ in your ‘Mani’ is at your fingertips with the 1st peptide-infused color treatments for fragile, weak nails. Aptly named ME, Dermelect Cosmeceuticals formulated and designed a 2-in-1 range of bright, beautiful crème shades coupled with a remarkable manicure extending formula.

Infused with ProSina, a pure protein peptide extracted from New Zealand sheep’s wool, the lacquers deliver a fast drying, high gloss shine while providing an unequaled level of strength for stubborn nails to grow longer and more resistant to chipping, peeling and splitting.

In its debut collection, the ME range includes six lacquers with eye-catching hues ranging from the brand’s signature red to a rich lilac, creamy sky blue and color of the year, tangerine.

The first coat instantly bonds to the nail, while the second fuses with the base coat to create a flexible web of color that resists chipping and improves brittleness (patent-pending technology).

The ME colors combine fast drying, high shine, and a healthy ‘green’ dose of vitamins, peptides, and moisture, offering a colorful solution to the contemporary woman’s beauty concern—aging hands and nails.

For best results, two coats are recommended.

· Strengthens weak, brittle nails
· Restores nail flexibility
· Helps nails resist chipping and splitting
· Provides long-lasting, high shine and bold color
· Water and detergent resistant
· Protects against UV rays
· DBP, Toulene, Formaldehyde, and cruelty FREE (no animal testing)

KEY INGREDIENT : ProSina Protein Peptide

Persuasive (luscious peach)
Provocative (fabulously fresh fuchsia)
Above It (breathtaking sky blue)
Head Turner (brilliant orange crème)
Luxurious (rich, confident lilac)
Power Trip (burst of red w/pink undertone)

LAUNCH DATE: Summer 2012 (future color collections to follow).

PRICING & AVAILABILITY: SRP: $14.00 (0.4 fl. oz. bottle). Available on and C.O. Bigelow in NYC.

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals is a forerunner when it comes to targeted, multi-tasking cosmeceutical skincare. Backed by its board of advisors and formulated with the most effective and sought out ingredients, Dermelect provides a refreshingly realistic beauty philosophy as it seeks to simplify skincare for the average educated consumer.

Dermelect Above It. A pastel blue creme. This isn't one of those super bright sky blues, this is a soft sky blue, almost a powder blue, and with a slight lean toward periwinkle. Shares some similarities with Essie Bikini So Teeny. It does have some minor streaking on the first coat but is perfectly even with the second.

Dermelect Head Turner. A bright orange creme. Looks more yellowy when first applied, but deepens in color as it dries. It's a pretty fantastic orange. Opaque formula, bright color, strong glossy finish. Head Turner is an appropriate name.

Dermelect Me Luxurious. A light purple creme. This one walks the line between being just a light purple and being a pastel purple. It has a lot of color to it and doesn't look whitish or washed-out like pastel purples tend to be. I also like the slightly more warm slant of this color compared to some of my other favorite light purples (it's somewhat similar to Illamasqua Jo'Mina). Really love this.

Dermelect Persuasive. This one is a light peach-pink creme. Like Luxurious, it's somewhere in between light pink and pastel pink. It seems to have a whitish base, but it's not one of those stark, chalky, white-based "mod" pinks. Soft, flattering, very dense, opaque and non-streaky. And oddly enough, doesn't seem to look bad against my skin color.

Dermelect Power Trip. A bright cherry red creme. It looks rather warm in my picture, but in real life it has a strong pink undertone. Definitely more of a cool pink-red than a warm poppy red.

Dermelect Provocative. Bright fuchsia. Has an nice blue tone to it that keeps it from looking weird on my hands. It's bright enough to be interesting but it's not neon-bright. The color of this one is especially rich and saturated.

The formula on these was amazing. I couldn't have asked for an easier to apply formula. It's thick and dense but not gooey or dragging. It's very smooth and creamy and flows evenly onto the nail without running or pooling. The color went exactly where I wanted it to go and gave me a perfect application without me even trying. The dense, opaque formula does take longer to set and dry, so I needed to wait two minutes in between coats in order to avoid smudging or clumping the previous coat. The colors are all opaque in one coat with the exception of Above It, which needed two. I'm wearing two coats of each color here. The only flaw I could find in this near-perfect formula is the long dry time, but that's eased slightly by the use of a quick-dry topcoat.

I'm impressed. For a new brand, they already have a near-perfect formula and every color in the inaugural collection is gorgeous. The colors really stand out because of their density, ultra-smooth creamy-looking finish and their rich pigmentation. The bottles are heavy and well-designed and the brushes are the perfect shape, size and firmness. They are a little expensive ($14 for 0.4 oz), but their quality matches or exceeds that of every luxury ($15 and up) brand I've ever used.

As for the anti-aging effects, the jury's still out. I think if I consistently wore nothing but Dermelect polishes for a few weeks I might begin to see some results, but I only wore these colors for a few days in a row each time and I'm not sure that's long enough for the treatments to kick in. I did notice that they felt strong and protective and that they didn't dry out my nails after I removed them, but that's about it.

Dermelect Me Anti-Aging Colored Nail Lacquer Treatments retails for $14 each and are available now at

(This was sent for review.)


  1. I was really impressed by the formula as well! They did a great job

  2. ooo...very interesting! I love the vibrant colors. I wonder how long do they last without chipping since I do have a tendency to nick my nails.

  3. The price point seems high, but they do look great. You get what you pay for!

  4. These nail polishes look really awesome! Above It and Power Trip are gorgeous, but if I had to choose one, it would be Me Luxurious. <3 Purple works for all seasons, IMO. :)

  5. These are getting such rave reviews! Thanks for the gorgeous swatches. Imma go look at their website!

  6. I adore these polishes - I bought Persuasive and Luxurious - I love the purple. I need to grab some more colors - I really hope they expand their line with additional shades. A rich cream finish that is opaque in one coat is just so satisfying to apply. I found these to be super shiny as well. I also got the Launch Pad base coat - which is great - I wear it during the week at work and my nails are nicely protected and do not peel. This line is a winner for sure.

  7. Silly idea, but Above It is gorgeous.

  8. I love when a simple creme is executed so well!

  9. The anti aging, hmmm, they should try it on me them LOL
    But the colors are vivid and gorgeous, Above It and Me Luxurious are extra gorgeous!

  10. Beautiful colors, but anti-aging nail polish? C'mon. Seriously. Come. On.

    1. I totally agree lol! Aren't nails dead anyway?

  11. Pretty colors and nice idea! Though I must admit, I haven't been able to look at orange cremes as anything other than nacho cheese, thanks to you... lol. Luxurious and Persuasive are my favorites. :)

  12. The colors look beautiful, but am I the only one who finds the concept of anti-aging nail polish utterly ridiculous? I mean, how gullible do companies think we all are? Just make pretty colors and good formulas and leave it at that.

    1. Yeah, I don't know how a nail polish could be anti-aging, but I'm all for nail polishes with built in strengthening or hydrating treatments! Though I'm never quite sure if they're really working... but it doesn't hurt to add in some special ingredients, could help, who knows? lol

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  14. I love the colors that they released.

  15. I kept reading the name as "Derelicte" (a la Zoolander) LOL


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