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- Reviews: 14
Best Exfoliating Serum Yet
I am having a very positive experience with most products from this line. This serum in particular has been very impressive. Better than all the products I've tried from derm and dept. store brands. It is very basic...no fancy packaging (although I wish it came it a prettier bottle), no lovely fragrance or hyped up ingredients. I'm not sure what the concentration of the acid is, but its enough to get the job done (patience is key) without irritation, redness and excess flaking. I did experience a purging period, but I have very oily, dehydrated skin, so it was to be expected. No big acne bumps...just a slight purging of junk that was "stuck" in my skin. I alternate this with the brightening serum and only use it in the PM (I use an anti-oxidant serum and SPF in the AM). My skin is much smoother, brighter and glowing.
May 25, 2009
Great Basic Cleanser - Smoother Skin
Initially I purchased the Bright & Even set, which is a great way to try the entire regimen (also a very good deal). I do not use it 2x a day, since I address different skin needs during the AM and PM. I use this after removing makeup at night. It is watery in texture, produces a mild foam and leaves my skin smooth without being overly tight. It is not meant to be used as a makeup remover or around the eye area. I haven't experienced any adverse effects to this cleanser, which is a great thing since I have very sensitive combination skin (prone to breakouts and aging...woohoo!). So while there are some improvements that could be made to the product (I hate the packaging...its flat out ugly and the texture could be a little thicker) - I still really like it. It does what its supposed to do.
May 25, 2009
New Approach in Old Fashion Packaging
$125 for a bar of soap seems over the top, even for the price-immune. I tried the Nano Silver Cyclic version (which is less expensive) but it gave me a horrible rash. Color me curious, but I had to try this luxury version...only because the concept seems so interesting and logical. After using the treatment (soap is much to ordinary) for about two weeks, I have no blemishes or rash and my skin is much more even toned. This does dry the skin a bit (I DO NOT believe in one step when it comes to skin care) so I would still recommend using other products in tandem. If you have a particular issue, this product may be worth the money. If you have normal or otherwise healthy skin (lucky) I would save your money and use something more basic. This has made it into my HG products since it works and doesn't aggravate my combo/sensitive skin.
March 25, 2008
A Must Have for Flawless Skin
At $150 for 2oz, this cream really lives up to its price point. While in this day and age of skincare marvels, the ingredient list (which was once revolutionary) seems a bit old fashioned, this product consistently delivers results. I personally use the cream several nights a week (after using it for 7 days AM and PM). It keeps my skin clear, smooth and at 35, without a wrinkle. I also have extremely temperamental skin, so I appreciate the fact that this does not cause a tantrum. I have used the spectrum when it comes to skincare (from the $2 to the $600) and this is one of the few products that has gone the distance.
March 25, 2008