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Doesn't do what it claims.
Product claims [taken from the Estee Lauder website]: "AWARD WINNER: "Editor's Choice" 2008 Golf For Women Beauty Award, GOLF FOR WOMEN, May/June 2008" PRODUCT DETAILS: "This anti-aging serum helps repair the appearance of past damage and protect your skin's future. Think of it as "insurance" for younger, healthier-looking skin, today and tomorrow. Repairs past damage. Helps skin repair its appearance from daily environmental damage to recover a younger look. Heightens skin's natural repair response-critical for its well-being. Soothes daily irritation and builds a rich reserve of anti-oxidants and lipids. Protects skin's future. Neutralizes up to 90% of environmentally generated free radicals before they can affect skin's appearance. Studies show it is this environmental damage-not time-that can cause 80% of the visible signs of aging. Hydrates for skin health. Delivers high levels of long-proven hyaluronic acid, nature's "moisture magnet." Locks in moisture to create the ideal environment for healthy skin. So effective. So advanced. It's patented." HOW TO USE "Apply every PM on clean skin. Follow with your moisturizer. Use 4-5 drops. Smooth in gently all over face and throat. Not for use in immediate eye area." FORMULA FACTS "Dermatologist-tested, Ophthalmologist-tested, Fragrance-free, Non-acnegenic". ================================= REVIEW: I received this product free as part of the cosmetics settlement as well and was excited to try the expensive anti-aging product b/c even though I'm only 23, I am starting to see some fine lines on my forehead and want to keep my skin in good condition. So does it live up to it's lofty claims? Repairs past damage? Doesn't seem to do anything about irritation one way or the other. If anything, results are minimal. Protects skin's future? A tough claim to truly prove, but IME it doesn't seem to do anything with regards to this statement. Hydrates for skin health? Finally, something I can test at home! Unfortunately, the answer is NO, it doesn't really do anything in terms of hydrating. I tried the product by itself and also under moisturizer and moisturizer by itself, and the repair serum didn't seem to make any difference as to how hydrated my skin was. Fortunately, the product did not cause breakouts (however, I am on Accutane). The smell is a little odd. Not a product worth buying, IMO, but since it doesn't seem to be hurting my skin, I'll use it up and hope it's doing something useful that I can't see!
May 9, 2013
Not very good.
I have this in pink and red, and they're just okay. I have a base coat and a quick dry topcoat too, and they aren't good either. The polish is a good consistency and only needs 2 coats to be opaque, but it chips quickly. Works okay on my toes.
April 29, 2013
I bought this on sale in the ivory shade. It wasn't worth the money. The pigmentation was poor, and it didn't wear that well. I wouldn't waste my money on these again.
April 29, 2013
I have this in a light peachy nude color. It barely shows up on my lips, and has only a bit of shine/gloss to it. It feels quite sticky. Mine didn't seem to "dry" like it did for other reviewers. Came off on cups/straws and looked gross. You can feel it on your lips for a long time--which would be good if it didn't feel so gross on my lips. And the smell is really weird... kind of sweet and synthetic. It's not overly strong, but the smell isn't very appealing. Maybe a different shade would have been a little better, but I don't plan on spending money on this again, even though it's fairly affordable. It's just too sticky (and I usually like glosses to be a little sticky)!
April 29, 2013
Takes a little getting used to, but a good product!
I like the brushes with more bristles to separate my lashes, but this is a pretty good product. It does look nice on my lashes, but you do have to wipe off the gunk on the tip of the brush (both cream and mascara) to prevent clumping on your lashes. Trying to put on too much primer or mascara will definitely result in clumps, so you have to put it on quickly and in a few swipes of the brush. It can be a little difficult to get off, so get a good remover. It doesn't flake on me or come off on my skin below my eyes, so I like this mascara a lot.
April 26, 2013
I received two sample packets of VitaMelts Vitamin C dissolvable tablets to test for Total Beauty. These taste like your standard orange flavor, a bit tart, and not bad tasting. These aren't quite as "smooth dissolving" as I would have thought, but they do dissolve fairly quickly in my mouth. I was pretty happy with them at first, until they gave me the WORST stomach ache. I had a full tummy from dinner and had had some water, but not long after I took these, my stomach was really cramping.
April 15, 2013
Not quite good..
I received two samples of this to test for TotalBeauty in the All-Natural Orange Flavor, boosting energy and immunity. I like the idea of something tasty in my water that has vitamins and caffeine, especially one that doesn't have sugar, no artifcial flavors, and is low cal! But while this product has those characteristics, I just didn't find it very appetizing. When you put it in water it gets all foamy at the top... it looks a little gross, like seafoam. Not very appetizing!! I stirred it to get rid of it. The flavor is a bit like knock-off Tang that's kind of bitter. It did give me an "energy boost". But at a buck forty per packet, I don't think I'd chug one of these every day. I think I'll stick with coffee or tea and a gummy multivitamin.
April 15, 2013
Didn't hurt but didn't repair my split ends
Disclosure: I received a press sample from Total Beauty. Split end repair is a bit of a misnomer. It can temporarily bond split ends together, but it doesn't truly repair them. Only a trim will do that :) And honestly, I didn't even really notice any effects on my split ends. It just added a bit of shine and tamed my frizz. This product smells nice in a sort of generic slightly sweet slightly floral/fruity/clean way. It's about the same texture as lotion. I tested it both on damp hair and dry hair, but still no difference on my split ends. I think that using it on damp hair improved the overall appearance of my hair more than when used on dry hair, although both were good, it's just that on damp hair it seemed to distribute better. I liked that this didn't weigh my hair down, while still smoothing and moisturizing my hair. As other reviewers said, it helped with tangles too.
March 20, 2013
Good for what it is
I received this to review as part of Total Beauty's Collection for HSN. It does thicken and style my hair. It is very thick in texture. I felt like it was a little heavy for my hair. I'm not really sure it's ideal for my hair (lots and lots of medium-fine hair). Use a tiny bit to ease frizz and put a little on your ends.
March 8, 2013
I received this as part of the Total Beauty Collection for HSN package. It's an okay lotion. It smells like guava, the whole fruit, including the skin--meaning it smells slightly green and plant like in addition to being slightly sweet and fruity. It's not a candy sweet scent, but a more natural sort of fragrance. It's nice, but not my cup of tea. It's more lotion-textured and consistency than a body butter, in my opinion. It's not heavy, but it doesn't sink in to my skin as much as I'd like. Overall, I'd say that it's not a bad product, but not "universally appealing."
March 8, 2013
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