Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Nude Advanced Probiotic Skincare

Right off the bat, when TRULY testing out skin care products, you generally have to give it 28 days to really know what's up.  I got some Nude Skincare samples through Sephora by entering one of those those awesome promotion codes and decided to just experiment with them a bit.

For the first go, I used:
  • Miracle Mask
  • Advanced Eye Complex
  • Age Defying Moisturizer


For the second go, I used:
  • Cleansing Facial Oil
  • Advanced Eye Complex
  • Age Defying Moisturizer

Here's a description of what each product is formulated to do, their ratings and price on Sephora.com:
  • Miracle Mask: A facial mask for instant radiance and skin-brightening results.  It exfoliates and stimulates skin for revitalized complexion.  It contains natural alpha hydroxyl acids, which benefit the skin with their light exfoliating and moisturizing properties, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, skin lightening and firming, and increased collagen production. The perfect pre-party mask, this incredible treatment is recommended for all skin types except the very sensitive.
    Sephora Rating: 4.2 out of 5
    Sephora Price: $62 USD for 1.4 oz
  • Cleansing Facial Oil: A luxurious and effective detergent-free cleanser and eye-makeup remover for normal-to-dry skin.  This skincare essential gently and thoroughly removes makeup and pollution, sans stripping side effects.  Infusion of Omega 3 essential oils and vitamin E leave your complextion purified and protected.
    Sephora Rating: 4.1 out of 5
    Sephora Price: $36 USD for 3.4 oz
  • Advanced Eye Complex:  An antiaging eye cream.  It's formulated with milk peptides to stimulate collagen production and firm the skin and acacia to instantly lift skin to reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Powerfully antioxidant CoQ10 and argan extract protect against free radical damage while phytoactive organice mountain ash reduces puffiness around the eye area.
    Sephora Rating: 4 out of 5
    Sephora Price: $88 USD 0.5 oz
  • Age Defence Moisturizer:  A light moisturizing cream for normal-to-combination skin.  It is a daily-use hydrating formula with bio-active milk peptides and flavonoids, which help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and protect against premature aging.  An infucion of natural Cupuacu, Manketti, and orchid flower oils immediately softens skin.  This Nude formula is free of silicones, so it penetrate effectively and absorbs instantly.  Antioxidants protect against the signs of aging and free-radical attacks, leaving skin soft, supple, and moisturized.  Over four weeks, the milk peptides work to encourage collagen production, resulting in the appearance of firmer, smoother skin.  In an eight week independent clinical trial, this moisturizer was shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkle by an average of 63%, while improving skin texture by up to 66%, and skin hydration by up to 27%.
    Sephora Rating: 4.1 out of 5
    Sephora Price: $78 USD for 4.1 oz

My Verdict:
  • Miracle Mask:  Out of everything that I tried, I would definitely purchase this.  It sort of has a spoiled fruit smell, but aside from that, it's the only product that Boyfriend right away said "Your face does look brighter."
  • Cleansing Facial Oil:  It didn't get as milky as I expected when I added water, but the package says it will form a "light milk" which is evident in the photos.  After washing it off, I swiped my face with a cotton pad soaked in my toner and there was no residue, so it does remove makeup as it claims.  But, I broke out the next day.  I can't say for sure if it was the oil or not, but I wouldn't purchase it.
  • Advanced Eye Complex:  Nice light texture, but I didn't notice an "instant" lift to the skin as it claims it's formulated to do.  If it wasn't so pricey, I might actually purchase this, mostly because of all the fancy ingredients listed.
  • Age Defying Moisturizer:  My skin still felt tight after applying an ample amount of this product, but it does day that it's formulated for normal-to-combination skin and I have straight up dry skin.  Despite not being moisturizing enough for my skin, it did feel soft.  I wouldn't purchase this either, though the independent trial results are impressive.
Over All Thoughts:  You gotta be ballin' shot callin' to afford these products.  They list a bunch of exotic ingredients, which I'm sure is what constitutes to the price and and use a lot of scientifical jargon to describe what it does.  God bless the people who write that shit up, they really make it sound like it's the best thing since eyeshadow primer.  Everything had a pleasant smell, except for the Miracle Mask, but it wasn't so over bearing that it made me feel nauseous.  I'm actually thinking about investing in bottle of it.

♥,
 [MMS]

P.S. click the pictures & zoom to see the pics so big that you can see my friggin pores! ^_^

4 comments:

  1. i'll have to real real save to afford ah bottle, lol!

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  2. gosh! tell me abt it.. $88 USD for a 1/2 oz of eye cream... not even a full oz self lol

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  3. Hey girl, great post!! You doing great work so far :)

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