I received this product from Influenster free for testing purposes. I am not being paid for my review nor am I an any way being sponsored, etc...
So let's just jump right in, shall we?
After quite an absence on YouTube, Blogger and all of my normal consumer feedback sites ( See previous blog), I was quite happy to get another VoxBox from Influenster. And it was a beauty product to boot!! Yeeeeeeeeah!!
So the product I received was a .50 oz. of Cindy Crawford's Meaningful Beauty Creme de Serum. http://www.meaningfulbeauty.com
I don't know if you can tell in this picture, but it has a brown and white substance swirled together in double helix fashion, suspended in a clear substance.
When I got this, I was happy, because, hey, Cindy Crawford looks almost the same in her mid forties as she did in her late twenties. In my opinion, better. I was now holding the secret to eternal youth! Mwah hahahahaha. Okay, not really, but you get the idea, I was excited.
The bottle directions say to use ONCE a day. And to use it either morning or night. I was reading some of the reviews on Influesnter and comments on twitter ( as part of Vox Box and Brand Challenges...read the blog about Influenster) that some people were using it 2-3 times a day, and I'm thinking 1. This stuff must be pretty effective if they say only once a day. 2. People do not/ will not read directions before use 3.Dumb asses.
Now let me say here that I have mostly dry skin, with certain areas that are prone to breakouts and on top of that, my skin is very sensitive. I will blister (on my face) from a mild sunburn, mmmkay. Does this make me more cautious when trying new things? Of course not! It's just my FACE!! Seriously, I am not afraid of trying new things, I just READ directions carefully, and check ingredients to see if there is something in the product that I know will break me out. However, this little deluxe sample did not have the ingredients on the back as most do. Hmmm, said to self while raising the people's eyebrow..
But according to MeaningfulBeauty.com, this what they had to say about the product and what it contains:
This crème de la crème treatment takes a triple approach to combating the signs of aging with three powerful anti-aging ingredients: superantioxidant melon complex, anti-aging peptides and hyaluronic acid. Combining the power of a serum with the rich, moisturizing effects of a crème, this super-boost is designed to help protect, increase hydration and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Okie dokie, I am all in. So about an hour before bed I start my normal "Nighttime skin care regimen" whatever, I washed my face with a mild antibacterial face soap, pat my face dry, toned with witch hazel, air dried and then applied one pump of the creme de serum.
One pump was definately enough. It went on smooth, was silky but not greasy. The product was an off white color and was pleasantly scented. Not sure if fragrance was added, smelled a lot like Jergins original hand lotion with a hint of baby powder ( yeah, the grandma smell..hey at least there was no rose smell to it). The smell didn't last too long and absorbed into my skin fairly quickly.
No itching or tingling, no smell of burning flesh, so I finished my episode of of Tru TV's World's Dumbest Partyers #10 and went to bed. When I woke up, this is what I saw in the mirror..
A huge zit! Now, remember, I said that I am prone to breakouts. Plus that is on my right cheek and I sleep on my right side. As of the writing of this post, a week later, I have not used anything on my skin but mild soap and witch hazel and the breakouts are still occurring. Some on my chin, and two more right above and below the one pictured above.
So no, I did not use the product a second time, nor will I give it a second chance. I mean, really, one pump of this stuff is literally the size of a small pebble and it is plenty for the whole face. And used just once a day!
Now, I have to say, someone that has a different skin type to me and not prone to breakouts would probably love this stuff. As always, this was MY experience with this product and yours may vary.
I am not sure what else to say about the product. It doesn't seem to be a bad product, just not right for MY skin and I had a bad experience with it, that's all.
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