This post brought to you by éclos Skin Care. All opinions are 100% mine.
I came to the realization that I can no longer use the same skin care products that I used to use when I was a young mom in my twenties with young vibrant skin! I'm getting older as much as I hate to admit it, and my old products can no longer keep up with the aging of my skin! Yet I'm only thirty! I shouldn't have to just give up let my skin age and sag! I want a new skin care product line that can help my skin in it's transition from young to more mature. I want skin care products that can also manage my oily and dry combination skin, my sensitive skin, and my newly found wrinkles, eye puffiness, and stress caused adult acne break outs! And did I mention my sensitive skin? I can't have any harsh chemicals in the skin care product line which will trigger the rashes! So am I doomed? I know that is a lot to ask of skin care products. At least it was until I learned about éclos Skin Care.
What is éclos beauty?
éclos beauty skin care products contain Apple Stem Cells extracted from a rare Swiss apple which has shown a tremendous ability to stimulate skin stem cells, encouraging aging skin to behave like younger skin. Plant extracts, vitamins and anti-oxidants combine with the Apple Stem Cell technology to help minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and tired skin. Although these ingredients have been available from specialty brands at department stores they have also included a high price tag to match. éclos beauty is the first brand to bring this active ingredient to mainstream stores at a fraction of the cost; making beautiful and younger skin available to the average women at a price we can afford!
About the éclos beauty Products and my experience:
I was able to try out the new éclos beauty anti-aging skin care starter kit for a week. The kit includes:
• Facial Cleanser Skin Prep
• Cellular Activator Face Serum
• Moisture Therapy Regenerative Cream
• Restorative Eye Cream
• Instant Radiance Facial Scrub
• Skin Renewal Clay Mask
• éclos Terry Cloth Head Band
All the products are formulated without synthetic fragrances, dyes, parabens, sulfates, and petro-chemicals! Brilliant! That takes care of the skin sensitivity issue! Even though it does not contain synthetic fragrances, the scent of the products are still quite pleasant, which is also important to me. Who wants to put a product on their face that makes them gag when they smell it?
The Facial cleanser is a mixture between a liquid and a lotion texture. It lathers well, but not to the point of your face being overran by the attack of the soapy bubbles! And it rinses easily away leaving your face fresh with no residue left behind. It is meant to balance out your skin's ph-levels, purify your pores, extend skin cell longevity and it primes your skin for treatment.
The Face Serum is a very smooth and thin consistency lotion. It glides on smoothly and a little goes a long way! It soothes the skin and just feels amazing! The PhytoPlex™ plant extracts help visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and it helps regenerate skin cells, rehabilitates aging skin, and helps prevent future damage.
Moisture Therapy Regenerative Cream is a very thick hydrating cream. It doesn't spread as thinly as the serum does, but it still only takes a little to cover your entire face. It richly moisturizes and you never feel like your skin is dry, but neither does it leave your skin oily! It's absorbs quickly. It is engineered to help your skin renew itself. It brightens dull skin and reduces lines and wrinkles.
Restorative Eye Cream is a simple lotion that you apply gently to your eye region morning and night. This I would say is my FAVORITE product out of the entire starter kit, because it gave me the most noticeable difference in the one week I used it. It tightens the skin reducing fine lines, hydrates for the sensitive skin areas, slows the signs of aging, and firms delicate skin. It also just feels great!
Instant Radiance Facial Scrub is more than your average facial scrub. It is actually a microdermabrasion system. It removes dull dry skin cells, activates skin renewal, improves tones and skin texture, and it makes your skin feel brand new! It exfoliates better than any other facial scrub I have ever tried. Yet it doesn't irritate my skin, nor leave it feeling like a dried prune! I did however find the most interesting experience with the facial scrub. After washing with the facial cleanser, at first application I feel a significant heat when I start applying the facial scrub to my skin. It isn't uncomfortable, nor does it hurt, it is merely quite different. The "beads" in the scrub start off sloughing off the dead skin cells but then melt away into a smooth cleansing lotion. Like I said, this is not like any other facial scrub I've ever used before. It is my 2nd favorite product of the entire product line!
Skin Renewal Clay Mask is formulated to restore youthful texture, absorb dirt and impurities, and tighten and reduce pores. I've never really been a fan of clay masks before, but I must say I did enjoy the times I used this clay mask. It doesn't take a lot to apply to the entire face. It is light weight and I don't feel like I'm a walking Smurf, as the clay is barely visible and not colored some crazy color. It dries quickly so I'm not left waiting 30 minutes for it to do it's job before I can rinse it off either. It rinses completely away rather easily, and leaves my skin visibly brighter. I actually noticed a reduction in my pores after just the first time using this clay mask. I was quite impressed.
éclos Terry Cloth Head Band is just a fun bonus to this set. It is very soft, thick and comfortable and definitely does a great job of keeping the hair out of my face while I'm cleaning it.
I used the éclos beauty anti-aging skin care product line for ONE WEEK! That's it! I wanted to see if it could really make a dramatic difference in my skin in such a short amount of time. I took before pictures and after pictures so that you could be the judge. The only photo editing I did was to balance out the dark hue my camera gives off so you could see the detail in my skin. I also mellowed out my eyes on the after pictures, because my new contacts in the bright light turned the colors a little funky. lol. But that was all the editing I did. I did NOT edit any skin blemishes nor did I erase any wrinkles. The differences are what really changed in my skin.
What do YOU think? I personally noticed a huge difference in the puffiness around my eyes. The wrinkles under my eyes were also dramatically reduced, partly because of reduced puffiness, but also due to the skin smoothing out. The skin tone and pigmentation smoothed out, and I experienced less itching and red splotching. My skin always felt so smooth and fresh. I really loved the combination of the facial scrub and the mask throughout the week. I never felt like my skin needed a refreshing because the dry skin cells were easily removed. Yet it didn't over dry my skin like normal exfoliates and masks do. My skin never felt dry and it didn't feel oily either. The facial serum and the moisturizing cream did well to balance out my natural oils, keeping my skin balanced, moisturized and smooth.
Over all, I loved my week on the éclos beauty! I will most definitely be trying this out again, especially since the cost of the entire product line is less than what my current skin care regime costs, with better results! Let's see the difference again!
Where to BUY:
éclos beauty is available online and found in some retail stores at: Ultra beauty, Rite Aid, Walgreens.com, GNC Live Well.
The Starter kit retails for $19.99, or you can find the full size bottles at the locations listed above. I found the starter kit lasted the full week, and I still have enough product left over I could possibly last one more week.
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