Loaded with antioxidants, retinol and anti-irritants, the serum can boost collagen production, help prevent and fight the signs of aging, reduce discolorations and treat acne breakouts. As a result, skin looks smoother, firmer and younger. However, Retinol can be irritating to some people's skin. Also this product is good for you if you’re looking for a really heavy duty eye cream, or live in a very dry or cold climate If your skin is extremely oily, or you have oily eyelids, we wouldn’t recommend this product. Besides, there are equally effective, if not better, anti aging creams out there which don't come with the side effects of Retinol. We recommend LifeCell and Instant Wrinkle Reducer over this.
Hydroquinone is an effective remedy for people battling with skin darkening and stubborn spots of any kind. Available in several brand names like Zo Melamin, Melalite forte, it contains hydroquinone as the primary ingredient for bleaching your skin and complexion correcting. It is clinically proven to lighten areas of darkened skin such as freckles, age spots, melasma (sun damage), or chloasma (darkened skin caused by hormonal changes). Though, it is proven for its efficiency, "Hydroquinone" still remains a controversial chemical when it comes to scientific research. It is still not clear what side effects it may cause with long term usage. As a topical treatment for lightening your skin, it is not recommended to be used by people with sensitive skin because it is bound to cause some irritation. Many safer alternatives are available in the market, which are gentle on skin, yet equally successful for facial skin lightening. We recommend Illuminatural 6i and SkinBright over Hydroquinone 4% creams like Zo melamin, Melalite forte etc.
The miracle peptide Argireline in this cream, is referred by some anti-aging experts as ‘nature’s Botox’ or facelift in the bottle. Once this is applied, Argireline freezes the facial muscles and make the lines and wrinkles smoother. However, user reviews reveal that the “Instantly Ageless” vials are quite small, like most other miracle Botox creams products sold out there and they get used up fast and after application don’t last much longer. This actually makes the product expansive. Overall, it’s more of a quick fix rather than a long term solution. Besides, there are also some user reviews that claim the product doesn’t work at all. We recommend LifeCell over this.
The NuFace Trinity is a user friendly tool that tones up your sagging skin. It comes with different attachments. It is inter-convertible into a facial toner as well as a wrinkle reducer, depending upon which attachment you may use. The company claims it to be an alternative to Botox! The facial toner uses "micro current" to rejuvenate your facial muscles and the wrinkle reducer uses "LED light therapy" to heal your skin. Both these technologies are used by aestheticians at salons and spas, but still we find dermatologists not convinced of its efficacy. There is anecdotal proof that the product works, but it lags behind in providing strong scientific proof. Some people are still reluctant to use it as they believe that only professionals can use the device well! The product has to be used repeatedly to see lasting changes. Side effects like headaches, muscle twitching etc have also been reported. As an alternative to Botox, we recommend using LifeCell cream, over this product which guarantees instant as well as long term results!
An impressive variety in their product lineup but yet, the ingredients are nothing new or groundbreaking. There are other products in the market having same ingredients and that raises questions on the high price of Rodan and Fields products. Some users don't like the idea of going through a consultant to buy their products, many don't like the expansive cost and some people show skin reaction because of allergy to certain ingredients. Overall, user reviews are a mixed bag!
Proactiv Plus is an advanced acne-treatment system with nanotechnology and added medicine, built-in hydration and a new, smart way to treat acne. It is an all-new 3-Step System — completely reformulated from the ground up. However, this new technology and acne system isn't garnering as much praise as the Proactive original product line. User reviews on the Proactiv Plus system are interestingly mixed. On sites such as Amazon.com, there were more negative reviews than positive, with the biggest issues citing redness, severe dryness, itching, and complete ineffectiveness, along with price. Proactiv Plus reviews on sites such as Acne.org are not as spilt, with negative comments far outnumbering positive reviews by as much as 3 to 1. Consumers feel overcharged. There were also many reported problems in dealing with the customer service of the Proactiv company itself. We recommend Exposed SkinCare Acne system over Proactiv Plus.
A promising product with the richness of skin nourishing serum and skin lightening agents, ‘Clinique Even Better dark spot corrector’ is a product with dual benefits! This serum comes packed with antioxidants and dark spot reducing ingredients, to provide you a complete package for gaining revived flawless skin. The company claims to provide results which are equivalent to any prescribed skin lightening drug. Customer reviews reveal that it has all the good qualities of a serum, and improves overall complexion, but is not meant to treat stubborn skin darkening caused by likes of Melasma or Chloasma. The official website does not provide clinical data or information about the mode of action of its active ingredients, so we cannot say much about its efficiency. With all that said, we find it overpriced too! So, we recommend you to find a better skin lightening product, especially if you have a severe hyperpigmentation problem. We recommend Illuminatural 6i over this.
As the name clearly explains, the ‘Ultra lifting and Filling serum’ produced by the company ‘Meaningful Beauty’ is a solution for sagging skin. This serum has been formulated to provide your skin with the ‘lift’ that you desire. It is packed with antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and other natural ingredients. It moisturizes and acts slowly to revive your skin, being a temporary solution for reducing visible fine lines and wrinkles. It is just another product, among many other age defying solutions. The product fails to justify the price it demands, since it has nothing very unique or groundbreaking in it as compared to the myriads of lifting creams available in the market! You can find better solutions like Instant wrinkle reducer, a non invasive line fillers having argireline with "instant" and promising results.
Murad Resurgence is a new line of products specifically designed to cater to the skin needs of women battling with hormonal imbalances. Murad is known to be a doctor created brand in the skincare industry. The ‘Resurgence’ line promises to provide unique anti ageing skin care solutions. However, we find that information about the ingredients, their mode of action is rather limited. The company seems to be using their ‘brand name’ to capture customers for this new line of products. Murad fails to explain how the Resurgence line is different from its other products. Some customers have reported auto shipping of orders as an abuse. User reviews are very mixed. We advise you to trust products which provide complete information about the ingredients and have been clinically tested too! We recommend Kollagen Intensiv and Genf20 Plus to treat hormonal skin aging.