Monday, August 31, 2009

More for Your Monday: Cosmedix Skin Care (review)

So after all the info I’ve bombarded you with this morning, I’m finally getting to my review. And it’s more bombardment. But totally bombardment-worthy. I tried out a whole bunch of skin care from Cosmedix and loved the results.

Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser

Blurb: Purity Clean is a concentrated, exfoliating cleanser infused with peppermint essential oil to cool the skin and stimulate circulation. This refreshing cleanser penetrates deep, eliminating cellular debris, decongesting pores and hydrating, to keep normal to oily skin healthy and glowing.

Hydrate + Daily Moisturizer (SPF 17)

Blurb: This light, daily antioxidant moisturizer hydrates the skin while helping to protect it from sun exposure. With an advanced zinc oxide and natural antioxidant formula, Hydrate + provides exceptional UV protection without irritating synthetic chemicals.

Defy Age Management Exfoliator

Blurb: Using three, chirally correct AHAs, this calming, all-natural exfoliator delivers nutrients deep into the skin’s layers to refresh and revitalize maturing skin. Safe and effective for all skin types, Defy is especially beneficial for damaged, dehydrated and asphyxiated skin.

Refine Refinishing Treatment (available only through a skin care professional)

Blurb: This powerful concentration of vitamin A takes Refine to the next level for enhanced results. Combining 8% AGP complex with fortifying amino acids and high performance hydrators, Refine Plus’ amplified collagen-stimulating and reparative properties make this refinishing treatment a potent anti-aging tool.

These four items also come together in a Prep Kit (available through a skin care professional). In addition to the four above, I also tried out the Clarity Serum.

Blurb: This potent serum uses the power of nature to control breakouts, diminish the look of blemish scars and stimulate collagen production. Combining cleansing tea tree oil with clarifying witch hazel, calming willow herb and stimulating AGP Complex, Clarity’s unique, active formula makes this remarkable product a must for oily and blemish-prone skin.

I am so glad I tried out this line! For someone like me (oily, breakout prone, sensitive), it is a revelation to find this kind of powerful skincare. First, the Cleanser. When I saw “exfoliating” on the label and smelled the mint fragrance; I worried that it might be harsh or drying. But it wasn’t. It cleaned well and my skin felt soothed, fresh and balanced. The Serum…also great. My skin has started “behaving” better while using it. By the way, this Serum is for morning and evening use. At night I added the Exfoliator; and during the day, I used the Moisturizer. The Moisturizer feels great (the fragrance reminded me of play-doh – not a bad thing). It has kind of a cushiony feel to it. Not heavy or greasy, but my cheeks felt kind of pillowy. I liked it a lot. I also liked the SPF. 2-3 times per week, I used the Refinishing Treatment. All of these products together really made a noticeable difference in my skin. I experienced some sloughing/peeling in the beginning which was followed by baby-butt-smooth skin. Awesome.

But wait, there’s more! I was so impressed, that I also checked out the Mystic Hydrating Treatment.

Blurb: Utilizing heavy water (D2O) in place of pore-clogging oils, Mystic is a superior moisturizer for oily and blemish-prone skin. Applied mornings or throughout the day as needed, this refreshing mist offers intense hydration and protection for sensitive and problem skin and can also be used to set mineral makeup.

I wish I’d tried this out earlier in the summer. It’s oil free and great for breakout prone skin. It’s also light, soothing, spritzes on in a minute and doesn’t clog my pores. I have been taking this with me during the day because it’s so convenient. Great in the morning or evening and especially fab when a refreshing spritz in the middle of the day is needed.

Cosmedix really delivered. If you want to know more (or check out their products for other types of skin), the website has tons of info. You can also take a look at their Body Treatments, Skin Nutrition and some of the other kits.


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  2. Thanks for the comment and the link!

  3. I love Cosmedix. Have been using it for 3 years
    thanks for reviewing it. I get mine at always having some kind of special and free shipping. My favorite cosmedix product is the eye believe

  4. Ooh, I haven't tried the eye believe yet! I actually just started trying out a new moisturizer from them. I'll be reviewing it pretty soon.