I have been fortunate to try out many different skin care products over the past few years. Some have been really good and others have failed to impress me.
The older I get the more important taking care of my skin has become to me. I’m only 42 years old. I want to look my age (or younger!). I certainly don’t want to look older with wrinkles, age spots and other conditions that drain the brightness and beauty from your skin.
Skin care products are available in different price ranges. I have seen inexpensive products at the local drug store or grocery store up to incredibly insane priced products you can only buy at fine department stores or online. I have always felt that just because something cost a lot of money doesn’t mean that it’s that much better then a generic product. I always felt it was ridiculous to spend $$$ on a beauty product.
I couldn’t be any further from the truth!
Recently I was sent some skin care products from Vitaphenol. I received the Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, Anti-Aging Toner, Cellustructure Rejuvinating Serum and Daily Defense Cream.
Each bottle gives you instructions for how to use it. All of the bottles suggested that you use the products two times a day. I have been using all four products both morning and night.
I honestly expected it would take a few weeks to notice a difference. I actually noticed a difference immediately. The first time I used the products my face felt incredibly smooth and soft. I caught myself constantly touching my clean face because I couldn’t get over how nice it felt.
Here is a break down on the products I received.
Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser:This is the first step in the regime. This facial cleanser is truly gentle on the skin. My skin can be sensitive sometimes. I also break out in Eczema on my face if a harsh product bothers my skin. I didn’t have any problems with the cleanser at all. It it smooth and creamy. It washes off quickly with not weird residue. Unlike other cleansers that leave your skin feeling tight and dry, the Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser left my face feeling soft and moist. It does a great job removing make up too.
The Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser contains the Vitaphenol Complex , a Liposomal Delivery of Vitamins A, C and E, CoQ10 and Bilberry Extract.
Anti-Aging Toner: The toner is actually a spray. Other toners I have used have been liquid that you pour from the bottle. You need to apply the toner with a cotton puff. Simply pump a few sprays on to the cotton and gentle wipe it around your face.
Honestly I don’t understand the purpose of a toner. It didn’t seem to make a difference. It seemed like an unnecessary step however it was part of the regime so I used it. Its suppose to balance out your skin, make wrinkles smoother and clean out pores.
The toner contains the Vitaphenol Complex, 10% Glycolic Acid, Grapefruit (Citrus Grandist) Extract, CoQ10 and Comfrey Extract
Unlike other toners the Vitaphenol Anti-Aging Toner was gentle on my skin. Other tones tend to sting and burn my skin. With this toner it almost felt like I was wiping water on my face. It felt that gentle on my skin.
Cellustructure Rejuvinating Serum: This serum is unlike any other skin serum I have tried before. First of all it has a unique scent. I cannot pin point what it smells like but it reminds me of a bakery candle. Have you ever smelled candles that are scented like bakery items like cinnamon buns, banana bread, or muffins? The scent reminds me of something like that.
The serum does sting my skin a bit. Thankfully it doesn’t cause any irritation or red blotchy spots. I feel a bit of a stinging feeling but it doesn’t cause any visible reaction.
The serum feels like liquid silk when you put it on your skin. It feels like you are gently rubbing pure silk along your skin. It’s a really cool feeling.
The Cellustructure Rejuvinating Serum contains the Vitaphenol Complex, TGF-Beta-1, 7.5% L-Ascorbic Acid and Black Cohosh Extract.
I think the Cellustructure Rejuvinating Serum is the heart and soul of the whole regime. This is my favorite part of the process. I really love how it feels on my skin.
Daily Defense Cream:This is the last step in the routine. I love the scent of the Daily Defense Cream. It reminds me of green tea. It actually counter acts the scent of the Cellustructure Rejuvinating Serum leaving your skin smelling fresh and clean.
The Daily Defense Cream is light weight and feels like you are applying a cool water to your face. Its very refreshing. Next to the serum this is my next favorite product.
The Daily Defense Cream is made with the Vitaphenol Complex, CoQ10 and Ceramides.
Since I have been using the products I have not had any acne breakouts and the red blotchy spots on my face are almost completely gone. Dare I say my skin looks a million times better. I can go without facial make up and not feel subconscious about it. I just put on a little mascara and I’m good to go.
My face feels SO SOFT! I keep telling people to touch my face. LOL! Its feels so good. My skins textures has improve beyond my expectations.
Sometimes when I wake up in my morning my face feels greasy. That has not been the case with the Vitaphenol products. When I wake up in the morning my face feels fresh and clean. It doesn’t feel like I have anything on my face.
I LOVE the Vitaphenol products! I am now their #1 fan!
I suppose it’s only fair to give you some kind of a “con” about the products. My only cons would be that you have to order them online. They are not available at your local drug store. Other then that they are very pricey. Sad to say I cannot afford to purchase these products after my current supply is exhausted. The cleanser and toner sell for $45 each and the Daily Defense Cream sells for $95. My favorite product, the Cellustructure Rejuvinating Serum sells for a whopping $205! Ugh!!! This is my favorite product too.
You can buy each product individually or you can purchase sets based upon your skin type: Dry Skin, Normal Skin, Oily Skin and Acne Prone Skin.
To learn more about the Vitaphenol products reviewed in this post and other Vitaphenol products you can visit the official website at www.Vitaphenol.com.
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