We’re now entering a brand new year. It’s a great time to develop some positive changes in your life. Some people vow to eat healthy and lose weight. Others plan on kicking an unhealthy habit. Many people also like to set personal goals they would like to accomplish in the new year.
Now that the stress of the holiday season is over, and a new year has begun, it’s a great time to think about something that is often neglected – your skin. During the hustle and bustle of the season, how often have you thought about your skin? I know I sure haven’t. To be honest with you it’s not even something I would really think about. The only time I really give my skin care regime any thought is when I develop a pimple or notice a new wrinkle (blah!).
I always love to try out new skin care products. It’s great to see what other products are on the market aside from the kind I pick up from the local drug store.
I had the opportunity to try out the Artistry Time Defiance Skincare System, as well as the Artistry Intensive Skincare Renewing Peel. It’s sold through Amway (www.Amway.com) and local independent Amway representatives. My father and stepmother are big fans of Amway products. They purchase many products through the company.
Artistry is by Amway and is on of the world’s top five largest selling premium skincare brands. Artistry offers unprecedented skin care solutions backed by dermatologist testing, advanced science, unparalleled proof of performance and personalized service unmatched by any beauty counter in the world.
This sounded really exciting to me so I was thrilled when the package of Artistry products arrived at my door. I couldn’t wait to get started using them.
I received the following products.
ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE Skincare System (Cleanser, Toner, AM & PM Moisturizers).
- Time Defiance improves your skin’s firmness, smoothness and luminosity, and increases hydration by 181% by using smart technology to deliver extra hydration where your skin needs it most.
- Time Defiance products are dermatologist approved and clinically proven to reduce signs of aging.
ARTISTRY Intensive Skincare Renewing Peel
- The peel serves as an at-home alternative to a chemical peel and is appropriate for all skin types.
- It’s a targeted resurfacing treatment that helps skin’s smoothness and softness with dryness and flakes virtually eliminated. Radiance is restored, and over time, fine lines and age spots begin to fade and skin becomes firmer-feeling with smaller-looking pores.
In total I received five products – the peel and the Artistry Time Defiance Skincare System.
I LOVE the facial cleanser! Of all the products that is probably my most favorite. It is very gentle and smells so good! The scent actually reminds me of something you would use on a baby. It has a soft, pleasant and dare I say – comforting scent to it. I also love how my skin feels after I use it. My skin actually feels CLEAN. Sometimes facial cleansers leave residues on your skin which causes you skin not to feel as fresh and clean as it should. This cleanser made my skin feel so clean that I hesitated to wear make up because I enjoyed that fresh and clean feeling.
The toner was nice. I don’t normally use a toner. I don’t get the appeal. I mean, I really don’t notice much of a difference when I use a toner or not. Often toners are rather harsh and burn my skin too. The Artistry toner was gentle. I liked that. I used it as part of the system but I didn’t notice much of a difference.
I also received AM and PM moisturizer. I’m rather picky about moisturizers because I don’t like anything on my skin that is goint to make it feel weighed down. I also don’t like how some moisturizers make your skin feel greasy, especially PM moisturizers. I hate having to wash my face the moment I get up in the morning because my face feels greasy.
The AM moisturizer also has SPF 15 which is great.
I did not notice that greasy feeling with either of these moisturizers. They didn’t make my skin feel weighed down either.
I used the products in the AM and PM. I liked how my skin felt so much that I went without make up. I normally don’t wear much make up to begin with but I hated the idea of weighing my face down with make up when it felt fresh and clean. It also leaves your face feeling soft.
I was a bit weary to try the Artistry Intensive Skincare Renewing Peel. I was concerned it would bother my skin. My skin tends to be sensitive. I used it twice a week (as per the directions). It didn’t bother my skin at all. As it is with the cleaner my skin felt so clean that I didn’t want to put anything on it – even the toner and moisturizers! But I did because that is part of the program.
I had a wee bit of a problem – UNREALTED to the Artistry products. My eye lids became swollen and burned as well as itched like crazy. I wasn’t sure what could have caused it. At first I was concerned it was the Artistry products. Then I thought maybe it was my mascara. It’s a couple of months old and could have gone bad which could have triggered the allergic reaction. THANKFULLY I figured out what it was. I have an allergic reaction to a new household cleaner that I just started to use a few weeks ago. I figured out that is what it was when I started to use it and my eyes got very itchy. Even my face started to feel itchy.
I’m glad I figured it out because I wanted to get back to using the products.
I haven’t had a chance to use them long enough to see a big difference. The only difference I’ve noticed so far is how clean and soft my skin feels when I use the products. I am very pleased with them. They are a million times better then the drug store products I use.
To learn more look for an Amway Independent Business Owner in your area or visit www.Amway.com/Artistry.
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