9.10.2012

Merlot Skin Care: A product Review

The following is a product review for which I was compensated in products.

I recently received a really nice package of full size products for review from Merlot.

Merlot is a skin care company whose main focus is anti-aging technology, utilizing Grape seed extract as the main ingredient in their product line.

Many of my clients, as well as myself, are always searching for ways to combat dryness, wrinkles, and overall aging skin. I was excited to try the Merlot products which claim to fight aging elements and protect skin from signs of aging.

The Claim: Harnessing nature’s most powerful antioxidants, Merlot products work to fight free radicals – molecules caused by smoke, smog, pollution, stress, and UV rays – and protect skin against the signs of aging. (from their website)

Moisturizer
I really like the Moisturizer, though the color (a lavendar purple) threw me a little. I am not used to seeing skin care products with added color, but this product's last ingredients are Red 33 and Blue 1. The label says the product is Fragrance Free, however, there is a slight fragrance, probably from the natural ingredients, such as Comfrey, Chamomile, and Grape Seed extract. They probably should have said, "No added fragrance."

The pleasant fragrance is not an issue, as it dissipates as quickly as the product sinks into the skin. I like the weight of the product. The Moisturizer goes on rather heavy but never feels greasy. The product claims to be a great primer for makeup. Using it as such, I did notice that my makeup seemed to last longer. However,  it didn't have enough slip for me, so I would use a primer over the Moisturizer before applying makeup.  I love that this cream, formulated for daytime, contains SPF 15, as I believe that any good anti-aging product should.

Night Cream
The Night Cream is white, no added color. I like that. The Night Cream contains ingredients such as Matrixyl 3000, which helps stimulate more collagen production. It is said to reduce deep lines and wrinkles, with results being reported in as quickly as two weeks. It also helps skin retain moisture. The Night Cream also contains Grape Seed extract, which is an antioxidant that can diminish the sun's damaging effects and reduce free-radical damage to the skin.

This Night Cream goes on pretty heavy, but I expect that in a night cream that is suppose to stay all night. I felt a slight tightening effect with the Night Cream, similar to a mask. This product seemed to relax my wrinkles (but not disappear them) and hydrate my skin. It doesn't claim to reduce puffiness under the eyes, but using this product seemed to do just that.

My Results: I have used both the moisturizer and the night cream for the last several weeks. While I cannot see the antioxidants at work, I take comfort in knowing they are there protecting my skin. I have used products for the eye area which contain grape seed extract and I believe in the benefits of the ingredient.  I can say that my skin was protected against signs of aging, as there are no new wrinkles. While I do feel more moisture in my skin since I began to use the product,  I don't see a real change in the existing fine lines and wrinkles. (Yes, I was hoping for a miracle, but the crows feet are still there.) Overall, the products are great for protecting the skin against dryness and are easily absorbed and have a pleasant fragrance. The product could be used by most and is very affordable and available.

You can find Merlot Skin Care on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook where they have lots of opportunities for Facebook fans to win prizes. A recent contest is to submit a product pic via Instagram.

Although I was gifted product samples for this post, the opinions reflected here are honest. My review of any product is only in my opinion and should be treated as such. It does not replace personal, professional skincare/haircare analysis. To ensure you are using the correct product for your skin or hair type and for best results, please seek the advice of your salon professional before starting any new regimen. 

4 comments:

  1. Yes, Merlot skin care company is producing amazing products which have fantastic result, so i want to buy your products....

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    1. I am happy you are interested in Merlot skincare. Visit their homepage to purchase directly. Please come back and leave a comment about your results with these great products!

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  2. What a wonderful post. I have learnt so much from this blog.I like your blog.Thanks for the post.

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    1. So glad you like it! Thank you for reading. I try to post useful beauty information. Cheers!

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