1.03.2010

Jan Marini Skin Care Review #1!



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BioGlycolic Facial Cleanser
Gentle cleansing and resurfacing for all skin types
8 oz. pump dispenser
$29
"Jan Marini Skin Research Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser with glycolic acid is a gentle cleanser suitable for all skin types and encourages a soft, smoother and more refined skin texture. This formula is soap-free, nonirritating, and rinses completely without the need for a post-cleansing toner or astringent. Our thorough deep-cleansing product also contains sorbitol, a natural humectant derived from berries, which leaves the skin soft and hydrated. By incorporating glycolic acid as a follicular cleansing agent, the skin is further prepared for other product application."

"Glycolic acid is what is known as an "alpha hydroxy acid," or "AHA." Alpha hydroxy acids are a family of acids that occur naturally in various fruits and foods, and are often collectively referred to as fruit acids. Glycolic acid found in sugar cane has received the most attention medically because it has the smallest molecule of all the AHAs. This small molecular weight enables glycolic acid to penetrate more effectively and to ultimately bring about the most dramatic and beneficial changes of all the AHAs.

Among other things, glycolic acid loosens the "glue-like" attachments or cellular cement that is characteristic of many skin conditions such as acne, photodamage (environmental aging), and hyperpigmentation. This non-invasive lifting of the cells in the stratum corneum enables glycolic acid to act as a phenomenal resurfacing agent that can immensely improve the appearance of the skin and has even proven to be a valuable tool in reducing the depth of acne scarring.

As physicians and researchers gain a greater interest in glycolic acid, medical studies have revealed that glycolic acid may stimulate collagen, increase epidermal volume, and even act as a powerful antioxidant and free radical inhibitor. Tests also illustrate how glycolic acid acts as a delivery agent when combined with other beneficial ingredients or medications, thus potentiating the desired results."

I LOVE this cleanser! I have been using it everyday.
It is a very INTENSE cleanser, in my opinion. If I exfoliate my face first, and then use this, my face kind of tingles and reddens. So DO NOT exfoliate and then cleanse. Do the opposite when using this product. I feel like my skin is getting brighter and more radiant. I truly see some results with this cleanser. It helps with acne and acne scarring, environmental damage, hyperpigmentation, and more!



Age Intervention
Enlighten (with retinol)
Face Lotion
1 oz. pump
$89

Discoloration and uneven skin tones can age the look of facial skin just as dramatically as lines and wrinkles. Overly pigmented facial areas that may occur due to melasma, cumulative sun exposure, and ethnicity are some of the most common and difficult to treat concerns.

Age Intervention Enlighten is a remarkable new composition that brightens and encourages the uniform appearance of facial discoloration – even stubborn hyperpigmentation.

Enlighten contains a combination of two exceptional topical agents that address the appearance of facial discoloration. Plus, we have included Retinol, a superior retinoid that discourages the production of excess melanin and assists in resolving the appearance of existing facial discoloration. Retinol is also a potent anti-aging tool that provides a more refined, resurfaced and illuminated facial texture.

Enlighten combines exceptional brightening technology with de-aging agents that result in the refined, rejuvenating and illuminated skin we all want.

Enlighten illuminates the skin, helps with facial discoloration and hyperpigmentation.
The retinol helps to resurface the skin's texture, therefore "enlightening" the skin to a brighter complexion.
I haven't used enough of this to notice a difference, as of yet.
When I finish my other "brightening" products (which, by the way, aren't working)- I will do a separate review of this.



AntiOxidant Daily Face Protectant
Tinted- Sunkissed Neutral
SPF 30 Waterproof
2 oz. tube
$51
Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 30 combines a cutting edge microscopic sponge encapsulation system, state of the art sun protection, a powerful antioxidant component, and a superb hydrating complex. Plus, as with our traditional SPF 30, we have added the remarkable benefits of PhytoMelanin™, a plant-based technology that provides further UV and antioxidant protection. Learn More about the Science of PhytoMelanin.
Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant incorporates a stable sunscreen system that provides broad spectrum protection to 400 nanometers. In addition, a remarkable skin recovery and antioxidant technology to further protect the skin from environmental exposure is included. The result is a formulation that ensures continuous coverage for daily or extended exposure conditions with a broad spectrum SPF 30 rating that is also very water resistant for times when perspiration or water sports may be a factor.

Unlike traditional sunscreen, Daily Face Protectant never feels heavy or greasy, but instead gives a lasting oil-free matte finish that leaves facial skin with a soft silky conditioned effect as it aids in increasing and sustaining moisture content. This is due to microscopic sponge technology. Microscopic sponges are polymer spheres with huge numbers of interconnecting spaces that can entrap and absorb unwanted materials such as excess oils. Their virtually unlimited capacity enables the elimination of undesirable shine, as well as continuous monitoring for all-day control.

Daily Face Protectant may be used with any other topical therapies or moisturizers.

This is very sheer and lightweight. If you are looking for coverage, I wouldn't recommend this product. However, if you are looking for the ultimate protection, something waterproof, something packed with antioxidants, and a finish that is more matte (and will help control excess oils) then you have found your match. It does all of those in 1 product!



Marini Lash
A Non-prostaglandin Eyelash Formulation Containing a Proprietary Peptide and Other Essential Factors*
$160
I am officially off of LiLash and even though my lashes DID grow very long and lush, they have gone back to what they were before (some have fallen out!). I will be trying Marini Lash soon, and keep you updated with the results.
In 2005 Jan Marini Skin Research revolutionized eyelash enhancement with a technological first that inspired a host of imitators. Now, JMSR sets the pace again by introducing a proprietary and spectacular non-prostaglandin eyelash formulation that has surpassed even our expectations.

Our research uncovered a recently discovered proprietary peptide which when combined with other essential factors produces extraordinary eyelash and brow enhancement.

Case study subjects have all demonstrated the most remarkable results yet. Now you can enjoy amazingly gorgeous, dense and lush eyelashes . . . the eyelashes of your dreams from Jan Marini Skin Research.

.23 oz. mascara-style tube with eyeliner brush applicator (one tube lasts about six months)

* Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist safety tested




Marini Mascara
Performance Mascara
Perfect partner to Marini Lash
$80
Marini Mascara is formulated with the same proprietary technology contained in Marini Lash, along with superb conditioning agents. It's designed to beautifully complement, enhance and intensify the results from Marini Lash.
  • Absolutely positively smudge-proof lashes
  • Natural-looking lashes that look supernaturally long
  • Extra dark lashes that are full and flirty
  • Lashes that are gorgeously conditioned to resist dryness and breakage
You've found the right mascara. And it's a spectacular partner to Marini Lash.

.36 oz.

Packaging: Sleek tube with a big, fluffy mascara brush
This is a PHENOMENAL mascara!! The brush is a great size, it gives you full lashes.
The most important part, for me, is that this CONDITIONS the lashes.
Lashes are very delicate and can break easily.
This is a must have if you are going to invest in the Marini Lash!!


3 comments:

lindah said...

everything looks promising, but zomg... my wallet! It is so depressing :( I've heard so many good things about this brand! Wish it were cheaper :P

wuzzyangel said...

Whit you find the most expensive products! LOL! But hey if it really works then I guess it's worth it right?! LOL!

Whitney said...

Haha well the face cleanser isn't as bad, $29 right? Not too bad... It works wonders!! lol