26 October 2011

Skincare that will leave you Smelling Like Roses

Recently I had the chance to try Deremelect BCA Special Edition Resurface Stem Cell Reconstructing Serum.   The premise behind this treatment is that it uses stem cells from the Alpine Rose.  It is a rose renown for its beauty and resilience, its ability to withstand the elements, and the fact that it does not oxidize quickly like most other flowers when picked.

What they say:

·         Protects and helps regenerate skin stem cell vitality with stem cells extracted from the Swiss Alpine Rose; a revolutionary advancement in skincare technology
·         Improves the skin barrier function
·         Protects the skin from UV stress
·         Prevents the formation of wrinkles and reduces fine lines
·         Increases skin’s potential to regenerate new, healthy skin cells yielding youthful-acting, glowing, smoother skin
·         BCA Donation: $15 of every $75 bottle sold in October will go to the Young Survival Coalition, a NY-based charity that supports young women battling breast cancer.
·         SRP: $75 for a 1.0 oz. bottle. Available at C.O. Bigelow and Henri Bendel in NYC and www.dermelect.com

What I say:  
First off:  packaging.  G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!  Sleek, sophisticated, and most of all practical.  I have dropped it numerous times on the tile bathroom floor and it still looks great!  (See picture above for proof!)  
Since I turned thirty-one last March, I have had a lot of bad reactions to new skincare products.  When I used this product I had zero skin reactions or breakouts!  I used it for three weeks strait after cleansing and toning, but before moisturizing.  Three weeks is too short a time for me to expect to see results, but I will tell you as soon as I stopped using it, my skin was dry and flaky!  So I am adding this back into my daily rotation ASAP!
When I was researching the active ingredients for the Dermelect product, I recalled that I had another rose-based skincare product yet to try, my NUXE 3 Roses Micellar Cleansing Water that I had received in my Beauty Cache from SkincareRx.

What they say:
Grant your skin the gift of clear confidence with NUXE 3 Roses Micellar Cleansing Water. It is a no-rinse, purifying cleanser that removes all traces of makeup and debris without irritating your skin's natural balance. The Rose blend stimulates cell growth and revitalizes the complexion.
What I say:  
I have dry skin and I don’t like to wash my face twice a day.  If I removed my makeup and cleansed my skin the night before, I usually just splash water on my face the next morning.  Let’s face it, I am lucky if I even do that!  It’s perfect because it doesn’t require water.  All you do is apply it to the skin with a cotton pad. No need to rinse! 
I don’t think I would ever use this to take off a full face of makeup or sunscreen.  But I do like it for those days when I didn’t wear any makeup and I am just too lazy to wash my face.  When my trial size is gone I am seriously thinking about investing in more!
Check out my other Dermelect reviews here.
See what all I got in my SkinCareRx Beauty Cache here.

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Dermelect provided a product sample for this review.  Disclosures: polish insomniac at times reviews products provided by a representative of the company. When we do so, we specifically state so. We also use affiliate links. For more, please see the disclosure page.