Nu Skin is a high end American skincare brand committed to providing quality skincare and nutrition products. I’d never heard of this brand until my friend from university contacted me asking if I wanted to try some bits and of course I said yes. Although she sent me these testers a couple of months ago I’ve only just got around to sampling them.
Reina sent me the following four testers the Polishing Peel Skin Refinisher, Epoch Glacal Marine Mud Mask, Creamy Hydrating Masque and the Face Life Powder and Activator. I should add that all the products I have been sent are face masks and I’ve been using them for the last two weeks so thought it would be nice to share my thoughts with you guys and possibly introduce you to some products you may have never heard of.
Polishing Peel Skin Refinisher (£31.20)
This product has been clinically proven to be equivalent to a professional microdermabrasion session; unfortunately I’ve never had one before so I can’t compare it. The Polishing Peel includes Pumpkin Enzymes to resurface, soften and polish the skin and Bentonite Clay to remove dull skin cells and toxins. The consistency of the product is very thick and waxy; it feels quite strange when rubbed against your fingers.
I applied an even layer to a clean dry face and let it sit on my skin for two minutes, by this point the product begins to firm up and you get a tightening feeling. I then used my fingertips to gently massage my face in circular motions to ensure I was working the Polishing Peel deep into the skin, at this point the mask begins to flake off into rubbery crumbs which I’m assuming is all the dead skin. Once I was happy that all areas were fully massaged I rinses my face with warm water and patted it dry. I should point out that this is not a hydrating mask which suits me just fine considering that I have excessively oily skin.
Epoch Glacial Marine Mud Mask (£25.99)
I’ve never been a fan of mud masks as all the ones I have tried seem to be too harsh for my skin so I was a bit reluctant to try this one. A lot of people vow that mud masks are the best way to deeply cleanse the skin, extract the impurities and rejuvenate the skin to stay healthy. The Epoch Glacial Marine Mud Mask claims to do all the things I’ve just mentioned, filled with sea botanicals it helps to renew healthy looking skin and is suitable for all skin types.
I’ve always had problems with large open pores and blackheads I think it’s inevitable especially with oily skin. The thought of having dirt trapped under my skin really freaks me out so it was about time I found a mud mask that was going to draw out these impurities and give my skin the healthy glow it deserves. I applied an even layer of product onto my face avoiding the mouth and eye area, I let it dry for 15 minutes until it turned a light aquamarine colour before I rinsed it oft thoroughly with warm water. I was actually ‘wowed’ by this product it left my skin feeling amazing soft, refreshed and more importantly deeply cleansed. I think this mask has restored my faith in mud masks, it really helped to absorb excess oils and exfoliate my skin without the harsh rubbing feeling, this is definitely a mask that works hard whilst you sit back and relax and it’s a multipurpose mask that can also be used on the body.
Creamy Hydrating Masque (£25.99)
When I first opened this product I thought it was a moisturiser but having read the description it turns out it’s a masque. It contains an ingredient called Saccaride Isomerate which is a moisture magnet that binds moisture into the skin which helps to reduce dryness and helps to bring out a natural glow. It also includes cactus and pine cone extracts which contain the nutrients to help soothe and nourish the skin. Having read the purpose for this product I instantly thought there is no way I need to add any more moisture to my skin and was reluctant to use it. I soon caved and thought it was worth giving the product a try, I mean what’s the worst that could happen.
I applied a generous amount of product to my face and neck after cleansing; I let it sit on my skin for 10 minutes and then rinsed it off with warm water. It made my skin feel completely revitalised I quite enjoyed the results but as expected it did make me increasingly oily so I only used it the once. I think for anyone who struggles with dry and dehydrated skin this product would be really good for you. I think I’ll be passing it on to my mother dearest I think she’ll really enjoy this product and her skin will appreciate it a lot more than mine.
Face Lift Powder and Activator (£48.99)
This product is comprises of two parts, the powder and the activator which ‘work together to temporarily smooth and tone the skin on your face and neck’. The powder helps to tone up the face whilst the activator gives a smoother younger look. Unfortunately the activator leaked in the post so I was only able to mix a small amount of product together, really you need to have one teaspoon of each component and the consistency of the mixture should be of a thin lotion.
I applied the mixture evenly in upward stokers over my face and neck and left it to sit for 20 minutes, when the product began to dry I could feel my skin tighten up so I’m guessing that’s a sign it was working, I then rinsed it off thoroughly with warm water. I would have loved to try this product a few more times, I think it would be a product better suited to more mature skin although I guess there’s no harm in firming up your skin from a younger age (says me who’s almost 30).
I’m really grateful for all these testers that I was sent, I’ve really enjoyed trying the different masks, as I fist mentioned the Nu Skin is a high end brand and the recommended retail prices that I’ve listed above reflect the ideal of the brand. I think if I was to repurchase a full sized product from the testers I tried it would have to be the Epoch Glacial Marine Mud Mask I really enjoyed using it and I think it restored my faith in mud masks.
If you would like to purchase any of the items mentioned or would like to know more about the Nu Skin brand you can contact Reina via email at firstname.lastname@example.org she will be more than happy to answer your questions. Alternatively you can purchase the above products through the NU Skin website, when creating your account please enter Reina’s Distributor Number UK3316808.
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