skincare product review
By: Jerri L.
Working in and around medical skincare since 2001, I am accustomed to using predominately pharmaceutical-grade skincare products like those sold in medical spas and dermatology clinics. Varying categories of skincare products are availables: drugstore, department store, spa, pharmaceutical, and prescription. While there are products found within the differing levels to suit a myriad of needs and budgets, I have found that pharmaceutical-level skincare products yield the best results. Pharmaceutical skincare is formulated to both meet medical standards and to achieve specific skincare goals. In a niche between prescription-strength and professional spa products, pharmaceutical skincare products are sold by professionals who are trained in analyzing and treating the skin, those who are trained to educate, make recommendations, and monitor progress.
Knowing what I know means that I’m usually NOT into it when friends approach me about buying or selling XYZ skincare products, particularly when it involves multilevel marketing! But! When the friend in question has a background in the beauty industry AND as a pharmaceutical rep for a company that specializes in many front-running products geared toward dermatology, plastic surgery, and medical esthetics, she had my attention! And when the product in question was developed by a biotech company, it was too intriguing not to try it.
The line consists of one product, Nerium AD. That’s it. Like with many cases in the beauty industry, from Latisse to acrylic nails, Nerium was discovered by accident.
“We had a eureka moment in our research labs when we stumbled upon what Nerium oleander could do for skin.”
— Dennis Knocke
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Nerium Biotechnology, Inc.
And just what does Nerium claim it can do for the skin?
ST&T Research in San Francisco-Third-party clinical trials show that NeriumAD dramatically reduces the appearance of:
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Uneven Skin Texture
Aging Skin” Nerium.com
There are specific instructions for use, and that is where I went wrong. Yes, I admit it, I sometimes think that my skin has been on the receiving end of so many high-tech products and treatments that it can take anything. However, as was reinforced in my mind after watching the Nerium video, even estheticians need to follow instructions for product usage!
When I began using Nerium a few weeks back, I was noticing nice results, but ended up with a breakout on my chin which prompted me to begin testing on my chest instead. After a few days my décolleté was looking and feeling amazing. However, after a few more days, the skin in this area started developing some redness and discomfort. I discontinued usage and told my friend it seemed like a nice product, but I thought I must be sensitive to it. I was sent a video to watch, but, being wrapped up in projects recently, I didn’t watch it until today! My Bad!
Nerium is to be used at nighttime only, after cleansing, and on damp skin. This prepares the skin to absorb the product. In the morning, you will rinse, not cleanse, and use a gentle moisturizer. I think this was my mistake, along with trying to use the product twice a day. I have some potent serums that I like to use on my skin, and I was still using these in the mornings. Nerium itself is an active product, so you don’t want to combine it with other active products, like enzymes, Retin-A, acids, scrubs, etc. Lesson learned!
I’m going to give Nerium another go, and I definitely recommend looking into it. I will post updates on my progress! Click Hyperlink to reach NeriumAD rep Nino Gaetano or e-mail Slightedge4you@gmail.com