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Neova Illuminating Eye Therapy 4.0 and Cu3 Intensive Lip Repair

My dermatologist uses Neova professional products for office procedures, which is what got me interested in the line several months ago. Then I tried the Serious GlyPeel and I was hooked.  (You can read my review HERE). I was excited to try the Illuminating Eye Therapy 4.0 and the CuIntensive Lip Repair we were sent, and I used them both until I couldn’t squeeze even one more drop from the tubes. Then I was mad that they were all gone. But now I get to tell you all about them!

Illuminating Eye Therapy 4.0 ($58) surprised the heck out of me when I first tried it…it’s blue! Have you ever tried a blue eye cream? Something about that just tickled me and it made me happy every time I used it. Blue is fun and the effective ingredients are even better.

Neova Illuminating Eye Therapy 4.0

Neova Illuminating Eye Therapy 4.0

terrific packaging

terrific packaging

It's blue!!

It’s blue!!

There are seven main ingredients:

DNA CoFactor, an amalgam of two powerful delivery systems: DNA Repair Enzymes + Copper Peptide Complex® [CpC]: Mitosomes. A liposome encapsulated dna repair enzyme, Arabidopsis Thaliana, aids in the removal of the signs of oxidative damage.

Copper Peptide Complex [CpC]. Also known as Bis (Tripeptide-1) Copper Acetate, a delivery system that uses the body’s natural protective carrier to deliver proprietary copper peptides, an essential micronutrient for skin health, for maximum restorative benefit.

Pinoxide. Exclusive and patented blend supports natural nitric oxide production to speed blood flow and circulation, improving localized microcirculation to diminish the appearance of dark under eye circles.

Silica. Light-diffusing microspheres provide a wrinkle-masking effect.

Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer. Enhances skin’s barrier function and gives skin a smooth, velvet feel.

Skinmimics. A highly effective blend of new and unique long-chain Ceramides that provides effective skin protection, regeneration and prevention.

Squalane. Light, fast-absorbing emollient oil that hydrates and soothes dry skin.

Basically, this eye cream tackles dark undereye circles that are caused by poor circulation. The silica instantly lightens up the look of the dark circles, and the Pinoxide does the long-term work. Because the ingredients stimulate blood flow, the eye cream reduces puffiness as well. Plus, it also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

It’s not a thick, heavy cream, but it still hydrates beautifully and I have been extremely happy with my results. Another plus is the packaging – an airless pump ensures the efficacy of the ingredients and is perfectly hygienic. This is a winning eye cream.

Another Neova winner is their CuIntensive Lip Repair ($22). This is truly therapy for your lips.

Neova Intensive Lip Repair

Neova Intensive Lip Repair

Intensive Lip Repair

Intensive Lip Repair

There are four main ingredients:

Copper Peptide Complex [CpC]. Also known as Bis (Tripeptide-1) Copper Acetate, a delivery system that uses the body’s natural protective carrier to deliver proprietary copper peptides, an essential micronutrient for skin health, for maximum restorative benefit.

Petrolatum. Forms an occlusive film on the skin’s surface, preventing moisture loss due to evaporation and protects against irritation.

Mineral Oil. A non-comedogenic, occlusive substance that helps improve the epidermal barrier function.

Glycerin. A humectant that attracts essential moisture to the skin.

Cu3 Intensive Lip Repair is not just chapstick or lip moisturizer. This lip balm not only makes sore, hurting lips feel better instantly, it also repairs the damage. Plus, it reduces the look of those pesky ‘lip lines’ and is a fantastic source of hydration for lips. I adore this, and I am so sad that I used it all up!!

All those dermatologists know what works for skin, and the fact that they choose Neova should convince you to try this line. Everything I have tested has been excellent and I am excited to continue to explore all the fabulous products they have to offer.  - Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

NEOVA DNA Barrier Accelerator – just what your skin is craving

Neova DNA Barrier Accelerator

Neova DNA Barrier Accelerator

Have you ever read a book that you wanted to go on and on without ending? Did you ever play a song that you loved so much that you kept repeating it so it wouldn’t end? That’s how I feel about NEOVA DNA Barrier Accelerator. I don’t want my jar to ever end. There is something about it that is so soothing to my skin. I apply it and feel it soaking in and addressing all my dry skin needs. When this was sent for review I looked forward to trying it but I didn’t have a clue what I was in for.

NEOVA DNA Barrier Accelerator

NEOVA DNA Barrier Accelerator

NEOVA is a brand that’s used by dermatologists as a professional brand for procedures done in their office. But there’s also a consumer line with some great products. DNA Barrier Accelerator is a “super” moisturizer that’s said to make skin ‘hyper-moisturized’ in three days. I don’t know about 3 days since I (gulp) wasn’t paying that much attention when I first started testing this but I can say now that my skin is definitely hyper-moisturized. I’m amazed that with one of the coldest winters on record, with below zero temperatures for days on end, and with bone-chilling winds that my skin has no dry patches at all.

NEOVA believes that every skin type benefits from moisturizing and hydration, their mission is to help your skin help itself by accelerating its own repair process. DNA Barrier Accelerator preserves moisture, elevates repair and protection levels and calms the skin. There are 4 key ingredients that do this work for them:

*DNA CoFactor is an amalgam of two powerful delivery systems (DNA Repair Enzymes + CpC/Copper Peptide Complex

*Merospheres (Rosemary Extract) is a powerful antioxidant that reduces signs of damage caused by stress, free radicals and toxins. The extract helps prevent age related damage such as wrinkles.

*Lactomide is a combination of ceramides and lipids to enhance the regeneration of the skin’s outer barrier

*Linoleic Acid is an essential fatty acid that helps restore smoothness and combat hyperpigmentation

NEOVA DNA Barrier Accelerator

NEOVA DNA Barrier Accelerator

The results are much healthier skin for me that is not starved for hydration. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been at a cosmetic counter and the MA/SA tells me that my skin is dehydrated. I’ve used some excellent products that I would recommend without hesitation again. But I’m finding that NEOVA DNA Barrier Accelerator is putting those out of my mind.

Pump applicator

Pump applicator

I love the clean, sanitary packaging. The airless applicator pumps out the right amount each and every time. I love that there’s no fragrance to it. I love the way it feels on my skin. It’s truly a luxurious feeling. I don’t love that it’s $105 but that’s for a 1.7 oz/50 mL pump so it’s going to last twice as long as most moisturizers. And you know what? I’ll gladly pay this amount for it next winter to keep my skin looking youthfully hydrated. I dread moving on from it to test other skincare so I’ll be coming back to it in between.

If you have dry or aging skin, DNA Barrier Accelerator is a product I can highly recommend. It’s available on the Neova website where they have a special that if you spend $100 you’ll get a $50 gift card toward their products. It’s also available on the Dermstore website (put it in your My Favorites list to qualify for 10% off). neova  ingredientsWhile I’m anxiously awaiting this difficult winter to end, I’m not anxious for Neova to end. I want it to keep on singing along. — Marcia

*sent for review

Getting in fine form for Fashion Week: Acuvue Oasys and Neova Serious Glypeel Mask

It’s Fashion Week in New York and all the models are looking fantastic despite the cold weather outside and the dry heat inside. Modeling is pretty grueling work…imagine being poked, prodded, and teased, then standing for hours, walking in ridiculously engineered shoes, praying you don’t fall on your butt as you try to look sexy and glamorous.

Looking amazing at the New York 2014 Fashion Week

Looking amazing at the New York 2014 Fashion Week

Reading about the favorite hidden treasures of models always fascinates me because they find the best things to keep them comfortable in a mostly uncomfortable job. I find that their recommendations are typically fantastic. In that spirit, I have totally stolen a few essentials from the models, just a few things they use to keep themselves ‘runway ready’ all day long.

Acuvue

Acuvue Oasys Brand Contact Lenses

a month's worth of comfy eyes

a month’s worth of comfy eyes

If my eyes aren’t comfortable, then I am absolutely miserable. Freezing cold weather makes my eyes super dry and then inside heat makes them even worse. I am so happy to have discovered ACUVUE® OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses (www.acuvue.com).  I first posted about them HERE and when I read that models are gaga for them I thought, right on sisters! I used to have just horrible issues with dry eyes in winter, but I switched to these because they have HYDRACLEAR® technology. That technology embeds a moisture-rich wetting agent into the contact lens, which translates to a more hydrated lens that keeps my eyes super comfy all day.

The crazy winter temperature mashups lead to seriously confused skin, so when I read about the fashion model favorite NEOVA Serious GlyPeel(www.neova.com, $56) I was seriously interested! And this peel off mask does NOT disappoint.

Neova

Neova Serious Glypeel Peel-Off Mask

Neova

Neova Serious GlyPeel

Neova

Neova Serious Glypeel up close

Neova

You can see the clear mask outside the applicator

Holy smokes, this is a great mask. It is a thin, clear, kind of sticky mask. I smooth it on then let dry for about 20 minutes. It’s instantly evident that it is working, in fact the cooling effect at first is intense enough to sort of take my breath away. After the first few moments, the cooling effect goes away and I forget I even have the mask on. Then comes the really fun part – peeling the mask off – why is that so enjoyable?? Once the mask is off, my skin looks amazing – it is brighter, softer, and fully hydrated. It looks like I don’t even have pores. Ingredients include glycolic gel, tons of antioxidants, soothing botanicals, and sodium hyaluronate, which is the salt form of skin-identical ingredient hyaluronic acid.

I find myself using this mask several times a week. It really is one of the best masks I have ever tried, giving me fantastic immediate results as well as increasing benefits every time I use it. No wonder fashion models swear by this one!

Ok, so I am no fashion model, but why not take ideas from the pros? I may never be ‘runway ready’, but Acuvue Oasys Contact Lenses and Neova Serious Glypeel Peel-Off Mask are keeping me comfy and looking good this season.  - Lisa

*pr samples

Top 10 Tuesday Sun Protection Favorites

TOP TEN TUESDAY picked an important topic this week – sunscreen. I can’t believe the number of years I didn’t use sunscreen or used it sporadically. I’m paying the consequences now with too many sunspots. As an oldie, but goodie, sunscreen wasn’t in our family vocabulary. Coppertone was put on us to protect us from the sun but it really just made me burn. Now I know better and I’m an avid fan of SPF products. Here are some of my favorites in no particular order.
1. SUPERGOOP CITY SUNSCREEN SERUM* – Unfortunately I’m out of this but I want to repurchase it. The serum is SPF 30+, has no fragrance and is very lightweight. I used this as my SPF and moisturizer and primer – a triple threat!

2. SUPERGOOP DAILY CORRECT CC CREAM* – This is what I’m using now from Supergoop. It’s actually a lightly tinted SPF cream that provides SPF 35 coverage. It comes in three shades; I have Light to Medium which is a little dark for me (see swatch below). This can also be used as a primer and sunscreen that helps even out skintone. If the color is right for you then it will give you the corrective cream coverage that is so popular with CC Creams.

Supergoop CC Cream SPF 35

Supergoop CC Cream SPF 35

Supergoop CC Cream SPF 35

Supergoop CC Cream SPF 35

Supergoop CC Cream light to medium

Supergoop CC Cream light to medium

3. SUPERGOOP ADVANCED AGING EYE CREAM* – How many of you forget about your eye area when thinking about sunscreen? I just assumed my regular sunscreen would be enough but it’s absolutely not. I don’t get that close to my eyes with sunscreen plus that area is so tender and prone to showing aging. This SPF 37 eye cream is a big favorite of mine and not just because it has the best applicator in town.

Supergoop Anti-Aging eyecream with SPF37

Supergoop Anti-Aging eyecream with SPF37

4. MELANSOL 100% NATURAL SUNSCREEN SPF 30 *- This particular SPF 30 sunscreen is not for everyone but it’s perfect for those of us with very fair skin that never tans and always burns. MelanSol makes a variety of sunscreens for those of you who have a different risk level from the sun. This SPF 30 version is great for midday application when the sun is at its peak or for high activity levels when you’ll be out in the sun for longer periods. It contains active ingredients of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in its natural, cruelty free, vegan formula. I’ve found it to be hydrating and non-greasy. I love having a product that I know will have extra protection when I’m out on the water or in my yard with the little ones.

MelanSol Sunscreen spf 30

MelanSol Sunscreen spf 30

5. NEOVA DNA DAMAGE CONTROL *- A broad spectrum SPF 40 makes this a great choice if you want to be without foundation yet have some coverage when outside. They could call this a CC Cream since it’s described as a Color Correction cream that illuminates and brightens with a tinted, pearl finish. It comes in just one shade though with a very light tint. My skin isn’t good enough to go out in public with just this but I’ll wear it for days I’m at home alone or with a light foundation over it if I do go out. I’ve been very impressed with the Neova line and this is no exception.

Neova DNA Damage Control SPF 40

Neova DNA Damage Control SPF 40

swatches of Neova DNA spf and Supergoop CC Cream

swatches of Neova DNA SPF and Supergoop CC Cream (light to medium)

6. ALGENIST ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT UV DEFENSE FLUID SPF 50* – This is another of my old favorite sunscreens which I’ve used up. I’ve talked about it several times in posts. It contains Titanium Dioxide (2%), Zinc Oxide (17.1%) and Octinoxate (7.5%) along with the other fabulous Algenist ingredients that make this brand unique. I won’t go on about it since you can read my previous linked review other than to say, it’s great!

7. and 8. AVEENO PROTECT + HYDRATE LOTION SUNSCREEN* – Aveeno makes two different Protect+Hydrate Lotion Sunscreens. For your face you’ll want Broad Spectrum SPF 50 which is oil free and non-comedogenic. For your body (and face) you want Broad Spectrum SPF 30 which is very hydrating while being protective. These are both new products for 2014 along with an SPF 70 formula. Aveeno is priced right at $9.95 for a 3 oz tube and it delivers sunscreen in an advanced formula that uses their patented Colloidal Oatmeal.

Aveeno Protect+Hydrate sunscreens

Aveeno Protect+Hydrate sunscreens

9. and 10. B. KAMINS LIP BALM SPF 20 and VAULT RETRACTABLE LIP BALMS SPF 30 – We absolutely can’t forget our lips and here are two brands that I love using. Lisa reviewed the B Kamins so I picked it up at a local boutique, it’s actually more of a lip protectant than what we think of with a lip balm. It comes in a tube and squeezes out in an emollient balm. Vault Retractable Lip Balms are a twist on the typical balm because it was originally created for use during sports as well as other times. It takes three easy steps: PUSH the plunger (the bottom half) until the tip locks in place; TWIST the plunger to deliver the lip balm; CLICK the trigger to release the tip which closes it back up. Stick it in your pocket and it’s done. Nothing to fall off or lose. While they have a clear lip balm, it’s the tinted ones that are my favorites. There are 8 lightly tinted balms and they’ve lowered the price to $6.99 (from $9) and have free shipping.

Vault Retractable Lip Balm in Bikini

Vault Retractable Lip Balm in Bikini

Now that you’ve seen my long list of 2014 favorites tell me what your favorite is. Then go visit the other lovely sunscreen buffs in the Top 10 Tuesday group. — Marcia


*products received for consideration

5 UV mistakes you are making right now

With the summer season upon us, here are five common sun-protection mistakes (and how to fix them) from our friends at Aveeno and Acuvue.

aveeno protect

1.       Ditching Sunscreen on Cloudy Days… If you think a cloudy day means it’s safe to be UV-protection free, think again! You can get just as much UV exposure when it is cloudy, as you can on a bright, clear day. Make sure to cover up and apply a board spectrum sunscreen like AVEENO® PROTECT+ HYDRATE® Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 30, even if it’s cloudy.

a month's worth of comfy eyes

a month’s worth of comfy eyes

2.       Not Protecting Your Eyes… It is just as important to protect our eyes as it is our skin. The effects of UV exposure to the eyes are mostly cumulative and can cause irreversible harm to the eye if it is left unprotected or under protected. For comprehensive protection, consider the triad of protection: A hat with a brim, UV blocking sunglasses that have a wrap or wider temples on the sides, and for contact lens wearers, UV blocking contact lenses such as ACUVUE® OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses, which has the highest level of UV blocking in a contact lens.

 Neova damage

3.       Relying Solely on Your Makeup…More is better when it comes to sun protection and while your makeup may contain SPF, it is not enough. For optimal protection, prime your skin with a tinted color correcting cream containing broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection like NEOVA DNA Damage Control SILC SHEER 2.0 [Broad Spectrum SPF 40], before applying foundation. 

expired

4.       Ignoring Expiration Dates… Yes, your sunscreen has an expiration date and it does matter! Using sunscreen that is past its expiration date, will result in less effective protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. To make sure your sunscreen is in tip-top-shape, also check out the label’s suggested storage condition.

troll hair

5.       Getting Into a Hairy Situation… Sun protection is a head-to-toe affair and no part of your body should be left out this summer – including your hair! When it comes to hair, over exposure to UV rays can result in faded color, brittle shafts and split ends. To keep your locks looking luscious, use products that protect from damage caused by sun exposure.

May’s BIZness

The month of May has just flown by, hasn’t it??  With all the parties, wedding and baby showers, and spring cleaning the month has melted away. We know that it’s not always possible to read each post every day so we thought a summary post of the month’s reviews would be helpful. Here is everything we reviewed and reported on this month. Happy reading and hello June!!

May

COSMETICS:

Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder

Vapour Organic Beauty, eco beauty done right

Butter London Lolly Bright lipglosses

Top 10 Tuesday gift time

My Beauty Diary

Senna HD Concealer

Susan Posnick ColorEssential Lipsticks

Face Stockholm Pastel Eyeshadows

Face Stockholm BB Cream

Ellis Faas Mascara

Beauty Addicts GlimmerSheers

Bella Mari natural foundations

Makeup Wars takes on Nude lips

Epic Blend Lip Balms

Tarina Tarantino’s Emerald Pretty Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows and Eyeshadow Brushes

SUBSCRIPTION BOXES:

May Wantable Accessories Box

May Wantable Cosmetics Box

May IPSY bag

FabFitFun VIP Summer Box preview

NAIL POLISH:

Butter London Lolly Brights

Butter London Kerfuffle

3 perfect bold nail polishes for spring

Dior Front Row gel formula polish

Top Ten polishes for spring and summer

Trind polish – Mint Julep

Butter London Sweet Somethings Set

BATH AND BODY:

Beautifully Clean with Faith Aromatherapy

Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Cleansing Cloths

See what MST Miracle Balm can do for you

Farmhouse Fresh Honey Magnolia Sparkling Soak

Lush Mum Gift Set

4 tips for brushing wet hair and a Knotty Girl Coolway Brush review

RITUALS Laughing Buddha line

SKIN CARE:

Kate Somerville Deep Tissue Repair with Peptide K8

Introduction to Derma MD

Clayspray Masks:  The most hygenic mask you’ll ever try

Livad A&D Cream

Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care Seven Facial Rejuvenating Oil Treatment

Neova Illuminating Eye Therapy 4.0 and Cu3 Intensive Lip Repair

Derma MD Enzyme Cleanser

YBF Define and Quench lip treatments

HAIR CARE:

Cristophe Volumizing Spray, Argan Oil Treatment, and Shaping Spray

Argan Oil 7 5-in-1 Moisture Healing Shampoo by NelsonJ

FRAGRANCE:

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent and Shimmering Body Oil

EXERCISE/HEALTH PRODUCTS:

Malory Band

FlipBelt

POISE MicroLiners

SUNDAY SCOOP -

Giveaways from Beauty Info Zone and beyond

ACCESSORIES:

3 graduation gift ideas from Mont Bleu

June

No!No! Pro3 – explanation and my first reaction

No!No! Pro3 Hair Removal System

No!No! Pro3 Hair Removal System

I’ve tested hundreds of items in the almost 4 years of Beauty Info Zone but none have had the reaction of No!No! Hair Removal. When I received the No!No! Hair Pro 3 to review from the company I mentioned it to a few people and all got so excited about it. It seems that everyone is interested in knowing if it really works. They’ve seen the infomercials and the HSN presentations and are fascinated. So when a friend who happens to be a beauty reviewer (aka me) has one, the reaction has been enthusiastic.

I’m going to write several articles about the No!No! Hair Pro 3 since it’s not a one time deal. It’s an ongoing process if you really want to see results with controlling unwanted hair.

I’ve discussed facial hair problems before. For my Makeup Wars Resolutions in both 2013 and 2014 I mentioned how I have to stop plucking those hairs. I’ve gone through two series of laser hair removal about 6 years apart as well as a few months of electrolysis. The first set of laser worked for a short time but after two years it was worse than ever. You have to wait at least 4 weeks between sessions so you see hair regrowth during those times and you can’t pluck it!. Electrolysis was just too painful and all the numbing cream and ice in the world didn’t help. The second round of laser did absolutely nothing which might be why it was inexpensive on Groupon. In total I’ve spent close to $1800 for basically nothing. The No!No! Hair Pro 3 costs $290 and it’s mine. No more outlay other than maybe new heads a few times in the future.

No!No! Hair Pro 3 with all the parts

No!No! Hair Pro 3 with all the parts

Today I’ll explain how to use it and explain my first few weeks with it.

The No!No! Hair Pro 3 has what’s called Pulsed Thermicon Technology. It is one of the newest versions of the No!No! and has 3 treatment levels. The company tells me that it’s faster and easier than previous models. There is another more advanced one called the Hair Pro 5 but it appears that the main difference is in the number of treatment levels.

One thing I’ve learned after all my previous experimentation is that there’s no true total hair removal device. Some may work better than others for an individual but in my case nothing has been permanent. What I like about the No! No! though is that I can use it when I want, where I want and don’t have to go anywhere to do it. I don’t have very much free time so when I decide at 1 a.m. that it’s time to use my No! No! there is no inconvenience. The No! No! Pro3 works on all hair colors, skin colors and types. I am considered a good candidate for laser because of my fair skin and dark hair yet it never worked for me.

There’s really no prep for it. I start with a clean and dry face and turn the No!No! on. My goal is to get a smooth movement going so that the pulsing light rids me of the unwanted hair. There’s a wire inside that heats up and crystalizes the hair at the same time it’s whisking it away. This is where the smell of burning hair will be noticed. The important thing to know is that it’s not awful – as a matter of fact it’s minimum. I have the most sensitive nose and this doesn’t bother me which is amazing.

The directions I follow:

1. Make sure your machine is fully charged the first time you use it. That takes approximately 5 hours. Once it’s charged the full battery icon flickers and you remove it from the charger. It holds a charge for quite a long time. I’ve charged mine two more times but I probably didn’t need to, just didn’t want to take a chance.

Thermicon Pulse Tips

Thermicon Pulse Tips

2. There are two tips and you want to pick the proper Thermicon Tip for the job. The wide tip is for larger areas on your body. The narrow tip is for small, sensitive areas like your face, underarms, bikini, and neck area. I first experimented with the wider tip on my arms but since that time I’ve only used the smaller tip since I’m concentrating on my face for now.

No!No! with tip inserted

No!No! with tip inserted

3. Inserting the tip is easy. The two No!No! logos should be facing the same direction and you slide it into the socket pushing it all the way down.

4. Be sure you do a test if you are using it on facial hair by trying it on a section of your face that’s not going to show. Always start at the lowest level; you can always increase it later once you are used to the No!No! It shouldn’t be painful but you will feel a small zap. I started with my sideburns to test it. You want to use the machine in the opposite direction of hair growth. With my sideburns I started at the base of my chin and glided it upwards to my ear. I went over that area about 3 times, waited to see if there was a reaction and then did it a few more times close to my ear.

No!No! turned on to level 1

No!No! turned on to level 1

5. I waited a few days and then tried it on my chin and jaw. This was a little more difficult because the area is small. My chin is the area that I most want facial hair removed so nothing was stopping me. I start on my neck and glide the machine up around the curve. I usually have to pull the skin tightly to make it flat enough for the No!No! to work.  So far I’ve needed to do this several times a week.

6. For the upper lip and mustache area I’m still having a difficult time because the skin area is so narrow there at only 3/4 of an inch. Instead of bringing it upwards (like I did at first) I’ve learned that I have to go sideways. I purse my lips inward and pull down to make the area as large as possible. You then take the machine outwards. Because this area is so sensitive and you don’t want your lips to be touched by the wire, you have to take it slowly and not go over the area too many times. That’s why it’s taking longer to show any results.

No!No! Buff

No!No! Buff

7. After you are finished there’s a Buffer that you can use to remove any coarse stubble like hair. The buffer is actually very soft even though it looks like it would be similar to an emery finish. You rub that in a circular or back/forth motion.

No!No! Smooth

No!No! Smooth

No!No! Smooth

No!No! Smooth

8. Last follow with a moisturizer. It comes with one called Smooth After Treatment Cream which has the ingredient Capislow in it to help with preventing regrowth. The fragrance of this treatment cream is too floral for me so I haven’t used it beyond the first time. Instead I use a rich moisturizer (Neova) to follow up. If you aren’t sensitive to the fragrance I think No!No! Smooth would be your best bet.

Now after this very long explanation you probably want to know my results and feelings. I’m impressed with the No!No! Pro3 but I’m not done with it. Like I said, this is an ongoing process. Even if it removes the hair and leaves me feeling more like a Chihuahua than a Sheepdog, it’s not done. I can turn into a Labrador Retriever if I let it go. I have had good results where I tested it on my arms with less growth than on my face. But I don’t examine my arms with a magnifying mirror. I’m not done but I’m noticing a little less growth and I have hopes that with several months of use that will become the norm.

If you are looking for hair reduction quickly then you need to shave. It will grow back and you’ll need to shave the next day and the next day but it will be gone each day. If you are looking for hair reduction that will get less and less as time goes on then the No!No! Hair Removal products are the direction you should be looking in.

I plan to continue using my No!No! and report back to let you know further results. I don’t have much hair on my legs but come spring I want try it on my legs and really remove the hair on my lower arms. I’m happy to being saying No!No! to hair in the privacy of my home. I just hope I won’t have to say it too often and that my hairiness will be less of a problem when I make my New Year’s Resolutions for 2015. — Marcia

*sent for review