Is Système 41 the skincare collection you need? Review and Giveaway

Système 41 Skincare Essentials

Système 41 Skincare Essentials

Quite a while ago I was offered a Système 41 Skincare Essentials kit to try out. I asked the PR person about the fragrance of the skincare since it’s a plant based line and my nose has won the distinction of being The Most Sensitive Nose in Bloggerdom. Therefore that’s one of the factors that I base my reviews on. According to the PR person I talked with the line has a “natural fragrance with a mild scent”. I agreed to try it but honestly forgot about the line while recouping from my broken foot. Once I was able to move about and photograph items I decided to give the line a try.

Système 41 Skincare Essentials kit ($119.95) contains 5 full size products that combine 100% natural ingredients along with the latest skincare science. In the Essentials Kit I found Gentle Purifying Cleanser, Gentle Exfoliating Scrub, Nourishing Day Creme, Revitalizing Eye Treatment, and Restorative  Night Treatment.

Système 41 was custom-designed by a dedicated team of scientists with a combined 80 years experience developing cosmetic lines for doctors, salons, and leading skin care companies. This team, lead by Dr. Janet Zand and Dr. David Wood, made it their mission to develop an all-natural skin care line that has the ability to revive aging skin so it looks and feels years younger. The result is Système 41, which contains advanced skin-science nutrients formulated and manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility in the USA.

Système 41 Essential Skincare Kit

Système 41 Essential Skincare Kit

Système 41 Gentle Purifying Cleanser is one of my favorites from the company. It’s formulated with a blend of amino acids and has a pleasant light lemon fragrance. It’s a nicely moisturizing cleanser that doesn’t strip my skin. With Almond Oleosomes and Ceramides Complex it cleans and moisturizes without drying.

Système 41 Gentle Purifying Cleanser

Système 41 Gentle Purifying Cleanser

Système 41 Gentle Exfoliating Scrub is the product that surprised me the most. At first I noticed a mild mint smell but as I massaged it onto my skin the fragrance became stronger but not unpleasant. It contains a naturally occurring mineral from the Dead Sea which is free of aluminum oxide. The scrub isn’t really gentle in my opinion but it’s as close as I have in my collection that gives the benefit of a microdermabrasion treatment. It can be applied twice a week but once a week is enough for me. I’ve actually moved this into my shower for two reasons. It’s a little hard to remove at the sink but the shower makes it easier. Also I like using this on my legs. It’s really cut down on the flakiness. This makes it double duty which I appreciate.

Système 41 Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

Système 41 Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

Système 41 Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

Système 41 Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

Système 41 Nourishing Day Creme is the next step. It’s loaded with wonderful ingredients that help your skin to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, shield from environmental stress, and reduce the appearance of blotchiness, dark spots, and signs of aging due to the sun. It is deeply moisturizing but it needs time to absorb into your skin before applying any makeup. While I’ve used this a dozen times, I’ve since stopped. The fragrance isn’t very strong and most people won’t notice it, but I do and it takes a long time to dissipate. I can’t tell you the final results of using this but I wouldn’t discourage anyone from it.

Système 41 Nourishing Day Creme

Système 41 Nourishing Day Creme

Système 41 Nourishing Day Creme

Système 41 Nourishing Day Creme

Système 41 Revitalizing Eye Treatment is next and is great to use day and/or night. The eye treatment is very soothing for my eyes and makes my fine lines less noticeable. According to Systeme 41 This gravity-defying cream contains over 30 ingredients, including an Essential Fatty Acid Complex, Sandalwood and Barley Extracts to help rehydrate, reduce puffiness, and help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles.Luckily this has no fragrance so it’s going to stay in my rotation.

Système 41 Revitalizing Eye Treatment

Système 41 Revitalizing Eye Treatment

The last product in this Skincare Essential Kit is the Système 41 Restorative Night Treatment. This is a very rich moisturizer that is highly concentrated. It purports to improve suppleness, firmness, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles while reducing the appearance of blotches and breakouts. You’ll notice that I said ‘purports’ since try as I might I only made it through 4 nights using this strongly fragranced moisturizer. It has some amazing ingredients and most people won’t be bothered by it but it kept me up at night. I couldn’t get used to the scent which was both herbal and flowery. I know the technology behind this is excellent but this is not for the scent sensitive.

Système 41 Restorative Night Treatment

Système 41 Restorative Night Treatment

Système 41 Restorative Night Treatment

Système 41 Restorative Night Treatment

Système 41 has some great specials on their products, you can buy each one separately or you can buy a system. The more you buy, the better your price. They even have a 90 day refund policy, that’s how sure they are that you will like the products. If you are interested in a line that is paraben free, gluten free, non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and uses all natural ingredients then look into Système 41. —  Marcia

Système 41 Skincare Essentials swatches

Système 41 Skincare Essentials swatches


GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Systeme 41 has kindly offered to send one complete Skincare Essentials Kit to a Beauty Info Zone US subscriber. The giveaway is open through 4/18 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. There are two MUST requirements: be an email subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and comment on the blog post. All the information you need is in the Rafflecopter. If “Speak Your Mind” closes you can email your comment to [email protected] but be sure you click I commented in the Rafflecopter. There are extra ways to enter, including tweeting each day. The prize will be sent to the winner by Systeme 41 and not by us.

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  1. My skin has been pretty cooperative although my nose hasn’t as some scents make me nautious

  2. Certain fragrances are too much for me. I’ve had rose scented products that were so overwhelming I had to remove them. Lightly scented products don’t bother me at all.

  3. My skin is fine with fragrances, but not my nose

  4. Tandi Cortez says

    Thankfully, I’m not very sensitive to fragrance in my skincare.

  5. depends on the scent. i couldn’t bear the Roc neck cream fragrance or most Olay fragranced products. Luckily they now offer a lot of their items in fragrance-free versions.

  6. Ehmkay nails says

    That exfoliating scrub looks like something I would love.

  7. Cynthia Richardson says

    Luckily I don’t have any fragrance sensitivities.

  8. It’s not my skin so much, but I can get queasy with certain smells, especially in the morning. The only thing I want to smell in the morning is coffee or tea–really–not even food smells. Clean soap smells would be OK and I think plant-based scents like these would make the cut as well.

  9. Emily Ann Benzing says

    My skin is not sensitive at all, so I think I’m pretty lucky.

  10. Kim Pincombe-Cole says

    I’m not super sensitive to scents in my skincare products – I guess I’m lucky?

  11. I’m okay with most fragrances.

  12. @uwannagoviral says

    I am sensitive to fragrance “smell wise” but there are lots of scented products that don”t hurt my skin – they just bug my nose! My mom calls me a bloodhound, I’m so sensitive to them! LOL!
    @uwannagoviral on twitter.

  13. I have tried samples of both Systeme 41 Day Cream and Night Creams. I find the fragrance very light and pleasant and it dissipates quickly. I must not have a very sensitive nose compared to yours. My sister lost most of her sense of smell which is really strange.

  14. I’ve noticed any skin sensitivities to scents. I don’t like strong scents, though, just as it bothers my nose.

  15. monique s says

    I am slightly sensitive to scents

  16. My skin doesn’t react to fragrances in skin care products but I prefer unscented ones.

  17. I’m not that sensitive to fragrance in my skincare. I don’t mind a light scent, but if it is a scent I don’t like, I’ll stop using it.
    Thank you for the review.

  18. Im good with most scents,some do bother me .

  19. Maryann D. says

    I am very sensitive to scent in products.

  20. ewhatley says

    Not very sensitive to skin care fragrances unless they’re extremely heavy or strong.

  21. I am somewhat sensitive to fragrance based products especially those that end up burning up my skin and making it feel irritated. However, after a few uses, my skin becomes adjusted to the product. Hopefully this product will not cause any bad reaction but I definitely would love to try the cleanser and eye treatment.

  22. I don’t have too much of problem with natural scents in products like herbal or citrusy but I don’t care for strong perfume scents.

  23. Jeanne Coulombe says

    My skin is pretty good not sensitive to fragrances . I like it when there is a really nice smell to skin care. I would love to try Systeme41 . Thanks for a chance

  24. Since I am prone to headaches I try to stay away from products that are deeply scented. I am okay with herbs and essential oils as long as they are not extremely strong. Would love to win these products.

  25. Melissa Storms says

    My skin is sensitive to fragrance, it is definitely becoming more sensitive the older I get.

  26. Ashley Bree Perez says

    I am not sensitive at all.

  27. Unless they’re very very light and subtle, I don’t like fragrance in my skin care products.

  28. Michelle Castagne says

    I don’t mind fragrance in a product as long as it’s not overpowering. It’s not pleasant to have a fragrance that’s overpowering.

  29. My skin tends to be sensitive and I prefer no fragrance for my skincare products.

  30. Anita Duvall says

    I have horribly sensitive skin.Would prefer no fragrance in my face care. The rest of my body is okay with fragrance.

  31. I am not at all sensitive smell. The first thing I do before I buy something and if there are 2 products that are alike I will always go for the one with a nice fragrance.

  32. Scents don’t seem to bother me at all. I wouldn’t want to be kept up all nite. Wow Scrum sounds very interesting to me. I have never tried anything like that. I like a pretty gritty scrub for my oily skin and breakouts. Thanks so much.

  33. Gabrielle says

    Luckily for me, while my sense of smell is rather acute, I don’t find scented products necessarily offensive. The exceptions are strong florals and very sweet fragrances… which means the vast number of recent perfume launches are not at all my cuppa but most skincare is tolerable.

  34. Kristi C says

    My skin is not sensitive to fragrance, however my migraines are triggered by scents.

  35. Patricia Caradonna says

    I am sensitive to fragrances in general. They give me a bad headache.

  36. I prefer not to have heavy floral scents in skincare, although I do like other scents that are very subtle/barely there. I do think there are benefits to aromatherapy but prefer fragrances in body as opposed to facial products.

  37. Kimmie B. says

    I’m okay with a little fragrance but if it has a really strong fragrance then I can have a reaction.

  38. I have really sensitive skin period have to be careful for sure

  39. Sheila Chaffins says

    Fragrance is ok if it is not artificial.

  40. My skin is very sensitive! Do any of these products contain any sulfa or nickel in them? As those are extremely allergic on my skin!!! My face or neck & chest, basically where ever I use the the product will turn so very sun poisoned looking!!!
    And like Marcia wrote in her review, I’m also pretty smell sensitive as well!
    However, all that being said,as long as there are not any of the aforementioned ingredients in this, I would love to give it a try!

  41. My skin is not sensitive to any fragrance. I do have a problem with dry skin.

  42. Erin Madigan says

    I am not very sensitive to fragrance in products.

  43. I’m not sensitive to fragrance in my skincare.

  44. gloria patterson says

    I dont want a skincare that is so strong the smell is on you for hours.

  45. Sandy Cain says

    I don’t really react to fragrances themselves in my skincare. Unless it’s a strong amount of essential oil – then I have to be more careful. Thanks for a solidly honest review, so appreciated!

  46. Nikki elkins says

    My skin is very sensitive and breaks out easily

  47. I’m not sensitive to fragrance in products, which is a good thing for me, as I love scented products

  48. Sandy Bonesteel says

    I’ve not noticed any sensitivity to fragrance in skin care products.

  49. Vicki Wurgler says

    I’m not sensitive to fragrance in my skincare

  50. Jennifer b says

    I’m a little sensitive to certain fragrance, but i try not to buy scentef face stuff