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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What do you change for winter? Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare review

It’s Makeup Wars Monday and our topic this week is changing from Fall to Winter. I know I could include clothes, shoes/boots, handbags but this is MAKEUP WARS after all so I’m going to tell you about the skincare I’ve got in my arsenal for winter.

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare has my vote for a great winter brand. I’ve previously shared with you my feelings about Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment, Complete Clarity Daily Facial Exfoliating Polish, and Recapture Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Treatment. The love for this line keeps on growing. After I’d been using the Day Cream I was sent Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment and later Refocus Eye + IR Defense Serum Infusion Eye Treatment which just intensify my feelings for the Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare products.

I used Recapture 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment often during the late summer and early fall and each time I used it I knew that this was going to be perfect for winter.

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment

Both the Recapture Day + IR Defense Cream and Recapture 360 Night Treatment have a richness to them that is undeniable. Especially at night when I’m usually less rushed and can devote more time to my skincare routine I notice how wonderful Recapture 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment feels. I love massaging it into my skin. I’ve put it aside though after using it for a month because I know how badly my skin will crave these products once it’s truly winter in Michigan. But every once in a while I sneak it out to get rid of the dry spots that will reappear on my skin.

Christie Brinkley Recapture 360 Night

Christie Brinkley Recapture 360 Night

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment is 360 degrees different from Recapture Day Cream. This night treatment works with your skin’s circadian cycle. When you are resting it works to repair the effects of aging as well as repairs sun damage. It is a fierce fighter against wrinkles so that your skin can appear more firm, smooth and elastic. It contains a bio-copper complex that works to increase your cell’s energy so that you can look like Christie Brinkley – or at least her skin. While you are sleeping the bio-copper complex is working to support the renewal of your skin.

Top: Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense.  Bottom: Recapture 360 Night.

Top: Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense. Bottom: Recapture 360 Night.

The longer you use these treatments, the more your skin will respond. I think these two can easily be used all year round but with winter approaching, I want to switch back to these luxurious creams.

In addition to the two daily treatments I’ve used Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Refocus Eye + IR Defense Serum Infusion Eye Treatment. I am a junkie when it comes to eye creams and serums and can’t get enough of them and I feel honored to have this to use.

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Refocus Eye + IR Defense Serum Infusion Eye Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Refocus Eye + IR Defense Serum Infusion Eye Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Refocus Eye + IR Defense Serum Infusion Eye Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Refocus Eye + IR Defense Serum Infusion Eye Treatment

Refocus Eye + IR Defense Serum Infusion Eye Treatment also uses the Bio-Copper Complex that’s vital in the Night Treatment. Since this is a serum it’s not as rich feeling as a cream would be but that doesn’t mean it’s not as effective. I’ve realized in the last few months that a serum is wonderful for the fragile skin that surrounds your eyes. As you age you need more help rejuvenating the appearance of your skin. People notice your eye area right away and if that looks revitalized with fewer lines and a brighter appearance then you in turn look younger. I could go on and on about the ingredients that are used to create this award winning line but my experience is why you read these reviews and I’m telling you that I notice all the things I mentioned.

All three products are available at HSN.com, Kohls, and beauty.com. On October 29th Christie Brinkley will be on HSN live to discuss her line. In conjunction with that we’ll have a giveaway for one of these three products but you’ll have to read about it on Tuesday October 27th. I know you’ll want to enter. Who wouldn’t want the chance to find ideal winter skincare? — Marcia

Join the other Makeup Wars bloggers to see how they change for winter. I hope for their sake they don’t have the harshness that we have in the Midwest.


*sent for editorial consideration
“Bio Copper Complex is a proprietary blend of advanced plant extracts, amino acids and copper. The Bio-Copper Complex is designed to feed the skin a powerful cocktail of ingredients needed to naturally build collagen and elastin peptides, helping to firm, smooth, increase elasticity and reduce wrinkles.”

Thank you Aveeno for fragrance free products

As an Aveeno ambassador I’m lucky enough to receive products from them for testing. The list of what I love from Aveeno is long and it’s just gotten a lot longer. Aveeno is used by everyone in my extended family but I’ve hidden two products from them and don’t want to share. ULTRA-CALMING NOURISHING NIGHT CREAM is one I know my husband won’t steal from me but DAILY MOISTURIZING LOTION SHEER HYDRATION in this fragrance free version is one he would. But they are mine!!!

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Nourishing Night Cream

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Nourishing Night Cream

I have been using the Aveeno Ultra-Calming Nourishing Night Cream with great success. It’s one of the softest, smoothest moisturizers I’ve ever used. It totally melts into my skin like magic. When I scoop some out I want to slather my entire face and neck with it because it’s like applying silk.

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Nourishing Night Cream

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Nourishing Night Cream

But silk doesn’t have the great ingredients that this night cream has. Aveeno is known for using ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat and Calming Feverfew® since they are two natural ingredients that are clinically proven for sensitive skin. You may not think you have sensitive skin but if you have irritation and redness then it’s more sensitive than you realize. The ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat and Calming Feverfew® nourish your skin leaving it smoother and more hydrated.

Aveeno Ultra Calming Nourishing Night Cream

Aveeno Ultra Calming Nourishing Night Cream

Aveeno Ultra Calming Nourishing Night Cream

Aveeno Ultra Calming Nourishing Night Cream

Aveeno Ultra Calming Nourishing Night Cream

Aveeno Ultra Calming Nourishing Night Cream

At $14.99 this is one of my very favorite Aveeno products and one that will remain in my arsenal – hidden if need be!!

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion

My body needs hydration, especially after playing outside with my little ones and that’s where Aveeno’s Daily Moisturizing Lotion Sheer Hydration comes in. This fragrance free lotion is another newer product from Aveeno ($6.99-9.99). When this was sent I was in heaven, fragrance free heaven. I’ve been using their original Daily Moisturizing Lotion but just on my torso. I needed something to keep in my downstairs bathroom to help moisturize during the day and Aveeno must have read my mind. When this arrived it came with a small packet of tissues to do a hand test. They wanted to prove how quickly it absorbs. I applied it and instantly used one of the tissues and no particles stuck to my hands.

take the tissue test with Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion Sheer Hydration

take the tissue test with Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion Sheer Hydration

My hands feel moisturized and stay that way. While Aveeno says it moisturizes for 24 hours, I wash my hands dozens of times a day so I like to apply it often. If I apply it before bed that’s when I see the long lasting effect. Since there’s no fragrance it doesn’t interfere with anything I’ve used day or night.

I’m so happy with this line of new products from Aveeno. I hope they add to it with more fragrance free products since these two prove that they can use all of their best ingredients like their soothing oatmeal formula and feverfew and still have excellent results. Thank you Aveeno for making me so happy.– Marcia

*sent from Aveeno

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