|After two weeks, flaws not noticeable here|
Good afternoon, lovelies! As you all know, I have been participating in the Eclos, Dare to Go Bare 2-Week Challenge. That challenge is over and it is now review time. If you are the type to skim, I think the products work well, with some tweaking. Here are the highs and lows for quick reference:
|High Points||Low Points|
|Dark spot fading||Can cause skin peeling|
|Skin feels and looks clearer|
|Primer contains natural sunscreen|
First thoughts as I write this review -- I think giving people just three products out of a seven-product system may be a mistake. I know giving all seven products can be costly, but I think the products that should have been included are:
- Skin Prep Cleanser
- Instant Radiance Facial Scrub
- Moisture Therapy Regenerative Cream
- Restorative Eye Cream
I say this because I have a feeling most of the women who were given this Klout Perk probably do not have an issue with deep wrinkles. At the most, maybe the beginnings of laugh lines at the corners of the eyes and mouth. The eye cream would have addressed this. The face scrub could help to slough away the layer of dead skin left behind from the increased skin cell turnover the cleanser and moisturizer induce (will go into this later).
Maybe Eclos might want to reconsider the product offerings the next time around.
Day One: I used all three products sent to me that morning. The cleanser made my face feel refreshed, the moisturizer really soaked into my skin. The primer provided light coverage with SPF 30 and my face did not appear ashy from the tint.
After One Week: My face felt smoother, the redness I began the challenge with was gone, and my skin appeared calmer. I think some dark spots appear to be lighter. Looks like my skin tone is beginning to even out.
Day 10: Began to notice thin peeling on my nose and chin. I knew the products were not drying my skin out because it did not feel tight. It appears the anti-aging agents were inducing skin cell turnover to help reveal fresher skin. However, it was not effective at completely shedding the old skin layers. This is where I feel the facial scrub would have been handy to have. I reduced my use of the cleanser to at night and switched back to my Aveeno moisturizer to help slow down the skin peeling.
|Those tiny flecks are dead skin highlighted by the primer.|
End of Week Two: After washing my face, I noticed the skin on my nose stopped peeling. However, I feel some "scaliness" on my chin and brow area still. I am not too worried about that since I know reducing use of the cleanser and moisturizer is helping to lessen this. I applied the tinted primer because I planned on going outside and doing a makeup tutorial following my "after" picture posting on Instagram. From a distance, I did not notice anything odd about my skin. However, upon closer inspection the tint of the primer did what all makeup does, it shined a spotlight on every piece of shedding, dead, skin on my face. It was more widespread than I initially thought. My forehead had tiny flecks of dead skin; my cheeks had them as well.
Use a face scrub twice a week and a gentle cream cleanser in the mornings. Use the Eclos cleanser and moisturizer at night. This should help you avoid the peeling issues I faced. Otherwise, the products work well to bring forth new skin and improve skin clarity. Just make sure to exfoliate otherwise skin texture will feel rough.
I was given a free product or sample because I'm a Klout influencer. I am under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company, I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.