Nerium AD-New Wonder Product?

Update 8/14/14

I as checking out Biologic Stem Cells-my friend gave me a sample so I found this site.  Kind of scary about Nerium.

http://barefacedtruth.com/2014/05/21/review-neriumfirm-body-contouring-cream/

http://barefacedtruth.com/2014/03/06/goodfellas-v-worsefellas-liotta-sues-nerium-international-over-fake-beforeafter-photos/

(Original post)

My co-worker and I share the same interest of fending off aging and brown spots with various products.  I was at a fancy cocktail party a few months ago and he and his friend were there–the friend even recommended Garnier rolling ball to get rid of eye puffiness! Did I mention he was a guy?

So two days ago my co-worker friend called and said he was trying a new product for the last 2 weeks and he felt he was getting results.  I am a contractor so I usually see him at fancy cocktail parties(in fact the last was hosted by the same – Modern Luxury Hawaii).  So I see his skin from product to product.

He suggested I take the 5-day challenge of using the product Nerium AD which is to remove fine lines and pigmentation.  Some of the before and afters were pretty impressive.

Nerium is based on an extract -which is poisonous-so don’t go out and make your own! Every post I saw on the web about the extract itself said the same-very poisonous do not attempt to treat yourself.

I think there is more to this product than that – it smells like the Philosophy Miracle Worker Dark Spot Corrector.  Consistency is similar too. So this is day two of that product.  I think maybe the puffiness is better, but I slept well last night so we’ll see.  I will post the results in a few days.

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I decided that my doing my blepheritis treatment which is a warm compress in the morning and evening, cleansing the lids with special wipes, and press/pushing the oil glands, is why my eye bags have diminished.  Apparently this is a common condition. Instead of special wipes, the doc recommends baby wash-gentle with no tears type.

My friend sent some before and after photos, Nerium AD seems to be working on the melasma, but after about 2 weeks of diligent use.

So the net is, the 5 day challenge might not produce results.  They should change it to the 2 week challenge.

For some of us who do a lot to our faces it may take longer to produce results. I think a lot of people go from doing absolutely nothing sort of zero to 60 so they can see a difference.

But if you have a drawer full of stuff-I think it will take longer.

PS

My other friend with very sensitive skin had a little bit of a reaction. It is plant-based-my old dermo said, yeah it’s natural but so it poison ivy.

 

Puffy Eyes? Clouds in My Coffee?

My co-worker and I share the same interest of fending off aging and brown spots with various products.  I was at a fancy cocktail party a few months ago and he and his friend were there–the friend even recommended Garnier rolling ball to get rid of eye puffiness! Did I mention he was a guy? Nope! Caffeine in the product!  I was tooling around today with my 15% off coupon for Sephora and to my lucky stars the Philosophy regional rep was there.  His name was Jeff and he was celebrating a birthday the next day (here in Hawaii)-he volunteered that he was turning 47.  His skin looks great and being caucasian was pretty wrinkle free with very little pigmentation and dark spots.

I say lucky stars because he took me on a tour of Philosophy’s newest products and what they were for, AND offered up himself as a testimonial.

Puffy eyes are something that have been bugging me.  Two weeks ago I went to my eye doc and he said I have blepheritis – which means I have stopped up oil glands which manifests as dry eyes.  He prescribed warm compresses and gentle massage.  I was secretly hoping this would address the bags and puffiness as well.

He also prescribed  these Ocusoft lid scrub pads.  They come wrapped individually. What’s really cool about them is they remove eye make-up, so you can do two jobs at once.  The pads have a little bit of scrubby texture so be gentle!

Philosophy’s product is called Eyes Wide Open-Instant Refreshing and Depuffing Eye Gel.  Jeff applied a small pea size dot of product around the orbital eye area.  Maybe a minute or two later I could feel the caffeine tightening up the area.  It is about 4 hours later and the skin still feels taught.

I am wondering-did my whole face feel this tight when I was younger? Nah.

I have felt compelled to dab some moisturizer on all afternoon because I connect tight and dry together but I have resisted.

All in all, I think my eyes definitely look less puffy and the skin appears tighter.

Right on Philosophy!

4/8/12 Update-

My puffiness has definitely gone away. But I’m not sure if it is the NeriumAD or doing the blepheritis treatment.  I’m on my last day of NeriumAD, so we’ll see if the puffy eyes return to their previous state.

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