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NCN Professional Skin Care Volu-Lift Recontouring Face Cream - reader reviewed

Reviewed by TIA Community Member August 17, 2013 7 Comments

Pros

Extremely moisturizing with quick results

Cons

Pump dispenses too much of the cream
Leaves skin feeling soft and fuller

Reviewed by Cristina

I have been testing NCN Professional Skin Care Volu-Lift Recontouring Face Cream ($55). Volu-Lift Recontouring Face Cream with Ceramides claims to add volume, firm and lift skin, decrease wrinkles, attract and retain moisture and is a strong antioxidant.

I love to read about the company of the product I am testing. I find that if you read into the background you get a sense of the inspiration and passion of the developer/owner. This gives me an insight into the genuineness and quality of the product and it tells me that these products weren't developed just for a business opportunity. NCN Professional Skin Care was started by a Certified Aesthetician who listened to her clients about the overwhelming choices offered on the market but with mostly poor results. We all know that feeling! As a result she combined her knowledge and her passion for effective skin care products to develop her own line with high quality, cutting edge highly-effective ingredients. The products are based on cell renewal and collagen. I am impressed by the passion of the owner of NCN, and her innovations in formulas for skin care. Her products are not jumbled with unnecessary ingredients and are all natural and paraben free and very inexpensive. The ingredients she chose are very powerful and work hard towards the company's claims.

The following information about the ingredients is taken from the NCN website.

One of the main ingredient is ADIFYLINETM: Hexapeptide. Its job is to redefine facial contours especially increasing the volume of cheeks. Tests show that a cream containing 2% Adifyline TM Solution applied twice daily achieved a 12% increase in cheek volume in only 14 days!! Resveratrol is a natural antioxidant that's found in red wine and cocoa. Ceramides is one of the main components of the lipid layer of the skin. It plays a huge role in water retention and skin hydration. Ceramides hold onto water molecules, helping to attract and retain moisture. It stimulates collagen production, is an anti-irritant, speeds healing, is a long lasting film forming moisturizer, activates immune cells, reaches the dermis (where wrinkles form), diminishes fine lines, wrinkles & roughness by 10-15 percent, increases firmness and reduces scarring. The ingredients also include some well-known moisturizers to supplement these powerful ingredients such as shea butter, oils of mango seeds, olive, sweet almond, avocado, sunflower and gape seed.

My first impression when I opened the package was bewilderment. By the look of the label it gave me the impression that this was a homemade product. The label was very plain, understated and very deceiving. Not that this was bad, but just curious. Applying the cream, I found that the pump container dispensed much more than was needed. Half a pump would have been sufficient as the cream goes a long way. The first time I used the cream, the texture felt a bit heavy and maybe a little greasy. That sensation did disappear after a few minutes and the product was sufficiently absorbed so that I could continue applying my makeup. However I didn't have that problem anymore when I learned that half a pump was sufficient. The results after 5 weeks applying twice a day? To my eyes it was very subtle until I compared before and after photos. Wow, this cream does work!! After a week of using Volu-Lift my skin had this velvety texture and soft glow. I tried to focus on the areas of interest to me such as the upper lip and the Nasolabial fold. And yes, those areas much "softer" and fuller after 5 weeks but not gone. Volu-Lift is intensely moisturizing and I can feel it. It does feel and look good and does not remain greasy. Cost is very reasonable for a bottle that is still going after 7 weeks. I would definitely by this again! In my experience with testing so far, I feel that 30 days is barely enough to see dramatic results. So if you are using a product and don't seem to see results within a month even though the product is highly rated, be patient and give it time.

 Cristina Volu-Lift Recontouring Face Cream with Ceramides

 Ingredients:

Active Ingredients: Ceramide 1, Ceramide 6 II, Ceramide 3, Resveratrol, Oat Beta Glucan, ADIFYLINETM SOLUTION (amino acid peptide that adds volume) & Hylauronic Acid added to: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Shea Butter, Mango Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Vitamin E (mixture of Tocopherols & Tocotrienols), Lavender Essential Oil, Optiphen(r)

  • April 13, 2015

    by fei

    where can i buy this? i am 29 yo but i feel my skin become too much shaggy due to my daily life always drink and smoke too much, so i would like to try some products.

  • May 21, 2014

    by Marty

    Cristina, thank you for your generosity! I appreciate your answers to my questions, and they were quite helpful. My challenge is also my eye area, and I am constantly looking for the magic potion that will slay that dragon. I will let you know if I find it. Thanks again, Marty

  • April 28, 2014

    by Cristina

    Hello Marty,
    After reviewing their web site and before and after pics I purchased the duo Stemulaton serum and moisturizer.. I had just started using it when I was offered a different facial treatment to review from TIA so I put it aside. Honestly I haven’t gone back yet but I absolutely intend to! As far as my regime…it’s a mish mash. I review products often for TIA so I never know how my regime is going to go. But here is what I try to keep to. I remove makeup with JoJoba oil for my eyes and a quick wash with something very gentle. Presently it is Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser. It is a good value for the price and extremely gentle and frankly the only cleanser I have reviewed. I have other cleansers in my cabinet but I want to finish this out to get a good feel for the product. Thanks to TIA I have gotten spoiled. I love using some kind of serum before moisturizing. Right now the serum I’m using is from Moana..Night Repair Serum. I am getting ready to turn in my review for this product to TIA. It will be a positive review actually. I like using a serum or something before moisturizing as it contains special ingredients that should be left to soak in well before applying something else. Nanci at NCN has a good protocol for applying products to the face. (http://ncnskincare.com/blog/about-our-products) I try to follow this if I am using those types of products. From what I understand Nanci is close to our age and her personal regime is this: http://ncnskincare.com/blog/about-our-products. In the morning I alternate with a stronger cleanser like SUKI exfoliate cleanser and a gentle cleanser like Indie Lee’s. Use a serum and then a moisturizer. I have used a toner from DeVita in the past and I like it. It had some great ingredients like Rose Oil. I’m still experimenting with eye products. That part is frustrating me. I haven’t found anything or routine that will deal with my eyelids successfully. Some of the things I look for in products are: No parabens or unnecessary chemicals when Natural Ingredients could work as well. I look for Vit C, Hyaluronic Acids, Glycolics, Rose, some kind of Retinol and I am starting to like algae as an ingredient and a moisturizer that is not heavy and absorbs easily. I could go on and on because there are so many wonderful ingredients out there. I enjoy trying everything at least once but after this experience of reviewing I realize that a one month trial is usually not enough especially with more natural ingredients. Aside from products to take care of the skin on our face may I include some other tips. Improve circulation of your skin and your face! There are lots of options: general exercise of course, steam or dry saunas, gentle facial massages etc. So there you are. I wish I could be more precise for you but then, as in everything in life, what works for me may not work for you. Thanks for asking and
    Be well… Cristina

  • April 25, 2014

    by Marty

    Christina, I've read all your reviews as we are in the same age catetory, and I love that you take before and after pictures. They are so helpful. I also note that you have had favorable results with Amarte Hydrolift Cream, and Stemulation Boost Cream. I have two questions, (1) have you tried the Stemulation Boost Serum with it's partner, the cream; and if yes, what were the results? (2) What is your current regimine? Thank y ou!

  • August 22, 2013

    by Naheed

    Impressive! I have been using this cream for three months. I didn't take any before pictures, but I do see some fullness in my cheeks. I like Nancy's products and she herself has gorgeous skin. I am still using the same bottle so it does last for a long time.

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