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The My Blend system, created by Dr. Olivier Courtin, (whose other job is managing director of the Clarins Cosmetic Group, and also being the son of the founder of Clarins) breaks skin down into eight types, or stages, acknowledging that aging isn't the only issue for skin. The stressors of each stage of life present their own obstacles for the skin, which struggles on a daily basis to maintain its role as defender, re-builder, and protector.
My Blend's patented complex called Cell Synergy protects the delicate nerve endings in the skin that perform these functions, allowing them to perform to the best of their abilities, which in turn helps the skin maintain its radiance and resiliency. The line of day lotions, night creams, and cleansers offers more than 500 possible combinations based on your skin's needs at every age and stress level.
There are eight essential formulas:
1 Oil crisis control – Misbehaving oil & blemish prone skin
2 Calm & controlled - Sensitive oil prone skin/Any age
3 Stress management – Adult breakout oil prone skin
4 Balance of Power – Normal to Dry, Occasionally oily
5 Early age alert – First signs of dryness & aging
6 Prescribed comfort – Dry, sensitive, newly aging skin
7 Change for the better – Mature, Dry & fragile skin
8 potent Age Control – especially dry & age affected skin
Plus five energy boosters:
1 Radiant Burst: The Energizer
2 Speedy Recovery: The Helper
3 Moisture Immersion: The Double Hydrator
4 Redness Rescue: The Soother
5 Anti-Oxidant Surge: The De-Stresser
I tested the Potent Age Antidote Day Creme 08 ($250), which according to their literature, is designed for rescuing especially dry and age-affected skin. The Cell Synergy Complex is a patented peptide blend that they say boosts skin's defense system and advances cell renewal and regeneration. Pelvetia's dual action stimulates the production of collagen and elastin and strengthens skin's moisture barrier. Algisium C rebuilds slackening skin.
I only tested the Day Cream- it seems a little unfair to rate only a part of the set. But I have to say I found the Day Cream to be everything they said. From the minute I put this cream on my face, it felt hydrated and just plain wonderful. The small lines around my eyes plumped and almost totally disappeared. While I don't think this is a miracle cream, it's close enough for me to want to go buy the night cream and try the whole system.
All My Blend products are fragrance free, dermatologist tested, allergy tested and NOT tested on animals. They can be purchased exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online.
Water, Isononyl Isononanoate, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Cyclomethicone, Squalane, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Decarboxy Carnosine HCL, Glutamylamidoethyl Indole, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2, Dextran, Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract, Anthyllis Vulneraria Flower Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Cetearyl Glucoside, Carbomer, Polycrylamide, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Caprylyl Glycol, Laureth-7, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Sulfate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben