Reviewed by Bev
I’ve had the pleasure of sampling the Your Best Face Refresh ($80) and Antioxidants Concentrate serum ($55 in the TIA shop) for the last four weeks. Just some background, I’m 49, have fair, sensitive skin, with rosacea. I have some slight wrinkles around the eyes and forehead, but have always been careful to wear sunscreen, drink lots of water, eat well, exercise and I don’t smoke. I’ve primarily been using Arcona products for the last eight months with great success in calming my skin, limiting breakouts and keeping wrinkles at bay.
Twice a day I’ve used the Refresh eye cream on my left eye area, and used L’Oreal Age Perfect Eye Cream ($15) on my right eye area. After three weeks I can detect a minor improvement, with my wrinkles less deep on the Refresh eye than on the other side. It’s almost like the wrinkles were air-brushed away.
The thing I didn’t like about the Refresh is that if I used too much it didn’t sink in. You really need to use a very small amount, as it’s very concentrated. It did not make me break out and, if I didn’t use too much, and it sank in pretty quickly. It did not interfere with my eye makeup or foundation, and didn’t leave a greasy feel. I liked the Refresh, but not sure if I’d purchase it for myself.
I used the Antioxidants Concentrate on the right side of my forehead, in addition to my usual Arcona routine. I could not tell a difference in wrinkles or skin clarity. It did not cause me to break out, but honestly I have no need for it in my routine.
Ingredients in Refresh
Reverse osmosis water, olivem (cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate), cucumber extract, Syn-Tacks (glycerin, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminobutyroyl hydroxytheonine, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminohydroxybutyrate), Syn-Coll (glycerin, palmitoyl tripeptide-5), caffeine, nutmeg butter, ppg5 ceteth-20, olive squalane, L-carnosine, nylon-12, vitamin e, c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, ethylhexyl palmitate, vitamin B5, dimethyl isosorbide, alpha bisabolol, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), tetrahydrocurcuminoids (turmeric root extract), idebenone, Lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), trans resveratrol, chrysin, sodium hyaluronate, violet leaf absolute, oakmoss absolute, triethanolamine, paraben du
Ingredients in Antioxidants
Reverse osmosis water, olivem (cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate), propylene glycol, ferulic acid, vitamin e, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), Lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), sodium hyaluronate, paraben DU
Ingredients in L'Oreal Age Perfect Eye Cream
Water, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Propylene Glycol, Silica, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Stearoxytrimethylsilane, Stearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Myristate, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, PEG 40 Stearate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract, Hexyldecanol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitan Tristearate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Mica, Padina Pavonica Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate, Soybean Protein, Soluble Collagen, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide
Your Best Face Refresh and Antioxidants- reader reviewed
ProsGave wrinkles an airbrushed effect
ConsRefresh may be too moisturizing for some
Reviewed by Bev