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Saturday, February 25, 2012

(CLOSED) Hydroxatone Skincare Products Review & Giveaway!

So a little over a month ago, I was asked to try out some Hydroxatone products of my choice. I had chosen these three items
- AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex
- Hydrolyze Advanced Under Eye Formula
- Revitalizing Microdermabrasion

Beauty Benefits :: AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex
Retails : $80.00 USD
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Helps improve skin firmness
- Enhance skin tone, texture and radiance




Beauty Benefits :: Hydrolyze Under Eye Formula
Retails : $80.00 USD
- Helps reduce the appearance of under-eye bags and puffiness
- Advanced formula helps eyes appear younger and brighter
- Effectively fights crow's feet, fine lines and wrinkles
- Supports capillaries strength to diminish the appearance of under-eye circles
- Reduces the appearance of visible signs of aging





Beauty Benefits :: Revitalizing Microdermabrasion
Retails : $40.00 USD
- Gently polishes skin to remove dead skin cells
- Promotes lustrous skin
- Softens skin
- Refines skin texture

Facial Rejuvination Kit that was thrown in :) works very well with the above.






I stopped my usual skincare routine (of moisturizers and serums and replaced them with these) and used these products religiously as indicated in the directions.  

It's hard since my camera is the T2i, BUT I do not have a macro lens to show you all the difference in my skin, nor is my camera phone or regular point and shoot capable of showing you all my results fully. But here are some pictures of before I started using the products (yes, I have absolutely no makeup on and I know I look awful) 



When using the AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle complex I did notice that it did improve some firmness in my skin, it did what it claimed which was enhance skin tone, texture and radiance. But since I do not have any fine lines around my face (only under eye area) I couldn't say it did what it was supposed to with the claim that it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It was rather moisturizing though, but not oily. It was a thicker cream so I didn't really like applying it during the day because I thought it'd make me oily, but surprisingly it did not. I noticed results with my skin feeling more radiant and softer within 2 weeks of use.

As for the Hydrolyze Under Eye Formula, It did take some time to see any results. The main result was that it lightened my dark under eye circles, but it did not reduce the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles around my eyes as I'd hope for, It did keep that area very moisturized which is very hard for me because that area is always dry for some reason no matter what I put on it. 

Then there was the Revitalizing Microdermabrasion which was really awesome! It really did make my skin lustrous and super soft after use each time. I think that's what helped the Anti-Wrinkle Complex sink into my skin much more and so I think they worked hand in hand.  They actually threw in Facial Rejuvenation kit in which I used in conjunction with this.  It had SUPER small soft beads that really worked on getting the dry/dead skin off my face.. I have a super close up of it (will picture below) But I did enjoy using this product and the kit.



Packaging: 4/5
All of the products came in the Bright Blue container with silver or white tops. Very fancy looking if you ask me! But I liked it, it was sturdy and not flimsy and each product had a little cover as well. The packaging did it's job so not much to complain about :) Each container held quite a bit of product so I was very pleased with that considering you don't need that much!

Quality: 4/5
Because of the high price, I was hoping to get more out of the advanced under eye formula, but nonetheless It did help the area be free from dryness and also lightened my dark circles a bit, but otherwise the other products really did what they claimed to do. The Ant-Wrinkle Complex was the only one that I noticed had a scent, and I guess because it's SPF 15, it smelled a bit like sunscreen, but it did not bother me, nor did the scent linger. But that may pose a problem for those that do not like the smell of sunscreen or are allergic to sunscreen. None of these products were greasy/oily feeling. They absorbed into the skin immediately with no feeling of having something left on the skin afterwards. I also noticed that there was no lingering of feeling like i had put any moisturizer etc on my face/under eye area.

Usage: 4/5
It was really easy to use the products all together. Just followed the instructions that came with it. What I liked about it, not only did it have the instructions on the box, but the product as well (some products I have used the instructions only came on the box, so when I tossed the box away, the instructions went with it). 

Overall: 4/5
These were some very high-end skin care products, and I enjoyed using all of the products, two out of three were a hit for me, while the under eye formula was a miss for me (sadly! I really wanted it to work for me!, but then again it could be just me! but remember what works for me may or may not work for you). I definitely would recommend the two that did work for me if you have the money to spend.  

So with that being said, I have the opportunity for one of my lucky Blog followers to get a chance to win all three of the products (creams) mentioned (Retail Value of $200 worth of Skin Care products!!) Please see the contest widget below and please read ALL rules carefully.

- YOU MUST be a follower of this blog via GFC or Bloglovin (and leave comment - see widget below for WHAT comment you are to leave - also if you cannot see the comment box please refresh the page!)
- You must be 18 years of age or Older
- You must be a US Resident.

now for the other required rules, please see the widget below and please read thoroughly before entering - I wouldn't want to disqualify anyone! :) Good Luck to everyone!

I must receive all entries by March 3rd, 2012 (12:01AM EST) and the odds of winning are determined by the number of entries received. No purchase necessary to enter.

Giveaway is now CLOSED
no longer taking entries!




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FTC: I was sent these products by a PR from Hydroxatone for consideration.  They have hosted this giveaway, I was not Paid to write this review, nor am I being financially compensated for this review. This review was 100% My honest thoughts and opinions. 

12 comments:

  1. Hi I really really wana win this for my mom as she has under eye problems! If I win I'd be so happy to give this stuff to my mom! :)

    I follow via GFC! Username: Aisha I
    My email is idonotwantjunkmail@gmail.com :)
    Thanks for such an amazing giveaway!

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  2. I'd love to win this because I once used a skin care routine that totally screwed up my face and this sounds like it could help me out!

    Name: Mariany Leon
    Email: mubym559 at yahoo dot com
    Twitter: Mubym I followed you both on Twitter
    Facebook: Liked both Facebook pages.
    YouTube: queenmari14  I subscribed to your YouTube channel.

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  3. Those look like awesome products!

    Name: Stephanie J
    email: tuttichevuoi at gmail.com
    I'm followng you on blogspot and GFC!

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  4. name: marla
    email: marlaandmakeupgmail .com
    twitter follow: yes
    twitter i.d: @marlaandmakeup 
    I really want this because I have been looking for some new skin care products
    gfc: marla

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  5. Name: Emily
    GFC: Quite Polished
    email: ej_1994@hotmail.com

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  6. Omg this look like amazing product love to try this :)

    Gfc- Britney
    Email-beansprout89@hotmail.com

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  7. This is cub a cute blog idea! I have you on instagram and wanted to follow your blog! I'm into makeup and fitness too anddd a mommy as well :)

    Clarasfitnessdiary.blogspot.com

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  8. Hi Clara :) Thanks for stopping by! I'll definitely follow your blog as well as I Love meeting other mommies into makeup & fitness like myself :D 

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  9. Name: Julie
    Email: jooleh32@yahoo.com
    Great looking product!

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  10. Kayla
    ibcbooth4gmail.com
    THis would be AMAZING to win!!!!

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  11. Sahara rao
    sahara.rao23gmail.com
     @wannabyoung4eve 

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  12. Hi great blog! I was really curious about the under-eye product. Your before and after pics i definitely see a difference my under eye area needs some major work,  wonder if this will help out!

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