Saturday, October 18, 2014

NeoCell Facial Products Review *Holiday Gift Guide*

Thanks to NeoCell for the items to help with this review

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NeoCell has been developing and manufacturing all natural, premium anti-aging formulas for over 20 years and is the leading Collagen brand in the world. Our products are naturally based, not synthetic, and are designed to promote youthful health, beauty and total body wellness. We manufacture our own products using carefully sourced food-grade raw materials and our facility exceeds all GMP standards.We strive to continuously bring the best to our customers– products that we and our own families are proud to use, made with Nutrients You Can Trust®.

Since I was little I've such dry patchy skin on my face. Growing up and starting to wear make up, my face would always have little flakes of skin everywhere from rubbing foundation on it and it's something I've never been able to control. I've never found anything to take this away, so after Lakeon reviewed with NeoCell and her positive review, I decided to give it a try with some facial products to see if I could help over power my face battle! 

I really wanted to find a Masque to help treat my skin, and really give it some love, so I was happy when I found the Collagen Moisturizing Treatment Masque. I chose the Alpha Cell Exfoliator figuring it would also help combat my skin and rid it of layers of dead skin freeing my face from the flaky demons that lived upon it, and I figured some Beauty Bursts wouldn't hurt to try for hydration. 

My favorite product of the three is the Collagen Masque. The above photos are from the first time I used the product, and while I don't think I had enough on looking back, I was amazed at the difference. This Masque is made to use 2-3 times a week for 20-40 minutes at a time. While it never fully dries, you can tell it's working. I really liked that it didn't feel greasy when applying, my face didn't feel stiff while it was on, and then washing it off only took a few seconds. 

After I took it off with just water, my face was so incredibly soft. Normally after I shower and wash my face with soap and a wash cloth, I'm left with skin feeling stiff and starving of thirst. I put this on for the first time after a shower and my face felt great and there was no need for lotion like after normal showers. 

Since it needs to stay on for 20-40 minutes, I think it would be great to use while soaking in a bath or shaving your legs. You'll pass time for it to sit, but then you're already in the shower and can rinse it off when time is up. This is definitely something I'm glad I tried and loved using now that I have it. 

It retails for about $10 which blows my mind because this one container will last for a long time. There's no need to over apply because it goes a long way, and with just $10 plus shipping, it's very affordable in today's economy. 

After taking a shower and washing my face with soap and a wash cloth, I did the Collagen Masque. After that I decided to go ahead and try this Alpha Cell Exfoliator and I'm on the fence about this product. As soon as the cotton ball touched my face it started burning. I wiped my whole face to see what happened, and immediately I got red bumps all over. I talked to Lakeon about it, and after waiting about a week I tried it again. It didn't burn as bad this time and my face didn't get as red as the first time either. While I've still used it here and there, I can't tell if its working and the thought has crossed my mind that maybe I'm sensitive to the product resulting in the results I've gotten so far. 

After I use this Exfoliator my face does feel smooth and fresh, but I can't tell if it really makes a huge difference over all since I don't use it too much. There is natural fruit extracts inside which is supposed to eat away the dead skin cells to reveal your better skin underneath and I will say it does do that. Retail for this is also a great price of less than $6 plus shipping. 

NeoCell Beauty Bursts deliver high absorption beauty nutrients in delectable, gourmet soft chews. Collagen Type 1 & 3 is the body's beauty protein and strengthens skin, hair and nails. Hyaluronic Acid is known as "Nature's Moisturizer" and hydrates the skin. Vitamin C is essential to boosting collagen in the skin. Together, these three beauty nutrients work together to build beautiful skin from the inside out. 

While they come in different flavors, I chose mint chocolate because they're my two favorite kinds of flavors. The smell is awesome and its just a giant mint smell when you open the bag, but I'm not a huge fan of the after taste. I haven't seen too much of a difference in using this product, but maybe I'm not taking enough in a day. There's 30 chews in each pack, and the recommended amount is 2-4 PER DAY. This does seem a little extreme to me for almost $17 per bag, and I feel like you'd need to buy 2 or 3 to try them out up to 4 times a day for a 4-6 weeks to be able to fully tell if there's a difference. 

Over all, I loved some products and didn't love some products. I do think NeoCell offers great items for purchase and based off of my review and Lakeon's in the past, their items do work! 

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