Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Artistry Creme L/X

Artistry says: Artistry Creme L/X is an ultra-effective, comprehensive, anti aging experience. It is the result of years of research expertise and the compilation of the latest advances in skin science. As a dramatic result, skin acts up to 15 years younger and looks years younger as clinically proven. Creme L/X helps your skin rediscover the formula for youthful looking skin.

Amazing Results: Clinical tests with an independent testing institute have proven the performance of Creme L/X. Skin texture is smoothed, appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is diminished, clarity enhanced, elasticity and resilience restored. Skin looks vibrant, firmer and younger. However, the benefits go further for skin that acts younger as well.

The Technology: A new theory of skin aging and treatment. Skin aging primarily occurs as a result of environmental insult. Creme L/X is the first Artistry product to not only address environmental damage but also address the factors leading to skin aging that naturally occur in the skin. Creme L/X rebuilds, fortifies and energises skin. It contains and exclusive patent pending technology that features an all new ingredient, cardiolipin. Artistry is the first cosmetics brand to feature this unique lipid which is a key to skin's revitalisation.

Application: Creme L/X is recommended for daily use. Apply to entire face and neck area both morning and evening. For best results apply Creme L/X on clean, toned skin. During the day, pair with an Artistry sun protection product.

Sounds amazing doesn't it? I won this product a while ago and after reading all about it was really excited to try it. I'd never heard of Artistry before so did some research and found the information listed above. The packaging is pretty impressive. As you can see from the photos above, it comes in a container and when you open the container the tub is sitting on a little stand with the applicator underneath it. The packaging of the tub is fancy too, it looks great on my dressing table. Unfortunately, that's about as good as it gets.

I've been using Artistry Creme L/X for over eight weeks now. It's a lovely textured moisturiser that makes my skin feel soft and smooth. But that's it. There has been no change in the condition of my skin at all. Yes, this is a nice moisturiser that does exactly what you'd expect a moisturiser to do. It keeps my skin hydrated and soft. 

My skin doesn't look any younger and my fine lines look exactly the same. I certainly wouldn't be prepared to pay big dollars for for this moisturiser. I've been using Creme L/X on my neck and d├ęcolletage and have noticed no difference in these areas either, if anything my d├ęcolletage is feeling a little worse than it did before. 

Artistry Creme L/X costs $395 (AUD) for a 45ml tub. Yes, you read that right, $395 Australian dollars.

Would I buy this? No, it's way too expensive for a moisturiser that does nothing more than moisturise. For this sort of price I expect to see amazing results. 

Ingredients: water, petrolatum, glycerin, isostearyl palmitate, butylene glycol, clyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, squalane, triethylhexanoin, dimethicone, hdi/trimethylol hexyllactone crosspolymer, c10-30 cholesterol/lanosterol esters, caprylic/capric triglycerides, cetyl alcohol, sorbitan stearate, disodium bix-dioleoyl glycerophospoglycerin, spinacia oleracea leaf extract, arabidopsis thaliana extract, carnosine, methyl dihydroxybenzoate, micrococcus lysate, allantoin, dipotassium glycrrhizate, arginine/lysine polypeptide, hexapeptide-9, dipeptide-4, alpinia speciosa leaf extract, avena sativa kernel extract, hydrolyzed soy protein, laminaria digitata extract, oenothera biennis seed extract, prunus yedoensis leaf extract, rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract, saccaromyces/xylinum/black tea ferment, panthenol, sericin, sodium hyaluronate, beta sitosterol, ceramide-3, lecithin, glycine soja oil, limnanthus albaseed oil, oenothera biennis oil, tocopheryl acetate, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, hydrolyzed oats, acetyl glucosamine, glucose, ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate, arginine, carbomer, behenyl alcohol, chondrus crispus, cyclopentasiloxane, hydroxyethylcellulose, isohexadecane, polysilicone-11, polysorbate 20, polysorbate 80, silica, xanthan gum, fragrance, chlorphenesin, methylparaben, disodium edta.

1 comment :

  1. The price of some creams is unbelievable. I remember that there is talk on MUA that the original Nivea Creme in the small blue tin (metal) has the same ingredients as Creme de la Mer. I do believe that creams nowadays do have more sophisticated ingredients but nothing can change gravity. Thanks for this - I love skincare posts. Jan


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