I always try and find the best things to say when reviewing a product. However, I also feel that when I am given a product to review I need to honestly say how the product performs. And I also need to feel the need to give something back to the people who gave me the products. So it is a catch 22. This is the nature of blogging.
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Red wine phenols are a popular ingredient in moisturizers at the moment. These anti-oxidants have the incredible ability to help inhibit the aging process. Used regularly, this Merlot Moisturizer Cream should be a good choice in fighting off free radicals that cause fine lines and wrinkles. It has an added SPF 15 from Zinc Oxide, a great mineral sunscreen that anyone can use. This moisturizer is light and non-oily, great for all skin types and can also be used to help prime the skin.
4 oz. $11.39
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The Moonlight Radiance Night Cream contains peptides and grape seed anti-oxidants that help to combat fine lines, deep wrinkles and signs of aging. This formula helps to keep moisture in the skin and skins stays hydrated and looking healthy. It is also a lighter formula for all skin types, has no lanolin or mineral oil, restore’s the skin’s pH balance, ArgirelineTM helps reduce wrinkle depth and Matrixyl-3000TM works to restore the skin.
4 oz. $13.40
The review below is a good honest look at these two creams. I liked them okay but I saw more of a difference with the night cream over the day cream I think. I am not sure if it is because there was not enough of the active ingredients or what. This is the second set of products I have tried with the active ingredient being red wine phenol. I used them for several weeks, as I usually do. I do like that they are very light and sink right into the skin. The Merlot Moisturizer day cream is okay as a light moisturizer and a primer but I would not recommend it for dry to very dry skins, as it is not heavy and emollient enough. The night cream didn’t make more of a difference in my skin. I am honestly one of those people who thinks that Matrixyl-3000TM doesn’t really do much for aging skin. The Moonlight Radiance Night Cream is also very light and absorbs right into the skin, which is nice but I would not recommend it for those with dry to very dry skins. They are nice enough to make light moisturizers and the ArgirelineTM is a good ingredient to have, it works well. I am not one of those completely convinced in the powder of red wine phenols yet. The price range is good. There are more products in the range: eye cream, microdermabrasion cream, etc. I am hoping that some of the other products perform as well if not better.
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(These products were sent for consideration)