Updated 11/23/12 with pictures. See below.
I have always been very sensitive about my face. When I went through puberty I was attacked by acne and I still get pimples now to this day. Of course, when I was younger I did what any teen or kid would do, I picked at my face. Now I have the scars to prove it. I used to try to wear makeup to cover them up but after a while I just gave up. The makeup would either irritate my skin or I would have to apply so much that it just looked worse. I have spent a lot of money trying different products and have even considered getting skin laser treatments. It is easy to say that I come to accept the way my face looks but I still envy all the women I see with clear, perfect skin.
I entered a Skintrium giveaway a month ago and they emailed me recently asking if I would like to try one of their products. I immediately jumped on this opportunity.
Skintrium™ lets you choose how deep your skin color will be- a flawless, radiant skin that’s free of freckles, scarring, roughness, discolorations, or other detractions that make your skin anything less than perfect.
They know just what to say to get a girl interested. Flawless skin…seriously a dream for a lot of people. I know I am not the only one with less than perfect skin. I avoid posting pictures of my face here but I have a couple of pictures on other posts so if you want to see exactly what my skin looks like you can look here and here.
Of all the products on Skintrium’s website I chose to try the Skin Soho Facial Lightening Parfait. It is a 2 oz bottle and retails for $90.97 (on SALE now for only $$80.97). Quite a price tag but you pay for the quality and the results. Below is a picture of the box that I received. It was like getting a present.
Inside the box hidden under black tissue paper I found this Skintrium Gift Bag. It was like looking for buried treasure.
Found it! The bottle is very nice and I like that it doesn’t just come in a plain squeeze bottle. It shows you that they have pride in their product.
This is a picture of the label that shows you the ingredients.
Finally a picture of the parfait itself. It is very creamy and almost translucent. It has a very light powdery smell to it, almost like baby powder but with a hint of flowers.
The instructions on Skintrium’s website say to apply twice a day after washing. Use your fingers to apply the parfait over your face, throat and chest. You can pat away the excess with a towel or let it absorb. For the price, I am not going to pat away anything! A little goes a long way. Here is a short description of what the product will do from the Skintrium’s website.
This Parfait combines multiple exclusive brightening agents for extra power to correct spots and blotches from acne, sun and hormones. Gives your face, neck and chest a newly radiant, even tone. Gently resurfaces the skin for the most velvety texture. Deeply moisturizing herbal extracts provide soothing, antioxidant protection.
This Parfait combines multiple exclusive brightening agents for extra power to correct spots and blotches from acne, sun and hormones. Gives your face, neck and chest a newly radiant, even tone. Gently resurfaces the skin for the most velvety texture. Deeply moisturizing herbal extracts provide soothing, antioxidant protection.The first time I used it, I applied it very sparingly on my face only. My neck and chest don’t have any acne scars or discoloration so I am not going to worry about those areas at the moment. Immediately after applying the parfait I did notice a tingling sensation. It absorbed right into my skin without it leaving any sort of residue or stickiness. I applied it once more that day. The next day I applied it again and noticed a slight burning which to me tells me it is working. My skin is a little more sensitive than most so I am quite used to the burning feeling when I apply lotions and such.
I have been using it for just a couple of days now and there are no visible results. I know that my skin feels softer and a little tighter than normal. I also notice that my skin is a bit more sensitive which means that the parfait is indeed working to resurface my skin. I hope that after a couple more weeks of using it I will see a visible result. I don’t think that the scarring will go away completely but to make them less visible will make me happy.
Thank you very much to Skintrium for sending me this product to review!
Here is a picture of my face before I started using the Parfait:
Here is a picture of my face after using the Parfait for 28 days (once or twice a day) very sparingly:
Both pictures are large so that you can see the detail. Both pictures are also taken with natural sunlight. I am not wearing any makeup in either of the pictures.
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.