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April 17, 2012

USANA Sense Skin Care System Review


USANA! Sounds familiar? Usana is one of the leading business opportunities worldwide.
They have a wide range of products from Health Supplements to SkinCare items.
If you want to know more about USANA, check their site HERE. 

My friend and highschool batchmate is a USANA member and gave me samples of one of their skin care line product- Sense Beautiful Science. She gave them for free for me to try it out and make a review about it. Below are the set of products sample packs I received.

She gave me 3 packs of the sample sets.



Each of the sample pack contains a manual instruction insert and 5 sachets of each of the basic sets of the product line. First from the top Gentle Daily Cleanser, Hydrating Toner, Daytime Protective Emulsion, Perfecting Essence and Eye Nourisher. Each sachet contains 2ml.


A closer look.



Below are the bottle photos and descriptions I took from their site.

                                                                   

Gentle Daily Cleanser
Step 1—Cleanse
Use this exceptional, soap-free cleanser to wash away surface dirt and impurities without drying your delicate facial skin. A unique formulation of pure-plant extracts deeply cleanses and hydrates the skin, leaving it moisturized and silky. This refreshing gel is a great way to revive your complexion at the beginning and end of each day.

Health Basics
  • Soap free
  • Hydrating
  • Gently cleanses skin
  • Unique self-preserving formula with no added chemical preservatives nurtures your skin (US Patent 7,214,391)


                                                                 
Health Basics
  • Soothes
  • Balances PH
  • Refines complexion
  • Removes and protects against impurities
  • Unique self-preserving formula with no added chemical preservatives nurtures your skin (US Patent 7,214,391)

Hydrating Toner
Step 2—Tone

Refresh and revitalize your skin with this soothing toner. Essential to removing any lingering impurities after cleansing, this moisturizing blend of pure-plant extracts balances your skin’s pH levels and helps combat environmental influences. Bathe your skin with essential nutrients that even skin tone and leave your skin looking soft, smooth, and refined.


                                                                                 

Health Basics
  • Leaves skin soft and smooth
  • Lightweight formula
  • Enriched with Regenisomes
  • Unique self-preserving formula with no added chemical preservatives nurtures your skin (US Patent 7,214,391)

Daytime Protective Emulsion 
Step 3—Replenish, a.m.
Face every day with radiance as you protect, hydrate, and replenish your skin with this high-performance moisturizer enriched with Regenisomes™. This lightweight, non-greasy formula nourishes while it defends against harsh environmental elements, minimizing their impact and leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth.

                                                                         





Health Basics
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye
  • Brightens
  • Formulated with both Regenisomes™ and DSR™ technology
  • Unique self-preserving formula with no added chemical preservatives nurtures your skin (US Patent 7,214,391)

Eye Nourisher
Targets crow’s feet and dark circles

Soften away the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with this nutrient-rich emulsion made specifically for the eye area. Regenisomes™ and our exclusive DSR™ technology combine with soothing botanicals to brighten the eye area and leave you with a well-rested and refreshed appearance. The delicate skin around your eyes will look visibly younger, firmer, and smoother with daily use of this moisturizing complex.



Health Basics
  • Dramatically reduces the appearance of fine line and wrinkles
  • Tones
  • Evens complexion
  • Soothes
  • Ideal for sensitive skin
  • Formulated with DSR™ technology
  • Unique self-preserving formula with no added chemical preservatives nurtures your skin (US Patent 7,214,391)


Perfecting Essence
Targets loss of radiance and blotchiness
Discover a more youthful, luminous appearance with this gentle, creamy gel. Designed for sensitive skin, this illuminating formula dramatically reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles using advanced DSR™ technology to improve skin’s smoothness, firmness, clarity, and texture. A breakthrough in skin-care technology, Perfecting Essence beautifully renews the skin, leading to visible improvements in skin tone and elasticity while it helps prevent future signs of aging. Beneficial for all ages, use this restorative treatment daily to reveal your healthiest, most radiant looking skin. 





How I used it and  what can I say about this products?

Gentle Daily Cleanser:
 This goes to Step 1. Cleansing. I squeeze out a small amount onto the tips of my fingers and apply them on a wet face. I rub it in a circular motion concentrating on the corners of my nose and around the mouth. I do this in about 60 seconds or more and rinse with water. This cleanser has a thick consistency with sort of a silky pearly white color. It doesn't lather but runs so smoothly on the face removing mainly oily dirts. I noticed that it doesn't really remove eye make completely so you will need to use a makeup remover prior to using this. But right after I used it, I felt my skin instantly become soft and smooth, which I loved about it. Just that it doesn't totally remove all the dirt. I think it mainly moisturizes and softens the skin.


Hydrating Toner:
After the cleanser, I used the toner next. I place a generous amount on to a cotton ball just enough to dampen it not soak it dripping. Then I use it on my face same in a circular motion. This toner is also good. It is thicker and smoother than our usual commercial toners. It is alcohol free and I think from the feel of it, I can say it has a high percentage of moisturizer. It removes left over dirt the cleanser did not remove. Smells good, too.


The cotton ball after use. Stubborn dirt the cleanser was not able to remove.


Daytime Protective Emulsion:
After cleansing and toning, I use the Daytime Protection Emulsion in the morning. It also has a thick consistency. It serves as a moisturizer after the cleansing stripped off the moisture from my skin. It also has SPF (which I can't tell as I already threw away the package). I felt my skin become softer, smoother and refreshed after applying this. 


Perfecting Essence:
On top of the Emulsion, I apply this Perfecting Essence lotion. According to my friend, this is the heart, brain, core or diamond of the set. It has everything that makes the skin look healthy, glowing and radiant. And I believe her. I observed that when I started using this, my skin in photos has a nice glowing effect. Also, I had lesser white and black heads and tiny pimples. Moreover, it served as an excellent primer. After applying this Perfecting Essence, foundation application is so smooth and easier to blend!

Eye Nourisher:
Lastly, the eye nourisher is applied under the eyes. For this product, I don't know, I have not observed much changes or effects on me or maybe I wasn't just observant enough on the eyes. Ehe, as I really focused on the skin mainly.


I consumed the 3 packs of the sample sets in about 4-5 weeks. There were times I skipped using the products because either I was busy, went straight to bed or in a hurry or I forgot about it. But, I still saw some changes and effects even if I was not using it religiously.

As a conclusion, I liked this product. Just with the first time use, you will feel and see a difference. I was also surprised when I completely stopped using it because I consumed it all, my white and blackheads and tiny pimples started appearing again. I think it meant that a continuous use of the Sense Skin Care System is a must to maintain healthy beautiful skin. I liked it, really. 

But why did I not use it again or purchased it? Now that's the downside of it. With all the glowing, radiant and healthy skin it provides, it takes much of your savings! Below is the pricelist:

Retail Price

Gentle Daily Cleanser 120ml                       1250 Php
Hydrating Toner 120ml                                1100 Php
Daytime Protective Emulsion 38ml               2200 Php
Night Renewal Cream 38ml                         1900 Php
Perfecting Essence 30ml                            2350 Php
Eye Nourisher 12ml                                    1295 Php
Sense Facial Care Sample Pack                 100   Php
Basic Set (Eye Nourisher not included)               8800 Php

If only I was earning that much then I would be investing on this fantastic skin care system. But, if you have the means, why not. 
If you are interested in purchasing this or want sample packs, you can contact my friend through her facebook account: DOREEN BOSLENG.

Let me know what you think in the comments down below.

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