Last week I wrote about skin care products for the winter that I love. While I have favorites, I’m not very loyal when it comes to beauty systems. I feel that after using something on your face for six months to a year, it stops working and you need to change product lines.
That’s why I was interested in trying out Cindy Crawford’s Meaningful Beauty anti-aging skin care line as what I was using wasn’t improving my skin, just maintaining it. I wanted something that would work on softening some of the lines I started to see around my mouth and between my eyebrows. I also wanted to find something that was moisturizing but wouldn’t make me break out like the last skin care line I experimented with or that would irritate my skin like the line I tried before that.
Trying out a little Meaningful Beauty
If you’ve seen a picture of Cindy Crawford lately, she looks just as fantastic as she did 10, 15, even 20 years ago. Cindy’s secret is that she’s been working with French anti-aging specialist Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh and following “Age Maintenance” approach to skin care. Cindy and Dr. Sebagh have partnered to bring his anti-aging skin care formulas to women everywhere.
I was given the following Meaningful Beauty products to try:
- Skin Softening Cleanser
- Antioxidant Day Crème SPF 20 UVA/UVB
- Firming Chest and Neck Crème
- Lifting Eye Crème
- Creme de Serum
- Travel Size Glowing Serum (extra gift)
- Glycolic Treatment Pads (extra gift)
I was also given a kit to give to someone meaningful in my life, my friend Merrie. It was nice being able to treat her to something she wouldn’t normally buy for herself.
Please note: the two kits that are available online here are somewhat different from what I was given to review.
One week’s findings
So far, I like the Meaningful Beauty anti-aging skin care products. They don’t make me break out or irritate my skin. I also like that the line contains a cream with SPF 15 for your décolletage area as most skin care lines neglect that area. Almost all the products with the exception of the cleanser can be taken in your carry on luggage, too. Finally, I liked that the system came with a water resistant card that explained the day and night skin care routine, so you could keep it next to the bathroom sink until you had the routine down.
The products smell just OK, not great but not awful either. I wish a night cream was included in what I got as I love a good night cream. The glycolic treatment pads are a bit harsh and burn my skin a little, so I only use them once a week.
Have I noticed any changes? Well, my skin seems better moisturized and glows a bit. It’s also not as greasy in my T-zone area at the end of the day. If I do get a pimple, it heals more quickly than before.
Price wise, Meaningful Beauty is very reasonable – about what you’d pay for a similar line at a drugstore. However, I think the quality is better, especially the Creme de Serum and the Glowing Serum products. I’ve paid $40-60 for similar serum products from Mary Kay and Arbonne. Considering that the whole line costs $40 for a 30-day supply (including free shipping), it’s a bargain. Also, since it has a 60-day guarantee, it’s worth trying out yourself.
What anti-aging skin care products do you use?
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a test drive campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf Meaningful Beauty and received a 5-step treatment kit to facilitate my review, a second 5-step treatment kit to giveaway, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.