Product review: Simply skin care

By Twinkle VanWinkle, LIN Lifestyle Expert

Recently I received some skin care products to review and reached out to some respected bloggers to test them out and give their feedback. This is part four in a summer-long series, featuring Crystal Paschal -Twinkle 

3 Sisters Restorasis Rehydrating Complex Activator and Rehydrating Skin Repair Complex

I am going to be blunt: this product smells like dog food. I was all set not to like it because of that, and because of the complicated application process, but I ended up loving it.

About two hours after using this product for the first time, I received a compliment about how great my skin looked. I’ve received several more since I began using the product. For me, the results are worth enduring the funny odor.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Benefits: Immediate visible results

Drawbacks: Unpleasant odor, application process is cumbersome

Peter Lamas Vital Infusion Overnight Age-Defying Facial Treatment

I love this product. It smells great, it feels great on the skin and it moisturizes without making my face oily. For me, the only real drawback to this product was the packaging.

The small container of facial treatment came in a large paper box, which seemed like a waste. This natural product left me with a lot to throw away, which seemed counter-intuitive.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Benefits: Easy to use, smells great, visible results after a few days

Drawbacks: A lot of packaging

Devita PRIME Corrective Light Refracting Primer and Corrector

I really tried, but I couldn’t find anything I didn’t like about this product. It has a great silky feel, and a little bit goes a long way. The best part was that when I applied my foundation over this product, my skin looked flawless.

It reduced the visibility of my skin imperfections. This is definitely a product I will continue to use daily.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Benefits: Feels great on the skin, improves the finish of my foundation, organic and GMO free

Drawbacks: None

Hevia Skin Science Day & Night Eye Complex

I applied this product day and night underneath my eyes as the package direct, and while it had a pleasant odor and texture, I did not see visible results.

In my experience, the product did not live up to the claims it made about reducing the signs of aging around my eyes. I would probably not purchase this product again.

Rating: 2 out of 5

Benefits: Easy to use, pleasant scent

Drawbacks: Did not see visible results

Disclaimer: I was provided with these samples and like everything that I review my opinions are my own.

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Crystal Paschal is a wife, mom, teacher and writer. You can follow her adventures in parenthood at her blog Mom For Less, and keep up with her daily rants on Facebook and Twitter.

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