I have read countless reviews on the Prevage serum previously and have read some people experiencing very positive results, while others have experienced massive break outs and didn't form well with the product at all.
As the Prevage products are not cheap and I am only 29 and have no serious wrinkles etc, I decided the best person to test the serum out for me was my sister in law, Elaine. I asked Elaine to read a few reviews before hand and to check the ingredients on the product before use. Elaine doesn't have sensitive skin and very rarely finds herself reacting badly to a product. I still advised her to skin test the product though on a small section of her face for a week or two, to make sure she wasn't going to have any problems, before beginning to apply it fully to her face.
About Elaine -
Elaine is 40 and is constantly looking for that "miracle cream". For her age her skin is in fairly good condition with only fine lines being apparent, although they are appearing to be a bit deep. However Elaine is still not happy and is also trying products to help lessen the appearance of her fine lines. Elaine also mentioned that she is not happy with the sun damage on her face and her age spots.
About Prevage -
"PREVAGE® transforms anti-aging skincare with advanced Idebenone technology, the most powerful antioxidant available today* with an EPF® rating of 95. Re-engineered to maintain a reserve within the skin to protect and correct skin's appearance when and where needed most. Re-engineered to help create a reserve within the skin to release protective and corrective benefits when and where needed most. Proven to measurably diminish the appearance of lines, wrinkles, minor scars, redness, age spots and sun damage so skin looks younger than ever.The review -
*When compared to alpha lipoic acid, kinetin, vitamin C, vitamin E and coenzyme Q10. EPF® and Environmental Protection Factor™ are certification marks and trademarks owned by Pharma Cosmetix Research, L.L.C."
Elaine wanted her review to be straight and to the point (Is she trying to say my reviews are long winded?! ha) as when she reads reviews herself, she likes to see no beating about the bush and wants to know if the product worked or if it didn't. So after a few weeks of using the product she emailed me with some straight forward points.
- The skin test went well and she had no allergic reaction to the product. She says her skin is pretty robust anyway.
- After a week, she started to use the product daily. But only once a day in the mornings. After reading reviews and checking the ingredients, she decided once a day was enough and only a small amount would be needed.
- After 3 weeks Elaine said the fine lines on her forehead and around her mouth had been significantly reduced and softened and she is thrilled with how the product is working.
- Elaine says that without a doubt her skin is looking a lot more smoother and younger looking and her skin tone has really improved.
What I was most interested to find out was if it in fact worth the hefty price tag of £145.00. So I asked Elaine straight out.
"Is it worth the money and would you buy it again?"
Elaines response was:
"For me its definitely worth the money. If I had that kind of money spare to be able to spend on skincare then without a doubt I would buy it again. Right now though I really don't think Andy (my brother) will let me fork out over hundred quid on a product for my face. But its on my Christmas list!"
Hope shes not hinting at me there! ha.
Overall Elaine experinced nothing but posistive results. I would advise anyone who is interested in Prevage products to read a lot of reviews online and do a bit of reasearch first before buying the products. As much I read many positive reviews, I did read a few negative ones, which seemed to be from women with sensitive skin.
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Advanced anti-ageing Serum is priced at £145.00 and is avilable from Boots.