Monday, January 16, 2012

Meaningful Beauty Skincare Regimen Update & Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

It's about that time to give you an update on my skincare.  Last year I started a journey using Meaningful Beauty's Skincare line.  I promised that I would try it out and give you my feedback.  For the results make sure to read for more!

You can check out my first thoughts on the Meaningful Beauty Line in this video:

Here is my updated video on the results!

I've been using the Meangingful Beauty 5-Piece Advanced System Starter Set for about six weeks now.  In includes the following:
  • Skin Softening Cleanser
  • Antioxidant Day Creme SPF20 UVA/UVB
  • Creme de Serum
  • Lifting Eye Cream
  • Brightening Decollete/Neck Treatment

This set also came with two extras:  Travel Size Glowing Serum and Glycolic Treatment Pads.

Here are my thoughts on the individual products:
  • Skin Softening Cleanser:  This is a non-foaming gentle wash which feels more like a light lotion.  I use it with my Skinsonic Electronic Face Brush.  I think this combo works great because you're getting the gentleness of the cleanser along with the action of the brush.  You can also use a wash cloth as recommended in the instructions.  You may want to use some wipes/makeup remover solution first.  The cleanser does soften the skin but isn't heavy duty enough to remove all traces of makeup.
  • Anti-Oxidant Day Cream:  I found this to be a pretty standard lotion.  It absorbed into the skin well and also contains SPF which is a plus.  I found the smell to be a bit mediciney but no big deal.  For my personal skin type which is dry, I didn't feel like I got enough moisture.
  •  Lifting Eye Cream:  I enjoyed the eye cream.  Like the Day Cream, it sunk into the skin immediately and didn't leave a residue which is important for me.  The squeeze tube container is also convenient and more sanitary than some of the jar eye creams out there.
  • Creme de Serum:  I loved this.  It sank into the skin immediately and I felt a surge of moisture.  I went through this product the quickest.
  • Firming Chest and Neck Cream.  I thought this was actually a great idea.  A lot of women show age in this area and it's not often addressed.  This product has moisture and SPF.  I didn't use it all the time because I was experiencing an eczema issue on my neck but I think it's a good product.  I didn't love how it had the same medicinal smell of the Day Cream though.  In the end, I noticed that my kit had this product instead of the Night Cream - I think would have preferred the later.
  • The Glowing Serum:  I had a teeny tiny sample of this.  I didn't find it quite as nourishing as the Creme de Serum but it did give a glow.  I wouldn't say it's a must-have though.
  • Glycolic Pads:  I really enjoyed this product.  It wasn't harsh but I did feel like my skin was renewed after.  It really softened my skin and gave me brightness and more evening out of texture and tone.  I only had a sample pack but I think over time your skin would definitely see improvement.
Final Thoughts
In general I did notice improvement to my skin.  It's softer, smoother and more even.  I do feel like I have more of a radiant glow back.  I think part of this is attributable that I'm back on a good skincare regimen.  I feel as if this line would have probably worked better for me in the summer/warmer months.  I didn't feel like I had enough moisture for my dryer skin in the Winter.  Using the recommended daily products alone, I did notice some flaking and tight, dry spots. I found myself supplementing my routine with organic, unpurified Coconut oil as a base to my moisturizer.  After doing so, my skin was great.

I do wish that I could have also received the Anti-Aging Night Cream.  I didn't really have a thicker night moisturizer to use so I just used my Cetaphil lotion.  In sum, I do recommend this line especially if you're looking for a comprehensive, anti-aging skincare system.  It's affordable considering all of the products you get...even cheaper than some drugstore lines.

Meaningful Beauty is giving away one Skincare Starter Pack to a lucky reader!  Here's how to win:
  • Open to US Residents
  • Follow my blog
  • Leave a comment telling me why you'd like to win
  • I'll pick a winner at random next week
Hope you guys enjoyed my 100% honest review.  You can find all these products at  Good luck!

FTC Disclosure:  Products sponsored for review.  I am affiliated with this company and being paid for this review.  These are my honest thoughts and opinions.

Atlanta Makeup Artist
Atlanta Photographer


bee. said...

I'd like to win because I think my skin needs help!

Thanks ^_^

Marla said...

I would like to win because my skin has been acting up :(

gfc: marla
email: :)

- marla

ngocupham said...

OMG I would die for this. When I saw this, I was just like OMG I neeed this. I am still at a young age, but my skin is just so bad. I have problem with acne scars and at the same time dark spots. This hopefully would help me repair the bad skin.

Tia said...

I'd like to win because I'd like to try the items out myself!

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Jeanette said...

I'd like to win because as I age, my skin needs a more "regimented" program than just the haphazard approach I'm taking now.

Great review!

Twister said...

I would like to win because, no matter what I do I have dry flaky patches of skin that isn't noticble till I put my foundation on.

SkeeWee1908 said...

I would like to win because I am 38 with dark spots and uneven tone. I would like to have clear unmarked skin by the time I am 40.

nikkilynn46 said...

I would love to win this!!!

Courtney B said...

i'm a blog follower courtney b and you did a great review! Iwould LOVE to win!


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554 said...

Hi Gorgeous first off thank you for the review and this giveaway. I have been eyeing this skincare for a while but was not sure if I should purchase. My skin is combination. I have acne scars and uneven skin tone. It also looks like it has lost it luster and dewiness. I would love to try this to see what it does for my sking. Thank You Bella!

Sweet As Honey Blog said...

Great review of the products! I would really love to win this because I have been looking for some new skin products to try out. My skin is in need of a good glow.

GFC: Sweet As Honey Blog

A|Ydoubledose said...

I would love to win this because I love trying out new things for my skin. I have bad skin and I am still on the hunt for something I can rave about and say this product saved my face. I just want something to help out my skin before my wedding so I can walk down the isle with confidence! No matter how much makeup I put on, nothing seems to cut it. I am on a tight budget, so I can't afford to invest things for myself at the moment. Winning this would be amazing. Thank you!

XxWonderWomanxX said...

I'm a loyal blog follower at home and would love a chance to win!

mrsC said...

I'd love to try this skin care package - I'm on the wrong side of 30 now and noticing my first few wrinkles. The horror!!! lol

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itsNoyme said...

I've been wanting to try this out since I saw the first infomercial about 2 years ago, but was afraid it might break my skin out since I have dry to normal skin. Finally saw your great review and read the details so I definitely would love to try it. Especially since I'm turning 34 this year I'll need all the help I can get to keep my skin looking youthful. Love your YouTube vids.

elisec said...

i'd like to win because my skin has been prone to breakout for many years, i just want it to go away..

Jazii said...

I would love to win this skincare system because I do not have one that I constanly use everyday and seeing many reviews on this system makes me curious to really try it out. I also have dry/sensitive skin and can't use any product because my skin gets irritated easily :( My skin needs help and I am getting older and i'd really enjoy having a new skincare system as great as this one :) thank you for this opportunity doll !


Haydee said...

I would love to try this, Id feel my skin is not in the best condition. :( I'm not in my 20's any more :( I'm so concert of my age now.

Nurse Tracy said...

Like you I have dry, sensitive skin. I am in my 40's now and have not found a skin care line that is able to refine my skin and start the antiaging process. And boy have I tried them all!! Thank you for your review. It truly makes me interested in trying the products. I'd love to win your contest so I could sample them. You are great!! Thank you for your inspirational & educational videos!! I watch you all the time :)

YessiGM said...

Omg my skin really needs this!! lol my skin is combination but sensitiv.. this whole line seems amazing :)

Sillyme said...

I would love to win this because, my skin is really dry, and I've started to breakout. I need some kind of system. Thanks Ren!

Jennifer said...

I really don't have a set of products that I usually use. I'm always trying different things, mix-matching them. I would love to try this because I'd honestly love just a set to try and hopefully love like you do!

Holly Kolvig said...

Hey Ren,
As a fellow chic with sensitive skin (rosacea and skin cancer) I am wanting to use the best products out there that will not irritate my shin. And I am sure you know the "good" stuff can be pricey. It'd be great to be able to try out a product and give others my opinion and reviews. I totally believe in passing on the knowledge and helping out my fellow gals. Thanks for the chance to win!

amy lee said...

I would like to win because ill be 30 in a couple of months and I need to start a anti-aging regiment but I have such sensitive skin I don't want to start off by getting something expensive and it not work! So this world be a good start and I hope it works because I don't want to look old when I'm young at heart!

Debbie C said...

I would like to win because I need quality products to improve my skin and what aging is doing to it.

I follow you on GFC/Blogger. (Debbie C)


GoddessZ said...

I loved your review and how honest it was! I am 27 and have suffered with acne for years which has given me bad scars and discoloration. I would love to have beautiful skin like yours with out having to wear foundation! I know anti aging products help with decreasing acne also so I would LOVE and NEED to try this! Thank you!!
-Esperanza Moreno

Carla L. said...

I would love to win this giveaway. I will be turning 28 in April and I just started noticing my fine lines are more prominant and losing a bit of elasticity on my skin. A filipina I've gotten away with looking young, but at my age my face is starting to catch up with me. Being a mother of a 2 year old and a 6 month old, I'm so busy taking care of them that I completely abandoned my face, I just wash with a bar soap and water, I have never moisturized my face and I have never bought serum, night cream or eye cream, which I know I should but like you said the drugstore products do get pretty pricey so I have never could get the urge to splurge on a $25 eye cream, etc. I have seen the informercials to Meaningful Beauty since they first came out with it and I was a bit skeptical, since then I've been doing research and watching video reviews on this skin care line and again I was a bit afraid to waste money on something that might not work.. my face has gone through some damage with sun spots, fine lines, skin discolorations and dry skin, no longer have the glow. With your video I am now more convinced :) Thanks for your honest opinion and for this giveaway. I'm crossing my fingers! - Carla

Lisa said...

Exactly what i have been looking for! thanks so much ever and perfect videos! Skin Care

Barbara said...

I am in my 50's and really need some quality skin care products to de-age my skin. Thank you, Ren!

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