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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sk1n Probiotic Systems - Night Cream

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Sk1n Review

I was first introduced to the Sk1n Probiotic Systems when I was checking out an online sale. Probiotic (beneficial bacterias) are commonly "used as ingestibles to help replenish and maintain the balance of healthy and harmful bacteria regulating our internal health."

Anywho I did my research on the product line using MUA and googling up reviews. There weren't a lot of reviews but the ones I could find were positive - a little too positive. Call me a skeptic but some of the ratings gave me that unsettling gut feeling. It screamed COMPROMISED to me.

A couple days later I was shopping around Winners and saw a Sk1n Night Cream on the shelf for a few dollars so I decided to buy it and write a review on it.

What it claims:
Night Cream An exclusive combination of natural probiotics and minerals that absorbs quickly and includes a time-released moisture booster that oxygenates and hydrates your skin while you sleep. This all-natural cream is an intensive anti-wrinkle treatment that improves cell metabolism and vitality. Dermatologist tested.

I put it on at night and when I woke up, my face was oily looking. It looked oily but moisturized nonetheless. I've used it every day for a couple of weeks and I'm stopping its use. My forehead is full of zits. And my forehead is the only spot that's blemish free on my face. Now I feel like I'm back in grade 7 with a zit infested forehead. I've also developed some milia here and there around my eyes and face.

The verdict: Yes, your face may be more moisturized (you'll see that in the mirror the next morning) but for me, it came at a price: zits and milia. It retails for about $40 (I got it for a steal, by the way) so no, I would never buy it again.


Anonymous said...

Oooooh.. >< I hope your skin will recover soon! Thanks for the review. I think I've seen this product around but it's always been one of those products that I just ignore LOL.
By the way, you should be careful what you buy from Winners (esp skincare) since they not only get stuff from maybe overstock.. but also discontinued or older products. So be careful!

Jae said...

Keep ignoring it! :P

Yeah, for sure! I always make sure to find the expiry dates on the products whenever I buy from Winners. Even their snacks! I saw chocolate with an expiry date stick and I peeled it off and what did I find? The REAL expiry date! It was expired last year. Tisk tisk.

Thanks for your comment!

Kay | Banner Printing said...

Good thing you discontinue using it,because the product seem to have a different effect on you. I hope that all zits will be gone,

alex said...

I do not buy nightcreams because most of them have more oils and are made for older people. I did try the sk1n cleanser and the body lotion from a spa after a friend told me about the line and I think they are really great and I intend to buy more. You definitely should take expiration dates seriously. I never buy food from Winners anymore after one mistaken impulse purchase for chocolate that when opened was quite nasty in appearance- yuck!

Dawn from Probiotics LoveThatBug said...

I'm a big believer in probiotics for internal use but have never given much thought to using them on my skin.

Interesting to read how this brand affected you.

And I know what you mean sometimes when you read a whole lot of glowing reviews and get the feeling that they were all written by the firm's office girl!

I think I'll just continue to get my probiotics the old fashioned way - from the food I eat - as much as I can.

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