Why did I bother getting this?
I’m always looking for the perfect products to keep my really dry skin clean, toned and moisturized!! Most times, like with foundations, finding the perfect skin care regimen for my type of skin can be a huge undertaking. That’s why when I see someone with similar skin profile on youtube talk about a skin care product that works for them or read a blog about products for dry skin I’m always willing to try them.
One day I was watching Elle on youtube talking about her experience with these products. She was talking about how she once went to a spa and got a facial where they used these three products. She said she loved these products so much that she bought them in the spa. So, since I’m always on the lookout for things to throw on my dry skin I decided to give these ones a go.
Where can you get it?
I bought this Pevonia Botanica Myoxy-Caviar on their website.
What did I find in the package?
When you open the box these come in, you get all three products in small jars within a velvet pouch. The Pevonia Botanica Timesless Balm Cleanser and Repair Lotion are 1.7oz (50ml), and the Pevonia Botanica Timeless Repair Cream comes is 0.5oz (15ml). The Timesless Balm Cleanser comes in a pump bottle and the formula foams when it comes in contact with water. The Repair Lotion comes in a spray and the way I used it was by spraying the product to a cotton pad and then applying it on my skin. The Timeless Repair Cream comes in a tub and you scoop the product with your fingers and then apply to face.
Time to try it. What did it do for me?
Nobody likes to buy something and then realize it sucks (for me)! Specially, specially… if it’s something so expensive!!! I wanted these products to work. I really did. Unfortunately, they didn’t work for me at all. My first problem was the smell. WTF?!?! (Why The Fragrance!!!) Why, why, why do they need to make them sooooo freaking smelly!!! I don’t get the “added value” of the fragrance. If you read my previous blog posts you know I’m VERY sensitive to smells. There are some things I can handle but most smells I can’t. These products smell like… I don’t know how to describe the smell other than really cheap shampoo. It was just a disappointment when I opened the bottles and took in that awful smell. Since I had already paid for them, I said, let’s try them (holding my nose closed with two fingers). Well, I don’t know if it was a coincidence or what not but the week I started using the cleanser and the toner I started breaking out like nothing I’ve gone through before. I was sooooooo frustrated. I didn’t get what was going on. I haven’t had blemishes in such a long time. So, not only do the products stink, but now I had to deal with the fact that my face went back to when I was 16 years old (of course, that wasn’t too long ago.. what are you thinking???). My skin is so dry that I rarely see blemishes, so this was NOT a welcome surprise.
Here are some pictures of the Pevonia Botanica Myoxy-Caviar To Go Timeless Renewal Luxuries:
What is the Verdict?
Will not, ever again, buy a skin care product from Pevonia Botanica. Now, keep in mind, this is my personal experience with my skin type. I’m sure there are many people out there that love using the Pevonia Botanica products. However, they just didn’t work out for me.
I have to say though, Pevonia Botanica Customer Service was outstanding. So I bought these products online. When I got them and noticed the strong smell, I still decided to give them a try. When I started breaking up I stopped using them and put them away. I even forgot I had them! When I saw them again in my bathroom, I went into the Pevonia website to see if I could return them. I was over the 30 day limit to return them according to the website. I called them and explained the situation and they told me they would accept the return, no questions asked. That was such a relief for me since I had paid $92 for these products.. For them not to work! So, my story had a positive ending, thankfully.
Review created for you on September 25, 2011 by Namaste Beauty