Do not purchase!!!! This product is simply the worst! I so regret using it, it made my skin bad! I got bad acne and got brown spots all over my cheek area! They said continue to use the product so I did out of being desperate! Again regret I stopped completely!!! I feel like Nerium made my skin worse...
First, in all fairness, I am using Nerium AD in conjunction with Kanebo Ultimate. But after just a short time of using Nerium, my skin looks firmer and the pesky wrinkles around my mouth and jawline are noticeably less visible The Nerium ingredients are synergistic with Ultimate (I checked with my derm). Also contacted a Nerium advisor who did some research and got back to me and said the combo was fine, too. I think the last reviewer lilpantherpaw got all the necessary information on Nerium clarified in her excellent review, so I will just add that, I agree, this stuff is GREAT when used as directed! I despise MLM marketing totally and I don't sell this product. Despite the way they market, this stuff is worth it! Definitely a keeper and I will buy it again.
So many of these reviews complain about facts that are given about the product in general. Yes, the product tightens on your skin. Yes, the product is not thick. Yes, the product must stay on all night. Yes, the product must be applied to a damp surface. C'mon folks, follow the instructions and get to know the product thoroughly before purchasing and complaining. I have been using this product for a month and have seen amazing results! I have before, 5 day, and 30 day results photos to prove it. These photos are NOT photoshopped and are taken in the same lightening, same place, each time. Not everyone's skin is the same and results might take a little longer for some than others. Given this information, and knowing that many of the complainers probably did NOT use the product properly, I tend to leave the negative results alone. I started using this product because my friend was showing promising results in just 5 days. I am so happy I began to use this product, and as one reviewer mentioned, the results to not fade because you stop using it for a while. The key is to always take care of your skin, beginning from the inside and working your way out. You are what you eat and you cannot expect to abuse your body and achieve great results with any product out there. #Truth As for the person that claims Acetone is in the product, here is a list of it's ingredients in real-time:
*NAE-8 Proprietary Blend
*Aloe Barbadensis Leaf
*Nerium Oleander Leaf Extract
*Aloe Barbadensis Leaf
*Oryza Sativa Bran Oil
*Cetearyl Glucoside and Cetearyl
*C14-22 Alcohol and C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside
*Ricinus Communis Seed Oil
*Chondrus Crispus Powder
*Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylate
People. Acetone is in the ingredients list. Acetone is paint thinner. Please do not put paint thinner on your face. End of PSA.
This company spent a great deal of money by setting up "independent beauty reviewers" on the net. Google reviews for this and you will see all kinds of individuals who supposedly have their own blogs and review products. I find it interesting that the only product they have ever reviewed was Nerium. Yep, all set up by the company. Just another MLM scam. Your sales person will gladly sign you up for the program but if you have questions regarding a refund should you not be happy your rep will give you a phone number to call. Once they sell you the product they do a Pontious Pilate and wash their hands, they are done with you. If in the second or third month you decide you want to cancel and get a refund, no dice, the company will tell you you only had thirty days. As for the product itself, I found the smell rather offensive. I have never been one to say something smelled gross, or my SO wouldn't kiss me because of the smell or other silly comments that are often found in reviews. However this really has an unpleasant smell. Consistency is runny and once dry the skin feels very tight, artificially tight like when you have a mud mask on and it has dried. When you rinse your face the following morning the skin is left very very dry. Proprietary blend NAE-8 is a lovely made up name to make it seem more HG. I can mix up my own wacky concoction and trademark it and give a "unique" name. No FDA approval either. I only used it for less than a week, yes maybe not enough time to see results but the dryness and eczema flare ups was enough to turn me off. I do personally know others who have used it for three to four months and the only thing Nerium seem to do for them was lighten their wallet and pad their reps' pockets.
I've been an MLM Rep before, but am not a rep for this product. Thought it only fair to be up front. I bought a bottle from my hairstylist after seeing before n after pix of various people. Unfortunately my hypothyroidism has caused awful hyperpignentation. I've been on a quest to get my peaches n cream skin back. Nerium isn't going to do it. It smells like the oleander is derived from and had zero effect for me. The search continues...
Tried this as a favor to a close relative. Found it to be sticky, then as it dried, very dry, and smelled a little wierd. After a few days, returned it, as I like my current product MUCH better. She argued with me, telling me that the smell was 'natural', and that my product must have a lot of water in it if my face felt moist when I used it. At close to $100 per month, I couldn't afford it even if it DID make me look 15 again...and even though you get free product if 3 of your friends sign up, it's only for one MONTH...I am curious if the positive reviews on this product are actually from Nerium Reps???
I'm torn on this product. I purchased this off CraigsList. It was a new in box purchase. Had the little leaf in the spigot & took several pumps to get the first of the product to show.
I followed the directions. Washed my face thoroughly before applying the Nerium to my warm, damp face using 2-4 pumps. (Generally 3 was more than enough)
At first I loved the effect! My oily T-zone began to appear more matte the following day. The most amazing thing for me was that by the end of the first week, my very ruddy/red complexion had evened out to a more natural color. (My skin has so much red in it that my makeup regime consists of mascara and concealer alone. The lack of concealer on my cheeks actually looks like I have blush on. So having the red fade into a more natural color was SO amazing to me!)
After two weeks, I (and my family) began to notice small persistent blemishes appearing on my face. A couple on my chin, couple near my nose and a couple on my forehead near my hairline. They were not the cystic kind, but were still visible and 3D. Break-outs of this magnitude are *extremely* rare for me. I generally just get the one period zit semi-annually, if that.
I discontinued use and stopped seeing the breakouts. Unfortunately, the ruddiness and oily sheen in my t-zone came back too.
I gave the rest of my bottle of Nerium AD to my 68 year old mother, who got the breakout issue after only 4 days & discontinued.
I'm going to let my face calm down blemish-wise and give it another try in a few weeks just to see if the exact same results repeat themselves. I really did love the evened up skin tone and matte skin appearance.
I'm 62 and I also hate MLM products. I feel like they take advantage of your friends and family. So I had no interest in even trying this product. My friend gave me an entire bottle of it and I don't like to waste things so I used it for a month. I've fallen in love with this product. My skin has stopped breaking out, my pores are tighter, and the color is more even (including reduction of age spots) My husband commented that I look very pretty but he couldn't put his finger on what the difference was.I had a Groupon for a photofacial, so I went to my appointment and the doctor that did the treatment for me said she had found a product that wasn't painful and worked even better. She showed me before and after pictures of her own face after 3 months of using it and said it would blow my mind. Finally I asked her what it was, and it was Nerium AD, the same product I had just been using! It sounded expensive to me at first, but when I realized how much money I was spending on all the other products that didn't seem to make a difference, I was very happy that all of this happens with one bottle, not a series of steps.
Nerium is amazing. It is changing the lives of many people. It is permanent, it is not a filler or plumper. My skin hasn't looked this good in a long time. I am so glad I found it. I actually like the smell of it. It is organic. I am using less foundation for the first time in many years!! Some people take longer to see results. If you have patience you too can look better and feel better about the aging process.