Review of Artistry Skin refinishing lotion by SaraLee2
UPDATE: I'm no longer using this. When I switched to Dermalogica's Age Smart cleanser, and Aqua Glycolic's lotion after it, I no longer needed this. Those 2 have done such a superb job of smoothing and evening skin tone, that I was almost afraid to use this and introduce more acids to my skin. So I opted out (I'm also trying to streamline my routine so this was a good place to start). It is still a terrific product and I would definitely recommend it to those who need lighter exfoliation.
I've been using this for about a month and I love it. I use glycolic and lactic acid peels 1-2 times/week and didn't want something with any additional acids in it but would make a good primer/canvas for mu. I also didn't want a lot of 'cones as they usually make my face even greasier in summer. Funny how hard that combo is to find in a face product. This is just perfect. Even though the first 2 ingredients are silicones, its very light and refreshing. Seems to soak into my skin and meld with it instead of sitting on top like most silicones do on me. Makes my combo-mostly-oily skin stay glowing (read not greasy) all day without drying it out. No blotting with this stuff!! I use it after my vit C serum, let it soak in, and my tinted ss goes on like a dream and stays looking perfect all day. It really does make your skin feel like velvet, creating the perfect canvas for mu. Scent is very light and green and I only need 2 pumps for my face and neck. Comes in a glass, opaque white 1oz pump bottle that makes application easy. Fast becoming a staple in my morning routine.
INGREDIENTS: Water, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Polysilicone-11, Gylcereth-26, Acetyl Glucosamine, Algae Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phospholipids, Sphingolipids, Cholesterol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Glucose, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Isohexadecane, Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Polysorbate 80, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance