Nude Skincare • ProGenius Treatment oil • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||46%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to like this oil I've always heard good things about nude. When I was using this oil I didn't care for it at all. I have very dry skin in the winter so I thought this would be perfect for my dry skin. Well I was wrong very wrong this did absolutely nothing for me. I was still dry and applying loads of this stuff on that my milia flared up I haven't had congestion this bad in a long time :(... So I gave this to my mom and this is the reason I gave it three lippies. My mom is in her mid fifties and of course she has dry mature skin and this oil on her skin is really good I also gave her the cell renewing moisturiser and this stuff is amazing to her skin her texture has improved and I see major brightness in her skin she's very pleased I really recommend it to mature skin types, but someone like me no id give it zero lippies if I could but for mom yes!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Great facial oil for really dry skin like mine. It moisturizes wonderfully and makes my skin look dewy and glowy. Makes a great nighttime treatment. The only cons is that it doesn't have spf and it smells a little weird, but the smell isn't too strong.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I have dry skin (with the exception of my nose which is very oily) and acne prone, however I have been breakout free for almost a year now. The first time I used this I washed my face in the evening and patted this product on my face. Unfortunately I woke up the next morning with breakouts. Decided to give it another shot and used it the next evening as well.. And again woke up with even more breakouts.. Very disappointing and Very expensive..
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
In all honesty, this is a nice face oil. Is it anything special? Not so much. If you're not into looking up a natural oil that suits your skin, this face oil is a good option. However, you can get the same effects for MUCH much cheaper if you just buy a bottle of good quiality cold pressed natural oil. This oil made my face a bit greasy so I used it as a hand/cuticle oil. The pros of this product is that it sinks in very quickly and didn't leave my hands feeling greasy. If it was cheaper, I might buy it again but with the current price definitely not.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This product is marketed towards people with normal to dry skin, but this has done wonders to balance out my super greasy skin. I received a few samples of this from Sephora and was initially hesitant to use this on my normally oily, acne-prone skin. However, I used this after a face peel left my skin craving more moisture, and I woke up in the morning with the most amazing glow. This oil effectively mimics my skin's natural sebum, and therefore balances out my oily forehead and nose while moisturizing my dry cheeks. I even use this during the day and my makeup no longer gets shiny. After finishing up my first sample, I decided to try out a few other face oils, but none of those absorbed as quickly and one even broke me out in whiteheads (namely the Suki Balancing Moisture oil, which is even organic). The Nude oil is quite expensive, but it has done wonders for my skin! After about three weeks of samples, I finally bought the full-sized today.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Very, very expensive oil where I have reservations. Yes, as an oil it make my skin luminous and dewy. but so do my other oils that I use from the health food store. And I know those are natural and absolutely pure without the additives of alcohol or anything else. Besides the fact of the cost. For 78 bucks I can purchase a cabinet of oils in decent sizes that I can use to mix my own homemade treatments for my face, use in oil-cleansing treatments, use as hair masques or lavish my body to make it as soft as a baby's butt. And all of those bottles would last me for a good year, at least.
But as usual, I like to try new products to see what the hoopla's all about. I wouldn't pay the exorbitant price for the full size. I just want to compare this oil to my own stash of oils that I currently use (apricot, hazelnut, coconut, EVOO, jojoba, sweet almond, grapeseed, shea butter, to name a few) to see if my skin reacted any differently. And here's the result.
ProGenius Treatment Oil left my skin feeling soft and smooth the first time. Initially, I didn't have any reactions from using this oil. The third time I applied it, my face started burning upon application. My skin's been around. It's a tough old broad. It's not sensitive. Something in this preparation made it burn, but I'm not sure what. Yes, after first application, my skin looked radiant, dewy and fresh. Yes, I liked the way it looked. It looks the same way it does after I use my other oils when I apply them. But then the burning started. Could have been the BHT, the alcohol, the fragrance or the two fragrant plant oils added to the composition.
So what's the difference between this and using your own natural oils from the health food store?
The oils in ProGenius are rich in Omega 3,6,7 and 9. To break that down here are a list oils that also rich in Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 that you can purchase at the health food store (or your grocery store).
Oils rich in Omega 3: Flaxseed Oil, Fish Oils, Soybean Oil, Canola Oil, Hempseed Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil.
Oils rich in Omega 6: Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil, Black Currant Seed Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Apricot Kernel, Hazelnut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter.
Oils rich in Omega 7: Macadamia Nut Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil,
Oils rich in Omega 9: Hazelnut Oil, Sesame Oil, Olive Oil, Peanut Oil, Macadamia Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Sweet Almond Oil.
So if you own any of these, you can mix a few drops together and get the same effect for a lot cheaper. Putting together my own oil-based treatments gives me the luxury of knowing exactly what is in the bottle. I enjoy making my own at a fraction of the cost and using my own pure oils. Besides, it's an education learning about skincare and also fun, economical and pure. And it lasts a lot longer.
Don't forget to add Vitamin E (tocopherol). And in looking at the below ingredients as a reference, don't add fragrance (vanilllin-a fragrant compound, such as the one used in Shalimar), alcohol, BHT(prevents fats from becoming rancid, but not without side effects), or Annatto(seeds that produce yellow to orange food coloring). Your face doesn't need it.
Just go natural. Your skin will thank you for it.
Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil
Camelina Sativa Seed Oil
Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil
Zea Mays (Corn) Oil
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil
Nigella Sativa Seed Oil
Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil
Rosa Damascena Flower Oil
Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil
Borago Officinalis Seed Oil
Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
Ci 75120 (Annatto)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Blue
I hate to give a less than stellar review in the midst of so many good ones, but this stuff just did not agree with my skin at all. I rarely have breakouts and this oil broke me out terribly. I am 35 with a lot of premature aging, and combo skin. My tzone is oily and the rest of my face normal, but Im terribly dehydrated all over. After getting the speech from my derm about "there is a big difference in dry and dehydrated...and a big difference in hydrating and moisturizing" he suggested a treatment oil instead of the heavy moisturizers I've become addicted to over the years. The Nude Progenius was recommended to me by a Sephora SA to address my dehydration issues. She gave me a few samples, and convinced that it was the miracle I'd been looking for, I bought a tiny trial size as well. I'm glad I didn't fork over the $80 bucks for the the 1oz size!! It didn't absorb well into my skin at all...even the tiniest amount seemed to just lay on my face...but the real problem was yet to come :(. I woke up the first morning after using it and I had more pimples at once than I'd gotten in the last year. I rarely break out from even the nastiest of products, but this one managed to do it! I thought maybe it was a fluke because of where I was in my "cycle" so I let my face clear up and tried it again. Same result...another massive breakout, and both times this product was the only thing I had done differently in my regimen. I didn't feel hydrated or moisturized, in fact my skin felt tighter and drier than before. It's super runny, but that's to be expected. The smell isn't terrible, and a little goes a long way...but the price isn't pretty! LOL! If it worked, it'd be a steal, but $78 per ounce is steep for something that causes skin chaos in my case. I really really wanted to love this oil, but in the end it's a big no from this gal :/ I have since found a few similar products that work tons better for me. Bobbi Brown's Extra Face Oil and Kiehl's Midnight Recovery are both wonderful. The Kiehl's is much less expensive and works wonderfully...so if you had the same problems I had with the ProGenius, I suggest checking these out!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
So far so good. It's a nice oil as a last step in dry weather or as the last step after moisturizing. I like this because it feels rich, even on my dry skin. I have only used this for the last 2weeks with no clogs. I like this enough to order during sephora,s beauty week. I would recommend this to people who need extra winter protection or those who run dry.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Initially I loved this oil. It absorbed easily into my skin and did not feel greasy at all. It was easy to apply. I woke up in the mornings with radiant skin. However, this oil ended up clogging my pores, which can be a problem with proprietary blended oils. I have since then switched to using lotus oil with no such problems...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I got this free with a subscription to Vogue! I purposely subscribed as i was going to buy this eventually anyway so thought hey why not?
This is a lovely oil, people shouldn't be so scared to use them they can literally transform skins even oily skins as they regulate sebum production. Now as far as these omegas go i don't know enough about them to comment, i think most people will hear the sales pitch and assume it's mega beneficial and jump on the hype immediately without actually knowing what the hype is, as is with most skincare. But as far as this product goes having used it for around 4 months it's really hydrated my skin at night, used in conjunction with origins night a mins, origins drink up intensive or chanel hydra beauty creme it worked well with all, i woke up with supple, plumped and soft skin. The only downside is i'd say apply it a good half hour before bed as it's a very oily oil, greasy one might say, but great non the less! I'd buy it at full price again i think.