I love this line too-It's so simple and it does what it says it will. I use the Iris Oil and Excellence de l'age in the AM and the iris balm in PM. I quit the eye and lip cream as the reglular cream does just as well for me. I have also tried some of the masks and the 10 day radiance cure. Pleasant extravagances but not necessary as the daily creams are great on their own. For moisture I have found nothing for the price that works as well.
This is something that actually works for my tired old skin. It's probably a frivolous expense in terms of adding moisture but it smells great, feels good and softens up my crusty exterior. I love it.
Moisturizers -Decleor - Aromessence Iris Night Balm
Kikko_man 4/25/2008 2:06:00 AM
This is an excellent product. Simple and easy to use and it does exactly what it claims to do.
I love this. Like Cetaphil, you can get it near your eyes which is a plus for me as I don't use a lot of eye makeup. It also leaves moisture on the skin after you rinse. At my age this is a very good thing. I'd use Cetaphil but I need more moisture these days.
This is a nice at home peel. I liked it better than Philososphy's which i also liked and was better than the Olay version. However I now use something called Glytone which is much much more effective and cheaper. 10% Glycolic Acid. I am soon going to graduate to Make Up Artists choice 30% Glycolic Acid. More effective, less packaging and a lot cheaper.
This is a nice moisturizer. If I was younger and had money to burn I;d use it. For someone my age it's not quite Infinite enough.
I faithfully used a jar of this along with the eye cream. At first it did improve the texture of my skin but I think part of the reason was that it coated it with something. RP3's maybe? :-) If I rub my face after putting it on it kind of rubs off in little pieces. Very wierd. I can't imagine that this is better than anything else out there. For serious wrinkles it has no effect. Now I'm using Decleor because it really promises nothing. It has no gimnmicks, and it actually does moisturize the heck out of my skin, which at my age is what I need. It's cheaper, the product line is simpler to figure out and it smells good. After trying Stri-vectin, Kinerase, Neo Strata, Lancome, Elizabeth Arden, Perricone etc. over the years. I have decided that Aveeno or Olay products would have the same benefits. Problem is they don't make anything as light and as greasy at the same time as the Decleor. Maybe scented Lard is what I need....
In the store I was amazed by how effective this was on deep lines over my upper lip. It worked at home too. The problem for me is all the fuss and time wasted in applying something that really only minimizes what's there. The chalkyness it has does disappear once the moisturizer is put on over -but what a lot of fuss. I use it only on special occassions now and even then I find that for me the price is not worth the benefits. At my age I don't think anything in a tube or jar is going be that effective anymore.
I hoped this would work but it really does nothing but make my skin feel cool. Maybe at may age none of this stuff does what it claims.
I got this free with a wildly expensive purchase of some other Dr Brandt things. It does nothing at all.
I love this product-However I recently purchased the same thing from Make Up artists choice for half the cost. I'm no Dr. Brandt but this is exactly the same thing from what I can see.
I have never have used much foundation. When I did, I used a cream lightly, and only on the areas where I have visible pores and redness-nose-chin and cheeks. Now I'm 54 and not on estrogens, and my skin is quite different. Dry ,wrinkly, some redness around the nose-dull. I love this stuff and use it everyday now. It evens out the tone, minimizes the redness and the pores and brightens it up. I tried the luminous first and this was excellent. It does not cover and conceal-and with all these deep wrinkles this is a good thing. I find that trying to conceal my aging tends to make me look older and is so obvious. This doesn't do that at all. It just makes it all look softer. For winter I use the luminous with rich for a blush. Now that's it's getting summery I am using the next darkest color, and the next darkest color after that almost like a bronzer. I just get the small tube of that it looks very natural when used as a bronzer. Many people have commented on my "tan" and are surprised to find that this is makeup. there's not a hint of made up look to it-not even a visible makeup line where it stops. Also the moisturizer I use under it makes a difference in how it wears. With Dr Brandt infinite moisture (which is not that infinite in my view) it had a matte effect and has more coverage. Looked darn good. Over Decleor Excellence de l'age (my favorite) it is is moister looking with less coverage. I sometimes apply a mineral powder over it and follow that with a spray of toner and it looks flawless but totally natural. As for the pump. It can get annoying-but it does get more product out than a regular pump would. But for the price I'd prefer they package it in a tube-like the smaller sizes they offer. It would be nice if they could get an SPF in there without sacrificing the quality.