A little over a year ago, I heard that Stella & Dot was launching a Skincare line as part of their family of brands. The line had been in development for a couple of years, and the head of product development is the co-founder of Juice Beauty. I was excited to try this new product that was Clinical Grade & Ever Conscious. Those are more than just buzzwords, and here is what they actually mean.
- Clinical grade, means using clinically studied, efficacious levels of ingredients that are comparable to what you might find available for purchase in a dermatologist’s office.
- Ever Conscious represents rigorous ingredient standards. Ever is formulated with ingredients that are good for you and safe, while delivering performance at the same time. The majority of the ingredients are botanically-derived. The formulas and ingredients are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, propylene glycol, synthetic fragrances and colors, chemical sunscreens, and hydroquinone, among others. We do not test our products on animals.
After YEARS of terrible skin, I was excited to try something new. My skin was in pretty bad shape with hormonal and cystic acne that I tried treating with prescription products that left my skin raw, red and dry. My bad skin was affecting my self esteem and there were many times where I just hid from people when it was really bad. My chin was the worst. If it wasn’t broken out, it was peeling and red. Trying to make it look better with makeup really only made it look worse and called attention to it. I had tried EVERYTHING I could and never found a line that worked for me.
When I ordered the Ever Skincare regimen last year, I was hopeful, but also realistic that it could be just like all the other things I tried. I was nervous, I really wanted to love the line not only to help my skin, but I also had been wanting to try a social selling business, and if the products worked for me it would be perfect.
From the very first time I used the products I was happy. The first thing I noticed after just my first use is that my skin felt soft and moisturized but not in a greasy and oily way. I also loved the way the products smelled and how easy they were to use. I knew that if I was going to see results, I had to stick with something, and the only way I was going to stick with something was if I liked using it. As the weeks went on, I noticed a huge difference in the tone and texture of my skin, and after using the line for just a month I started leaving the house without foundation. Let me repeat that..I left the house without foundation. That is something I had probably not done in 15 years! Just some of the tinted moisturizer and I was good to go.
A year later, and I am truly amazed at the difference in my skin. I look at these before and after pictures and am thrilled with these results (not as thrilled as putting a no makeup, close up photo of myself on the internet of the world to see). The redness is gone, the dry patches are gone, the lines are not as deep and the texture of my skin is completely different than it was a year ago. While I don’t look like a 24 year old supermodel..yet, my skin is 100% better than it was, which is pretty good for being one year older.
I have used the Ever Skin Pure Result Regimen with LSR10 for the past year as well as the revive eye treatment and overnight facial. LSR10, which you can read more about here, is composed of powerful ingredients that have been scientifically formulated to reduce the top 10 visible signs of aging.
I know lots of people get overwhelmed with using too many products, and I promise you it takes less than 5 minutes, and you are going to see the greatest results in using all of them.
Step 1 is cleanser, and Ever has 2 choices for cleansers; Luminous & Rebalance. I will be the first to admit that I was not always so great about washing my face. I was lazy at the end of the day, I did not want to splash water on my face, most cleansers made my skin feel tight, etc, etc.
Luminous is a cleansing balm that is for normal or dry skin. It smells and feels great, but my favorite part..no splashing water on my face. I know I am not the only person who HATES splashing water on my face, so this one was a quick favorite. You just apply to your dry skin and then remove it with a damp washcloth. I am not kidding when I tell you that I actually look forward to it every night.
Rebalance is for combination and blemish prone skin and has Salicylic Acid which help to clarify the skin. This is the only product I have ever used with Salicylic that does not dry my skin out. I use Rebalance in the morning and Luminous at night. For that time of the month when my skin is more prone to breakouts, I use Rebalance at night instead of Luminous.
After cleansing, it is time for step 2, the Reveal Peel Pads which have already won an Allure Best of Beauty award. Sometimes when I walk by them in the bathroom, I just open them up and smell them because the smell so clean and fresh. The peel pads exfoliate the skin, getting rid of the dead cells, and I use them very night. This is an important step that many people think they can do without, but it is so important to exfoliate your skin!
If you have a teen or tween with acne, the rebalance and peel pads are perfect for them.
Step 3 is the Youthful serum which I use morning and night and I freak out when it is running low and do all I can to get the last drops out of the pump. There are lots of scientific reasons why it is so great, and my esthetician friends tell me it is truly one of the best serums they have seen in terms of the delivery methods of the peptides. I just know that it works, and I will never stop using it. If you already have a cleanser or moisturizer you love, and want to try some Ever products to see a difference in your skin, you can’t go wrong with the Pads & Serum or Peel & Seal to exfoliate and treat.
Step 4 during the day is daylight, the daytime moisturizer with sunscreen. After one month of using the regimen, my skin looked and felt good enough to go without foundation and only the tinted moisturizer.
Step 4 at night is is Hydralift, the nighttime moisturizer. Since my skin is more oily than dry, I keep this away from my T-zone and use it just a few nights a week. It is also great for calming down a sunburn!
Step 5 is the revive eye lift. I can tell you all the scientific reasons this product is so great, or you can read about them, by clicking on the link. What I can tell you is that this is one of the lightest eye creams I have ever used. It feels more like a serum, and does not irritate my eyes like many products I have tried in the past. While all my wrinkles and dark circles are not completely gone, I am in awe at how smooth the skin under my eyes is now.
A few nights a week, I skip step 3 & 4 and use the Overnight Facial Oil, or liquid gold as I sometimes call it. It’s seriously a magic oil that makes me feel like I am spoiling myself with something very special. It contains Retinol, which is the #1 Dermatologist recommended anti-aging ingredient
Now, one year later, in addition to having glowing skin that I never thought I would have, I also have made great new friends and have been able to make some extra money sharing something I truly love. If you are lucky enough to already have perfect glowing skin, than these products are not for you. But, if you are like most women and could use a little help in that department, I would love to help you find what would work for you!