Thursday, January 31, 2013

Merlot Skincare Sponsor Spotlight Review

Oh, you guys are really gonna love this set of Merlot Skincare products that I got to review! I love their products and am very impressed with the usage of grape seeds in skincare because I have been hearing alot about them lately. So, I was really excited to get to review this great skincare.

Here is what they sent me:

1.) Cleanser
2.) Hydrating Toner
3.) Moisturizer
4.) Lip Moisturizer
I loved the cute little bag that they sent everything in and it had the purple paper on the inside with the products all nicely wrapped up and protected. I am gonna save the bag and the ribbon. It will make a good bag to give someone something this next holiday. Yes, I love to recycle things if I can. I even save the bubble wrap envelopes if I am able to get the sender's label off without tearing the envelope too much!
Let's start with the Grape Seed Cleanser. You know the steps, right? Clean, Tone and then put on Moisturizer. That is why I thought I would start with that. This is a very gentle and mild cleanser with a very pleasant scent that will leave your face feeling clean and soft!

They use a soap-free formula so that it doesn't dry out your skin and I sure don't need anymore dry skin! I think I have enough already on my legs and arms for some odd reason! This cleanser has these ingrediants that you will love. It refreshes your skin with soothing fruit extracts, including papaya, green apple, grape seed, and cucumber.

These are your main benefits of using this Cleanser:

**Contains no soaps
**Removes impurities
**Softens **Nourishes
**Can be used to remove make-up (it really did work, too!)
**Gentle and mild
I have to tell you that I have used quite a few toners in my life but this is one of my absolute favorites! It just soaked right into my skin and made it feel so good and it was so much more easier to apply the moisturizer after using the toner first.

I felt nice and fresh for pretty much most of the day. Merlot's Hydrating Toner helps clean your pores and will help firm up the skin as well. This will become one of your favorites also, I can guarantee it! Plus, I love the color, I almost think it looks like the real Merlot wine!

The Grape Seed Toner helps do these important things:

**Refreshes skin
**Purifies and clarifies skin
**For all skin types
**Helps boost skin's tone after cleansing
Now, this is also my favorite product, the Grape Seed Moisturizer! I loved the purple color and how thick it was but it went on nice and smooth and my skin just drank up the moisturizer without making my face feel like it was packed with cream.

This is your main benefits of this moisturizer:

**Contains red grape seeds, nature's most powerful antioxidant
**SPF 15
You will come to love this purple face moisturizer because it is so versitile and it actually works! It really did help my face stay moisturized and feeling very pampered. But, it can so alot more than just that! Creme de Vin is made of natural red grape seed polyphenols. It's antioxidant properties help inhibit the aging process and is a perfect primer before applying makeup! It is a lightweight formula that does so much more than just leave skin feeling silky smooth.

This moisturizer works to fight against free radicals – the particles that contribute to the signs of premature aging. We need all the help we can get with today's environment, unfortunately, we actually have a harder time than our mothers and grandmothers at keeping our skin looking good longer because of what is going on with our air and other natural resources.

Finally, you have the Lip Moisturizer or Lip Balm, whichever you prefer to call it. It is actually 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E! It will keep your lips soft and smooth at the same time that it is protecting them.

Main benefits are:

**Protects lips with SPF 15
**Conditions lips with natural grape seed oil.
**Utilizes natural antioxidants
**Fragrance free

Here's a tidbit of info on the man who made Merlot Skincare. I only grabbed a snippet, so go read the rest of this story:
His friends call him Dr. Grapes, others often refer to him as Mr. Merlot. With his signature skin care line, Wayne Beckley, creator of Merlot Skin Care, is quickly gaining a new title as the “Father of Grape Seed Technology.”  
More than 10 years ago while watching "60 Minutes," Wayne Beckley first learned of “the French Paradox” – a report on people in France who consumed diets heavy in saturated fat, but who seemed to suffer virtually no heart disease. The report linked the findings to the drinking of red wine.  
Intrigued, Beckley chronicled over 70 research studies that indicated that drinking a couple glasses of red wine each day could be beneficial in warding off certain cancers and lowering cholesterol in the body.  
The reason: the antioxidants found in red grapes. Investigating further, Beckley found studies revealing the grape’s true power, their seeds. Research studies have shown that grape seed antioxidants are 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E and nearly 25 times more powerful than Vitamin C.
Connect with Merlot Skincare several ways:

Phone:  1-800-738-0256

Merlot Skincare is going to give the winner of the From Our Hearts to Yours Valentine's Day Event the same products that I just reviewed. You are gonna be so happy! The Event starts on February 1st and ends on the 14th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours


Jennifer Hiles said...

I think it's neat that the cleanser can also be used to remove make up and the lip moisturizer is 50 x more powerful than vitamin E, that is crazy! I thought vitamin E was the way to go but I guess not.