Eclos – Apple Stem Cell Beauty

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A little over a month ago, I received an email from Klout concerning a perk for which I was eligible.  Sometimes the perk is for a product or service I’m just not interested in, but when I saw it was for a skincare line, I immediately accepted.  I’m always on the lookout for potentially excellent skin products.

The skincare line in this case, is Eclos.  The products are formulated with apple stem cells to “rejuvenate and reduce wrinkles”, and they are formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, mineral oil, or petroleum.

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The main claim I see on the packaging is a promise to “reduce the appearance of wrinkles + improve skin texture in 2 weeks”, which is based on a clinical study on apple stem cells with 20 participants.  100% of those 20 participants saw a decrease in wrinkle depth after 28 days.

Sounds good to me, despite my lack of wrinkles.  I could always use improved skin texture, regardless!  Did the reality match up to the claim?  Read on for my thoughts after two weeks of use…

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AM + PM Moisture Therapy Regenerative Cream

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The AM + PM Moisture Therapy Regenerative Cream ($24.99 / 2.0 fl oz; 60mL) is meant to be used day and night, as the name suggests.  It’s a medium-weight moisturizer that has a slightly medicinal scent.  Actually, all of the products have a similar scent, so if you are sensitive to that sort of thing I would suggest giving it a sniff in-store.

As with most medium to heavy weight moisturizers, it is too heavy for me to use twice a day.  My oily face needs a very light moisturizer in the morning, so I only use the Regenerative Cream after washing my face at night.  If you have dry skin, I imagine it would be perfect twice a day.  Also, a little cream goes a LONG way.

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Daily HydraPrimer SPF 30

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The Daily HydraPrimer ($15.99 / 1.0 fl oz; 30 mL) is probably my favorite product from the trio I received.  It’s tinted, but blends away like a BB cream with less coverage (a positive for me, especially during the summer).

It serves to even out my skin tone and reduce the visibility of my pores.  Some days it’s all I need apart from mascara, a nude eyeliner, and a tinted lip balm/stain.  On the days I need a little more coverage it primes my face and creates a smooth canvas for foundation.

All of that and SPF 30?  It’s great stuff!

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AM + PM Skin Prep Cleanser

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The Skin Prep Cleanser ($14.99 / 6.8 fl oz; 200 mL) is decent.  As with the face cream, a little of the cleanser goes a long way; I only need a half pump to clean my face.

It’s not the best makeup remover I’ve used, but it gets the job done.  After massaging it into my skin and rinsing, I’m left with clean skin that feels soft, not stripped.

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VERDICT

I’m pleased with the results I’ve seen in two weeks.  I didn’t have wrinkles to reduce, but my skin was noticeably more smooth and had an even tone.  The combination of the face cream and cleanser left my face soft and moisturized (but not overly so).

I recommend these products, provided you can smell them prior to purchase to ensure the scent is something you can handle.  As I said, it’s not overpowering but it is medicinal.  Also, if you have oily skin like me, you may have to adjust how often you use the face cream.

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* I received these products for free because I am a Klout influencer.  I am under no obligation to talk about the product or company.  I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.  The opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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