Friday, March 31, 2017

[JOLSE] LUI&LEI DIANA GEN Prestige Cream Gold Caviar Review

I was recently selected, along with 29 other bloggers, to try out the LUI&LEI Diana Gen Gold Caviar Radiance Reviving Cream from Jolse. I have only been trying out this cream for a short time, but since it is a timed review I'll be sharing my first impressions with you today.

This item is a press sample, received in exchange for an honest review.

The LUI&LEI Diana Gen Gold Caviar Radiance Reviving Cream claims to brighten and improve the appearance of wrinkles on the skin. It contains caviar which is good for anti-aging (10,000ppm) and flecks of real gold which gives an illuminating effect to the skin (11mg) - as well as pearl, niacinamide, and adenosine which help brighten the skin.

Where in my routine does this fit?
I use my facial cream after sheet masking or an emulsion if you use them. A basic guide to skincare order might look something like this:
Oil cleanser > Cleanser > Wash-off Mask > Toner > Vitamin C > BHA > AHA > Prescription Treatment > Hydrating Toner > First essence > Essence > Serum > Ampoule > Sheet mask > Eye Treatment > Emulsion/Lotion > Cream > Spot Treatment > Sleeping Pack or Sunscreen

How do I use it?
This cream is thick and a little goes a long way, so I pick up a pea sized amount with the included spatula, and warm it in my hands by rubbing it between my fingers. Then I gently apply it over my face, and pat it in until absorbed.

Water, Octyldodecanol, Glycerin, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Betaine, Caviar Extract, Polysilicone-11, Sodium Polyacrylate, Pearl Extract, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl acetate, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Selaginella Tamariscina Extract, Fragrance, Trideceth-6, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Gold (Ci 77480), Caramel, Volcanic Soil, Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Ascorbic Acid, Amylopectin, Hyaluronic Acid.

My Skin Type:
To get an idea of how this product might work for you, it may be helpful to know what my skin is like when reading my thoughts about the performance of this product. My skin is combination (normal/oily), dehydrated, and acne prone. I have minimal fine lines (mostly under my eyes), hyper-pigmentation from acne scarring and sun damage, and am sensitive to alcohol.

This cream comes housed in a faux gator skin box that opens on a hinge. The cream container is a diamond-shaped jar that holds 55ml of product. The jar itself is made of plastic, and comes with a stand it can be placed on, as well as a spatula with a diamond-shaped end.

Product Details:
The cream is creamy white in color with small flecks of gold inside if you look closely. The cream is thick and has a bit of a floral scent that is reminiscent of fancy decorative soaps once applied to the skin. The scent lingers for a few minutes but slowly fades.
Despite it's thick texture, the cream spreads easily onto the skin, and once it's been applied and patted in I find on my skin it leaves a delicate semi-matte finish that is smooth to the touch.

First Impressions:
I was incredibly nervous to try such a heavy cream on my sensitive face, but appearances are definitely deciding in this case. Not only does this cream have packaging worth writing home about, the performance thus far has been spectacular as well. I'm excited to try this cream longer-term and see if there's anything I can update on as far as brightening and anti-aging effects.
At this time I am pleased with the hydration it offers while remaining easy to absorb and giving my skin such a beautiful finish.

Would I repurchase?
I'm not sure yet, but I am excited to use this cream longer and find out!

Where can you purchase?
Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was received for this post. This blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. If you have any questions, please contact me at gothickornchic at gmail dot com. This post may contain affiliate links and I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase using one of those links - which costs nothing to the consumer but does help this site. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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