Hello Everyone! I hope everyone's week is starting out great, and will finish even greater. In the mean time to help your week go by a little faster, lets talk about some product's I just received. When Skin & Co (also know as Skin & Co Roma) approached me to review some of their product's I couldn't resist. They are a company that has been around forever, but is a company that I have recently started hearing a lot about. So, I decided to check it out...
These are the products that I received. Before I get into each one of them though, let me tell you a little bit about the history of the company. They are a family based company, and now are the third generation of Balestras. "This heritage brand is dedicated to crafting only the finest beauty and anti-aging products from organic Mediterranean ingredients. A century ago, Sabatino Balestra and his wife Giuseppina opened their first Emporium in Italy, where Giuseppina introduced her own beloved blend of botanical oils based on traditional recipes. During Hollywood's glamorous dole vita stars in Rome would flock to try these high-end formulations, and fell in love with them. Nearly 60 years later scientists confirmed that Giuseppina and her star studded clientele were right. The formulas proved to be anti-oxident and anti-aging powerhouses. Today the Balestras continue their grandparents' vision of providing the freshest, most indulgent products while preserving and respecting the ancient lands they come from.
If you wish to know more about the massive history of the company you can go this link here, it really is quite interesting.
The first product I received was the Truffle Therapy Body Gel, for a full size of this product it is $18.00 and for a travel size it is $9.00. It cleanses and hydrates with a light foam that leaves skin fresh and soft, and has anti-aging effects. I can't quite describe the smell it is like nothing I have ever smelled, I'm not sure it is my favorite scent; but it is very pleasant and light. I enjoyed how this product lathered. Unlike a lot of body gel that doesn't lather, this one produces a really nice foam without the use of a bath sponge. I think the price is fair for what your getting as well, it doesn't dry out your skin and having anti-aging affects as well is just another added bonus.
Overall Product Score: 4.7*
The next product I received was the Truffle Therapy Body Milk, for a full size of this product is is $35.00 and for the travel size is is $11.00. "It was created to nourish dry skin, this decadent moisturizer is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and essential amino acids. Exclusive truffle extract stimulates Superoxide Dismutase production to destroy harmful free radicals and keep skin youthful." I let others smell this so I could give my readers the best description I knew how, and this is what I came up with. The scent of the body milk has often been described to me as a slight musk with a hint of shea butter and olive oil, and I would 100% agree. As well as a lot of the products have this scent. This truffle body milk is so nourishing, and lasts forever. I only had to apply this product once and my legs still felt silky smooth 18 hours later! What I love most about this product is it doesn't leave your skin greasy at all. It leaves your skin silky and touchable all day.
Overall Product Score: 4.5*
The third product I received was the Truffle Therapy Serum. This product cost's $75. This beauty base serum plumps the skin with hydration and fights off damaging free radicals. Apply under your moisturizer to increase skin hydration and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. I have only been using this product for a few days now, and I can defiantly notice a difference in my skin. It looks brighter and feels smoother. At $75 though its just out of my price range. Although, I will say if I had the money like that it is worth it. Only if you are willing to commit on wearing it everyday. The only negative thing I have to say about this product is that I have very sensitive skin, and it did burn a little (not an allergic reaction but rather in this is a strong formula kind of burn) but this feeling did go away after about 5 minutes. The way this works is it has Panthenol to stimulate the cellular regenerative process, and olive oil extract for a moisture boost. Something, I have never heard of in a serum, but is quite an ingenious concept.
Overall Product Score: 3.9*
The last product I received was the Truffle Therapy Cream, and the price of this product is $68.00. This lotion contains the company's unique truffle extract that stimulates the production of Superoxide Dismutase, which destroys free radicals and has an anti-oxidant, anti-aging effect. African Shea Butter, Vitamin E, and Almond Oil provides rich, super hydrating qualities, while Rosemary and Allantoin eliminate redness and stimulate cell regeneration. An added dose of Echinacea extract helps to prevent UVA-UVB damage to the skin. They have also added equisetum arvense extract to improve the skin's elasticity for firmer, fresher and softer skin. This product is my favorite product and what I would call my "little miracle cream." Out of all the product's this one IS my favorite. I have extremely dry skin, as well as skin that burns very easily and this cream takes care of both these problems. It is a very easy cream to wear and I enjoy how light weight it is. While it is $68.00 and is on the expensive side, I feel like this is one of their products that is worth the investment. And is a good long term product for your skin care routine.
Overall Product Score: 4.8*
Overall, I am happy that I got try out Skin & Co Roma. I found a few products that I really feel like will help me, as well as some products I look forward to trying in the future. If you are intrested in buying these products you can get these from: QVC, Henri Bendel, Fred Segal, Dermstore.com, Amazon Beauty & of course Skinandcoroma.com.
They will also be having a Global Beauty Event on QVC, February 8th-14th, 2014 if you are interested in getting their products (from what I hear a little bit cheaper) than they have on their site.
Have you ever tried Skin&CO? If so what are your favorite products by them? And if not what would you be interested in trying. Thanks Again for reading, and remember to always STAY BEAUTIFUL! *mwah*
*overall rating is based on a 5 point scale based off of product, pricing, texture, application, and longevity.