May 042016

About the brand

Founded in 1994, the San Jose, CA-based Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc. (JMSR) is a recognized leader and innovator in skin care that is committed to continually expanding and improving the professional skin care market. They believe that dramatic results should not require extreme sacrifice. So, all of their products are designed to provide not only superior results, but also a user experience that is unmatched in the professional marketplace.


The Jan Marini Skin Care Management System

It was designed for prolonged use with little to no irritation or acclimation. Using the 5-step System is easy and intuitive. Immediately feel the difference from the first application. Skin will appear noticeably smoother and healthier.

By following the 5-step regimen daily, results will be sustained and improved.

Jan Marini Skin Care Management System



1 Cleanse

Bioglycolic Face Cleanser

Is a gentle cleanser which contains glycolic acid for all skin types. The active ingredients encourage a soft, smoother and more refined skin texture. This formula is non-irritating, soap free, and rinses completely without the need for an astringent or post cleansing toner. It also contains sorbitol, a natural humectant derived from berries, which leaves the skin soft and hydrated.

Price (237 ml): £26


2 Rejuvenate

C-ESTA Face Serum

The DAE Complex contained in the Jan Marini C-ESTA Face Serum creates the appropriate conditions that aid in skin rejuvenation. The texture of your skin will quickly begin to appear more supple and smoother. With continual use, the skin will become firmer, more resilient and the facial contours will appear more defined and tighter. You can achieve a more even skin pigment tone, and deeper facial lines will look less noticeable. Your skin will look remarkably younger and healthier.

Contains: ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin C), DMAE, hyaluronic acid, other vitamins (B,E).

Price (30 ml): £60


3 Resurface

Bioglycolic Bioclear Face Lotion

This facial lotion has remarkable skin resurfacing and anti-ageing properties. Bioclear is an exceptional solution to common skin concerns such as wrinkles, fine lines, acne and acne scarring, large follicles, texture changes and rosacea.

Contains: glycolic, salicylic, and azelaic acid. Glycolic acid resurfaces, while salicylic acid purges the skin of bacteria and clears out the pores. Azelaic acid helps clear blemishes, while reducing redness, chronic inflammation and uneven pigmentation.

Price (30 ml): £43

Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cleanser, C-ESTA Face Serum & Bioglycolic Bioclear Face Lotion



4 Hydrate

Transformation Face Cream

Jan Marini Skin Research presents a powerful anti-aging technology that combines two newly developed Pentapeptides with Thymosin beta-4, Transformation Growth Factor beta-1, and Vascular Growth Factor. Transformation Face Cream utilizes ingredients specifically tailored to signal certain activities, including the rebuilding and repair of damaged cells making it excellent for maintaining and augmenting the appearance of youthful, healthy skin. Transformation face cream can also be used to help improve damaged or sensitive skin.

Contains: TGF beta-1 (transforming growth factor), thymosin beta-4, pentapeptides GM and GD, vascular growth factor, hyaluronic acid, beta glucan 1, 3.

Price (28 g): £59

Jan Marini Transformation Face Cream



5 Protect

Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 30

Combines a cutting edge microscopic sponge encapsulation system, state-of-the-art sun protection, and a Phytomelanin plant extract that mimics human melanin and provides further UV and antioxidant protection. This non-greasy protectant gives facial skin a soft, silky, conditioner effect as it aids in increasing and sustaining moisture content. It is waterproof and for all skin types.

Price (57 g): £43

Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 30



[My observations]

I love Bioglycolic Face Cleanser. The skin becomes deeply cleansed, soft and smooth. The glycolic acid, which is the key ingredient, does a really great job, so the product provides immediate results. It has to be massaged on dry skin, in morning and evening.

C-ESTA Face Serum has a light formula, which absorbs quickly. The scent is really pleasant. After cleansing the skin with the Bioglycolic Face Cleanser, this product leaves the skin even more smoother and softer. Has to be applied morning and evening to face, neck and behind the ears.

Bioglycolic Bioclear is a strong face lotion created to diminish many skin imperfections, such as: wrinkles, acne (scars), and discolorations. Has to be applied every night for the first week, then increasing to twice daily in second week, if required.

Hydration of the skin is always important and Transformation Face Cream provides a great hydration. Also, this cream includes anti-aging agents. It has a light texture and absorbs immediately.

Step after step, layer after layer, the skin is smoother and softer. Also, it becomes radiant immediately.

When using products with ingredients such as glycolic acid, it is very important to use sun protection products. I like Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 30 a lot. It has a light texture, absorbs quickly and has a beautiful scent. Has to be applied liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. If you use it on a beach, reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying and at least every 2 hours.


I really love this system, because it provides measured and fast results. Actually, after just one application, my skin looked better. Smooth, soft and radiant. After every new treatment, it looked more beautiful. After some time of using it, the appearance of skin texture was smoothed, pores looked better and fine lines were diminished. Pores were deeply cleansed, because this system provides exfoliation. All in all, it provided healthier, brighter and radiant look to my skin.

I used these products together, as a system, but I also tried them alone. It is really great that they provide good results, even if you use them alone.


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Have you ever heard of Jan Marini Skin Research? Have you tried any of these products?


PR samples



Feb 272016

Rejuvenate Microdermabrasion System is at-home alternative to professional microdermabrasion treatments. DermaTx offers 3 microdermabrasion systems: Rejuvenate (for normal to sensitive skin), Brighten (for uneven skin tone, sun-damaged and ageing skin) and Clarify (for acne, oily skin and enlarged pores).

This device uses sonic method and comes with two heads – exfoliating sponge head and cleansing brush head.

I have already reviewed the system, so you can find my observations here. This time, one of you will try the system, as well. :)

DermaTx Rejuvenate Microdermabrasion System



[To enter]

Pick one of the systems (Rejuvenate, Brighten or Clarify). In comment section on blog and/or on Facebook (below the photo), write down which one would you like to win. So, write down:

DermaTx Rejuvenate Microdermabrasion System
DermaTx Brighten Microdermabrasion System
DermaTx Clarify Microdermabrasion System


Except in the introduction of this post, more details about every system you can find on DermaTx site.

The giveaway is open worldwide, except for the USA residents, and will end on 03/03/2016 at 11:59 PM CET. The winner will be contacted via e-mail, or via private message or status on Facebook. Must respond within 7 days. Also, the winner’s name will be announced at the end of this post.


Important notes:

  • The prize will be sent from the UK by DermaTx.
  • For participants who live outside the EU: winner is responsible for any possible customs fees.


This giveaway is sponsored by DermaTx. :x


The winner is Barbara Barisic! Congratulations! :)
Thank you all for participating! :*




Feb 242016

Dior Addict Fluid Shadow is a part of the autumn Cosmopolite collection. It is a limited edition product, but it’s still available. There are 6 shades in the collection, and the one that I have is 655 Univers. Can be used as an eyeshadow or an eyeliner. The formula is liquid and all the shades are metallic and have a mirror shine finish.

For now, I used Univers as an eyeshadow only. In the photos, you can see how it looks on my eyelids. It is highly pigmented. Precise, brush applicator provides an easy application.

Net weight: 0.20 fl. oz. | 6 ml
Price: $32.00 | £25.50

Dior Addict Univers Fluid Shadow

Dior Addict Univers Fluid Shadow

Dior Addict Univers Fluid Shadow

Dior Addict Univers Fluid Shadow


Do you like this shade? Have you tried any product from the Cosmopolite collection?


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Feb 172016

On my eyes, Pink Champagne eyeshadow from Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Palette is in leading role. I mixed it a bit with Blossom eyeshadow, and I also used Hot Chocolate, Buttery and Treasure shades. My eyes are accentuated with Lena Lashes Monroe fake lashes. Other used products: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Blonde, Maybelline New York Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24h Intense Black and essence longlasting eye pencil black fever.

While my eyes are shimmery, the lips are matte. I used LipLand Amrezy Collection Rezy liquid lipstick.

Pink Champagne for Valentine's Day

Pink Champagne for Valentine's Day - Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Palette

Pink Champagne for Valentine's Day - Lena Lashes Monroe

Pink Champagne for Valentine's Day - LipLand Amrezy Collection Rezy

Pink Champagne for Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! :x


Have you tried any of these products? What kind of look you created for Valentine’s Day? What colors did you used?


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