Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Review: DR. DENESE Skin Care Products

You know how sometimes you try one skin care product from a company and you find you like it, so you buy more to try from the same company only to find they were not effective for you at all. And you think to yourself, was that one product I liked a "one hit wonder"?? Then you want to kick yourself for wasting your money on all the other products......Yup, we have all been there before! I can with great confidence say that this scenario will not happen for you when you try out the products from Dr. Denese's skin care line....there are no "one hit wonders" here, they are all shining stars! Or so that has been my very recent experience with them. So what's the secret to this exceptional line of skin care products. Let me give you a glimpse into this marvelous company and the innovative woman behind it all, Dr. Denese!!

{Taken from the DR. DENESE Website}


Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I was born in Hungary and I started making beauty products when I was nine years old. Since then I earned my Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Neuropsychology in Budapest, Hungary; I won a Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School; and I received an M.D. at Cornell University Medical College.

I'm not only a medical doctor who specializes in anti-aging, but I'm one of the very few women doctors and, perhaps, the only female scientist in this field.

Through my training and medical practice, I have developed a vast body of knowledge about what your skin requires to look young and healthy and how to achieve it. My techniques have become known as "The Denese Difference". Not only do I use the most advanced active ingredients that have been clinically proven to work, I use far higher concentrations of them. Also important is that the active ingredients in each product are compatible with each other and that each product is designed to do only what it is intended for.

What I offer is a scientifically proven system that helps your skin look its best.

These products are meant to work together. It's like the organs in our body. One does this, the other does that and, hopefully, they all work together in perfect harmony. That's why you will get the best results when you use them as a group and in the correct order. It's true, my products are not inexpensive, but I promise you will get much more than you pay for. You get higher concentration of active ingredients and scientifically proven results.

Please understand that my skincare line is about medical science, not marketing science. We bring the most innovative skin science to you. There is so much to see and learn here. Look at the different product solutions for more beautiful looking skin.


Following 15 years of research, SkinScience Labs, Inc. was founded in 2001 by Dr. Adrienne Denese and has become one of the largest and fastest growing privately owned businesses in the $2 billion US anti-aging and nourishing skincare markets. SkinScience Labs, Inc. develops, markets and distributes premium professional skin care products under the highly successful and internationally recognized "Dr. Denese" brand.


You will discover I use far higher concentrations of active ingredients in the skincare products I create. Much more than those found in even many of the most expensive products available at the most exclusive department stores. Also important is that each product contains active ingredients that are compatible with each other, and that each one of my products is especially designed to do just the job it's intended for.


The very generous folks over at Dr. Denese sent me 4 glorious products to try. Dr. Denese is known for her magnificent and very effective skin care products, but she also has equally splendid makeup products too that multi-task as treatment products. They worked their magic on me and you too will find them beneficial to use I am sure!! I have had the opportunity to try a wide variety of skin care and cosmetic products from a multitude of different companies and in my opinion the products from Dr. Denese are in a league of their own, they set the bar for the highest level of excellence I have experienced in skin care and beauty products, perfection at its finest! Here are the products I am so excited to rave all about to you:

Dr. Denese says it the best: BEAUTY WITH BENEFITS

It is all about achieving a beautiful flawless appearance while providing your skin with the treatment that it needs while you wear it. I love using products that multi-task and make my skin look beautiful and secretly work to keep it healthy!

The first product I reviewed is:

Age Corrector Firming and Retexturizing Foundation- Medium # 889457M
Price: $31.50

What is it?

The next generation in anti-aging foundation. A natural looking, flawless foundation that delivers firming, tightening and retexturizing benefits from our exclusive Actizone Firming Factor, plus our own proprietary Stem Bio- Technology

Who is it for?

Everyone who wants flawless, natural looking coverage from a foundation that delivers anti- aging benefits like firming and retexturizing to instantly transform the look of skin and provides immediate radiance. This foundation easily and effortlessly covers imperfections.

Why is it different?

This foundation has a concentrated anti-aging serum built right into the formula to address the signs of aging and create a perfect canvas on the face. Delivers an instant refining, firming and radiance to the skin while making the skin look flawless. Unique Vitamin C base that contains optical diffusers to give skin instant perfection.

MY THOUGHTS: Believe me when I say I have tried over a hundred different foundations in my lifetime. Every type imaginable, every consistency on the market, every type of coverage, you get the idea. So when I say this is one of the top 5 foundations I have ever used, then you understand how HUGE this statement is. There are so many elements that I love about this foundation. The first and most important is that it makes my skin look fabulous! I have rosacea, so my skin is ruddy, with red patches particularly on the apples of my cheeks. This foundation not only transformed my skin so it looked flawless, but it did not irritate my rosacea and make it look worse. In fact, it seemed to diminish the intensity of my rosacea.

I also was thrilled with the consistency of this foundation. It is rich, creamy, not too thick and not too runny, just the perfect level of consistency to glide easily and smoothly over my skin. How I applied the foundation is I pumped about a dime size amount into the palm of my hand. Then I used my ring finger to blend it lightly over my skin. A little but goes a long way, it covers so nicely and you don't need a lot to get that impeccable coverage to your skin. I don't currently have any "pimples" just the redness appearance to my skin, so one even "coat" of the foundation was all I needed. However, if you want a thicker coverage you can naturally build upon layer and will be able to achieve an even heavier coverage if you feel you want to "hide" more imperfections.

I also did feel and notice the anti-aging benefits from the ingredients within this foundation. My skin did appear firmer and more radiant and it definitely transformed the way my skin looked. You receive a large amount in the pump bottle and it is going to last me several months. What a confidence booster this product is because you know when you apply it you are going to always have beautiful looking skin and it takes only seconds to achieve it!

The second product I reviewed:

HydroShield Hydrating Treatment Powder - Medium # 873702M
Price: $23.00

What is it?

A unique, creamy, hydrating face powder infused with HydroShield technology and other anti-aging ingredients to impart sheer, beautiful coverage while helping to retain moisture and fight the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Skin looks fresh and flawless throughout the day.

Who is it for?

Women with dehydrated skin that displays dry lines and wrinkles. Perfect for those who need to wear a powder for coverage of imperfections such as uneven skin tone, age spots, redness, or sun damage. The beautiful, forgiving shades work with all skin types.

Why is it different?

Dr. Denese's moisture-magnet HydroShield technology is incorporated into the powder for gorgeous, flawless coverage with the unique benefit of being able to hydrate the skin. Unlike many powders, this formula won't dry out skin or settle into lines, wrinkles, and pores, but keeps skin hydrated and smooth.

MY THOUGHTS: First I need to say that I always have very dry skin. No matter how hydrating my daily moisturizer is, my skin always appears dry. There are some days when I don't want to canvas my skin with a foundation, but I want to quickly and effortlessly hide my imperfections and even out my skin tone. I found this powder to be the ultimate way to quickly and easily achieve this. I am excited to say that this powder is the most unique powder I have had the opportunity to experience. Most powders make my skin look drier and blotchy. They also tend to dry my skin out even more, but soaking up any moisture on my skin. But not this product! It works like magic while it gives my skin the appearance and benefits of a traditional powder, while deliver hydration to my skin at the same time, just marvelous!

The way I have been using this powder is on those days I don't want to use a foundation I simply dab the powder puff with powder and lightly glide it over my freshly cleansed and moisturized skin. I can visibly see it on my skin, it goes on evenly without blotching and covers and evens out all the redness from my rosacea. I have to say that I applied one thin layer over my entire face and felt after a few minutes that I wanted to apply more as the coverage is evident but somewhat sheer and I felt I needed a bit more. There were a few areas that I even applied a 3rd layer over. It only took me a minute or so to do this, and that is nothing, easy peasy! To be able to make my skin look practically flawless and even out the skin tone in a minute is awesomeness!

With other powders I typically notice how they make my frown lines look more pronounced and this powder did not do that at all. I did notice how after about 20 minutes my skin did look more hydrated from it, a very subtle dewy appearance which looked so pretty and natural. I am keeping this compact in my purse so I have it with me at all times. I will use it alone without foundation as well as on top of my foundation on those day I wear it to serve as a "buffer" to set my makeup and keep it looking fresh.

Wrinkle Rx Pro Peptide Powder # 8890908
Price: $29.50

What is it: An innovative new concept in primers, this colorless, invisible, lightweight powder primer is applied to the skin after foundation as a finishing product. With rolling-spheres technology, this powder gets activated on contact with the skin and rolls into lines, wrinkles, and pores to create a smooth surface. It contains Dr. Denese's exclusive pro peptide factor to help soften defined lines and wrinkles.

Who is it for: Anyone who has visible pores, lines, wrinkles, or imperfections on the face and wants to create a smooth surface.

Why is it different: This powder primer helps to disguise, smooth, and soften the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and pores so makeup goes on easy and smooth. Wrinkle RX Rolling Powder with pro peptide factor technology and other beneficial ingredients helps reduce the appearance of deep, defined lines and wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions.

Brush is included in the set.

MY THOUGHTS: This is my favorite new miracle worker product! I wish I had learned about this delightful product a long, long time ago! It will work it's magic on your face instantly, the most supreme product that now is a member of my beauty arsenal! I went through my entire makeup routine which is to apply my foundation, dot concealer where I need it, put on some eyeshadow and mascara and a touch of lip color. My makeup routine is done is all of 5 minutes or less, I don't mess around. So this product acted as my final finishing touch.

The powder is housed in a stunning faux crystal looking "jar" with a mirrored "cap" and you also receive a lovely "silver" long travel brush that is terrific along with it. So I "dabbed" a small amount of the white powder on the brush and lightly swirled the powder over my face. I repeated this process about 4 times total and was shocked at the way it transformed the appearance of my skin and my makeup! It was pure joy!! It gave my entire "look" a soft, smooth, opaque look, almost like taking 5 years off my age, seriously! I love the way this product gave me instant gratification and it really brought out a more youthful appearance to my skin.

Can you believe this powder is filled with the pro peptide factor technology and other beneficial ingredients which help to reduce the appearance of deep, defined lines and wrinkles. To me, this product is genius! I found in order for me to keep that same appearance as when I first applied the product, I had to reapply it several times throughout the day. But since it only takes seconds to do, I didn't mind, The work was well worth the benefits and outcome. So, this is going to be my secret weapon with which I carry with me all the time in order to keep my makeup looking perfect and my skin looking its very best.

Triple Strength Eye Wrinkle Smoother # 863082
Price: $49.50

Achieve amazing eye-area results using Dr. Denese's triple-strength eye wrinkle treatment. It uses a unique triple peptide technology to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

MY THOUGHTS: I am at that age where I am starting to notice those darn "wrinkly crinkly's" (which are what I call my little wrinkles) around my eye area. I hate them, I want to lose them, and I will use whatever it takes to help diminish them. So for the past year I have been on the hunt for an eye cream that will bring the appearance around my eyes back to how they looked 5 years ago, before I started noticing those darn wrinkles circling my eyes. I have not had much luck in finding a product that gives me that "wow" factor in its ability to be effective. That is until now. I have been using this dynamic eye cream for a week now, and even at the 3rd day I noticed a difference in how the skin around my eyes looked and felt. I can only imagine after prolonged continued use how much more striking the results will be.

Those "wrinkly crinkly's" are significantly less, the skin around my eyes seems noticeably smoother and more hydrated and the makeup I apply around my eyes seems to glide on perfectly. I could not ask for better results!

You may visit Dr. Denese's website directly by CLICKING HERE to browse through her exceptional wide range of products. I love that you can search by skin type to find a regimen that is tailored specifically for the type of skin you have and target the problems you want to directly address.

A very special thank you to
Dr. Denese for providing me with the products to use for this review.

Disclosure: I received the 4 products detailed in my review from Dr. Denese for the purposes of this Review . This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ. Registered & Protected


Suzan Mosbey said...

I have mild rosacea myself, so I always choose the skincare products that I buy carefully. It's important for me to purchase quality skincare products only because I don't want substandard ones to harm my sensitive skin or worsen its current condition. My dermatologist advised that it's okay for me to try out several products, so I guess the same goes to you. Thanks for this!

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