Taking care of your skin can definitely be a process. There are so many different brands and types of products out there and it can be hard to figure out what’s best for your skin. Some products might not work well with others or they might not give the results you are looking for. That’s why I was so excited to try the Jan Marini Skin Care Management System. The system contains five products, all chosen for specific skin types and designed to work together to improve skin. Skin care can’t get much easier than that.
I chose the Normal/Combination Skin Management System (they also have a system for dry to very dry skin). The system contains five products that are to be used in a specific order each day. Each product is numbered, which makes using them really easy! The products are specifically designed to work together to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, fix sun damage, and improve skin texture.
They also include a card detailing the five steps and when to use each product during the day. I love skincare but I am not very good at sticking to a routine. This system makes everything so easy and I actually like following the steps every morning and evening. It makes me feel like I’m really taking care of my skin, and it feels pretty luxurious to boot!
The first step is the Bioglycolic Face Cleanser. This is to be used every morning and evening to clean and gently exfoliate skin before applying the rest of the products. I have to admit, this product was a bit of a dud to me! I love the feeling of the cleanser but the instructions specifically say not to use this as an eye makeup remover. My number one requirement for all cleansers is to remove my eye makeup. I just hate having to take the extra step of using makeup remover to take off my eye makeup before washing my face.
The second step in the Jan Marini Skin Care Management System is the C-Esta Face Serum, which is to be used sparingly in the morning and evening. I’ve used this serum before and it’s actually pretty nice. It contains Vitamin C and DMAE (two of my favorite ingredients) and helps firm and tighten skin while also fighting the signs of aging.
The third step is the Bioclear Face Lotion. This is used in the morning and after the first week, in the evening as well. It’s not a typical face lotion and to me feels more like an additional serum than a light moisturizer. It’s a fairly thin liquid that is dispensed with an eye dropper and contains glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and azelaic acid which reduce fine lines and wrinkles while also improving skin texture and evening skin tone. I liked this extra step before applying a thick moisturizer.
Step four is probably my favorite- the Transformation Face Cream. I love thick moisturizers and this one makes my skin feel so nice and hydrated without being greasy. It’s just a great face cream that feels really luxurious and cool on my skin. It also contains hyaluronic acid and antioxidants to plump skin and fight the signs of aging.
The final step in the Jan Marini Skin Care Management System is the Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant. This SPF face cream is used in the morning and as needed throughout the day and replaces a sunscreen. It provides extra moisturization as well as sun protection. For me, it was a little much applying all of the previous products (including a thick moisturizer) and then a moisturizing sunscreen before my typical moisturizing bb cream- I definitely felt a little too moisturized and my skin was pretty shiny. I found it was better to either skip the Transformation Face Cream in the morning or apply a lot of loose powder over my bb cream to control the shine.
Overall, I really like the Jan Marini Skin Care Management System! I love having an actual routine and knowing that my skincare products are working together and I’m not missing any key products or ingredients. It takes me a little more time to get ready in the morning and evening but it almost feels like I’m having a mini spa day and pampering my skin!
Do you have a skin care routine?
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