The main focus of this review is for the Cellulite Cream.
The other two items were extras for my consideration. Onwards to the reviews!
Paid - 12/2/2014
Shipped - 12/4/2014
Received - 12/6/2014
Amazing TAT, like last time. Just saying.
Everything came wrapped securely in bubble wrap again. I didn't take photos of the packaging this time. Also like last time, I'm typing up all the ingredients by hand. Sigh.
|Image taken from Instanatural's website.|
First of all, here are InstaNatural's claims on the Cellulite Cream:
InstaNatural’s Cellulite Cream is a powerful solution uniquely formulated to help you achieve firmer, younger-looking skin. This topical cream contains a potent combination of Caffeine and Retinol, which evens out skin tone and texture by reducing the appearance of cellulite and dimples. Caffeine tones and tightens, while Retinol repairs and restores, so you can obtain long-lasting results for a firm and supple appearance.
And here are the ingredients:
Deionized water, organic aloe vera, glyceryl stearate (plant derived), cetearyl alcohol (plant derived), safflower seed oil, witch hazel, bladderwack (fescues vesiculosus), caffeine, organic cocoa butter, organic castor seed oil, fragrance, stearic acid (plant derived), sunflower seed oil, kosher vegetable glycerin, green tea, sage extract (salvia officinale), cinnamon extract (cinnamomum zeylanicum C. Cassia), retinol, vitamin B5 (panthenol), vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl acetate), evening primrose oil, raspberry seed oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, organic hempseed oil, organic jojoba oil, bayberry (myrica cerifera), bugleweed (lycopus virginicus), butcher's broom (ruscus aceleatus), cayenne (capsicum annum), devil's claw (harpagophytum procumbens), dong quai (angelica sinensis), elder flower (sambucus spp), ginger (zingiber officinale), goldenseal (hydrastis canadensis), hawthorn (crataegus oxycantha), shea butter, vitamin C (sodium ascorbyl phosphate), wildcrafted horsetail (equisetum arvense), organic gotu kola (centella asiatica), algae extract, Japanese green tea leaf extract, Palm oil, decyl glucoside (plant derived), glyceryl caprylate (natural preservative), sodium carbomer, sodium hydroxide (pH modifier), tocopheryl (antioxidant), ethylhexylgycerin (preservative), lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle flower extract), lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) extract (natural preservative)MY THOUGHTS:
This will be brief. Cellulite occurs when fat pushes through the fibrous tissue underneath your skin (whose shape can be compared to a net), causing the orange peel/cottage cheese look. Genetics (which determines where your fat is distributed and also the elasticity of your tissue) and diet and exercise (which helps reduce fat and add muscle tone) are both good indicators as to whether or not you have a lot of cellulite. I honestly believe you can't really get rid of cellulite unless your genetics and lifestyle align in a way to make it go away.
I have cellulite all over my ass and thighs (I'm bottom heavy and don't exercise as much as I should). I used this everyday, twice a day, for 2 weeks. It's a thick, moisturizing cream that smells faintly like cocoa butter and urine. It didn't do anything for my cellulite.
Would I recommend? Nope. Go hit the gym instead.
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First of all, here are InstaNatural's claims on the Stretch Mark & Scar Cream:
Stretch marks are born when skin is stretched beyond its limit and the collagen is weakened, transforming into unsightly stripes on the body. InstaNatural’s Stretch Mark & Scar Cream is a unique blend of key ingredients designed to increase elasticity of the skin and diminish the appearance of these marks to restore a youthful look. Cocoa Butter, Rosehip Oil and Mango Butter deliver extraordinary nourishment and antioxidants, while Vitamin C revises your skin tone and texture for an improved look and feel. Your skin will be left feeling soft and smooth as the cream deeply moisturizes to fade away existing stretch marks and scars as well as prevent the formation of new ones.And here are the ingredients:
Deionized water, organic aloe vera, glyceryl stearate, vitamin C (sodium ascorbyl phosphate), cetearyl alcohol (plant dervied), safflower seed oil, grape seed oil, vitamin E (tocopheryl acetate), stearic acid, sunflower seed oil, kosher vegetable glycerin, organic mango butter, organic cocoa butter, organic rosehip seed oil, organic evening primrose oil, tranquil sea fragrance, avocado oil, macadamia oil, palm oil, tamanu oil, noni (morinda citrifolia), decyl glucoside, glyceryl caprylate, sodium carbomer, sodium hydroxide, antioxidant tocopherol, ethylhexylglycerin, honeysuckle flower extract (lonicera caprifolium), honeysuckle extract (lonicera japonica)
MY THOUGHTS: I don't really have that many stretch marks that I can show here (they're on my butt and inner thighs haha), but I do have a scar on my hand. I actually got kinda lazy with this and didn't feel like using it on my butt and thighs, so I just used it as a handcream every night. This is very oily and moisturizing, and actually works extremely well as a handcream. The scar on my hand has significantly reduced. When my hands are moisturized by this in the morning, they are plump and my scar is invisible. As the effects wear off through the day, the outline of the scar starts to come back, but for the most part it's gone. Not bad.
Would I recommend? Yes, if you want a super nice hand cream and want to fade smaller scars.
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InstaNatural's claims and info for the Youth Express Age-Defying Moisturizer:
InstaNatural’s Youth Express Age-Defying Moisturizer contains some of the most medically advanced and clinically proven ingredients available to provide unrivaled hydration and cover visible signs of aging. This specialized formula of ingredients delivers extraordinary nourishment to help make skin firm, smooth, supple and plump in order to achieve flawless texture and tone.
- 98% Natural – No parabens, sulfates or alcohol
- Made in the USA in our FDA Registered Facility
- Safe for all skin types
- Reduces dryness of damaged, aging skin
- Minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Hydrates and plumps skin to improve texture and tone
- Can be used on the face, hands and body as a moisturizer
- Can be used as an under eye cream moisturizer as well
And the ingredients (oh boy, not typing again...):
Organic herbal infusion, organic aloe, organic sunflower oil, glyceryl stearate, kosher vegetable glycerin, octyl palmitate, glycolic acid, organic coconut oil, squalane, lactic acid, palm oil, hydrogenated castor oil, tranquil sea, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), cocoa butter, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alchohol, cetearyl glucoside, stearyl alcohol, sodium hydroxide, potassium stearate, cucumber distillate, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C (sodium ascorbyl phosphate), organic beeswax, organic jojoba oil, ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10), phtic acid, phospholipids, dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate, grapeseed oil, wildcrafted oregon grape, wildcrafted green tea, camellia oil, avocado oil, wildcrafted eyebright, helichrysum essential oil, organic licorice, lemongrass, butylene glycol, ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin C palmitate), acetyl flax seed oil, organic evening primrose oil, organic rosehip oil, vitamin B5, wildcrafted arnica, organic lavender, organic calendula, organic chamomile, macadamia nut oil, sodium carbomer, sclerotium gym, benzyl alcohol, potassium sorbate, tocopheryl (antioxidant), lecithin, apple, citrus medica limonum (lemon), saccharum officinarum (sugar cane), xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, ethyl hexyl glycerinMY THOUGHTS: I really like this moisturizer. It has glycolic and lactic acids in it, so that makes my skin smoother and helps with pores and pimples a bit. If you are using it in conjunction with other stuff that contains acids, it might sting a bit. One thing I noticed is that Instanatural hasn't given a sunscreen reminder on this, so I'm gonna tell you now: IF YOU DON'T ALREADY USE SUNSCREEN EVERYDAY, YOU BETTER USE IT IF YOU USE THIS MOISTURIZER. The acids will make your skin sensitive to the sun.
Would I recommend? Yes! I like it. It makes my skin smooth and clear.
This review is powered my Brandbacker. All items in this review were provided to me by InstaNatural free of cost, but I was not otherwise paid to write this. All thoughts and opinions are my own honest words.