I’ve always had “bad” skin. By bad, I mean oily, prone to breakouts, largish pores, and now that I’m approaching the big 3-0, it’s starting to show a few wrinkles. What gives, skin?! Can’t you just make up your mind? I can take acne alone, I can probably deal with a few crinkles around my eyes and lines on my forehead (I blame the fact that I tend to show my emotions on my face…), but both at the same time? You’re playing a cruel, cruel trick on me my skin-y friend.
Needless to say, I am slightly critical when it comes to skin products. The only product that ever worked for me was Proactiv, so I used that until it started drying out my face to the extreme in college. So, even something that “worked” probably wasn’t the best for my skin even though it cleared up my acne.
When AdvoCare announced the release of a new skincare line, SYS (Supplement Your Skin), at Success School, I honestly rolled my eyes.
Errrr… Advo? You’re a supplement company, not a beauty company. This is dumb. Give me more performance elite supplements, girlfriends got some major running to do this summer and would appreciate more things like O2Gold. Word on the street is that facial moisturizer doesn’t increase your running stamina.
As you can most likely anticipate by reading this post, I eventually caved and decided to try out the new line.
Okay, fine AdvoCare. It’s a good thing the prices are reasonable (especially with a discount), because I’m willing to try skincare products if 1) They’re affordable, and 2) I hear great reviews.
When the products arrived, my first initial reaction was “Woah, these bottles are HUGE.” That’s always a good thing (at least to me) when it comes to skincare. I hate, hate, HATE paying a bajillion and two dollars for a bottle of cream that is 0.0003 ounces and lasts for maybe 3 weeks.
Being a girl, I immediately had to try the products out – Don’t tell me I’m the only one who does this! My SYS skincare order included: daily facial cleanser and exfoliant, rejuvenating serum, day moisturizer with sunscreen, night skin renewing moisturizer, and body firming lotion. The only product I didn’t receive was the eye cream – It was just released yesterday. And yes, in case you’re wondering, I ordered it and it should arrive tomorrow!
The cleanser, serum and night moisturizer were the first products I used as it was the evening when I opened the package. All of the products smelled super refreshing and as I quickly found out, a little goes a long way. So, not only are the bottles huge, you don’t need to use a lot of the product. I’m guessing these bottles will last me between 4-6 months – Whoop!
So my initial reactions… Big bottles, great smell, this is gonna last forever.
To be honest, I was very nervous about the serum (you use it both in the AM and the PM) and the day cream. Like I mentioned above, my skin is like an oil warzone and I tend to shy away from putting any product on it during the day.
Because I love Advo, I took a leap of faith and tried out the combo one morning and was pleasantly surprised with my lack of an oily aura. Most mornings I typically only wear the serum but as I am quickly approaching my move to Florida, I know the SPF in the day cream is going to be vital to preventing any future wrinkles and skin damage from the sun.
Since I’ve only been using the products for a few weeks now, I can’t claim any dramatic benefits from the body firming lotion. I can say though that it has a ginger-y, refreshing smell and doesn’t leave me feeling greasy. So I like it from that aspect. Has it firmed up my tush? Maybe? But so does excessive running and BODYPUMP, haha!
The one thing that disappoints me is that they did not release a toner. I still use a toner a few times per day and would love it if I could use one from the same line. Hint, hint!
Overall, I’m pleasantly surprised by the SYS line. Spark, O2Gold and Catalyst will forever be my favorite Advo products, but I am happy that their skincare line doesn’t make me breakout, leaves my skin with a healthy, non-greasy glow, and smells amazingly fresh.
What skincare products do you use? If you are an Advo-lover like me, what are your favorite AdvoCare products?