Thursday, December 30, 2010

Review: ENZOSKIN Pure Vitamin E Moisturizer

Back in October, the lovely Cindy of Prime Beauty Blog put me in touch with the incredibly nice Maggie from ENZOSKIN about having me try some custom made skincare products. I was totally on board with this idea. After all, as you may recall, my skin was breaking out like crazy and I was looking for a solution. I told Maggie that my primary problems were clogged pores and breakouts, but that I was also beginning to think of aging skin. Maggie custom made for me ENZOSKIN Pure Vitamin E Moisturizer.

What the Website Says
"This oil contains all the essential ingredients needed to protect, soften, and nourish the skin.Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant, moisturizes and helps to protect against premature aging and environmental aggressors, such as pollution and the sun."
Macadamia (Macadamia terrifolia Seed Oil, Tocopherol (all natural vitamin E), Corylus americana (Hazel) Seed Oil.

... and added especially for me: Salicylic acid, Fruit Extract, and Tea Tree Oil

Well, duh, it's oil.

Pleasant, though I can't put my finger on it. It's very light.

$21, plus the cost of anything you have added in there. You get 1 fl. oz. And there's a shelf life because there are no preservatives.

My Experience
The idea of customized skincare fascinates me. I think it's a great idea. Everyone's skin IS different and companies try to box us into little categories. No one feels like a "category" when their skin has issues. So I was totally on board with whatever ENZOSKIN was going to send me.

I must admit, when I received this moisturizer with an eye dropper I was a little confused. But the directions said to use 4-5 drops on the face and neck, and that's what I did. I did have a little bit of back and forth discussion with Maggie on whether or not I SHOULD be using oil on my face. She assured me that it would not clog my pores.

I tried this oil nightly for a couple of weeks. I even took it with me to Amsterdam (this feels AMAZING after a flight). My skin felt wonderfully soft after putting it on, once the oil dried. Seriously, wonderfully soft. However, this did nothing to help my breakouts. In fact, my breakouts got slightly worse when I was using it consistently so I had to stop using it. I'll admit I've been putting this review off because Maggie was so nice to me. But I think this is the wrong product for my face.

I did however find another use for it - my body. Specifically my décolletage. I've been having splotches of eczema breaking out there and this has helped restore some moisture during these cold months. Because of this, I am curious about the rest of their line and if there may be some items that could be more beneficial to me.

Bottom Line
Honestly, I can not recommend ENZOSKIN Pure Vitamin E Moisturizer for someone who suffers from acne and clogged pores. However, it's moisturizing capabilities are quite wonderful.

Have you tried ENZOSKIN? I would love to know your experiences as well. Let me know!

Read Prime Beauty's Experience: Customized Skincare by Enzo Skin.

Full Disclosure
The products in this review were furnished to me by ENZOSKIN for my use, but specifically for a review. I was not paid to provide this review, and have provided my honest opinion of the product. I don't sell ENZOSKIN products, nor am I affiliated with ENZOSKIN in any way.