July 14, 2012

I wanted to share my thoughts on Beachbody’s new skin care line – derm EXCLUSIVE.  First, some people have asked me, “Why would Beachbody start a skin care line anyway?”  Great question.   Beachbody is looking to help people achieve maximum health and wellness.  Shakeology will take care of your insides, the workout programs will take care of your ouside and now the new skin care line will take care of your skin.  It makes sense if you think about it.

As a 33 year old, I am very interested in anti-aging products.  I wanted to try derm EXCLUSIVE because I’ve put a lot of work into taking care of my body (insides and outsides) and for a while now, I’ve wanted to start taking better care of my skin – but I just didn’t know where to start.  I have an expensive moisturizer (which I like), however that’s generally the only product that I use.  There are LOTS of products out there – I’ve just never known which “would work” and given the high prices, I guess I just never took the plunge on any of them.

I bought the “4 pack” derm EXCLUSIVE and have been using it for about 10 days.  It includes:

  1. Micro Peel Resurfacing Pads – this is my favorite product!  These pads are intended to get rid of dead skin cells and unclog pores.  They idea is similar to what microdermabrasion does.  I really liked these.  They were not too hard on my skin and my skin looks instantly brighter after using them.  They are intended to be used at night about twice a week.  I have an at home microdermabrasion kit and these provide a similar result and are much easier/faster to use.
  2. Intensive Repair Serum – this cream is intended for AM and PM daily use and helps to accelerate your skin’s natural repair process (especially from sun exposure).  I found this to be very gentle and smooth to use.  I like it.
  3. Collagen Lift – a slightly thicker cream that is intended to be a gentler alternative to laser skin-tightening treatments.  This is also intended for AM and PM daily use and should help prevent sagging.  I also like this – it has a very smooth and refreshing feel.
  4. Fill & Freeze Wrinkle Treatment – plumps lines and wrinkles around the eye.  I had the hardest time using this product.  The first couple days I don’t think I used it correctly as I wasn’t putting enough on.  I have used it under my eyes and can see a difference when I put it on (now that I’m using enough!)

Overall, I’m very happy with the products thus far.  I ordered on home delivery and before my next shipment I’m going to upgrade to the larger package that includes the facial cleanser, moisturizer and volume lip therapy.  I have still been using my “old” moisturizers and cleansers – so I figure I might as well try the products that are intended to compliment these.  Stay tuned for my review!