Is It Worth Investing In Premium Skincare?

I am someone who really believes in “you get what you pay for” when it comes to clothing and accessories. What about when it comes to skincare? I have tried a lot of different brands over the years with mixed results. When I was offered the chance to test a range of skincare marketed as ‘the new Creme de la Mer’ I couldn’t resist. I’ve never tried a product with this kind of price tag so I was keen to find out whether it is worth investing in premium skincare.

The brand in question is Artistry Supreme LX which has been designed around the idea of using stem cells (from plants) for skincare. The line currently consists of two products that I have been trying out, a face cream and an eye cream. Artistry claim that these creams will reduce signs of aging making you appear up to 15 years younger. It is important to note that not all scientists agree about how effective plant stem cells are.

How It Works

This premium skincare uses plant stem cells to promote a better regenerative rhythm in skin cells. To do this they use an extract from the gardenia grandiflora plant. It then goes through a process which stabilises the cells. Finally it is infused with 24 carat gold to improve blood circulation.

Ingredients

  • Face Cream:  The face cream has been developed to hydrate your skin which means it contains glycerin. Other ingredients are coconut oil to moisturise, arginine which promotes collagen synthesis and butylene glycol for skin conditioning.
  • Eye Cream:  This has been formulated for the delicate skin around your eyes. Among many ingredients it contains shea butter which strengthens your skin’s protective barrier, alfalfa as an antioxidant and oat kernel to soothe any irritation.

Obviously there are other ingredients present in both products. If you are concerned about what they are or what they do, particularly if you have very sensitive skin, then I would check with a dermatologist first before using them. This actually goes for any new skincare range you are trying.

My Thoughts

As soon as I opened the parcel I was struck by just how beautiful the packaging is. A lot of thought has gone into the design, even how the boxes open. Everything is gold which adds to the luxury feel. The eye cream has a pump action top which really helps control the amount of product you use. The multi faceted metallic gold lids are stunning and when the light catches them they they look amazing. The face cream even comes with its own little spatula.

I used the eye cream and face cream for just over two weeks before writing this review. The eye cream has a lighter fragrance and a slightly lighter consistency than the face cream. It soaks into my skin immediately and leaves it feeling smoother straight away.

The face cream has quite a strong floral scent which I actually love. It is quite thick and has such a silky feel which transfers onto your skin. I found it absorbs well, makes my skin feel plumper and I also think my pores were less visible.

After using premium skincare I can notice a difference between that and previous drugstore brands. While I wouldn’t say I now look 15 years younger, I do think that my complexion is smoother, my skin is much less dehydrated, fine lines have been reduced. Even my makeup goes on much better. Out of all of the skincare I have used over the years this has probably given me some of the best results.

Would I buy this range? If I had the money then yes I would purchase it.

Where To Buy This Premium Skincare

Artistry Supreme LX is currently sold through Amway. The eye cream retails at £154.20 while the face cream costs £313.75.

 

 

4 Comments

  1. October 3, 2017 / 7:53 am

    Really excited to hear of a new challenger to La Mer on the block, and as expected and as you say, the presentation is gorgeous! Sounds like it’s got off to a good start for you so far. Thanks for the introduction! xx

    • lifesacatwalk
      October 3, 2017 / 8:06 am

      I’ve never actually used La Mer so it would be interesting to do some kind of comparison. Everything points to them being in the same league though!xx

  2. renu telin
    October 5, 2017 / 7:04 am

    I’ve used La Mer before for many years. I was quite hesitated to try when I was introduced to Artistry. But after trying Artistry supreme LX. The result is … I love it. In fact it is the best skin care I’ve ever used. It is not just SLX but all artistry skin care across the range. You can mix them together between different collections.😍😍😍

    • lifesacatwalk
      October 5, 2017 / 7:07 am

      I’ve never used La Mer so it’s nice to hear from someone who can compare! I never thought to mix the collections either.

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