Nerium AD Age-Defying Treatment
I was given the opportunity by a college friend of mine who sells Nerium. She invited me to test the product and write about it on my blog. While I was waiting for my full-sized Nerium AD, I did some research about the product and it lead me to many sites, but none so interesting as Bare Faced Truth, run by Dr. John Sanderson and Dr. George Taylor. You can read their bios at Cellese.
I’m not going to lie. My husband and I were scammed by Amway back in the early 90s, so the business model of Nerium scares the heck out of me. Let’s just say that we could have used that $5000 for something a lot better than a as a tax loss.
I took before pictures (12/15/14) as well as pictures on weeks one (12/22/14) , three (1/5/15), and four (1/12/15). The pictures are straight on, left, and right. I tried to have the same facial position each time, however, it looks like I raised my face, looking at my son taking the picture, on the final day. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.
I don’t see a difference in anything. I still see the fine lines around my eyes and mouth. I see that my melasma has not gotten any lighter. My skin isn’t any tighter.
I have had some problems with small, deep pimples during the month; more than usual. Since I entered surgical menopause over 5 years ago, I can’t attribute it to premenstrual acne. I do know that I wasn’t able to use my regular facial cleaner, Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit with salicylic acid. I used a regular cleanser.
My instructions were as follows:
- Wash your face before bed with a gentle cleanser. It should not contain retinols or salicylic acid as they can break down the active ingredient in Nerium AD.
- Making sure your face and hands are damp, apply 3 pumps to face, neck, and chest (or any other problem areas). It should have a lotion-like consistency rather than honey-like. After applying, let it dry.
- In the morning, you only need to rinse with water, but I recommend washing if you have sensitive skin. (I did wash my face because it gets very oily overnight).
My suggestion is to do your homework and learn about what you put on or in your body. I was a little hesitant to put oleander on my skin, knowing that it’s poisonous and is thought to be cancerous. Be aware of what a product says it can do. For me, this wasn’t any more or less effective than anything else I’m using.
I think I have pretty good skin for being 47 years old. Most people I meet are shocked when they find out my age. I hate the melasma, but unfortunately that’s the price I’m paying for all the time I spent in the sun when I was younger.
Personally, this product is priced way above what I’m willing to spend and I didn’t see any results.
Please read Dr. John’s post: Independent Nerium Review With Before & After Pix. (4/9/16: Any mention of Nerium has disappeared from BareFacedTruth.com)
I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.