Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Eclos Apple Stem Cell Skincare (Review)

// Klout Perks //

If you're on Klout, I bet you have also received Eclos as part of your perks. But before we get to the review portion, let me quickly explain what Klout is. 

Klout is basically your standard of influence via your social media. You sign up and link all your social media accounts i.e Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. The more interactions, likes, or comments you received from your social media, the higher your score gets. If your score meets the minimum requirements of participating brands, you get perks like these Eclos products. You don't need to blog your experience, simply share your feedback thru Klout website and blast it in social media. Yeah, that simple. Curious about Klout? here's my profile so you have an idea

Now on to the review. I would be honest, I'm completely clueless about Eclos; never heard of it, never seen it before. The only thing I recognized when I received the products was the "Freeman" logo printed on the box. Freeman is a popular drugstore brand, particularly in the facial masks category. I personally use their cucumber facial peel-off and clay mint masks every once in a while. 

Based from the company's website, Eclos caters to women who are concerned about aging and wrinkles. Formulated with Apple Stem Cell Technology extracted from a rare Swiss apple (which has been documented for its longevity and nutrient value), Eclos helps control wrinkles. It is free from parabens, synthetic fragrance, dyes, mineral oil, and petrolatum. Eclos does not test on animals.

So let's start with the Skin Prep Cleanser ($14.99, 6.8 fl.oz/ 200 ml).


Ingredients:
Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acrylates Copolymer, PEG-18 Glyceryl Oleate/Cocoate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Curcuma Zedoaria Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Palmitoyl Glycine, Glycol Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid.

It's a mild cleanser with citrusy-herbal fragrance. One pump is enough to wash my face. Although it says AM + PM in the packaging, I use it mostly in the mornings. Call me weird but I associate citrus or juicy scent with "waking up". But that's just me.

After I'm done with toning, I proceed with moisturizer, sunscreen, then makeup primer. Yeah, in that order. So it's great to know that Daily HydraPrimer SPF 30 does all three things in one tube ($15.99, 1.0 Fl oz, 30ml).


Ingredients:
Active Ingredients:
Zinc Oxide (14.0%)
Titanium Dioxide (4.0%)
Inactive Ingredients:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Polyglyceryl-3, Polyhydyroxystearic Acid, Isodecyl Oleate, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxethyl Dimethicone, Hydroxypropylcocoate Peg-8 Dimethicone, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Curcuma Zedoaria Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Lecithin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Soybean Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Water (Aqua), Mica, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol , Xanthan Gum, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499).

My favorite among the set, this 3-in-1 multi-tasker product is tinted; again, it smells so citrusy without the distinctive sunscreen scent. It's a bit creamy and applies smoothly. It does blur pores which is always a good thing.

Finally, we go to Moisture Therapy Regenerative Cream ($24.99, 2.0 fl oz, 60ml)


Ingredients:
Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Polysilicone-11, Palmitoyl Glycine, PEG-100 Stearate, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Curcuma Zedoaria Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Amyris Barsamifera Bark Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Sorbitan Stearate, Nylon-12, Silica, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Polysorbate 40, Isohexadecane, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Disodium EDTA, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide.

As the packaging suggests, it's intended for morning and night. While I found it to be lightweight despite the creamy formulation, I had to stop using it after one use. Why? the citrusy fragrance is so strong that it seriously gave me headaches, no bueno. Scent is relative though so I will leave it at that. Your nose knows, eh?

Like I always say in all my skincare/ anti-aging posts, the fountain of youth remains a myth. You and I will get wrinkles eventually. Everybody gets old. But not everyone age gracefully.

Where to buy? Freeman website, Ulta, Walgreens

Have you tried Eclos?

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9 comments:

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    1. Love the idea that it is cruelty free

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    2. let me know how it turns out for you

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  2. I got this through Klout too! I love the smell! Its so invigorating and refreshing, and the spiciness is a nice touch! The moisturizer is heavier than I would normally choose for my oily skin, but it feels rich and thick, and surprisingly I'm not a greaseball when I use it. I love love love the primer too! It's been too hot for makeup this summer, so I've been wearing the primer instead of foundation.

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    1. It's great to know that you like the primer. If not for the strong scent, I'd use the moisturizer too!

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  3. I received this as well & love it. I understand about smell though certain indie polish makers base gives me a super bad headache.

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    1. totally agree! I'm sensitive to strong smell/fragrance that's why I mention it in my reviews.

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  4. I got this through Klout as well.

    I do like the cleanser, it seems to be working well. Good scent, cleans well, lathers just the right amount and doesn't leave my skin dried out or unclean/greasy feeling afterwards.

    The moisturizer is just to heavy for my skin right now, when I use it with the heat we have been having I feel icky sticky greasy gross all day! I'm saving it for winter to see if it does better then.

    The primer, ehhh...I'm not a heavy foundation wearer anyways so I am torn on what I think about this. It doesn't make me look worse, but I'm not sure that it makes me look better either.

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    1. Hi Sarah Lee. Great to know that your like this brand. Wish I can use the moisturizer but I found the scent too strong :-(

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