Jeunesse Instantly Ageless – Review

It’s been one heck of a month in the Barefaced Chic household. Lot’s of work, a few illnesses, quite a bit of travel and an engagement in the family. All in all, a stressful, tiring and exciting few weeks; which have really taken their toll on my skin.

My skin tends to be a mirror when it comes to how my life is going. If I eat well, rest and am not particularly stressed; it’s in pretty good nick. A few late nights, etc and it begins to complain. My biggest issues are usually: puffiness around the eyes, dark circles, dry/oily skin and the occasional breakout.

After a few weeks of living la vida loca, I was in need of a knight in shining armour – enter Jeunesse Instantly Ageless. Its makers claim that it, “…works quickly and effectively to diminish the visible signs of aging” and is “…like botox – without the needle“. Pretty big claims for a small pack, but does it work?

I decided to give it a test drive on my eyes. Without wearing any makeup on my under-eye area, I applied Instantly Ageless to my dark circles as per the instructions. Here are my before and after pics:

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Not, as you can see, a huge amount of difference. Although the images do show a slight lightening of my under-eye, which was more obvious to the naked eye. I think it’s fair to say that the camera hasn’t really captured the puffiness around my eye, which Instantly Ageless absolutely did reduce. And, although not particularly noticeable in these pics, I do have fine lines around my eyes – which Instantly Ageless did diminish.

My under-eye lines are only really noticeable when a product sits in them, or at the end of a long day when my makeup has lost its ‘elascticity’, or if my skin is really dehydrated, or of course when I smile 🙂

If treated with care, they are usually well behaved. I can’t believe I’m doing this, but in the spirit of complete transparency I feel it to be necessary – I’ve applied a product that really sits in my lines, just to show you exactly what I mean:

Eye with lines underneath
Yikes! As you can see, I do have quite a few lines, but they don’t really bother me. I think if they did then I may give Instantly Ageless more than a trial run.

I was sent a number of sachets to trial, so out of sheer curiosity I tried it on Mr Chic – the results blew us both away:

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[/ts_one_half] [ts_one_half]Eye after applying Instantly Ageless

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The skin under his eyes was smoother, all signs of puffiness disappeared and his dark circles were diminished. The difference was quite remarkable, he looked younger, fresher and rested – it was almost as if he’d been on hols for a couple of weeks. It was difficult to capture just how good his eyes looked after applying the product.

In order to give Instantly Ageless a thorough workout, we both wore the product all day. For me, any benefit that the product produced was overshadowed by the tightness that I could feel under my eyes. By its very nature, Instantly Ageless tightens the skin and the feeling this produced bothered me. It has to be said that I am quite sensitive to how a product feels on my skin; even foundation that is too heavy has me reaching for the makeup remover. On the other hand, the tight feeling actually reminded Mr Chic not to rub his eyes (something he is in the habit of doing, and which I believe has attributed to the issues he has with his under-eye area). Result!!

We assessed each others eyes during the day (there’s nothing more romantic than looking deep into each others eyes in the middle of Tesco), there was no apparent flaking or powdering. The results lasted around six hours for me, and around eight hours for Mr Chic.

So there you have it, I can’t say it’s for me but I can certainly see a box of Instantly Ageless sitting on Mr Chic’s bathroom shelf!

Cheerio.

 

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This post was written in collaboration with an Instantly Ageless distributor.

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