I am now at the end of my third week of using the skin care products by +Exuviance Neostrata.  I am very pleased with the results thus far; so pleased that I have purchased some additional products for oily/acne prone skin.  Two items were repurchases, because I am almost out of the moisturizing antibacterial facial cleanser.  The products in the kit I originally purchased are travel sized, but I am surprised that I'm not completely out.  The only product I am completely out of is the Antioxidant Perfect 10 serum...which is the smallest product in the kit.  See my week 1 post for details of the items included in the kit.

The new items I purchased and incorporated into my skin care regimen are as follows:

  1. On June 29th, I started using the Exuviance Clear & Smooth Daily Exfoliating Anti-blemish pads
    1. This product is 3 fold; its clears up current breakouts, prevents new breakout and exfoliates your skin.  More detailed information in my week 2 post.
  2. The evening of July 1st, I applied the Exuviance Performance Peel AP25
    1. This product "exfoliates dead, dull suface later and stimulates the process of cell renewal among all skin layers, to reveal healthier cells." More detailed information in my week 2 post.
  3. The evening of July 2nd, I started using the Exuviance Optilight Essential 6 Serum
    1. This product targets your skin tone; fade dark spots and prevent new ones from forming.
    2. Price $72.00
      • Helps lightly exfoliate to fade the look of dark spots and discourage new spots from forming
      • NeoGlucosamine® and a targeted Peptide blend help even pigment
      • Licorice and pure active botanical ingredients extracted from seven Alpine Plants, including Mallow and Lady's Mantle help brighten skin
      • Helps provide a more balanced, luminous complexion" - Exuviance Neostrata
  4. Free sample for spending over $75 at exuviance.com - Exuviance Purifying Clay Masque (10 g tube)
    1. "Pamper, purify and detoxify oily, acne-prone skin with this cooling kaolin masque that draws out oil and impurities and refines pores.
      • Pro-Vitamins A, C and E provide skin preserving benefits
      • Clay formula draws out impurities and cleans and refines pores
      • Papaya Extract - A gentle exfoliant, ideal for oily/acne-prone skin
      • Green Tea Leaf Extract – A powerful antioxidant
      • Honey Extract – Helps lock in skin’s moisture" - Exuviance Neostrata
  5. Free sample for spending over $75 at exuviance.com - Essential Daily Defense Creme SPF 15 (10 g tube)
    1. "An anti-aging day cream with Glycolic Acid and Gluconolactone to brighten skin tone, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and refine skin texture.
      • Formulated with Glycolic Acid (AHA) and Gluconolactone (PHA)
      • Offers multi-antioxidant protection
      • Ideal for non-sensitive, normal to combination skin" - Exuviance Neostrata
  6. Free sample for spending over $75 at exuviance.com - Sheer Refining Fluid SPF 15 (sample packette)
    1. "Hydrate oily skin while reducing dark spots and wrinkles with a lightweight day moisturizer clinically proven to even skin’s texture and tone. 73% of users noticed an improvement in radiance after 4 weeks.
      Our patented NeoGlucosamine®, exfoliates the skin, promoting cellular turnover, diminishing dark spots and increasing the skin's clarity. Clinically proven to moisturize and soften skin, improve radiance and reduce fine lines. After 4 weeks:
      • 97% of users said their skin felt moisturized all day
      • 87% of users enjoyed the lightweight texture
      • 83% of users said it made their skin feel soft
      • 73% of users noticed an improvement in radiance" - Exuviance Neostrata
  7. Free full size product for spending over $100 at exuviance.com - Rejuvenating Complex
    1. "A high-performance smoothing, plumping and face firming treatment lotion to reverse signs of skin aging with a potent Polyhydroxy and Pro-Retinol blend.
      This multi-benefit night moisturizer works to dramatically reduce the signs of aging, including wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, lack of clarity and sun damage. After 3 weeks:
      • 91% saw improved texture
      • 82% noticed a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
      After 6 weeks:
      • 100% had increased skin clarity
      • 100% noticed improved skin roughness/ smoother skin
      • 95% reported increased elasticity and firmness
      • 91% observed smaller pores" - Exuviance Neostrata

How I've incorporated the above products into my daily routine:
  1. Exuviance Clear & Smooth Daily Exfoliating Anti-blemish pads: use nightly after anti-bacterial cleanser
  2. Exuviance Performance Peel AP25: use once/week on Monday evenings
  3. Exuviance Optilight Essential 6 Serum: twice daily; morning & night
  4. Exuviance Purifying Clay Masque:  use once/week
  5. Essential Daily Defense Creme SPF 15: use once a day in the mornings
  6. Sheer Refining Fluid: this is a very small sample...I got 2 uses out of it.  Only used in the morning before using the daily defense creme.
  7. Rejuvenating Complex: instructs you to use it at night...it the final step of my nightly routine.  See week 2 post for full daily/nightly routine.
My thoughts & experiences thus far:

On June 30th, the day after using the anti-blemish acne treatment I had 2 pimples appear on my right cheek.  Although disappointing, this always happens to me when I start using a new acne treatment.  Because this always happens to me, this small breakout doesn't discourage me at all.  This will be a great way to see how well the product treats breakouts.  As of 7/4/13, the two breakouts have drastically reduced in size and doesn't look as though they will leave any dark spots; but I will have to wait and see.  And I do still have 2 remaining dry patches around my mouth; which is where I normally get dry in the winter.  They're not really visible, but I can feel them when I touch my face...hopefully the moisturizers will correct that very soon.

On a more positive note, the dark spots I had from breakouts prior to using Exuviance have seriously faded since using this product.  My skin is also brighter, smoother and more radiant.  Very Pleased!!!

Below are photos of my skin during this 3rd week of use:

June 30th after using Clear & Smooth Daily Exfoliating Anti-blemish pads:

July 1 after using Performance Peel AP25:

July 4th: