Nerium Day and Night Cream Review, A Five Week Trial
From tales of diarrhea, vomiting and permanent medical conditions like enlarged thyroid to miraculous stories of vanishing crows feet, frown lines and utterly perfect skin; Nerium is almost as hated (31% 1 star reviews on Amazon) as it is loved (42% 5 star reviews). I remember replying to the rep who reached out to me, that the far fetched promises and guarantees of the product seemed almost too good to be true but in the end I would b honest with my review. Lofty guarantees of youthful looking skin, vanishing pores and peeling away years off your skin had me interested but obviously a little skeptical. Some of the most expensive creams in the world can’t even do that, how can Nerium? Snake oil? Or the holy grail of skin creams? I tried it out for 5 weeks consistently and documented my interesting discoveries.
The Day Cream with proprietary SIG-1273 and SAL-14 ingredients help:
• Address both the signs of aging as well as the causes.
• Powerful antioxidant that works to inhibit free radical damage
• Boosts the cell renewal process to reveal younger-looking skin.
• Targets the causes of skin-damaging inflammation.
– This formula includes CoQ10 and vitamin E, which help guard skin from the oxidative stress that comes from daytime environmental aggressors.
– Excellent moisturizing ingredients help bind moisture to the skin for long-lasting, lightweight hydration.
– This sheer formula is specifically created for daytime use.
– Fights the appearance of: Fine lines • Wrinkles • Discoloration • Uneven skin texture • Enlarged pores • Sagging skin
– Perfect for use on: Face • Neck • Décolletage • Hands. Ideal for all skin types: Non-comedogenic • Dermatologist tested
… Sounds amazing right?
The science comes from a plant in the nerium oleander and aloe vera plants called NAE-8 extract. This is where all the magic is said to happen. The EHT extract and peptide matrix are also unique to the creams and are said to restore skin’s firmness and suppleness. Patented ingredients com in handy when most of the other ingredients are also found in most over the counter products.
The numbers don’t lie… but where’s the proof?
Independently conducted clinical trials show:
93% of participants showed statistically significant improvement in the appearance of wrinkles.
97% of participants showed statistically significant improvement in skin’s radiance.
72% of participants showed statistically significant improvement in discoloration.
I would love to know where and when these trial were conducted and even see a copy of them to read and discern the research myself. Sadly no links or references were made on their website that I could find.
By their promises and praise, you’d expect 5 star reviews across the board. Right? Although there are 248 5 star confirmed purchase reviews on Amazon, and 15.3k followers on Instagram (**double tap) thing is… the company runs on a multi level marketing platform that is packed with team spirit and Lexus’ as far as the eye can see. I haven’t experienced this first hand but apparently their sales meetings are on steroids and make the Wolf of Wall Street cower in fear with his tail between his legs. Maybe that’s why people are winning Lexus’s and trips left and right and maybe… just maybe we can speculate that throwing down a 5 star rating isn’t as random and legitimate as it may appear at first? Maybe, (and this is only speculation on a normal level of skeptical due diligence) they aren’t real… I know I’m not supposed to say that but I DID think it. Of course I have no proof EXCEPT that… I didn’t like the cream myself.
So how does a company with a product with such mixed reviews have so many 5 star reviews (aside from potential employees and sales reps)? One of the main ingredients is Nerium Oleander, a highly toxic (like kill you toxic) plant which has inflammation side effects can cause skin to get irritated and start a bulging effect. I noticed that it expands the surface of the skin giving the illusion of fuller, plumper skin. Gross… but if the shoe fits. It’s YOUTH were talking about here right?! Well anyway, it would be all fine and dandy EXCEPT, our crazy cool human bodies adapt and therefore after a month or so, time frame varying person to person, the plumping effects diminish and that’s when things get interesting…
Aside from some minor eye irritation, the first two weeks were all “my skin’s so magical!” and “I’m 19 again bitches!” but then I started noticing small blemishes. That grew… And grew! My normally flawless skin had red blotches that itched and hurt. I still have them! It’s been almost 2 months since I started using the product and for the sake of testing this product fully I didn’t stop using it when I first noticed the spots. Stupid, maybe, but a testament to my devotion to my readers.
I would obviously give this product a 1 star rating and won’t be suggesting it’s use to any one I care about. Though at first I was sold, my allergic reaction was too much to ignore and I had to discontiue use. I still have some small minor blemishes but my skin is pretty much back to normal now.
At the end of the day I had an allergic reaction. You may not. You may love it like 42% of people out there do. My experience was less than fun though.