I started using this product for about a week in early October but stopped for a couple of weeks when I went away on a trip. I then started up again towards the end of October and used it regularly for 6 weeks. Before I continue on with my thoughts, let me give you some information about it.
The nerium oleander plant is an evergreen shrub which is poisonous in all of its parts. Also known as oleander, it is probably the most poisonous of all garden plants that are commonly grown. With the plant being so poisonous, what is not commonly known is that this plant has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb. Extensive research was done to ensure the safely of this product. More than 10 years of scientific research and testing went into developing this product. A side note here...I find it interesting how many skin care products claim that at least 10 years of research and development went into creating their innovative and new beauty product.
The ingredient list:
What it's supposed to do and directions:
It is supposed to be an all-in-one product in that you don't need to apply anything else but this night cream, or at least that is what I was told. The directions do say to use 4 - 5 pumps but I found that to be way too much product and I ended up using 1 1/2 pumps. After applying it, you can feel your face tightening. If you've used those gel peel-off masks before, it's that kind of feeling. I had also heard and read many people complain about the scent of it so I was really worried. However, the scent didn't bother me. It reminds me of those straw beach mats. In the morning, it is recommended that you don't wash your face but reactivate NeriumAD by lightly wetting your face and neck. After it dries, you then continue on with your sunscreen, moisturizer and regular morning beauty routine. If using 4 - 5 pumps every night, the bottle will last you approximately a month and a half but since I have been using only 1 1/2 pumps, it will definitely last me a lot longer. The cost is approximately $125.00, including shipping, which is quite pricey. I did do some calculations and figured that I might be saving a little money by using only this product instead of a toner, serum, night moisturizer and eye cream. Result times vary but it's said that it works within a few days and some people have reported seeing results in as little as a week.
The results, did it work for me? Did it improve my fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture and hyperpigmentation?
Before starting to use NeriumAD
After using it for several weeks
NOTE: My skin coloring didn't lighten--it's just different lighting.
It's a nice product to use as it's a one-step so it saves a bit of time at night. Will I repurchase it? Probably not. It didn't "wow" me and the price is a big factor. It is also not readily available at a store because it is sold by independant sales people, although I believe you can get it online.