Thursday, November 7, 2013

Product Review: Artistry Youth Xtend Serum Concentrate

I was so excited when a good friend asked me if I would be interested in trying a new serum that she is selling and promoting! She generously offered me a bottle to try*. I'm going to use it twice a day until the bottle is gone and do updates before, after, and once during use! 

The product is Artistry Youth Xtend Serum Concentrate ($115). I've been trying some serums over the last couple of months and love the idea of giving my skin an extra "boost" pre-moisturizer. I'm 30-something... *ahem* on the downward slide to 40, and have the typical concerns. Fine lines, tired skin, you know the drill.

The Details and Claims: 

ARTISTRY YOUTH XTEND Serum Concentrate is the hero product of the ARTISTRY YOUTH XTEND Collection (launching September 2013). It contains the highest concentration of ALL the key ingredients from the ARTISTRY YOUTH XTEND Collection – LifeSirt, Micro-X6 Peptide, and African Baobab fruit extract. It smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improves overall radiance, and helps keep skin looking younger, longer.

What is a serum? A serum is not a moisturizer or lotion, but rather a targeted-treatment product with a specific purpose to aid in particular skin concerns – like combating fine lines and wrinkles. It is designed to layer with your favorite moisturizer. It is used during the treat step (Step 3) in your 4-step skincare regimen (after your cleanser and toner, and before your moisturizers).ARTISTRY® Science Behind the Product
  • LifeSirt is an ingredient extracted from the leaf of the Mediterranean myrtle plant. LifeSirt revitalizes and nourishes skin cells so skin looks younger and more radiant.
  • Micro-X6 Peptide helps repair the appearance of past damage.
  • African Baobab fruit extract, acerola cherry, and other botanicals provide superb skin protection.

ARTISTRY YOUTH XTEND Serum Concentrate is formulated with rare and precious ingredients to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve overall radiance, and help keep skin looking younger, longer.
  • 92% of women experienced a clinical reduction in visible fine lines in only 12 weeks of using ARTISTRY YOUTH XTEND Serum Concentrate

The area of most concern for me is eyes/crow's feet. I have laughed and smiled a LOT in my lifetime and it's starting to show!! ;) Here are *no makeup* closeups of my concerns:

OMG, gross. Sorry if those pictures give you nightmares!! That big "wrinkle" in the second picture is a dimple - I'm not expecting the serum to do much for that! Hahaha!

The serum is supposed to be applied twice a day and I used it for the first time this morning. The first thing I noticed was the milky appearance:

When applied, the thing that really jumped out at me was the scent. It has a really nice, fresh fragrance that I wasn't expecting. Most serums I've tried have no fragrance at all and, even though it's obviously not necessary, a pleasant scent was a nice surprise! Looking forward to this trial run and hopefully some fantastic results! 

If you would like more information about this or any other Artistry product, you can visit this page

* I received this product for free for trial and review purposes. No other compensation was received. I will always be honest about my opinions and experiences with a product!! Links will take you to the sponsor's website. 


  1. It really does work. I have been using it for a year now. Best decision ever.
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