Reporting on a Study of One with Khavinson Peptides and Melatonin for Thymic Regrowth – Fight Aging!


This post reports on the outcome of a self-experiment with three of the Khavinson peptides (epitalon, thymogen, and vilon) and the supplement melatonin in an attempt to produce thymic regrowth. There is evidence in animals for some of these peptides to produce thymic regrowth, as well as evidence for some of these peptides (thymogen particularly) to reduce mortality in old human patients. All of this comes from the Russian research community, however, and original sources are not all that accessible. Certainly, no-one has checked to see whether the thymus is regrown in humans following treatment with these peptides.


Thymic regrowth is a desirable goal, a way to restore immune function in older people who have lost some, most, or all of the active thymic tissue needed for the production of naive T cells. The loss of this supply of new T cells is an important component in the age-related decline of the immune system. Thus it seems worth the effort to gather data on this front. Last year I posted a study outline for a self-experiment with Khavinson peptides, and this year I have a report from one adventurous self-experimenter, using a more aggressive version of that study protocol.

Study Outline


Based on the published outline, this was a nine-month study. On each of the first ten days of every month, a mix of 10mg epitalon, 10mg thymogen, and 10mg vilon in was injected subcutaneously. This was split between two injections 12 hours apart, morning and evening.


This study included the use of a high dose (20mg daily) of melatonin in addition to Khavinson peptides, on the basis that there is good safety data for melatonin, and a single study has shown an increase in thymic tissue resulting from supplementation with melatonin at the equivalent dose in mice. This is an entirely speculative addition, but years of data on melatonin use suggests no meaningful downside at this dose. The 20mg of melatonin were taken orally in the evening, which differs from the mouse study, in which melatonin was supplied in drinking water.


A CT scan of the thymus was taken before and after the study. A complete blood count assay was used to assess lymphocyte:monocyte ratio before and after the study. That is a number that becomes lower with age, and which should increase if the thymus is more rather than less active. Ideally an assay to measure recent thymic emigrants would have been included, but was not. Recent thymic emigrants are T cells recently emerged from the thymus, within the past few weeks.

Subject Details


The subject for the self-experiment was in the 45-55 age range, healthy and without chronic conditions, with a BMI of ~22 throughout the duration of the experiment. Diet and exercise were described as “relatively consistent” across the study duration. I feel that one should always be relatively skeptical of that sort of claim, however, no matter how formal or informal the study.

Results


CT images of the thymus showed a visible reduction in active tissue across the nine months of the study, the opposite of the hoped outcome. In the image below, paired cross-sections through the chest are shown, before on the left, after on the right. For guidance on reading CT scans of the thymus, refer to “Normal Thymus in Adults: Appearance on CT and Associations with Age, Sex, BMI and Smoking“. In a cross-section of the chest, as below, and as in the examples given in that paper, the thymus is the triangular patchy grey structure closer to the top of the image, immediately below the sternum (white). Areas of fat will appear dark in the range chosen here, and thus a more atrophied thymus, in which more active tissue is replaced with fat, will appear darker. By late life, the thymus is entirely dark, fatty.


There was no meaningful change in lymphocyte:monocyte ratio. Over four years of complete blood count data prior to this study, leukocyte:monocyte ratio varied from 4.4 to 6.5, with no particular trend. In three measures after the study, leukocyte:monocyte ratio was 5.8, 6.0, and 4.0.


Conclusion


Use of the Khavinson peptides and melatonin in combination in this way, at this dose, negatively impacts the thymus, producing a reduction in active tissue and increase in atrophy to fatty tissue. The degree to which this atrophy occurred is greater than one would expect to take place over nine months of aging at this stage of life.


Why did this outcome occur, given the animal studies showing thymic regrowth, and the studies showing reduced later life mortality following use of thymogen? We can only speculate. Firstly, the dose makes the poison, and the dosing here may have been too high, too frequent. In one of the human studies, testing thymogen only, dosing for ten days occurred only one every six months, rather than monthly as here. Secondly, it may be that these peptides are pleiotropic in their effect on the thymus, and only beneficial after the thymus is very atrophied. Thirdly, it may be that in humans any benefit to the use of Khavinson peptides arises from increased peripheral T cell replication in useful populations, such as naive T cells. This could be beneficial on balance in late life, allowing greater resistance to infection, even if it pushes the patient further towards the accumulation of senescent and exhausted T cells. Lastly, the existing study data for Khavinson peptides relevant to this exercise may simply be dubious, wrong, or otherwise bad.

Dr. Brandt Lineless Eye Cream Review – Does It Work?

Dr. Frederic Brandt is a well known physician who specializes in making celebrities look young forever.  In addition to his medical practice where he does a lot of Botox injections and dermal fillers, he has also created several lines of skincare products designed to combat the more typical problems women face with their skin.  Featured in many beauty magazines, Lineless is a product line designed to fight the early signs of aging with moisture and antioxidants, the idea being that protection at this stage of the game is key to looking good now and on into the future.

Dr. Brandt Lineless Eye Cream uses some good-skin basics and more to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate the sensitive skin around the eyes, and reduce the puffiness caused by sun damage among other things.

Dr. Brandt Lineless Eye Cream Ingredients and How They Work

The 4 main active ingredients in Dr. Brandt Lineless Eye Cream are:

  • Vitamin E – an antioxidant that protects skin from free radical damage while it soothes and nourishes it, helping it look younger with fewer lines and wrinkles
  • Vitamin C – also an antioxidant that protects against free radical damage and supports collagen production for increased strength and firmness.
  • Green Tea – one more antioxidant to protect against free radical damage.  It also helps reduce inflammation so puffiness around the eyes is no longer an issue.
  • Squalene – a moisturizing agent that comes from the olive plant to keep skin plump and hydrated.

You are instructed to use Dr. Brandt Lineless Eye Cream twice a day, morning and night, by applying with your ring finger from the outside corner of the eye inward.

Dr. Brandt Lineless Eye Cream Pros and Cons

Looking at both the good and bad aspects of a product can lead you to your best possible decision as to whether or not to buy.

Advantages of Dr. Brandt Lineless Eye Cream

  • It uses antioxidants to protect, nourish, and heal.
  • Dr. Brandt Lineless Eye Cream has been featured in several beauty magazines.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • The pump packaging keeps ingredients stable and sanitary.

Disadvantages of Dr. Brandt Lineless Eye Cream

  • It is expensive.
  • It will not reverse deep wrinkles.
  • Many Dr. Brandt Lineless Eye Cream reviews indicate that it is a good moisturizer, but doesn’t do anything for fine lines or wrinkles.

Where to Buy Dr. Brandt Lineless Eye Cream

Dr. Brandt Lineless Eye Cream can be purchased at several online beauty stores.  The most common price point is about $60 for a ½ oz pump, but we saw it for as little as $43, so you’d do well to shop around.  Just make sure you use a reputable reseller.

Conclusion

If you’re just starting out in the anti-aging skin care world, Dr. Brandt Lineless may be a great product line to go with.  It’s on the right track with its regimen of moisturizing and protecting.  If you don’t have any lines or wrinkles yet, this may be just what you need to keep it that way.  If you already have signs of aging you’re looking to combat, you’d do best to skip Dr. Brandt Lineless Eye Cream, and go with something more specifically designed for the fight against wrinkles.

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Rachel is Chief Editor of Women’s Blog Talk and writes reviews across the spectrum of anti-aging, health and beauty. She has an English degree from USF and worked in finance for 15 years before establishing this website in 2011. She loves having a place she can share her inspiration for health and beauty and continue to help others! She lives in South Florida with her husband and her hobbies include beach volleyball, HIIT training and combing the beach for sea glass and shells.

Clinique Age Defense for Eyes Review

This review is for the gentleman. Clinique is one of the few well known skincare lines that carry a line specifically for men. Thank you Clinique!

Clinique was Estee Lauder’s first attempt at launching a completely separate line of products geared towards a younger crowd, mostly focusing on the market of women in their 30’s or younger. The price of the Clinique line is less expensive than their Estee Lauder signature line, which caters the more mature woman.

We have some pretty mixed reviews of  Clinique Age Defense for Eyes. This eye cream is made to hydrate the sensitive area around the eyes. It also works to repair the wrinkles and lines, brightens dull skin, strengthens the moisture barrier around the eyes, as well as reducing dark circles and puffiness. This eye cream apparently does it all! A whopping 88% of customers who use Clinique Age Defense for Eyes would recommend it to a friend.

Clinique Age Defense for Eyes Ingredients

First of all, I would like to say that some of the botanical ingredients in Clinique Age Defense for Eyes can be irritating, especially for an area that is so sensitive. For example, Coleus barbarous extract is known to cause stinging and hypersensitivity when used around the eyes. 

  • Caffeine- Reduces puffiness and gives the eyes an awakened feelingClinique Age Defense Eye Cream
  • Shea butter- Hydrates the skin
  • Titanium Dioxide- Known to protect skin from harmful UV rays
  • Mica- Lightly covers dark circles, however this is due to Mica’s pigment so it’s a cosmetic effect and not an anti-aging effect

Other ingredients in Clinique Age Defense for Eyes:

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Polybutene, Sucrose, Cetyl Esters, Isostearyl Neopentanoate , Polymethyl Methacrylate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Glucoside, Wheat Germ Extract, Barley Extract, Birch Extract, Gentian Root Extract , Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, St. Paul’s Wort Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Sage Leaf, Milk Protein, Coleus Barbatus Extract, Polysilicone-11, Whey Protein,Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, PEG-100 Stearate, Squalane, PEG-8, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phytosphingosine, Dimethicone, Acetyl Glucosamine, Cholesterol, Linoleic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Yeast Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Lysine, Glycine, Arginine, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide,Isomerized Linoleic Acid, Decarboxy Carnosine Hcl, Caprylyl Glycol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid, Stearic Acid, Guanidine Carbonate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Mica, Yellow 5, Iron Oxides

Clinique Age Defense for Eyes Pros

The new formula for the Clinique Age Defense for Eyes is much more moisturizing than the old. The old formula was actually a gel which has the tendency to absorb too quickly and not leave a long lasting feeling of hydration. It’s relatively inexpensive, selling at the price of $28.  The eye cream is very potent, so a little goes a long way.

Clinique is a company which prides itself amongst being one of the first major companies to be allergy tested, fragrance free, hypo-allergenic, and dermatologist tested. The one which carries the most weight with Clinique is the “fragrance free” claim which, aside from a few products with fragrant extracts, they mainly are in fact fragrance free.

Clinique Age Defense for Eyes Cons

There are several plant extracts in the eye cream that can easily irritate the eyes. There are many customers who said they don’t like the new packaging because the nozzle isn’t effective.

We were disappointed to learn that Clinique is a company which tests on animals because their products are sold in China. The Chinese government requires that any imported cosmetics be tested on animals so any foreign companies selling their retail products there must comply. This is why some companies will state that they do not test on animals “unless required by law.”

Where to Buy Clinique Age Defense for Eyes

Clinique products can be found in any major department store. You can also find them on the manufacturers website, Amazon, Sephora and Sephora.com, and select Ulta stores as well.

Clinique Age Defense for Eyes Conclusion & Recommendation

Overall, customers seem pretty happy with Clinique Age Defense for Eyes. A lot of times your normal daily moisturizer can act as an eye cream as well. If you are particularly sensitive around the eyes though, then investing in a delicate eye treatment without botanicals may be a good idea. The skin around your eyes is very thin and the first thing to age!

A product similar to Clinique Age Defense for Eyes that you can read a review on is Revitol Eye Cream, on of my personal favorites and can definitely be used by men! And we know that some men would actually prefer ordering online to be discreet about their “beauty product” purchase.

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Hi! My name is Katie McCaskill and I’m a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician. I graduated from Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty for both programs, and I love beauty! I have been practicing the art of skincare and makeup for over 10 years. I have worked for several makeup lines including MAC, Estee Lauder, Chanel, and Dior. I am very excited to be able to share my expertise with the world!

Dr. Brandt Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum Review

We’ve all heard of the famous dermatologist Dr. Brandt. He is a best selling author, and doctor to the celebrities, including the iconic Madonna. With 20 years in the field he’s delivered his own skincare line, jam packed with botanicals and the latest science.

Let’s talk about Dr. Brandt Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum, and it’s very mixed reviews. The purpose of Dr. Brandt Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum is to add luminosity and brighten dark circles by breaking down fatty deposits that cause bags under the eye. This blend of ingredients are said to support collagen levels, strengthen thin, fragile skin, and hydrate the eye area.

Other ingredients work together to support natural collagen levels and microcirculation, strengthen thin, fragile skin, and keep the eye area hydrated and healthy-looking.

Dr. Brandt Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum Ingredients

  • Lumisphere™ microencapsulated pigments instantly improve luminosity and brightness, helps to fade dark circles and break down abnormal fatty deposits that cause bags underneath the eyes.
  • Amino Acids Blend and Hyaluronic Acid – Improves the hallow, sunken look around the eyes by boosting collagen levels (losing collagen as we age is a main cause of wrinkles)
  • Bio-Herbal Compound – Reduces puffiness, bags, and dark circles
  • Hydra APS – Works below the surface of the skin to keep the area hydrated
  • What it is formulated WITHOUT:
    – Parabens
    – Sulfates
    – Phthalates

Suggested use is to glide the cold ball over the bone area of the eyes, and lightly pat the eye area to work in any extra product. Use both morning and night, followed by your favorite moisturizer if needed.

Pros and Cons of Dr. Brandt Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum

Looking at both the good and bad aspects of a product can lead you to your best possible decision as to whether or not to buy.

Advantages of Dr. Brandt Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum

  • No fragrance
  • Many say they like the cooling effect of the metal rollerball
  • Tint helps to cover darkness under the eyes
  • Serum absorbs quickly

Disadvantages of Dr. Brandt Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum

  • Too much product comes out
  • Bad packaging
  • Too runny
  • Flakes under foundation
  • Rollerball causes the serum to be clogged
  • Pricey for minimal results

Dr. Brandt Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum clearly has many mixed reviews. There were a lot of women that actually returned the product or kept the product but wouldn’t buy it again because of the application. On the other hand, women found it extra soothing to keep it in the refrigerator, so that when you apply the serum, it has a cooling effect.

For such a highly accredited dermatologist, I was surprised  with all the low ratings. If you are a fan of Dr. Brandt’s skincare, I would suggest looking into one of his other eye serums, or if you’ve heard good things, trying it out for yourself and leave a review about it!

Where to buy Dr. Brandt Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum

Thankfully, it’s not too hard to find Dr. Brandt’s products. You can find Dr. Brandt Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum at Sephora stores and Sephora.com (has free shipping), Ulta stores and Ulta.com, Nordstrom stores, and Amazon.com. Dr. Brandt Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum sells for $55.00 in stores and on most websites.

Product Similar to Dr. Brandt Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum

There have been some good things said about Elite Serum RX for the treatment of dark circles, which sells for $89 for a two month supply. Check out the review!

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Q: My wife has a dark circles around eye .after using lot of product the result is nil. How is the result of this product of ur recommendationDurga Prasad Das

A: My best recommendation for treating dark circles is Beautycounter Eye Rescue cream – it’s fabulous. Dark circles can be hard to treat because sometimes it’s hereditary. A diet high in antioxidants and lots of water help. Thanks! Rachel

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Hi! My name is Katie McCaskill and I’m a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician. I graduated from Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty for both programs, and I love beauty! I have been practicing the art of skincare and makeup for over 10 years. I have worked for several makeup lines including MAC, Estee Lauder, Chanel, and Dior. I am very excited to be able to share my expertise with the world!

Clarins Double Serum – What’s the Buzz About?

Let’s talk about Clarins Double Serum, and all the buzz that comes with it! First off, let’s start with the awards! Clarins Double Serum has been recognized as one of their Very Best Essential Beauty Products in Elle magazine, Essence Best in Black Beauty Awards 2013, and Star Beauty Awards 2013.

That’s saying a whole lot! Clarins sure does know how to make skincare. This French line has been making luxury skincare since 1975. This particular age defying Clarins product for all skin types, claims to keep your skin hydrated, prevent wrinkles and fine lines, even out your skin tone, and minimize the appearance of pores. We are going to take a look at the ingredients, the pros and cons, and what women are saying about Clarins Double Serum.

Clarins Double Serum Ingredients

  • Organic Green Banana –  Firms and smooths skin; reduces wrinkles
  • Pistachio – Protects the skin
  • Kiwi Extract– Gives the skin a supple feel and boosts nutrition
  • Maritime Pine and Organic Musk Rose Oil – Keeps the skin radiant and glowing
  • Katafray Extract and Hyluronic Acid Complex – Comforts the skin and restores skins water reserve
  • Lemon Thyme and Bocoa – Helps visibly reduce wrinkles and lack of firmness

Powered by 20 pure plant extracts and potent, high-tech molecules, Clarins award-winning bestseller combines two age-defying formulas into one groundbreaking serum that supports skin’s natural, vital functions. In as little as four weeks, you’ll see firmer skin, reduced appearance of wrinkles, a more even skin tone, and less visible pores.

The instructions are to warm one drop between hands and apply to a clean face, neck and chest with gentle pressure. Follow with a day or night time moisturizer.

Clarins Double Serum Pros and Cons

Like any product you are considering to purchase, it’s good to do some research to see what’s included in the ingredients to see if there are any known irritants to your particular skin type that you know about, and also to see what others are saying. Like any product using botanical ingredients, it usually has a very nice smell, but for people with sensitive skin it could cause irritations.

Clarins Double Serum ProsClarins Double Serum

  • Does not contain any parabens, sulfates, or phthalates
  • Nice botanical fragrance
  • Firmer skin
  • Less visible pores
  • The dual chambers gives the active ingredients the ability to work more efficiently
  • Pump distributes products evenly
  • All skin types

Clarins Double Serum Cons

  • Fragrance was overwhelming
  • Didn’t work for oily skin
  • Felt sticky or oily
  • Skin breakouts
  • Expensive
  • Complaints that the separate pumps are gimmicky

Where to buy Clarins Double Serum

You can find Clarins Double Serum at most major department stores including Macy’s, Dillard’s and Dillard’s.com , Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales and Bloomingdales.com. It is also available on Sephora.com and Sephora stores, Amazon.com, and Clarinsusa.com. Clarins Double Serum ships free on Sephora.com, and Clarinsusa.com with the average price being $85.00 for a 1.6 oz. bottle.

Conclusion

A majority of women claimed that Clarins Double Serum made their skin feel firmer, wrinkles less noticeable, and their pores less visible in 4 weeks. Fans claim that once they started using the serum, after about 10 days they started to receive compliments on their skin like they never have. All of a sudden they were asked what they were doing different because they were glowing or their skin appeared so radiant. Who doesn’t want to hear those compliments? If you’re going to spend $85.00 on a skincare product, you’re going to want people to notice.

Most women say that they would definitely buy the product again. If I were to get compliments like that for a product, I would buy it a again too. It’s also been said by many that the fragrance was very appealing, at the same time, many said the fragrance was too much for them.  90% of women found it to be more effective than their current serum.  The product is also relatively easy to find. Overall, Clarins Double Serum has exceeded most women’s expectations so we concur that it’s worth a try! You may be able to get a sample from the Clarins counter before you take the plunge to purchase the full sized amount.

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Clarins Double Serum Review – What’s the Buzz About?

Severe reaction to clarins serum – itchy, dry, red patches on face. My Dr. put me on a mild cortisone cream to clear skin. Don’t know what the serum contains – nasty stuff.


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Q: Have you or others used this product… Bella Rose Rx …What are the ingredients in this product? Does this product actually work?Angela Wilson

A: Angela, Bella Rose RX is a free trial scam, I would avoid it at all costs. Rachel

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Hi! My name is Katie McCaskill and I’m a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician. I graduated from Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty for both programs, and I love beauty! I have been practicing the art of skincare and makeup for over 10 years. I have worked for several makeup lines including MAC, Estee Lauder, Chanel, and Dior. I am very excited to be able to share my expertise with the world!

City Views Rapid Repair Eye Cream Review

First off, I can’t stress enough the importance of using a separate eye treatment. If you’ve read any of my reviews before, you know that this should be a vital step in your daily skincare regimen. The area around the eyes is very thin and lacking in oil glands, leaving the skin especially dehydrated. The eye area is also the area that ages the fastest, so don’t skip this very important step!

Let’s talk about City Views Rapid Repair Eye Cream. This one claims to do it all and says it is suitable for all skin types. City Views Rapid Repair Eye Cream absorbs quickly and has a rich, lightweight feel. It penetrates to hydrate, nourish and protect the sensitive eye area and restores the skin’s youthful radiance. With exclusive anti-aging technology, City Views is clinically proven to give you younger looking eyes.

City Views Rapid Repair Eye Cream helps to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles. It comes in a .5 oz jar, and regularly sells for $67.

City Views Rapid Repair Eye Cream Ingredients

  • Argireline – Trains the facial muscles to relax for a botox like effect with a smaller price tag, leaving a less wrinkled appearance
  • Green Tea – Antioxidant that helps with environmental stress, calms puffy eyes, and leaves skin refreshed
  • Peptides – Boost collagen and elastin production, keeping skin healthy and fresh
  • Retinyl – Vitamin A derivitive that retains water, boosts collagen production, and cellular renewal
  • Matrixyl 3000 – Helps the body to synthesize collagen

City Views Rapid Repair Eye Cream Pros

  • Clinically tested
  • A little goes a long way
  • Lightweight, non-greasy texture
  • Reasonably priced
  • Not tested on animal
  • 60 day money back guarantee with City Views Cosmetics

City Views Rapid Repair Eye Cream Cons

  • Unsanitary packaging causes bacteria to get trapped and ingredients to no longer be active
  • Hard to find
  • New skincare line with few reviews
  • Similar ingredients can be found in less expensive eye creams
  • Some customers complain of an odd consistency
  • Some customers complain of the eye cream making their dryness worse

Where to Buy City Views Rapid Repair Eye Cream

You can find City Views Rapid Repair Eye Cream on the company website for $67 and a 60 day money back guarantee. You can also find it on Amazon for a lower price of $54.95.

Conclusion

All in all, I wouldn’t personally spend my money on this product. With all the knowledge out there on the cons of packaging wrinkle creams in a jar, you’d think companies would be done with that by now. It defeats the purpose of the fancy ingredients. An airtight container in a pump or another style is definitely a preferred method of keep an eye treatment or cream fresh and  free of contaminants. If you do opt for an eye treatment, or any wrinkle cream for that matter, be sure you’re using a small spoon to scoop it out so you can keep your fingers and germs out of the tub.  And what they claim as far as having “exclusive anti-aging technology” though is a bit misleading. They use a few ingredients which are actually popular right now in good products so I wouldn’t consider it exclusive.

Products Similar to City Views Rapid Repair Eye Cream

One of my favorite eye treatments is Elite Serum RX. It is very similar to City Views Rapid Repair Eye Cream because it also contains Argirilene and Matryxl 3000, and other powerful peptides, however I prefer Elite Serum RX over City Views because the ingredients are preserved in an airtight container and it’s a serum and not a cream, so your skin has the ability to absorb 10-15x the amount of active ingredients.  Check out our review right here on Womens Blog Talk!

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Hi! My name is Katie McCaskill and I’m a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician. I graduated from Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty for both programs, and I love beauty! I have been practicing the art of skincare and makeup for over 10 years. I have worked for several makeup lines including MAC, Estee Lauder, Chanel, and Dior. I am very excited to be able to share my expertise with the world!

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Eye Cream SPF 15 Review

Once an Elizabeth Arden Ceramide user, always an Elizabeth Arden Ceramide user.  Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Eye Cream SPF 15 seems to get nothing but great reviews! There is a reason that this company has been around for over 100 years.

A lot of of people may think that Elizabeth Arden is an old lady skincare line, but just because their product packaging isn’t all that cutting edge, the important thing is that this product works. For the 2011 Shecky’s Beauty Awards, it was named best eye cream.

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Eye Cream SPF 15 is made to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crows feet. It smoothes the skin and strengthens the delicate eye area while hydrating and providing the essential moisture. It does this using their Ceramide Triple Complex Technology.

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Eye Cream SPF 15 Ingredients

If you are familiar with the beauty industry and perhaps shop for cosmetics at department stores, you will most likely have heard of Elizabeth Arden’s ceramide products. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Eye Cream SPF 15 uses Ceramide Triple Complex 1, 3 ,6. This is the skin’s identical restorative lipid combination. It helps to retexturize, strengthen, and firm the appearance of the skin while delivering hydration to eye area.

The exclusive complex replaces what skin may have lost overtime helping it to retain moisture. Skin feels soft, smooth, and rejuvanated!

Other ingredients:

Ceramide Plumping Technology (CPT), SNAP-8 (Acetyl Octapeptide-3), Hibiscus Abelmoschus Seed Extract, Phytosphingsines, Cholesterol, Eyeliss™, Equistat™, Apple Fruit Extract and Soybean Seed Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Encapsulated Sunscreens (Octinoxate, Benzophenone-3) (Octinozate).

Although this formula contains some note worthy anti-aging ingredients that provide for overall skin health, their benefit will be diminished thanks to the jar packaging. The anti-oxidants, plant extracts, vitamins and other advanced ingredients will break down once the jar is opened and it’s exposed to the air, and what happens is the effectiveness of the ingredients begins to deteriorate. Jars are unsanitary since you’re dipping your fingers into them each time you use it, which adds bacteria, which does even further damage to the ingredients.

 

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Eye Cream SPF 15 Pros

  • Never oily or heavy
  • Makeup glides on effortlessly
  • SPF 15 to protect from harmful UV rays
  • Easy to find
  • Does not flake

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Eye Cream SPF 15 Cons

  • Expensive
  • Sometimes SPF in eye cream can irritate the eye
  • Packaged in a jar which doesn’t preserve the ingredients or protect against contamination

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Eye Cream SPF 15 Where to Buy

You can find Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Eye Cream SPF 15 in the cosmetics section of most major department stores. You can also purchase it on the Elizabeth Arden website.  It comes in a .5 oz jar and sells for $52.00.

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Eye Cream SPF 15 Conclusion

We love a well established company with proven results and clinical trials, and even though we’re not crazy about the jar packaging, if you’re careful with it and use a scooper instead of your fingers, we still think this product is worth a try! Personally anything with SPF seems to sting my eyes but everyone is different.  My personal favorite remains to be Elite Serum RX because it also contains powerful peptides that are proven to work, however it comes in an airtight container preserving the ingredients and avoids contamination. Check out our review!

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Katie McCaskill

Hi! My name is Katie McCaskill and I’m a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician. I graduated from Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty for both programs, and I love beauty! I have been practicing the art of skincare and makeup for over 10 years. I have worked for several makeup lines including MAC, Estee Lauder, Chanel, and Dior. I am very excited to be able to share my expertise with the world!

Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy Review

This is my personal review, Click Here to visit the official site for Dermefface Fx7 Scar Reduction Therapy

Hello beautiful! I hope you are having a wonderful day so far and if you’ve stumbled upon this review, it’s probably because you have a scar that really bothers you, and my heart really does go out to you if it’s causing you to feel grief and insecurity.

Whether your scar is from an injury, acne, chicken pox, or a burn – cheer up because you can treat that scar topically and greatly reduce its appearance!

Today I’m reviewing an effective scar treatment called Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy, a highly regarded scar therapy treatment by dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

It’s made by Skinception, which is a skin care line which specializes in anti-aging.  They have many wonderful products which I use personally on a regular basis and I have for a long time. Their products work!

Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy can significantly reduce the appearance of a scar, even old scars. As SOON as your scar is healed over and dry, you can begin applying this serum to start the reduction process, and the sooner you begin to use it, the better.

You can expect to start seeing a reduction in the scar in as little as 4 weeks!

How Will Dermefface FX7 Change My Scar?

Over time, you can expect that your scar to become much more flattened and smoothed – and the smoother the scar, the less noticeable it will be. The redness and discoloration will fade and the skin aging around your scar area will be reduced.

Due to the deep penetrating moisturizing properties of this serum, you should no longer experience any itching or flakiness around the scar site. Here are a some pictures of the type of results you can expect:

Skinception Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy Before and AfterDermefface Fx7 Ingredients and How They Work

Dermefface Fx7 Scar Reduction Therapy has a luxurious, non-greasy and fast absorbing formula that you apply twice per day to a clean face (or wherever your scar is) underneath your moisturizer and make up.

It’s texture is light and moisturizing (not sticky at all) and blends right into your skin, it feels just like a moisturizing anti-aging serum.

Dermefface FX7 contains 7 clinically proven active ingredients, 10 potent antioxidants, and 5 effective moisturizers which work synergistically in all of the layers of your skin, even the deepest layers, to diminish scars.

It works by:

  • Speeding up the healing process and encouraging a faster regeneration of healthy (and new) skin cells
  • Pushing your scarred cells to the surface where they are naturally sloughed away during your skin’s 28 day regeneration process
  • Boosting the production of normal cells in the deepest layers of your skin to replace the scarred cells closer to the surface

Ultimately, the healing powers of this serum and its collagen boosting properties allow your scars to fade more dramatically and FASTER! You do need to be patient however, as the skin cannot repair itself overnight and if anyone promises you that it can, they’re not being honest.

Your skin has a natural 28 day cycle for regeneration, and depending upon the depth and size of your scar, the process can take anywhere from 90 days to 6 months to completely heal to the point of disappearing.

Each person’s scar is different so there’s no exact timeline but we do know this for sure, the sooner you start using it – just as soon as your scar is healed over and dry – you can start using Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy and start to see results!

Click here to learn more about Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy

Emotional Aspect of Scars – How Dermefface FX7 Can Help

Let’s talk about scars for a minute, which is a highly emotional subject for some and completely understandable. Scars, especially on our faces, can be embarrassing, and cause us to be very self-conscious and insecure about our appearance, it’s only natural to feel that way!

In some cases, it causes detrimental emotional suffering because the full healing process of a scar can take up to two years, and you can’t always remove a scar 100%. I know this, because I’ve seen it happen to my sister.

A little story, my younger sister Katie, (who also writes for womensblogtalk) has epilepsy and she had a few bad accidents about 4 years ago due to having seizures (thankfully her seizures are under control now with proper meds).

The first accident was a fall in the shower, which left a scar about 3 inches long straight across her forehead. She fell a second time, only two months later, and crashed into a glass coffee table which gave her another scar above her eyebrow.

The absolute worst luck, especially for a beautiful 25 year old girl who works in the beauty industry. I can’t even begin to explain what a rough time in our lives that was.

When she visited me just a couple weeks ago, I took her to a plastic surgeon’s office to inquire about laser treatment. Due to the nature of her main scar, which is in a straight line across the middle of her forehead, he said there was no laser treatment suitable to treat it, since a laser would reopen the scar and cause even more damage and make it worse.

At this point all the redness in her scar is gone, but what’s left is a small dent which is impossible to completely cover with makeup. Even though she left the Dr.’s office in tears, he did say that Dermefface FX7 was definitely a good product to try!

He was familiar with the product and explained to us that it works by promoting collagen production in the deepest layers of your skin and that collagen is the key to our skin’s resiliency.

He encouraged her to try it and said it was the best option to reduce the appearance of a developing scar, and also to minimize the appearance of an old scar, as in my sister’s case.

I WISH I had known about Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy while she was healing, which is the best time to treat, but unfortunately that was four years ago and we didn’t know about these types of products so she just let natural healing take its course.

However, since Dermefface FX7 can be used on old scars as well, we’re going to try this product on her forehead ASAP to see how it helps. I just ordered this product today and she’s going to try it! So we will be sure and update this review with before and after pics after she’s used it for at least 2-3 months.

My heart really does go out to you if you’re really upset about a scar that you have on your face because I totally understand what it can do to your self esteem as I’ve consoled my sister countless times.

It breaks my heart when she looks at an old picture of her once flawless forehead and compares it to now. She’s still absolutely stunningly gorgeous and it’s hardly noticeable to me, but we are our own worst critics, aren’t we?

Where to Buy Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy

This product is sold exclusively on the Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy Official Website. The cost for a one month’s supply is $59.95 for 0.5 oz bottle,  and with that you also get a free bottle of Microderm Facial Exfoliator (a product I use regularly and love!).

Since the typical time frame for optimal results can be anywhere from 90 days to 6 months, I highly recommend that you opt for at least the 3 month supply which will save you $50.

The cost for a 3 month supply is $129.95 and with that you get a free Microderm Facial Exfoliator (you can read my personal review there) AND a $25 gift card to the Natural Health Source (you can browse there to see what else piques your interest).

They offer not only the entire Skinception line of anti-aging products, but other health products as well.

Dermefface FX7 Conclusion and Recommendation

I am very familiar with the Skinception line of products and I can tell you they are all exceptional and produce results, so I have no doubt that Dermefface FX7 Scar Therapy will work and I highly recommend it!

Why? If you’re familiar with my website you’ll know that Kollagen Intensiv is one of my top wrinkle creams which I’ve had great results with, and I also use the Microderm Facial Exfoliator 2-3x per week as part of my regular anti-aging routine, their AHA Toner for Cell Renewal AND their Eyelasticity Eye Treatment.

I mention these other products because I have confidence that based on my experience with them, that Dermefface FX7 will do what it promises! And there are countless (real) testimonials on line for this product.

But the fact that my own plastic surgeon highly recommended my sister try this product, was the only testimonial that we needed.

With continued use, using Dermefface FX7 will help flatten and smoothen your scars, reduce redness and work in the deepest layers of your skin to rejuvenate and repair all types of scars whether it’s from acne, an injury, chicken pox scars, or a burn.

It will aid your skin’s natural 28 day cycle of regeneration to heal your scar faster! And bottom line that’s what we want – we want fast healing so that we can have our happiest face back!

Click here to visit the official website for Dermefface Fx7

Have you used Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy? Leave your review below!

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My heart surgery scar

Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy Review

This stuff works. My son gave this to me after I had heart surgery. They had to make a 4″ incision on my neck and I had a rather large scar. As soon as the scar healed over, I started using the cream. Not only did it sooth to stop the terrible itching, it helped it heal so that you can even notice it anymore. It also reduced the redness as it healed. Good stuff. Even men can use it….like me.


5.0 5.0 1 1 This stuff works. My son gave this to me after I had heart surgery. They had to make a 4″ incision on my neck and I had a rather large scar. As soon as the scar healed over, I star Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy Review


Q: I was wondering how old of a scar can this be used on with results? I had a Bi-lateral mastectomy 7 years ago, my scars have gotten better over the years but still could use some work. Thank youKim

A: Hi Kim, thanks for your question. I’m so sorry that you had to go through that, hugs to you! This cream will help, but I’m not going to lie to you and tell you it’ll disappear, we both know no cream will do that. But it does help soften, flatten and help lighten scars. My father in law had a heart surgery and they had to cut his neck open to unblock an artery so he had a huge scar. He used it only for one month and it made a huge difference. Of course he’s a man, so he gave up but I think over the time span of 3 months it could really make a difference. Our skin has a 28 day regeneration cycle so it does take a little time to see real results. Good luck if you decide to try it. They do have a 90 day money back guarantee if you’re not happy with it, so that’s a plus. Rachel ~WomensBlogTalk.com

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Rachel is Chief Editor of Women’s Blog Talk and writes reviews across the spectrum of anti-aging, health and beauty. She has an English degree from USF and worked in finance for 15 years before establishing this website in 2011. She loves having a place she can share her inspiration for health and beauty and continue to help others! She lives in South Florida with her husband and her hobbies include beach volleyball, HIIT training and combing the beach for sea glass and shells.

Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum – Calms the skin

Note: This is my personal review, Click Here for the official site for Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum

What is Rosacea?  Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder which affects over 16 million people in the US alone and a whopping 45 million worldwide.

Rosacea is three times more common in women than in men, however usually men have more severe cases. There are actually four subtypes of rosacea, but the most common type is flushed skin with veins being visible and usually occurring on the nose, forehead, chin and on the apple of the cheeks.

Anything that increases blood flow to the cheeks can trigger rosacea (i.e. diet, stress, hormones), and while there is currently no cure, relief can be found in topical treatments to reduce redness, swelling, and the visibility of spider veins.

Today I’m reviewing a product called Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum, which can help rosacea sufferers soothe and calm their inflamed skin and help prevent future flare ups!

If you’re not familiar with Skinception, they specialize in anti-aging skin care and have many of the latest scientific formulations. I use many of their products regularly, and while I don’t personally suffer from rosacea, I can vouch for the effectiveness of their products because they work!

Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum Ingredients and How They Work

Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum has been scientifically formulated with a series of ingredients that work together to reduce the symptoms associated with rosacea outbreaks including facial redness, inflammation, and prickling heat.

Along with many all-natural moisturizing and calming agents, there are 4 active ingredients in Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum, as follows:

Delivery of the active ingredients:

  • Hydrolite 5 – clinically proven to increase the skin’s moisture by 100% in a 14 day period, Hydrolite 5 is a moisturizer aiding in the bioavailability of the active ingredients.
  • Symglucan – This moisture agent permeates the skin by moving between cells rather than through the cells directly. It’s clinically proven to promote collagen production, reduce deep wrinkles, promote moisture retention, protect against UV damage and smooth the skin’s surface.

Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum contains many other soothing and anti-inflammatory agents such as extracts from the  green tea leaf, grape seed, gingko biloba, bilberry, milk thistle, maritime pine, and many other vitamins and minerals conducive to calming and soothing sensitive skin.

Click Here to learn more about the ingredients in Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum

Benefits of Using Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum

Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum has a cutting edge, effective ingredients list to treat rosacea. Using it will provide both immediate and long term relief.

While I can’t think of any cons to this product (other than not being able to buy it in a retail store), the benefits to using this product are many:

  • Inflamed skin is calmed and soothed
  • Discoloration and redness fade
  • Blood circulation is improved causing red and purple spider veins to fade
  • A normal sensitivity threshold to the skin is restored
  • Burning and prickling is reduced
  • Thick skin is softened
  • Tone, elasticity and firmness is improved
  • Moisturizes sensitive skin without aggravating or causing flare ups

How Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum Feels and Smells

I have a bottle of Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum, and while I don’t have rosacea, I tried the product on my face for a couple of days to see what it feels like and how it smells.

It has a very light, creamy texture that absorbs quickly into the skin and feels very soothing going on, leaving no sticky residue at all and it’s also not greasy. It also has a barely there smell which was formulated with hyper-sensitive skin in mind. It feels very silky and lovely on the skin.

The instructions are to apply this cream both morning and night to a cleansed face for best results. The texture is so nice, that you may not even need a separate moisturizer prior to applying makeup, and it has a lot of anti-aging properties in it as well which is a big plus.

Personally, I think if you just used the rosacea serum along with your favorite eye treatment and then applied your make up you’d be set for the day! Or, if you just have a few problem spots that tend to break out, just use the rosacea serum on those areas and apply your favorite moisturizer for sensitive skin on the remainder of your face.

Where to Buy Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum

You can only purchase Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum exclusively through their official website. The price for a one month supply is $59.95, however we recommend you buy at least a four months supply, which would cost you $199.95 (savings of $40 plus $80 in gifts) which would entitle you to receive a FREE bottle of Rosacea Relief Serum AND a FREE bottle of Skinception Eyelasticity Eye Treatment (one of my top eye treatments!) along with FREE shipping (that’s a total of 5 bottles of rosacea serum and 1 bottle of Eyelasticity).

Note: If you buy at least a 3 months supply, it has a full 97 day money back guarantee – so you can try it absolutely risk free!

Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum Conclusion & Recommendation

Remember, there is no cure for rosacea, but it’s been clinically proven that you can minimize flare-ups and the potential long-term effects that come with them, it just takes a commitment to a treatment program!

We highly recommend this product as ongoing treatment if you suffer from rosacea so that you can:

  • Keep your flare- ups in check,
  • Reduce the severity of symptoms when symptoms do show themselves, and
  • Minimize your risk of long-term skin damage and premature aging as a result of ongoing outbreaks!

Click here to visit the official Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum website

Have you used Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum? Leave your review below!

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This calming cream works!

Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum Review – Calms and Prevents Outbreaks

I have rosacea around my nose and on my cheeks. I tried this serum and I am seeing an improvement after just a week. Redness is less and my face is soft and smooth. It feels like a light moisturizing lotion and is calming right away.


5.0 5.0 1 1 I have rosacea around my nose and on my cheeks. I tried this serum and I am seeing an improvement after just a week. Redness is less and my face is soft and smooth. It feels like a Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum Review – Calms and Prevents Outbreaks


Q: Have you seen the story on 67 yr old grandma that was divorced for being to old ( wrinkles) and saved by Dr. Oz’s 2 magic ingredients found in Purella’s (SP) Skin Cream ? What’s the truth behind this cream that photos show as absolute miracle? I need an affordable wrinkle and firming cream so badly, on fixed income and look 10 yrs older in last 3 yrs. PLEASE HELP. NONINoni

A: Hi Noni, thanks for your question. Purella is a wrinkle cream scam, don’t order it. Dr. Oz does not really recommend it, they use flat out lies on their marketing pages. There is no such thing as  a “miracle” cream that will work that quickly. You can, however, definitely improve your skin greatly, especially after using a good product and sticking with it. If firming and wrinkles are your main concern, I would try my #1 cream, Lifecell, or if you skin is more dry, try my #2 cream, Kollagen Intensiv. Read about my top 3 creams here. Please let me know if you have any questions. Rachel~WomensBlogTalk.com

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Rachel is Chief Editor of Women’s Blog Talk and writes reviews across the spectrum of anti-aging, health and beauty. She has an English degree from USF and worked in finance for 15 years before establishing this website in 2011. She loves having a place she can share her inspiration for health and beauty and continue to help others! She lives in South Florida with her husband and her hobbies include beach volleyball, HIIT training and combing the beach for sea glass and shells.

Proshape RX Review – All Natural Dietary Pills

Note: This is a personal review. Click Here to visit the official site for ProShape RX.

Today I’m reviewing an effective weight loss supplement called ProShape RX, which is an all natural dietary pill. ProShape RX is a nutritional supplement to aid in your weight loss goal and is designed to help you quickly and safely lose weight.

The herbal part of the system includes a well known herb called Hoodia Gordonii which sends a signal to the brain that you’re full even if you haven’t eaten, which can make it much easier to eat small, healthy meals and not over-indulge in those late night munchies.

We’re going to take a closer look at this all natural supplement to discuss its ingredients and how it can help you shed some pounds! We had a test subject for this review, Melissa, whom I regularly play beach volleyball with.  Melissa is a fitness model and a very active girl who exercises a lot, but she had hit a plateau and was having trouble losing any weight.

She took ProShape RX for one month and easily lost 9lbs, which helped her look leaner and made her abs finally pop out! The confidence she gained made her feel sexy again and improved her game. We are excited to have Melissa on board at womensblogtalk.com as a new contributor to our health and fitness segment. Thank you Melissa for being my guinea pig!

Melissa’s 30 day trial with ProShape RXProShape Before and After

Melissa is a 30 year old female who does boot camp about 4x per week and plays beach volleyball on the weekends. While she obviously gets plenty of exercise, we all know that losing weight is 80% what you eat and only 20% exercise, so this is why Melissa was having trouble losing weight. As much as she likes to work hard, she also likes to play hard!

Just like most of us, she loves pizza, cheeseburgers and likes to drink on the weekends (in moderation). She’s a normal girl who likes cheat meals! But after two years of doing boot camp and the scale not really budging, we knew something had to give. She needed something to help her eat a little less to lean out.

Now as you can see from her before and after picture, she lost in the legs, hips, and waist area and her abs got more defined!

 Melissa’s Story

“I started taking ProShape a month ago because I was looking to add something to my active lifestyle to help get rid of these last few pounds I have been trying to lose. I was going on a cruise in a few months with my friends and boyfriend and really wanted to drop a few more pounds to gain some confidence. For the first week I only took (1) pill a day, 30 minutes before breakfast, and I did this to make sure that my body didn’t have any weird side effects from it, which it didn’t.

After the first week I began to take (2) pills per day, one 30 minutes before breakfast and one 30 minutes before lunch.  While I didn’t really feel like I had a lot more energy during the day from the pills,  I definitely felt like they suppressed my appetite. I sit at a desk from 8am-5pm and I get very bored which causes me to sit and eat junk food. When I was taking these pills I didn’t have the craving to eat and when I would eat I wasn’t overeating.

Proshape AfterAfter taking the pills for a month I could definitely see results and others commented on my weight loss as well. The pills helped me drop the extra weight (9 lbs total!) that I was looking to get rid of and really lean up. More specifically, people commented on my abs and how much leaner my legs looked. All that working out that I’d been doing and the muscle that I’d built was finally showing! 

I would recommend these pills to someone that is looking to add something to drop those last few pounds that never seem to go away. I feel like the pills helped to assist with the weight loss that I experienced but I also think that it helps that I live a very active lifestyle that consists of daily workouts as well as eating healthy “most of the time.”

Other Testimonials for ProShape RX

We found plenty of additional statistics on weight loss for this product, and some lost more than Melissa did. Because Melissa was already in good shape, and leads a very active lifestyle, she lost those “stubborn” pounds that often refuse to come off (which are the hardest to lose!). Other testimonials we found for ProShape RX included an 11 1/2 lb loss in 3 weeks, a 5 lb loss in one week, and a 3 lb loss in one week.

If you have more than 20 lbs to lose, the weight drops off more dramatically and easily at first so Melissa’s results aren’t necessarily typical of someone with a lot more weight to lose. I just wanted to offer some perspective if you’re thinking to yourself that 9 lbs is not a lot of weight to lose in a month, because for an athlete like Melissa, it definitely was a lot to lose!

ProShape RX Ingredients and How They Work

ProShape RX contains 100% all natural ingredients to help suppress appetite, give you more energy, and slim down your body to look and feel better! ProShape RX contains no ephedra (Ma Huang), which is obviously a good thing. A few of the main ingredients are:

Hoodia Gordonii – Hoodia is an African succulent plant consumed by the people of Kalahari to curb the hunger pains experienced during long hunting expeditions and during times of drought. It’s very effective as a weight loss supplement to suppress hunger. How Hoodia works scientifically -When you eat, the level of sugar in your blood goes up and when a certain level is reached, synapses in your brain send signals that you are full.  Since Hoodia is a lot more active than glucose, it’s able to travel to the mid-brain faster causing your nerve cells to signal that they are full even if you haven’t eaten.

Chitosan – derived from shellfish, Chitosan binds to the fat and cholesterol in your food before it’s absorbed by your body. Chitosan can’t actually be digested, so your body simply eliminates it along with the fat attached to it.

White Kidney Bean – the component derived from the white kidney bean, Phaseolus Vularis, reduces the absorption of calories from starch sources and has been proven to do so. Studies have shown the white kidney bean interrupts the process that converts starch to sugar. If less sugar is absorbed, it won’t allow that sugar to be turned to calories which will help you lose weight.

Green Tea Leaf – Extracts from the green tea leaf is a weight loss favorite, helping with energy levels while stimulating caloric expenditure and fat oxidation.

ProShape RX Recommendation and Where to Buy

Since we did our own 30 day trial with ProShape RX using Melissa as a test subject, we know this products works and we highly recommend it! Melissa lost 9 lbs in one month and it worked by suppressing her appetite, encouraging her to eat less during the day (cutting out the snacking at her desk from boredom), and also squashing late night cravings. That’s what most of us need to lose those extra pounds, just a little help with will power, and this product did not disappoint, nor did Melissa have any unwanted side effects like trouble sleeping.

You can purchase ProShape RX from their official website and a one month supply will cost $68.95. However, if you purchase at least two bottles you will receive a discount and it will afford you a full 67 day money back guarantee, so we recommend buying at least two bottles. If you are not 100% satisfied, you can return the two empty bottles within 67 days from the time of delivery for a full refund excluding shipping charges. We think their guarantee is GREAT and it will allow you to try the product for a long enough time to see real results!

We also recommend this product for those who may not be so active.  Remember, losing weight is 80% what you put in your mouth and 20% exercise. If you have a lot of weight to lose, we think this product would be a good one to try to help you achieve your long-term weight loss goals.

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Q: Trying to order keto//os asking for referring member?? How do I get that?Teresa

A: Hi Teresa, thanks for your email. You can visit my Keto OS website and order through me. My referrer code is build in, you should’t need a separate code unless you’re on the wrong site? Can you give me more information if you have trouble? Give it a try, thanks! I’ll mail you samples of some other flavors to try if you order through me, I’ll hook you up! 🙂 ~Rachel

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