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Merle Norman® is a cosmetic company that specializes in the development of skincare, cosmetics and hair color. They have 2,000 Merle Norman® stores and outlets in the US and Canada. These stores carry a variety of products including LUXIVA® Sheer Defense, Shine Control Hydrator, Wrinkle Smoother, PREVENTAGE™ Firming Defense Crème and Collagen Support. They don’t have a separate anti-aging line, but some of their products are directed toward lessening the visible signs of aging. While some of their products are promoted as being extremely effective anti-aging formula’s they have only been rated as “all right” on some consumer sites, which is a rather negative rating. This may be due to their lack of focus on anti-aging, which is a specialized segment of the market. Most people need products that have a higher level of effectiveness in reducing wrinkles, facial lines and sagging.
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Facial Toner – New FDA Cleared Finally, Available In America
One of the most exciting products to enter the marketplace in recent years is newly FDA Cleared Facial Toner™ – a high-end Spa quality do it yourself, in the comfort of your own home product for rejuvenating the face muscles to their youthful levels. Facial Toner™ uses the same medical grade stimulation technology that has been used in the medical industry for over 30 years and it is now the latest and best way to stimulate the nerves that cause your facial muscles to contract and relax, mimicking the body’s own movement. Read a Full review of Facial Toner here.
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Beenigma - Premium All-In-One Bee Venom Face Cream
We are so pleased to bring this formula to you and have found that Beenigma is the premium choice among Bee Venom face creams in the entire world. New Zealand, where the premium Beenigma face cream is manufactured - is located in the South Pacific at the bottom of the world. There are very few places on earth offering such unspoiled wilderness and purity in flora and fauna. It is this purity and beauty that inspires the very core of the Beenigma cream. The Beenigma story is a new story with old origins. It began in Auckland, New Zealand where the Beenigma team undertook research into Apitherapy and specifically the use of Bee Venom as a means to fight the signs of aging. It has been discovered that topically applied Bee Venom directly nurtures cell regeneration, assists in collagen formation and even helps in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. The more the Beenigma team learned, the more they were amazed by Bee Venom and its incredible rejuvenating effects. Read a Full review of Beenigma here.
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Flex Belt - Rapid Stomach Toning Medical Technology
The stomach toning Flex Belt® is by far the most effective we have ever seen of its kind. The results are astonishing – The Flex Belt is proven to work for everyone. In fact – in clinical trials done with The Flex Belt, 100% of the participants received results in flattening, toning, and firming their stomach in just weeks. The Flex Belt is the first EMS (Electric Muscle Stimulation) product of its kind cleared by the FDA. You get up to 150 perfect contractions on each ab muscle in each 30 minute session. You don’t have to concentrate on your form. You can use The Flex Belt at work, around the house, while taking a walk, cooking, watching TV etc. For consumers who don’t have the time or for those that may have tried to flatten and tone their stomachs before, this product is precisely what they’ve been looking for. It is also great for people that are in awesome shape and already have a great stomach – it will simply make it more strong and defined.
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Membrane Integrity Factor – Look and Feel Young Again
This is the absolute best rejuvenating product we have found that works for both men and women from the inside out. Membrane Integrity Factor is a true anti-aging oral supplement containing real HGHR combined with 2-AEP formulated by world-renowned German doctor Hans Nieper. The formula has won awards and has numerous benefits for men and women looking for a way to reduce the effects of aging and feel and look younger again. Be sure to check out the blog posts on this amazing and powerful formulation. Read a Full review of Membrane Integrity Factor here.
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Flex Mini® -- Get a Sexy, Shapely & Perky Butt In Just Weeks
Ladies it is time to get your sexy and shapely butt back! This is the first FDA cleared butt toning device we have seen of this kind. The Flex Mini® was designed to strengthen and tone the butt and upper backs of the thighs all while you go about your day. We especially like that the Flex Mini® features varying degrees of intensity allowing you to progress all the way up to level 99 (the highest form of electronic stimulation.) The Flex Mini® does all the work so you don't have to. You will get a very effective workout without even having to think about it!! In fact – you can use it while surfing the internet, taking care of the kids, on the phone with friends, working, walking etc….talk about being all about multi-tasking. Most of us complain about not having the energy to take care of ourselves or simply not having the time because, well we don’t really like strenuous activity in the first place. With this newly cleared technology, women are reporting more positive results and less excuses. Read a Full review of Flex Mini here.
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Keranique - Hair Regrowth for Women
The Keranique System for hair regrowth has already created an immediate stir in the marketplace, having been a huge hit on the Home Shopping Network and the Dr. Oz Show. The success of the company is being talked about at CBS Money Watch, Market Watch, and Yahoo Financial to name a few and Molly Novar-Baker, beauty director at Women's Health Magazine says, “For all women experiencing thinning hair, it's going to affect confidence...Keranique is definitely a permanent fix!” Thick, beautiful, shiny and healthy hair – every woman wants it! But, due to the effects of aging and chemical treatments, many women suffer from thinning, lifeless, unmanageable and listless hair. 30 million women to be exact. Men have several products already on the market which are devoted to their hair loss issues. However, using hair loss products formulated for men may cause potentially serious side-effects for female users. Now comes a product designed specifically for women, guaranteed to restore beautiful flowing, shiny, thick hair. The Keranique System includes the only clinically proven and FDA cleared formula to re-grow and beautify hair, and reaction to the products is overwhelmingly positive. Read a Full review of Keranique here.
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InstantEffect – Reduce Wrinkles In 90 Seconds
InstantEffect™ is a wrinkle-reducing product that is unlike any other. Reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet by over 30% in only 90 seconds, InstantEffect™ offers you something you might have never before thought possible. Most people think that in order to significantly smooth the skin and promote a youthful appearance they either need to spend months on a consistent skin care regimen or, worse, undergo the physical and financial burden of injection methods or surgical procedures. Yet InstantEffect’s™ revolutionary blend of skin-tightening silica crystals, vitamins, and moisturizing agents brings you truly instant results for a youthful look that lasts up to eight hours and can be applied multiple times throughout the day if necessary. What is even more surprising to many consumers is that they do not need to fork over scads of money to get their hands on InstantEffect™. Rather, they can take advantage of the manufacturer’s amazing 30-day money-back satisfaction guarantee. With a product that is backed by both user surveys and outstanding user testimonials, it only makes sense to at least give InstantEffect™ a try. But before you do, read more about the product in our informative review. Read a Full review of InstantEffect here.
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Miracle Slim Wrap The At-Home Spa Quality Body Wrap
The Miracle Slim Wrap is an at home version of the SPA treatments that take inches off your problem areas in one session. This effective product works just as well as any SPA treatment and it is a fraction of the cost. Customers lose anywhere from 1-4 inches on a problem area that they use the Wrap on. It is not permanent weight loss, but it lasts for more than a day and with continuous use it definitely does work on those problem areas for long-term results. This is a great product for anyone that wants to look slimmer immediately: Going out on a date, a big event, a business meeting, going to the beach, vacations and so much more. The customers like it. Give the blogs a skim – it definitely is well received. Read a Full review of Miracle Slim Wrap here.
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Hydroxatone – Anti Wrinkle AM/PM Cream
Hydroxatone is currently the top rated, award winning anti-wrinkle complex on the market. Hydroxatone® is the only product that contains all four of the most effective and exciting ingredients for reversing and preventing the look of wrinkles. No other formula has combined these ingredients into one cream and the customer’s have been reporting enthusiastic results. The Hydroxatone® website has endless testimonials from customers who have enjoyed their products. The formula combines both of the only clinically proven & patented ingredients for reversing the look of face wrinkles; Argireline® and Matrixyl 3000®, and combines them with SPF for sun protection. We feel, no other product does this because of cost and manufacturing time restraints. Clinical data that your formula works says it all….and Hydroxatone® provides ample proof. This is very valuable information because customers can rest assured it works. If your goal is to look younger, this truly an effective and results driven product. Read a Full review of Hydroxatone here.
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Hydrolyze – Diminish The Look of Dark Under-Eye Circles
Hydrolyze® is an incredibly effective revitalizing under eye treatment that diminishes the look of dark under-eye circles and appearance of bags under the eyes. Hydrolyze® is able to provide truly amazing results because it utilizes an ingredient blend known as Hydroxatone®, which combines three cutting edge skin care compounds along with botanical extracts so as to create a synergistic and truly potent ally in the fight against the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles. And it does all of this without the use of needles or scalpels. You know what it is like to look in the mirror only to see that your eyes are telling you and the rest of the world the story of your harried life. Why not give your eyes the chance to tell the world how youthful and energetic you are by supporting them with Hydrolyze®? It is easy to do and after reading our helpful review here you can go straight to the BeautyBlogTalk Store to take advantage of this offer. Read a Full review of Hydrolyze here.
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Total Curve – Breast Enhancement Therapy
Age doesn’t have to deprive you of your sexy curves. With Total Curve you can firm and lift your breasts in a natural, safe way. This product is the perfect alternative to surgery, which is too expensive and invasive of an option for most women. We found Total Curve is perfect for women of all ages - those who just had a child, to those who just went through menopause. It can benefit any woman who wants fuller, firmer breasts that are lifted and more youthful. This dual-product system has been scientifically developed and utilizes clinically proven ingredients. The Total Curve system delivers results by working both internally and externally. It is the most intensive and effective breast enhancement system now available. The product has become very popular on the blogs and many are talking about the noticeable difference. Read a Full review of Total Curve here.
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Provestra – Female Libido Pills
Provestra is a doctor endorsed completely natural sexual enhancer. This product was specifically developed to meet women’s sexual needs. Many women experience a decrease in their sexual desire at some point, and some women never achieve a fully satisfying sex life. Oftentimes this can be due to hormonal imbalances that deplete energy and turn off the sex drive. The Provestra formula is capable of supporting the female reproductive system and restoring balance so that women can experience fast arousal, intensified sexual pleasure and responsiveness to sexual touch and stimulation. Provestra’s comprehensive formula can provide life-changing results and allow women to experience the sex life they’ve always dreamed of. If you’ve wanted to make a change in the bedroom, Provestra is the one formula to try. Read a Full review of Provestra here.
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Nuphedrine® -- Burn More Calories per Day
NuPhedrine® has revolutionized the diet industry with its cutting-edge non-prescription formula. While other products may simply claim to provide results, NuPhedrine®’s makers can state with complete honesty that you WILL burn more calories per day. This claim is made possible because of the clinically proven ingredients included in this product’s formula. The only product of its kind, NuPhedrine® combines real South African Hoodia in the proven 20x strength, Patented Advantra-Z® and Slimaluma—the three most lauded and clinically proven weight loss ingredients on the market today. Never before has a product combined these three in such straightforward potency. With amazing before-and-after pictures from real customers, you will immediately want to purchase NuPhedrine® and get it shipped to your door as quickly as possible. And with a 60-Day Money Back Guarantee, there is no going wrong with this incredible product. Their customers love this product – check out the blog postings….they really say it all. We can safely recommend this product based on what the users have to report. Read a Full review of NuPhedrine here.
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Vigorelle - Sexual Pleasure at Your Fingertips
Calling all unsatisfied women! Vigorelle can help women find their passion and amp up their sex life. This product has been used by thousands of women to revitalize their libido and bring back their enjoyment for sex. This topical cream works as a silky lubricant that will stimulate the body’s own natural lubrication process and work to intensify sexual stimulation. With Vigorelle it is pretty much guaranteed that a woman will climax like never before, which makes it much easier to increase a woman’s interest and enjoyment for sex. As seen on Fox News, this effective formula is backed by members of the medical community and contains a proven herbal formula. Read a Full review of Vigorelle here.
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Ahh Bra - The Solution to your Bra Problems
With Ahh Bra you don’t have to sacrifice looking good for comfort. This functional and fashionable bra offers the support you need to stay firm and lifted, but does so without the binding and pinching wires of traditional bras. The Ahh Bra slims your appearance with its smoothing benefits and helps to prevent rolls and bulge caused by many traditional bras. The Ahh Bra provides the perfect fit and can even go up and down with you - two sizes. This bra is machine washable, affordable and the most supportive option available we’ve seen! Read a Full review of Ahh Bra here.
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ClearPores – Acne Free Beautiful Skin
If you thought another brand of acne product was #1, think again. Right now the #1 rated acne system is ClearPores. You can clear up your complexion today with the ClearPores acne cleansing system. This revolutionary product comes with an herbal supplement to restore internal balance, and topical cleansers and creams to attack external causes of acne. The ClearPores complete system can provide clear results like never before. With this new approach, the pores will be unblocked from the inside out and cleansed of bacteria and dead skin cells. With ClearPores the texture and composition of the skin will be smoothed and finally even. The end result is beautiful, clear, vibrant skin that is free of spots and allows you to look great each and every day. The postings in the blogs have a very high positive response. Read a Full review of ClearPores here.



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41 Responses to “MerleNormanSkinCare”
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Elisabeth Smith: My comment concerning Merle Norman customer service. I would like every one to be aware of my experience with Merle Norman Cosmetic Co. I was very happy to receive a Merle Norman Gift Certificate for Christmas. When I went to Merle Norman store to use my gift certificate the store has been closed. I called Merle Norman customer service dept. They informed me that there was nothing they can do to help me. I am out $150.00 (the value of my gift certificate) This is absolutely unacceptable for a company like Merle Norman to not honor their own gift certificate.

SUSAN PHILLIPS: I HAVE BEEN USING MN FOR 32 YEARS. WHO SAID THEY DO NOT OFFER EFFECTIVE ANTI LINING PRODUCTS? SINCE I DO NOT LOOK MY AGE, I CAN SAY I LOOK YOUNGER THAN MOST 49 YEAR OLD LADIES. MY SKIN CONTINUES TO IMPROVE WITH EVERY USE. I REALIZE THAT NOT EVERY BRAND IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE, BUT, I LOOK AND FEEL GREAT. YOU SHOULD TRY THEM SOME TIME. THEY OFFER GREAT SKIN CARE AND MAKEUP LESSONS. THEY WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO HAVE YOUNGER LOOKING AND HEALTHY SKIN. I RATE MERLE NORMAN COSMETICS THUMBS UP. I LIKE THE PRICES TOO. I AM A MERLE GIRL FOR LIFE

Paula: Gift Certificates purchased at Merle Norman can be used at any Studio. I am a long time Merle Girl and the products are great and are very cost effective. The quality is good and the Customer Service is great.

Sandra: I do love Merle Norman’s Foaming Cleanser for normal/dry skin….for me its perfect because my skin usually can’t tolerate foaming cleansers due to the dryness. but this is clean and nice without drying.

Jaymee: Well some Merle Norman products are okay but I did not liike the Micro Refining Scrub. I suppose it exfoliated fine, like it was supposed to but, it warms up when you put it on your face, and actualy gets hot. Too hot for me. I’m not opposed to using more products from this company, but would never get this one again.

Kelly: I hate to be the nay-sayer here, but I have tried 3 Merle Norman products and they all have made my skin very greasy and icky. Most recently i tried the Balming Cleanser, and you wouldn’t expect a cleanser to make ur skin greasy right? Wrong. It was sticky and left a residue and made my skin shiny and greasy. Terrible. I don’t know if i am interested in giving this line another try, it’s been 3 strikes already.

Tori: Well I am a huge fan of Merle Norman lipsticks, they are very rich & warm colors that don’t put too much shine on my lips, just enough color. Has anyone tried the Luxiva Facial Treatment, I am curious if it is good,. thx

Kristine: the Luxiva AHA Toner from Merle Norman reacted badly on my skin. It caused drying and peeling and also, somehow, breakouts too. For me it was the worst of both worlds. I have decided recently that I’m done with AHA skin products, they’re just not for me.

DaleGirl: I think the Merle Norman line is kind of like a more expensive Mary Kay, it’s very heavy on my skin, and the foundation looks kind of mud-like. I like a lighter look; this might be good if you were working in the studios and had lots of lights and cameras on you, but I’m not, so it’s too theatrical for me, overall.

celeste: LOVE the mineral makeup from Merle Norman!

Angela: MN’s Derma Home Peel wasn’t that great, I didn’t think. It wasn’t too harsh, which is good, unusual for a peel. But I didn’t see much of an improvement in the age spots or anything, even after 2 uses. This gets a thumb down from me.

Sara_Jones: I am using the Luxiva Firming Eye Creme and I have to say I love the fact that it has an SPF 15. I use a neutrogena fondation that does have an SPF but I don’t usually put it around my eyes so this was the perfect eye cream. However I am a bit disappointed with the results though. It does not make that area firmer at all.

Jills: The Luxiva line from Merle Norman is very luxurious. Pretty, light, fresh and effective. Granted I am only 24 but it is never too early to start taking care of your skin.

Celeste: I love being able to see and try everything that’s in the Merle Norman studio before I actually buy it! I might be a bit of a pain in the you know what, but I like to try before I buy, and the last salesgirl who helped me was sort of like going on a good date…our heads were right in the same spot, and she helped me pick out the most GORGEOUS lip-stick. I’ve got some samples of the Luxiva line, and am deciding what to buy for my skin…such fun!

Steffi: The Luxiva Firming Eye Cream by Merle Norman Skin Care is definitely better than the drugstore brands I have been using up til now. I may want to try other lines but I am pleased that I started with a good products.

Blair: So I really like most Merle Norman makeup and just started buying some skincare products. I thought the Luxiva Wrinkle Smoother sounded good and I like the consistency, but so far, not seeing any changes in my skin. A bit softer maybe, but that’s all. I wonder if I should combine this with something else?

DanaSea: I wonder if I should try the Luxiva Energizing Concentrate? It’s supposed to minimize Future Aging, and I think that’s a good thing, always, but the main thing seems to be Ginseng, and is that enough? I’d live some collagen too…but maybe that’s a different product? Sure a lot to choose from.

Rach: The Luxiva PReventage Firming Eye Cream (Merle Norman) isn’t bad on its own, although its not the best i have tried. But my main complaint with this one is that it balls up underneath my makeup, big time. It looks really bad, and no matter how much i try to wipe it away, it balls up more. I was hoping this product would be compatible with makeup, since Merle N. also MAKES makeup!

jenna: So i know Merle Norman is supposed to be decent makeup, but i haven’t heard a whole lot about the wrinkle creams, do they really work? I don’t want to just spend money on something worthless.

Ellyn: Eye cream is probably the most important beauty product for me in my 40’s. I don’t really care for the Merle Norman options – though pretty they are not as effective as others I have read about. I am still looking for the right cream with the very best ingredients.

Rachel: Well i like the Preventage Firming Defense Creme (day & night) better than the Collagen Support, it has a thicker consistency and absorbs nicely. My skin feels pretty smooth.

KTones.: I don’t see what’s so special about Merle Norman lines, pretty average products. I tried the Daily Moisture Cream and it felt like a cheap Nivea that I mom used to use form CVS.

samantha: The Changing Skin Night Cream from Merle Norman smelled TERRIBLE and clogged my pores. Usually i am a merle girl but this one is NOT For me.

Magdalena: The Luxiva daily toner is great great great. Unless you can prove you have a better one this is my fave for life!

Starlene: The Clarifying Clay Mask (Merle Norman) dried out my skin.

Bigmamaladykins: Jenna, I like the wrinkle creams better than the make-up! I’ve been using the Luxiva products for skin that’s a little, you know, older, and I especially like the Renew Exfoliation…really scrubs my skin up to glowy, without drying it out or making it red…somehow gets that top layer off so my skin looks really fresh. My best suggestion, go for a consultation at one of the studios; they’ll put you on the right track, for sure.

Miss T: Also looking for an eye cream for the crow’s feet. Merle Norman’s is nice but I am ready for something new. What works, is there something I should be looking out for, like some new ingredients or something?

Azure: Merle Norman’s Clear Complexion Spot Cream is a life saver for me since I am so unthrilled to have pimples and wrinkles at age 37. The other creams are not my ideal products ( I love Matrixyl) but I am loyal to this one.

Beth: I really like the Luxiva Perfecting Eye Base from Merle Norman. It helps with making eye shadow last all day, which, as you girls surely know, tends to be a problem! Good stuff.

Allison: There used to be a Merle Norman in Pasadena where I live, but it closed. I think it’s a little worrisome when a place like this can’t make it on Lake St.! So now I’m not sure about trying the products…I mean, how good can they be if they have to shut their doors in this kind of area?

karen: My question is, can you get your money back if you don’t like one of these Merle Norman products? The Luxiva Luminizer makes my skin have a weird color, kind of yellowish, it’s not good.

FaithAtLast: Well, sorry to go against the flow here, ladies, but I think Merle Norman is just too fake looking in the color dept. I tried one of the Luxiva GlowGetters…an eye/cheek color palette, and it looked pretty good in the store, but in the daylight? Yikes, very fake and harsh. Taking it back.

Eve: I should have expected that the Clear Complexion Moisturizer would be drying but this was ridiculous. I woke up with red,flaky skin on my cheeks. Not cute. I am turned off to Merle Norman altogether now.

Molly: So I have really been liking the Luxiva Hydrosome Complex moisturizer, my skin is so dry & this keeps it hydrated. This blog is great, I have been reading lots of reviews and am always trying to find out what most ladies think is “best.” Some of you have been talking about the eye creams, and I had read on here that Matrixyl is the best ingredient, reduces wrinkles by 70% or something, and I saw good comments on Hydroleyes ( http://www.hydroleyes.com/) so I bought it. I’ve been happy with the way its firming my skin so far!

Amy: So it seems maybe that Merle Norman is more suitable for younger women. Is this assumption correct? I don’t feel old but technically at 60 I suppose I am a woman of a certain age…

Fala: I tried the Wrinkle Smoother for Lips, it’s supposed to stop your lipstick from bleeding up those little lines I’ve got around my mouth, but I swear, I looked like one of those kid’s science projects where they have ink go up celery? Didn’t help a bit. I think I’m going to have to get some Restylane, and stop sweating the small stuff like these kinds of supposed helps.

Talma: I tried the Daily Moisture Cream my grand mother had it in her vanity and it’s Boring, so boring!!!

sara: Amy – depends on the product, really – I’m 31 and some of the Merle Norman products have made me break out like crazy. But yeah i guess as far as anti-aging, i don’t think MN has anything powerful enough to “turn back time.” Still, some of the stuff is nice…did that answer your question?

Emeline: Loved the idea of the Fine Line Minimizer, but I just finished the bottle after 2 months of using it, and still have lots of lines around my mouth. I’d say, it didn’t work.

Nadia: I’m going to keep looking for something else in the eye department…this Merle Norman Luxiva is not doing it for me, and besides, my eyes look all inflamed, I mean I had to put drops in them to stop the stinging. Allergic, maybe? Anyway, can’t use it.

Pauline: Thanks for the tip Molly! I had just read a review on Hydroleyes but have been using Merle Norman moisturisers for years, wasn;t sure about the eye creams though. I’ll try the better one, thx again!


Merle Norman® Skin Care

The developer of Merle Norman® Cosmetics, is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, but they have over 2000 stores nation wide, as well as selling their products through a few online retailers and venues. This company has a full line of cleansers, toners, moisturizers, eye moisturizers, problem skin products, sensitive skin, other specialized treatments, special care products and eye and lip care products. Some of their products are directed toward easing some signs of aging; however, their anti-aging products do not seem to hold up to other more effective products on consumer rating sites, where many of them have been rated low in terms of effectiveness.

 Products at a Glance
The Merle Norman® Skin Care group contains products such as: LUXIVA® Sheer Defense, Shine Control Hydrator, Wrinkle Smoother, PREVENTAGE™ Firming Defense Crème, Changing Skin Night Crème, Nighttime Recovery Crème, Day Creme with HC-12®, Hydrosome Complex and Collagen Support, as well as other products outlined on their website.

 Products in Focus
The full formulas for the products in Merle Norman® Skin Care line are not disclosed, which is always troubling for us. We believe this kind of information is vital to ascertaining a product’s effectiveness. However, they do disclose that they use certain “key” ingredients in the blurbs of each product. For instance, the LUXIVA® PREVENTAG™ Firming Defense Crème is said to contain “Vitamin C and E derivatives help prevent premature signs of aging”. While antioxidant support is a great adjunct to any anti-aging product, since it may help fight free radicals that can degrade skin tissues, Vitamin C is not always the most effective antioxidant when used topically.

LUXIVA® Shine Control Hydrator is advertised as being a “fast-penetrating moisturizer” that uses Vitamin C and E derivatives and Beta Hydroxy Acid. Again, this formula relies upon antioxidants to boost skin health and ease wrinkles. As we stated earlier, this may be somewhat effective but does not offer multilevel support, which we believe is optimal. It also uses Beta Hydroxy Acid, which is more commonly known as Salicylic Acid. This element has a long history of being used to address blemishes since it is an exfoliant, as well as being an anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory. That said, it has not been shown to be extremely effective in easing wrinkles or facial lines. This is very much the case with many of the formulas throughout this product line.

 Lifestyle
This line is presented as being fairly exclusive, especially because it is hard to find through online retailers and is almost exclusively available through their studios and outlets. Sometimes this makes products alluring to people, because people often associate exclusiveness with effectiveness; however, this is not always the case. In fact, many people have actually given this product a low rating on consumer scoring sites, or labeled it as being merely “satisfactory.” This may be due to the fact that they rely very heavily on antioxidant support, veering away from proven anti-aging elements such as Hyaluronic Acid and Real Collagen, which severely limits their ability to perform.

 Positives
• Offers antioxidant support
• Available in their stores


 Negatives
• No testimonials posted as of this review
• Many of their products appear to lack proven anti-aging components


 Final Thoughts
Many of the products in the Merle Norman® Skin Care are imbued with an ability to augment skin health and ease wrinkles and facial lines. However, many of their formulas rely on very simple technology to address these issues, which really limits their ability to provide the types of hard-hitting results many people are looking for from anti-aging formulas. In the end, we had no other choice but to agree with the low scores this product line consistently received on consumer sites. We believe there are better products available that contain proven and effective ingredients.