Z Mei Skin Care Review
The day that I got a huge box filled with full-sized products from the skin therapy line Z Mei it felt like an early Christmas. I have never had a beauty care ritual that I followed religiously, and was excited to start one. I never really thought I needed one, and never considered before that the results between a $3 container of face wash and a $29.95 bottle of face wash could be so drastic. I definitely see a positive difference from using the Z Mei collection. Now my only concern is how I’m going to afford purchasing replacements of these products when I finally run out!
The Z Mei Skin Therapy System was developed by Dr. Janet Zand and David Wood, and uses only the most natural of ingredients. Your fine lines and wrinkles will look smooth, your skin will be moisturized, and overall your skin will look its best when you use these products. Even after just a few uses, I noticed a difference. Best of all, there are no age requirements to use these; you can be a teenager, in your 20’s, or getting up there in years. The products are gentle for every day use and won’t irritate sensitive skin. The ingredients will work with your skin to make you look your very best.
I hadn’t been to book club for several months, and during the last few weeks before I went to this group for the last time I’d been using the Z Mei products. One of the ladies commented that my skin looked fantastic and wondered what I’d been doing to it to make it look so great, so I shared with her my new beauty find. She confided that she had just visited her dermatologist and spent $100 on her face wash. I think I got the better deal, and encouraged her to check out Z Mei since she really like the results I was getting with it.
I mentioned before that the Z Mei products are a bit out of my price range. If they are purchased in bulk, customers can save a decent chunk of change. There are 6 or 8 piece kits you can purchase, or you can mix and match and get the products you want. I really did love everything that I got to try out, but my favorites were definitely the facial products.
Here is what I’ve been using and what I though of each item:
Purifying Facial Cleanser: For $29.95, you’ll get an 8 fl. oz. liquid-to-foam face wash. I used this twice a day as directed, once in the morning and then once at night with the Balancing Toner and the Daily Moisturizer and the Regenerating Night Cream. It is gentle and did not sting my eyes when I got the suds in them. It left me feeling refreshed, slightly more awake than just the moment before. It claims that it can remove make-up easily, but I disagree. I’d suggest using an actual make-up remover first, and then washing your face. I still had mascara and eyeshadow running down my face after using this. You’ll run out of this fast, so go easy on it.
Balancing Toner: For $27.95, you’ll get an 8 fl. oz. spray bottle. As directed, I sprayed this up to 3 times on my face after using the Purifying Facial Cleanser. Sometimes I forgot to use it, so I’d suggest setting it right next to the cleanser so you’ll remember to use it. I’ve used it nearly every time, and it still looks like a full bottle. This one bottle should last you for awhile. I’m sure I’ll be replacing this product less often than some of the others. Use this to help your skin renew itself.
Replenishing Daily Moisturizer: For $39.95, you’ll get a small 2 oz. jar of the daily moisturizer. After washing with the Purifying Facial Cleanser and spritzing on the Balancing Toner, I applied the Daily Moisturizer to my face and neck as instructed. A little goes a long way with this soy-based cream; it still looks as if I’ve barely made a dent in it. It’s not greasy and it won’t leave your skin looking shiny. I liked the way my face looked after using the three products and I don’t even bother with foundation anymore.
Perfecting Eye Cream: For $39.95, you’ll get a 0.5 oz. jar of this cream. Now that I’m closer to 30 than I am to 20, I realize how important it is to have younger looking eyes. This cream, which I applied morning and night after face washing, is designed to strengthen the skin around the delicate eye area. I noticed some changes right away with this, and definitely recommend this. It also claims to prevent your make-up from looking dried out or smeary, but that seems to be only true of more expensive cosmetics; it didn’t keep my Cover Girl from creasing or looking rubbed off.
Exfoliating Scrub: For $29.95, you’ll get a 2 oz. jar of this awesome scrub. This is one of my favorite products in the line. I use it once a week as a mask rather than a scrub and leave it on for 20 minutes. Then I wet my hands and rub it across my face in circular motions before rinsing it off. If you don’t have time for a mask, no worries; it’s designed to be used as both so just scrub, scrub, scrub! I do this right before I wash my face before I go to bed. This helps keeps your pores free of dirt and your skin looking healthy and glowing. It’s a serious addiction for me now; I can’t wait until Wednesday nights!
Intensive Repair Therapy for Hands: For $39.95, you’ll get a 2 oz. jar of hand cream. It’s thicker than the Bath and Body Works and Victoria’s Secret lotion, and it’s a relief after doing a load of dishes and other housework to smooth it over my hands. It helps with dry and cracked skin, and best of all doesn’t involve using more than one product like the Mary Kay Satin Hands system (and not to say this is a bad system; I have it). This little jar will be all you need.
Retoning Hand & Body Lotion: For $39.95, you’ll get an 8 oz. bottle of this anti-aging lotion. I use this after I shave my legs because my skin gets irritated with little red bumps after I shave. This lotion is really soothing and keeps my legs from itching. You can use it whenever you feel a bit dry, but it shouldn’t be used on your face. Your skin will feel really moist after you use it. Perfect to use either day or night.
Nourishing & Revitalising Shampoo: For $34.95, you’ll get 8 fl. oz. of this herbal shampoo. I compared the ingredient list in this shampoo against the list of ingredients I wish weren’t in my shampoo, and they were all absent; that made me really happy! The shampoo doesn’t lather very much, but it gets the job done. You won’t find any wax coating in this shampoo. Be careful, though; it flows out pretty fast.
Hair Repair & Strengthening Conditioner: For $34.95, you’ll get 8 fl. oz. of this creamy conditioner. You’ll especially appreciate this if you have color treated hair and use heat tools every day on your hair. It helps repair all that damage you cause to it, and you’ll love the way it feels.
Mix and match your favorite 6 items for $99.95 or 8 items for $139.95.
*I was not financially compensated for this review. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*