ZENMED Skincare: a true review

Ever try a skin care product in an attempt to be more…. conscientious? ZENMED Skincare was my attempt at buying from a company more environmentally conscience, and all that jazz. A company not using animal products, or testing on animals. Heck, the company only uses recycled materials for their packaging. What could go wrong? I bought their anti-aging products. No one sent them to me. I used my little credit card, purchased the products, and used them.

Zenmed Skincare honest review

ZENMED Skincare: a true review

Simply put: big mistake. ZENMED Reconstructive Skincare basically deconstructed my skin. It took my glowing, yet acne prone depending on my monthly cycle, and destroyed it. What’s worse? After the products obliterated my skin, their customer service blamed me without asking how I used the products. They ASSUMED I used them incorrectly, and blamed me for using “too much of a good thing.”

Yeah. I have it in an email.

Want to hear something even funnier? Stupid me. I used the product exactly as instructed, it messed up my skin during the six week regime, and like an idiot, I gave it another go-around for six weeks. I wanted to give the company my utmost effort, because they have been around for 15 years and have reviews stating the products are magical.

So of course, after giving ZENMED 12 weeks, it was too late to return anything for a refund, especially since it TOOK FOREVER to receive, pushing my start date for the six week regime further out. However, the icing on the cake – the aforementioned customer service response I received over email.

Purchased products

Facial Cleansing Gel ($17)

It claims to cleanse and calm skin. Ph-balanced and gentle, so it won’t dry out skin. Well, it caused even more breakouts. I started using it, to see how it was, before I started the official six week skincare regime. If I was a little smarter, I would have packed everything up and sent it back after two days of using just this product and the toner I purchased. However, again, I pushed through just in case it was my skin adjusting. STUPID.

Organic Emulsion Toner ($26)

Supposedly it restore balance to your skin, and remove trace residual cleanser. I don’t think it did anything of the sort, but it’s difficult to know for sure. Recommended when using the booster serums, and part of the skin regime, I used the toner like a faithful soldier. I noticed nothing different after using it, and then using the serums.

Omegacermide+ Recover Moisturizer ($45)

I’m not a huge fan of the scent, but it is a rich night moisturizer. The product definitely hydrates my skin, however, it doesn’t truly reduce enlarged pores, or broken blood vessels, and it most certainly didn’t help fine lines, or wrinkles. It’s fortified with collagen-boosting Omega 3 Fatty Acids, as well as Hyaluronic Acid, both used to improve aging skin.

All I can state, for sure, is it hydrates my face. There is no visible decrease in my large pores, or fine lines and wrinkles.

Glycolic Booster ($39)

Using Glycolic Booster helps renew skin, as well as prevent a build-up of dead skin cells. Basically, it speeds up the process of shedding of dead cells. With a speedy shedding comes a brighter, radiant, and younger-looking skin. Did it work? Not well. What it did do was create a lot of irritation, and yes, I used the product exactly as explained on the bottle. I stuck it out, but man, it didn’t work well at all.

L-Asorbic Booster ($39)

Vitamin C. I love a good Vitamin C product, because when it’s a great product, it helps pigmentation. It did a decent job, but it’s not the best product I’ve ever used. I wouldn’t spend the money on this again.

Retinol Booster ($42)

A booster meant to help decrease the depth and size of wrinkles. Again, supposedly it helps with dullness and dryness, as well as nourish the skin so it appears youthful. It claims to reduce dark spots. Yeahhhhh, it didn’t work. This product also caused a lot of irritation, and yes, I used the product according to the directions on the bottle.

Skincorrect+ ($45)

I’m not sure this product is necessary, as it just does what every other product doe: lighten scars, correct hyperpigmentation. It helped nothing on my face. My acne scars didn’t fade at all. Used it every night, for six long weeks the first go-around, and again for another six long weeks when I gave it another go, because I love torturing my skin for reviews!

B5 Hyaluronic Plumping Serum ($40)

Now this booster serum helps boost collagen levels. Apparently, it plumps skin cells which leads to visible improvement of mature, sun-damaged, and dehydrated skin. Supposedly, it helps skin look thicker and more youthful, plus minimize wrinkles.

Didn’t happen for me.

Six week regime (according to pamphlet put out by ZENMED)

Weeks 1 – 2: Glycolic Booster

  • AM: Facial Cleansing Gel, Organic Emulsion Toner, Glycolic Booster, Skin Protecting Lotion with SPF 30
  • PM: Facial Cleansing Gel, Organic Emulsion Toner, Skincorrect+, Omegaceramide+ Moisturizer

Week 3: L-Ascorbic Booster

  • AM: Facial Cleansing Gel, Organic Emulsion Toner, L-Ascorbic Booster, Skin Protecting Lotion with SPF 30
  • PM: Facial Cleansing Gel, Organic Emulsion Toner, Skincorrect+, Omegaceramide+ Moisturizer

Weeks 4 -5: Retinol Booster

  • AM: Facial Cleansing Gel, Organic Emulsion Toner, Retinol Booster, Skin Protecting Lotion with SPF 30
  • PM: Facial Cleansing Gel, Organic Emulsion Toner, Skincorrect+, Omegaceramide+ Moisturizer

Week 6: B5 Hyaluronic Plumping System

  • AM: Facial Cleansing Gel, Organic Emulsion Toner, B5 Hyaluronic Plumping Serum, Skin Protecting Lotion with SPF 30
  • PM: Facial Cleansing Gel, Organic Emulsion Toner, Skincorrect+, Omegaceramide+ Moisturizer

Let me lay it out for you: it did NOT work for me. It irritated my skin, and caused MORE breakouts. I looked wretched for weeks. Red, irritated skin, with lots of breakouts. NEVER AGAIN. My favorite part? Customer Service telling me it was my fault, because it was “too much of a good thing” if I don’t follow the instructions. As if I don’t know how to read.

Use this garbage at your own risk, my friends. Find another product line, please, and save yourselves: money, and time, and from a horrible experience.

One huge positive about ZENMED skincare

Packaging. ZENMED has bare bones packaging, wrapping much of their shipment in paper. No extra plastic, and boxes. All of the paper is recyclable. Kudos for ZENMED’s attention to the environment. Now, work on your products so they actually work, and you’re golden.

ZENMED packaging

Considering using the ZENMED Skincare anti-aging products on your face? Take a minute and read about my experience with their products, & customer service.
By | 2018-08-04T18:55:39+00:00 August 15, 2018|Lifestyle|Comments Off on ZENMED Skincare: a true review

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