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Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:06 am      Reply with quote
This product turned out to be a pleasant surprise. When I ordered it on a whim, I really didnít know what to expect. Actually, it wasnít really a whim, just that I had used nearly every single C serum out there and wasnít getting any visible results. I kept telling myself I was protecting my skin from damage and should be happy with that, but my wallet wasnít buying it. I was also tired of C serums turning orange before I was halfway throughÖsometimes strange floaty things would appear. Before anyone mentions it, I canít DIY to save my life. The one time I tried the dog got to it and was glowing in the dark for a couple of days.

The 2 serums I did get results from ere Vivier and Skinmedica. Cons: I didnít like the oily feel of Vivier after a while although I did get nice, glowy skin. Skinmedica works great but I donít think itís for the layer-happy. It works best alone.

Along comes Jan Marini C-esta. One of the reasons I found EDS 5 years ago was to order itÖbut I got side-tracked with by many other serums. I read the blurb on the C-esta serum with a jaundiced eye and hoped it would give me half the results it promised. Before I ordered I spoke with the JM rep about the ingredients, specifically DAE. I donít remember the list, but my ears perked up when I heard ďDMAEĒ and tyrosine (sp). This was starting to sound like an anti-aging serum more than a C serum.

Itís a thin milky liquid that smells a bit like pina colada. It dissipates quickly and Iím addicted to the scent now. All you need is a few drops and itís absorbed immediately.

After about 2-3 weeks I started noticing supple, firm, healthy looking skin .It was working as advertised, what a shock!At this point, I added in the peptide extreme serum and using both together really amped up the results. The C-esta can easily be used with other products. C-esta is used twice a day and is compatible with retinol and acids. Iíve used it with KH VK2 in the morning and didnít feel like I had layers of products on. It also isnít ridiculously expensive. Iíd like to personally thank the brilliant people at skinceuticals for pulling out of Canada; otherwise I never would have tried this serum. Wink

In the interst of full disclosure, I've set aside the peptide extreme & I'm giving ZO a try...be interesting to compare results. I still use the KH VK2 on top though.
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Jan Marini C-ESTA Serum (30 ml / 1 oz)
Jan Marini C-ESTA Serum (30 ml / 1 oz)

C-ESTA Serum, containing DMAE, dramatically rejuvenates the skin. The skin's texture will quickly begin to appear more smooth and supple. With continued use it will become measurably firmer and more resilient and facial contours will appear tighter and more defined. Deeper lines will appear far less pronounced, skin tones will even out and the skin will appear noticeably younger and healthier.

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Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:16 am      Reply with quote
Mmmm, so tempting! Vivier is one of my favourites, but I happen to like the texture of it. Skinceuticals and Cellex-C also did a good job but they turn orange WAY too quickly. I have tried JM C-Esta serum before but the oil control version (http://www.essentialdayspa.com/jan-marini-c-esta-serum-o-p_1674.htm) and not the one you have used. I don't think I ended up finishing it, it was grainy, turned orange, and I didn't see much results from it relative to the other serums I had finished using at the time (which would be some of the ones I mentioned above).

Thanks for the review!

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Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:20 am      Reply with quote
Would you believe it's my first review Embarassed I didn't try the oil-control for that exact reason, plus I don't know if they ever fixed the pump issue. This is one serum I can live with. If you use it 2X a day as recommended, it doesn't stand a chance of turning yellow.
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Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:32 am      Reply with quote
marina wrote:
Would you believe it's my first review Embarassed


Seriously???!!! I didn't expect that! That says something extra about the product then if it urged you to write a review! I hope to see more of your reviews, my credit card probably doesn't Smile

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Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:47 am      Reply with quote
Great review, Marina! I used this very briefly a few years ago and loved the scent!
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rileygirl wrote:
Great review, Marina! I used this very briefly a few years ago and loved the scent!


riley, do you remember if you loved anything else about this serum besides the scent? Very Happy

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Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:04 pm      Reply with quote
RussianSunshine wrote:
rileygirl wrote:
Great review, Marina! I used this very briefly a few years ago and loved the scent!


riley, do you remember if you loved anything else about this serum besides the scent? Very Happy


No, I honestly don't, RussianSunshine! It was quite a few years ago that I used it. I know that on the old YTF forum, there were several ladies that really liked it!
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Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:53 am      Reply with quote
who is the manufacturer ?? + made in what country??

haha i haven't learned about this brand
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who is the manufacturer ?? + made in what country??

haha i haven't learned about this brand


It is manufactured in the US.

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Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:56 am      Reply with quote
queenielau718 wrote:
who is the manufacturer ?? + made in what country??

haha i haven't learned about this brand


These might help you out, queenie: http://www.essentialdayspa.com/jan_marini_skin_care_products.htm and http://www.janmarini.com/us/ Smile
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