Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Image Skincare Ageless Total Resurfacing Masque Review

Founded in 2003, Image Skincare is a relatively new skincare company with products that I was introduced to at my spa.  Only certified dermatologists, plastic surgeons, licensed estheticians and other licensed medical professionals are supposed to act as resellers of Image Skincare products, which could explain why I found zero reviews when I first started using their products several years ago.  According to their web site, Image Skincare is now the fastest growing skincare company in the US, and they have expanded to 27 countries.  I've now used quite a few of the products and have discovered a few favorites, as well as some that did not work for me.

First up is the Ageless Total Resurfacing Masque.  This is an exfoliating and brightening masque for aging, oily/acne prone, and sun damaged skin.  Um, I qualify for all three.  The total Resurfacing Masque uses three different exfoliating agents - lactic, glycolic, and salycylic acids - as well as rounded micro beads to gently exfoliate skin.  It is also supposed to lighten brown spots. 

Other key ingredients are vitamin C for antioxidant benefits, hyaluronic acid for moisture binding properties, papaya as an enzymatic exfoliator, and arnica montana as an anti-inflammatory.  Recommended usage is 1-3 times per week, although I've never used it more than once a week due to the other exfoliators I use.  Instructions say you can also mix this with your cleanser for additional exfoliation or as an overnight blemish treatment, although I've tried neither.

After cleansing skin, you apply about a quarter's worth to skin and massage skin for about a minute.  You can leave on anywhere from 5-30 minutes, and I usually shoot for the 30 minutes.  This masque smells faintly medicinal.  It's not unpleasant and is almost, but not quite, a minty smell.   My skin does tingle/slightly burn after first applying, but that calms down in about 5 minutes.  To remove, use cool water, massage around a bit more, and then rinse.  My skin is soft, smooth and does not feel taut or dry afterwards.  The only con (and it's not really even that) about the masque is that I frequently find the little micro beads in my hairline after rinsing, 

When I purchased this, it was $27 for a 2 oz. tube, which I think is very reasonable.  Exfoliate by Kate Somerville is $85 for the same amount.  I like Exfolikate and use it, but the Total Resurfacing Masque is quite good for a fraction of the price.  I was even able to locate it on Amazon for $27.50 (it looks like the regular retail has gone up to $28), so apparently you can find it outside of a spa or doctor's office. 

All of the Image Skincare lines are paraben, petrochemical, and chemical preservative free.  They do not test on animals, respect the environment, and fragrances are composed with 100% essential oils.


  1. I've been using these products and I can attest to their effectiveness. Besides the Ageless lineup, I recommend the Vital C products as well as the Daily Defense collection.

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