Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Artistry Intensive Skincare - Advanced Skin Refinisher

I don't usually get too excited over skincare with fancy names, to me it is all about what it does as opposed to what it is meant to do... Sometimes those notions are few and far between.  When Artisty came into my life, I will admit, I wasn't all that enthused about it, but them I opened the box and my fascination was pricked.  You see the bottle within which the Advanced Skin Refinisher sits, is just stunning, it is something to coo over and ooh and aah it every time you see it.  So it is true, first impressions do count and that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover!

Artistry is a new brand for me, this is the first product I have used from the range and have no previous experience of using it or anything else, so actually it is a little bit more exciting than I have it credit for because this product, titled the Advanced Skin Refinisher is described as being an intensive “Smart Pore Eraser” for instantly softer, more even-textured skin and a progressively more refined look and feel, wow some claim!  

It uses a series of patented non-acid exfoliating ingredients which gently resurface skin’s texture, instantly transforming rough, dull skin into smooth, shine-free perfection. Intensely concentrated botanical extracts penetrate deep within the surface layers of skin, strengthening its natural support, making pores appear significantly diminished. Over 4 weeks of daily usage is said to reduce the size of pores by as much as 62%. Those ingredients are:

  • Patented* Oat Extract and NMF Sugars exfoliate the skin’s surface area to unclog pores and smooth away roughness. 
  • Anti-oxidant rich Lentil Seed Extract counters the hollowing effect in the wall lining of the pore for a reduced appearance of pores. 
  • Java Tea Extract suppresses excess sebum production, down to the core of the pore. 
  • Star Fruit Extract reinforces the outside area of the pore’s structure to help reduce slackening, visibly tightening pores for an even texture.

I have used this product for almost 6 weeks now and whilst I haven't as yet seen any dramatic reduction in the size of my pores, because they aren't that visible to begin with, what I have noticed is that my skin feels velvety smooth as soon as it is moisturised into the skin and that effect lasts for an entire day, whether I am wearing make-up or not and let's face it, I've been having a lot of duvet days and make up has not been required, so my skin has really been treated and cared for. As the cream touches the face, it feels every bit as luxurious as you would expect it too, quickly absorbing itself and leaving no trace that it was ever there behind.

The downside however is that a product as that is this good comes with a fairly hefty price tag of £53 which you can find here but it has definitely made a difference and it is something I am going to continue to use.

This product has been both allergy and dermatologist tested. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.


  1. I see what you mean about the bottle, it does look rather sleek. I like the sound of this.



  2. Sounds like a useful product for us... er... older women! :) I ought to be investing in things like this. My beauty regime is absolutely non existent!

  3. nice packaging! I have really sensitive skin so I'm always slightly hesitant about new products x

  4. It's always a bit painful to invest in skincare initially, but finding those perfect products makes it worth it in the end. Skin care serves longer and better than anything else.. thanks for sharing! :]

  5. The packaging is really lovely I don't use a ot of products on my face though

  6. Ooh not sure I would be able to afford it myself, but it's something I may consider in the future! :)

    Frankie x

  7. I love the look of the bottle but I just couldn't justify the price xx

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

  8. The price of it is high, but it sounds fantastic! If a product makes my skin soft all day its a keeper :) Thanks for sharing! x

    Pink Frenzy

  9. This sounds beautiful, I love you try anything that offers to reduce my pores, although it's a bit outside my budget at the moment unfortunately!

    Jess xo

  10. Not heard of this brand before, maybe just slightly over the budget I would pay though.


  11. oh i do love th look of the very sleek bottle as you say , its not that much over my usual budget for creams but i do get more in my cream this looks quite a lot less than i would like to pay for the amount


  12. this sounds lush! the price is a tad steep for me as I'm scared that it wont be suitable for my skin

  13. Ahh it's so expensive but it sounds like such fab product! I like the packaging :)


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