Field Test: Visible Solutions (Part 1)

My quest for great age-fighting skincare continues. Last summer, I field-tested La Prairie’s White Caviar system and loved the results. It lightened my age spots dramatically. However, some spots persisted after the 90-day trial. So the quest went on….

I’ve just discovered another line that’s currently flying under the radar and is rumored to really boost collagen production, increase elastin and even out skintone. Many products claim these results, and most don’t really deliver.

What’s different about Visible Solutions Advanced Skincare By Max? The product base is high-grade aloe instead of water. Apparently, aloe absorbs into the skin much more easily than water, so the nutrients and extracts in the product absorb into the skin more efficiently. What that means in the real world – faster and better results.

I’ll be field-testing the line over the next couple months to find out if the rumors are true. For more about the line, visit www.MyMaxSkin.com. Click here for more info about the ingredients.

Here are the untouched before pics, the baseline for the field test (May 28, 2012), so we can compare the results over time.

Here is Day 1 of the field trial…I just tried the products for the first time in the video. More info about the products and how to use them below.

Here’s what I’m using and a summary of what it is supposed to do. Go to the product website for official instructions, ingredients, etc.: The products in the video are the sample versions…here’s a picture of the real packaging.

  • Cleanser – The line doesn’t have a cleanser…use your favorite. Wait til your face is completely dry…yup, completely dry.
  • One Minute Wonder – Exfoliation without abrasives. Smooth it on 3 times a week, wait  about 1minute til it liquifies on your skin (it will go from tacky to liquid). Gently rub in a circular motion starting in the outer edges of your face for about 30 seconds until the balls of dead skin and dirt appear. Rinse with water and pat dry. This step removes dead cells so the other products can absorb into the skin.
  • Youth Recovery Serum – This is the lifting and firming step. It also contains antioxidants. Apply 1 pump to face, throat and décolleté…so your body looks just as young as your face!
  • Skin Brightening Mouse – Use in the morning to hydrate and even out skin-tone.  It contains alpha hydroxy acid. It doesn’t contain sunscreen, so you’ll have to use your own.
  • Replenishing Cream – Use at night to hydrate.
  • Eye Rescue – Hydration, lifting, anti-aging and evens skin tone in the eye area. Pat it on. Rubbing it on may “bruise” the product and keep it from working effectively.

The system retails for $239 and lasts about two months.

I’ll check back in in about a week with a progress update. Links will be added here when the updates are published. Thank you Bobbi Horne for introducing me to the products and inviting me to try them!

Part 2 – Click here for Day 19 Update

9 Responses to Field Test: Visible Solutions (Part 1)
  1. Mary
    May 30, 2012 | 1:33 pm

    Skin Brightening Mouse — hydrating your skin? So that is the secret ingredient!

    :) :) :)

    Will be watching your progress. Best wishes,
    Mary

    • Sarah Shah
      May 31, 2012 | 9:57 am

      Thanks for catching that Mary!! And thanks for visiting!!

  2. Bobbi Horne
    May 31, 2012 | 4:03 pm

    This is too much fun, Sarah! Having used the Visible Solutions System for a period of time, I’d like to offer a couple of suggestions:
    Use the spatula that comes with the system to scoop the One Minute Wonder from the jar.
    Apply a small dab to the forehead, one dab on each cheek, one on the nose, and one one the chin. Then lightly spread the gel with your fingertips like you’re icing a cake. So, you’re simply laying the product on the skin.
    You just need a thin coat, and don’t rub in. When the product liquifies, you will use a light touch to begin to pick up the dead skin cells and debris from the surface of the skin. Voila! You’ll be amazed.

    • Sarah Shah
      June 7, 2012 | 3:55 am

      Thanks so much for the suggestions Bobbi! Every product should come with your personal service…it makes all the difference to have a real live person to check in with to make sure I’m using it the way it was intended to be used.

      • Hamit
        August 5, 2012 | 5:18 am

        I want EVERYTHING! And I want it this very minute! lol. Thanks for sriahng making us all aware of products we may never have seen but shouldn’t be without Hello Jelly Pong Pong thing! Genious. And you look absolutely gorgeous! Fresh glowy.

        • Sarah Shah
          August 25, 2012 | 4:01 pm

          Thanks for watching! My face feels fresh and glowy too!

    • Ann
      August 2, 2012 | 12:48 pm

      cleaners do both. And no mattre how much we try to clean our face and prevnet gunk, it’ll come back do you have an oily face? Just asking. If you do it’s good to use an astringent. It’s really strong, but it works.

    • Isidro
      August 5, 2012 | 6:59 am

      Hi, I’ve got quite large pores on my nose and cheeks and was woiedrnng if there was a good primer out there to fill them in?

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