My previous review covered three products from Melaleuca’s Skin Care Solutions line, and today I have two of their Luxury products to share, the Luxury Serum Concentrate and the Luxury Creme Concentrate. Between these products and the Solutions essentials, I’ve really been very impressed by Melaleuca’s skincare offerings, which I had never tried before receiving them as a gift this past Christmas.
I offered a bit of information on my experience with Melaleuca in my previous post, but essentially I’m a former member and my mother is a long-time member. They emphasize safe ingredients but potent and effective formulations, and my experience with their products has been mostly positive.
When starting to review these, I tried my old login username and password on their site and was pleasantly surprised to see it still worked, so I can see all of their product pricing info online. Regardless of being a registered user, you can always check out the claims and ingredients for the products on the site.
While these two products have the word “luxury” right in the title, I still was a bit startled when I saw the prices. Each of these products are $130 for members, and have a “regular” non-member price of $300 (though let’s be real, that’s just crazy considering that the standard price of membership is $35). In addition to the ingredients and benefits, they have also taken the packaging seriously and everything feels very high-end.
Luxury Serum Concentrate … $130 for 1 fl. oz.
Dramatically reverses the appearance of lines and wrinkles, brightens and evens skin tone, and improves elasticity for firmer-looking skin.
This comes in a tall, opaque bottle with a pump at the top. The whole top spins 90 degrees and clicks into place to open and close the pump mechanism for travel. The instructions say to shake well before using, and when I pump it into my hand I can see the mixture between a slightly milky or pearlized fluid and a clear fluid running together.
It has the texture of a very thin liquid and spreads over skin really smoothly. Water is the first ingredient and it also has some silicones in it, but silicone-based serums often feel thicker than this does. Truth be told, I usually don’t love silicone-based serums because they’re heavier in texture and typically don’t do a thing for my skin’s hydration, but this one is different. It’s lighter on the skin and I can actually tell that it adds a little moisture and stops the drier parts of my face from feeling tight while still leaving my skin looking matte.
Standout ingredients include grape fruit water, resveratrol, algae extract, and hyaluronic acid. There’s a little bit of fragrance in the ingredients and I can detect a pleasant scent, but it really is very subtle. I’ve been using this serum a bit longer than the cream, and my skin has been looking and feeling really nice. I can see the biggest difference in the tone of my skin, but I’d also say I’ve seen some positive effects my fine lines (which are mild, I’m still under 30) and elasticity. I think the texture of this would work for just about any skin type, whether oily or dry, and I really don’t have a bad thing to say about it.
Sei Bella Luxury Creme Concentrate … $130 for 1.7 fl. oz.
Clinically proven to dramatically reduce the appearance of wrinkles, brighten and even skin tone, and supply superior moisture in 28 days.
This isn’t the only cream I have open right now, but I decided to break into this jar when my skin was seeming a little drier than usual. I was hoping this would be a heavier moisturizer that might plump me up a bit. This one even comes with a little metal spoon which I stuck in my makeup bag but never reached for once. But hey, it’s there if you want it. I’ve been using this as my night cream and haven’t put it aside since opening up the jar over a month ago.
The texture is extremely pleasant. In the jar it looks like it might have a heavy texture, but it has a beautiful slip to it and feels lovely on the face. Nice oils in the formulation help explain the soft, smooth texture. Argan oil is particularly high on the ingredients list.
Other ingredient highlights include shea butter, resveratrol, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and algae extract. There’s also a little bit of brown seaweed and caviar extract down near the bottom of the list. The fabulous thing about this cream is that, similar to the serum, I really think it’d work for a lot of different skin types. It’s really hydrating but not heavy, and although I have combination skin and can get a little oily, I don’t wake up in the morning looking like a grease-ball.
Though expensive, both of these products are very, very nice. If you want to treat yourself, this is certainly a fun way to do it. You can check out the full list of claims and ingredients for the Luxury Serum Concentrate and Luxury Creme Concentrate on Melaleuca’s website.
Have you tried any of these? Would love to hear what you think!