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I think perhaps that the different ranges are aimed at different age groups but I couldn't tell you "whats what" as most of mine have been samples. As long as it says either for dry skin or that its gentle on skin I'm willing to give it a try.There are a few different products out for this range including a face peel and a foundation.
Edit:Out of interest i looked on line and this range is aimed at 25-30 year olds to combat the first signs of ageing so i am in the right age group.
Mine was a 50 ml sample product which i think is very generous. They seem to be nice with the samples the only thing is I don't feel the need to buy any of the products. With this the sample was designed the same as the full size version(150 ml) so what you have is a grey bottle that sits on the lid.
This is a 3 in 1 cleanser, exfoliator and primer. I went away as a valentines treat and took this with me instead of having to pack loads of different items. In theory it sounded great but with dry skin I cant get away with not using a face cream as my skin goes all patchy without moisturiser. This worked okay over the three days i was away but during this time i also used the elemis melting cleansing gel and had a facial at the hotel.
The directions for use are to massage over wet face and rinse well. My face felt clean afterwards but I think longer term my skin would have went a bit dry so this would be better for normal/combination skin.
The product itself smells really fresh and clean and when you are using it you only need a small bit at a time.
**Would i buy**
Hmm unlikely as I think constant use would leave my skin feeling too dry. It retails at around £20 which I think is a good price for something that does 3 in 1 so i would recommend for people with normal/non dry skin.
Elizabeth Arden's 3-in1 daily cleanser, exfoliator and primer.
Having received this product free and knowing it was from skincare line 'Intervene' aimed at women aged 25-30, i resisted using it for a while. It wasn't until i had ran out of my usual Clarins exfoliator that i decided to give the product a shot; i'm twenty-four now so a year off the guided age couldn't cause any harm. Besides i've always been told it's never too early to address the first signs of aging. It's just a scary step to take and admit!
Anyway, the Intervene line by Elizabeth Arden was created not only to address first signs of aging but to "help maintain skin's radiance and natural glow." So the company themselves have written.
This is particularly helpful as the season's change and we come into the colder months, my skin can take on such a dull tone!
Being a free sample, my tube is only 50ml. But this product can be bought- in the rather large 150ml tube, from numerous places, which i'll state later on in the review.
The creamy white substance is hidden by the silver/ grey metallic finish to the tube, so seeing how much of the cleanser you have left isn't possible. With their usual red logo at the top and centre ( a vertical rectangle) 'Elizabeth Arden' is then written underneath in a small and white font followed by 'Intervene' in larger, clearer letters then small font again underneath for what the product is and also the French translation. The ingredients aren't stated on the back, just a brief sentence on how to use.
Unsure of the lid on the 150ml tubes, i can only state the screw top i have on mine. Black in colour, it is easily loosened but can be a nightmare to screw back on when your hands are wet. Though, that's usually the case with these types of lids and no big deal. It's pretty secure once it is on and no contents can or do escape.
The cleanser itself smells like Dove's soap; it is a really fresh and clean smell. White in colour, the product isn't overly thick, though definitely not too runny. The exfoliating beads are not the gritty kind you sometimes find with other exfoliators and don't have the scratching effect at all. In fact they're so gentle that they glide and melt into your skin.
You're instructed to massage the cleanser onto a wet face and this produces a foamy lather. As advised you then rinse it off well and once it's rinsed off can you feel the smooth effect instantly. Your face takes on the real feeling of "squeaky clean." This isn't so good if your one to skip moisturising though and i'd advise you not to with this cleanser, if at all. I haven't personally tried it but a moisturiser in the Intervene range is available and designed to be used after this. I can imagine it would be brilliant, though at £35- i'm not in a rush to buy it. Others work just as well.
I noticed you really do not need to use much, perhaps a five pence piece sized blob on your fingers. It does go a long way so unless used every day for a long time, the cleanser will last you a while. Mine is still considerably full and i have been using it daily for a while now. I'd think a 150ml would be a great buy should it work well for you.
The dreaded after-effects weren't at all what i thought they would be. I knew a product of this popularity and brand would be decent, but everybody can react differently and i genuinely thought this product would be one that may irritate my skin. When i saw the glow to my face and the blemishes dying down, i was pleasantly surprised. So far my face just appears more radiant, the tone is even and the most evident reaction is the smoothness. Though i have noticed my face can appear quite shiny, especially my t-zone area.
The key ingredient within the Intervene range; stated by the company and quoted here, is their "naturally-derived Biodormin technology that boosts skin's natural defences. This supports the skin's natural cell metabolism rate to help combat the visible effects caused by stress" it then claims to "boost the skin's appearance for a radiant and natural glow."
Overall i think their claims are tangible. This multi-tasking cleanser is a quick way to follow your skincare routine without having to reach for individual bottles/ tubes while you rush around in the morning. It appealed to me that i could use it with fresh water instead of some other 'all in one' products i have tried that are used on their own. The cleanser leaves my face feeling thoroughly clean.
Can i afford to use it daily forever? Probably not, but i would buy it for occasional use. The fact that it is slightly more expensive than the usual Pure Melt Cleansing Gel by Clarins i use, hasn't swayed my opinion; this cleanser includes an exfoliator and primer. I'd be better off with it. (But i'm not giving the cleansing gel up completely. I love it!)
For its price tag i am rating this cleanser a four out of five. It is available on Amazon from £21.95 for 150ml, Debenhams £24.00 for 150ml (plus free delivery for beauty club members with a specific code given) and from feelunique.com for the best price i have seen; £19.55 for 150ml. This is also with free delivery.
All in all, it's a cracking product that succeeds in its aim with minimal fuss. Definitely one i'd recommend.
Elizabeth Arden Intervene 3 -in-1 Cleanser Exfoliator Primer
This is a fantastic product from the Elizabeth Arden Intervene Range. It is a face wash type product. It comes in a silver tube with a black screw on/off lid and the tube contains 150mls. The usual cost of 150mls of this product is £15.00 so it is not cheap but in my opinion it is very effective.
This product effectively cleanses skin with a unique foaming formula. It gently exfoliates skin to remove dead cells and impurities. It leaves skin clean, smooth and radiant. It prepares skin to effectively absorb moisturiser and it is suitable for all skin types.
A 150ml tube is longlasting as a little of this product goes a long way. It is a thick, clear, creamy face wash.
I used to never use a face wash because I always felt that it made my skin very dry - this is the best face wash I have ever used - it does exactly what it says on the tube.
I always use Elizabeth Arden Intervene Moisture Cream after this product - I personally find the two products from the same range work well together.
Often this product can be purchased cheaper from eBay - sellers often have (Gift with Purchase) 50ml tubes for sale for about £3. These are basically smaller trial tubes that you can often get free when buying two full size Elizabeth Arden products at Elizabeth Arden counters. So this would be a great way to try this product and see how you get on with it before you buy a full size tube of 150mls.
I really like the Elizabeth Arden range. I first used this 3-in-1 cleanser exfoliator primer when I got a free sample of it. I liked it so much that I decided to buy the full size tube.
This particular product is part of the Elizabeth Arden 'Intervene' range.
This really is a 3-in -1 cream. It cleanses and exfoliates and 'primes' your skin for your moisturiser. This is good if you are quite a busy person and don't have the time to cleanse and exfoliate. This does it all for you in one tube! This appeals to me since it is quite a hassle doing it all separately.
The lid of the tube is a plastic flip top lid, so you can easily open and close it without making too much mess. It is also possible to unscrew the lid.
The tube is a silvery/grey colour. It is a solid colour so it is not actually possible to see into the tube to see how much of the cream is left inside to know when to get a new one, but the weight of the tube usually gives it away!
The tube has white writing on the front of it which says 'Elizabeth Arden INTERVENE 3-in-1 Daily Cleaner Exfolitor Primer' and on the back are the instructions and ingredients, also in white writing. The only other bit of colour on the tube is the red Elizabeth Arden symbol at the top of the front of the tube.
The cream itself is quite thick and is white in colour. There are small exfoliating grains in the cream which I really like, it feels like they do a really good job of cleaning your skin. The cream doesn't foam up at all or create much of a lather, it is more like smearing a lotion on your skin and then washing it off.
The directions of use are to squeeze a bit in to your hand and then massage it into your wet face and then rinse it off.
You don't have to use a lot of the cream each time you use it, I would say the size of a large pea or a little bigger, but since it is for daily use and the tube is only 150ml, it is possible to use the cream up quite quickly! My previous tube lasted me for about 2.5 - 3 months.
The cream didn't irritate my skin at all. It was really gentle and my skin felt really clean, smooth and moisturised after I had used it. It didn't dry my skin out either which was really good! It felt like it was cleaning my skin deep down and that it was also exfoliating the dead skin cells away so my skin was so smooth. I think my skin looked brighter after using this too. It is really good for cleaning the day off your face, or indeed for waking you up in the mornings!
This has a really nice smell. It smells a bit like fruity candy but it is not at all unpleasant and it is just a subtle smell. It doesn't make your skin smell after you have used it.
The tube comes in a 150 ml size. As far as I know this is the only size that it comes in that is available to purchase (like I said though, I did get a sample of it but these are not available to buy) I bought mine from Boots for £18 but it is easily available from department stores such as John Lewis and Debenhams too. It is also widely available online.
This has a good long shelf life of 24 months once opened, but if you use this everyday it won't last for that long!
I would highly recommend this. It is quite expensive but it is really nice to use. It really does a good job of exfoliating the skin and it makes your skin really smooth and nice! And if you are busy this is great since it does most of the steps of your facial care routine in one go. If you fancy treating yourself to a good exfoliator/cleanser then I would go for this!
Elizabeth Arden Intervene 3-in-1 Daily Cleanser, Exfoliator, Primer cleanses, buffs and preps skin for a smooth, supple complexion / '