Annmarie Gianni Skin Care Review & Giveaway

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I admit it – I have neglected my skin.  When I was younger (and had a lot more time on my hands) I would perform a multi-step skin care routine daily that included exfoliating, toning, and moisturizing.  Sometime down the line, I can’t remember if it was due to moving to a new state, starting a career, or having my first child, my skin care routine fell by the wayside.  Now with a 5 year-old and a newborn, my skin care routine (if you could even call it such), is to take a shower and apply some moisturizer with UV protection.  But let’s face it, I’m not getting any younger and neither is my skin.  I have always known the importance of taking good care of your skin.  After all, the first thing people notice is your face.  I don’t want to look old before I’m ready!  Time to take action and fight to keep my face looking young! 

Here is a “before” picture of me and my neglected, sleep-deprived skin:

I received several samples from Annmarie Gianni’s Skin Care line for review.  Annmarie Gianni Skin Care products are organic, natural, and wild-crafted.  All of their products are completely chemical-free.  Every ingredient in the product is displayed on the label (and the first ingredient of each product is love).  The line also includes aromatherapy to “soothe your physical body and help shape your inner beauty by invigorating your soul”.  Annmarie Gianni has the complete list of products and their ingredients on their website at www.annmariegianni.com .    I was excited and intrigued to try these products, as I have sensitive skin and am always cautious about the products I use.  How would my skin react to these completely natural products?  And how well do these products work?  I put Annmarie Gianni’s Skin Care line to the test to find out.


First, I want to mention that the package of products I received in the mail was the most heavenly-scented package I’ve ever received.  Upon opening the box, the mixture of natural scents from the various products hit me right away, like a fresh garden maybe – and it immediately made me smile.  They smelled amazing – not sure how else I can describe it!

On Day 1, I followed Annmarie’s step-by-step guide found in the booklet that came with the products that promised to give my face a radiant glow.

Step 1: Dry skin brush every morning.

Step 2: Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser mixed with Ayuverdic Facial Scrub for exfoliation wash – it took a little extra effort to mix it up but was applied easily.  The pH balanced cleanser and the blend of exotic ingredients in the scrub becomes a soft yet gentle exfoliant.  I massaged it into my face for about a minute and then rinsed off with warm water.  Right away I noticed a difference in my freshly-exfoliated face.

Step 3: Neroli Toning Mist – After rinsing off the exfoliation wash, I patted my face dry and applied three sprays of the Neroli Toning Mist directly to my face.  This toning mist smells phenomenal!  The scent was vaguely familiar but I couldn’t place it.  I reviewed the ingredients list to find out what it was made from.  It is pure organic neroli distillate, which comes from orange blossoms!  It is very soothing and refreshing.

Step 4: Anti-Aging Serum – Applying this serum increases skin moisture and boosts collagen III, a type of collagen abundant in young skin that diminishes with age.  This serum is made from an impressive long list of purely natural ingredients, most of them quite exotic such as life everlasting flowers, organic flaxseed, frankincense and myrrh.

Step 5: Coconut Body Oil – Lastly, I applied the Coconut Body Oil as a moisturizer.  This product can also be used as massage oil.  It absorbs quickly and made my skin feel soft, smooth, and gave it a nice glow.

My thoughts after Day 1 – the products were easy to apply, they smelled beautiful and the scent lasted all day (aromatherapy!).  My sensitive skin had no adverse reactions to the products, and at the end of the day my skin still felt hydrated, soft, and smooth!  I honestly felt that my face had an extra glow to it.

I repeated these same steps with the same products for Day 2 and Day 3.  I felt like my skin was really improving and becoming healthier.  It seemed to be much more hydrated, and stayed that way throughout the day.  It was also softer and the aromatherapy aspect was great!  The products have such a beautiful, natural scent, it is really hard to describe.  The best way would be to try it for yourself!

On Day 4, I decided to mix it up a little.  I used the Citrus Mint Facial Cleanser first.  Again, the scent is amazing.  It left my face feeling super clean and refreshed.  I followed that up with the Dead Sea Facial Scrub.  Annmarie does not recommend this for sensitive skin, but I decided to try it anyway.  I did not have any adverse skin reactions from using it.  I did, however, find the scent to be not as pleasant (it is made with actual Dead Sea Mud).  The grains in the scrub are very small, but they definitely exfoliate.  I felt the scrub was a little too abrasive for me.  Maybe it was because my skin is sensitive.  Following the scrub, I used the Neroli Toning Mist (orange blossoms!), the Anti-Aging Serum, and this time I tried the Anti-Aging Facial Oil.  This had a wonderful scent that stayed with me for hours.  And again, my face felt much more hydrated and smooth all day long.

On Day 5, I used the Citrus Mint Facial Cleanser, the Neroli Toning Mist, the Anti-Aging Serum, and the Coconut Body Oil, all with great results and no adverse skin reactions on my sensitive skin.  The aromatherapy is a great bonus. 

On Day 6, I tried the Purifying Mud Mask.  I must say this was a lot of fun.  Remember playing in the mud as a kid?  This mask is literally made up of different types of exotic clays.  When the mud mask powder is mixed with water, it forms a brown mud that you apply to your face.  I let it fully dry and then rinsed it off with warm water.  The mask removed easily and I felt my skin was cleansed and purified.  I followed this with the Rosemary Toning Mist, the Anti-Aging Serum, and the Herbal Facial Oil for normal/combination skin.  Again, wonderful aromatherapy that lasted throughout the day.

I will say that I am definitely not accustomed to using this number of products on my face and it is a bit of a time commitment to do the various steps.  I could say that from now on I’m going to make time in my schedule to do this daily (in a perfect world, yes), but with two kids and a busy job, I’m not sure it would be realistic.       

Comments on Results:  I really did feel that the products improved the hydration and texture of my skin in a short amount of time.  I would like to experiment more with the full-sized bottles of some of the products. Also, I think I would have to use the Anti-Aging products for a longer period of time to really see if they work. 

Here is an “after” picture:

Downsides: The moisturizer I regularly use has UVA/UVB protectant which I feel is extremely important, especially for me who is a very fair-skinned Floridian.  If I were going to use the Annmarie Gianni Skin Care line regularly, I would supplement it with some type of sunscreen containing UVA/UVB protectant, as we all know the sun also ages our skin!

One other downside for me is the cost of the products.  I have no doubt that they are worth every penny, as they are completely organic, natural, and wild-crafted.  But I am a conservative spender, and I’m not sure I’d want to make the investment in the long-term use of these products.  To purchase the full-size versions of the samples I received, it would cost over $300.  If you have the budget for this, then I would encourage you to go for it, as I was very happy with the results from using the products.  Instead, I may choose a couple of items to splurge on, like the Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser, the Ayurvedic Facial Scrub, the Neroli Toning Mist, and the Coconut Body Oil.  Those together would cost around $100 which is a little more in my price range. 

Visit the Annmarie Gianni Skin Care website to find out more about the products they offer and to order yours.  They also sell sample size bundles for $10 that I would recommend so that you can try them out before you invest in the full-sized bottles.

Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser (50ml) $24.95

Citrus Mint Facial Cleanser (recommended for oily/acne prone skin) (50ml) $24.95

Ayuverdic Facial Scrub (50ml) $24.95

Neroli Toning Mist (30ml) $19.95

Rosemary Toning Mist (recommended for oily skin) (50ml) $29.95

Anti-Aging Serum (15ml) $49.95

Coconut Body Oil (100ml) $29.95

Coconut Honey Mask (50ml) $29.95

Anti-Aging Facial Oil (15ml) $49.95

Herbal Facial Oil (normal/combination skin, or oily/acne prone skin) (15ml) $34.95

Purifying Mud Mask (50ml) $37.95

Dead Sea Facial Scrub (50ml) $39.95

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This review was written by Carrie for The Mama Report.

I received the above mentioned product for review purposes, all opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. barbara Tryon says

    The Anti-aging Sreum

  2. Mayla Moore says

    I would most like to try the Coconut Body Oil

  3. christine jessamine says

    i would love to try the purifying mud mask!

  4. I’m interested in trying the Dead Sea Scrub.

  5. Cheryl Abdelnour says

    I would try the Anti-Aging Serum.

  6. tricia dunkle says

    The face scrub

  7. tam childers says

    would try the Anti-Aging Serum.

  8. Anti-Aging Serum is the one I most want to try

  9. I am looking for a good serum so I would definitely try this!

  10. Elaine Lund says

    I am interested in trying the Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser

  11. Samantha Ball says

    Dead Sea Scrub.

  12. Casondra says

    I would love to try this!!!!

  13. Jennifer Irving says

    the : Anti-Aging Serum . All of a sudden all these lines appeared!

  14. the Neroli Toning Mist

  15. I want to try the toning mist.

  16. The face scrub

  17. I look forward to the Anti Aging Serum

  18. Ayuverdic Facial Scrub

  19. Becky Jordan-Tracey says

    The Anti-Aging Serum

  20. matthew b says

    Anti Aging Serum to keep me looking young! 🙂

  21. leah stobe says

    the Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser

  22. Lisa Fonseca says

    Purifying Mud Mask

  23. Debra L. Guillen says

    Neroli Toning Mist

  24. Michelle L says

    I am interested in trying the Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser

  25. Toning mist!

  26. Shannon Baas says

    dead sea facial scrub.

  27. tammy ramey says

    Hi,
    thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. i had not heard of this company before, but have been having alot of problems with my skin because of the medication i take. i already found several things on their website that i think will help. i love that they are all natural too.

    my only question is are they hyperalergenic?

    i couldn’t decide which product i liked best so i chose these 2, Neroli Toning Mist (30ml) $19.95 and Anti-Aging Facial Oil (15ml) $49.95. thank you again and enjoy the rest of your week.

    tammy ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

  28. Sheila Foley says

    the Dead Sea Facial Scrub

  29. Michelle Macaluso says

    Coconut Honey Mask

  30. Jennifer Haile says

    Anti-Aging Facial Oil

  31. The Ayuverdic Facial Scrub, for sure!

  32. Susan Smith says

    ‘d like to try the Dead Sea Scrub

  33. elven johnson says

    Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser

  34. I would like to try the Anti Aging Serum

  35. The anti-aging serum

  36. Diane Sallans says

    I’d like the Ayuverdic Facial Scrub

  37. The facial scrub

  38. Lorna England says

    Dead Sea Facial Scrub for me! Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Teresa Thompson says

    I would love to try their Anti-Aging Facial Oil

  40. Priscilla Benavides says

    I want to try the Ani-Aging Serum.
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  41. Jennifer R says

    I am most interested in the coconut body oil from annmarie gianni skin care.
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  42. The Coconut Body Oil sounds great!

  43. Joyce Raymond says

    I want to try the Puroifying Mud Mask.

  44. Christy Anderson says

    I would like to try the Citrus Mint Facial Cleanser.

  45. the citrus mint facial cleanser

  46. Would love to try Rosemary toning mist.

  47. Amanda Hall says

    I’d love to try the Citrus Mint Facial Cleanser. 🙂

  48. coconut honey mask is what i would love to try
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  49. twitted this, faicial scrub 6/3

  50. Melissa Belle says

    Most excited about trying the Purifying Mud Mask.

  51. neroli toning mask

  52. Emily N. says

    Dead Sea Scrub.

  53. the Dead Sea Scrub

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  54. Christine says

    The Dead sea Scrub!

  55. Purifying Mud Mask

  56. I want to try the Anti-Aging Eye Cream (10ml).

  57. The Dead Sea Scrub looks good.

  58. susan varney says

    the anti-aging serum

  59. Jennifer P says

    Anti-aging facial oil

  60. The facial scrub sounds great!

  61. david basile says

    Anti-Aging Serum

  62. I’d like to try the Coconut Honey Mask!

  63. Michele Hunter says

    The Anti-Aging Serum and the Dead Sea Facial Scrub

  64. mint facial cleaner

  65. twitted this, 6/6

  66. Seyma Shabbir says

    The antiaging serum.

  67. I’m interested in trying the Dead Sea Facial Scrub

  68. heather abbe says

    Facial scrub sounds fabu to me!

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    heather abbe

  69. Amanda R. says

    The anti aging facial oil.

  70. nancy waychoff says

    anyone that would be good for oiley skin

  71. Brittani says

    The Dead Sea Scrub

  72. twitted this, 7/6

  73. I’d like to try the Citrus Mint Facial Cleanser

  74. melina r says

    intrested in trying the anti aging serum

  75. Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser

  76. Charlee Hall says

    Coconut Honey Mask

  77. Purifying Mud Mask

  78. Theanti aging facial oil please.

  79. Purifying Mud Mask

  80. twitted this

  81. dani marie says

    the anti aging face oil for sure.

  82. Marti Parks says

    I want to try the Anti Aging Facial Oil.

  83. Definitely interested in trying the Rosemary Toning Mist.

  84. Antiaging serum.
    magloro@gmail.com

  85. twitted this, 10/6

  86. Christine says

    the Dead Sea Scrub

  87. The coconut body oil!

  88. The purifying mud mask sounds nice.

  89. kathy pease says

    id most love to try the Anti-Aging Serum

  90. Patty S. says

    Coconut body oil

  91. Nicole Sender says

    I’d like to try the Anti-Aging Serum.

  92. Lucy Schwartz says

    I would like to start at the beginning with a clean face so the facial washes are what I would like to try the most.

  93. Claire McKeon says

    Anti-aging facial oil

  94. I would like the facial scrub.

  95. The Anti-Aging Serum sounds great.

  96. I’d love to try the toning mist!

  97. Purifying Mud Mask

  98. Jessica Hays says

    I’d love to try the Dead Sea Scrub!

    jessicaahays at hotmail dot com

  99. I’d really like to try the Coconut Honey Mask.

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    My Email: abbegirl1977 at gmail dot com

  100. Whitney Lindeman says

    The Citrus Mint Facial Cleanser sounds lovely!

  101. amy deeter says

    Purifying Mud Mask.

  102. DAMIAN JARREAU says

    Coconut Body Oil

  103. Kelly Britton says

    Purifying Mud Mask

  104. I’m most interested in trying the Rosemary Toning Mist!

  105. twitted this, 13/6

  106. The Citrus Mint Facial Cleanser is what I am most excited to try.

  107. Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser

  108. Belinda Shaw says

    I’m interested in the anti-aging serum

  109. Crystal S. says

    the coconut honey mask
    sellcrystal2 (at) yahoo dot com

  110. I’d like to try the Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser.

  111. Purifying mud mash!

  112. Gail Panacci says

    I want to try the Dead Sea Scrub

  113. I would like to try the Dead Sea Facial Scrub.

  114. Citrus Mint Facial Cleanser

  115. Claire D says

    I’d love to try the mud mask!

  116. I like the dead sea facial scrub.

  117. rochelle johnson says

    i like the anti-aging serum

  118. Donna Timmerman says

    I most interested in trying the aloe herb facial cleanser

  119. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    Anti-Aging Serum
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  120. Angela Cash says

    I would like to try the Neroli Toning Mist.

  121. The Coconut Body Oil would be great to try

  122. Dawn Reid says

    The Anti-aging Sreum
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

  123. dead sea scrub ty.

  124. trisha mckee says

    The anti-aging serum!

  125. wendy wallach says

    the dead sea facial scrub sounds most interesting

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  126. Lorayne Gothard says

    The dead sea facial scrub!!

  127. the anit aging serum

  128. Courtnie says

    I’d like to try the Dead Sea Scrub.

  129. Brenda Elsner says

    I am most interested in trying the Coconut body oil.

  130. Gina Ferrell says

    I am most interested in trying the Annmarie Gianni Coconut Honey Mask Skin Care.

  131. Starr Greenwell says

    anti aging serum

  132. jessica schueler says

    Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser

  133. christal c says

    I would really like to try the Ayuverdic Facial Scrub

  134. Charlene Kuser says

    I am most interested in trying the Anti-Aging Facial Oil

  135. Vicki D. says

    I want to try the Dead Sea Facial Scrub. I am looking for a good facial cleaner.

  136. Carolyn Colley says

    the coconut body oil
    thanks for the giveaway

  137. Geoffrey Codner says

    Purifying mud mask

  138. Marcy Strahan says

    Most interested in trying the Anti-Aging Serum

  139. shirley zolenski says

    The anti aging serum

  140. i want to try thier Ayurvedic Facial Scrub (50ml)!

  141. Penny B W says

    I’d most like to try the Mud Mask!

  142. Sara Wood says

    facial mint cleanser.

  143. I would love the Rosemary Mist for moisture

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