Like most girls and young women, I adore beauty products. I’m not sure why, as I’m not that much of a girly girl in other aspects of my life. For some reason, though, beauty and fashion are like my siren’s song.
Because of this, I am always looking for new products. And I am all too eager to try them out! Merlot Skin Care is a line that I was unfamiliar with. I had seen it on websites like Drugstore.com but had never experienced the line for myself.
After doing a little bit of research, I discovered a few things about the line. First, they harness the antioxidant powers of grapes. Ahhh…that explains the name Merlot.
Grape seed antioxidants are 50 times more powerful than vitamin E and 25 times more powerful than vitamin C. These anti-oxidants help fight the free radicals that age your skin. Free radicals are all around us and are caused by things like smog, stress, smoke, UV rays, and pollution.
Merlot Skin Care was kind enough to send me an assortment of their fab products to test out.
For some reason, I totally expected these items to smell like Merlot. I then decided that would be a bad idea. I can just see it now – “Have you been drinking?” “Oh, no. It’s just my skin care regimen!”
Then…I decided that it probably smelled like grapes. And not like real grapes, but like grape soda and bubblegum artificial grape. Merlot skin care does not smell like grape bubblegum either. I was surprised, however, to see that the products were a lavender-purple color. There’s nothing wrong with that, I just wasn’t expecting it!
Merlot Skin Care has a full line of skin care products. That means they have solutions for your face and body. They also have treatments that target specific areas – like an eye cream, exfoliating scrub, an anti-wrinkle cream, and a clay mask.
One of the things that we noticed was that the Merlot products were really nice quality. They’re easily comparable to higher-end department store brands. However, the price points were very reasonable. The cleanser and body firming lotion are $11 each, while the moisturizers are $16 each.
Merlot Skin Care products are made In the USA, performs no animal testing, and the line is cruelty free. You can purchase the line in select stores, on sites like drugstore.com, and directly from Merlot Skin Care.