I was viisting the 3rd Street Promenade yesterday in Santa Monica. While just walking along, I saw a small shop.
I stopped in front of it and peered inside. I thought it might be one of those places that do "makeovers". Beign a 65 year old woman getting ready for an "event" soon, I thought I'd check it out. An agressive salesman swept me inside to have a demonstration.
The very nice salesman who said he was from Italy, gave me the shmooze that other posters have written about. He cleansed my skin with what he said was purified water and a cotton ball. He began applying some serum and some cream. He treated one half of my face and took a photo with his ipad and showed me the side he treated compared to the side he hadn't treated.
I can honestly say I DID notice the difference. He explained how I didn't need expensive and dangerous cosmetic surgery.
That this line of products would take care of all my "issues", even my sagging eyelids. Luckily for me, I had no intention of buying any of these porducts while I was there.
I am not an impulse buyer. I have had credit card problems in the past and once I was out of debt I made an agreement with myself to only make major purchases after going home to think on it for a day or two. That keeps me from impulse purchases I may be sorry for later, and cannot afford. This salesman also dropped the cost when he saw that I wasn't biting the bait.
He told me the "kit" I needed was $599. I told him that I could not afford that. He told me to hold on a minute. He went to the back of the store and when he came back out he stated that he was the manager of that store (yeah, right) and he'd sell me just the eye treatment for $229.
I thanked him very much for his demonstration, took his busineiss card and walked out of the shop. I could see that he looked dejected as he cleaned up his little table where he's worked on my face, after he had given me his best sales pitch and I didn't buy. I said goodbye to the other salespeople in the shop as I left and he didn't even look at me. When I got home a few hours later I looked in the mirror, and i felt that my face DID look better.
But... I noticed a small spot on my chin, just underneath my l lip where the skin had actually split open and was bleeding. I didn't understand why, maybe it has something to do with the "diamond dust" they supposedly use? Something cut the skin there, as I didn't have a blemish or pimple in that spot prior to the treatment.
Who knows? I had no other allergic reactions to the products and this morning, less than 24 hours later, my skin appears to look better.
However, having read online a rating of the top skincare products in order of effectivenes, I think that when I have the extra money to spend on myself, I will buy one of those tried-and-true brands.
Product or Service Mentioned: Forever Flawless Cream.
Reason of review: Bad quality.