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Love-Renaissance Skin Care: New to the U.S...and New to My Skin Care Regimen!

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Love-Renaissance is a beautiful store at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.
Recently, while on vacation in Hawaii, I came across a lovely skin care store called Love-Renaissance.  Established and quite popular in Japan, Love-Renaissance is relatively new to the American seaboard, having set up a U.S. shop in only Hawaii thus far.  And while I visited many skin care stores and spas during my visit to Hawaii, I must say, this was by far my favorite find. Love-Renaissance is not the typical skin care system you will see getting high marks on this website.  For one, Love-Renaissance is significantly more expensive than most drugstore brands, and it has never been conclusive that there is a statistically significant difference between the performance of most department store and drugstore brands of skin care.  Second, Love-Renaissance does not contain what are arguably the five most proven effective ingredients in anti-aging skin care today: sunscreen, retinoids, niacinamide, antioxidants, or alpha hydroxy acids.  Lastly, proper use the complete Love-Renaissance system requires four steps: cleansing (a cleansing oil, $47.00-$57.00), moistening (a cleansing foam or soap, $33.00-$57.00), supplementing (with a serum-like product called milk, $57.00-$65.00), and protecting (moisturizing gel or cream $76.00-$95.00) - a multitude of steps some experts would say is excessive.   However, Love-Renaissance still manages to deliver high-performance results with its inclusion of very high concentrations of all-natural, but scientifically proven, ingredients.  (The salesperson informed me that the main ingredients were included in concentrations up to 80%, but I could not find documentation online verifying this statement).  Love-Renaissance has four separate lines, each concentrating on one specific ingredient:  Verdi (olive leaf and royal jelly); Noe (olive leaf); Sakuyahime (cherry leaf extract); and Swaness (brown rice extract).  The cherry leaf extract in Sakuyahime has been demonstrated in published scientific journals to have anti-oxidant and anti-carcinogenic activity, with the additional inclusion of vitamin C, which helps to fight hyperpigmentation by controlling melanin production.  The brown rice extract in the Swaness line has been shown to be anticarcinogenic and anti-inflammatory, with the potential to also inhibit portions of the free radical pathway that lead to oxidative damage.  Lastly, olive leaf (in Verdi and Noe) has perhaps the least independent scientifically published data behind it, with one study demonstrating its antiviral activity. I personally have been using the Sakuyahime line for the past three weeks, and I can honestly say my skin looks smoother and feels softer.  However, I am only using the entire system at night, as I will not forgo my ultra-effective morning routine (Skinceuticals CE Ferulic, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 85 (or 100) OR NIA 24 Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30), at least until conclusive published research shows there are more effective products for ultimate sun protection.   And while I miss my nighttime prescription retinoid and Revale Skin's coffeeberry moisturizer, for a short while, I am pleased with the results of Love-Renaissance and will continue to use it.  I look at it like my skin is still on vacation: maybe not the most productive use of my time, but definitely relaxing and soothing...and I am definitely enjoying the luxurious pampering experience!  :-) With that said, I really love these products.  To order, please see information below.  Product Rating: 7.0/10.  High concentration of proven ingredients: 2.5/3.  New technology or unique formulation: 3/3.   Value for the money: 1.5/3.  Sunscreen: 0/1.   Take care!  :-) Ordering information for Love-Renaissance: 2301 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu HI 96815 Tel: 808.923.0991 http://www.love-renaissance.com 
Date: June 20 2009 at 8:45 AM
Uncategorized, brown rice, cherry blossom extract, cherry leaf extract, hawaii, japanese skin care, love-renaissance skin care, my skin care regimen, nia 24, noe, olive leaf, Revale Skin, sakuyahime, swaness, verdi

Comments (7)

  1. futurederm
    June 20 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Update: I received this comment via email from the manager of Love-Renaissance in Hawaii: "We read that you are emitting your nightly prescription of retinoids while using our products, but you can actually use them together. The synergy of them are very complimentary, you would use your retinoid after the cleansing oil and foam, before the milk and lotion. This way you are getting all the benefits of your vitamin A, and C antioxidants with our products as well." Good to know! :-) Thank you!

  2. Krilu
    June 20 2009 at 1:18 PM

    This reads like an ad. In fact, I'm pretty sure this is an ad.

  3. futurederm
    June 20 2009 at 1:21 PM

    Hi Krilu, Nope, not an ad...I am very upfront about it when I do a pay-per-post or have an ad (see right). I can see where you'd think that though, and I will take care not to write posts that sound like ads in the future. Best, Nicki

  4. Eva
    June 21 2009 at 3:43 AM

    I went to the website but it is in Japanese. Any idea on how I can read this in English? Thanks so much!

  5. GoodSkin
    June 21 2009 at 5:04 AM

    I found out that red wine has an anti-aging chemical that helps skin look young, here was the page I was reading that from http://goodskincare.info/anti-aging-solutions/

  6. futurederm
    June 21 2009 at 6:19 AM

    Hi Eva, If you go to http://translate.Google.com and select "Japanese -> English," some of the stationary text of the site will be translated. Unfortunately it's not a complete method for translating the entire site though :-( Hope that this helps! You can also contact the store at 808.923.0991 and ask to be sent information. Sincerely, Nicki

  7. Yumnie
    August 13 2012 at 5:43 AM

    Hi, I live in Australia and wish to purchase the Verdi collection, however; it seems all products are sold out online. Please advise if products can be delivered to Australia and when products will be available again. Thank you

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