{Tested} Molton Brown Anti-Aging Bodycare Collection

London-based beauty company, Molton Brown, released a $216 anti-aging body care collection this year, featuring products made from Kopara, a rare ocean algae found on a coral island near Tahiti. Kopara produces exopolysaccharides as a protective shield against UV rays. These also come in handy on your FOF skin, which will appear “healthier” and “glowing” after you use these products, according to Molton Brown reps. The body care collection includes a hand cream (retail value: $48), body cream (retail value: $89) and neck and decolletage cream (retail value: $79).

We wanted to sea for ourselves if this skin trio would stand up to the hype. 9 FOFs put it to the test. Read on for their reviews.

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**Quick take: Rave reviews for the hand cream. Many of the testers say they would recommend the products to other FOFs as a “splurge.” As one tester puts it: “If you can afford it, they…make you feel very special.”**

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Kathleen Eastwood–Springfield, Missouri

Were these products easy to apply?
Very easy. The packaging was user friendly for those of us who have difficulty opening such things.

Did you like the fragrance of these products?
I did not mind the fragrance, finding it mild and non-competing with my perfumes. My 24-year-old daughter said, “Mom, what is that? You smell like an old lady.” I am not certain what “old lady” smells like, but maybe there is a generation gap.

Did you feel like these products left your skin firmer and more hydrated?
I hoped for firming, but did not notice this. It did have a nice hydration effect. My forearms looked less like crepe paper, [it] made [my] skin smoother. The night time hand lotion decreased the peeling skin around my fingernails, which was a wonderful bonus.

Have you noticed any other differences in your skin after 4 weeks?
No.

Did you have a favorite product of the three?
I enjoyed the hand lotion best of the three due to fewer hang nails and less crepe-like skin.

Would you continue using these products for $216? Why or why not?
I will continue using these until I run out (it has lasted more than 4 weeks). I would not pay $216.00 for a three pack. I know that there are products which will do the same thing for our skin for much less.

Would you recommend these products to other FOFs?
Yes, to all FOFs who have realistic expectations and the budget or just want to splurge.

What was your overall experience with these products?
It is rich and feels very nice on your skin. It soaks in without making you feel greasy.

Please rate these products from 1-5 (5 being the best).
4.

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JANA HAYES – Elk Grove, CA

Were these products easy to apply?
Yes. I really like how the neck and decolletage cream dispensed and you could see how much was left in the bottle.

Did you like the fragrance of these products?
I didn’t love the fragrance of any of the products, [but] the best was the hand creme. Since it’s a night time product I didn’t mind the scent. The body creme did not have a very appealing scent.

Did you feel like these products left your skin firmer and more hydrated?
I felt the hand cream did hydrate my skin and kept my hands silky smooth. The neck and decolletage cream did seem to help the skin on my chest seem less crepey in the morning. The body cream seemed too light to do a great job of hydrating.

Have you noticed any other differences in your skin after 4 weeks?
The skin on my decolletage seems a bit more hydrated and smooth. In the morning my hands still seem smooth and hydrated. [As for] the body lotion, I didn’t feel that the hydration lasted.

Did you have a favorite product of the three?
The hand cream–it is really silky and cooling and it did seem to keep my skin hydrated all night.

Would you continue using these products for $216? Why or why not?
As much as I enjoyed the hand cream, I did not notice enough of a difference to pay that much. I did like the neck and decolletage cream, but again I did not see enough of a difference to justify the price. I definitely would not pay the high price for the body cream.

Would you recommend these products to other FOFs?
I would recommend the hand cream and the neck and decolletage cream to other FOFs if they don’t mind spending a good deal of money. I would not recommend the body cream.

Please rate these products from 1-5 (5 being the best).
The hand cream: 4
The neck and decolletage cream: 3
The body cream: 2

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MARIE DOYLE – Vista, CA

Were these products easy to apply?
Very simple. Would have loved to have had a masseuse to do the application!

Did you like the fragrance of these products?
The fragrance was very mild. It did not conflict with my scents.

Did you feel like these products left your skin firmer and more hydrated?
I enjoyed using the products but, with the exception of the hand lotion, I did not see any great difference in my skin.

Have you noticed any other differences in your skin after 4 weeks?
No.

Did you have a favorite product of the three?
The hand cream.

Would you continue using these products for $216? Why or why not?
No. There are similar products that are not so pricey.

Would you recommend these products to other FOFs?
Only if you have an urge to experiment with the unknown, and want to brag about the price to your friends.

What was your overall experience with these products?
Delightful. I enjoyed using the products — they were pleasant and nice [on] my skin.

Please rate these products from 1-5 (5 being the best).
4

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LINDA IVEY – Atlanta, Georgia

Were these products easy to apply?
Yes.

Did you like the fragrance of these products?
Loved it. [It was] not too strong and it dissipates.

Did you feel like these products left your skin firmer and more hydrated?
Absolutely–remarkable difference.

Have you noticed any other differences in your skin after 4 weeks?
[My skin is] a lot less flaky [and] smoother.

Did you have a favorite product of the three?
[I] liked them all.

Would you continue using these products for $216? Why or why not?
Absolutely.

Would you recommend these products to other FOFs?
Yes.

What was your overall experience with these products?
I loved that they were not in jars. [They were] easy to use, lightweight, not heavy on the skin but amazingly effective.

Please rate these products from 1-5 (5 being the best).
5

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KERRY DIEFENDERFER – Bath, PA

Were these products easy to apply?
Very easy.

Did you like the fragrance of these products?
Not at all, they are too perfumey.

Did you feel like these products left your skin firmer and more hydrated?
The hand lotion made my hands feel more hydrated.

Did you have a favorite product of the three?
The hand lotion.

Would you continue using these products for $216? Why or why not?
I would not spend the money on this product.

Would you recommend these products to other FOFs?
No.

What was your overall experience with these products?
The smell was overpowering and the lotions were just okay, although I did like the hand lotion.

Please rate these products from 1-5 (5 being the best).
2

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JO-ANNE BURTON – Herndon, Virginia

Were these products easy to apply?
Amazingly simple.

Did you like the fragrance of these products?
Loved the fragrance.

Did you feel like these products left your skin firmer and more hydrated?
My skin is definitely more hydrated. I used the body cream on my abdomen, buttocks, inner thighs and arms mostly. I liked the cream on my inner thighs and buttocks. I think my skin is firmer on my posterior thighs, but noticed the most difference on my neck with the decolletage cream.

Have you noticed any other differences in your skin after 4 weeks?
Overall softness.

Did you have a favorite product of the three?
Definitely the decolletage cream.

Would you continue using these products for $216? Why or why not?
I would continue to use these products.

Would you recommend these products to other FOFs?
I would definitely recommend the body cream and the decolletage cream. I like the hand cream as well, but do feel there less expensive products that are [just as] effective for the hands.

What was your overall experience with these products?
I thoroughly enjoyed these products and will continue to use them.

Please rate these products from 1-5 (5 being the best).
5.

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KELLY EVERETT – Milpitas, CA

Were these products easy to apply?
Yes.

Did you like the fragrance of these products?
Loved the fragrance.

Did you feel like these products left your skin firmer and more hydrated?
My skin felt more hydrated, but not firmer.

Have you noticed any other differences in your skin after 4 weeks?
No difference.

Did you have a favorite product of the three?
The hand cream.

Would you continue using these products for $216? Why or why not?
The price doesn’t justify [their performance].

Would you recommend these products to other FOFs?
If they have money to burn, sure.

What was your overall experience with these products?
Nice creams, nice fragrance, but no real visible change in firmness.

Please rate these products from 1-5 (5 being the best).
2.

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KATHLEEN HESS – Taylor, UT

Were these products easy to apply?
Very easy. The pumps were great.

Did you like the fragrance of these products?
Not bad at all. [It] was just right.

Did you feel like these products left your skin firmer and more hydrated?
[I’d say] smooth and healthy.

Have you noticed any other differences in your skin after 4 weeks?
The thing I have noticed the most is [that] my neck had weird lines like tracks with rails on them and the tracks are fading.

Did you have a favorite product of the three?
The body cream only because if I was in a hurry that was the one I would use. The neck cream was great but I have always been a one lotion for everything kind of girl and special neck cream was one extra step.

Would you continue using these products for $216? Why or why not?
I doubt it mostly because as a mom, I’m last on my list to spend extra [money] on.

Would you recommend these products to other FOFs?
Yes, if you can afford it, they are wonderful products that make you feel very special.

What was your overall experience with these products?
Fantastic! It was great to feel so pampered.

Please rate these products from 1-5 (5 being the best).
5.

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NANCY NORRIS – Makawao, HI

Were these products easy to apply?
[Yes.} It absorbs so rapidly, I was surprised.

Did you like the fragrance of these products?
It smells [so] divine, [that] I had to hide it from my husband!

Have you noticed any other differences in your skin after 4 weeks?
My body feels softer than it did 2 weeks ago. I’ve tried almost [everything], but Molton Brown has hit the mark with this set.

Did you have a favorite product of the three?
I am in love with all three! If pressed, I guess it would have to be the neck cream as I’ve seen the biggest change there.

Would you continue using these products for $216? Why or why not?
Yes.

Would you recommend these products to other FOFs?
I would recommend all of these products, especially [for] bathing suit season.

What was your overall experience with these products?
These Molton products are HOT! [They] feel great, I look better, and my husband is now following me!

Please rate these products from 1-5 (5 being the best).
5.

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5 Responses to “{Tested} Molton Brown Anti-Aging Bodycare Collection”

  1. PJ says:

    Interesting.

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  2. apache911_2 says:

    I WOULD LOVE TO TRY THIS . I AM 50 YEARS OLD AND MY SKIN IS GOIN THRU A LOT OF DIFFERENT CHANGES

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  3. Nancy says:

    I would love to swap out my photo! How do I do this??
    Nancy Norris,reviewer of Molton Brown
    Anti Aging kit

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  4. newtoy42 says:

    I would love to try any of them

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  5. epiphany12 says:

    I WOULD LOVE TO TRY THIS,AND WILL GIVE MY RECOMMENDATIONS /COMMENTS OF THE REVIEWED PRODUCTS!

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