{Tested} City Cosmetics Intensive Night Repair

Earlier this summer, we asked you why you wanted to try City Cosmetics Intensive Night Repair ($82 for 15mL). The bedtime serum promises to “penetrate deep into your skin to achieve a flawless, youthful complexion.”

Did the bedtime beauty blend stand up to the test? Here’s what YOU had to say!

While a few women didn’t find the serum to have any visible effects, like Dorinda H. of West Chester, PA, who says, “I did not feel this lotion had any positive effect on my complexion.” However, the bulk of our testers thought it was worthwhile product, such as Sharron L. of North Richland Hills, TX, who says “I LOVE that it is in a pump bottle!… I would buy and buy and keep it on hand.”

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{Test This} A FFF Cream (Fab Firming Face!)

Laurie Hermann’s Skincare Face Lift Firm It ($49 for .5oz) is “specially formulated for those over 40.” Her #1 best seller, the luxurious moisturizer, can be used daily on the “face, eye and neck,” according to the manufacturer.

The “all-natural” cream includes Moroccan argan nut and pomegranate seed oils, which promote collagen and elastin production to “firm up your skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.”

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{Test This} DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Eye Lift

Serious cream to lift tired-looking eyes.

“Let your eyes do the talking,” says the maker of DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Eye Lift ($78 for .5oz). If wrinkles, fine lines, and puffiness around your eyes are making you look tired, it might be time to give your skin a restorative boost.

DermaQuest, which claims to be the “leader in plant stem cell technology,”created a special eye-reviving formula using gardenia, sea holly stem cells and red algae for “lifting and toning.” The luxurious cream also features shea butter, resveratrol extract and a variety of powerful peptides.

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{Test This} ‘Delicious’ Sugar Scrubs from Two Good Scents

Sisters Paula and Nancy Goodman have always enjoyed luxuriating in the bath or shower, with the help of divine products that make their skin feel and look soft and radiant. Especially partial to sugar scrubs, they thought many of the products on the market were too oily, too expensive or too harsh. So they decided to create their own line of well-priced scrubs, Two Good Scents ($10 for an 8 oz. jar), with just the right amounts of sugar and shea or mango butter to exfoliate, soften and polish.

And oh! The seasonally changing scents are heavenly. Think citrusy and spicy Timber, intoxicating Blossom and yummy Coconut Cream Pie. After all, if we can’t eat the real stuff, one of the company’s “bakery” scents is the next best thing.

“I’ve loved using Lemon Cookie the last month,” says FOF’s Geri Brin. “The scent is subtle and the texture of the scrub makes me feel like it’s really working to remove the top layer of dead cells from my skin.”

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{Test This} City Intensive Night Repair

Can you bring back your youthful complexion with this “magic” formula?

City Intensive Night Repair ($82 for 15ml), from City Cosmetics, is a bedtime serum that promises to “penetrate deep into your skin to achieve a flawless, youthful complexion.”

The serum reportedly “fades ‘problem’ spots, inhibits wrinkles, and increases skin elasticity,” through a unique formula that includes hyaluronic acid, Grant-X (a silicone and extract blend) and Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) and “helps generate new skin cells,” according to the manufacturer.

Is this the dream addition to your bedtime beauty regimen? 15 FOFs will test this.

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{Test This} StriVectin-TL Tightening Face Cream

Can you tighten, lift, and firm your face without surgery?

StriVectin believes you can, with its TL Tightening Face Cream ($89 for 1.7oz). This titan tightener aims to “strengthen skin’s ability to hold natural collagen,” according to the manufacturer. “So facial contours look lifted, firmer—more youthful.”

The cream includes algae and alfalfa extracts, xanthan gum, sorghum, and shea butter. It’s best to apply it in the morning and at night.

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{Tested} Gray Away

When a product comes around with phenomenal FOF reviews, we can’t wait to share them with you. Such was the case with Everpro’s Gray Away ($13 for 1.5 oz), a temporary root concealer. Easy to use on problem areas, the spray works on brown or black hair.*

“Loved the product! Easy application. I normally color my hair at a salon every three weeks, but I was able to extend my appointment out to five weeks! Huge money saver and time saver. I would buy this product for sure,” said FOF Jill.

“I have been looking for just such a product to cover my roots and this one worked great! It sprays exactly where you want it to go and doesn’t look fake or flakey. It looks so natural and completely matched my hair,” said FOF Bethany.

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{Test This} Gray Away

Are you sick of new grays popping up between coloring appointments? Gorgeous, gray-free hair can now be yours in a flash, with Everpro’s Gray Away ($13 for 1.5 oz), a temporary root concealer that makes it easy to target problem areas. Gray Away uses “self-adjusting color technology,” which matches the formula to your unique hair, according to the manufacturer. The product is “fast drying, sweat resistant and flake free.” Your color will sustain throughout the day, and the formula “washes out with shampoo.” Gray Away comes in two shades, light brown for medium brown hair, and black/dark brown for black to medium brown hair.*

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{Tested} IceSerum Advanced Brightening Facial Serum

A few months ago, we asked you why you wanted to try Freeze 24-7’s new IceSerum Advanced Brightening Facial Serum ($95 for 30ml). The reviews are in—see what our FOF testers had to say!

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{Tested} Fullips

A few months ago, we asked FOFs why they wanted to try Fullips Lip Enhancer ($49.99 for all 3 sizes, or $19.99 for 1). The reviews are in—here’s what you had to say!

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