{Test This} Molton Brown Anti-Aging Bodycare Collection


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London-based beauty company Molton Brown is known for its fragrant hand and body washes; now its making a splash in the anti-aging market with a new body care collection (retail value $216) for FOFs. All the products in the collection are made from kopara, a rare ocean algae found exclusively on a coral island near Tahiti. Kopara produces exopolysaccharides to shield itself from UV rays. It can also do wonders for FOF skin, according to Molton Brown reps, who say that products formulated with this super-algae will “protect from age-accelerating pollutants, promote healthy-looking skin, and are clinically proven to reduce the signs of aging.” Sounds promising, but shall we sea for ourselves?

10 FOFs will test the entire Molton Brown anti-aging body collection formulated with kopara extract including a hand cream (retail value: $48), body cream (retail value: $89) and neck and decolletage cream (retail value: $79).

Click here to find out more about Molton Brown’s anti-aging body care collection, and then leave a comment below for a chance to test it.

P.S. Want to be guaranteed a product to test? Join the FOF Beauty Club now!
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(See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes April 25, 2012 at midnight E.S.T.

{Test This} Dr. Dennis Gross Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel


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Dr. Dennis Gross, MD, is a renowned New York dermatologist with a roster of celebrity patients. In the early 90s, he launched his first at-home product, the Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel, designed to bring his signature, skin perfecting formula to the rest of us. Since then, his skin empire has expanded to hundreds of products, but the Alpha Beta Peel is still his #1 best-seller. Now, he’s launched a new Extra Strength version (retail value: $88 for 30 applications), designed to help those women who haven’t responded to other peels.

The two-step peel comes in the form of two containers of pre-soaked towelettes (similar to makeup remover pads.) Step one contains a proprietary blend of five different acids, including Alpha and Beta Hydroxy that Dr. Dennis Gross promises will minimize the appearance of pores, wrinkles and fine lines, and leave you with firmer, brighter, more even skin. Step two contains retinol, natural antioxidants–such as Resveratrol and green tea extract–and Genistien, an ingredient in soy extract that boosts collagen production and also soothes the skin. Sounds apeeling but does it actually work?

6 FOFs will test it. Click here to find out more about Dr. Dennis Gross’ Extra Strength Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel, and then leave a comment below for a chance to test it.

P.S. Want to be guaranteed a product to test? Join the FOF Beauty Club now!

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(See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes April 13, 2012 at midnight E.S.T.

{Test This} Couture Gel Nail Polish Kit

It seemed like gel manicures were the answer to our prayers–the chip-free, smudge-less gel polish dries in two minutes flat and maintains an unworldly shine…for weeks! We’re sold on the concept, but not so much on the $40-per-application salon bill.

So, when we heard that Couture Gel Nail Polish released a kit which provides you with “everything you need for a salon-quality gel nail polish manicure at home”–we couldn’t help but wonder: was this the perfect ten?

The kit retails for $129 and contains 3 shades of polish, a base coat, a top coat, a salon nail care kit, a zippered carrying case, a UV lamp and an instructional DVD. The manufacturer promises “easy application,” a “2-minute dry time that results in diamond-hard nails,” “a 3-week hold that continues to look fresh until you take it off,” and “no smearing, chipping, smudging, or scratching off — ever.” Did they nail it with this one? We want to know! 7 FOFs will test this at-home gel manicure kit.

Click here to find out more about it, and then leave a comment below for a chance to test it.

P.S. Want to be guaranteed a product to test? Join the FOF Beauty Club now!

(See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes March 21, 2012 at midnight E.S.T.

{Test This} Murad’s Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles

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Dermatologists and skin experts have long relied on retinol to treat wrinkles and uneven skin tone. But for those of us with sensitive skin, retinol can be irritatingly…irritating. Enter Murad’s Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles ($65), which just hit the market last week. “Clinical studies have shown it to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by 45% in 6 weeks,” according to the Murad website, and the new “time release technology . . . reduces the sensitivity some may have to retinol.”

A wrinkle filler without harsh side effects!? Sign us up…wait…sign you up. 10 FOFs will test this treatment. Click here to find out more about them, and then leave a comment below for a chance to test them.

P.S. Want to be guaranteed a product to test? Join the FOF Beauty Club now!

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(See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes March 14, 2012 at midnight E.S.T.

{Test This} Rene Furterer 4-Step Kit for Stronger and Healthier Hair

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If you’re stressed about your thinning tresses, enter to test this 4-Step Kit for Stronger and Healthier Hair (retail value: $122) by French company, Rene Furterer. The manufacturers promise a “stronger and healthier hair and scalp,” after using this regime. Could it be true?

Rene Furterer is giving 6 FOFs the chance to test their kit which includes:

Forticea Stimulating Shampoo (retail value: $23) —  Contains pure essential oils of orange, lavender and rosemary, herbs known to purify and stimulate microcirculation in the scalp. It also contains amino proteins to stimulate cell renewal. 5.1 oz.

Complexe 5 (retail value: $45) — This weekly scalp treatment contains orange and lavender essential oils to activate microcirculation while working as an antiseptic to purify the scalp. 1.7 oz.

RF 80 (retail value: $67) — A no-rinse weekly scalp treatment with Brazilian ginseng to stimulate and increase the growth of capillaries around the root bulb, and the essential oils of sage and lemon to increase blood circulation. It also contains vitamins A, F, B5, H, PP and Biotine to simulate cell renewal and promote stronger hair. The treatment comes as12 single-dose vials.

Vitalfan dietary supplement (retail value: $39) — Essential vitamins and natural extracts such as black currant, crucial for treating thinning hair at the source. One box contains a month’s supply (30 capsules).

We want you to tell us: Are these hair-apy products the creme de la creme?

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6 FOFs will test these products. Click here to find out more about them, and then leave a comment below for a chance test them. (See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes February 22, 2012 at midnight E.S.T.

{Test This} Bring It Up Instant Neck Lifts

Denise Cooper won’t give in to gravity. She is the FOF behind Bring It Up, a line of products designed to lift everything from your brows to your breasts. The Los Angeles salon owner was downright tired of listening to her clients complain about their double chins and turkey necks–so she created Instant Neck Lifts (retail price: $20 for a 30 day supply), which she claims can “instantly tighten and tone a sagging neckline”–sans surgery. The promises are well…promising. The “lifts” are small, transparent, waterproof, hypoallergenic adhesives that work by tightening the neck from behind your ears. Oh, and Cher uses them… but, shhh… we didn’t tell you that!
We want you to tell us: Are these lifters a pain in the neck? Or, the neck-st best thing?

20 FOFs will test these products. Click here to find out more about them, and then leave a comment below to enter to test them.

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(By entering this contest you are agreeing to test and submit a written review of this product to FabOverFifty and to send a photo of yourself to accompany the published story. See all our past winnersSee official rules. Participants will be chosen at random from all those who leave a comment. Contest closes February 15, 2012.)

{Test This} Glytone Anti-Aging Trio

This trio of products from Glytone, used alone or together, is designed to help you “reclaim your glow and significantly reduce the visible signs of aging.” All three products contain a Glycolic Acid, known for it’s exfoliation benefits and Red Tea Flavonoids which is said to “offset everyday environmental damage from sun exposure, pollution and stress.” Is it three cheers for this pricey beauty trio or is it as phony as a three-dollar bill?

Click here to find out more about these products, and then leave a comment below to enter to test them.

6 women will test this product.

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(By entering this contest you are agreeing to test and submit a written review of this product to FabOverFifty and send a photo of yourself to accompany the published story. See all our past winners. See official rules. Participants will be chosen at random from all those who leave a comment. Contest closes January 18th, 2012.)

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