I never thought I’d be trying cosmetics from Amway, but here I am. Artistry is Amway’s in house cosmetics brand and I’m sure many of you are aware of that. I’ve never used any of their products prior to this.
I was offered the Artistry Creme L/X to trial so I took it up to see what its all about. When I received it a couple of months back, I spent a lot of time just staring at the case that holds the face cream. Its large and unwieldly and if you have no space on your dresser, it can be a bit of a pain. That’s not to say that you have to keep the whole case of course. But the tub of cream too is quite of the space age design – flat like a UFO 🙂 It appeals to the sci-fi geek within me 🙂 I found it best to leave it in its plastic pod on the top of my dresser.
One thing I will say about the Artistry Creme L/X is that it smells wonderful. I absolutely love it especially at night because its refreshing and relaxing. It smells of grapefruit and oranges! Nothing strong or sharp but a soft subtle comforting scent. Love! Why can’t other creams have this scent?
The cream comes with a plastic spatula for you to scoop out the cream. It looks like metal but its a light plastic which for me was a bit of let down. You’ll understand why if you keep reading 🙂
Texture wise, the cream actually feels quite light in texture. Its not very thick which is when it becomes a bit deceptive. I used this as per instructions, twice a day and after 2-3 weeks, found that it was a little too rich for me used this way especially on oilier areas. I was using a pea size amount as per instructions and was getting a few clogged pores on my forehead. So I cut back the amount used (about half a pea size), and also only used it once a day at night. My skin cleared up and everything was perfect!
The Artistry Creme L/X is an anti-aging cream so its targeted at women who want to stay looking young. The active ingredient is Cardiolipin which is a rare and unique lipid supposed to help renew the skin from within. Its also 30 times more expensive than gold.
Still with me?
I’m afraid I can’t quite tell you if it did help my skin look younger as I have been regularly maintaining my skin and I do use home masks, scrubs and go for regular facials. But I can attest to my skin feeling softer and smoother by now 2 months down the road. This is especially on my cheeks where my skin is drier. It just looks better. 🙂 This cream works great in dry atmospheres like air-conditioned rooms because I always wake up with nice soft skin in the morning.
Now, what’s the clincher? The Artistry Creme L/X costs RM1,025 a tub. Yup! Pick your jaw off the floor 🙂
Granted, it can last you a very long while. After nearly 2 months use the tub I have still looks full (pictures were taken just before this review was written). But at this price, you can understand why I am displeased with a light plastic feel spatula and a plastic case. There might be a scientific reason for it, I don’t know. Perhaps metal reacts with the cream. But it would be nice to have something a little more luxurious or a little more substantial. Whilst product efficacy is important, women are swayed by packaging too so that’s just as important.
Pros: Only very little cream is needed, Skin feels smoother and softer especially on dry areas
Cons: Unaffordable for the masses, Packaging could be improved to match the luxury factor of the cream
If you have the budget and Amway believes that women will pay the price for beautiful skin, I believe this is comparable to many high end luxury anti-aging face creams that are within the same price range. Many of us might balk at the price but there will be many too who might just give it a shot.
Personally, I believe if Amway were to sell this in smaller tubs and at lower prices, they could get more people to use it because its really not bad especially for people with dry skin. Perhaps I’ll pass this to Mom if she bugs me for a new face cream 😉
Artistry Creme L/X retails at RM1,025 /45ml and is available from Amway. If you might be interested, you can read more about it on the Amway site or contact your local Amway distributor.