Best Luxury Skincare Serum? | That JLO GLOW & Meaningful Beauty TESTED | Chris Gibson
[Music] well hey everybody [Music] in the world of multitasking pricey luxury skincare serums there are a multitude of choices i know but let’s take these two heavyweight champions from that group jennifer lopez’s olive oil-based that j-lo glow serum and compare it to cindy crawford’s meaningful beauty youth activating melon serum the promise of both of these super serums to be able to turn back the clock or at least keep it from going forward on your skin especially when they’re combined with other anti-aging skin care ingredients and products well today after testing both of these products for over six months i’m going to be revealing my results and recommendations for you so which one will come out on top jlo with her olive oil complex based serum need salt or cindy crawford and her meaningful beauty and the melon all right all kidding aside let’s take a serious look today at these two serums now for those of you been watching my channel for a while you know that my channel is all about ingredients over brand name and price and that includes celebrity brands so today’s video is going to be no different we’re going to pick apart these two serums to see what benefits you’re going to be getting if any and if you’re new to the channel and you’re not familiar with who i am i’m chris i’m a skin care expert my channel is here to help you find skincare that will work for you not empty your wallet and not do you more harm than good so if that’s something that you’ve been looking for here on youtube be sure to take a moment and subscribe and hit that little notification bell so that you know when my new videos are up every week all right so i’ve used and tested these two products out for the last about six months totally exhausting my supply both bottles and i’ve come to some conclusions on both of them but first let me remind you all that the powerhouse behind both of these particular brands is a company a large behemoth of a marketing company called guthy ranker and of course that means they are the powerhouse marketing firm behind these large brands like victoria principles the principal secret proactive i mean we’ve all heard it proactive been around for a long time creeper race and westmore beauty so big brands that we’ve all seen and heard for years and it’s important that we understand the powerful marketing techniques that are used behind these brands a lot of times like infomercials we’ve all seen those and of course all of this without any regard to whether these products actually work well or not and right up front i have to give credit to jennifer lopez on having a hand in her marketing because the formula that they’re using for hers is much different than what we’ve seen in the past with all those infomercials and celebrities that come in touting the benefits you don’t see things like that also no tricky auto-ship programs which are a trademark of guthrie ranker marketing programs you don’t really see that with jlo’s line you do have the option to do that for a 15 discount but it’s very well spelled out and it’s not a requirement that you do that in order to get those products in the door at a reasonable price so let’s talk about both of these serums that i tested extensively face to face no pun intended the first up on the block is that jlo glow which is jennifer lopez’s primary serum in her skin care routine that is an olive oil complex based serum the most notable ingredients in this product are things like niacinamide squalene yeah we’ve heard of those before an olive oil complex which just means olive oil also some olive oil eight esters fermented rice water and also peptides so this is a multitasking serum that is going to replace several items in a skincare routine that should be as it’s formulated very good for your skin now the interesting and unique thing about this serum is that it takes sort of the best from korean skin care fermented rice and some of the best from italian skin care the olive oil complex and combines it into one serum something you’re not going to see in other skin care brands so very very unique now my personal experience with this serum has been a very positive one it is a very light serum that’s very absorbable and is that a word absorbable well anyway it absorbs very very quickly and very very well leaves no sticky or oily residue behind which is interesting since it does have that amount of olive oil in the serum a little bit of this product goes a long way a pearl size will completely cover your face and your neck even using it twice a day which means the serum is going to last you a while which is good when we’re talking about luxury pricey skincare serums now even though the package looks like you’re getting a ton of serum it really is the standard 1.
5 fluid ounces but again even using it morning and night as they direct this product lasted me two months which means when you take the price of this product which is usually 79 and that’s before first time order discounts or if you do the auto-ship it breaks that price in half making this less than 40 dollars a month for a premium luxury serum so that is a really good deal on this product now obviously this product is designed to be used with other items in the jlo beauty skincare line which the good news about this is that it’s not a expansive line she has kept the routines and the products simple simplified the kits are small four five six items at most that you need really makes life a lot easier in a skincare routine whereas some of the other brands you’ve got 59 different products that you can choose from for all these special issues that you have rather than a multitasking serum so obviously the pluses for me for jlo glow serum is one that it worked very well for me it’s very unique product complex ingredient mix you don’t find that very often it was light it absorbed well it worked well with the other products that are in my routine already i also like the fact that it lasts that two months their website is very easy to maneuver they explain everything very well if you do the auto-ship program you know exactly what you’re getting into and how to get out of it and they give you a 60-day money-back guarantee and the end user ratings for the product have been very high 4.
5 to 5 so it’s avoiding a lot of the issues that you see around customer service and refunds and all that you see with some of the other larger brands now some of the cons for the product are obviously this is very expensive packaging which probably contributes a lot more to the price than it should but hey it’s jlo you know it’s going to look like this okay so i get it another kind of negative for me is that right now anyway they don’t have multi-bottle ordering discounts so if you order two you get a special price they don’t have that right now and i think that would really benefit the line and help people out because the other con is this is a pricey product that 79 is going to put it out of reach for many people so lots of pros and a few comments very so now let’s talk about meaningful beauties youth activating melon serum this right here that was designed and created for cindy crawford by a french cosmetic surgeon named dr sabah now you had to have been shunning tv for many many years or living under a bridge somewhere not to have seen one of the many infomercials that are built around meaningful beauty products nothing wrong with that that is sort of the old school where we were about 15 years ago when this product was launched that’s how you saw products you didn’t have all the social media we have now just can’t fault them for staying in that lane but they are very emotional in your face usually with other celebrities touting how well these products work and they have to do that because over the 15-year history they have had some issues around refunds people not understanding the auto-ship program the product having some issues with people on their skin which makes sense i’m gonna go over the ingredients in a minute but anytime you have a fruit extract or fruit extracts or botanical extracts in a product you have a potential for irritating sensitive skin and this particular product does have fragrance and while as i used it i didn’t smell any fragrance it is in the ingredient list so what i decided to do with this one was play the game and go ahead and order through the auto-ship program i took their seven item entry level kit and i got seven items plus about six other gift items so again this particular line has many many extra products in it for skin for hair specialty issues you name it they’ve got at least 35 different products so this line has really expanded over the years but i played the game i went in and set up the auto ship and ordered the products and this of course the meaningful beauties youth activating melon serum which is the one that i chose to compare to the jennifer lopez serum because they occupy the same space in a skincare routine and they’re formulated to do the same sort of effect or benefit in a skincare routine so it’s really apples to apples that way where we get apples to oranges is when we look well it should be apples to melons when we get to apples to melons is when we start looking at the ingredient list obviously if you know the story the whole premise of meaningful beauty’s line is that cucumus melon basically cantaloupe because it doesn’t rot or degrade or decompose as quickly as other fruit so it’s supposed to do the same thing for your skin and i’m sorry those are not really nice words i try to find words better than rot and disintegrate and decompose but that is what it is so the premise is that because this particular melon has these properties in an extract it supposedly can do the same thing for your skin now melon is a natural exfoliator and brightener of skin so it’s going to do that it’s going to help with texture right off well let’s take a look at the notable ingredients in this particular formula obviously cucumbers mellow extract is in there that’s the melon and things like dimethicone there are also botanicals like orchid leaf extract propanadial titanium dioxide and of course hyaluronic acid which we all know is very hydrating so more of an old-school formulation that we usually see in serums plus this one again has fragrance now there is a unique thing about this serum if you look closely you can see these little orange beads what they do is they protect the melon extract and these little beads that once you put them on your fingers and begin to rub them together to apply them to your face those little it’s like little mini ampoules open and allow that extract to be mixed into the serum you’re putting on your face so that’s a very unique delivery serum i really like that now my personal experience with this is that it takes a couple of pumps and they do tell you that in the instruction card one for your face and one for your neck both pearl size so it doesn’t take a lot of this product to get the coverage you need for your face and your neck one pump for each a pearl size for each so the full size version of this product which would be one fluid ounce will last you about a month that’s 64.
so it’s not as price friendly as that jlo glow serum also obviously this serum is designed to be used with other meaningful beauty products so i did since i received those tested out with those to see if it made any difference in my skin overall i didn’t notice a whole lot of difference other than that sort of sticky residue left behind i didn’t get the same amount of brightening that i saw or tone correcting that i saw with the jlo serum however that said the serum was very hydrating if just a little bit sticky i also tried pairing this product with the age recovery night cream with retinol which i received with the other seven items just to see if it made a big difference and it really didn’t so then what are the pros for the meaningful beauty youth activating melon serum well as i said it’s been around for 15 years and they have expanded out the line to give you products for both hair and skin and specific issues the premise and science behind the melon extract is good it is going to give you a better skin texture over time and it should with long enough use brightening even your skin tone even though that’s not something i saw in the initial 60 days they too give a 60-day money-back guarantee and offer an auto-ship program and they also offer a way for you to mix and match products pick your own favorites to create that auto-ship program and they do offer many many different types of discounts so all of that’s really good on the meaningful beauty positive side now for the negatives or the cons the first thing i want to say is that the fact that there is melon and fragrance in this product means you really do need to do a patch test before you use it you really should do that with any product but if you have sensitive skin this may not be a product for you and in this particular products history there has been issue with skin irritation and rashes so that’s something to consider it really is pretty pricey for the amount of product that you get i do realize it’s highly unique in that it is a melon product that you don’t really see on the market anywhere else and of course one fluid ounce at 64.
is not going to give you as much bang for your buck now there’s also the issue surrounding the refunds and the auto-ship program and all the issues they had in 2014 and 15 there’s some lawsuits about fraud all that stuff was settled out my personal experience with canceling the autoship program which i did so i could include it in this video was it was actually very simple i went on there was an online chat i told them that i tested products i was honest and that i didn’t need any more of this and i wanted to cancel the auto-ship program they did offer me a way to stay in that and keep my discounts with just three of my products and offered to stall or postpone the account for four months it’s all really great if that’s what you need but when i pushed back and said i really don’t want to take the product anymore they were very gracious and closed out the auto-ship program so whatever issues they had with customer service or this particular auto-ship program i didn’t have that issue that was my experience i think they did a great job so actually i would kind of move this to the positive side so drum roll please out of these two products which one do you think i would recommend or have you use in your skincare routine which one would i order again obviously that jlo glow serum is the one that i would choose i like the new age if you want to call it that a more cutting edge formula that uses multi-tasking ingredients so that i can get rid of several items in my skincare routine which helps reduce the actual cost of the product in my skincare routine and i also liked how well the product works absorbs into my skin and especially that factor that i can get almost two months out of one bottle of 1.
5 fluid ounces so really really happy with my experience with this particular product now i hope today’s video helped explain the difference between these two very popular skin care luxury serums what the ingredients are the difference between the two and how they might fit in your own skin care routine if the video was helpful please give it a like share it out and let me know in the comments below if you’ve used these how they worked for you or if you’ve used another luxury skin care serum that you like maybe i’ll review it just let me know in the comments i’ll be sure and read those thank you guys so much for watching and supporting the channel you know how much i appreciate you stay beautiful i love you guys and i’ll see you over on the next video [Music]