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Does Youthful Essence really work?

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Youthful Essence is a skincare line marketed by the actress Susan Lucci, which is still available on the Guthy-Renker website in the United Kingdom as of 2014. Reviews for the product line have been mixed.

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The Youthful Essence product line offers an at-home microdermabrasion system which includes a special resurfacing tool and various attachments, such as brushes, sponges, a massager and a pumice attachment. The system works with a resurfacing cream, warming cleanser and serum. The company claims that the product system help users rediscover their “youthful glow.”

The company’s website offers before-and-after photos of various people giving their testimonies about reduction of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, pore size and skin discolorations.

One user, who did not expect she would enjoy the product after she had an unsatisfactory experience with the L’Oreal microdermabrasion system, was pleasantly surprised. She was especially pleased with how the cleanser and moisturizer really worked for her skin. She noted, after two months of using Youthful Essence, that her skin had dramatically improved. She described the kit as the best she had ever tried.

On the other hand, other reviewers were upset that they were enrolled in a purchase plan without their consent. They had difficulties opting out of the plans. Another person said that her unit broke after the fourth use and was told that if she wanted a new one, she had to buy it.

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