Elizabeth Arden – The Visible Difference in 6 Days

It’s an uber good feeling whenever I receive an invitation with handwritten words. It tells me how sincere the event host is.

At the event, I was introduced to Elizabeth Arden’s recent new launch, Visible Difference, is a spa-inspired, regimen-focused skincare line that delivers Visible Difference in 6 days.

(Results are based on US in-home use consumer test of Visible Difference Optimizing Skin Serum on 55 women aged 30-50)

Visible Difference is specifically designed and customized for each unique skin type. Cleanse, tone, treat and moisturize are what every skin type (oily, combination, dry) should have.

  1. Cleansers & toners – to clean and purify the skin.
  2. Serum – to treat and invigorate the skin to ensure better absorption of nutrients from moisturizers.
  3. Moisturizers – to provide necessary hydration and nutrients to the skin.

There are a total of 3 different regimens here to suit the different skin types.

Visible Difference Gentle Hydrating regimen caters to ladies who want to boost moisture to their skin and maintain a good hydration level in the long run. In other words, it’s very suitable for dry skin type.


Photo above: Visible Difference Gentle Hydrating line

Most foamy cleansers tend to dry the skin, that is why Gentle Hydrating line introduces a creamy cleanser which contains micro-milled oats to purify the skin with very soft exfoliation without stripping off skin’s moisture. Toner preps the skin for better moisture absorption, and moisturizer is the one that gives the most moisture to the skin. An Optimizing Skin Serum is included in this regimen.

As for Visible Difference Skin Balancing regimen, it is meant for ladies with combination skin type.

Photo above: Visible Difference Skin Balancing line

Its cleansing step works on purifying the skin without stripping skin’s moisture, while the toning and moisturizing steps focus on boosting skin’s moisture, to achieve a balance oil and moisture level on the skin. Just like Gentle Hydrating, Optimizing Skin Serum is included in this regimen.

Finally comes the Visible Difference Oil-free regimen which  suits ladies with oily skin type. The cleanser and toner in this line helps to reduce the appearance of the pores, minimize oil shine on the skin with the help of witch hazel.


Photo above: Visible Difference Oil Free line

Oily skin doesn’t mean it needs no moisture. Infact, the skin tends to produce more oil by itself when it’s lack of moisture. The moisturizers in Oil-free line are of lightweight texture, oil-free and helps to prevent breakouts and blemishes while refining the skin. Like the previous 2 skincare lines, Optimizing Skin Serum is also included in Oil-free regimen to prep the skin for moisturizer.

The difference in the 3 skincare line is the different type of formulated products for the difference skin type, but all serves the same purpose, that is to achieve a healthy skin.

What is also common in the 3 skincare line is, the adding special treatment products into the regimen.

Visible Difference Optimizing Skin Serum, the star product in Visible Difference, comes in after toning. It basically treats the skin by renewing skin’s clarity and texture.


Photo above: Optimizing Skin Serum

Serum has always been well-known for adding that extra boost of moisture to the skin before moisturizer.

It contains very tiny molecules which make absorption into the skin much more efficient and faster than moisturizers.

The Optimizing Skin Serum basically softens the skin, preps the skin for the moisturization. However it cannot be used to replace a moisturizer.

To complement the 3 daily regimens, Visible Difference includes treatment products for ladies who seek the additional boost to the skin.

Photo above: Specialist Treatment Products

Brightening Eye Gel – Reduces puffiness, target dark circles, leaves the skin lightly moisturized and a smooth matte finish.

It comes with roller which acts as an eye massager.

Moisturizing Eye Cream – Prevents moisture loss, maintain moisture balance on the skin around the eyes.

Good morning Retexturizing Primer – Light serum to freshen up the look of the skin with its botanical boosters and Vitamin A.

Peel & Reveal Revitalizing Mask – Exfoliates, retexturizes and smoothens the skin. (My pick!)

A thin layer is applied onto my skin to try.

Leave it on between20-25 minutes. When it’s dried up, it’s almost invisible to me! Not sure was it because I have tried with a very thin layer…

Anyway, I just had to try peeling off to see if the mask can be fully removed.

The peeled off mask looked very much like a layer of skin!

My skin felt smooth right after masking! Recommended to mask 1-2 times/week, suitable for all skin types, especially for the ladies who have oily skin.

Hydration Boost Night Mask – spa-quality mask that gives intensive hydration to the skin, leaving it soft and smooth after masking for 5-10 minutes. Either rinsing or wiping off the mask will achieve instant brightening result to the skin. Targets to dry skin, recommended to include into the Skin Balancing regimen, to be used 1-2 times/week.

It was a great evening trying out Visible Difference with the bloggers and the nice folks from Elizabeth Arden.

We had lotsa happy food, taking photos at the suite at Fullerton hotel, played games, and I was lucky to won myself a set of Elizabeth Arden makeup brushes!

Some random shots at the hotel suite which consists of 2 storeys. I doubt I’ll ever get a chance to stay in that kind of suite. 😦

Then again, it’s good experience to step into the suite room, better than nothing right~?

“To be beautiful is the birthright of every woman” is the tagline for Visible Difference.

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference line has already been available island-wide since July 2012.

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