The ARTISTRY Brand is claimed to be among the world’s top five largest-selling brands. Other brands make similar claims. How is all this information derived?
It is important to understand the exact language of the claim. The ARTISTRY claim is as follows: ARTISTRY is among the world’s top five largest-selling, prestige brands of facial skin care and colour cosmetics. Others in this distinguished group include: Clinique, Lancome, Estee Lauder, and Chanel. This is based on a 2003 Euromonitor International study of global retail sales.
Euromonitor International is a leading provider of global consumer market intelligence with a focus on consumer goods, electronics, and health care markets in 62 countries. Headquartered in London, Euromonitor International has over 600 research contacts around the world. Euromonitor International was commissioned to provide an objective analysis of the sales of cosmetics globally.
How was the research conducted?
Euromonitor International already held a considerable database of global, regional, and national market information. This included general consumer goods as well as specific data on sectors within the cosmetics industry. In our case, we were interested only in facial skin care and colour cosmetics. This includes: facial moisturizers, cleansers, and toners; facial makeup; eye makeup; lip products; and nail products. Euromonitor International analyzed existing data and identified where information was lacking. They then gathered the relevant statistical and anecdotal intelligence to fill in where needed. Data was also cross-checked, as occasionally there are discrepancies between company-reported figures and other sources. Special attention was paid to checking differences between retailers’ selling prices versus manufacturers’ selling prices, year of data, and geographical coverage. Data on company sales were largely obtained from company annual reports and online reports written by specialist and generalist market reporters. Where data did not match up, interviews were conducted with the companies involved.
Why are some well-known brands not on this list?
We specifically restricted this to "prestige" or "premium" brands. Many of the popular mass or "drug store" cosmetic brands are not included here. Prestige brands are differentiated from the mass brands by quality, market position, packaging, and pricing.
What are some other prestige brands beyond the first five?
These include Sofina, Shiseido UV White, Shiseido Elixir, MAC, Faircrea, Blanchir, Christian Dior, Clarins, Prescriptives, Yue-Sai, Elizabeth Arden, and many others.
Why aren’t all ARTISTRY products non-comedogenic?
Only products that have the potential to clog pores need to be tested for non- comedogenicity and labeled non-comedogenic. Comedones (plugs that form in the opening of pores) take several weeks to form and are not the result of a single product application, so only products that are left on the skin (toners, moisturizers, foundations) are tested for non-comedogenicity. Products that are applied and immediately removed (cleansers, masques) are not left on the skin long enough to clog pores. Therefore, the claim "non-comedogenic" is not necessary for these products.
Do oily-skinned people need a moisturizer?
Yes. Moisturizers complete the skin care process by providing an essential barrier to the skin, which gives it a healthy balance. This includes oily skin.
What are some of the reasons ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE products were launched?
ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE Nighttime Creme and Lotion were launched:
I've noticed more products now have the ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE name. Why?
- To capitalize on the growing global anti-aging skin care market by setting the standard in antioxidant and enzyme skin care technology (Defense Complex 3.0).
- To offer skin care products with a distinct performance advantage so they could increase their pride in the ARTISTRY Brand and attract new customers to the brand. Added to this product line is ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE Daytime Protection Creme with SPF 15, which helps fight the visible signs of aging while helping to protect your skin from daily sun damage.
The ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE brand was created to specifically address the needs of maturing skin. As we have developed our age-defying skin care line, we have found the certain products, such as Vitamin C + Wild Yam and Alpha Hydroxy Serum Plus, meet our strict criteria and have earned the right to bear the ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE name.
Is it true that the Nighttime and Daytime products do more than reduce the appearance of wrinkles?
Yes. This is one of the top benefits, but other impressive benefits include: Diminishes the appearance of fine lines.
Improves skin elasticity.
Improves skin firmness.
What is the primary function of the cremes and lotion (i.e., what do these products do)?
Of course, they all hydrate and moisturize skin, but their primary purpose is to fight the visible signs of aging on two levels: the current appearance of wrinkles and the long-term damaging effects of free radicals. All visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and contain Defense Complex 3.0, today's ideal antioxidant technology. The Nighttime products also contain special night ingredients such as CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10), vitamin A, and a vitamin C derivative, which helps the skin recuperate after a day of damaging exposure to sunlight, pollution, air conditioning, dryness, and more. And the Daytime Protection Creme contains SPF 15 to help prevent sun damage.
How effective are ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE Nighttime Renewal Creme and Lotion and Daytime Protection Creme?
They are very effective at reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and at improving skin's firmness and elasticity. These products:
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines by 30% in 12 weeks.
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles by over 50% in 12 weeks.
- Improve skin's firmness by over 25% in 12 weeks.
- Improve skin's elasticity by 19% in 12 weeks.
Do cremes and lotion really reduce the appearance of already-formed wrinkles and/or fine lines?
Yes, all ARTISTRY claims are based on rigorous testing and research, and not wishful thinking! Third-party clinical tests proved that they visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How soon does this improvement show?
An instant moisture surge is realized with the first application.
What is Defense Complex 3.0 and how does it work?
Only ARTISTRY products contain Defense Complex 3.0. It is today's ideal antioxidant technology because it represents the next generation of skin science. It is a unique combination of antioxidants and enzymes. It's the"secret ingredient" found in our most advanced age-fighting formulas ever: ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE moisturizers.
Here's the biology: Free radicals, triggered by the environment (sunlight, pollution, etc.) cause damage to skin in three stages. Think of free radicals as a sort of molecular pollution roaming the surface or your skin looking to cause damage that leads to the signs of aging. Antioxidants (or"anti-free radicals") neutralize free radicals.
Here's how it works: Typical antioxidants such as Vitamin E, grape seed extract, and green tea are effective antioxidants, but they can only work at the third stage of damage.
What about the damage caused at stages one and two?
The ideal defense is not about having a large number of different antioxidants, it's about having the RIGHT antioxidants. Defense Complex 3.0 contains ingredients that are designed to work not only at stage three, but also at stage one and stage two. It's this three-pronged approach that makes Defense Conplex 3.0 today's ideal antioxidant technology.
Here's some ingredients and how they work:
Why is this important?
- SOD (superoxide dismutase): Helps neutralize free radicals at stage one. It is the first ingredient on the scene when free radicals are formed.
- Glutathione: Helps neutralize free radicals at stage two.
- Citrus bioflavonoids, grape seed extract, green tea, vitamin E, and turmeric extract all work at stage three, the last line of defense.
- Defense Complex 3.0 is the first antioxidant complex designed to neutralize free radicals at all three stages of free radical damage. Defense Complex 3.0 is provides up to 10 hours of long-term antioxidant defense.
Antioxidants are like energy – once used up, they’re gone. Antioxidant effectiveness gets “used up” as they neutralize free radicals. Since free radicals are caused by environmental factors like sunlight and pollution – factors that interact with the skin throughout the day – long-term protection is best. The clinical study on these ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE products showed that Defense Complex 3.0 helped protect from free radical damage for up to 10 hours. From and IBO perspective, this is extremely important as a competitive advantage.
What does the “3.0” stand for in Defense Complex 3.0?
Free radicals damage skin at three stages. The Defense Complex 3.0 antioxidant complex is designed to fight free radicals at each of these three stages.
What products contain Defense Complex 3.0?
ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE Nighttime Renewal Crème, Lotion, Daytime Protection Crème, and Hydroplenish Foundation all contain Defense Complex 3.0. Some of the most important benefits these products deliver beyond free radical protection: Instant moisture surge. Visible reduction in the appearance of wrinkles. Skin looks softer, smoother, and younger.
Which ingredients in Defense Complex 3.0 are NUTRILITE-approved ingredients?
These include turmeric extract, citrus bioflavonoids, grape seed extract, green tea, vitamin E. Superoxide dismutase and glutathione are the two remaining ingredients and they are not from NUTRILITE.
Why do these products contain a fragrance?
Fragrance is added for aesthetic purposes. Many people like a pleasant fragrance in their skin care products. Also, since these formulas contain a large number of natural, NUTRILITE ingredients (many of which have unpleasant odors), fragrance is necessary to make the product appealing.
Are ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE products appropriate for sensitive skin?
Yes. These products have been tested to be acceptable for persons with sensitive skin. This does not mean that no one will ever have a reaction to the product – everyone's skin is different – but it does mean that the formulas have been used successfully by people with sensitive skin during clinical tests.
If you have a serious concern, try a small amount of the formula on the back of a hand or forearm for a few days. If there is no reaction, try a small area of facial skin before fully including the formula into the daily skin care routine.
Why are the ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE products so expensive? Isn't something available at a lower price?
How much would you pay to look your best? Across any industry, the best products cost a little more because of the advances in technology and the research behind the formulas. Compare ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE products with similar products from our competition – Estee Lauder, Lancome, or Shiseido. You will find that ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE products are extremely competitive, especially since they contain Defense Complex 3.0, today's ideal antioxidant technology and the first complex designed to fight free radicals at every stage of their destructive path.
Why are Nighttime Renewal Crème and Lotion coloured the way they are?
The crème and lotion do not contain any artificial colours: they are naturally coloured. The yellowish tint of ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE Lotion is primarily from CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10), an extremely yellow ingredient. The beige colour of ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE Crème comes from other natural antioxidants.
Can I use the Nighttime Renewal Crème and Lotion in the eye area?
These products have been dermatologist tested and allergy tested for safety, but have not been specifically designed for the eye area. Use ARTISTRY Replenishing Eye Crème or ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE Vitamin C + Wild Yam for the delicate eye area.
What kinds of safety testing has been done on the Nighttime Renewal Creme and Lotion?
Like all rigorously tested ARTISTRY products, they have been dermatologically tested and allergy tested. The formulas have also been compatibility tested with Retin-A and Renova, tested to be acceptable for persons with sensitive skin, and also tested to be non-comedogenic/acnegenic (won’t clog pores).
Why is there a Nighttime Crème and a Lotion? How do I know which one to use?
ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE Crème and Lotion both visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve surface texture, tone, firmness, elasticity, and feel of skin. Use the crème formula for normal-to-dry mature skin and the lotion formula for normal-to-oily skin.
What is the difference between ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE Daytime Protection Crème and the Nighttime Renewal Products?
The Daytime Protection Crème contians SPF15. The night creme and lotion don't. The night creme and lotion contain CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10). When and in what order should I use Age-defying products? Consult the skin routine chart in section 2, Skin Care, page 4 and 5.
What is the difference among ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE Vitamin C + Wild Yam Treatment, Alpha Hydroxy Serum Plus, Replenishing Eye Crème, Bright Idea Illuminating Essence, ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE Daytime Protection Crème, ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE Nighttime Renewal Lotion and Crème, and ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE Intensive Repair Serum?
While all of those products will help deliver younger-looking skin, they each work in different ways to deliver specific results:
ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE Vitamin C + Wild Yam Treatment
Wrinkle-fighting spot treatment. Use twice daily as a spot treatment on fine lines and wrinkles. Intensive treatment reduces the appearance of wrinkles by up to 58% around the eye area. It combines potent antioxidant and free radical-fighting benefits of vitamin C with wild yam extract, known for its benefits on aged skin.
Alpha Hydroxy Serum Plus
Skin exfoliator. Use twice daily all over the face. Accelerates the skin’s natural exfoliation process to improve colour uniformity of the skin. Provides firmer skin while improving skin texture and the appearance of fine lines with regular use.
Skin Refinishing Lotion
A softer daily exfoliator with oats, not acid. An exfoliating, moisturizing lotion that instantly and remarkably improves skin smoothness.
Replenishing Eye Crème
Targets under-eye puffiness and dark circles. Use twice daily on eye area. Noticeably reduces the appearance of dark circles by over 29% in 12 weeks.
Bright Idea Illuminating Essence
Evens and brightens skin tone. Use twice a day to illuminate and even irregular skin tone and to promote a more youthful, radiant complexion. Improves tone, clarity, and evenness of skin tone by 66% in 12 weeks. Improves skin brightness by 37% after two weeks and 116% after 12 weeks.
ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE Nighttime Renewal Lotion and Crème
Intense wrinkle-fighting moisturizers. Use nightly all over the face and neck. Skin-revitalizing formulas help the skin recuperate from daily stresses from sun, pollution, wind, cold, and air conditioning. Visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles by over 50% and improve dryness by over 97% in 12 weeks of regular use. Dramatically improve surface texture, tone, and feel of skin. Improve skin’s firmness and elasticity. ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE Daytime Protection Crème has the same age-defying ingredients as the Nighttime Renewal products but also contains SPF 15 to help prevent sun damage.
ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE Intensive Repair Serum
Reverses the signs of aging in just 14 nights. Use quarterly to boost skin’s natural ability to repair past damage and optimize skin health. Apply one vial of serum to face and neck for 14 consecutive nights. Intensive Repair Serum uses a patent-pending formula to both repair and protect skin. The Deep Nourishing Action Complex improves skin clarity by 261%, fine lines by 99%, and skin smoothness by 83%.
Is it safe to use Alpha Hydroxy Serum Plus, Replenishing Eye Crème, Skin Refinishing Lotion, Bright Idea Illuminating Essence, and all ARTISTRY TIME DEFIANCE products together?
Yes. All these products are safe to use in combination.
Why aren't ARTISTRY products hypoallergenic?
There is no industry-accepted definition of hypoallergenic. However, ARTISTRY products are allergy tested and dermatologically tested.
Why do some products, despite extensive testing, still cause a skin reaction on some?
No skin-care product is guaranteed to be 100% irritation-free for everyone. All ARTISTRY products are thoroughly tested for skin compatibility, but there are always a small number of people sensitive to certain ingredients otherwise considered completely safe. Just as some people are allergic to pets or dust, others are allergic to common cosmetic ingredients. Of course, we are careful not to use any ingredients known to cause allergic reactions.
Why is it important to wash my hands before applying ARTISTRY Skin Care products to my face?
Hands and nails may carry bacteria and dirt, which can infect pores and cause pimples or skin reactions.
What is the Hydrolipid Matrix and what does it do?
Our Hydrolipid Matrix is a unique dual-performance complex that combines carefully selected moisturizers and three types of oils that are found naturally in the skin. These act together to form an effective barrier between the skin and the drying environments. It’s one of the reasons our moisturizers perform so well.