Jan Marini Review

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Jan Marini is a skin care pioneer best known for her innovative work with glycolic acid. How does glycolic acid benefit aging skin? Basically, Jan Marini, in company with several leading skin care professionals, developed a technique for delivering this essential source of Vitamin C directly to skin cells. This, so the company claims, leads to significantly improved appearance and texture for your skin. But how well does it work? As a company, Jan Marini Inc. actually offers an extensive range of skin care products, ranging from anti-aging to anti-acne. This stands in stark contrast to other anti-aging lines that focus all of their resources specifically on producing wrinkle preventing products.

Originally, the Jan Marini line confined itself to skin care products. While these products treated a variety of potential conditions, they were still all skin products, Today Jan Marini has also expanded to manufacture products intended for the treatment of lips, hair and eyelashes. Jan Marini focuses on the inclusions of antioxidant ingredients and topical vitamins in most of their products, regardless of what the product is treating.

Product Details

All of Jan Marini’s skin products focus in on a five-step skin care regimen. These steps are: cleanse, resurface, rejuvenate, prevent and hydrate. Jan Marini believes that, by acknowledging all of these topical steps, a user will achieve a higher quality of skin care. What does this mean? Improved skin textures and minimal wrinkles or other signs of aging. Jan Marini also seems to offer an eyelash extension formula that actually grows eyelashes. As some users may have noticed, eyelashes tend to become thinner and fainter with age. However, this formula appears to be extremely controversial.

The full ingredient list for Jan Marini TGF Transformation Serum for smoother skin is as follows: Deionized Water, Butylene Glycol, Yeast Extract Nayad S, Transforming Growth Factor, Nylon-12, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, Comfrey, Indian Plantain Extract and Wheat Hydrolzate, Cucumber Extract, Arnica Extract, Elder Tree Extract, Pellitory Extract, Wood Extract, Mallow Extract, Ivy Extract, Chamomile Extract, Sodium PCA, Propylene Glycol (and) Propylparaben, Carbomer 940, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Triethanolamine.

The full ingredient list for Jan Marini Age Intervention Eyelash Conditioner is: deionized water, hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycan, sodium hyaluraonate, triethanol-amine, propylene glycol, methylparaben, propylparaben, acrylates C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, panthenol, biotin, sodium chloride, sodium phosphate, 7-(3, 5-dihydroxy-2-3-hydroxy-4(3-(triflormethyl phenoxy)-1 butenyl) cyclopentyl)-N-ethyl, (1R-(alpha(Z), 2beta(1E,3R*), 3alpha, 5alpha)

The Good

  • Testimonials offered on the official Jan Marini website.
  • A diverse collection of skin care and anti-aging products are available.
  • Jan Marini is a noted skin care professional with decades of experience.

The Bad

  • Jan Marini products do not seem to be available from the official company website.
  • Many Jan Marini products are listed as containing parabens, which are a cheap artificial preservative that has been linked to skin irritation in some users.
  • Jan Marini products are highly specialized, and a complete anti-aging regimen could be costly and complicated to apply.
  • Jan Marini products typically range $100+ for a bottle or jar.

The Bottom Line

We wish we knew more about Jan Marini’s extensive line of beauty care products. And that’s just it really; Jan Marini seems to be a one-stop shopping center for beauty care products ranging from skin care and eyelash rejuvenation to acne or hair care. This comprehensive approach makes us a bit weary and that, coupled with Jan Marini’s lack of clinical trial data or research and development info, makes us more likely to turn to an anti-aging producer that focuses more specifically on anti-aging skin care products.

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7 Comments/Questions/Answers to Jan Marini

  • 1

    Nathalie Schmicker

    Used the Antiaging Intervention for Hands–I am miserable with a rash all over my arms, legs and hands. I was told I could use it on my legs and arms. I may have to go to the doctor. HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE STUFF–DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT. I CANNOT EVEN SLEEP AT NIGHT FOR ALL THE ITCHING.

  • 2


    My-be you werent informed correctly on how to use this product. This product is very aggressive & it is for resurfacing age spots on hands,arms,& leggs. You should always apply lotion after this product. It will help a lot.

  • 3


    The new Jan M. packaging is horrible. Labels are diffucult to read and the product is difficult to differenciate. Lets be serious most of the customers need reading glasses………

  • 4


    bought the jan marini line to suit my skin type,its very expensive but has transformed my skin from spotty to clear,i recently bought a second cesta serum but it has new packaging and every time i pump a little into my hand it squirts all over my clothes,up the wall and over the floor a clearly bad design fault and a very expensive one !!!!!

  • 5

    Leanne Bradley

    Hello, Could you please advise products ie cleanser,toner,moisturiser,night moisturiser and eye cream.
    I am 52 with quite good skin.
    Many thanks

  • 6


    I love the AI hands. Made huge improvemnets on a client of mine who had smokers hands and smoked for over 20 years.

  • 7

    Robin smiley

    I just started using Retinol Plus age intervention. Noticed red blotches under eyes and now chin and other spots on face. Any known allergies to this?
    Thanks immensely,
    Robin Smiley

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