What You Should Know
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Lluvia is a line of six skin care products produced by the Amazon Herb Company based on ingredients found in the Amazon Rainforest. The Lluvia line claims to nourish and rejuvenate the skin with natural ingredients. Lluvia Skin Renewal products can be purchased separately but are designed to go together as a skin care “system”. The steps in the system include: Cleanse, Refine, Hydrate, Treat, Nourish, and Moisturize. All of the Lluvia products can be purchased directly from the company’s website. The six products in the system are: Botanical Facial Cleanser, Crystal Exfoliator, Refreshing Mist, Camu C Serum, Deep Nourishing Oil, and Replenishing Moisturizer. When all of the products are purchased together, the company offers a free travel bag.
What disappoints us about the Lluvia website is that it does not give any indication of a money-back guarantee or any product samples available. Product samples allow the customer to try out the formulations before they purchase and a money-back guarantee gives customers confidence in purchasing knowing that if the product doesn’t live up to the hype or if it causes a reaction, they won’t be stuck with a product that they can’t use.
The Lluvia Skin Renewal products are formulated using botanicals and extracts from rainforest plants. Many of the ingredients are unfamiliar to most consumers but some have been chosen because of their vitamin or nutrient content. For example, the Camu C Serum, which is the anti-aging product of the group, contains Camu Camu berry, a source of Vitamin C. The Camu C Serum claims to protect skin from free radicals, diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and facilitate the migration of fibroblast cells responsible for tissue regeneration. Unfortunately, Lluvia provides no indication of any clinical studies supporting the effectiveness of this ingredient.
When evaluating anti-aging products, we look for clinically-proven ingredients like collagen and hyaluronic acid which can have a dramatic and long-lasting effect on aging skin. There is no indication that these ingredients are included in the Lluvia formulations.
- Available for purchase directly from the manufacturer.
- Products contain exotic ingredients that may have a beneficial effect on the skin.
- May not contain scientifically-proven ingredients.
- May not be fully tested for effectiveness.
- No money-back guarantee offered.
- Not labeled as non-allergenic.
The Bottom Line
The exotic botanicals in the Lluvia Skin Renewal line may appeal to many consumers. However, the fact that the company provides no evidence that its products have been thoroughly tested gives us pause for concern. There are products on the market today that have proven effective ingredients backed up by clinical testing and a money-back guarantee. Those seeking an anti-aging or anti-wrinkle skin care product may wish to keep looking before spending money on any Lluvia Skin Renewal products.