Merle Norman Skin Care Review

Are you at least a little curious about Merle Norman Skincare?

The company is widely known for Merle Norman cosmetics, but there is a complete line of skincare products. They have been online since 1998. It looks like you need to visit a studio to purchase anything, though we did find some available on Amazon.

What is Merle Norman Skincare?

Merle Norman Skincare is a line of products for the face, body and sun protection. There is a lengthy description that mentions clinical research, in some cases. What is not revealed are the ingredients used in the anti-aging formulas. Are there irritants, parabens, sulfates or others? You’d have to head out to a studio to find out.

Quick Facts on Merle Norman Skincare

  • The company has been online for more than 10 years.
  • The line includes anti-aging creams and serums.
  • Sun protection is critical to anti-aging.
  • There are no ingredients listed for any formula.
  • Clinical research claims are not supported with links to where studies are published.
  • We found no product reviews on the official website.
  • You cannot buy directly from the company.
  • There may not be a studio in your area.

What’s Our Skincare Editor’s Take on Merle Norman Skincare?

“The website is beautiful and there is some information on each product, but there’s some critical details missing – the ingredients,” says our Skincare Editor. “Customers are on the lookout for fragrances, citrus oils and irritating extracts because they want to know what they are applying to their face.”

Here’s What People Are Saying

Reviews are few and far between. We did find a customer that claimed the facial cleanser wasn’t anything special.

  • “I am not sure that I would order it again as it is not anything special and I have not noticed anything any different from the face cleaner that I was getting at Dollar General for 2 bucks.”

Another felt that Merle Norman cream was just right.

  • “Great cream, leaves the skin clean and soft.”

There are the only two reviews we found online, which leaves us skeptical about the line. We didn’t even find any comments about Merle Norman makeup.

Are We Ready to Suggest Merle Norman Skincare?

We are hesitant to suggest the Merle Norman Skincare and anti-aging line to customers. There are no ingredients listed on the official website, reviews are nearly non-existent and the two we did find fell on both sides of the fence.

What Do We Like Better Than Merle Norman Skincare for Anti-Aging?

In 2016, we’ve looked high and low for the best formula and we found BioGeniste. We love that ingredients are clinically tested and the results are amazing, based on testimonials.

Click here to read more about BioGeniste today.

36 thoughts on “Merle Norman Skin Care Review”

  1. The reason Merle Norman does not post prices on their web site, is that all Merle Norman stores are independently owned and operated. Prices will vary from store to store.

  2. Does merle norman have a guarntee? my niece who is getting married, went to our local store and got some things, liked some and didn’t like others. she took them back to exchange and the girl told her too much time had past. That is poor business practices, because you don’t get repeat customers like that. She is young and she doesn’t have money to waste on make-up she can’t use, besides the girl didn’t tell us that when we bought it.

    1. Most store do offer a 30 day time frame. That is a reasonable amount of time. Each store is independently owned and operated so that store may have a different policy.

  3. Merle Norman’s Wrinkle Smoother works absolute wonders. I was so impressed that I invested in their other products like the wrinkle smoother for the delicate skin around the eye as well as the one for the vertical lines around the lips. I moved away from the studio I love, but all I do is call them and make an order over the phone and they ship it straight to me. If you have not tried any of their products yet I encourage you to do so, I doubt you will be disappointed.

  4. I was extremely disappointed in the Wrinkle Smoother Cream as well as the Vitamin C and the Powder Base and Total Finish. Makeup–It settled in my lines and looked terrible. Would not recommend their products.

    1. OH no no Wrinkle Smoother and Vitamin C are great products! Your foundation and powder is the problem!! Depending on age and skin type but i would suggest flawless effect!

      1. I agree the wrinkle smoother is great and does not settle into wrinkles.
        The problem is your foundation and powder……
        Need to change your foundation and powder

      1. My mother (75) and myself nearly 50 have used their products for years. We’ve tried others and always go back to Merle. No product is a quick fix or will fix something you’ve neglected for years. It’s skin care and makeup not a dermatologist.

    1. I love the luxiva wrinkle smoother cream have used it for years.
      Really has helped my skin…. I have very sensitive skin and have never had any problems with their products

  5. I work at merle and I use it and love it! Moisturizer range from 17 to 50 dollars. There’s skin care for each type of skin and u can mix them up.cleansers cost 17 to 25. Our serums are 50 to 56. Hope this was helpful

  6. The new Luxiva Gentle Polish facial cleanser should be taken off the market! My eyes are full of grit, scratched and painful. I have had to use eye wash for week’s and see an ophthalmologist!

  7. The new product Luxiva Gentle Polish facial cleanser should be taken off the market! My eye’s are full of grit after two use’s. Eye wash did not help. I ended up at the ophthalmologists office!!

    1. Facial cleansers with any grit are meant for the face only. You should never scrub the delicate tissue around your eyes…or your eyes! Someone already posted a similar comment and then you reposted your original. Don’t write and rewrite a poor review because of your poor common sense!

    1. Most of the products and their ingredients are listed on the website and are definitely listed on the product container.

  8. I tried Merle Norman for the first time yesterday. I have oily skin so I tried the total finish compact make up. It irritated my skin so bad I broke out into hives. I am returning it today. Definitely will NOT buy again

  9. Gentle Polish is a exfoliating cleanser! If you read the instructions or ask the Merle employee they will tell you NOT to use it on the eyes. Foundations are great as are the skin care producuts. The main problem is people say ” I want this for whatever reason” and it may not be the best for your skin. Just because your friend uses it doesn’t mean it’s right for you. Get educated about your skin. The pro is Merle employees are trained to help you

  10. I have been using Merle Norman since I was 13 years old and I’m 64. I mostly love your products. But I do miss the cream to powder blush. I don’t like the new stick blush please bring back some blush with more oil for mature skin. Thank you

    1. Please bring back the cream to powder blush in the color satin apricot. It goes with everything and is flattering on most skin types. I have looked at other companies to find a similar product and had no luck. I’m desperate because I love that product. Thanks

  11. My mother started using Merle Norman products when I was 13yrs old, taught me to use it and insisted that I do so. I was the only girl in High School, that I knew, that did not have pimples. So start your daughters, young, so they can have beautiful clear skin thru those difficult teen years.
    I am now 75 yes old.

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