Merle Norman Skin Care Review

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The Head Office of the company Merle Norman Skin Care is in Los Angelos. They manufacture and distribute a large cosmetic and skin care range that is sold throughout two thousand Merle Norman Cosmetic Studios in the United States and in Canada. One of their main anti-aging product is known as Luxiva Wrinkle Smoother. There is an official website for the Merle Norman Cosmetic Studios. It is not, however, possible to order products directly from the website, and you will need to visit one of the studios directly to pick up Merle Norman Skin Care products.

Product Details

We are told on the official website that the main active ingredient in Luxiva Wrinkle Smoother by Merle Norman Skin Care is Argireline. Argireline is the trade name for Acetyl Hexapeptide 3. It is an ingredient thats is derived from natural protein. It is often said to be a safe alternative to Botox, and those who sell products containing Agireline claim that it relaxes facial muscles, which will in turn minimize current wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle contractions. However, the Luxia Wrinkle Smoother by Merle Norman Skin Care is not the only anti-aging cream for sale on the market that contains Argireline as a main active ingredient. Although the official website gives information on all of the skin care products in the range, it does not actually give any price details. In order to get price details and to actually purchase the product you will need to visit a Merle Norman Skin Care retailer in person. If you live outside the United States or Canada, you will therefore find it difficult to purchase the products in the Merle Norman Skin Care range.

The Good

  • There is an official website for the Merle Norman Skin Care range.
  • The official website enables you to locate your nearest Merle Norman Skin Care studio.
  • The main anti-aging product, the Luxiva Wrinkle Smoother, contains Argireline which is thought to have anti-aging qualities for the skin.

The Bad

  • You cannot order any skin products directly from the website.
  • The official website does not give any details of the prices of products.
  • There does not seem to be a money back guarantee if you purchase the Luxiva Wrinkle Smoother.
  • There are a large number of other products on the market which also contain Argireline as a main active ingredient.

The Bottom Line

Although the official website for the Merle Norman Skin Care products is well constructed, one of its major failings is that it does not contain the price of the products. This means that prospective customers have no way of knowing whether or not the price of the products is competitive. Also we have no evidence that their major anti aging-cream, which contains Argireline, is superior to other creams which contain this ingredient.

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21 Comments/Questions/Answers to Merle Norman Skin Care

  • 1

    Carol Thurk

    Is there a website that contains ingredients for all of Merle Norman products?

  • 2

    Carol Thurk

    Is there a website with a list of ingredients for all of Merle Norman products?

  • 3


    I just purchased Skin Refining Cleanser and Clear Complexion Moisturizer. Do I use them both day and night?

  • 4

    D. Abramowitz

    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.

  • 5


    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.

  • 6


    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.

  • 7

    ann Bourget

    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.

  • 8

    ann Bourget

    Their stuff is No Good for Mature Skin.

  • 9


    I love the Merle Norman Wrinkle Smoother. I got instant improvement on the 1st application.
    I am a 40+

  • 10


    Yes but I would suggest using them at night because that is when your skin rejuvenates.

  • 11


    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!

  • 12


    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

  • 13


    I don’t know…my mom looks amazing at 78!!

  • 14

    Janice Foore

    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!

  • 15

    Janice Foore

    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!!

  • 16

    Barbara Boone

    How can I find out the ingredients of all the Merle Norman products?

  • 17


    you are never to put a scrub near your eyes….. the product is great read the directions…

  • 18


    Gentle polish should not be used around the eye area. It is an exfolient not a cleaner.

  • 19

    dana williams

    does any of your products have gluten in them? Very important to know

  • 20


    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!

  • 21

    Morgan Reep

    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

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