My facialist (Sophia Starvros) introduced me to the Karin Herzog line of skin care products and I admit I was very skeptical. I have been applying oils, creams and masks to my face since I was a teen.
Some of the products I’ve tried over the years worked really well, others - not so much. I actually told my facial expert that I was skeptical about the product line she was suggesting. I challenged her to show me immediate results.
In all fairness, any good hair, skin or beauty program takes time to work. I constantly have to remind people that if they are starting a new program to repair damaged hair or skin, it is going to take the body some time to reverse the damage and improve.
I was amazed when Sophia came to my office and gave me a complimentary facial using the Karin Herzog products. I actually got compliments on my skin for several days afterwards.
To achieve results so quickly sold me on the line, which I have been using faithfully ever since. I have turned down several offers for complimentary skin care products because I was unwilling to switch.
Over the years since I started with Karin Herzog I have used every single product in their line to test it and understand how it worked. I think it’s important to write reviews of each product so consumers understand a little more about a product before they try it for themselves.
This review is part of a series of reviews about the Karin Herzog products.
Product Purpose - A cream that promotes a beautiful, fresh and even complexion. This product provides your skin with the beneficial ingredients of Swiss chocolate and 2% oxygen. Oxygen provides vital energy for your skin hydrating the surface layers and boosting the nutritional effect of this cream. Tightens pores and enhances your skin's glow.
Packaging - Like all of the Karin Herzog products the Choco2 - Chocolate Beauty Cream arrives in an elegant dark chocolate tube with gold writing on one side. I love the look of the tube but the writing is a little hard to read because it is gold against a dark chocolate background. I always want to read all the ingredients I am putting in or on my body to make sure that I am not allergic to anything.
Ingredients - Aqua, Paraffinum, Liquidum, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate20, Sesamum Indicum, Hydrogen Peroxide, Theobroma Cacao, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Cholecalciferol Polypeptide (Vitamin D), Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Carbonate, Magnesium Carbonate, Parfum. Contains 2% hydrogen peroxide. If this product makes contact with eyes, rinse with water. This is a white creamy product.
Key Ingredients - 2% oxygen, Chocolate, Vitamin C and Vitamin D.
Aroma - This cream, unlike the The Finest Chocolate Cleansing Cream does NOT have a strong chocolate aroma. In my opinion, the chocolate aroma is very faint.
If you breathe deeply you can probably identify the chocolate but it is not strong like the Karin Chocolate Cleansing Cream. My niece uses Choco2 and does believe is has a chocolate aroma but a friend of mine does swear it has a hint of chocolate. In this case, it will be a personal experience regarding catching a whiff of chocolate.
Like the Chocolate Cleansing Cream the Choco2 (as it is called in its short form) contains real chocolate in the form of Therobroma Cacao.
How To Use This Product - This product works for all skin types.
This product is easy to use. The key, like with all Karin Herzog products, is to use a small amount and work up from there. Since this product contains 2% oxygen, it will infuse your skin with vital energy while hydrating it at the same time. The oxygen tightens up the pores and enhances the epidermis.
I have learned that his cream works INSTANTLY which means the minute you put it on your skin it goes to work and I can fill it slightly tingling. Apply the cream all at once and evenly to clean skin morning and night. Apply to the face and neck.
Special Note: AVOID the eyes since this product does contain Hydrogen Peroxide and can burn. If you do get some of the cream in your eyes rinse with cool water immediately.
How To Apply - Squeeze a teeny tiny amount onto the back of one hand that is clean. This prevents contamination from your fingertips making contact with the opening of the tube (I am an anti-germ freak so I tend to go overboard with these precautions). Use your fingertips from the opposite hand to transfer the product to your face and then to your neck.
I finish up by applying Karin Herzog Choco2 Chocolate Beauty Cream and Karin Herzog Eye Cream. What a great chocolate festival for my skin.
The Choco2 Results -I love the aroma in the tube even more than when I put a tiny bit on the back of my hand to use on my skin. The chocolate aroma which is very strong in the tube and when you first put it on your skin lessens significantly after you apply the cream. The chocolate aroma is still there, but it is definitely dispersed. You don’t have to worry about attracting attention with your chocolate infused fragrance.
This is a great product when used appropriately. If you just want to alter your mood from grouchy to happy and calm, just unscrew the cap and take a deep sniff.
Would I Recommend This Product? Yes, this is a fabulous product that works for all skin types, for men and women, all ages. It has so many benefits including:
Final Note: This Karin Herzog product and all the products in the Karin Herzog skin and body care line are available at HairBoutique.com in our Marketplace. The price may change according to various circumstances but the estimated retail price is $51-56. For more information call 1-866-469-4247 on Mondays - Fridays from 9 am - 6 pm CST.
Celebrities Who Love Karin Herzog
Karin Herzog products have captured the attention of beauty editors around the world, as well as numerous celebrities, including:
Kim Basinger, Demi Moore, Uma Thurman, Sheryl Crowe, Linda Evangelista, Kylie Minogue, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Aniston, Couteney Cox-Arquett, Lisa Kudrow, Matt Le Blanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, David Duchovney, Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Barbra Striesand, Carol Vorderman, Mel C, Jennifer Lopez, Boy George, Kate Capshaw. It has also been rumored that Kate Middleton is a fan of the Karin Herzog line.
Complimentary Products - ChocO2 cream can be used directly after washing your skin with Karin Herzog Mild Scrub or cleansing it with Karin Herzog - Finest Chocolate Cleansing Cream - or after finishing with the Karin Herzog Essential Mask. It can also be used under the Chocolate Comfort Cream for extra softening and hydration. This is a great hydrating product.
ChocO2 cream is a successful combination of 2% oxygen and Swiss chocolate. The ChocO2 will provide vital energy for the skin. It hydrates it and boosts the nutritional effect of the cream, while tightening up the pores and enhancing the epidermis.
- Revised Publication Date: 11/25/11
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