The Grace product line from Stages of Beauty is designed for women in their golden years, ages 50 and over.
In this phase of life, women are most concerned with minimizing the signs of aging and keeping skin as healthy as possible. Not surprisingly, then, Stages of Beauty Grace features not only typical skincare products like cleanser and toner but also special anti-wrinkle neck cream and wrinkle serum.
I appreciate that Stages of Beauty Grace contains products designed with the skincare needs of more mature women in mind. But, I still investigated Stages of Beauty Grace to learn if its skincare and wrinkle treatment products produce results.
The Products in Stages of Beauty Grace
Stages of Beauty’s Grace line has 6 products. Let’s examine the purpose of each one.
The product is called “the cornerstone of the Grace line.” The Grace treatment creams acts as a moisturizer, wrinkle-fighter, and skin immunity booster. It’s also the only Grace product available in 2 sizes: 30 ml or 50 ml jars.
The Grace cleanser is used to remove makeup, oil, dirt, and other irritants that build up on skin during the day. This cleanser also contains ingredients for moisturizing and reducing wrinkle formation.
Stages of Beauty Grace’s regenerative toner refreshes skin and prepares it to absorb nutrients of other skincare products. This toner’s main purpose is to create a healthy pH balance on the skin’s topmost layers.
Intensive Wrinkle Serum
As its name says, the Grace intensive wrinkle serum attacks existing fine lines and wrinkles and discourages new ones from forming. It also uses natural antioxidants to reduce free radical damage.
The Grace facial scrub contains many natural alpha-hydroxy acids, similar to those used in restorative chemical peels. In addition, this product has bamboo micro granules to exfoliate. The combined effect of the alpha-hydroxy acids and the bamboo exfoliation should be bright, radiant skin.
For women concerned about wrinkled or sagging neck skin, Stages of Beauty Grace has a special neck cream. This product encourages skin to be firm and elastic, giving it a natural smoothness and strength.
I like the variety of skincare products in the Stages of Beauty Grace line. However, I’m still not sure what sets Stages of Beauty Grace apart from other skincare lines.
Most Common Ingredients
Stages of Beauty Grace uses too many ingredients to examine them all individually. But, I noticed a few ingredients are used in several Stages of Beauty Grace products, so I researched them further.
Monk’s Pepper Berry Extract
This ingredient is a staple of Stages of Beauty’s products for all ages. This plant extract moisturizes and firms skin. According to a small study, a cream containing monk’s pepper berry extract increased skin hydration by 30% and skin firmness by 20% after 28 days.  Stages of Beauty Grace uses monk’s pepper berry extract in treatment cream, cleanser, and facial scrub.
Young skin contains high concentrations of hyaluronic acid in connective tissues. As we age, hyaluronic acid levels diminish.  When tested, 0.1% hyaluronic acid creams significantly reduced wrinkle depth.  Hyaluronic acid is found in Stages of Beauty Grace’s regenerative toner, intensive wrinkle serum, and neck cream.
Purchasing Stages of Beauty Grace
These beauty products are only sold at StagesOfBeauty.com. They range in price from $20 to $75, with most products costing just over $50.
Unfortunately, there aren’t any package deals for buying several products or the whole line at once. However, there is a “risk-free trial” offer on some Stages of Beauty products. Be careful, though. I found reviews on other websites saying these risk-free trials are tied to an auto-ship program.
The Final Word on Stages of Beauty Grace
Stages of Beauty’s Grace line seems versatile and well-designed. Women who are 50 or older might enjoy the results from any or all Stages of Beauty Grace products. However, these products are a bit on the pricey side, so they might not be the most cost-effective wrinkle-reducing option.
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