"Skin care companies should deliver the claims they promise."  Somme Institute truly believes in this statement. A team of independent leading research and practicing dermatologists, were tired of having products not do what they claim to. In 1996, "clinical trials began testing ingredients to see what delivered results to the skin and what didn't. Through the use of Ultra Violet (UV) photography, participants' skin surface and subsurface conditions became visible. These advanced photographs enabled researchers to witness and analyze damage beneath the skin's surface-damage that would later appear in the form of dryness, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. 
      After over 10 years of testing, development and "tracking" more than 5,000 participants, Somme Institute® discovered and developed a Patented technology called Molecular Dispersion Technology 5 (MDT5™)." Instead of me explaining take a look HERE to see what MDT5 is all about and why this technology helps make these outstanding products work!
     I spoke with a very nice PR coordinator named Catherine. She asked me about my skin to ensure that I have the best experience with their products and to make some recommendations. I told her about my skin and also how my nose gets flakey and really shows when I use powder makeup. Right away she already had a tip for me. Here is what she said: "Our esthetician suggests that when doing your Regimen at night, after applying A-Bomb (feel free to be liberal with the amount of product you apply at night—the skin really soaks it in); apply Vaseline or Aquaphor all over the nose. You should definitely see a difference within a couple of days." (It works!!)
     Before I even got the kit to begin with I was already pleased with their customer service and feel that anyone who has any type of skin issues that they would be a great deal of help and respond in a timely manner. Good customer service and knowledge makes for a happy customer! Even though I was already excited to try of their items, I was even more when I opened my package and saw what is pictured above! I had received the Nourishing Cleanser, Transport Pads, Serum, A-Bomb and Double Defense!  Here is how the regimen goes:


What is it? A non-foaming, non-comedogenic, non-drying gel cleanser containing Molecular Dispersion Technology 5 (MDT5™), a patented technology of highly engineered vitamins A B3 B5 C & E designed to deep clean the skin while leaving it feeling soft and refreshed.

What did I think? A very super lightweight cleanser. Applies like a lotion and moisturized my skin while cleansing it. 


What is it? Saturated soft cotton pads with Molecular Dispersion Technology 5 (MDT5™), and AHA to gently exfoliate dead cells on the skin's surface.

What did I think? I love these! There are 50 pads in the container and you only need one each time. My skin isn't really sensitive so these were quick and easy for me! I feel it could possibly be a little much if you have super sensitive skin, but you could just use it once a day or every other day. 


What is it? The advanced technology in Somme Institute®'s Serum combines Vitamin C along with a high concentration of Molecular Dispersion Technology 5 (MDT5™). Serum helps reduce the visible signs of premature aging, smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and evens skin tone.

What did I think? This was one of my 2 favorites out of the bunch. It goes on super silky and absorbs nicely! Just gives an overall lovely feeling to my skin AND it's not a thick heavy serum! The bottle dispenses a perfect amount so you can apply as little or as much as you'd like.

What is it? A-Bomb is a lightweight cream containing Molecular Dispersion Technology 5 (MDT5™), designed to help improve skin tone, texture and clarity, with a high concentration of Vitamins A & E. A-Bomb helps soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while targeting poor skin texture and dry skin. It calms and soothes the skin while promoting its vitality and firmness.

What did I think? A lightweight cream with some nice substance to it! This was the other of my favorite of the bunch. My skin almost gets excited for this step (I can feel it! Haha). A little goes a long way with this! Even if I put to much on my face, if I rub it in for a minute my skin absorbs it all and loves it! Super hydrating and the skin texture feels more fresh! Gives my skin that dewy glow!

Double Defense

What is it? Double Defense with SPF 30+ and Parsol 1789 is a light-weight moisturizing lotion. Double Defense protects the skin from premature aging while locking in vital moisture.

What did I think? I use this one every so often just because I really don't like the smell of sun screen. If you don't then you won't like the smell of this either. But with that being said, the best way to start protecting your skin is with an SPF so this product is needed and is great for those days your going to be outside anyways!

     I really have fallen in love with this system. It's super easy to follow and each and every time you have that dewy looking skin with hydration that you can feel! After a few weeks of routinely using just this skin care line, I can say I notice a difference in the redness of my skin, the overall texture and had a decrease in reoccurring pimples I get. I can not say to much about lines and wrinkles because I don't have them yet (phew), but I can say I would recommend this regimen to anyone looking to hydrate, reduce redness and improve their skin texture on their face.  You could even try out a trial/travel version of these products before purchasing the bigger sizes.
     The one thing I like/dislike above the line is the packaging. Maybe it's just my graphic design minor kicking in, but I have a love/hate feelings about it. It does achieve that clinical clean look but at the same time on the actual bottles it doesn't say "STEP ONE" etc. I wish in the circles on the front they put a number on it to tell which is what step. I mean, obviously after a few times of doing it you remember which is which but it's also just a nice visual. Other than that I'd suggest you check out their website out and see all the loads of information they have! It's very interesting and you can tell how dedicated they are!
jennifer henry
11/26/2012 12:09:11 pm

wow this is amazing stuff

11/26/2012 12:11:16 pm

Those sound like great products. I would like to try the pads I am always using towelettes and things on my face especially if I am tired.

11/26/2012 01:44:11 pm

I am always looking for good products for my skin. I've enver heard of the brand but will definitely look into it! Thanks!

11/27/2012 06:03:31 am

Great review! I have never heard of this line, but now I would love to try it!


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