Jan Marini’s Award-Winning Skin Care Management System Review

Jan Marini is one of the leading figures when it comes to creating innovative skincare. More precisely, here is what is said about this amazing company:

Jan Marini, CEO of Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc., is one of the most respected names in skin care. Jan pioneered the medically-validated and dispensed skin care industry nearly 25 years ago and has formed associations with some of the world’s leading physicians and research scientists to develop cutting edge solutions to today’s most frequent skin concerns.

So I was thrilled when I was asked to test one of her award winning skincare management system, which consisted of 5 products. The set was sent to me and I began the testing over a period of 2 weeks. I will share with you my readers, my most honest thoughts on these products, what I liked about each one of them and what I did not like. If you decide you want to try one of these products or the entire set, you will at least have an idea from someone who has tested it before you.

First I must say that each product has a number written on it, from 1 to 5, so that you know exactly in what order to use them. These are to be used in the morning when preparing your face. In my case I have used it as instructed by following the numbers and applying each product one after the other. Some come in a tube, some in a jar, and some with a dropper. Let’s find out what I thought about these 5 Jan Marini products! and by the way, this set has a total worth of $300 and each product is full size.

Bioglycolic Face Cleanser

First product to be used in this set is the Bioglycolic face cleanser. The first time I used this product, I thought it would be a foaming cleanser so I used it in the shower, but then quickly realized that it is not foaming and it is instead a gentle cleanser so then I used it in the morning over the sink and wiped with a towel soaked in warm water. This is a gentle cleanser, and personally I use cleansers in the evening to remove my makeup, so going forward I don’t think I will be using a face cleanser in the morning though I see why it is created..probably for those who take an evening shower and need to wash their face in the morning over the sink. Having said that the product is a good product. The bottle comes with a pump very easy to use, there is no mess.. just use one pump not two, and once the product is the palm of your hand, massage it over your face, then use a towel to remove the cleanser. I have used a pink velous towel that I bought on amazon and soaked it in warm water, and the cleanser came off very easily. It is pleasant and comes off easily leaving a clean skin. It retails for $38.

This is Jan Marini’s most popular daily cleanser gently cleans and exfoliates the skin.

Bioglycolic Oily Skin Cleansing Gel provides deep follicular cleansing for individuals with extremely oily skin – including oil in the cheeks with frequent need for blotting. This gel-based formula lathers well, removes oil and leaves skin feeling clean and soft.

Available in an 8 oz. pump.

  • Glycolic Acid
  • Gel-based Formula

Use in the morning and evening. Gently massage a quarter-size amount over dry skin. Add water to lather. Remove with a clean, wet and wrung-out washcloth. Splash face 10-15 times with lukewarm water. Blot dry. Do not use as an eye make-up remover.

INGREDIENTS: Water/Aqua/Eau, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Glycolic Acid, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance (Parfum), Ammonium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Citral, Citronellol, Linalool, Limonene, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, C10-16 Alcohols, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Benzoate, C10-16 Alcohols, Ethoxylated, Phenoxyethanol


C-ESTA® Serum

This is a powerful serum, and one of my favorites in the set! It comes with a pump and you get 2 pumps to cover the entire face.. has a light orange scent and it is pleasant.. The color is light yellow but it must be used within a month or the product turns brown, which is normal for products that contain vitamin C, since Vitamin C is not stable and very hard to maintain at full efficiency once a jar or container is open.. so even if it comes with a pump there has to be air going inside as the product will turn brown. This is by the way my second bottle, as I had already used this in the past. The little leftover in the previous bottle had turned brown and that is why I thought to mention it. This is a bit pricey and a bottle of 30 ml retails at $108.

Here is what you can read on Jan Marini’s website about this product.

What does it do, and what is it for? Let’s find out.

Lift, firm and tighten the appearance of facial contours with this exceptional, antioxidant cocktail featuring Vitamin C and DMAE for powerful free-radical protection.

This one retails for $108.00 and the size is 30 ml

Great for all skin types, C-ESTA Serum is a powerful antioxidant cocktail, featuring Vitamin C and DMAE, shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and uneven skin texture. Preferred by subjects in a blinded split-face study vs. a leading Vitamin C solution, C-ESTA Serum is the preferred Vitamin C and antioxidant solution for younger, healthier looking skin.

key ingredients

  • Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C)
  • DMAE
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Vitamins (B5 & E)

How to use this serum:

Shake bottle well. Apply sparingly morning and evening to clean skin. Apply over entire face, neck and behind ears.

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Urea, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Dimethicone, Acetyl Tyrosine, Dimethyl MEA, Fragrance (Parfum), Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ergothioneine, Pyridoxine HCl, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Farnesol, Linalool, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Cinnamal, Limonene, Eugenol, Gerianol, Hydroxycitronellal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol

Some reviews:

C-ESTA Serum, continues to produce fabulous results for our clients that are looking for a good Vitamin C product. Bright, smooth and tighter looking skin keeps clients coming back for this effective product. I recommend this product to my facial surgery patients to help prolong the results of their surgery.


Lee D. Robinson, M.D., P.C.
Lake Oswego, OR

“Our patients tell us that this product is a “face lift in a bottle.” It really complements any facial treatment or laser service that we offer. The skin’s appearance is measurably firmer and tighter. The appearance of wrinkles is dramatically reduced. C-ESTA remains one of our best selling JMSR products.”

Nanette Broderick
Plastic Surgery Offices of Dr. Daryl Hoffman & Dr. Kirk Churukian
Los Gatos, CA

“I have been using the C-ESTA product line by Jan Marini Skin Research for nearly 12 years on patients, staff members and myself. This dynamic antioxidant solution has integrated well into both our rejuvenation and maintenance skin care regimes. User compliance with C-ESTA protocols has been exceptional, and we have noted that these patients are very satisfied with the clinical benefits of using this product.”

Resurface – Bioclear® Face Lotion

Now let’s move on to the next bottle for step 3 of the process. This is a whitish serum that comes with a dropper. My problem with this bottle is that each time I had trouble getting the product in the dropper. It did come in the dropper after a few squeezes, but I had no control over how much I could get inside the dropper. Sometimes it was 3/4 of the dropper full and sometimes much less.. so I am not super crazy about the presentation and packaging but the product itself is super nice, and I loved how it applied on my face once I was able to get 2 pumps out of the dropper. It is a light or whitish serum, that spreads evenly and nicely on my face. It is absorbed fast. The serum retails for $72 for a 1 oz bottle.

Let’s find out what it contains..

All’s clear with Bioclear! A powerful combination of glycolic, salicylic and azelaic acid provide a broad-range of benefits for dramatically smoother, clearer, more luminous looking skin.

Bioclear Face Lotion is a remarkable multi-functional resurfacing solution that utilizes a combination of three proven acids for a broad range of benefits. It’s ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, redness, acne scarring, large pores and uneven texture makes Bioclear a “must have” for nearly all individuals.

What are the key ingredients?

  • Glycolic Acid
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Azelaic Acid

HOW TO USE IT: Shake well before using. Apply sparingly morning and evening to the entire face. To minimize sensitivity start with one application daily gradually increasing to AM/PM use.

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Undecanedioic Acid, Sebacic Acid, Suberic Acid, Sclerotium Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol

Transformation Face Cream

Now onto step 4 and my top favorite is the Transformation face cream that comes in a jar. Easy to use, you take a pea size amount and apply onto your face, gentle massaging. I am surprised as to how easily it spreads and is absorbed, leaving a comfortable, cushiony feeling on the face. I see myself continuing to use this product later on if I can pay the price of $105 for the 30 ml jar. What I would also love to see if the pump jars, which are even more hygienic.. the product is simply amazing and has won me.. I will highly recommend this product. My skin became in fact softer and smoother upon using it.

Go beyond simple hydration with this luxurious, patented growth factor, peptide and antioxidant solution! The ultimate in advanced hydrators to reduce the appearance of aging and damaged skin.

Transformation Face Cream’s advanced, patented formula helps reduce the visible signs of aging while providing superb hydration to the skin. From the first application, skin will appear immediately smoother with a silky softness.

Key ingredients:

  • TGF Beta-1
  • Patented Thymosin Beta-4
  • Anti-Aging Peptides &  Growth Factors
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Antioxidants

HOW TO USE IT: Apply sparingly in the morning and evening over entire face and neck.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Hexyl Laurate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Stearyl Alcohol, Palmitic Acid, Sorbitan Stearate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Nylon-12, Sodium Hyaluronate, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-8, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-11, sh-Polypeptide-22, sh-Polypeptide-9, sh-Oligopeptide-4, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Yeast) Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Squalane, Dimethicone, Sodium PCA, C12-20 Acid PEG-8 Ester, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-8, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sodium Oleate, Tocopheryl Oleate, Fragrance (Parfum), Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Imidazolidinyl Urea

Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33

Last but not lease we are now on phase 5 of the process and this is a cute little tube that contains a daily face protectant with spf 33. This is a medium consistency cream half fluid and half creamy and it a cream color product that is easily absorbed over the Jan Marini Transformation Cream and will protect your face from the sun’s rays. The tube comes in is 2 oz and it retails for $51. Great product!
All in all, I have been very happy to try and test these products and will continue until I ran out of them. My skin feels smoother and clearer. If you cannot afford the entire set, of course, you can look into checking just one product, and for me it would be the transformation cream. My holy grail!
Now let’s find out what is said about this cream in terms of more detailed and scientific explanation on Jan Marini’s website, so we are fully informed.

The ultimate in wearability! This fan favorite combines water-resistant, broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection with oil control and advanced hydration for the skin.

A sunscreen you’ll love to wear and consistent favorite with JMSR users! The Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection to decrease the risk of cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun. This invisible, hydrating and weightless sunscreen feels amazing and smells great for the ultimate in daily wearability. Fast-absorbing and cosmetically elegant, the Daily Face Protectant features microscopic particles for additional oil control making it perfect for wear with or without makeup. Enhanced with antioxidants phytomelanin and beta glucan 1,3. Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33 helps reduce and address damage caused by sun exposure.


  • Antioxidants
  • Beta Glucan 1,3
  • Phytomelanin
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Oil capture system


  • apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure
  • reapply:
    • after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating
    • immediately after towel drying
    • at least every 2 hours
  • Sun Protection Measures.
  • Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including:
    • limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. — 2 p.m.
    • wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses
  • children under 6 months: Ask a doctor


Active Ingredients: Avobenzone-1%, Octinoxate-7.5%, Octisalate-5%, Oxybenzone (CAS 131-57-7)-6%

Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Extract*, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Carbomer, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Yeast Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Oleate, Polysorbate 20, Triethanolamine, Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Diazolidinyl Urea, Caramel, Yellow 5 (CI 19140)


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This set was sent to me for testing and review and all opinions are my own. I am not a doctor and what works for one may not work for another so please do your due diligence.

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2 thoughts on “Jan Marini’s Award-Winning Skin Care Management System Review

  1. Ardith says:

    For an entire set of products that probably on average only works for a small percentage of people as a set, $300.00 is a lot of money to experiment with. I personally believe that companies like this should offer a trial set so that money isn’t wasted should any or all the products fail to work for a given individual.

    My biggest problem with costly products like these is that I have been able to find well-performing versions at a much, much lower price point. So what is my real incentive to purchase expensive versions? My skin is simply too sensitive to mess with something new without reasonably priced test-size options.

    Amy, I cannot tell you how much I personally appreciate your testing these types of products and giving your candid opinions on your blog and YouTube channel. Truly, your opinions are invaluable. Cheers, Ardith

    • I agree,it is not on the affordable site of products Ardith. A test would be very helpful to potential customers, maybe a 10 ml size of each product. I am so happy you like reading some of these posts here Ardith. I wanted to be as transparent as possible.

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