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New Advocare SYS Skin Care Review

Advocare SYS Skin Care Product Review

The AdvoCare Skin Care line came out in August 2014.  I was very excited about these products and wanted to test them all for a review.  Below is each of the 6 products, what they do, ingredients, and my opinion of them.

  • All of the products are made with many of the trusted ingredients that AdvoCare already uses.
  • All of the products are water based which is much cleaner and more effective than oil-based skin care products
  • There are 6 products in the Supplement Your Skin care line.

Advocare Skin Care

 SYS Eye

advocare sys eye

As the name suggests, this product is ideal for eye care. The product is ophthalmologist tested, hypoallergenic, and helps reduce eyelid crepiness

SYS Eye also prevents the skin around the eye from looking uneven. Apart from this, this supplement makes the skin around the eyes appear smoother, reducing the lines and wrinkles. SYS Eye is odor-free.

Why Do You Need An Eye Cream

For skin care, using eye cream is a must during the day or at night. A good eye cream helps you look younger and keeps your skin looking brighter. SYS Eye moisturizers the skin surrounding your eyes to prevent wrinkles. 

*At the time of this post the Eye Cream is coming out November 2014 so I have not tested this one. 

How To Use SYS Eye

With your ring finger, you can apply SYS Eye cream to the eyelid and the areas below your eyes. So simple!


  •  Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract
  • Hibiscus Extract
  • Fragmented Matrix Peptide
  • Vitamin E
  • Ginseng Root Extract

 SYS Cleanser

SYS Cleanser

SYS Cleanser is a cleanser and exfoliate, which is ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic. It cleans skin, removes dead skin cells without leaving any residue.

SYS Cleanser also has a nice fresh currant scent.

Why Should You Cleanse And Exfoliate The Skin

For healthy skin, you need to take care of it. Cleansing skin at night will help you get rid of impurities, excess oils and dead/dry skin cells. For the removal of toxins, it is a good idea to apply some SYS Cleanser on your skin in the morning.

With age, our skin’s ability to shed dead cells and regenerate new ones comes down. The skin looks dull, dry and rough because of the accumulation of dead cells.

The build-up of dry/dead cells on the skin causes excessive oiliness and blocked pores. As a result, you are likely to have breakouts and blemishes.

To rejuvenate your skin, exfoliation is necessary on a regular basis, and this what you can do with SYS Cleanser.

*One of my favorite skin care products I will never do without!  I love this and everyone I know who has tried it has loved it as well.  It’s not a hard rough exfoliate but just enough to make your skin feel very smooth but not dried out.  Excellent product! I highly recommend.

How To Use The SYS Cleanser

All you need to do is massage the cream on your wet skin in the morning or at night. Make sure the cream doesn’t come into contact with the areas around your eyes. Rinse your face thoroughly.

Key Ingredients:

  • Bilberry
  • Sugar Cane
  • Green Tea Extracts

SYS Serum

sys serum

SYS Serum is another great product in the bundle, which is a rejuvenating serum. It is ophthalmologist & dermatologist tested, and hypoallergenic.

Adding a facial serum to your daily skincare routine can help maximize the look and feel of healthy skin.

Why Do I Need A Facial Serum

A facial serum works like a cleanser and moisturizer to make your face look healthier.

Actually, serums are very concentrated and have vitamins and antioxidants to meet the needs of your skin. If your skin is dry, SYS Serum will keep your skin hydrated.

*Because I have dry skin and I’m getting older :(  this product does make my face look brighter and reduces the look of those pesky age spots.

How To Use SYS Serum

In the morning, you can apply a little bit of lotion to your face and neck. At night, you can apply a small amount of it to your chest as well.

Key Ingredients

  • Algae Extract
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin C
  • Fragmented Matrix Peptide
  • Beet Root Extract

 SYS Day Moisturizer 

sys day

SYS Day is a moisturizer with 20 SPF sunscreen, which is hypoallergenic and ophthalmologist & dermatologist tested.

It protects your skin against damage from UVA/UVB. Aside from this, the regular use of SYS Day keeps your hydrated, fresh and smooth.

Why Should You Go For Moisturizer With SPF

For your skin to glow and look youthful, you need to cleanse and wash your face, eat well, stay hydrated and take exercise on a daily basis.

SYS Day is a daily moisturizer and moisturizers should be used for basic skin care and keeping your skin in good health. Not only do they keep the skin hydrated, they also give protection against environmental pollution.

Experts recommend using a moisturizer with an SPF value of 15 at least, on a daily basis. Actually, your face skin is more prone to sun damage than other parts of your body.

*This is an amazing daily moisturizer!  I love how it is not greasy at all but you really feel like your face is hydrated.  The SPF is just a bonus.

How to use SYS Day

You should apply SYS Day to your face 15 before you get out in the sun. Apply it at least once every 2 hours. If you daily do some swimming, go for water-resistant sunscreen.

Key Ingredients

  • Titanium Dioxide 6.0%
  • Octinoxate 7.5%
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin F
  • Hibiscus Extract
  • Grape Seed Extract

SYS Night

sys night

SYS Night is a skin renewing moisturizer, which is ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested. It is a type of nourishing cream that contains glycolic acid which make your skin firmer and more elastic.

Aside from this, SYS Night keeps your skin from dehydrating, so while your resting, the nutrients and vitamins are absorbing into your skin.

Why Do We Need Night Cream?

At night, since your skin takes rest, repairs itself and absorbs essential nutrients, it is recommended that you use some night cream before going to bed. SYS Night improves your skin health by keeping it hydrated. In addition, it helps your skin look younger, improves skin quality and makes it firmer and more elastic.

*I use this face cream every night and highly recommend it for dry skin.

How To Use SYS Night

Apply a small amount of it to your face, neck and chest.

Key Ingredients

  • Vitamin E
  • Shea Butter,
  • Beet Root Extract,
  • Glycolic Acid (5%)
  • Fragmented Matrix Peptide

SYS Body

sys body

SYS Body is one of the best body firming lotions.  It is hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested.

The plant extracts in this lotion make your skin firmer, reduce inflammation in the skin and enhances skin quality by keeping the skin.

Why Do You Need Body Firming Lotion

Body lotions are common skincare items for everyone. Environmental factors affect your skin making you look older for your age. Using a body lotion like SYS Body is an easy way to augment your skin quality by replenishing and nourishing the lost natural oils of the skin.

SYS Body has plant extracts that nourish the skin, improve its texture giving it a smoother appearance. Your skin will feel even more moisturized and hydrated.

*This is a great overall body lotion and I like the smell. I haven’t tested long enough to see the actual firming but it’s a great product!


How To Use SYS Body

All you need to do is massage gently in the morning and at night on the problematic areas, such as arms, abdomen, butts and thighs.

Key Ingredients

  • Capaibia Oil
  • Globularia Cordifolia Extract
  • Caffeine
  • Ginger
  • Beet Root Extract

AdvoCare Skin Care Review:

After trying all of the products, I really think for the cost and quality, the Advocare Skin Care line is excellent.  As stated above, I do have dryer skin so I can’t speak for people with oily skin.

The only product I think may not work great with oily skin would be the SYS Night.  This is only because it has such a hydrating component to it but I could be wrong on that.

When your supplementing your inside with the high quality of Advocare supplements, it only makes sense to supplement the outside as well.  If you can’t decide on a product go for the AdvoCare Skin Care SYS Bundle that is composed of 5 products in total.

*At the time of writing this post the SYS Eye is on backorder so the bundle includes all of the above products except for the eye cream.

advocare SYS bundle

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AdvoCare Independent Distributor,

Joanna Bostwick

The AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge App

The Advocare 24 Day Challenge App Review


Advocare has made it even easier to take The 24 Day Challenge! They have added an app for the iphone and android!

This is a great way to keep you organized and on top of your daily routine during the 24 day challenge.  Below is a 24 Day Challenge App Review to give you a better understanding of how it works.

There are a number of screens that walk you through the 24 Day Challenge App that help with portion sizes, food choices, pre and post measurements, product guidance and more.

The Advocare 24 Day Challenge is a 24 day program designed to take the toxins out of your body and replace your system with high quality nutrition so that your body will function properly and more efficiently.

When this takes place and your metabolism rises and you gain more energy.  Many people experience weight loss including a lower fat percentage and loss of inches.

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The 24 Day Challenge App Review:

  • When starting the app, it is very important to put in all of your pre challenge measurements which includes pictures of your “before photos” so that you have a starting point to reference.

Make sure and take accurate measurements so you know exactly where you were at the beginning of your journey. Below is what the pre and post assessment screen looks like on the 24 Day Challenge App

24 day challenge app

  • Next, you get to choose your product starting place for the 24 days.  Most people start at the cleanse phase which is the first 10 days of the challenge and follow with the MAX Phase which is the following 14 days of the challenge.
  • There is also has a calendar where you can put your start date so you can stay on track with the health program!  This is Very handy!
  • The following screen gives you a list of what products you are taking throughout the challenge so it can keep you straight on when to take your products and what they are for.

For example, Advocare Spark can be taken in the morning and then again in the afternoon if needed.   So it is important to type in the app which products you are using so you can get notified appropriately.

24 day challenge app review

  • Keeping track of your water and food intake is easy with this app as well. Not everyone takes the exact same products on the 24 day challenge so it is important to only enter in the products you are taking to get the correct notifications.
  • The portion guide is a great reference in case you forget.
  • The 24 Day Challenge Grocery List will give you some ideas of what foods to get ahead of time to be prepared

advocare app for iphone

  • Entering your food choices throughout the day can easily be imputed in the breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack screens.

The great thing about this screen is that you can add items under protein, veggie, complex carbs, fruit, or custom, so you can make sure your getting all of the food throughout the day that is needed to be successful.

  • This screen gives you food suggestions in each food group.  You can also see my Advocare 24 Day Challenge Meal Plan for more suggestions.

food suggestions app


  • If you are doing the Advocare workout series , you can easily enter this in as well.

You can just click on which dvd workout you finished and your set.  Again in this section you can also enter in other fitness regimens as well including custom workouts.

  •  I also love the community screen where you can connect with other people on the challenge and join or create groups of people to connect with!

This is a great feature for people who are doing group challenges.  This way everyone that has the app can easily communicate with each other and give each other encouragement and answer questions that may arise

  • You can also assign a coach which is usually your Advocare distributor that you purchased your challenge from.  The coach is able to view you daily logs, posts, and assessment data to make sure your on track.
  • Your friend settings are more optional in terms of what they can or can not see.
  • Last but not least is the post challenge measurements and “after photos”.

The Advocare 24 Day Challenge App Review:

I have been following the app during my second 24 Day Challenge and have found it very helpful!  I think for any new person doing the challenge this is a great app and pretty easy to follow.

You can set the notifications on so you can get pushed updates that pop up to remind you of what to do.

Click to get the app for iphone or for Android

*If you’d like to start the 24 Day Challenge feel free and email, contact me, or click below.  I can help you through the app and also set you up with my 24 day email coaching series as well.

I am available at all times to answer any questions that may arise and help you with a custom meal plan to get you going.


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AdvoCare Independent Distributor,

Joanna Bostwick