The Need: Denial is one of my favorite pastimes (“That’s not 3 extra pounds, it’s just PMS…. for an entire month” or “Eating string cheese for breakfast, lunch and dinner will totally make my skin glow”, being some of the favorites), but wrinkles are no joke. Even though I’ve spent the better part of my life avoiding the sun, slathering on SPF and staying on top of Floridian, familial skin-cancer history, I have some definite lines on my forehead these days and I’m not happy about it. Of course, I have a few things working against me- imperfect health, stress and the fact that ASL basically involves constantly moving my face in to weird expressions 24-7, as the most noteworthy. Regardless, I need to face my fears head on (face on?)…
The Breakdown: Alright, here is how this pans out, ladies- these are heavy duty, potent anti-aging alternatives and not for the faint of heart (or…face). Yes, it’s free of fragrance, alcohol and harmful chemicals and has never been tested on animals, but if you’re wanting 100% organic, “hug a tree” kind of results, this is not the place to be. Featuring DMAE (highly researched ingredient used in some Perricone products), it’s fused with other essentials to create an accelerated collagen-boosting effect. Translation? Your skin will stay hydrated, wrinkles will appear lessened and you’ll be fighting free radicals without even knowing it.
Ok, my fellow cosmetic nerd cohorts, ready for some ingredient porn? Here it goes: Coenzyme Q10 (makes your skin cells work as quickly as you do after a latte), Alpha Lipioc Acid (daily dose of antioxidant- done and done), and Hyaluronic Acid (keeps your skin moisturized so you actually see results). The Reborn Moisturizer also has an anti-inflammatory called MSM (for anyone with rosy cheek issues like me), and the Toner has enough soothing, calming extracts to make me want some kind of a baked good – aloe vera, bilberry, sugar cane and sugar maple, or cranberry, to name a few. I don’t even know what a “bilberry” is, but now I want to smear one all over my face.
This is how funny I think wrinkles are (apparently not very funny)
The Results: If you want serious results (and don’t mind forgoing 100% organic day dreams to attain it), than this collection is perfect for you. If you can resist your product-laden ADD, than it will work even better. I have always found that triads of perfectly antiquated products, like this, work so much better than your own concoction of Goodwill-style, mismatched items at home. The good news is that if you have sensitive skin, these products will still pack a potent punch without making you redder than Emma Stone at her follicle best (but warning, you might experience some dryness as your skin adjusts). Oh, and did I mention free shipping? Yep, gets me every time!
Want more beauty inspiration? Check out products in action with the Visual Vice board on Pinterest. It’s really not as dorky as it sounds…
Speak Up: What are you looking for in an anti-aging skincare line?