It is really difficult to decide between anti-aging products that really work. To justify the amount of money we do spend on these types of products, is a whole “other” story! We really would like to get more “bang- for- the- buck” when we are plunking down our hard earned cash at the cosmetic counter- which in some cases -totals to the tune of at least what most of us pay for our cell phone bill each month!
I tell you what, I have scoured the aisles trying product after product and have narrowed down two products that I feel actually do give you instant results. I have devoted 2 weeks to each product and I have to say I like one of these better than the other so, here you have it, my disclaimer first: This is not a paid advertisement and I am only endorsing these products for two reasons 1) they work and 2) to inform. It never hurts to get some good advice about what is out there in the way of anti-aging skin care products and, as a licensed cosmetologist, and one over the age of 40, I’d like to think I know a bit about the topic. But before I get to the products at hand, I want to share a little story with you, it may be slightly over the top but what the heck it is entertaining.
As you all know, when you walk down the various aisles of any cosmetic boutique this thing always happens. Try as you may, you are surreptitiously lead by the hand, willingly of course, by a delightful twenty something spouting pleasantries about how young you look, and how great you must take care of your skin and then there comes the ultimate hook, “I have a new product you should try,” now comes the line, ” It plumps your fine lines, gives you back 20 years,” yadda, yadda, and yadda– you’ve been sunk! You are no longer under your own control, you’ve been overpowered by the lust of youth and now this cosmetic fairy has willingly strapped you down to the chair with the promise of “eternal youth.”
You all know what I am talking about. Haven’t most of us been there- in that chair and done that? It is there that those lovely, youthful, trendsetters with purple hair and Shrek colored nail polish (in a hues that once all fast food restaurants chains were fond of) begins to explain how your skin ages, and why you desperately need to own this ten step process, she then proceeds to cake on layer after layer of lotion – filler- enhancer- and setting spray onto the surface of your skin, you finally end up spackled, pulled, and light headed from lack of oxygen- due to the deposits of product which now engorge your pores- no longer providing the needed circulation of fresh air and blood to your brain, suddenly slight suffocation sets in.
A nice pinch to your cheeks wakes you up from your perfumed stupor, and VOILA you are beautiful. Let me make this perfectly clear, “This event happens so quickly your head spins, and then it literally falls off your shoulders from the weight of all those glorious skin care products that have been so artfully applied. You are now a living sculpture. Your final mirror image resembles, a colorful taught canvas, Picasso or Salvador Dali-ish, a slightly Evanna Trump version of your former self. All you need now is a SnookyPoof and you are ready for the middle aged reality version of Jersey Shore. “
After you run out of that department screaming “Make-up remover, chisel, sand blaster- anyone?” Head to the Dillard’s or Macy’s counter where women of a certain age reside. They know exactly what you need. If you have that unsightly number eleven forming between your eye brows, try Bremenn instant forehead smoother. This really works. Ask for a small sample- this might be like pulling teeth in some cases, but be persistent , and that nice lady will find something to put enough product in, to provide a sample for you, maybe even enough to get you through a week or more if your lucky. I am telling you, you apply a small amount to that nasty mid section, massage it in until absorbed, you feel an instant tingly sensation and ((POW)) Botox looking forehead, and who doesn’t want that?!? I can’t think of anyone. This is the BOMB product and I like it best.
Another fine product I tried is StriVectin WF Instant Deep Wrinkle Serum. I found that this product for me did not deliver as quick as expected; it did however minimize fine lines and seemed to fill out the lines which I get from laughing around the nose and mouth area. It noticed a small difference after about a week. The one thing I LOVE about StriVectin products is that they do have plenty of samples, and the staff at Dillard’s and Macy’s are extremely helpful. I also love that I am talking with someone more my own age who uses the products, and that is a BIG plus in my book. Whichever product you try, always ask for samples first- before making the investment.