Don’t we all want to look our best? I received the “I hope I look as good as you do when I am your age” compliment a couple of times from younger teachers I’ve worked over the last few years. OK – in retrospect what age did they think I was? Regardless, I know that when I was told this it was meant it kindly!
What does it take to look good enough to inspire 20-somethings to comment? I think several factors:
- Clear, smooth skin
- An overall healthy, fit physique
- A cute, well maintained hair style
- Age appropriate, yet stylish clothing
- Well-rested and energetic
Hmm... the entries on the above list are my goals, anyway! I jumped at the opportunity to review Ageless Derma Retinol and Vitamin K Eye Cream for a blog post. The product’s goal is to reduce dark circles and puffy eyes. Of the two, the dark circles are a bigger concern for me.
Not knowing anything about the active ingredients in this product, I looked at their website, which is where the company’s line of products can be purchased. (Click here to see it - there's a very informative video!) I found that the Vitamin K speeds up healing and rids skin of discoloration. The goal of Retinol and Vitamin A is to help the skin regenerate, even out skin discoloration and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Peptides, Vitamins C and E promote new skin growth and fight off damages caused by the sun’s UV rays. The Ageless Derma line was founded by Dr. Mostamand, a physician in Orange County in 2004 to meet the needs of the women who visited his Medical Spa.
How long does it take to see a difference? Determining a timeline for my personal “trial” was quandary for me. Blurbs in magazines often say “10 day trial period” or “results in two weeks.” The box that the product arrived in states, “After 8 weeks of use, 81% of participants said that the cream had been effective, making a visible difference to the bruises and wrinkles around their eyes.”
I guess I never thought of the dark circles as bruises. Now that I am, I don’t like the idea. I didn't want to wait eight weeks to tell our readers about this adventure, so I am planning to do this in a two-step process. I have used the product for ten days. Today’s review will give you the short-term synopsis. I am making a note in my calendar to add a comment to my blog post the week of August 4 to give you the 8-week report.
One of the things I liked best about the Ageless Derma eye cream is that it was kind to my very sensitive eyes. I try out all of the free samples of eye creams that come with departments store cosmetic “gift with purchase” bonuses, and find that I can actually use very few of them because anything with a scent or some unknown-to-me ingredient makes my eyes water. This was not a problem at all with Ageless Derma, which is huge for me.
I developed a couple of new habits as a result of this experience. The first is to apply the eye cream in the morning as well as at night, and the second is to be sure to put some on my “bruises,” those dark circles next to the bridge of my nose.
The verdict? After two weeks I am happy. I love that I can use the cream without sensitivity issues, and feel that my eye area looks brighter and better rested. I have to admit that the “bruises” are not totally gone, but remember, this is only the two-week report – be sure to check in six weeks from now!
Here’s to doing whatever we can to make ourselves be the best we can be!
Our regular readers know that one of my personal blog goals is to be able to try and review new products. This is my first review for a product that was provided at no charge for a blog review. The opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.