When I started exploring anti-aging options a few months go, I had just three go-to products. It wasn’t that I didn’t care — I just didn’t know what my skin truely needed. Too many times I would be vulnerable to great sales pitch and find that the expensive “miracle cream” either did nothing or made my face break-out. Now that I am testing out wrinkling fighting tools and techniques, I had to try out an endless buffet of skin care products. Trial and lots of error has resulted in a group of cleansers, moisturizers and sunscreens that deliever on their promises. I call them my “Fabulous Fourteen” and today I have uploaded that list in the blog tab ” Beauty Tool Kit”. I explain how to use them, how they work and how much they cost. I have only one face and can’t try out everything, so I would love to hear about your go-to products.
It’s a double insult. I buy a skin care product and it doesn’t work. My beauty problems are still there and I’m out beween $20 and $100 for something I will never use again. So, I was really psyched to find a growing number of products now come with a money back guarantee. Pro-X from Olay states on the package and in ads that” satisfaction guarenteed or your money back” . Bath and Body Works covers all their products with money back guarantee. Nice! I’m making a list of products and/or brands that come with such a promise. If you have come across any, let me know.
A form of vitamin B, niacinamide appears to offer solid anti-aging benefits. Studies have shown it can act as an exfoliator, to take off top dead cells and encourage new skin growth– much like fruit acids. In a study of 50 women who used a 5% niacinamide cream for three months, analysis of their skin showed a reduction in fine lines and dark age spots. Even better, women in the study reported improved skin tone and color. Niacinamide is often used in products designed to lighten dark spots and under eye shadows. As is often the case with anti-aging ingredients, it can be difficult to know how much niacinamide is in the product. One clue– the higher it is listed on the label, the higher the concentration in the formulation.