14 April 2010

What's in My Stash!!! ---Beauty Product Wednesday

Ok, I am a beauty product junkie (not small time, big time). So for fun, I thought every now and then I would post about some beauty products I have tried (drug store and spa selections) and get your opinion on what has worked for you. This is all in my vain effort to protect the mummy in me... So I am obviously very interested in what works for YOU!!

My backgroud:
  • 53 YO
  • Been around the block
  • Have experimented with PS, injections, lasers, botox, spa treaments, derma this and derma that...
  • I probably could have bought a nice little vacation cottage somewhere with what I have spent over the years..
  • And here is the big one.. I don't regret anything one bit. Am I vain.. you could say that!!

Today I want to take a look at eye creams:

And more specifically anti-wrinkle creams/serums.

I have tried many brands (Regenerist, La Mer, copper peptides, nano peptides, Pro-Rx, Periconne, ROC, Kinerase).. but products that contain Hyaluronic Acid seem to have the best results for me.

So a DISCLAIMER and a Science Lesson:

Consult your doctor before you decide to take HA or any other type of supplement to make sure it is an appropriate treatment for your particular health condition.

Hyaluronic Acid as described by the Clevland Clinic

Skin care products containing this substance are often used in conjunction with vitamin C products to assist in effective penetration. Hyaluronic acid (also known as a glycosaminoglycan) is often touted for its ability to "reverse" or stop aging. In news reports, you might have heard of hyaluronic acid as the "key to the fountain of youth." This is because the substance occurs naturally (and quite abundantly) in humans and animals, and is found in young skin, other tissues, and joint fluid. Hyaluronic acid is a component of the body’s connective tissues, and is known to cushion and lubricate. As you age, however, the forces of nature destroy hyaluronic acid. Diet and smoking can also affect your body’s level of hyaluronic acid over time. Skin care products with hyaluronic acid are most frequently used to treat wrinkled skin

Now there are some expensive products with HA, Peter Thomas Ross has one called VIZ 1000, but again, I have to give kudos and 4 STARS to the drug store brand of Neutrogena, and I use this every day under makeup.. it has worked great for me. it's about $20 and you can often find coupon's.

Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Moisturizer

The manufacturer description:

DescriptionDiminish the look of fine and deep wrinkles with Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Moisture Cream, SPF 20 by Neutrogena. Helioplex sunscreen shields skin six layers deep providing improved protection against the damaging effects of UVA/UVB rays. Formula features hyaluronic acid that adds line-plumping moisture to help hydrate and rejuvenate skin¿s appearance. Retinol SA helps to continuously renew skin throughout the night as it smoothes wrinkles and fades age spots. In just two weeks, this moisturizer unveils healthier-looking skin and reduces the look of fine lines and deeper wrinkles for a fresh, replenished look. Dermatologist tested. Allergy tested. Non-comedogenic


  1. ooh! Can't WAIT to try it!

  2. Thank you. I WILL be buying this.

  3. OMG! What timing, I am running low on my moisturizer & was going to look for something new & different - thanks!

  4. Have you found anything to help with sun/age spots? I have a few on my face that drive me crazy.

  5. Wow....sounds great....hope they sell it in Oz