In today's mail is my April edition of Vogue, with a lovely photograph of First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover. Even in my hay-days I never had toned arms like hers, yikes! Jealous!
|From L'Oreal website: $24.99|
Well, I'll say this for L'Oreal Paris, they're gutsy, because they included a free sample in this magazine, and I'm damn sure going to try it and I promise you I will write about what results (if any), I see in the mirror after applying (after washing my face and moisturizing) tomorrow morning.
The advertisment says "Not a moisturizer. More than a primer." So, it's like a BB cream for grown-ups?
Hmmm, sounds like a hoaxy kind of make-up to me:
"Unique Cushiony Texture"
"Blurs Lines, Pores, and Wrinkles"
If I'm putting makeup on my face, tell me so, flat out. Don't BS me about it, covering up the reality of what this product actually is! If it's makeup, of course, I won't buy it, because I love my Bare Escentials Mineral Makeup, and won't switch back to some liquidy form of foundation, no matter how much hydroxy-whatever it has in it.
Really, if you want excellent non-toxic about 99% all natural products for skin care (cleansing, moisturing, exfoliating), check out L'Bri, invented by a wife-husband team right here in southeastern Wisconsin. Excellent stuff, love it and won't switch to anything else after years of searching, and struggling with skin problems once menopause, and then post-menopause hit. EEK! My youngest sister, Yvonne, got turned on to this product line in 2009 and invited me to a party to demonstrate the products at her house in early 2010. I went out of sisterly loyalty and out of curiosity, convinced there was nothing new under the sun and that the product claims were all bogus.
Well, at the party, I was intrigued enough by the demonstrations of the products that I bought some, and I've been using them ever since February 2010. Unlike many products, cheap and expensive alike, I've tried over the years, L'Bri products actually work for me. So I've got nothing but 100% praise for them.
Updated Sunday, March 24, 2013:
Hola Darlings! It's a cool, blustery and overcast day here, snow is threatening. I HATE THIS CLIMATE. Have I mentioned how much I HATE THIS CLIMATE...
Okay, so after I washed my face this morning I put on some L'Bri light non-greasy moisturizer and headed downstairs. Then, I remembered that
Hmmmm, I did not seen any kind of transformation whatsoever. Definitely nothing like the before/after photographs that were included in the magazine ad! I also do not like how it feels on my face - kind of gooey and heavy, like it's smothering my skin. Yes, my skin does feel "soft" but to tell you the truth, my skin has been feeling soft ever since I started using the L'Bri products, including regularly exfoliating with its wonderful facial peel gel (made for very sensitive skin). In short, I did not see any 'blurring' of crow's feet and laugh lines, my dark spots weren't even partially blurred away, my redness was still quite evident, as were the dark smudges under my eyes. My eyesight is so poor these days without my Walgreens readers I can't even see my pores, so I can't tell you truthfully whether they 'blurred' away.
Then, I hiked to the Pick 'n Save supermarket and back. After putting away the items I bought, I went upstairs and checked my face in my hand-held magnifying mirror, the one I used to put on my make-up on. Seriously, I could not see any difference in how my skin looked from before I put on the product to afterwards, and when I checked in my magnifying mirror it was close to an hour after I put the product on, so there was plenty of time for it to "soak in" and do its miracle stuff.
No miracles occurred on my face! So, this product is not for me. That's not to say it doesn't work, but perhaps it is designed for 30- and 40-somethings, not 60-somethings. We 60-somethings have to be SOOOOOOO careful what we put on our skin! It sucks to get old but that's life, darlings.
So, I'm going to stick with what I know works for me, which are the L'Bri products. They have aloe as their primary ingredient, no lanolin or mineral oil.