Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Nobody Likes a Reptile

Retinol, Vitamin A, Retin-A, whatever you want to call it, is the fountain of youth I've been searching for.  

My dermatologist told me that every woman over the age of 30 should incorporate some form of it in her beauty routine.  It's a necessity.  

I listened and used the prescription form she recommended, but I couldn't go in public because my skin was peeling off in gross sheets like a reptile.  No joke.  

I gave up and thought it just wasn't compatible with my skin.  

My poor, aging, late 30s skin.  It was screaming for help and I was avoiding the one thing it really needed.

Then, after wasting the entire afternoon on surfing the Sephora site, I came across this face lift in a bottle.

I was very hesitant to try it because I was afraid my entire face would peel off, but the reviews convinced me that this was different, so I held my breath, crossed my fingers, and gave it a try.

Thank goodness I did.  What a difference it's made!  

This miracle serum includes Vitamins E and C (the essentials in youthful skin) and an micro-encapsulated form of Retinol 1.5% (the encapsulation prevents it from making you peel).  It's a silky formula that goes on smooth like butter.  

It only takes a few drops a night.  My bottle is about halfway gone after 2 months.  Not bad at $65 a bottle.  

You can wear it under your night time moisturizer or by itself.  It's not picky.  I alternate between Nerium AD and Egyptian Magic Cream.  I like to shake it up and keep my skin on its toes.  

The biggest change it's made is around my eyes and my laugh lines.  The wrinkles are much less noticeable.  My skin feels smoother and my pores are smaller.  

p.s.  Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice?  Because my flats came in and they're PERFECTION!  I can't wait to wear them in Chicago!  They're so cute and so comfy and go with everything.  My feet are thankful.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this!! I have the worst wrinkles from years of sun abuse :) So glad your flats are comfy- I love the color of them!

  2. Ooh big cheers to the great info! I really want to try microdermabrasion and then get a really good skin care routine going. Will refer to this later I'm sure. Loving the new flat!

  3. interesting! i need to try this... i am starting to get a few laugh lines :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. Ooo! I love this product! I have used it for a year now! Love it!

  5. Love those flats! I've been looking for a good neutral pair. Glad to hear their comfortable too! I love to use Alpha Hydroxy acid on my face. It works similar to retinols. It's really helped with old acne scars and prevents wrinkles.

  6. Thank you! I almost forked over $200 to get it from my dermatologist but I have such sensitive skin I knew I couldn't use it. She recommended the Neutrogena over the counter Retinol. After that runs out I'll try this!

  7. I want to try this!! I’m about to try my first chemical peel in May and kinda nervous....

  8. Thanks for the heads up, I'll need to try it. I'm starting to get a few wrinkles around my eyes. I love the Egyptian Magic cream too!
    I can't believe that after blogging for a while I JUST came across your blog! Always fun to find a fellow wine loving mommy blog! Xx

  9. I use stuff from my dermatologist, I have for a couple of years. The first month I was peeling etc but I swear it gets better, now my skin is used to it and it really works!!

    What was this about a CMV dress I saw on instagram


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