Saturday, April 27, 2013


I'll be turning 34 this year and I have been noticing increase in amount of visible lines on my face.  What's a girl to do?  Research and buy!  Yes, research on products that can help erase years from the face and buy the products that are backed by research.  A dermatologist friend of mine says that the only proven treatment to minimize and prevent fine lines is retinoic acid treatment.  I tried using pure tretinoin before, however, I developed redness and irritation as well as flaking of the skin.  Apparently, I was using a very high dose of tretinoin.  It got so bad (my skin developed 1st degree burns from avid use of scrub, toner and daily tretinoin...yikes!) that I had to seek consult with a dermatologist.  She said that if I am very particular with minimizing and preventing wrinkles, I should use commercial products that have tretinoin or retinol in low concentration.  So my Google search began.  After 1 week of research (total of 3-4 hours...hehehe), I short-listed my list to the following: (1) Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex; (2) Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Serum; (3) RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream and (4) Murad Age-Balancing Night Cream.  Out of all the products that I short-listed, only 2 products (Dermalogica and Murad) are available in Manila.  I went to the nearest department store and only Dermalogica is available.  I was really intent on buying the full size 15-ml tube of Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex, however, it was not available.  What was available was their special offer AGE smart kit which was composed of: (1) Age Reversal Eye Complex; (2) Overnight Repair Serum; and (3) Super Rich Repair.  So, I grabbed it (worth P 1500, which was a good deal considering that I just wanted to try the AGE smart first).

The good Dermalogica counter lady also gave me 10 pieces of skin perfect primer to try out (oh goody!).  And she also gave me a squirt of age reversal eye complex in a little circle container.  I was a happy shopper that day!

I have tried the skin perfect primer and the age reversal eye complex, however, it is too early (3 weeks of use) to give my review.  But, so far so good...
I need to try the product for a few more weeks to give my final review.  I'll update you regarding developments in another blog post.  Stay tuned!

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