First of all, Happy Belated Birthday to one of my favorite actresses who just turned 40 on September 25th- Catherine Zeta Jones. I think she is literally one of the most beautiful actresses/moms in Hollywood. Her radiant skin is one of the features I long for as I age…which leads me to the following blog!
I get lots of freebies from companies like Estee Lauder and Lancome when I buy their products during “gifts with purchase” time. And some of my favorite freebies tend to be the creams and serums offered by Lancome. The reason I love getting these is because these types of skin products are typically more expensive than the color products (when you buy the full size) like shadows and lipsticks, so I like to be able to test out the latest in wrinkle-free technology in small spurts!
Well last night I tried a combination of two sample Lancome products after I performed my nightly washing regime. Result- When I woke up this morning, I literally had softer smoother skin!!! No joke. One use of using this “skincare cocktail” and I was blown away how my skin felt. I keep reading in my latest magazines and skincare publications that as we get into our 30’s and 40’s, the use of serums in conjunction with our moisturizers is a must to help in stimulating cell production which combats dullness- and no one wants dull skin, yuck! (Serums also sink in quicker into the skin than creams so they can quickly do their thing.)
I used Lancome’s Primordiale Cell Defense Skin Perfecting Serum first (*big note, this serum is since discontinued but they have another great option, I talk about below!*) then applied the new line of Renergie Firming and Anti-Wrinkle Cream ($80) on top of that then headed to bed. When I woke up, my skin seriously felt smoother than it’s felt in a long time. Why have I waited so long to use serums along with my nightly moisturizer??
Other product options::
1. Lancome now offers a High Resolution Collaser Intense Collagen Anti-Wrinkle Serum ($65) that has wonderful claims of giving 80% more supple and even toned skin along with improved firmness after 4 weeks of use- not too shabby.
2. If you want a lower priced serum, try ROC’s Multi-Correxion Skin Renewing Serum ($25) shown below.
Now granted this combination of serum plus moisturizer was for only one night, but if it can give me results like it did after a single use, then I’m super excited to see what happens after continually using them for a few weeks! Stay tuned….