So now that I have discussed how to feed your skin with food, vitamins, and minerals, let's talk about my favorite thing: PRODUCTS! Many women (and men) have the illusion that the more expensive a product is, the better it works. Celebrities swear by cremes, peels, etc....so whats the truth about it? Skincare is about ingredients, not whether or not its associated with luxury, etc.
CREME DE LA MER - Has a cult following and is used by almost everyone who can afford its exorbitant price tag, and has been christened as a "miracle creme." Let's look at the ingredients: Sea kelp, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, lecithin, vitamins c, e, and b12, citrus oil, eucalyptus, wheat germ alfalfa and sunflower. At first glance, nothing remarkable, and all ingredients we have discussed this week, though experts still have not figured why it works so well, it just does. My thoughts: If you can splurge go for it, otherwise there is another product out there for you!
$130 - Neiman Marcus www.neimanmarcus.com
YES, you can get a good skin creme at a drugstore!
OLAY REGENERIST has received stellar reviews, and even often gets ranked higher than many department store brands. (Yes, the commercial is actually true!) Regenerist contains amino-peptiedes, green tea, B complex, vitamin e, and citric acid (vitamin c), which are proven beneficial to the skin. How does it compare to La Mer? Only you can decide what works for you!
$20 - Major Drugstores Nationwide
ONE more thing....
I can't talk about skin nutrition without talking about one of my absolute favorite skincare products. I discovered IMMUPURE while working at one of the cosmetics counters at Henri Bendel, a high end department store on 5th avenue in NYC, and it is brilliant. This is one of the few products I have ever seen that gives you nearly INSTANT results. The key to its success is a product called colostrum, which is a protein produced during pregnancy, which is said to restore cell DNA and protect from free radicals. Also containing polypeptides, B complex, shea butter, and vitamins A, C, and E, this is a line that I can fully endorse even with the high price tag.
$50-$200 Immupure http://pharmacollc.com/immupure.html and at Henri Bendel NYC