In a word, yes.
In a mere matter of weeks, the area around our eyes was noticeably lighter and had decreased in puffiness significantly. Our under-eye area feels so hydrated, thanks to ingredients like meadowfoam seed oil (to nourish the skin), jojoba seed oil (to restore suppleness) and moisturizing Vitamin E. You’ll even find anti-inflammatory-enhancing beeswax, soothing chamomile oil, toning lemon peel oil and calming rosewater within the formula.
But what we really love about it? The inspiration behind this luxurious eye cream! The first cream of the 2nd century A.D. inspired the creators of Fresh to come up with it. It’s hand-blended in a European monastery to preserve the fragile ingredients and its rich history. How cool is that?
We will caution you that Creme Ancienne doesn’t come cheap … it retails for $95. But if you’re looking to hydrate the under-eye area like never before, this is the eye cream that can’t be beat!
Fresh Creme Ancienne Eye Cream is available at fresh.com.
Truth be told, we couldn’t have started using these cleansing pads at a better time. Our skin has been extremely temperamental as of late, with flareups occurring more than they did in our teenage years. (Trust us, we’re less than thrilled with this turn of events.) In any case, the fact that these cleansing pads are formulated with salicylic acid definitely seemed like a blessing in disguise.
So we started using these pads every night before bed (and sometimes twice a day, if we were good and went to the gym). At first, we didn’t notice anything happening to the unsightly bumps, blemishes and red patches on our face. But, after about a week, we definitely started seeing a noticeable difference in our skin.
The blemishes were disappearing right before our eyes! What had been bright red pimples were now on their last legs. Our skin even felt softer and smoother than it had in weeks, finally returning to the baby-soft quality it usually sports.
Now, these pads do have a medicinal scent, thanks to the salicylic acid. But if you can get past that, they are most definitely worth investing in! Your skin will be clearer than ever before.
Yes to Tomatoes Deep Cleansing Facial Pads are $7.99 for a pack of 50 at drugstore.com.
So I got over my fears and slathered this leave-on nighttime moisturizer all over my skin. Skin, I’ll have you know, that was dry, breaking out and far from its beautiful best.
Well, imagine my surprise and delight when, in just one treatment, my skin already looked a MILLION times better. When I woke up the next morning, the dryness was gone and the pimples were fading. I felt like I was looking at a different face from the night before - and the results have only improved in the few weeks I’ve been testing it out. I’m glowing, radiant and look as if I’ve gotten a facial or (gasp!) had work done.
Not to mention, I absolutely love the formula. The gel-like consistency has a touch of shimmer to it, so it’s like there’s a party in my apartment every night before bed. Thanks to glycolic acid that permeates the upper layers of the skin’s surface and increases natural exfoliation, it works with the body’s nightly changes to smooth skin in just one week. This moisturizer actually works as well as a professional light chemical peel.
You’ll also find humectants like glycerin and glycol, Pal-KTTKS (Regenerist’s proprietary, signature anti-aging penta-peptide) and skin soothers like pro-vitamin B5 and allantoin within the formula.
What all this boils down to? At the end of the day, I’m reaching for my Olay.
Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Elixir retails for $24.99. Check olay.com for retail information.