Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Wrinkles? A Temporary Fix

It's rare that I try a "wrinkle-remover" product, or really any product that affects my complexion since the skin on my face is extremely sensitive and prone to what some doctors have called dermatitis and others have referred to as eczema. However, I've read so very much about Dr. Patricia Wexler and what a marvel she is where skincare is concerned that I decided it was worth a chance. While I am going to give some of her other products a whirl, I decided to try her Advanced No-Injection Wrinkle Smoother first since I had just washed my face (with my Purpose soap) and you are supposed to apply it before moisturizer (my regular Aveeno lotion). Guess what? It works. The little lines (well, maybe one is not so little) at the top of my lips virtually disappeared once my makeup was on, and my face did look smoother. Of course, by the end of the day, I had a scattering of little "bumps", the kind that have been referred to as dermatitis. But that's me. Super-sensitive. And I am going to try it again to make sure I can attribute the bumps to Wexler's formula and not heat rash from spending a good part of the day in the pool with the temperature in the upper 90's (30SPF facial sunblock from Clinique and a hat, but it was hot). I bought the Wexler products at the Bath and Body Works online. I can't wait to try the lip plumper!


Sarah said...

Hi, just passing through, and I thought I'd comment.

I almost bought that moisturizer, but put it down after seeing that it had something cinnamon-related in it. I also have very sensitive skin and dermatitis, and I read that cinnamon in facial products or toothpaste can help set off dermatitis. The only anti-aging product I use is Retin-A Micro, which took me about a year to build up a tolerance too. The first 3 months, my skin was falling off in sheets/burning/completely red, but now it looks great, so if you don't mind suffering a bit, it's the best product I've ever used. :)

Oh, and La Roche-Posay makes a great facial moisturizer/sunscreen called Anthelios SX, and it has that European UV-A super-blocker that was illegal in the US until this year. Anyway, it feels great and it doesn't burn at all, and it protects you from more cancer and wrinkle causing UV-A rays than anything else on the market here.

/end unsolicited interruption :P

clunygrey said...

Thanks for the great information Sarah. I can't believe that I didn't know that about cinnamon so thanks for that valuable information for those of us whose skin reacts to almost everything!

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