A while back, a friend of mine was the counter manager for Natura Bisse at a Neiman Marcus. Since then, this line has been under my radar. At the time, she had given me some samples to try but I figured I was young, I had age on my side and 35 sounded like it was still centuries away. Fast forward 10+ years to wrinkles, age spots, discoloration and all the coulda shoulda woulda thoughts running through my mind when i look back at my reflection in the bathroom mirror. You begin to notice every microscopic blemish, fine line and sun spots that weren’t there before. The years of regret for my less-than-active approach to skincare and age prevention sink in. I shoulda started using sunblock. I coulda started skincare earlier. I woulda if I knew better. Now, after the damage has been done, the goal is to correct my skin, hopefully, to undo all the years of lacking care.
Additionally, the common misconception with skincare is that once you see the damage is when one should start being active with skincare. Truthfully, skincare is, more than anything, preventative. Instead of starting a skincare regimen after the damage has already been done, which is infinitely harder to correct, start a good regimen early on so that your unwanted friends stay away for as long as they can.
So to correct and fight aging… Here are some new things I discovered.
Glyco Extreme Peel: I LOVE this stuff. However, it stings and depending on the condition of your skin, some applications might sting more than others. Just apply as instructed in the evening, let it set for about 15 minutes and wipe away with a warm damp towel. I like to put the towel under hot running water then squeeze the excess water out… be careful because it will be hot. Then, I lay it over the my face for a few seconds to allow the steam to open up my pores then gently wipe away peel. Your skin never felt so smooth and supple. Follow with your regular skincare regimen of toner, moisturizer and serum. But, the morning after is even better! On a side note, my freckles have lightened up a bit
White Diamond: It’s a tinted, skin protectant with 50 SPF. The closest thing I can compare it to is a BB cream. Due to the sensitivity of your skin to the sun when using the Glyco Extreme Peel, this product is highly recommended. With the Glyco Peel, the results are instantaneous however just the nature of this product is not something you see immediate results with.
Essential Shock Intense Gel Cream: This is product also comes in a regular cream but due to the oiliness of my skin, the gel version was recommended to me. This is a very lightweight anti-aging moisturizer that leaves a matte finish. This is a firming cream that maximizes the elasticity of the skin and with our growing age, we need as much elasticity as we can to fight wrinkles and sagging. Oh the joys of aging! Use as recommended and follow up with a serum.
If you have any questions on the products, leave a comment below!