I’ve become my mother. The mom I remember from being really little. I would sit in the bathroom with her as she was getting ready, and watch her with make-up and perfume, engaging in the daily rituals of becoming beautiful and presentable for the day ahead. Later, when I was a teenager, we would play around in the bathroom my sister and I shared, putting make up on each other the way we would were we to Freaky Friday and swap lives. My mom wanted me to wear more make-up, and I wanted her to choose bold colors and use the three dollar Maybelline brown-black eye pencil every sophomore in high school had in her make-up bag. It was, after all, the must-have item in 1981.
Now my six-year old daughter Maya hangs with me when I am getting ready to go somewhere, her eyes huge and a million questions coming my way. I have discovered in my forties that morning & night time rituals of preening and cleaning begin to include the Pull Back, that weird, unavoidable moment when our hands almost involuntarily pull our cheeks and forehead in to our hairlines, achieving an instant but momentary face-lift. Usually accompanied by expletives of how things used to be, it is also the moment most of us realize it is time for real skin care, the more anti-aging, the better. Better still? A long-term, anti-aging regimen and instant results.
Well sisters, say hello to Genie Instant Line Smoother. This silky serum in the pretty silky bottle is a clear liquid that instantly smoothes away the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, bags and puffiness. And by instantly, I mean INSTANTLY. Your skin will look younger, smoother and firmer within minutes, and the effects of the product last for hours. Genie Instant Line Smoother can be used on your forehead, lips, neck, décolleté and even the delicate skin around your eyes– anywhere you want your skin to look younger and smoother. Get ready for a little magic!
For long term results, that improve over time, both Perricone and Murad skin care lines have outstanding products developed specifically for those of us who are forty-something and beyond. Targeted to address the common issues of aging skin – wrinkles, firmness, loss of elasticity, pore size and sagging – there are products available to improve the feel and appearance of your skin.
Murad’s Intensive Wrinkle Reducer For Eyes provides intense resurfacing, and is safe and gentle enough for the delicate eye area, with proven results of minimizing stubborn crows feet. As soon as you apply Intensive Wrinkle Reducer For Eyes, you will feel a tightening and lifting effect. After one month, skin is smoother, lines are softened and the appearance of wrinkles – especially those stubborn laugh lines – will be significantly reduced.
Also from Murad, the Resurgence line offers two age-addressing moisturizers, one for daytime and one for night. Sheer Lustre Day Moisture (SPF 15) brightens, moisturizes and protects with avocado oils and clove to hydrate and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Soy and wild yam increase elasticity and firm the skin. Luminescent minerals give dull skin a natural, healthy-looking glow even without makeup.
At night, continue moisturizing and smoothing with Murad’s Age Balancing Night Cream. This ultra-rich cream restores skin and minimizes the effects of hormonal aging. It rejuvenates and rebalances hormonally aging skin overnight by intensely hydrating, restoring suppleness, accelerating cell turnover, and retexturizing the skin.
From Perricone come three cutting-edge age-busters. Amine Complex Face Lift is a fast-absorbing treatment that delivers dramatic results as it helps to firm and lift, visibly transforming skin to a more youthful appearance. It renews and smoothes skin’s surface, minimizes the look of deep lines and wrinkles, and restores skin to a radiant and healthy appearance.
To make it a 24-hour regimen, Perricone’s High Potency Evening Repair is a powerful, night-time treatment that boosts the rejuvenating powers of sleep. With 400% more Alpha Lipoic Acid and 150% more DMAE than the original formulation, as well as the highest levels of retinol available in over-the-counter cosmetics, it imparts instant and long-lasting, anti-aging benefits. This powerful product works to counter lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity, enlarged pores, surface imperfections, dull skin, and loss of hydration. With continued use, skin will appear smooth, luminous, healthy and more youthful.
Finally, Perricone Serum Prep is a unique face-lifting serum containing high levels of DMAE to firm and tone skin, while dramatically diminishing the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles. Also formulated with Phospholipids to hydrate and help repair more damaged skin, Serum Prep works to enhance the benefits of other Perricone treatments. All Perricone products are paraben-free.
So reach out and find a healthier, younger-looking you! At $30, the Genie Instant Wrinkle Smoother is an affordable way to look and feel instantly rejuvenated. The longer-lasting skin care lines will give you hydrating, smoothing results right away, as well as working to keep improving your skin over time.