The Fab Formula to Prevent Menopause From Aging Your Skin

The Body Firm, LLC compensated FabOverFifty with an advertising sponsorship to write this article. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will benefit my FOFriends.—Geri Brin

Clueless about my 13-year old body back in the day, I hadn’t the foggiest idea precisely why my skin would flare up – like clockwork – once a month. Out came the acne cream, which I studiously applied to try and hide the unwelcome blemishes. Little did I know the hormone estrogen ebbing and flowing through my young body was the culprit. And that the same hormone would give me fine lines, wrinkles and crepey skin decades later, when it was leaving my body. 

Thankfully, my skin savior today is Crepe Erase® Advanced. More on that later.

Coming on like gangbusters in our teens, estrogen leaves all of us – slowly but surely – starting in our late 30s. Yikes! And even if infrequent zits on our fresh and dewy skin were inconvenient, ongoing issues with our aging skin can be downright upsetting. 

Menopause Ages Our Skin

Daily stresses, the sun’s rays, lack of sleep, smoking, a poor diet, and toxins in the air all play havoc on our skin health and appearance. But when our estrogen levels decline most dramatically, from peri-to-post menopause, the signs of aging become more noticeable. Our skin gets thinner, dryer, less firm and elastic, causing wrinkles, sagging and crepiness. 

Estrogen, in fact, supports the production of collagen and elastin, major proteins that give our skin thickness and elasticity, and help keep it moisturized. Less estrogen inside means aging skin outside!!

Thanks to incredible advances in beauty science, however, we absolutely can help combat estrogen loss and keep our skin soft, smooth and supple – with a glorious glow. But, any old off-the-shelf skincare formulas simply won’t do. Like what we feed our bodies, the products we apply to our skin must contain specific ingredients to keep it in tip-top shape.

The Fab Four Must-Have Skincare Ingredients 

Olive Oil, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, and Retinoids are essential substances for skin health, agree leading dermatologists and beauty chemists. Before investing in a single lotion, cream or serum, find out if it includes them.

Crepe Erase® Advanced 5-Piece Body + Face System from Body Firm™, a line for dry, crepey and sagging skin from my favorite brand, has all four key skin savers. What’s more, it also treats the skin above my chin.

The hero ingredient powering Crepe Erase® Advanced is TruFirm® Complex, an exclusive blend that includes three plant extracts to help reinforce our skin’s netting. This makes skin appear tighter and firmer, and helps it look like it did when we were younger. Crepe Erase® Advanced also contains nine Super Hydrators, including coconut oil, cocoa butter, olive oil, squalane, grapeseed oil, Vitamin E and a trio of glycerides to deliver 48 hours of intense hydration to dry, crepey skin. Quick absorbing without leaving a greasy residue, the light and airy moisture-rich formula works to visibly smooth and renew the skin. 

My Happy Routine With A TTT (Truly Terrific Treatment)! 

After a warm (never hot) shower, I settle into my comfortable TV-watching chair with a jar of Advanced Body Repair Treatment with TruFirm®. I love slowly massaging the rich formula into the skin on my neck, chest, arms and legs.  It absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave me with a greasy feeling.

The skin on my legs is so smooth after being treated with Advanced Body Repair Treatment for a few years, I even get compliments from my pedicurist.  Just like its name says, this softly whipped cream restores firmer, healthier-looking skin all over my body

The quartet of products that complete the system include the luxurious and rejuvenating Advanced Refining Facial Scrub and the silky Body Smoothing Pre-Treatment, both with TruFirm®These are exceptional  exfoliators that are easy to apply in the shower.

Fast-absorbing Flaw-Fix™ Eye Cream instantly reduces the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles. I apply it right before bed, but it can be used  in the morning. 

And Advanced Restorative Facial Treatment, a deluxe, ultra-hydrating formula with TruFirm® and a blend of moisturizing oils, completes my skincare regimen.

Make Crepe Erase® a part of your daily winter beauty routine for gorgeous results

After 1 use

100% of women agreed their skin felt instantly more youthful*

After 1 use

80% of women saw an instant reduction in the look of crepey skin on the body**

After 4 weeks

86% of women saw a visible improvement in skin tone**

After 8 weeks

100% of women saw a lifted appearance of skin on the body**

*Based on 8-week user perception study for Crepe Erase® Advanced

**Based on results of an evaluation by expert clinical grader measuring decollete, knees & arms

Crepe Erase® is so confident that you’ll love its products, it invites you to use them for 60 days, and, if you’re not satisfied, you can return the tubes–EVEN EMPTY–for a full refund, less s&h! This offer even gives me more confidence that these are quality beauty products. 

There’s more. Order the 5-piece Deluxe Kit and receive 25% off + 4-in-1 Eye Renewal Capsules as a FREE thank you gift*

That’s a big saving on a set that’s incredibly well priced in the first place. 

*Includes auto-delivery. Cancel at any time.

Start Protecting & Revitalizing Aging Skin Before Winter Storms Into Town

The Body Firm, LLC compensated FabOverFifty with an advertising sponsorship to write this article. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will benefit my FOFriends.—Geri Brin

Heading home on bitter cold winter nights, I look forward to taking a warm shower, slipping on a cozy robe, and chilling with the latest addictive TV series. My routine puts me in the perfect mood and place to pamper my arms, legs and chest with a smooth, silky and soothing confection that practically melts into my skin.

The lightly whipped formula I lavish on my body is Crepe Erase® Advanced Body Repair Treatment with TruFirm®. More on that later. 

Protecting Your Mighty Asset

Harsh winter weather can even betray a baby’s flawless super soft body, turning it red and chapped. So imagine what it can do to vulnerable aging skin, the body’s largest organ.

We don’t often think about it, but our skin is a pretty mighty asset. It helps protect us from injury and regulates our body temperature, holds in moisture, reduces the harmful effects of UV radiation, detects infections, and more. So we surely want to do all we can to keep it in good shape.

Like every organ, skin loses some of its powers as we age. It also loses its youthful good looks. “Our glands produce less oil so our skin becomes drier and flakier.  Decreased cell production thins the outer layer of skin – aka epidermis – and can weaken its ability to hold in water and keep it hydrated and healthy,” my longtime dermatologist explained.

Thin skin also becomes less effective as a barrier to toxins and other environmental stresses, not to mention it begins to look crepey. And then along comes winter. Besides the biting cold and stinging winds outside, the dry air we use to keep us cozy inside isn’t doing our skin any favors.

Hydration and moisture are two distinct skin care needs. Hydrating ingredients in skincare products attract water from the environment to the outermost layer of the skin as well as draw water from deeper layers. Moisturizing ingredients lubricate the skin to prevent water from escaping. We absolutely need both as we age!

The Fab Four Must-Have Skincare Ingredients

Olive Oil, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, and Retinoids are essential ingredients to keep skin soft, smooth and supple – with a healthy glow – agree leading dermatologists and beauty chemists. Before investing in a single lotion, cream or serum, find out if it includes them.

Crepe Erase® Advanced 5-Piece Body + Face System from Body Firma line for dry, crepey and sagging skin from my favorite brand,  has all four key skin savers. What’s more, it also treats the skin above my chin.

The hero ingredient powering Crépe Erase® Advanced is TruFirm® Complex, an exclusive blend that includes three plant extracts to help reinforce our skin’s netting. This makes skin appear tighter and firmer, and helps it look like it did when we were younger. Crépe Erase® Advanced also contains nine Super Hydrators, including coconut oil, cocoa butter, olive oil, squalane, grapeseed oil, Vitamin E and a trio of glycerides to deliver 48 hours of intense hydration to dry, crepey skin. Quick absorbing without leaving a greasy residue, the light and airy moisture-rich formula works to visibly smooth and renew the skin.

My Happy Routine With A TTT (Truly Terrific Treatment)!

After a warm (never hot) shower, I settle into my comfortable TV-watching chair with a jar of Advanced Body Repair Treatment with TruFirm®. I love slowly massaging the rich formula into the skin on my neck, chest, arms and legs. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave me with a greasy feeling.

After using Advanced Body Repair Treatment for a few years, I have such smooth skin on my legs, I even get compliments from the women who do my pedicures. Just like its name says, this softly whipped cream restores firmer, healthier-looking skin all over my body.

The quartet of products that make up the system include the luxurious and rejuvenating Advanced Refining Facial Scrub and the silky Body Smoothing Pre-Treatment, both with TruFirm®These are exceptional exfoliators that are easy to apply in the shower

Fast-absorbing Flaw-Fix™ Eye Cream instantly reduces the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles. I apply it right before bed, but it can be used in the morning.

And Advanced Restorative Facial Treatment, a deluxe, ultra-hydrating formula with TruFirm® and a blend of moisturizing oils, completes my skincare regimen.

Make Crépe Erase® a part of your daily winter beauty routine for gorgeous results

After 1 use

100% of women agreed their skin felt instantly more youthful*

After 1 use

80% of women saw an instant reduction in the look of crepey skin on the body**

After 4 weeks

86% of women saw a visible improvement in skin tone**

After 8 weeks

100% of women saw a lifted appearance of skin on the body**

*Based on 8-week user perception study for Crépe Erase® Advanced

**Based on results of an evaluation by expert clinical grader measuring decollete, knees & arms

Crépe Erase® is so confident that you’ll love its products, it invites you to use them for 60 days, and, if you’re not satisfied, you can return the tubes–EVEN EMPTY–for a full refund, less s&h! This offer even gives me more confidence that these are quality beauty products.

There’s more. Order the 5-piece Deluxe Kit and receive 25% off + 4-in-1 Eye Renewal Capsules as a FREE thank you gift*

That’s a big saving on a set that’s incredibly well priced in the first place.

*Includes auto-delivery. Cancel at any time.

A Winning Way to Treat Hot Flashes

Whether you’ve had a couple or dozens of hot flashes,  are 45 or 65 years old, one of the most precious gifts you can give yourself is a consultation with a ‘Menopause Master.’

Maybe you have symptoms. Maybe you don’t. It doesn’t matter.

Taking control of your health and wellbeing isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity.

You need to learn what changes are taking place in your body during the most important transition in your life. Learn why they’re happeningLearn how they’re impacting your physical, mental and emotional health

And, you need to get a solid grasp on the steps you can take to move through the experience healthfully, happily, and heartily.

Every woman who is blessed to age enters menopause. Every single one. We’re all in this together. Each in her own way!

And, starting next year, every woman will have the exceptional opportunity to take live Master Classes online, led by 24 of the nation’s true ‘Menopause Masters’, on a platform called M.D. For You: Midlife Decisions With Expert MDs.

What’s more, you’ll be able to meet one-on-one with any of them if you choose.

Nowhere else will you have access to so much menopause expertise in one place. And we mean nowhere. More on this later.

For now, we’re giving one lucky lady a one-hour gratis consultation with one of the M.D. For You ‘Menopause Masters.’

Since every woman experiences menopause differently, send me an email listing what issue or issues you’d like to address. Hot flashes to weight gain. Declining libido to painful sex. Depression to lack of energy.

We’ll pick the winner at random and arrange a gratis consultation with the ideal Menopause Master for your situation. 

oxo Geri

My Convincing Case for Collagen Supplements As We Age

An avid golfer for decades, 63-year-old Linda endured increasing stiffness and achiness in her right wrist because she couldn’t bear to quit playing. Agreeing to try a collagen supplement her son was planning to market, she never dreamed it would help to relieve her discomfort. But a couple of months later, Linda was swinging her clubs with ease once again. “I’ve been stirring the collagen powder into my coffee every single morning since then,” she said, “and haven’t had pain for over four years.” 

Linda is one of legions of fans for Collagen For Her, the brand co-founded by Kaitlyn Rackens and business partner Dave Carlson  in 2018. Ever increasing Amazon five-star reviews are packed with details about how well it works on issues from arthritis and flagging energy to brittle nails and thinning hair: 

“Based on a recommendation from a friend, I started using Collagen for Her to hopefully help with peeling, weak nails. It has proven to be so much more. My hair is healthier and my nails no longer peel and split! I also have basal arthritis in my thumb joints, and the stiffness in my hands seems to have subsided since I started using it,” commented Lorrie C.

This is an amazing product! I put a scoop in my coffee every morning, and my skin, hair and nails have never been this healthy! My stylist is amazed how fast my hair is growing and my skin is absolutely glowing!” enthused Mandy H. 

THE POTENTIAL CALAMITIES OF COLLAGEN LOSS 

A naturally occurring protein in your body, collagen accounts for almost one third of its thousands of distinct proteins (no one knows the exact number). Representing 70 percent of the protein in your skin, and a whopping 90 percent in your connective tissues and bone mass, collagen plays a crucial role in their health. 

A major structural protein – think of a building’s foundation – collagen keeps joints strong, gives skin elasticity, helps protect organs, and more. Often called “the glue that holds the body together,” collagen is responsible for many essential bodily functions. 

Unfortunately, we produce about 1 percent less collagen each year starting in our mid-20s. Menopause – the average age is 52 – accelerates the loss, often triggering wrinkles, stiff joints, worn-down cartilage and decreased muscle mass.

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The skincare industry introduced us to collagen when it began marketing topical formulas with ingredients it claimed would stimulate collagen production and return our skin to its former glory – sans sagging. But even the highest-quality ”anti-aging” moisturizers and serums can’t penetrate the skin deep enough to provide more than a quick fix.

Scientists today, however, are armed with vast knowledge they’ve gained over the last few decades about collagen sources (including pigs, cows, chickens and fish), extraction methods, structure and properties. And, they’re using their expertise to develop collagen-based products that aren’t only skin deep. 

These products include the powder and pill supplements that Kaitlyn and David diligently resourced for Collagen For Her.

As fitness enthusiasts the duo first associated collagen with building muscle mass. When they learned how it might benefit aging skin, reduce bone loss and alleviate joint pain, they were eager to create a brand specifically for women like their mothers. 

“No one was marketing collagen to women, and we wanted to make it crystal clear that women are our top priority.” Kaitlyn emphasized. 

Her and David’s mission was to eliminate the confusion over choosing supplements, and to avoid unrealistic promises like saying “you’ll look 30 years younger” or “drop 10 pounds in a week.” Besides, everyone can react differently to the same thing, Kaitlyn added.

“We set out to source the best collagen we could find in terms of texture, taste, and dissolvability. We tested about 20 different types of collagen, and we asked suppliers for their studies on how well their collagens are absorbed by the body.” 

THE AMAZING ABILITIES OF AMINO ACIDS

Since we’re unable to absorb collagen in its whole form, collagen powder is formulated with amino acids – aka collagen peptides – molecules our bodies use to make proteins. These peptides are subsequently absorbed through our gastrointestinal tracts. 

We need 20 different amino acids to function correctly, according to the Cleveland Clinic website, one of the most reputable sources for accurate medical information. Amino Acids break down the food we eat; grow and repair body tissue; maintain healthy skin, hair and nails; boost the immune system; help maintain a normal digestive system, and more.

Nine amino acids are called “essential amino acids” and must be consumed through the food we eat, such as beef, chicken, beans, leafy greens, whole grains, eggs and dairy products. 

But many of us (I for one) either don’t consume many of these foods, or a sufficient quantity, so “taking a collagen supplement is the easiest way to replenish the collagen our bodies are naturally losing,” Kaitlyn stressed. “The essential amino acids in our Collagen Peptide Powder are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and go to work at repairing and rebuilding the connective tissue lacking the collagen it needs!” 

Consider Kaitlyn’s experience: “As a long-time runner, I went to physical therapy when I started getting pain in my knees, but it didn’t help. I couldn’t run over two miles without my knees pounding. The pain actually went away after two months on our Collagen Peptide Powder. And, if I go on vacation and don’t take it for a couple of weeks, I start to feel my knees crack.” 

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In 2018, scientists published the results of a trial involving 120 people, half of whom took oral supplements containing collagen and other substances for 90 days, while the others took a placebo. Joint pain fell by 43 percent, and joint mobility improved by 39 percent in those who took collagen. 

Another study – of  102 postmenopausal women with reduced bone mineral density (BMD) – found a daily five-gram dose of collagen peptides for one year significantly increased BMD of the femoral neck and spine. The results signified a reduced bone breakdown and increased bone formation, according to the healthline.com website. 

Kaitlyn and David also introduced Beauty Blend, which includes biotin, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C, essential beauty ingredients to benefit our hair, skin and nails. 

A review of 11 studies found that taking a daily oral dose of 2.5 to 10 grams of collagen for up to six months improved hydration, elasticity, and collagen content of the skin, reported healthline.com. 

TRULY TASTELESS & TERRIFICALLY INVISIBLE  

After talking to Kaitlyn and David, I decided to try Beauty Blend. I mix a 10-gram scoop of powder into my coffee every morning. It dissolves in seconds and can also can be added to cold liquids after first mixing it in a small amount of hot water so it doesn’t clump up. Or I can incorporate it into recipes.  

Collagen For Her powders are completely tasteless and odorless. Completely! I dislike dietary supplements that taste and smell horrible, or have gag-inducing textures and consistency. 

There’s another cool benefit: Beauty Blend suppresses my appetite a bit. 

If I make sure to take Beauty Blend every day – and am patient – I should see results in two to three months, Kaityn explained. 

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Visibly Transform Dry, Crepey Skin Starting This Fall

The Body Firm, LLC compensated FabOverFifty with an advertising sponsorship to write this article. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will benefit my FOFriends.—Geri Brin

Grabbing an elegant fitted dress from the rack while shopping for her daughter’s late fall wedding, my sister hesitated when she noticed it was sleeveless. “I’d have to find a little jacket to go with it so I could cover my arms,” she said. “Remember when they were sexy?  she joked.

“I’m six years older than you, but my arms never give away my age,” I said, proudly showing them off to my sister in the dressing room.  Like her, I used to cover up the dry, flaking and skin on my arms – and feet – even on stifling hot days!  But now my legs, my arms, my hands – and my neck – are all sensationally softer and smoother looking. 

I’ll reveal the secret behind my smooth skin in a moment! 

Dry skin is common in later life, when our glands naturally produce less oil.

Sadly, the activities that delighted my sister during this harsh summer, from playing in the pool to picnicking in the park, intensified her problem. Chlorine in the pool, saltwater in the ocean and air conditioning  robbed her skin of natural oils, leaving it super dry. The sun’s UV rays were drying too!

What’s more, when skin loses its lovely foundation of collagen and elastin, it becomes loose and saggy.

Even humidity can be harmful when we’re spending more time outdoors than during any other season.

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Secret Skin Saboteurs: Open pores and dead skin cells

While moisture in the air helps hydrate our skin – which naturally becomes drier with each passing year – it expands our pores at the same time. Larger pores are more likely to clog up with dirt, oil and other substances that cause breakouts and eczema.  Even a brisk walk can be enough to congest pores and create a greasy feeling. Not a good look!

That’s not all. Cell turnover slows down over the years, and dry, dead cells sitting on the skin’s surface can give your face a rough, dull appearance.

That’s why gentle formulas that clean out pores, whisk away dead cells, and moisturize without weighing down the skin can be our skin saviors after months of punishing  heat and humidity.

By starting to treat your skin right now, you’ll also protect it well before the harsh winds and stinging cold of winter return, not to mention that overheated indoor air! 

My hands-down favorite brand is Crépe Erase® Advanced. As the editor of a popular website, I’m often invited to try beauty products. This is one line I’ve counted on for years to keep my skin smooth, glowing and refreshed.

And now my sister has joined the Crepe Erase® fan club so she can wear that stylish, sleeveless dress at her daughter’s late fall wedding. 

The hero ingredient powering Crépe Erase® Advanced is TruFirm™ Complex, an exclusive blend that includes three plant extracts to help reinforce our skin’s netting. This makes skin appear tighter and firmer, and helps it look like it did when we were younger. Crépe Erase® Advanced also contains nine Super Hydrators, including coconut oil, cocoa butter, olive oil, squalane, grapeseed oil, Vitamin E and a trio of glycerides to deliver 48 hours of intense hydration to dry, crepey skin. Quick absorbing without leaving a greasy residue, the light and airy moisture-rich formula works to visibly smooth and renew the skin.

The five-piece Deluxe Kit also treats your skin above the chin!

Before stepping into the shower, I massage the luxurious and rejuvenating Advanced Refining Facial Scrub with TruFirm™ over my whole face, down to my neck.  It gently removes rough, dead skin cells to give me softer, visibly smoother, firmer, and brighter-looking skin. Paraben free, too!

In the shower, I grab my bottle of silky Body Smoothing Pre-Treatment with TruFirm™ and gentle exfoliators to lift away dead, rough surface cells and make my skin look smoother and more radiant. The lovely, fresh scent is a bonus! (By the way, avoid long, hot showers because they’ll dry your skin even more!)

After showering, I massage the Advanced Body Repair Treatment with TruFirm™ into the crepey skin around my neck, chest, arms and legs. Just like its name says, this lightly whipped formula restores firmer, healthier-looking skin all over my body. Absorbs quickly and isn’t one bit greasy.

Even after a late night, I can trust my Flaw-Fix™ Eye Cream to instantly reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles. It absorbs quickly and can be used at night and in the morning. Great as a hydrating mask, too.

I never leave home without applying Advanced Restorative Facial Treatment, a deluxe, ultra-hydrating formula with TruFirm™ and a blend of moisturizing oils. Along with its sister products, it visibly plumps, smoothes and firms, and diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Make Crépe Erase® a part of your daily beauty routine for gorgeous results

After 1 use

100% of women agreed their skin felt instantly more youthful*

After 1 use

80% of women saw an instant reduction in the look of crepey skin on the body**

After 4 weeks

86% of women saw a visible improvement in skin tone**

After 8 weeks

100% of women saw a lifted appearance of skin on the body**

*Based on 8-week user perception study for Crépe Erase® Advanced

**Based on results of an evaluation by expert clinical grader measuring decollete, knees & arms

Crépe Erase® is so confident that you’ll love its products, it invites you to use them for 60 days, and, if you’re not satisfied, you can return the tubes–EVEN EMPTY–for a full refund, less s&h! This offer even gives me more confidence that these are quality beauty products. Plus, the line is incredibly reasonable in the first place!

There’s more. Order the 5-piece Deluxe Kit and receive 4-in-1 Eye Renewal Capsules as a FREE thank you gift*.

 *Includes auto-delivery. Cancel at any time.



Breakthrough Crépe Erase® Ultra System Will ‘Save Your Neck’ – And A Whole Lot More!

The Body Firm, LLC compensated FabOverFifty with an advertising sponsorship to write this article. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will benefit my FOFriends.—Geri Brin

Remember when nutrition labels were added to packaged foods to help us make informed decisions about healthy eating?

Proteins? Mighty muscle builders.

Palm oil? Not so hot for the heart.

Fiber? Great for the intestines.

Refined carbs? Empty calories.

And on and on.

Now we’re learning which substances in the potions we ‘feed’ our skin successfully treat common issues that concern us as we age. Think dryness, crepiness and laxity.

Problem is, deciphering the names of ingredients in skincare products is like taking Greek 101.

Let me be your interpreter!

Among the essential substances recommended by leading dermatologists and beauty chemists to keep skin soft, smooth and supple – with a healthy glow – four stand out: Olive Oil, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, and Retinoids.

Before investing in a single lotion, cream or serum, find out if it includes any of these fab four ingredients. I’m delighted that the Crépe Erase® Ultra Body & Face System from Body Firma new line for dry, crepey and sagging skin from my favorite brand, has every one.

As the editor of a popular website, I’m often invited to try beauty products. I’ve counted on Crépe Erase® Advanced for years to keep my skin smooth, glowing and refreshed. Crépe Erase® Ultra is even better, powered by TruFirm+,  an exclusive blend of plant extracts, dual peptides and 12 Super Hydrators.

The highly concentrated formula helps reinforce the skin’s netting, gives it a firmer look with more ‘bounce back’, and delivers intense hydration for up to 72 hours.

Not only will Crépe Erase® Ultra treat the skin on your arms, legs, and torso; its breakthrough formula targets aging skin on the hard-to-treat neck area. And if there’s one place that could use firming, it’s my neck. Nora Ephron, the late best-selling author, even wrote a book “I Feel Bad About My Neck” in her mid 60s.

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The Deluxe: Ultra 5-Piece Body & Face System also treats our skin above the chin!

Before stepping into the shower, I massage the luxurious and rejuvenating Refining Facial Scrub with TruFirm™ over my whole face, down to my neck.  It gently removes rough, dead skin cells to give me softer, smoother, firmer and brighter skin. Paraben free, too!

In the shower, I grab my bottle of silky Crépe Erase® Body Smoothing Pre-Treatment with TruFirm™ and gentle exfoliators to lift away dead, rough surface cells and make my skin look smoother and more radiant. The lovely, fresh scent is a bonus! 

Glycerin, a key ingredient, is a moisturizing agent that pulls water into the outer layer of the skin from deeper levels to increase skin hydration. It also relieves dryness, softens the skin, and refreshes its surface.

Retinol reduces fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen and speeding the turnover of new cells. It also stimulates the production of new blood vessels in the skin, which improves skin color; fades age spots, and softens rough patches of skin.

Sodium Hyaluronate helps skin stay supple and youthful looking. It can penetrate the top layer of the neck skin and improve hydration from the underlying layers to decrease wrinkle depth and creases and improve elasticity.

Relaxing in front of the TV, I dip my fingers into the luxurious whipped Crépe Erase® Advanced Body Repair Treatment Ultra, and massage it into the crepey skin on my arms, legs and decolletage. This dreamy formula restores firmer, healthier-looking skin all over my body. Absorbs quickly and isn’t one bit greasy.

Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil joins the exceptional ingredient Glycerin in this formula. We know about the great benefits of consuming olive oil, so it’s no surprise it would be kind to our skin too, not to mention it’s all natural.


Brimming with large quantities of antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids, olive oil is especially nourishing and moisturizing for dry skin. It
helps reinforce the skin’s natural protective barrier – which weakens as we age –  to fight environmental stresses such as climate and sun exposure.

Right before climbing into bed, I apply a thin layer of Crépe Erase® Overnight Facial Plumping Treatment to my face. This deeply hydrating facial treatment visibly plumps and smooths as I sleep and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

I never leave home without applying Advanced Restorative Facial Treatment, a deluxe, ultra-hydrating formula with TruFirm™, and a blend of moisturizing oils. Along with its sister products, its plumps, smoothes and firms, and diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

 

 8 weeks after starting the CrÉpe Erase®  Ultra System

100% OF USERS

AGREED THE SKIN ON THEIR NECKS LOOKS NOTICEABLY YOUNGER

100% AGREED

THE SKIN ON THEIR NECKS LOOKS NOTICEABLY LESS CREPEY

100% AGREED

CRÉPE ERASE® ULTRA REDUCED THE LOOK OF CREPEY SKIN BETTER THAN ANYTHING ELSE THEY’VE TRIED

100% AGREED

THEY WISHED THEY’D STARTED USING CRÉPE ERASE® SOONER 

**Based on an 8-week user perception study with 32 participants 

Crépe Erase® is so confident that you’ll love its Ultra System, you can use the products for 60 days, and, if you’re not satisfied, return the tubes–EVEN EMPTY–for a full refund, less s&h! This offer even gives me more confidence that these are quality beauty products. Plus, the line is incredibly reasonable in the first place!

There’s more.

There’s more: Order The Deluxe: Ultra 5-piece Body & Face System and save 25% + get FREE SHIPPING + Crépe Erase® Ultra-Smoothing Neck Repair as a free thank you gift* ($49 value) 

This exceptional cream smooths deep creases, creates a firmer, more lifted appearance, and restores elasticity to my thin, fragile neck skin. Includes Glycerin, TruFirm+, Encapsulated Retinol and Sodium Hyaluronate.

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Martha’s Still Going Strong At 80

When Martha Stewart was 57 years old, her behavior to one of my employees brought the woman to tears. Not much younger than Martha, the employee had always comported herself with aplomb. But Martha’s abruptness and demands – bordering on abusiveness – caused her unraveling.

That was 23 years ago, and Martha was one of the keynote speakers at a summit I produced that brought together an elite group of high-level women executives from the worlds of finance, fashion, beauty, retail, communications and more.

Overflowing with self praise, Martha’s address was completely inappropriate for the audience of women, all of whom were as or more accomplished than the egocentric icon standing before them.

Martha’s narcissistic presentation and unsuitable behavior to my employee didn’t surprise me. Her reputation preceded her.

An ambitious woman myself, I was no saint either when it came to making demands of others in order to satisfy my objectives. Then harshly criticizing them for falling short.

But Martha actually made me look like a wimp.

I’ve learned over decades that ‘nice guys’ may not finish last in business, but they sure don’t finish anywhere near first, no matter how smart, clever and talented they are.

And now, at 80 years old, Martha Stewart is as omnipresent, ambitious, and successful as ever. And, she’s unequivocally as talented in 2022 as she was in 1999, perhaps even more.

 

SLIDESHOW OF MARTHA THROUGH THE YEARS

A splashy  story in today’s New York Times focuses on Martha’s success connecting with Gen Z on TikTok to promote an insanely expensive Japanese beauty line.

So here’s a new octogenarian filming cheeky and catchy beauty videos that 10 to 25 year olds are loving as much as they love I-have-no-idea what!

Not many 10-year-old girls are asking their moms to spring for $550 jars of moisturizer. I imagine though that there’s a sizable audience of 20-somethings who just might add it to their must-have lists.

I recently had lunch with one of Martha’s former employees, who told me she was still acerbic in her 70s.

But even if Martha hadn’t emotionally softened over the last 23 years, her face sure looks great. She claims in the article only to have had non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures on her skin. No plastic surgery.

I admire Martha for how she’s turned her passions, talents and tenacity into a business empire.

Of course, I have no idea if her great taste, superb talent, oodles of money, and great skin make her happy and give her peace. 

Somehow,  I suspect not.

Mother Your Favorite Lady With Tender Loving {Skin} Care

Crépe Erase® compensated FabOverFifty with an advertising sponsorship to write this article. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will benefit my FOFriends.—Geri Brin

Like most Moms, mine was brimming with advice about practically everything. While quite a bit of it went in one ear and out the other, I follow one of her recommendations to this day: Never use soap to wash your face!

               Me and Mom

Mom used only water to cleanse her facial skin, definitively announcing that the soap we used for showering was bad for her face. I have no idea how she knew this, but she was right!

The scents and dyes in most bar soaps can irritate the sensitive skin on your face and leave your skin red, itchy, or blotchy. Most traditional soaps also can be drying because they lack moisturizing ingredients and strip the skin of essential oils.

Mom would be thrilled to see the plethora of skin formulas today that would not only cleanse her face – but treat her whole body – with the tender loving care they deserve.

And I’d buy her Crépe Erase® Advanced for Mother’s Day, a present that would give her skin visibly smoothness, firmness, beautiful tone, and a glow the likes of which she couldn’t have imagined.

Whether you present it to your mom or to any other wonderful woman in your life, she’ll say thank you every day of the year.

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The five-piece Deluxe Kit also treats our skin above the chin!

The hero ingredient powering Crépe Erase® Advanced is TruFirm® Complex, an exclusive blend that includes three plant extracts to help reinforce our skin’s netting. This helps make saggy skin appear tighter and firmer, and look more like it did when we were younger. Crépe Erase® Advanced also contains 9 Super Hydrators, including coconut oil, cocoa butter, olive oil, squalane, grapeseed oil, Vitamin E and a trio of glycerides to deliver 48 hours of intense hydration to dry, crepey skin. Quick absorbing without leaving a greasy residue, the light and airy moisture-rich formula works to visibly soothe and renew the skin.

Before stepping into the shower, mom could massage the luxurious and rejuvenating Advanced Refining Facial Scrub with TruFirm® over her whole face, down to her neck.  It would gently remove rough, dead skin cells to give her softer, smoother, firmer, and brighter skin. Paraben free, too!

In the shower, she’d grab her bottle of silky Body Smoothing Pre-Treatment with TruFirm® and gentle exfoliators to lift away dead, rough surface cells and make her skin look smoother and more radiant. The lovely, fresh scent is a bonus! (By the way, avoid long, hot showers because they’ll dry your skin even more!)

After showering, mom would massage the Advanced Body Repair Treatment with TruFirm® into the crepey skin around her neck, chest, arms, and legs. Just like its name says, this lightly whipped formula would restore firmer, healthier-looking skin all over her body. Absorbs quickly and isn’t one bit greasy.

Even after a late night, she could count on her Flaw-Fix™ Eye Cream to instantly reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles. It absorbs quickly and can be used at night and in the morning. Great as a hydrating mask, too.

And mom surely wouldn’t leave home without applying Advanced Restorative Facial Treatment, a deluxe, ultra-hydrating formula with TruFirm® and a blend of moisturizing oils. Along with its sister products, its plumps, smoothes and firms, and diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

This Mother’s Day make Crépe Erase® part of your favorite lady’s daily spring beauty routine for gorgeous results.

AND DON’T FORGET YOURSELF!

After 1 use

100% of women agreed their skin felt instantly more youthful*

After 1 use

80% of women saw an instant reduction in the look of crepey skin on the body**

After 4 weeks

86% of women saw a visible improvement in skin tone**

After 8 weeks

100% of women saw a lifted appearance of skin on the body**

*Based on 8-week user perception study for Crépe Erase® Advanced

**Based on results of an evaluation by expert clinical grader measuring décolleté, knees & arms

Crépe Erase® is so confident mom will love its products, she can use them for 60 days, and, if she’s not satisfied, she can return the tubes–EVEN EMPTY–for a full refund, less S&H! This offer tells you that these are quality beauty products. Plus, the line is incredibly reasonable in the first place!

 

There’s more. Order the 5-piece Deluxe Kit and mom will receive a free gift of 4-in-1 Eye Renewal Capsules. They’re packed with intense, concentrated moisturizers for an eye-opening experience. A $38 value.

 and save 25% on Crépe Erase® Advanced Kit + get a FREE GIFT + FREE SHIPPING today!

Save Your Skin From Spring’s Secret Foes

Crépe Erase® compensated FabOverFifty with an advertising sponsorship to write this article. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will benefit my FOFriends.—Geri Brin

Think about the things we automatically change when the brutal gusts of winter give way to the balmy breezes of spring. Farewell to heavy coats and boots; hot soups and casseroles; tailgating in blustery parking lots. Hello to colorful, crisp, and cooling clothes; iced drinks and chilled salads; heavenly picnics in the park.

But there’s something else we absolutely need to change when warmer weather arrives – something most of us simply haven’t learned: How we treat our skin!

We all know that dry, cold air outside and warm, dry heat indoors can rob our skin of essential moisture during the winter. If it dries up too much, cracks may form, especially on our elbows and feet.

But did you know that humidity also can be harmful when the climate beckons you to come and play outdoors?

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Spring’s Secret Skin Saboteurs: Open pores and dead skin cells

While lots of moisture in the air helps hydrate our skin – which naturally becomes drier with each passing year – it expands our pores at the same time. Larger pores are more likely to clog up with dirt, oil and other substances that cause breakouts and eczema.  Even a brisk walk can be enough to congest pores and create a greasy feeling. Not a good look!

What’s more, cell turnover slows down over the years, and the dry, dead cells sitting on the skin’s surface at winter’s end give your face a rough, dull appearance.

That’s why lightweight, all-natural and gentle formulas that clean out pores, whisk away dead cells, and moisturize without clogging or weighing down the skin can be our spring skin saviors.

My hands-down favorite brand is Crépe Erase® Advanced. As the editor of a popular website, I’m often invited to try beauty products. This is one line I’ve counted on for years to keep my skin smooth, glowing and refreshed.

The hero ingredient powering Crépe Erase® Advanced is TruFirm® Complex, an exclusive blend that includes three plant extracts to help reinforce our skin’s netting. This makes saggy skin appear tighter and firmer, and look like it did when we were younger. Crépe Erase® Advanced also contains nine Super Hydrators, including coconut oil, cocoa butter, olive oil, squalane, grapeseed oil, Vitamin E and a trio of glycerides to deliver 48 hours of intense hydration to dry, crepey skin. Quick absorbing without leaving a greasy residue, the light and airy moisture-rich formula works to visibly soothe and renew the skin.

The five-piece Deluxe Kit also treats your skin above the chin!

Before stepping into the shower, I massage the luxurious and rejuvenating Advanced Refining Facial Scrub with TruFirm® over my whole face, down to my neck.  It gently removes rough, dead skin cells to give me softer, smoother, firmer, and brighter skin. Paraben free, too!

In the shower, I grab my bottle of silky Body Smoothing Pre-Treatment with TruFirm® and gentle exfoliators to lift away dead, rough surface cells and make my skin look smoother and more radiant. The lovely, fresh scent is a bonus! (By the way, avoid long, hot showers because they’ll dry your skin even more!)

After showering, I massage the Advanced Body Repair Treatment with TruFirm® into the crepey skin around my neck, chest, arms and legs. Just like its name says, this lightly whipped formula restores firmer, healthier-looking skin all over my body. Absorbs quickly and isn’t one bit greasy.

Even after a late night, I can trust my Flaw-Fix™ Eye Cream to instantly reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles. It absorbs quickly and can be used at night and in the morning. Great as a hydrating mask, too.

I never leave home without applying Advanced Restorative Facial Treatment, a deluxe, ultra-hydrating formula with TruFirm® and a blend of moisturizing oils. Along with its sister products, it plumps, smoothes and firms, and diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

 

Make Crépe Erase® a part of your daily spring beauty routine for gorgeous results

After 1 use

100% of women agreed their skin felt instantly more youthful*

After 1 use

80% of women saw an instant reduction in the look of crepey skin on the body**

After 4 weeks

86% of women saw a visible improvement in skin tone**

After 8 weeks

100% of women saw a lifted appearance of skin on the body**

*Based on 8-week user perception study for Crépe Erase® Advanced

**Based on results of an evaluation by expert clinical grader measuring decollete, knees & arms

Crépe Erase® is so confident that you’ll love its products, it invites you to use them for 60 days, and, if you’re not satisfied, you can return the tubes–EVEN EMPTY–for a full refund, less s&h! This offer even gives me more confidence that these are quality beauty products. Plus, the line is incredibly reasonable in the first place!

There’s more. Order the 5-piece Deluxe Kit and receive 4-in-1 Eye Renewal Capsules as a free thank you gift. They’re packed with intense, concentrated moisturizers for an eye-opening experience. A $38 value.

and save 25% on Crépe Erase® Advanced Kit + get a FREE GIFT + FREE SHIPPING today!

Putting My Dad Through Agony

17-year-old me ( right) with my roommate, as freshmen at Syracuse University. I stayed there one semester and came home, subsequently graduating from NYU. Don’t let the smile fool you. I was miserable.

When we’re young and not especially smart emotionally – aka self aware –  many of us have no earthly idea how our actions are impacting others. Or ourselves. And we do some pretty risky, hurtful, downright mean things that often help shape our future.

Even the best of us isn’t immune from behaving improperly, immaturely or impossibly illogically in our youth – and beyond.

If we’re lucky and introspective, we learn about ourselves as we move along in life. About the good and bad. And we act more and more like responsible grownups.

If we never become self aware, we can make the same dumb mistakes over and over, continuing to hurt ourselves and those around us. Our friends. Relatives. Colleagues. Bosses. Even strangers.

Of course, we can’t magically undo what we did 50 years ago, let’s say. But we can think hard about important situations from our past, superimpose them on our lives and people in the present, and see what we can learn ourselves or teach others.

This process is called a “thought experiment,” a phrase I never heard before, I’m embarrassed to admit. I learned it from my son after I messaged him the following random thoughts earlier this week:

My 42-year-old dad (why did everyone look older 50+ years ago??!!!) visiting me at parents weekend.

“When I had a breakdown as a freshman at Syracuse University, I was 17. My father was 42 (my son’s age today). I called him hysterically five times a day, often interrupting him when he was with a patient.

“I desperately needed him to talk me off the ledge. I never for a moment thought about him. Besides, he was incapable of dealing with an emotional, crazy person.

“Imagine if you had a nutcase 17-year old kid calling you at work five times a day.

“My poor dad. I put him through hell when he was so young. He wasn’t filled with joy in the first place – and then he had to contend with me.

“I wish he would come back for even a few hours so I could talk to him.”

And this was my son’s response:

“That’s an amazing thought experiment. Can’t believe he was only 42. I wish I knew him better.” (My son was 9 years old when my dad died. He was born on my dad’s 60th birthday!)