On my 66th birthday, last week, my son told me I look 53. Not one to throw around compliments, especially to me, his assessment was the best birthday gift I could have received.
I don’t know how Colby arrived at 53 (I look older than I did when I was actually 53), but let’s say I look like a good 66. Although I can certainly stand to lose 20 pounds, I strive to look the best I can. I don’t drink (not even a glass of wine now and then); I don’t smoke; I recently joined a gym again so I can use the treadmill for my heart health and do weight bearing exercises for my bones, and I take care of my skin.
I never use soap on my face, only facial cleansers like Aveeno, and I love Clarisonic’s facial cleansing device and Rodan + Field’s new MACRO Exfoliator, because they make my skin feel squeaky clean and renewed. I follow these routines with some pretty costly moisturizer and eye cream that I like because they absorb into my skin, without making it feel or look greasy.
Three months ago, I added a new anti-aging supplement, called Imedeen Time Perfection, to my daily skincare routine. I finally understand the importance of taking care of oneself from the inside out. I well know that skincare creams, lotions and serums work only to protect and care for the top layer of our skin, called the epidermis. No matter what their manufacturers claim, these products can’t change what’s happening in the dermis—the layer beneath the surface–that contains the collagen, elastin and moisture-producing properties, or the skin’s building blocks. Although they may temporarily increase our skin’s moisture and firmness, they’ll never get it to bounce back to where it was when we were 30, 40 or even 50.
Manufacturing skincare products for over two decades, the makers of Imedeen® say its Time Perfection® “marine complex and antioxidant” supplement will work “inside the body” on women 40 and older, “to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin quality and moisture balance, and protect collagen and elastin fibers against oxidative damage in as little as 90 days.” A three-month supply of 180-tablets is $206.
Aside from plastic surgery (which I advocate wholeheartedly, as many of you know), maybe Imedeen® can do what these lotions and potions cannot. I was happy to say “yes” when the folks at the company asked if I’d try it, and compensate me, too.
Time Perfection® contains an exclusive blend of proteins and polysaccharides (a chemical term for carbohydrates, such as starch, insulin or cellulose) that is important for the skin’s structure and moisture and resembles the elements naturally found in the skin’s supporting tissue. One of these ingredients, called LycoPhence GS, provides tomato fruit and grape seed extracts, which help protect skin against oxidative damage. The other is Vitamin C, a vital antioxidant, which is essential in the formation of collagen. These targeted nutrients go “deep down” in the dermal layer to strengthen the skin’s invisible building blocks. Imedeen® offers a skin assessment on its site, to help you determine which of its anti-aging formulas work best.
I’ve completed the recommended three-month regimen and I definitely see that the fine lines around my mouth and eyes are less pronounced, as are those deeper lines on either side of my nose that run down to my mouth, called nasolabial folds. My skin also feels firmer when I pinch my cheeks, and it is definitely smoother and less sallow, even without makeup. Friends, family and neighbors have been commenting that I “look good.” Hopefully, next March 8th I won’t look a day over 54.
The makers of Imedeen® are hosting a giveaway for one lucky FOF, who will receive a 90-day supply to help improve her skin. Comment below on why you’d love to try it. FOF will select the winner at random.
0 Responses to “Supplementing my skin care regimen”
Sarah Maclean says:
Was wondering if any of the products your mention contain animal byproducts or are petroleum based? I feel that natural organic face creams etc are far better for the health of the body. Thats what I use and thats just my opinion. Thanks.
Ava Icard says:
I recently quit smoking and even though I am a young 51 I am looking to find something to help me erase the damage I have done to my skin over the years. I hope I am chosen to try this product!
Donna Simmons says:
I’d love to win. I recently found out that I have Celiac Disease & have gained about 15 lbs. I really need something to help me look & feel younger because plastic surgery is not an option for me ever. I’m 57 & on the inside I only feel 30. So if this works from the inside out you will be all that I talk about. Bring it on!!!
Wendy Aucoin says:
Having been compared with Wendy from Peter Pan all my life, the time seems to have arrived that I truly am the one that grew up. It would be lovely to recapture some of the magic and if this product is that fairy dust then, yes yes yes!
Well, I’m 53, and going by your son’s formula, if I could look 40 on my next birthday — it would be worth it. It would be interesting to try and see the improvements in stages.
it just makes sense to me that skincare has to work from the inside out…count me in as one who’d love to give this a try!
would love to try this stuff some of us just cant afford to go try everything on the market
Sonja Stroehl says:
we all have to age…but why not look our best in the process!
pam zeigler says:
I try to take care of my skin & I would love to work on it from the “inside out”!
Edie Goldberg says:
love to try this!
Laura Davia says:
I would love to try this!
Geri, I can see the improvement you experienced. Would love to give this magic formula a try. Something that works from the inside out to meet up with the products one uses for the outside in, sounds like a great regime to me!
I know that serums and creams can only do so much, one definitely needs something internal to bring out the beauty within. I would certainly like to give this a try. TIA!
They say I need “Prime Renewal.” Sounds good–I could use some renewal!
I will be 66 in September – my best birthday present would be if MY son told me I looked like a 53 year old!
Geri Brin says:
I hope he does
well this certainly sounds new and exciting! Would love to try it!
The idea of supplying nutients to the skin by maintaining a healthy diet has always made sense to me. As my metobolism dwindles, it is becoming harder to do so without supplementing. The listing of ingredients didn’t mention if it was gluten free. If so, I would love to try Imedeen.
I just turned 63; I’d be oh so happy if someone said I looked as if I were in my 50’s. This could be the magic?
I would love to try it! My skin is so dry!!!!! With dry skin comes more wrinkles. Treating from the inside out makes more sense!
Laura Borud says:
Creams, lotions, and potions only can fight the fight so long, time is winning. I’d try an oral supplement to help.
I am ready to lose some lines 😉
Would love to try this product to help wrinkles and look younger!
Andrea Henry says:
well that would be great…fill the cracks
I would love to try Imedeen as it sounds like just what I need to help improve my skin. It sounds very interesting.
Rhodora araneta says:
I agree that taking care of one’s skin starts from the inside. I would love to try Imedeen as I would like to halt the progress of fine lines I’ve been seeing on my face since I turned 50 a couple of years ago
Looking younger is a really appealing idea- especially at my age. With so many products to buy, it is hard to decide what to purchase. Geri makes it sound like this potion really works and I’d love to give it a try!