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.