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Goodbye Cleavage Wrinkles! – A Review of Marcelle’s New Age Precision 8 in 1 Power Serum

9 Jun

Let’s talk boobs! OK, not quite “boobs” per say, but cleavage, which is pretty much just as good as boobs. So I’ve hit that point in my life where I have *takes a deep breath* cleavage wrinkles. It’s true, too much sun, not enough sun block, dry skin and I’m sure a whole host of other things have led to some fine and some not so fine lines in my décolletage. I’ll admit, it’s to the point where I actually feel self-conscious about it.
About 2 weeks ago London Drugs was kind enough to send me a product, something I knew nothing about, it’s called New Age Precision 8 in 1 Power Serum and is made by Marcelle. The product claims to be 8 in 1, as is suggested by the rather wordy name. The product claims:

1. Instant Botox-Like Action
2. Wrinkle Filling Effect
3. Firms Skin and Improves Elasticity
4. Visible Reduces Even Deep Wrinkles
5. Boosts Radiance
6. Reinforces Skin Structure
7. Lifting Effect
8. Improves Skin Texture

 

The product is hypoallergenic and fragrance free. The recommended application is twice daily on freshly cleansed skin. New Age Precision 8 in 1 claims that “Instantly skin appears lifted, creases and wrinkles look smoothed. Skin feels ultra-soft. 30 minutes: wrinkles are visibly reduced. 7 days: firmness and elasticity are improved as the skin’s structure is reinforced, skin appears smoother and more radiant.”

 
When I read the box I thought there was no way any of this could be true. I’ve tried more than a few products and have never been more than moderately impressed with what they do to wrinkles. That being said, this is hands down one of the best products I have ever used. Now I realize it’s for my face, and yes, I have been using it there, but naturally with the whole boob situation, that’s where I was really hoping it would make a difference, and it absolutely has. The skin looks far less crepey (that says crepey, not creepy, I sure hope my skin doesn’t look creepy) and even the deeper lines have diminished. I’m pretty much jaw to the floor about the results. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not like every line is gone, but the skin looks much tighter and lot younger. I’ve also noticed similar effects on my face; my jaw line is tighter and my eyes look lifted.

 
So as it goes for wrinkle products, this is definitely worth it and I will certainly be buying it when I run out. Marcelle New Age Precision 8 in 1 Serum is available at London Drugs, other fine retailers and online from Marcelle. The suggested retail price is $33.95 CAD but as I wrote this I checked out the London Drugs’ Website and it’s on sale but not sure for how long.

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Glowing Skin with Jouviance – A Review

23 May

Last year, at a London Drugs event, I was given a sample of Jouviance’s “3 in 1Revitalizing Anti-Aging Cream” to try. With a move across country many things got misplaced, that product included. Well, luckily I found it about a month ago and have been using it ever since.
A little bit about Jouviance:

According to their website, their products are actually manufactured in Canada and are developed by a Canadian dermatologist. Their products contain no parabens, sulfates, dyes, DMAE, TEA, artificial fragrances, mineral oils and are not tested on animals. Their products are also hypoallergenic and won’t clog pores.

Photo courtesy of http://jouviance.com/

Photo courtesy of http://jouviance.com/

Results:

My skin is glowing, I kid you not, I actually had a friend recently comment on it, saying that my skin looks “amazing.” It certainly adds that youthfulness back to your skin. As for reducing wrinkles, I certainly see a small improvement, it’s not like getting Botox, but it does soften the fine lines. That being said, as mentioned, I’ve only been using it for a month. But I can’t stress the “glow” enough, it’s pretty awesome. The other thing I like about the product is that it goes a long way, I only need a small amount to do my entire face and it also has next to no smell, which is great for people like me who are super sensitive to certain smells. For my super dry skin, the “Combination to oily” version is not enough moisturizer for me, I top it up with a light moisturizer that contains SPF, but they do have a version for normal to dry skin, as well as a whole host of other products, for a whole range of skin concerns.
So if you’re starting to notice some fine lines, the earlier you get to them the better and this is certainly a product I would recommend. You can find more info about them on their website http://jouviance.com/ and their products are available at London Drugs, online and at other select retailers.

My First Botox

22 Mar

Botox.  You can’t avoid hearing about it; it seems to be everywhere.  And you’re curious, because honestly, who wouldn’t be.  So what’s it really like?

Well my first Botox experience was priceless, and that’s because I can be a bit of a spaz, especially when I think something is going to hurt.

So, as per requirements, I fill out a health history form and Botox consent sheet.  The Doctor (actually a Dentist) looks them over and begins the consultation.  We talk about my areas of concern (forehead) and I’m asked to make a lot of funny faces so that she can see the wrinkles.  Once we’ve decided on the areas to treat she goes over price to make sure I understand.  I my case we would be doing thirty-five units, and Botox is billed per unit (usually between $8 and $12 per unit).  So I’m pretty excited about it, but when she asks me to lie down I start to get a little nervous, well actually, I start to get a lot nervous.  She wipes my forehead down with some alcohol and then freezes it with a little ice.

At this point I am white as a sheet and sweating profusely and we haven’t even stuck a needle in yet.  Next thing you know I’m pretty much unconscious and a friend is trying to feed me juice that really just runs down my chin…HOW EMBARASSING!!! Especially, since we haven’t even started.  I have a tendency to psych myself out.

So I come to and feel a bit better and am ready to do this.  She asks me to wrinkle my forehead and begins the injections.  You know what? It actually doesn’t hurt.  And now I’m even more embarrassed.

Five little needles are used across my forehead and three more in between my eyebrows and in literally five minutes I’m done.  The whole process, consultation and all, took less time than getting a manicure.  The only thing at this point that I noticed is a few little dots on my forehead where the injections were made.  These disappear quickly.  It was that simple for me…save the fainting and the drooling of course.

So what happens next?

Before you leave the Doctor will go over some post care…AKA face exercises.  For the next few hours you are asked to wrinkle the face as much as possible to spread the Botox, welcome to looking ridiculous!  Other than that there is really no post care, just avoid massaging the area but nothing special you need to do.

About five days later the effects really start to become apparent.  For me, I felt like I could lift my eyebrows but when I did there were no wrinkles.  I was ecstatic; I loved and still love the results.  And now I do semi-regular touch ups every 3-4 months.  Only difference is no fainting.

Even though for me Botox is easy and quick we still need to remember that it is a prescription and with all prescriptions there are risks and possible complications.  Make sure you read the Botox consent form and make sure you only see someone you trust because things can go wrong.  For information on Botox you can always check out Health Canada’s article on injectable cosmetics.

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