Friday, March 20, 2009

All Right, Mr DeMille, I'm Ready for My Close-up

I have had unhappy skin for the last week and a half. I ran out of my favourite facial moisturizer and I've had to use my backup moisturizer and while it is adequate, it just isn't nearly as wonderful as my usual stuff.

When I discovered this particular moisturizer it was as though a whole new world opened up to me. I don't mean to hyperbolize here, but you don't understand how much money I've wasted trying to find something that my sensitive skin would not only tolerate, but embrace like a long-lost relative. This stuff makes my skin soft as a baby's bottom and it evens and smooths my skin like nothing else I've tried (and I've tried a lot of stuff!)

For the last week and a half I've looked on helplessly as my skin began to betray me. I started noticing it's texture losing it's smoothness, variations in colour becoming more apparent and even a little (gasp!) acne showing up and it's not even my period!

This morning all that changed. Last night after work I visited the drug store to finally pick up a new bottle and lo and behold the stuff was on sale! Ten bucks off! So I lavished my poor face with attention, applying both last night before bed and this morning after my shower and it was like the last 10 days had never happened!

Well, to my face anyway.


Katie said...

so, i got some of this miracle cream because, you know, i needed new face moisturizer and this seemed like a good idea. i started using it on friday morning last week. now? my face is breaking out! i have 4 HUGE zits and my non-pimpled skin is no softer than it was a week ago.

damn my skin! and damn $20 face cream that makes my face fall apart :(

(of course it could be, in part, due to the insane levels of stress, but i had no zits before the cream)

kendall said...

I feel terrible about Katie's bad experience with my favourite moisturizer. I do want to stress that katie already has spectacularly beautiful skin and is also 10 years younger than me so she probably has very different needs from her moisturizer than I do. I have offered to buy her bottle from her to make up for leading her astray ;)

Katie said...

haha...'tis no problem~ i am going to stop using it until the stress of this term eases up and then try again so i know whether it was the cream or the stress or both. we shall see!

i do not blame you for my skin cream experience. this is not the first time my skin has rejected a new product.