50 is the new 30. Have you heard that? When I take a close look at many of my well-preserved 50+ friends and colleagues, I think there may be some veracity to that statement.
I turned 50 a few years ago and happened to be renting a car for work. The customer service representative looked at my license, looked at me, looked at my driver license again and said, "Oh, you have a birthday today." I replied in the affirmative.
(And I wasn't so sure that he was actually checking to see if the women wearing the big blond hair in the photo was the one behind the counter with the sleek raven black hair.)
This 30-something hunk of testosterone proceeds to tell me, "Well, 50 must be the new 30." I couldn't decide if I should be flattered or angry—if he was sincere or just trying to make me feel less stressed-out with my work day.
While I would love to say that my youthful (ahem) appearance is strictly due to my awesome DNA (my mom was a beauty), I do know that my obsession with anti-aging skin care is a definite contributor to my fabulous over 50 looks.
I recently was sent a product to review and I was quite skeptical. Skin 2 Skin Care 24/7 Rejuvenation just had a few too many claims for me to believe it. Not only was it double-duty, but claimed to do a whole lot more.
Here's the info on Skin 2 Skin Care 24/7 Rejuvenation:
24/7 Rejuvenation (All-In-One Cream), 1.8 fl. oz.
Tightens and Lifts Sagging Skin
Lightens Dull Mature Skin and Balance Skin Tone
Facilitates Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid Production up to 33%
Controls Oil Secretion, Acne and Chronic Inflammation
Regenerating Antioxidant, Softens and Smoothes Skin
I have recently had medical issues that have left my skin dry and sensitive. I have opted to use organic ingredients in my skin care regimen. So I was quite please to use Skin 2 Skin Care. Not only is it organic, but vegan.
The additional ingredients—peptides that firm, lighten and prevent dark spots— are exactly what I want in my moisturizer.
I used my bottle of Skin 2 Skin Care 24/7 Rejuvenation anti-aging moisturizer to the last drop. On the first application my skin felt relieved. The cream melted right in and did not at all feel heavy, yet the moisture level in my skin was maintained all day.
After 2 months, my skin is firmer and my tone is bright and even. The scent is light and pleasant. The pump packaging dispenses just the right amount of product.
Skin 2 Skin Care 24/7 Rejuvenation moisturizer is appropriate for not only your face, but neck and decollété, thereby eliminating the need for a secondary cream.
Pros: vegan, multi-use moisturizer, natural ingredients, peptides for firming and lightening
Buy Again: Yes, despite the price
Packaging: 5 Blings—air-tight, dispenses the proper amount
Overall: 5 Blings
5 Blings is an outstanding/excellent product
4 Blings is a good product, but there may be better ones out there
3 Blings is an average product that isn’t bad, but it doesn’t stand out
2 Blings is a below average product that is not recommended
1 Bling is an inferior product, a waste of time and money and not recommended.
Skin 2 Skin™ Care was developed out of necessity. On November 23, 2005 Ken Simpson, CEO,President and Founder of Skin 2 Skin Care, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. On February 8, 2006, he began eight weeks of five days a week radiation treatments to hopefully reduce the tumor.
The radiation and drugs worked wonders on his tumor, but the side effects on his skin were alarming. His skin became discolored, sore, raw, broken out, dry, overly sensitive and showed signs of accelerated aging. Ken has had 20 years experience working in the skin care industry.
The last two weeks of treatment Ken formulated the very first Skin 2 Skin™ Care product in his home. That first product, now known as Aging Intervention Cream changed his skin within one week, making his skin healthier and giving him back a natural glow. Within two weeks, the damage to his skin had been reversed.