I’m not sure when I turned into an “old woman.” I mean, I certainly don’t feel old. And really I’m not actually old, just “old” according to my 21-year-old-inner-self. Thanks to genetics, moisturizer and the religious use of sunglasses outdoors, I am more or less wrinkle-free in the face department which means people don’t usually believe me when I tell them I’m 41. 41! That sounds so old to me! Even though I know it’s not. And I don’t like the term “middle-age” either. THAT, makes me feel old.
They had me at champagne. The Nordic Treat Hydrogel Face Mask and Eye Patch contain champagne yeast which stimulates cell renewal, supports the skin’s repair mechanisms, helps metabolism and non-technically speaking – makes your skin feel baby-smooth. It’s also a great excuse to accompany your spa treatment with some bubbly. Just sayin’.
Opening the package, I pulled out a white hockey-like mask that was sticky when you remove the backing. My kids stared and my husband chuckled. I always have some new product on my skin and he never knows how I’ll appear when I’m doing a pamper session. This felt wonderful and nurturing for the full 30 minutes and I couldn’t understand how the mask felt so damp on my skin without falling right off. The formula is based on pure Artesian Water from Norway and the addition of Sparkling wine yeast, which is rich in anti-oxidant Glutathione. Hydrogel is water in a solid form that holds all of the great nutrients and ingredients. It feels cool to the skin and evaporates gradually, leaving the fragile ingredients behind.
The eye patch noticeably helped my dark circles and puffiness. (Though the champagne I imbibed with the treatment probably didn’t help in the end.) My only complaint? I wish there were a full-body wrap. Pretty please?
Disclosure: UrbanMommies was sent samples for review.
So I’m approaching a – scary – birthday. Between that and having two kids under 5, I am feeling old. Haggard. Wizened. Possibly starting to look it but if you repeat that to my face I’ll drop-kick you. Deep breaths. Just kidding.. (grin). Having used a few products by Philosophy, I’ve never been disappointed, so I asked to try something ‘miraculous’ that would combat age. (Insert Angels singing here). I was sent ‘Miracle Worker’ Anti-Aging Concentrate, which you follow up with ‘When Hope is not Enough’ firming and lifting serum. Gotta love the names. After using it for a month (you only need a bit and it is lasting forever), I am feeling much fresher – glowing almost. And that’s after a season of hard-core holiday parties. My sun-spots are fading, I’m smoother, and I smile every time I read the inspiring sayings on the jars. This one’s a keeper.