Well, as a consumer myself I also thought that the fountain of youth was easily attainable by spending an arm and a leg on expensive, chic and popular brands. I remember one time when I was in a department store and a saleslady with helping me out with different moisturizers. She showed me my reflection in the mirror and voila! I instantly felt more confident and more beautiful. I felt like everything about me was the combination of all the best features from the 50 hottest women alive.
In that moment, I had the curves of Sofia Vergara, breasts of Katy Perry,the sexy, raspy voice of Scarlett Johansson, the face of Gisele Bundchen, the hair of Selena Gomez, and the butt of Jennifer Lopez.Don’t forget the attention and wealth of Kim. K and the talent of Taylor Swift. I thought to myself “Bradley Cooper, here I come!”
BUT, the next morning I woke up feeling more like this!:
I realized that this is exactly how companies work because they lead us to believe that we can instantly look beautiful and younger after using their products after a day or two, which is next to impossible. In fact, some of these products deprive your skin of the most essential ingredients it needs to retain. For instance:
- ‘polythelene’ may cause cancer.
- If you see the ingredient hydroquinone, it might result in respiratory tract irritation.
- Also, when you use a physical exfoliator to clean your skin, it may cause small cuts on your skin which you cannot see, but these cuts may lead to bacterial infections.
Here are some other truths:
- There is no correlation between cost of a product and its efficacy in terms of anti-aging.
- It takes about a month for the cells that you see on your face now to be gone (so it takes longer than a day or two for a product to work).
So, it’s a good idea to review the ingredients before buying a product to ensure its safety and effectiveness. With regular usage of such products and ensuring proper cleansing and moisturization of skin one can ensure healthy skin with less signs of aging.
Here is a list of my favourite night creams which have proved to be effective.
|JUICE BEAUTY STEM CELLULAR ANTI WRINKLE OVERNIGHT CREAM||$68||ORGANIC||USES ALL NATURAL EXTRACTS||JUICE BEAUTY BRINGS THE ALL NATURAL SOLUTION FOR DEEP LINES AND WRINKLES. IT USES ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR INFUSING VITAMIN C AND FRUIT ROOT EXTRACTS AND MAKES YOUR SKIN AS GOOD AS NEW. THE CREATIVE HEAD OF JUICE BEAUTY IS NONE OTHER THAN GWYNETH PALTROW!|
|T.L.C FRAMBOOS GLYCOLIC NIGHT SERUM||$90||CHEMICAL BASED||USES A VARIETY OF ANIMAL FATS/OILS/MUSKS, ALONG WITH A COCKTAIL OF CHEMICALS. ESPECIALLY 12%GLYCOLIC.||THIS SERUM WORKS TO GLUE THE DEAD CELLS TO EACH OTHER, AND GENTLY EXOFILIATE YOUR SKIN. THIS SERUM PAVES THE WAY TO USE OTHER PRODUCTS AS IT ENSURES MAXIMUM ABSORPTION. APART FROM INCREASING COLLAGEN PRODUCTION. IT HELPS IN ENHANCING YOUR COMPLEXION.|
|KORA ORGANICS HYDRATING DAY AND NIGHT CREAM||$59.95||ORGANIC||USES ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS, ESSENTIAL OILS AND NATURAL EXTRACTS.||DRY SKIN PROVES TO BE A CURSE FOR MANY OF US. KORA BRINGS THE PERFECT SOLUTION TO REPLENISH A DRY AND DULL COMPLEXION AND TRANSFORM IT INTO SOFT, SUPPLE AND HYDRATED SKIN.|
|DR. HAUSCHKA RENEWING NIGHT CONDITIONER||From $38||ORGANIC||WITCH HAZEL, MADONNA LILY AND SILVER||THIS UNIQUE FORMULA DOES NOT USE OILS, TO ENSURE THAT THE SKIN BREATHES FREELY. IT WORKS ON ALL SKIN TYPES AND CORRECTS ALL SKIN DAMAGE, INCLUDING BLEMISHES, ROUGHNESS.|
|HELENA LANE MOSTURIZERS:||ORGANIC||HELENA LANE BRINGS A RANGE OF AFFORDABLE MOSTURIZERS SUITABLE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES, ENRICHED WITH NATURAL OILS AND ALL ESSENTIAL VITAMINS FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN AND A BEAUTIFUL YOU.|
|A)ARGAN AND NEROLI||$36||ESSENTIAL FATS, VITAMIN A,C,E, SHEA BUTTER,ROSEHIP AND ARGAN OIL|
|B)ARGAN AND ROSEHIP||$30||ESSENTIAL FATS, VITAMIN A,C,E, SHEA BUTTER,ROSEHIP SEED AND ARGAN OIL|
|C)ARGAN AND YLANG YLANG||$32||SHEA BUTTER,ARGAN OIL, VITAMIN A,C,E, ESSENTIAL FATS, YLANG YLANG AND GRAPEFRUIT OIL.|
|D)ROSE AND ARGAN||$44||ESSENTIAL FATS, VITAMIN A,C,E, SHEA BUTTER,ROSEHIP SEED AND ARGAN OIL|
|TATA HARPER MOISTURIZING MASK||$110||CHEMICAL BASED||OILS,GLYCERIN,HYALURONIC
ACID, FATS, EXTRACTS.
|TATA HARPER’S MOISTURIZING MASK ENSURES A COMPLETELY HYDRATED SKIN WITH ADVANCED USE OF HYALURONIC ACID. JUST WITH THE USE OF 2-3 PUMPS ONCE A WEEK, YOUR SKIN WILL TRANSFORM INTO DEWY LUMINOSITY.|
|EMINENCE MONOI AGE CORRECTIVE NIGHT CREAM||$64||ORGANIC||ARGAN OIL, JOJOBA OIL, GRAPE SEED OIL, PRIMROSE OIL, ARGAN STEM CELL COMPLEX, MONOI.||EMINENCE DISCOVERS THE SOLUTION TO AGING DULL SKIN, AS THIS PRODUCT REPLENISHES THE YOUTHFULNESS OF THE SKIN AND THE BEST RESULTS CAN BE OBTAINED BY CLUBBING THE CREAM WITH A CLEANSER. ALONG WITH THIS, ONE EXPERIENCE’S THE WONDERFUL SMELL OF MONOI.|
|PRODUCT NAME||ANIMAL TESTING||USING ANIMAL FATS||MINERAL OIL FREE||SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCE FREE||DONATES TO NOBLE CAUSES||SYNTHETIC COLOUR FREE|