This must be a joke, right? A busy and practical woman, “skin care” has always seemed to me an expensive, time-consuming, even selfish indulgence. My priority list seldom has “beauty” listed anywhere in the Top-50, and I just can't seem to find a rhythm where I am comfortable spending money needlessly. The upside: At 46, this has saved our family tons of money... The downside: Looking in the mirror, I can see the lack of pampering becoming more obvious.
Since I am baring my soul, I will admit to having had a facial done – a $10 promotion at a beauty outlet in the mall. It was my first-ever facial. The girl looked at me expectantly when she was done and feeling a twinge of guilt, I bought three of the products. I even used them a few times – in the wrong “order”, just because I like the smell of the first product. They now sit, perched on a shelf collecting dust.
I am a beauty-fail.
An outdoorsy gal, too frequently stuck indoors working on the computer, I still fervently hold to the notion the sun is my friend, rarely using sunblock and preferring to soak up the sun naturally. The sun doesn't worry me, but I do find myself growing slightly concerned over the HEV light being emitted from computer screens, phones and tablets – some research is showing this exposure may cause premature aging. Since I sit in front of my screen far more than I sit in the sun, this is no good!
There IS hope, however. I've found something that is making a positive difference in my skin – without being a labor-intensive routine. I was blessed with a sample of a then-unreleased Trim Healthy Natural's “The Fountain: Baobab & Rose Anti-Aging Cream”, and after months of using this, I can say it is pretty amazing stuff!
Now, I've been using it somewhat sporadically (you didn't think I would fall into a nice routine, did you?) and in conjunction with Trim Healthy Naturals Orange Silk Hydrating Cream and a Vitamin C Serum I found on a flash sale on Amazon.
The Fountain has a light, feminine, rose scent and goes on smoothly – providing moisture, without a greasy or oily feel. Aloe-based, it is good for all skin-types. It is a very “thrifty” product as it doesn't take much per application, so my sample lasted a long while. On days where my skin feels dry, I add a bit of the Orange Silk.
Over the last few months, my skin is significantly smoother, firmer, age spots are much lighter and a really sexy (haha) raised age spot with a rough texture has reduced significantly. That's right... RunAmok Mama is feeling less troll-ish!
I am going to purpose to use these products with more regularity going forward. I can do this, “skin-care” thing!
Jump on over to the site to learn more!
Ingredients: Aloe Gel, Grape Seed Oil, Baobab Oil, Infused Olive Oil (Calendula, Plantain, St. John’s Wort, Myrrh Gum, Goldenseal), Infused Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Jojoba Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Rose Hip Seed Oil, Rose Absolute Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Frankincense Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Xanthan, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Safflower Seed Oil
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*As a quick side note... Aside from a sample of The Fountain: Baobab & Rose Anti-Aging Cream", I received no compensation for this review. It's good stuff!
Precision-run households may find my title, "RunAmok Mama" to feel a tad alarming, so I'd like to offer a quick assurance that my life is more an exercise of controlled chaos than sheer pandemonium!