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Cheryl P.

Age: early 60s

Location: Los Angeles

Skin Type: Dry and Fair (burns and freckles easily)

Skin Concerns: Skin firmness, fine lines, radiance

Since I was a little girl, I knew I my skin was different as the rest of my family could be out on the north Atlantic water or laying out in the sun behind the dunes and not get sunburned.   I was the one that burned. I started obsessively using sunscreen at age 10 and I am so grateful to myself for the effort.  I like my skin, especially for my age. Since I am in the sciences, I have been obsessed with quality ingredients in the products I use on my body. I have never used drugstore products and always knew that ingredients were important to pay attention to.  My work takes me to all climates and frequently, as I fly 150K miles per year at a minimum.  I literally will be in a blizzard and 14 hours later be at the equator. That being said, products I use must be high quality and able to withstand the extremes. I am very thrilled to have found TIA five years ago and love to try new products. 

Articles By Cheryl P.

  • August 16, 2018

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    Transderma A Retinol Night Serum

    Transderma is a Scandinavian based skincare company with products offered to the TIA community. There is an interview with the founders of the company on the Reviews section of the TIA site. Their philosophy is to focus on key active, natural elements, such as vitamins, that are essential for skin’s vitality and appearance.  The formulas are simple, exceptionally pure skin care serums that are targeted and effective.

    My 30 day trial of Transderma A Retinol Night Serum ($175 in the shop) was a winner. The Trans ...Read More...

  • August 4, 2017

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    Alastin Skincare Restorative Skin Complex with TriHex Technology

    Alastin Skincare has an impressive board — from the CEO and sales and marketing executives to dermatologists and scientists. The executive suite also includes the inventor of highly-utilized scar and wound treatment solutions. So, I was delighted to be able to test the Alastin Skincare Restorative Skin Complex ($195). It is the leading product in the line and is formulated to restore and maintain skin health for an overall younger-looking appearance.  

    The Alastin Skincare scientists have developed a patent-pending TriHex Technology, which is a proprietary blend of ...Read More...

  • December 28, 2016

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    Luzern Laboratories Force de Vie Crème Nuit


    I have been using Luzern Laboratories Force de Vie Crème Nuit ($175) for about eight weeks.  But before I tell you my thoughts on the product, here is a little about me:  I am 52 years old with combination-sensitive skin that behaves unpredictably.  I have regular minor breakouts, redness and an oily t-zone. As for my numerous aging complaints, I would say my biggest issues are a sagging neck and frown lines. For the past ten years, I've been using various anti-aging serums and creams. To review a new product, I try it on half of my face for abou ...Read More...

  • August 24, 2016

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    ASDM Beverly Hills Porcelain Doll Lotion

    I had the pleasure of trying ASDM Beverly Hills Porcelain Doll Lotion ($25). I am in my sixth decade and travel constantly for work. Thus, I am a great candidate to test a product stating to help keep the body moisturized and supple. I’m obsessed with never looking like the shriveled expats I see in my travels, so I’m constantly on the lookout for products to keep my arms and legs fresh and hydrated. I tested this product in several climates — from Singapore to Nova Scotia to the UK — during the month long trial period. 

    The bo ...Read More...

  • June 3, 2016

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    Bottega Organica Extra-Nourishing Face Formula

    I tested the Bottanica Organica Extra Nourishing Face Formula ($78) for 30 days. I'm in my 60s and my skin is on the drier side. During this test period, I traveled 30,000 airplane miles so was able to test in extreme conditions.

    There have been a couple of Bottanica Organica reviews on the TIA site but to summarize, the company is founded on the research by Dr. Andrea Alimonti, one of Bottega Organica’s founders and a world-renowned geneticist. He identified several Natural Inhibitors of Senescence (NIS) — natural substances with the potential of slowin ...Read More...

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