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Age: 61

Location: State of Just Being

Skin Type: Combination

Skin Concerns: Laugh lines, fine wrinkles, occasional breakouts

I'm the most fortunate grandmother to four of the most gorgeous beings I know, Kai, Ashley, Natalie and Jalen. I'm in my *sexties* and I'm fearless. I am not bound by age conventions for beauty or fashions.

I am whoever I desire to be and I'm enjoying that vessel of FREEDOM I'm being blessed with by just being ME! It's a wonderful place to finally be.

Articles By Darlene

  • April 27, 2015

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    LIFTLAB Lift + Firm Eye Cream

    At almost 62 years of age I don't expect to see any REAL BIG changes when I try a new skin product for my now dry, patchy skin or the beginning stages of my crepey eyelids, but I guess miracles can and do happen, if only on a temporary basis —  but that is still a good thing. I don't have crow’s feet, deep wrinkles, dark circles or sagginess under my eyes, that's my story and I'm sticking with it, but if I don't get a good night's rest or drink lots of water to keep hydrated, I do see puffiness. And when I smile deeply my eyes crinkle in the corners ever so lovely...not. Ad ...Read More...

  • October 24, 2014

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    Skin Nutrition Cell CPR

    * new formulation*

    On Skin Nutrition's website regarding their product Skin Nutrition Cell CPR it states that our skin is made up of multiple cells, which consist of complex elements, and these elements all have roles to play in ensuring optimal cell and skin health.  That said, I'm no scientist, but I'm sure, as with any product, there is a special bond between what nature produces naturally and what scientists attempt to imitate in order to produce products that give similar natural effects.

    I've rea ...

  • September 13, 2014

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    True Beauty Featuring JustD

    I'm sexty-one and live in the Houston-Galveston area.  Dealing with the humidity and the heat, it's a daily challenge to stay looking fresh rather than disheveled by the area's climate. Notwithstanding the elements, I also suffer from hypothyroid and RA symptoms, some minor hyperpigmentation from occasional skin flare-ups brought on by the climate, diet or product irritation, along with my lovely laugh lines and the beginnings of that softness in my neck area just beneath my chin. Ah, but there is good news: I don't have wrinkles... yet.

    I'm happy to share my regimen of product ...

  • July 2, 2014

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    Astara Botanical Cleansing Gele

    I don't like sharing, especially when it's something that looks good on me, works for me or helps me look my best, which just about covers what this little gem is doing for me. I have been wonderfully blessed that almost every product I've received from Truth In Aging to review has been a grand slam, and the Astara Botanical Cleansing Gel ($19/2 oz) is nothing short of a miracle.

    I am very partial to many of the products I use on a consistent basis, good, bad or indifferent, I've used some of them for decades simply because they seem to work for me. As far as facial ...Read More...

  • April 2, 2014

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    Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

    Being African American, I tend to incur hyperpigmentation issues from time to time, and they are a major nuisance and a huge distraction when they show up on the face. I’m a young 60, and I’m a warrior queen in the arena, fighting that good fight to stave off the legion of fine line wrinkles, the callous invasion of age spots and the amorphous attacks of sagging. It’s hard work but so worth the effort.

    When I got the opportunity to try Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lighting Serum ($60), a product that deals with hyperpigmentation issues, I resea ...Read More...

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