Free shipping on all domestic orders over $39


Age: 63

Location: Hamptons, NY

Skin Type: Dry

Skin Concerns: Dry skin, wrinkles around mouth area, dark spots on face, puffy eyelids

I was fortunate to have a very generous sister who worked in the cosmetic industry. It was a mixed blessing. While I loved being treated to great skin care products I never gave a thought to what should, and more importantly, should not, be used on my skin. I am 63 and have been catching up in the last several years. With great thanks to Truth In Aging, it has been a thorough and enjoyable education.

As a teenager, I was out in the sun as often as possible. I thought sunscreen would keep me from getting a great tan. How far we have come! Now, I’m working just as hard trying to undo the damage of my carefree years in the sun. Yet, I have been lucky. I have always had dry skin, but until I reached 60, I had very smooth skin. Now, I’m dealing with lines around the mouth area, crow’s feet around the eyes and some very stubborn dark spots from sun damage. My goal is to keep my skin looking and feeling as healthy, hydrated and smooth as possible. To this end, Truth In Aging has been a revelation for me. Not only was I uninformed about what to choose and what to avoid, I let price overly influence my purchasing decisions. I learned that a pricey product can be a great bargain when you factor in the results. Thanks to the wealth of information and wonderful products available on the website, I have used some amazing items and will continue to learn as the science behind skin care seems to be evolving as rapidly as technology.

I especially appreciate the philosophy behind TIA. Yes, the information is key and the “truth” behind the product is essential. Yes, only products that meet those goals are accepted in the line. But Marta created Truth In Aging. That’s what has captured me. We are not in denial. We can’t stop time. Women can age with grace and beauty. We can look and feel as great as possible by taking the time to be informed and make the right choices.

Articles By Francine

  • December 7, 2016

    TRU Rating

    Blue Lagoon Iceland Rich Nourishing Cream

    Christmas came early this year when I had the pleasure of testing Blue Lagoon Iceland Rich Nourishing Cream ($159). Words such as “rich” and “luxurious” have become so overused that, in my opinion, they have lost much of their impact. But using this cream for a month reminded me those words can be honest adjectives. As a woman in her 60s with dry skin, I have forgotten more products than some women have tried. I have also found some wonderful products that I continue to use. Blue Lagoon Iceland Rich Nourishing Cream moves to the top of the wonderful list ...Read More...

  • December 30, 2015

    TRU Rating

    Sciote Advanced Super Moist Hylauronic Serum

    We’re at the start of chilly weather and I’m exposed to dry hot air heat at work and home. It’s nice to be toasty but it also adds to my existing dry skin woes. I was looking forward to using Sciote Super Moist Hyaluronic Serum($75 in the shop), hoping and expecting to experience great results. I have used several of Sciote products and have become somewhat of a cheerleader for the brand.

    From the first time I used the serum my skin did not experience the soothing sensat ...Read More...

  • August 28, 2015

    TRU Rating

    Apothederm Nourishing Serum

    I’ve fallen a bit in love with copper peptide. I was excited to have the opportunity to use Apothederm Nourishing Serum ($75) especially because it contained copper peptide. This serum combines the peptide with antioxidants and vitamins all of which help to restore vibrancy and protect against free radicals. Peptides are small proteins, some of which have an affinity for copper and bind tightly to it, making the peptide quite effective. Its special gifts to skin have a wide range, from optimizing skin healing, moisture retention, significant anti-inflammatory action, to the prevention ...Read More...

  • May 18, 2015

    TRU Rating

    Mukti Marigold Hydrating Creme

    It’s always a special treat when I discover a new skin care product that lives up to its promise.  Mukti Marigold Hydrating Creme ($52.72) is definitely one of those products.  My dry skin feels wonderfully hydrated and soft, a feeling that lasts all day.  Open the jar to a rich, white cream, which at first seems thick, but as you begin to apply it, is readily absorbed. I wait a very short time, no longer than any other cream, before applying makeup.

    After a month of use, I continue to enjoy the very pleasant and refreshing scent, the end r ...Read More...

  • February 9, 2015

    TRU Rating

    Sciote Peptide+Defense Firming Eye Creme

    Over the past year, I have tried several of Sciote’s skin care products. Noticeable results have made me a fan with high expectations. Always on the lookout for a more effective eye cream, I was excited to try Sciote’s product. After five weeks of using the Sciote Peptide+Defense Firming Eye Crème ($70 in the shop), I’ve not been disappointed.

    The refreshing herbal scent was a pleasant surprise. One or two pumps is all that is needed, and the ...Read More...

truth in aging's five best

Truth In Aging's Five Best

The very best to choose from for your skin concerns.

Read More

truth in aging videos

Truth In Aging Videos

Helpful how-tos and reviews from Marta and friends.

Watch Now

meet our contributors

Meet Our Contributors

The TIA community consists of our trusted reviewers.

Meet Them

be inspired

Be Inspired

Inspiring thoughts and women who are aging gracefully.

Read More