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Age: 50

Location: Central Coast of California

Skin Type: Combination, Sensitive

Skin Concerns: Milia, Clogged Pores, Aging

I am 50 years old, I live on the central coast of California, and I am a college professor.  Needless to say, like most people I am extremely busy, and since I was blessed with good skin overall – both my parents have nice skin – I didn’t really take care of it when I was younger.  Yes, I washed, toned, and moisturized, but I didn’t pay attention to ingredients and didn’t think that one product could be much different from another.  I was quite wrong.

In my late 30s and early 40s, I started paying extra attention to my skin and using better quality products.  I finally realized that what had worked for me when I was younger when I had combination to oily skin was no longer working for me, and in fact, my skin was no longer “oily” except under certain circumstances.  I really noticed a shift in my skin in my late 40s when I started seeing wrinkles that weren’t there the day before!  I started searching for even better quality products that had been tested by real people and stumbled upon Truth In Aging and was instantly a fan.

Now, I’m very selective about what I put on and in my body and, for ethical reasons I won’t use products tested on animals (there are so many quality products available that this is not difficult).  I’m pleased to say that because of the honest reviews on TIA I can check the reviews on products first and then buy as opposed to buying without guidance.  I’ve also been pleased to review a number of products for TIA and am quite impressed with some of the newer products available.


Articles By Jane

  • June 11, 2018

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    ReLuma Skin Illuminating Anti-Aging Cleanser and ReLuma Skin Illuminating Moisturizer

    I am a fan of good cleansers and moisturizers with healthy and helpful ingredients and when I was offered the chance to review ReLuma’s Skin Illuminating Anti-Aging Cleanser ($35 in the shop) and ReLuma Skin Illuminating Moisturizer ($85 in the shop) I happily accepted.

    ReLuma’s cleanser is a refreshing cleanser that lathers nicely and has a pleasant citrus scent.  While it won’t remove all makeup, it cleans the skin withou ...Read More...

  • October 11, 2016

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    Elena Rubin Monarch Hydrating Mask

    Monarch Hydrating Mask to Soothe and Support by Elena Rubin Skin Care
    ($99) is a lovely mask that is infused with powerful plant extracts. According to the website, this anti-aging mask was created to refresh and repair perimenopausal skin with phyto-hormonal support. Given this description and my age (50s), which is appropriate for this product, I was eager to see what kind of results this mask would give. I incorporated it into my skin care routine for four weeks, and other than adding this product, I changed nothing else about my routine. This allowed me to better evaluate t ...Read More...

  • May 6, 2016

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    Hynt Beauty Skin Prep Serum Bioactive Marine Complex

    I am a fan of good serums with healthy and helpful ingredients and when I was offered the chance to review Hynt Beauty’s Bioactive Marine Complex Skin Prep ($44) I jumped at the chance.

    Hynt Beauty Skin Prep is a cruelty free, organic-based, silicone free, vegan, and all-natural serum. It is also free of harmful parabens, phenoxyethanol, phtalates and petrochemicals. It is packed with antioxidants, helpful algaes and essential oils all in a isotonic seawater base. According to the packaging, the product helps to brighten, smooth and firm skin due to the bioact ...Read More...

  • April 13, 2016

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    Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Intense Moisture Cream

    I have reviewed a number of products for the TIA Community — some fantastic and some mediocre and Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Intense Moisture Cream ($125 in the shop) is in the former category. It is, simply put, absolutely fabulous.

    My first impressions of the cream were quite positive: the scent is light and pleasant (an issue for those of us who suffer from migraines), the texture is smooth, very creamy, and luxurious and it is absorbed into t ...Read More...

  • September 18, 2015

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    ExPürtise Effective Anti-Aging Face Treatment

    ExPürtise has introduced an exciting product called ExPürtise Effective Anti-Aging Face Treatment ($90 in the shop) and according to their website, “Sodium Hyaluronate Spheres and Hyaluronic Acid intelligently hydrate skin while the latest and most effective collagen stimulating Peptides smooth away wrinkles.” As a 51-year-old woman who is seeing some fine lines and wrinkles, I cou ...Read More...

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