Truth In Aging’s product reviews are all conducted by members of our community — wonderful, beautiful, funny, opinionated seekers of the truth. From time to time I love to reread past reviews and am always reminded how great they are: witty, well-written and relentless in their quest to tell it like it is. Here’s just a few of my favorite one-liners from community reviews of the past year. Enjoy!
"This summer was the summer I fell in love with grapefruit: grapefruit beer..."
The lengths we go to so that we can put our test products through their paces
"I refrained from using any body lotions."
- Ann, review of Pure Glam Inspire Body Wash
"I was due for my quarterly Botox appointment that I had to postpone until after my jar of serum was finished."
"Almost more embarrassing than discussing my bikini line is admitting that I shaved my face."
- Nina, review of YBF Luxury Shave Cream
Getting straight to the point
"I think I'm in love!"
"I simply saw no improvement to the eye area and actually think the crepeyness has increased."
"I have inducted this skin care savior into my anti-aging special reserve battalion and Hall of Fame."
- Tina, review of Medik8 CE-Thione
"Overall, because of the strong fragrance, insufficient hydration and possible skin irritating properties, I can’t recommend this product."
- Jennifer, review of Medik8 Hydra8 Night
"I have finished the product and I am thrilled with the results. I will definitely be ordering more of this."
- Gloria, review of iS Clinical Youth Serum
"I give this product five stars. It delivers. I only wish I'd started using it 20 years ago."
- Cindy, review of Benir Beauty Super Serum
"I don't know if my skin has looked this good since before I was 20."
A few home truths
"I have no patience. As in, zero. Zilch. Nada. If something doesn’t deliver noticeable improvement quickly, I’m on to the next thing, leaving a half-empty bag of corundum crystal in my wake."
- Tina, review of Trophy Skincare MiniMD Microdermabrasion
"With all that’s out there, I’ve become very results oriented. And at $125.00 price point, I have really high expectations."
"I really, really like the way my skin feels after I’ve used it. Even after a long night of over indulgence in the food and drink department (like for instance last night), I may have felt about a hundred years old but my face was clear and fresh as a daisy this morning. Unlike my tongue which tastes like a welder’s armpit."
- Sarah W., review of LiftLab Purify + Clarify
"If I were a car I would probably be a base model Lexus — you know, good engine and good lines but no frills."
I wish I’d said that…
"I am calling all skincare enthusiasts to get on the 'BRADwagon.' Yep, I gotta say that I am mad about BRAD!"
"There is something to be said for the 'slow-cosmetics' movement..."
"As the duchess might say, it's 'brilliant!'"
"Skin appears 're-grown'."
- Gunilla, review of MitoQ
"I have usually been skeptical about doctor brands, suspecting they’re overpriced 'me-too's hewing to predictable and conventional agendas..."
- Emily, review of Dr. Dennis Gross regimen
"I decide every day to accept the changes while trying to be the very best I can be without surgery."
- Leslie, review of Moana Instant Lifting Mask