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By Michele V.
The Truth In Aging website has been such a blessing for me these last couple of months. I have always had extremely dry skin, which in my teenage years was great, but now at 51 years old is a struggle. I hit menopause earlier this year and the condition of my skin became even worse, so I was so excited to try Glo Therapeutics Skin Firming Cream ($138).
I have never used a firming cream, so I had no idea what to expect. I decided not to read what the company's claims were until I was a few weeks into testing the product, so I would not be prejudiced. The directions state to use the product after cleansing, toning and applying serum. So I did this morning and night for the last 32 days.
The jar is wonderful, as you can scoop out every last drop. The cream goes on smoothly and absorbs into your skin without feeling thick or greasy. The scent may be a bit off putting to some, but to me it smells like the sheets at the spa where I get massages and so I loved it. The smell does fade quickly for those who don’t like scented creams.
The cream contains a blend of peptides, polysaccharides and antioxidants, all of which are very high on the ingredient list. The first active, a poria cocos polysaccharide from Asian fungi, is said to increase the expression of the CD44 receptor, which is necessary for hyaluroic acid to be absorbed into the keratinocytes. Saccharide isomerate helps with water retention to make skin appear plump and dewy. And finally, a peptide combination known as SYN-TACKS stimulates the proteins of the Dermal-Epidermal Junction (DEJ) to firm skin and smooth out lines.
I noticed after about a week of using this cream that my skin wasn't feeling as dry come morning or later in the day. At about two weeks in, I noticed as I was getting ready for bed that it didn't look so tired either. At the end of my trial, I am very happy with the results I’ve seen so far. My skin seems to be more moisturized, a little tauter and has a lovely glow.
That being said, the price point might be a bit high for an additional cream to my routine, but I am interested in trying some of the company’s other creams and serums. I think Glo Therapeutics might be on to something, and I'm excited to try more of their products.