I wanted to add my thanks to Truth In Aging for stocking so many of the Nutra-Lift products in the shop last month. This is just a remarkable brand. Like other TIA readers, I became aware of Nutra-Lift when you first recommended the shampoo ($22 in the TIA shop) and conditioner ($14 in the TIA shop) products, which I quickly adopted. But after getting a couple of samples and watching Marta’s posts, I experimented with other offerings in their line. It seems to me that the verdict is clear: these products range from really good to terrific. More importantly, though, they rate incredibly high on the all-important measure of “price/performance:” they are simply exceptional value.

Several reviews have commented on the Herbal Non-Soap Cleanser, and I can only parrot what’s already been said. I use this cleanser every day and it is ideal, leaving my face clean and clear and refreshed. I’m also now converted to the Night Repair Fluid ($35 in the TIA shop), which is extraordinary. I liked the Rejuvenating “A” Therapy ($46 in the TIA shop) too, and was using it daily, but though I liked its moisturizing and firming effect, it may have caused a few breakouts—so I’m using it less often on my face, but found a whole new application for it. It’s really improved my decidedly middle-aged hands!

I’ll also ditto Marta’s raves about the One-Step Body Scrub, which is just slightly (and pleasantly) abrasive, and terrific on a coarse washcloth or back brush. I’m using it, too, every day. And I want to share several other Nutra-Lift finds in body care not yet reviewed by Truth in Aging. The Therapeutic Body Soak is wonderfully relaxing for the occasional bath but also moisturizing and soothing….and smells good. It has green tea, ginger, and all kinds of lovely herbs and botanicals. The body lotion (dubbed “Le Crème Fantastique,” sadly) is rich, quickly absorbed, and, like the popular shampoo, goat’s milk-based, with pomegranate extract and resveratrol and hyaluronic acid as well. Nutra-Lift even inspired me to try their soaps—well, body bars as we call them now—and I am thrilled with the Goat Milk-Honey-Almond formulation for dry skin, which I think made this horrible February easier to take.

Trying all of this cost me less than many lines would have charged for a vial of bath salts—so, bathroom snobs, be aware that the packaging is decidedly downscale. But I’m delighted to be paying for the products—and not exquisite labels.