I am one of those people who has thin, sensitive, fair-medium skin that will burn and freckle before I tan. Anyway, as I am inching closer and closer to my 30th, I start noticing larger pores and some fine lines around the lips, under the eyes, and forehead. Though they are fine lines, I was still freaking out because Asians aren’t supposed to develop wrinkles this early (or at least in theory).
I have been applying Skinn's Wrinkle Balm for Night by Dimitri James religiously for about four weeks now. Let’s get the not so great out of the way – the packaging. This balm comes in a jar whereas antioxidants need dark or opaque and air tight packaging to prolong their effectiveness. I am guessing this will go bad in a few months if you don’t use it up. Also, since it’s a balm, it’s thicker…if you care. And it has fragrance, but personally it doesn’t bother me.
Now what I like about this product is that it does a great job of moisturizing. The past two weeks have been cold and windy, but I am not experiencing any dry patches like I normally do. Also its ingredients consist of a lot of botanical and plant extracts; the first ingredient on the list is actually infused white tea. In addition, there is no paraben.
When you apply the cream, you’ll experience an immediate skin tightening sensation. I have never had any cream do that for me before. It feels as if your muscles underneath are freezing…..hard to describe. Of course, the sensation fades in about an hour. Now whether this toning effect provides any benefit in the long run, I don’t know.
Lastly, the reason I recommended this balm is because - remember the fine laugh lines I mentioned earlier? - it takes at least three weeks but they are GONE now. The lines under my eyes are deeper so they are still there. Let’s see what those lines will be like by the time I finish this baby. Bottom line, if you have realistic expectations and some fine lines, give this baby a try…and for $40 per 2 oz, it won’t put too much of a dent in your wallet.
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Ingredients in Skinn Wrinkle Balm
lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract, helianthus annus (sunflower) seed extract, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), squalane, phospholipids, isopentyldiol, santalum album (sandalwood) extract, phellodendron amurense bark extract, hordeum distichon (barley) extract, glucosamine HCl, hydrogenated lecithin, algae extract, yeast extract, urea, tribehenin, ceramide 2, brassica campestris (rapeseed) seed oil, thymus vulgaris (thyme) extract, lupine amino acids, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapetide-7, phaseolus lunatus (green bean) seed extract, caprylic/capric triglyceride and spilanthes acmella flower extract (Gatuline Intense™), caprylic/capric triglyceride and teprenone (Renovage™), phytosteryl isostearate, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, dioscorea villosa (wild yam) root extract, linoleic acid, stearyl phosphate, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, sodium PCA, perfluorodecalin (Rejuvenox™), xanthan gum, panthenyl triacetate, tocopheryl linoleate, chlorphenesin