Posted by Kate
While attending college in the '70s, I worked each summer as a waitress at a lovely upscale Italian restaurant. I was a terrible waitress; certainly the slowest, clumsiest, most forgetful waitress in the proud history of that particular restaurant and perhaps even in recent world history. In retrospect, the only reason my patrons should have tipped me was out of pure pity. ("Marge, our waitress can't even tell the difference between linguini and fettuccini ....we better give her a big tip so she doesn't end up homeless and living in the dumpster out back.")
So when our restaurants most influential and loyal patrons (a charming Frenchman and his wife), summoned the restaurants' owner for a "quick chat" one night, I expected that my summer job was prematurely over. Imagine my surprise when instead of complaints, I overheard Mr. and Mrs. Influential request that I become their server every evening. Huh? Apparently Mr. and Mrs. Influential were willing to overlook my total lack of server skills, simply because 1) I made them laugh and 2) I didn't rush them during the course of their evening. Mr. Influential's exact words to the owner, made while gesturing in my direction like a windmill, were simply " Now theeeese......theeeese... theeeese, I like"!
Derma Radiant Anti Wrinkle Complex..... "now theeeese, theeeese, theeeese.....I like!" I will overlook that it contains parabens. I will overlook that it contains artificial fragrance. I will overlook that the product is (in my opinion) somewhat pricey per ounce if used twice daily on face and neck it as directed. I will overlook that it comes in a rather bland container without the customary "promotional data" higher-end products always include. All will be blissfully overlooked because the potion was clearly effective in reducing sun-damage related wrinkles around my lips when nothing else has worked at all. I have been using the Anti Wrinkle Complex on the entire right side of my face for three weeks, but the impressive results are seen in (both) the upper and lower lip area. It seems to smooth both deep and surface wrinkles slightly upon application, but certainly has made a difference in this area with continued use. I can't wait to see what happens at about the 60 day mark when the fresh new skin which is brewing deep down, finally surfaces. And the Anti Wrinkle complex did all of these good things around my sensitive lip area without unwanted retinol-related side effects like dryness, peeling and flaking.
The Anti Wrinkle Complex contains the Matrixyl 3000 ingredient (which has shown promising results in independent studies), and while the addition of a collagen ingredient is nothing new, the size of the collagen molecule has been reduced to allow better absorption. The complex ingredient list also includes a nice variety of good-for-you peptides.. This combination, plus avocado and apricot oil even moisturized nicely. It was not only effective, but gentle. And there was no ghastly chemical taste on the rare occasion that I licked my lips after application in the general area. (note: the complex is not intended as a lip balm or for use on the actual lip).
As always, nothing works for everyone, but in the case of Derma Radiant Anti-Wrinkle Complex...... "theeeese, theeeese, theeese, I like!"
Marta recommends Derma Radiant's eye cream
Ingredients in Derma Radiant Anti-Wrinkle Complex
Deionized water, isopropyl palmitate, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, glycerin, butylene glycol, tribehenin, cetyl phosphate, hydrocypropyl starch phosphate, dimethicone, aloe, apricot kernal oil, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tripeptide-3, carbomer, sodium hyaluronate, aminomethyl propanol, silk amino acids, hydrol! ized collagen, palmitoyl oligopeptide, panthenol, avocado oil, polysorbate 20, retinol, tea tree leaf oil, polysorbate 60, urea, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, isopropylparaben, isobutylparaben, n-butylparaben, fragrance.