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What's Working for Me Summer 2018

Is a Solution for:
Age Spots, Crow's Feet, Dry Skin, Dull Skin, Eyelashes & Brows, Fine Lines, Lip Lines, Sagging Skin, Wrinkles
July 28, 2018 Reviewed by Marta 10 Comments

This summer I feel as if I have devised my best regimen ever (I’ve even been getting a few compliments) and it includes some of the best new finds of the year so far. Without further ado, this is what is working for me now.

My cleanser of choice these days is the gorgeous Ayelet Denude Melting Concentrated Facial Cleanser ($70 in the shop). It really does cleanse deeply and the price is justified, in my opinion, because my skin looks as if I have used a mask as soon as I rinse it off (without having to do the mask-thing of leaving it on for 15 minutes). With its blood orange red hue, it is by far the prettiest thing on my vanity.

As always, I target ClarityRX Get Fit ($105.75 in the shop) on my crow’s feet and forehead lines and continue to see them steadily fading.  Another targeted treatment is a new one, Airelle Age-Defying Eye + Lip Treatment ($68 in the shop). I use it mornings on and around my lips (which are look fuller and darker – quite an achievement for someone with the lips of a snake). I follow this with Keracell’s Re-Cu-Perate ($120 in the shop), with its copper peptides and human stem cells I am attempting to repair my hated vertical lip lines.

For all over the face and neck, I am using Transderma O ($175 in the shop). I pounced on this as it has a particular antioxidant (called PQQ) that targets the mitochondria and (like all the Transderma products) has been cleverly formulated without water. I was hoping it would be a replacement for the now discontinued original MitoQ. In fact, I got a lot more than I bargained for as this is one of the best serums that I have used and it has really improved the texture and plumpness of my skin. I am almost at the end of my tester and I will certainly be purchasing a replacement. This is a keeper.

I finish my morning regimen with ReLuma’s Skin Illuminating Moisturizer ($80.00 in the shop). This is a wonderful moisturizer, enhanced by growth factors. It has an almost instant effect on my skin, giving it a velvety luminosity. It is a great primer for my foundation.

On to evenings. About three times a week, I use Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta peels ($88 in the shop) – I prefer the Ultra Gentle version as an eye serum. On the other days, I use Keracell’s Brightening Serum ($80 in the shop) with its special peptide for dark spots. I target my lip lines with Transderma A ($175 in the shop), a very effective but gently retinol. My daily evening serum is Airelle’s super light, antioxidant rich Age-Defying Facial Serum ($158.00 in the shop).

For eyes I am using the aforementioned Airelle Lip + Eye Treatment. This is my second bottle, purchased after my test. I should note here that my morning eye serum is AQ’s ($99 in the shop) as I like that it keeps my eyelashes dark and thick.

  • November 5, 2018

    by Marta

    Hi Nancy, I've put together a full regimen for 60-somethings here;
    If you want more specific suggestions or have questions, please feel free to email me at

  • November 5, 2018

    by Nancy

    Hi Marta! I just discovered your site. I've read a lot on it, but because there is so much information and so many products I'm finding it difficult to narrow down the best options. I would like suggestions on a morning/evening routine. I have always taken care of my skin and am blessed with good genes but at age 63 I need some extra help. My main concerns are fine lines occurring more under the eye and sagging skin (especially the jawline) plus marionette lines (yuck!). Which products would you suggest (from cleanser to serum to moisturizer)? Not sure if I need all or some. Thank you so much!!!!! Nancy

  • October 7, 2018

    by Marta

    Hi Jessica, I use a sunscreen when I am going to spending hours outdoors, but not when I am just walking a couple of blocks in the city. My skincare products have a lot of antioxidants that provide UV protection adequate, in my opinion, for shortterm exposure. When I do use a sunscreen it is typically Ao Skincare Protect.

  • October 6, 2018

    by Jessica

    Do you use a sunscreen?

  • August 8, 2018

    by danielle

    Do you suggest a vit c serum or copper peptide? it seems like they do the same thing?

  • August 6, 2018

    by Marta

    Hi Lolly, I would suggest vitamin C as it builds collagen. You could look at Transderma C, or if you think the crepeyness may also be due to dry skin, then you could consider DDG's Triple C.

  • August 6, 2018


    Question - I am + 65. The collagen in my cheeks is decreasing and leaving skin crepey. Product to use??? Thank you

  • August 2, 2018

    by Marta

    Hi Kathryn, currently I don't need an additional moisturizer in the evening as the Airelle serum is enough. For your regimen, adding the S2S Anti-sagging alongside Keracell AA would be a good idea.

  • August 2, 2018

    by Kathryn

    Thank you for the informative article. I am curious, you do not mention a moisturizer in your nightly regimen. Do you use a moisturizer in the evening or do you find that the Airelle Serum is enough?

    Also, I use the Keracell AA Serum in the mornings. What are your thoughts to adding the Skin 2 Skin Anti-Sagging Serum to the mix? I am mainly concerned with my neck jawline and neck sagging. Thank you!

  • August 1, 2018

    by Sarah Wilson

    Blimey you look good. In the immortal words from Meg Ryan "I'll have what she's having."
    I just bought everything you are using.

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