Saturday, July 18, 2009

Anti-Wrinkles

I once read that if you started using anti-wrinkle cream nightly at 18, it would help prevent laugh lines and crow's feet in the future. That article stuck with me and over winter break, I bought some CVS anti-wrinkle cream {with retinol}. Then I realized that a) you aren't supposed to wear retinol out in the sun - which I had been doing - and b) I had no idea what any of the ingredients were.

I received a free sample of this Ole Henriksen "wrinkle resistance" mouisterizer with a recent Sephora order and loved everything about it. But I just really wasn't ready to spend $65 on an anti-aging cream. The search continued...

Then, I was browsing Walgreen's clearance endcap the other day and came across Red Water Laboratories Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream {with Olive & Honey}. I knew I couldn't beat the $8.75 pricetag, and some other things on the box sold me as well:

- Made in Greece
- Active compounds: 'Thermal spring water {rich in minerals and trace elements that restore balance of the skin tissue}, organically cultivated olive oil {with nourishing and antioxidant elements}, honey extract {for nourishing and toning care}, sesame oil {with intense anti-wrinkle and emollient action}, vitamin A {against wrinkles}'
- Silicone & Parabens free
- Not tested on animals
- Glass container

The cream itself has a light scent and isn't too thick. I have fairly sensitive skin, and have had no bad reactions. If you're in the market for an anti-wrinkle cream and {even better} find this on sale, give it a try!

7 comments:

Lizzybell said...

I remember in my senior year spanish class we had to do a presentation on anti-aging makeup/lotions/whatever because of some story we were reading. I was the only one in the entire class who said she would use anti-aging cream. A bunch of LIARS my classmates were.

I do, however, hope you don't end up like Margot, who keeps pointing to her one "wrinkle" even though no such thing exists.

Anywho I miss you bye.

Farmer's Daughter said...

OMG I'm so old! My students use anti-wrinkle cream!!!!!!!!!

BTW- Crunchy Domestic Goddess wrote a post about how some companies use human foreskin leftover after circumcision as ingredients in their wrinkle creams. Ick! I'm pretty much staying away. Sounds like this brand doesn't have it in the ingredients, but if it says anything about human cell components it probably means foreskin. FYI.

Kayla Bon said...

EW THAT IS SO GROSS. Thank you for that warning.



& I miss you Lizzyboooo!

Margot said...

Lizz. I heard that. There is a wrinkle. It exists. I swear to God.

Hi Kayla!! Come to New York soon!

Kayla Bon said...

Hahaa I am! I can't get there soon enough!

ambika said...

This sounds intriguing--I have trouble finding moisturizers that don't leave me greasy. This one sounds great, tho.

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