There’s a bit of an internal struggle when one is presented with the opportunity to do a product review on an anti-wrinkle product. The first reaction, maybe rushed, is one of dismay and denial. Why would I need such a product? I closed the email offer, grumbled to myself, and then opened it again to examine it further. Maybe this is where acceptance begins.
Garnier Ultra-Lift anti-wrinkle and firming products are said to help you reduce the effects of time, your lifestyle and the environment – three things we know contribute to wrinkles. Once wrinkles are there, it’s hard to go back (in a non-surgical way that is!) and they’re something we all must deal with as we age.
At age 35, I’m not seeing a ton of wrinkles yet but make no mistake, they are starting to appear! I especially notice wrinkles (or my crinkles as I call them!) around my eyes when I smile. So, this is definitely an area I want to target.
When I received the Garnier Ultra-Lift products to review, I also received a ruler inside the package that I could use to help measure where my wrinkles are on a scale of 1 to 10 and then use later to measure results against. You can see from the photo above taken on day one of my review period, I was apprehensive measuring my “crinkles”! I breathed a sigh of relief noting that on this ruler I’m a 1 – just at the beginning of the wrinkle measurement spectrum!
I received three products – Day Cream Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Moisturizer Cream SPF 15, Anti-Wrinkle Firming Eye Cream, and Night Cream Anti-Wrinkle & Firming. All of them contain Argan Extract, Pro-Retinal from Nature, and Rice Protein – a trifecta to help firm skin.
Part of the problem I have with combating wrinkles and preventing new ones is that I’m not very good about maintaining a skin care routine. Because I was doing a review, I was much better about ensuring I applied the Day Cream Anti-Wrinkle Firming Moisturizer Cream and Anti-Wrinkle Firming Eye Cream every morning after cleansing. I found that if I leave the product on my bathroom counter, I’m much more likely to remember to use it so maybe that’s one secret. The Night-Cream Anti-Wrinkle and Firming sits in the same spot on my counter, yet I had to constantly remind myself to use it at night before bed! This was actually a good thing as it got me into the routine of cleansing my skin before bed and of course, applying a product to work while I sleep! I’m very guilty of going to bed with make-up on (oh so gorgeous in the morning, you have no idea.)
It’s now been two weeks since I started using Garnier Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle and firming products. Have I noticed my all wrinkles disappear? Unfortunately, no not but that’s not what these products are intended to do. If I can prevent new wrinkles from forming, that’s a win. Firmer feeling skin is something I’ve noticed though not on a drastic sale (it’s only been two weeks, remember).
I think the biggest benefit from my review period has been the change to my own skin care routine in that, well, I’ve started one and maintained it for two consectutive weeks! That, I think, is the first step in preventing wrinkles from forming – take care of what you have, my friends!
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