Quest for the Best Series!
I've had an overwhelming favorable response to my last two articles entitled "Quest for the Best…" so I thought I'd do a whole series. If anyone has a particular product type they would like me to research and rate, please place your requests and ideas below in the comments section. As for me, I've been pondering the best products for crow's feet, dark circles and lower eye puffiness. I think I'll start my research right now! I want to find the best, as I've been a little too broke lately to head to the medical office for Botox. Not to mention, I'd rather do it with a topical product as opposed to injecting the botulism toxin into my body. Don't get me wrong; I do love Botox; but I do indeed have my concerns and would much rather find the best product I can use without any worry. I have no known allergies to any topical ingredients so I'd just prefer to find an effective anti-aging eye cream. I also need to watch my spending so my pocket book will also appreciate saving 10 bucks a unit. Especially since I usually need about 50 units every couple of months. Had I done the math a long time ago I would have saved about two or three thousand dollars a year. I know from being in the cosmeceutical business for over 25 years there are indeed effective topicals that have conducted trials and have studies that prove their success and effectiveness. In fact, I would venture to say the only reason why it seems that I do have such fabulous results from what I thought was my Botox was more likely a synergistic effect from using great products at the same time. I certainly have my favorites already, but want to be more objective than subjective in my research. Let me give you a great example of my successful results of using what I consider the best anti-aging skincare creams on the market. I get a kick out of this story even though it was seriously devastating at the time. It was last holiday season and I was in what I thought was a serious relationship. Well, it turns out my significant other at the time took a woman close to half my age (and his as well) to his company Christmas party. I found out by glancing at an email he accidentally left on my computer screen. I felt so old and undesirable; not to mention betrayed. I got in my car and drove to the near by 7-11 convenience store to buy a bottle of wine. The very day I got the news that what I construed as a man trading in the old for the young; I was asked for my ID to buy wine! I was dumbfounded but so delighted as well as vindicated. I told her I'd be happy to go out to the car to get my ID but that the child I was holding was my grandson and that I wasn't too far from turning 50. She was amazed and said, "You look so young!" Talk about a Godsend! I've wanted to return to that store to tell her about her impeccable timing. I think she would have gotten a kick out of her unknowingly saving a woman's self esteem. She asked what I had done surgically and I legitimately told her it was truly the new science in cosmeceutical skincare. I had never had cosmetic surgery except for breast augmentation years ago. I knew it couldn't be Botox at the time because I hadn't used any since the summer 5 months before.
Even beyond the fact that I was asked for my ID to buy alcohol with grandson in tow. I realized I wouldn't trade my age or who I am or what I look like to be a twenty something girl for all the tea in China. Additionally, it hit me over the head that this/his behavior was HIS poor self-esteem, not mine! I remember once hearing a joke about the difference between a man and woman when it comes to dating someone much younger than ourselves is that we (women) know we look like idiots! The joke's on you mister! I'm laughing all the way to my car to get my ID, and something tells me that hasn't happened to you in a couple of decades.