I have been busy. After much research and thought I have made a face serum. My daughter, Lisa, has bravely consented to try it for a month. I am also trying it for a month. We both took before photos and will be taking one photo a week for four weeks and will compare them all to see if the serum had any effect on our skin. Good or bad. I promise I'll share the results no matter what.
My SERUM which is yet to be named has a lot of good things in it.
Argireline is a synthetic peptide that, when applied to the skin, inhibits muscle movement. The muscles that cause wrinkles. It's like Botox without the needles and pain. Applied to the face, it will, over time, relax the muscles and help smooth out the wrinkles they cause around the eyes, between the brow and around the mouth. It's not the miracle that is Botox, but, it works.
Vitamin C is amazeballs! I take 2000 ml a day in tablet form. It is a potent booster of collagen production in the body. But, what it can do when applied to your skin is also pretty special, too. The list is long.
Hydrate your skin. It helps your skin hold in moisture.
Brighten your skin. It fades dark pigmentation and evens out your skin tone.
Help reduce redness. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory.
Encourage collagen production. Collagen makes your skin more elastic and firm. You want that.
Protect against further sun damage. It's never too late to stop the damage although I wish I'd known about this 40 years ago.
Speed up wound healing. Healthy wound healing means less chance of infection, inflammation and scarring. Think pimples. I still get them once in awhile. Vitamin C can help with that.
Applied to the skin it attracts moisture and can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. This plumps up your skin and smooths fine lines and wrinkles.
it's complicated. Way more complicated than I feel like explaining. But DMAE not only has an anti-inflammatory effect there is evidence that it may firm skin and possibly improve underlying facial, muscle tone. This is a very good thing!
The serum also contains aloe leaf juice, organic jojoba seed oil, organic rooibos leaf extract, organic green tea leaf extract, organic white tea leaf extract, organic white willow bark extract, vitamin E, sunflower seed oil and vitamin B3 and a couple of other ingredients, necessary to make a viable product.
There you have it. Months of Covid 19 lockdown spent on research in between re-arranging closets and cupboards, general housework, watching Netflix while eating Chocolate Mug Cakes, and incessantly surfing the web, just like everyone else in this crazy world.
By the way, the photo was taken with an app that shows you what I will look like if I don't use my serum... maybe. I'll know in a few years.
Until next time my lovelies! Stay safe. Stay healthy.