A few weeks ago I was asked to try SkinMedica‘s Ultra Sheer Moisturize and the Tri-Retinol Complex. I wanted to try it for about a month before giving my thoughts and so today I am here to share them with you. As I am moving forward in my early 30′s I am realizing even more how important skin care is. I am sure growing up and spending every free moment at the beach wrecked havoc on my skin (well still does for that matter) but I am a beach baby and am pretty sure I will always be. Which means skin care is very important for me or I am going to look like an aged leather bag (no so great). I was excited to try the age defense and moisturizer products from SkinMedica to see how they made my skin feel and look.
First up Ultra Sheer Moisturizer ($54):
Ultra Sheer Moisturizer by SkinMedica is very simply what it says it is. A morning and evening moisturizer that I used under my makeup for daily moisture needs, it was light feeling, which I love. I do not like moisturizer that feels oily and heavy. Being oil-free (this particular moisturizer) it’s great for me during summer because I am prone to breakouts and have to use oil-free products on my face. Containing vitamins C and E your face is protected and nourished with the Ultra Sheer Moisturizer. I really am enjoying it and love that a tiny bit goes a long way, so don’t use a lot. I only use it on my face but you can use it on your neck and décolleté as well.
Next up is the Tri-Retinol Complex ($55):
The Tri-Retinol Complex is an anti-aging treatment that is sustained release so it works while you sleep. It, like the moisturizer, is light and airy. It went on smooth and a little went a long way. You only use this in the evening, on your face and neck Be sure to use something that has an SPF of at least 20 because it can make your skin more sensitive to sun (I bring out the 50 for my face). I noticed over the last month not a big change but a small hint of firming, which I hope is a testament of what is to come. You only use a single pump (which is a tiny amount) for your face, don’t overdo it!
Overall I am impressed with the feel of my skin from the moisturizer. My skin is getting a nice cool drink of water before my day starts and again before it ends. The subtle change from the Tri-Retinol Complex is making me excited to see where my skin goes from here. I am sure if I used it every single day the first two weeks the change would have been different. I have gotten better the last two weeks and look forward to making it a regular part of my skin care routine and having healthier (and prettier) skin!
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Disclosure: Thank you to La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre and/or representing PR firm who provided product for both review and giveaway. No other form of compensation has been given. Opinions, as always, are my own thoughts and honest.