About Face

A few weeks ago I made the decision to spend a bit more cash on my looks. By that I mean I dropped some dollars at Nordstrom for two Philosophy products for my face and let go of the $8.99 Oil of Olay moisturizer. Not that I’m not thankful for how it has held my face together thus far; it just does not have the same feeling that it used to when I apply it to my face.

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Philosophy Miracle Worker, let’s see if you live up to your name.

I originally chose the product for its low price and the fact that it contained sunscreen. Low price and sunblock can no longer be the only things I am looking for. This month I turn 43 and I think I need to spend a little more to keep the “black don’t crack” myth alive and well. I know they say that you are only as old as you feel; but I want my feelings to match my face. Is that so wrong?

Another factor was the ingredients. You know I cannot pronounce half of the ones I see on any makeup these days but with a visit to the Skin Deep website I could tell exactly how bad those big words were for my body. The cream I had been using scored a 6 (the scale being from 0-10 with 10 being the most toxic.

Is more toxic more effective?

Am I being superficial and catty to care about such things as fine lines on my forehead?

Let’s see what happens as I try to keep my current face in its current place.

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2 thoughts on “About Face

  1. bunnie hilliard says:

    I was just talking about this!! Day/Night Cream recommendations. I used to use Philosophy back when I had a corporate gig and a steady paycheck. Downgraded myself to a more budget friendly Cetaphil products, but am looking into a Clairisonic Brush (the $99 one) and an upgrade. I’m getting older and need to try a little harder to keep these wrinkles at bay:-)

    • Maria Pinkelton says:

      That is exactly what I am trying to do. If I can keep this face in its current holding pattern I will consider myself lucky. I need to check out the brush that you mentioned. Nothing beats a clean face.

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