I never thought it was possible to change the look, texture and feel of my skin in a month and a half, but I did.
I had become a little (and when a say “a little”, I mean “a lot”) lazy with my skin care since my mother passed away last November. When life felt overwhelming, all I wanted to do before shutting my eyes was collapse, doing nothing before bed except peeling the contacts out of my eyes and falling full frontal, makeup on the pillow, into bed.
An aesthetician friend once told me, “For every night you don’t cleanse your face at night, your skin ages about 5 days.” I must have aged my skin about a year in just a few months. My skin was ultra dry, looked old and dull, and my sun spots and pores seemed more prominent than ever. I knew I needed to change something.
As if by magic, in early February, we were approached at BA50 by Skincential Sciences, who introduced us to a brand new product called Clearista Retexturizing Gel which, they claimed, was clinically proven to improve the appearance of aging skin. I was a little skeptical, but I volunteered to give it a try, delaying a much needed and very expensive facial. I was a good girl– I followed the directions exactly (or as pretty close to exactly as I get) washing my face the way I was supposed to for a month and a half.
Amazingly, it worked.
For a month, before I hopped into bed at night, I cleansed with my regular milky cleanser, then I exfoliated with Clearista Retexturizing Gel, and then I moisturized. Often, but not always, I would do the same routine when I woke up in the morning. The directions say that the product is safe to use up to twice a day, and I was impatient for results. When I got lazy, during the last few weeks or so, I put a dab of the Clearista Retexturizing Gel together with my cleanser to avoid the extra step in the skin care process (I think I saw Katie Couric once do this with her moisturizer and self tanner), and it seemed to work just fine.
And the results were incredible. Here is what I found after using Clearista Retexturizing Gel on my face from the end of February to mid April:
a. absolutely fewer breakouts (not one of those awful, deep boil/pimples that last for weeks.)
b. my complexion turned from dull and dry to much more bright, vibrant, smooth and soft. My skin actually feels nice to the touch- softer- more pliable. When I apply moisturizer after exfoliating with Clearista Retexturizing Gel, the moisturizer seems to work better. My skin felt soft rather than dried out first thing in the morning.
c. reduction in pore size. Not my imagination– at least I don’t think so. Regular exfoliation removes the dirt stuck deep inside your pores. When pores become clogged, they appear larger- when you exfoliate regularly, they begin to diminish in size.
d. reduction in sun spots. Skin that’s not blocked by layers of dead cells and dirt looks better, more radiant. I actually went out of the house without any makeup at all (ok, just to the gym, but still…)
Clearista Retexturizing Gel is a patented, water-based gel which contains a special combination of surface-active ingredients– including these cool little Jojoba Esters (which you can see and feel) designed to soften the superficial skin cells of the epidermis. The Gel has a light, and delightfully clean smell, and you can actually use it as an exfoliant all over your body (which I did once or twice when I was feeling particularly dry all over.) A tube lasts a long time- a little bit goes a long way.
We all know that true beauty comes from within, but we also want to look good for our age. And without acids, lasers, or compromises, I promise you- based on my results- Clearista Retexturizing Gel is worth a try. I loved it.
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