Speaking serum is something I’ve done with fluency only within the past two or three years, when maintaining my skin’s luminosity and elasticity became a priority. Basically, I want to fossilize my skin as it is now. In my 20s, I’d use serums sporadically, mostly in lieu of heavier creams in the warmer months. But now, as I careen into my *ahem* mid-thirties, I’m incorporating the information I’ve gleaned from dermatologists, scientists and product development executives after attending multiple skin-care launches where I’ve discussed many a peptide. One of my favorites for efficacy and texture is Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE®Anti-aging Daily Serum. It’s an investment, but I believe high quality skin care is worth it, just like haircuts, hair color and heat tools.
At $162 for 1.7 oz, it doesn’t come cheap, but a little goes a long way and I like to use it during the day to take advantage of the blend’s antioxidant benefits. To quote Ferris Bueller, “It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.” Why? I like that it never aggravates, nor breaks out my super-sensitive skin. Formulated with Idebenone, a powerful antioxidant, PREVAGE® fights environmental threats including pollution, UV rays, and smoke. In other words, in a city as grimy as NYC, it’s good to have all the odds stacked in your favor when it comes to your skin.
My face feels positively silky after I apply it and the pump bottle applicator makes it easy to dispense the perfect amount for my face, neck and dec. I like using it solo in the summer, instead of following it up with a heavier cream, as I tend to do during the colder winter months. This skin savior is also hygienic, friends — light and air can’t penetrate the bottle, so you never have to worry about bacteria getting into it. Germaphobes of the world, rejoice! Last, its elegant texture provides an excellent base for makeup and the formula even contains cosmetic pigments to brighten skin.
How are you incorporating serums into your regimen? What’s your anti-aging strategy of late? I want to hear about what you’re using in the comments.