Tuesday, February 5, 2013
My latest adventures have been with the Ageless Enriching Renewal Cream ($185) and the Ageless Revitalizing Eye Cream ($135). I have been testing both products for over a month.
The skin is beautified by increased nourishment and purification, resulting in a reduction of age spots, renewed appearance, and radiant glow. The effective formula harnesses proven ingredients that work in harmony to promote microcirculation, preventing and reversing the signs of premature aging.
Microcirculation helps to carry vital nutrients and oxygen to the skin cells, replenishing and nourishing the skin, while also carrying away waste from the cells. The result is a radiant and healthy glow and a guard against signs of premature aging, including loss of elasticity, age spots, and dryness.
Some of the active botanical ingredients of Ageless Enriching Renewal Cream are peony (Paoneia Albiflora Root Extract), sanshishi (Gardenia Jasminoides Fruit Extract), and yomogi (Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract). How could these wonderful plants not help my skin? I'm also very impressed by what's not in this cream: mineral oil, synthetic colors, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, PEGs, PPGs, urea, DEA, TEA, or phthalates. Halleluha!
Ageless Enriching Renewal Cream comes with a pretty gold spoon tied to the top of the jar with a purple ribbon. The presentation is gorgeous. TATCHA says to use it by scooping out a pearl-sized amount of cream with the gold spoon and massaging it gently into the face, neck, and decolletage in upward strokes day and night. I have to admit I always have clean hands when I use it, so I skip the spoon. I also skipped the upward strokes direction. I prefer to use circular motions on my face and neck. I can't explain why, but I'm gentle and it's faster. Bad patient!
When I first started using this cream, I used too much. I saw a tiny amount of white residue on my face after the cream dried, and I wiped it off. That was my signal that more is not better. Because the cream isn't at all heavy, I assumed a little more would be good for my parched skin. Bad assumption! Once I started using the cream properly, with a dose closer to what TATCHA recommends, I never saw the residue again. Duh - I'm supposed to be the beauty maven.
My skin has never looked better. The proof is in a test I did very recently with a new cream that is supposed to transform your skin's texture. It didn't. The rep's reaction? Wow, you must really have good skin! Thank you, TATCHA and Mom.
This intensive eye cream - suitable for all skin types - promises deep anti-aging properties. Revitalizing Eye Cream nourishes and purifies the skin around the eyes, resulting in a decreased appearance of puffiness, dark circles, and eye spots. The effective formula harnesses proven ingredients that work in harmony to promote microcirculation, preventing and reversing the signs of premature aging.
I love it! I don't have dark circles. I do have one sun spot between my left eye and hairline. I have spoken with my dermatologist about it, asking for a prescription cream to lighten it. He says it's deep and no cream is going to remove it. [I won't bother you with the options now.] Indeed, Revitalizing Eye Cream didn't change it. However, it did brighten the area around my eyes, and it absolutely did reduce puffiness - particularly after I slept on my head (I can get myself into some weird positions while I sleep).
The ingredients are the same as the face cream, but the eye cream has a proprietary HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex that has to be magical. Just as the face cream includes none of the "bad guys," the eye cream is also free of them.
Both the Ageless Enriching Renewal Cream and the Ageless Revitalizing Eye Cream are perfect for day and night. They absorb quickly and do not interfere with makeup. In fact, they smoothe the way for makeup, making me look fresh and rested and allowing my foundation and eye makeup to glide on.
That' why both of these wonderful skin-care products have earned their way into my elite corner. The containers are large, so they will both last me for several more months. Then, I must replenish them.
You can purchase TATCHA products at their Web site, where shipping is free and samples are provided. Check out this link if you would like to know more about the company. You can also purchase TATCHA skin care at Barneys.
Photos courtesy of TATCHA