Can you believe we’re a stone throw away from being halfway into 2013? Hope you’ve accomplished a lot of your 2013 goals/bucket list must-dos. 🙂
I read somewhere that products are more effective when they’re made of the same ingredients or come from the same “collection”. Is there some truth to this? I feel like my skin needs a serious boost because I look and feel so haggard the last couple of weeks due to work-related stress. Help!
Haggard? Girl I feel you. I feel like dunking my face in a bed of facial masks just to get rid of “stress signs.” Kidding aside, I guess my first question is, do you take vitamins and anti-oxidants? While they have no therapeutic claims, I would strongly suggest you see your doctor for a prescription on what may work for you. Right now, I have a cocktail of multivitamins plus iron as a staple, additional 500 mg of vitamin C (it’s flu season again!) and Thiocell.
I’ve been taking Thiocell for at least a month now to fight signs of aging (thanks to the vitamin D, grape seed extract and Glutathione content) and increase my immunity (it has 100mg of vitamin C). I can’t truly attest to its whitening effect since I’ve been going back and forth to the beach. However, what I can vouch for is 1) how fun it is to take (you take it like a lozenge candy!) and 2) how much more energy I have towards the end of the day. It’s the only thing I changed in my daily routine and I like that “second wind” I get that time of the day when I’m usually a slump.
Now on to the fun part — skin care! My answer to your question is yes and no. Product ranges or collections are developed to complement each other. Because they (usually) have the same chief ingredients, the overall potency is increased hence faster and more visible results. However, some lucky ducks can get away with simple cleansers, toners or SPF protection. If you’re one of them and you’ve had a fantastic relationship with your holy grail product for years, then it might actually do you good if you stick with it and like what they say — don’t fix what’s not broken. Now if you’re hell bent to try new products that come in a collection then I have a couple of recommendations for you. 🙂
Watsons’ dermatologically tested, Korean-made skin care range Pure Beauty Pomegranate Antioxidant promises youthful radiance with every bottle. It’s the latest from the brand and it can actually be mixed and matched with other variants from the Pure Beauty label. I’ve tried it for a good while and what I like about this range is that they considered removing the harsh traces of paraben, lanolin and alcohol hence promoting naturally healthy skin. My favorite product from the range is the 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser that doubles as a facial mask (!!!) and the Exfoliating Gel aka. the “save” counterpart of Cure Natural Aqua Gel.