Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Review: Apothederm Firming Serum

I'm starting to get to that again. You know, the one where you have parties with your friend and they discuss the impact of pulling grey hairs instead of coloring them? If you don't know, good for you. For the rest of us, stick with me here. I've done my best to take care of my skin over the years, but it always feels like there's more I can do. I recently had the opportunity to try out the firming serum from Apothederm which has data from clinical studies showing that it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in fourteen days.

The serum is very easy to use, and I love that it doesn't have a scent. For those of us with sensitive (scensitive?) noses, that's huge. There are many products I can't use because they give me a headache. The firming serum is applied morning and night to a clean face before moisturizer. I really like that it isn't greasy. In fact, when I apply it, it feels cooling and absorbs quickly without feeling like it's drying out my skin. When I put my moisturizer atop it, I need less moisturizer than I normally do, which tells me that the serum is doing something.

I haven't noticed that my fine lines (I refuse to admit that I have wrinkles yet) are disappearing yet, but I haven't used it for the full fourteen days yet - and I look at my skin constantly, so it's hard to notice a difference. I do like the way my skin feels, however. And I like that the firming serum comes in a one ounce container, which means I can fly with it in my carry on. That said, the one ounce is a decent size (at a cost of $75) and will last me quite awhile. It takes less than two squirts of the serum to cover my entire face and neck.

Even hours after applying it, my skin still feels smooth and not at all oily, as it frequently does when I just apply my moisturizer. That's a nice benefit in and of itself. And yes, my makeup (I use mineral foundation only) goes on easily and smoothly and requires less buffing to get even coverage than what I normally require. I'm officially a fan.

Ready to try it? Not only does Apothederm offer free ground shipping on all orders over $75, but you can use the code TENOFF that will get you $10 off any order on the Apothederm website now through December 31, 2011. Winter is coming; it's time to take care of your skin!

In the interest of full disclosure, I received a firming serum for review from Apothederm. I was not compensated for this campaign. As always, all opinions expressed remain my own.

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