December 14 2017 - Skin Care 101
Dry, dull skin became vital and glowing28 August 2016
I'm a Frenchwoman living in Melbourne. I stopped buying perfume (a great saving!) after I began using Simplicité skin care products. These products have such delicate and natural fragrances that I don't see why I need anything else. Now I'm often told that I smell very nice - and also, that I'm looking younger and younger. I am turning 60 this year and I am so happy with my ‘new’ skin that Simplicité gave me.
I cannot forget the first time I came into contact with Simplicité. I was staying with friends at their beach house and David and Robin, also guests, had brought some Simplicité products as presents. I still remember the bottle of shampoo in its clear container that shone like a radiant sunset. But the main appeal to me was the fact that the ingredients were fresh and natural.
My skin was dry and dull
At the time, I was using expensive French and Japanese skin care products as I had done for over a decade but had become very unhappy with these as I could not see or feel any improvement. In fact it was the opposite - my skin was dry and dull - and getting worse. I was feeling very uncomfortable and the more day cream I used, the drier and tighter my skin felt. I was also very conscious of a patch of broken capillaries on my right cheek that inflamed very easily and of some little lumps under the skin on my chin that I could not get rid of. These developed into unsightly spots at times, which I found embarrassing.
Suddenly my skin came to life
I bought the Trial Pack for Normal Dry Skin. After a few days of use, the skin on my face, particularly around the mouth, started to peel. I rang David, who reassured me and explained the nutritive products were doing their job, clearing the skin of all the dead cells accumulated over time. (Apparently it was all the stuff I'd been using over years building up on my skin!)
As a matter of fact, after a week or so, the peeling stopped and a new skin came to life: vibrant, healthy, clear and smooth. Both my children told me at the time that I was glowing and asked what I had done in their absence! It was like cleaning dusty wooden furniture and seeing it to return to its original splendour!
An eye opening discovery
At about that time I found a list of ingredients used in the French products. I had never paid real attention to this, possibly because the print was so small. The comparison to the Simplicité products was eye opening. I was horrified to think that for many years I had been confidently applying a very long list of 'empty' ingredients to my skin.
No more dry skin
On a daily basis I now use the Simplicité Plant Gel Cleanser, the Hydrating Floral Toning Lotion, the Firming Rehydration Eye Cream (bye-bye tired looking eyes!), Anti-Oxidant Plant Serum (which has significantly reduced the deep “laughing” wrinkles on each side of my mouth) and the Damask Rose Day Creme. No more tightness or dryness whether it rains, or shines.
I exfoliate a few times weekly with the One Step Exfoliating Cleanser, indulge with the Luxurious Mandarin Body Butter and use the Great Outdoors Moisturiser with Sunscreen in summer. For a few months I regularly used the Capillary Repair Serum on the patch of broken capillaries until they greatly reduced in size. I now only use it occasionally as I am happy with the way my skin looks there now.
No more lumps under my skin
I NO LONGER have problems with any granulations on my chin, it has all cleared out and not come back. It is nice and soft and smooth. That is the fantastic result I have!
The secret weapon for makeup
Finally, my 'secret weapon' before going out - what I call my 'make up touch' - is to apply a pump of Results Lift Gel on my face and neck. It revives my skin and gives it a great lift. I really enjoy its delicate scent.