Thursday, May 29, 2008

Magic Mushrooms

alright, a break from the SATC nonsense now :) ever since my face turned bumpy, itchy, and raging bright red from testing out Philosophy's Hope In A Jar (buyer beware!), i've been trying to go extra easy on it, especially since a lot of dermatologists theorize that wrinkles can be brought on by facial irritation. i've quit exfoliating each time i cleanse and instead started using Clinique's Mild Facial Soap, (still loving it soooooo much, i wish i could send each and every one of you a bottle of your own to fall in love with!) stopped with any kind of potentially irritating BHA/AHA acid treatments, and have started using Dr. Weil for Origin's Plantidote Mega Mushroom Face Serum.

created by Dr. Andrew Weil, a Harvard-trained medical doctor, botanist, and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, this line of products was made to calm what Dr. Weil calls "the fire within", a combination of dryness, redness, irritation, wrinkles, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation in the skin that give you a less-than-stellar complexion. also included in the line is a cleanser, two treatment lotions, a cream, and an eye serum that you can check out here. so far i'm about a week and a half into testing the serum and i'm liking it very much! it's very light and absorbs into the skin quickly, yet is hydrating enough for me to skip using moisturizer afterwards, although this is partly due to the fact that the weather is warming up significantly. in the winter i would definitely need to follow the serum with something more hydrating, and i'd really like to try the Plantidote Mega Mushroom Face Cream for this. when i wake up in the morning my skin is calm, hydrated, and smooth, and the persistent redness that has been lingering since my HIAJ trouble seems to be fading slightly. i'm going to give the serum a solid month before i expect a great improvement in the redness, but after a week and a half i'm very pleased. this serum is the perfect summer moisturizing treatment, light yet nourishing, quickly absorbed and a good base for makeup. i'll update in a few weeks to report more on how the treatment is going, and if you'd like to learn more about the Mega Mushroom line of products, visit the Origins website and click on "Dr. Weil".

have you ever tried the Mega Mushroom Face Serum? how about the cream? let me know in the comments!

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