Most of you know that I’m a beauty junkie! I love product, I love makeup, but most of all, I love to try the products and share my findings with you. I have been on the hunt for anti-aging products because I swear, out of nowhere, there all all kinds of things happening to my skin. Fine lines, sagging skin, and puffy eyes to name a few. When I was asked to take the 10 day challenge with Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories (DCL), I was all over it. Of course it helped that when DermWarehouse asked, I was already a fan because they have many of my fave products!
Let’s talk about routine. I pretty much stink at this but over the last year, I have gotten much better. I was sent four products to use daily. I have only been using them for ten days but if I stick with it for twenty one days it will become a habit (a little fun fact).
I even took the product with me for girls weekend and I shared with my BFF.
After washing my face, I applied the DCL Skin Renewal Complex with SPF 30. I feel it’s very important to have an SPF in your products to protect skin from UVA, UVB and free radical damage. The lotion is very light with a citrus scent. The 10 % dose of glycolic acid helps to calm irritation, retexturize and brighten skin. This angi-aging powerhouse has five benefits in one step.
*Glycolic Acid- Do we really know what this is? A part of a group of active compounds known as AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids) which come from sugar cane. Basically it is the smallest molecule able to penetrate skin deeply and easily, making it the most effective for treating fine lines, acne, blackheads, dullness, oiliness etc.
DCL PEPTIDE PLUS CREAM (1.7 FL. OZ.)
Next I applied the DCL Peptide Plus Cream. If you hold the jar upside down the cream will stay in place. I expected to feel a layer on my face but to my surprise it went on very light with no residue, yet my skin did feel moisturized. When I was younger, I knew I needed a moisturizer but mostly used it so my foundation would go on smooth. Over the years we have found out about different ingredients to look for in products and “peptides” are one of the key ingredients. This helps to diminish the appearance of discoloration and helps to prevent dark spots from developing as well as fine lines and wrinkles. I don’t have the dark spots (yet) but I’m all about reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
*The truth about peptides: A compound of two or more amino acids linked in a chain. Research have shown that peptides have restorative ability for skin, however, products would need to be kept light and air free so they wouldn’t degrade. When a product has a synthetic produced peptide it can be amazing. The DCL Peptide Plus Cream has “clinically active peptides” which means it will not degrade and can address multiple signs of aging. I have definitely seen a difference.
Next I applied the DCL Hydra Boost Finishing Serum. It could be used alone or over another product. Truthfully, I wasn’t sure if this should go after the peptide Plus Cream but I figured if I can use it over another product I think I have it right. It hydrates, nourishes, and plumps skin. The serum enhances cell turnover while strengthening skin to prevent further damage from the environment. It’s a clear light serum with a light soft scent made for all skin types helping to effectively eases the appearance of lines and wrinkles. I really loved that I could dab this on over my makeup during the day to freshen up my complexion.
When applying products, don’t forget to apply to your neck and décolletage!
I love my night products! It brings the meaning of “beauty sleep” to a reality. Remove your makeup and wash your face before applying. The DCL C Scape Night Booster is extremely light with a hint of a scent. Again I was surprised with this. As I applied it felt a little gritty but once I rubbed it in, my skin had a smooth silky feel. The vitamin C-filled, age-preventing, collagen-boosting dynamo restores and rejuvenates your skin while you sleep. Wake with a healthier, more radiant and beautifully uniform complexion.
The end result is after 10 days I will continue to use all the products daily. I’m looking forward to seeing my skin after a month.
I’m sharing a before and after picture. You can see a change in my eyes a bit and my skin is less blotchy.
The photo to the left is my Before and the photo the right is After
Now it’s time for you to take the #DCLswitch!
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