Growing up, as a teenager, and all through my twenties, I was always blessed with relatively well-behaved skin. But like most things in life, I came to the realization (as I turned 30) that there, most definitely was room for improvement.
I was determined to enter this new decade with the best damn skin possible. With that being said, I’ve never been one to splurge on expensive skin products. Frankly speaking, I’ve actually never been convinced that they outperform my usual $6.99 lineup of drugstore goodies that had, and still continue to do so well.
So one day, I was lucky enough to score a consultation with the skincare brand to the stars, La Prairie. I went in excited, but skeptical. All I kept thinking to myself was, “This stuff is so damn expensive!”
“How on earth will I be able to use this long term?”
Having sat down with their regional expert, who was so lovely, knowledgable, and happened to compliment me already on my “great skin”, she made several valid points I hadn’t thought about earlier.
“Great skin can last a lifetime”, she told me, “but its requirements change with time. As we get older, you have to give it what it needs to look like it did 10 years ago.” Well that made sense. So clearly, my approach to facial care needed to evolve.
We chit-chatted, she put together a regimen for me that I was actually determined to follow. Mind you for the last 15 years, I’ve used a total of 2-3 products on my face, so committing to way more than that would take some discipline on my part.
Nonetheless, I got home and got cracking, reading through all the product manuals and getting acquainted with the creams and serums which will hopefully give my skin that extra boost it needed to go from good to great!
It’s been almost 8 weeks since I started my regimen with La Prairie and truth be told I do see gradual improvements. Nothing good comes easy I keep reminding myself, but my skin overall appears brighter, happier, and more youthful. Win!
Want to know what I’ve been using? Well, here it is, in order with a more detailed review on what they’ve done for me personally :)
I start with the Purifying Cream Cleanser which is incredible. It works up a good creamy lather which helps to deep clean the skin without over drying or being too harsh.