Nothing sets a fashion editor off on a grail quest for "age defying" beauty and grooming products like a birthday, and this editor is no exception. Around my birthday in March of this year, I put out a distress call to my contacts in the beauty industry seeking recommnedations for a new skincare regimen. I've spent the time since road-testing a number of wonderful skincare lines, but the winner this season is the BIOX Series from Premier by Dead Sea Premier.
As a rule of thumb, I change skincare regimes right around the time that I convert my closets over from Fall/Winter to Spring/Summer and back again. The change in weather means that my skin has different needs that have to be addressed. I have fairly typical combination skin: slightly oily in the T-zone and somewhat dry in the shaving area. When the chill drops out of the air, I need lighter moisturizers that will carry me through Spring and the sweltering summer to come...not to mention Miami in July for the swimwear fashion shows!
While many of my fellow male fashin editors who check the "40-44" box - if they're being honest! - on the US Census are turning to "outpatient procedures" to fight the ravages of time, I prefer to forego injectables and adhere to a strict regimen of plenty of water (10 glasses or more a day) and non-invasive cosmetic products that bring the latest in scientific research to my vanity - table, that is!
As any 30-something knows, the simple three-step "wash, tone and moisturize" regimens of our youth are simply not enough and the key addition is a serum that you apply directly to freshly cleansed skin before you apply moisturizer. The BIOX Intenstive Age Treatment Serum is simply the best I have used in years (and I've tried many!). The result of using this serum twice daily is firmer and more radiant skin, giving my world a younger-looking me! I follow it up with an extremely light application of the BIOX Intensive Age Treatment Cream, which contains the anti-oxidants that we all need to battle free radicals, and Vitamin E to support collagen generation. I have been using water-based eye gels since my twenties and my friends will attest that I have never looked like crows have alighted on my face. I prefer gels, as I believe that using eye products that are too heavy for your skin type can result in those little bumps around your eyes. I also believe that the action of applying eye products help relax the underlying muscles and prevent wrinkles. I always apply eye gel with the fourth finger of my non-dominant hand - the weakest - to avoid stretching the delicate skin. The smooth formulation of the BIOX Intensive Age Treatment Eye Cream Gel goes on easily in the sensitive eye area and provides all the same nutrients and protection as the face cream.
Finally, a once-a-week rejuvenation with the BIOX Thermal Beauty Experience Mask gives you that extra edge in the beauty department that you need to get through your week - or weekend. The self-heating mask opens your pores, providing a deeper level of cleansing and intensifying the beneficial effects of the proprietary Dead Sea Mineral Complex. You'll notice a distinct difference after just a few weekly applications.
It took one month for me to scrub away all the wear-and-tear of the winter months on my skin, but the premiere of the younger-looking me was well worth the effort!