Now that I am 35 years old, I no longer reap the rewards graciously granted to me in my youth. Many moons ago, my waistline would easily forgive me whenever I had devoured a chocolate bar in one breath. My pre-pregnancy cardiovascular state was never an issue. And grey hairs and wrinkles were never a concern. Today, I am out of shape. I desperately need to update my wardrobe with clothes that actually fit. And I'm tempted now more than ever to yank out those less-than-subtle silver hairs that keep begging for attention. But wrinkles? Do I really have... wrinkles?
Among those factors that affect your skin the older you get are: hydration, wrinkles, firmness, density, radiance, regeneration, dark circles and under eye bag. Until recently, my main concern has always been hydration and finding the right moisturizer. I have always had dark circles under my eyes, so that is something I became accustomed to very early on. But not wrinkles. I cannot possibly be battling wrinkles at the not-so-ripe age of 35. Or maybe I am. It is a well-known fact that wrinkles can be caused by age as well as ultra-violet light during sun exposure. I have also read that poor nutrition and lack of sleep can be contributing factors. (Is there a flashing neon sign pointing in my direction?) This is why I agreed to test the new Anti-Age Global line by Yves Rocher.
Launched in February of this year, the Anti-Age Global line "boasts a World 1st in Botanical Beauty: the 4th generation of Plant Source Cells extracted from Echinacea." In the Botanical Garden in La Gacily, Botanical Beauty researchers set out on a quest to produce Plant Source Cells of remarkable quality and effectiveness. This led them to Echinacea Augustfolia.
Plants have the power to regenerate themselves indefinitely with the help of extraordinary cells: Plant Source Cells. Researchers at the Yves Rocher Botanical Beauty Laboratories have proven the incredible potential of these Plants Source Cells on the skin. Incorporated in their entirety in unprecedented formulas, our 4th Generation Plant Source Cells from Echinacea work on the major signs of aging. These cells are called 4th Generation because they come from a unique elicitation process and are then incorporated in their entirety in the formulas. Through this patented process, their cellular structure is preserved and their maximum effectiveness is ensured. As a result, more than 100,000 Plant Source Cells are concentrated in each Anti-Age Global skin care product.
After one week of using Anti Age Global, I have indeed seen a marked difference in the hydration of my skin. It feels noticeably smoother and the wrinkles on my forehead seem less prominent. Both the day and night creams were easy to apply evenly and did not feel overly greasy. Each of them had a slightly perfume-like scent that was pleasant. And a little went a long way.
The eye care cream has a unique tip applicator that soothes puffy eyes and makes it easy to apply just the right amount. This did not seem to have any scent whatsoever. I would apply this every night before bed and will continue to use it in the hopes of improved the dark circles around my eyes. Previously, I had never really given much thought to applying moisturizer to the eye area but I was so pleased with the day and night creams that I am curious to see what the eye cream can do after a full month of use.
Would I recommend the Anti-Age Global line by Yves Rocher? If you're in your 30's, I think this line would be great as one-month cure to help reduce the signs of
old age fatigue and to give you a boost of radiance. It would also be great as protection against the ravages of Canadian weather. I don't foresee using this line on a daily basis after the first month of using it but I will most definitely reserve it for those times when there are noticeable signs of fatigue and dryness.
Anti-Age Global products range in price from $46 to $64 but are currently on sale at yvesrocher.ca for $25-$35. Plus, enjoy free shipping on orders over $40. Or you can simply share your experience with anti-aging products here on Toronto Teacher Mom for a chance to win the entire line (ARV $170)! Simply leave a comment on this post sharing your thoughts on anti-aging products and reasons why you tried or want to try them. Then complete the GiveawayTools form below.
Disclosure: I was sent product to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.