|The RoC laboratories admit that beauty is not magic, but rather “method.” Dr. Gallais has given me the ingredients for the second best possibility, maintenance.|
Dr. Gallais likes us to change our basics from time to time. “It’s good for the skin, it’s a sort of surprise that makes it less ‘complacent’,” she said.
She told me that if I continue to use my Eucerin creams, she understands. We do get attached to products that work. She does know though that I think it’s fun to try new potions, but I have no intention of looking for another cleanser. I’m totally happy with my Vichy 3-in-1 sometimes alternating with Bioderma ABCderm H2O solution micellaire(neither one needs to be rinsed although I always finish with a post cleanse thermal spring water spritz) and of course my can’t-live-without Clarasonic.
Moving right along. . . she said “at the moment, I’m really liking the range of products Professionnelle Anti-Age by RoC. I’m seeing interesting results on my patients and the collection is the best rapport quality price I’ve found.”
She suggested three products for me from the range that includes 13 items including those for sun protection and after sun care, cleansers and a panoply of strategically targeted creams and lotions.
|My new day cream featuring a healthy dose of vitamin C.|
Of the ones she prescribed, I only found the day cream yesterday. Tomorrow I will be in Paris again and will go to every pharmacy I see until I discover the eye perfecter and the intensive night cream she chose for me.
As she and I have discussed before, both in my book and in this space, neither of us believes in eye products to reduce wrinkles, although I know some of you have found ones you like. The one she suggested for me is for puffiness and dark circles. I don’t hold out much hope for results, but she told me I will be surprised.
I started using Pro-Renove Creme Anti-Age Unificatrice RICH this morning. We shall see. . .
So that you’re au courant about everything we discussed, I asked her if the Avène hydrating masque was still her favorite, “definitely,” she said. I then told her I was currently using my gommage
cadeau from Christine (my friend and pharmacist) Nuxe Gelée Exfoliante with rose petals (I didn’t tell her it was a gift with all the attendant backstory details because I figured she wanted to get back to the patients patiently fidgeting in her waiting room.) “Why not?” she said.
As I begin using the products, I’ll tell you about them even before there start to show results. In a month or so we can revisit the subject in the hope that one can really buy miracles in a jar. . .
Hope springs eternal.