Seriously, when one’s dermatologist literally sputters with glee when explaining her surprise and satisfaction upon discovering a new product, who wouldn’t (literally again) run out the door and look for it?
Back story: Last week I had my yearly check-up/how-are-things-going appointment with Valerie Gallais and as you know the grand finale of our meetings is always 10 minutes at her desk discussing beauty and her latest favorite stuff.
She told me about three “really, really exceptional products that you can see will make a huge difference in your skin,” Dr. Gallais’s words.
I’m going to spread them out in separate posts because I want to use them for a sufficient amount of time to see if she has a point. I know she does; she always does.
I had to order all of them from Christine’s pharmacy because they’re not part of her regular repertoire.
I now have been using Dermaceutic Foamer 15 Exfoliating Cleansing Foam for five days. It is truly exceptional. Already, when I see “foam” on a product I’m all-in. This foam is light and airy, not like whipped cream. “Purifying” is the concept, Dr. Gallais told me.
She said to shake and pump a “noisette” (hazel nut) of foam into the palm of my hand and massage over my face for two minutes or less if a tingling sensation begins before the deadline. (Being an excessive, as you may recall, I use slightly more.)
Then rinse abundantly with tepid water. Pat dry. Look in the mirror. You will be all glow-y with the slightest flush. Gorgeous. Really.
Foamer 15 has a soft peeling effect as a result of its 15 percent glycolic acid. It exfoliates, but you almost don’t realize it because of the texture, there are no little granules in the mousse-like foam. The glycolic acid not only helps sluff-off dead cells, but also aids in the production of new cells.
If any of you do cosmetic procedures, it is highly recommended as a base preparation before lasers, peels, injections, Botox, mesotherapy, etc.
I’m mentioning this because it leaves a beautiful canvas. Dr. Gallais is one of France’s best known experts in aesthetic practices. She has a roster of French film stars. I’ve seen two of them slinking into her office.
For the moment, I’m alternating the Foamer 15 with my Vichy 3-in-1 cleanser.
As I was leaving — I grill her until I’m out the door — I asked her if I needed to change any of the creams I’m currently using: Eucerin Hyaluron Filler Day and Eucerin Hyaluron Filler Night.
“No, but add two or three drops of your concentrated vitamin C serum to your day cream,” she said right before she shut the door.
I do whatever she tells me to do. We’ll see how this works out.