Back to our cosmetic competition.
As I tell you about the best product winners from the editors of Figaro Madame magazine, I seem to be seeing a pattern. It appears that there is a concerted effort to mention just about every major cosmetic and treatment brand on the market.
Today, we shall examine the “miracle” creams for the face and those specially formulated concoctions for the eyes. As I’ve mentioned before, a controversy rages (context) over eye creams, gels, serums, etc.
Aestheticians argue that because the skin beneath our eyes is more fragile than the rest of our face, that it is absolutely essential to choose an appropriately formulated product for that delicate area. Meanwhile, my dermatologist, who as you know is my major advisor on treatment products, tells me that I can use the same cream on my eyes as on my face.
She does not deny the difference between the two areas and qualifies her counsel by noting that some women find their facial creams are irritating for beneath the eyes. She also added that if a woman feels she has found a product that she believes works especially well for her, she should continue to use it.
Bottom line, I do not use eye creams. Sometimes I wonder if I should. Do you? Do you think it makes a difference?
Now, back on subject. The winners are:
1.) Crème Caviar Luxe Pour le Visage, Fine by La Prairie.
(Ed. Note: As you have no doubt realized, this is the cream mentioned above. If any of you have indulged in this wild extravagance, I would love to hear how it has changed your life.)
2.) New Dimension, Sérum Combleur Restructurant Fondamental by Estée Lauder.
3.) Sérum Hydratant Ange Gardien by Kenzo.
La Prairie was chosen because: “. . .of its pure extract of caviar [well, one would hope so, non?], with a new, lighter texture that will show visible lift and firming of lines after eight weeks.”
Ed. Note: Hope springs eternal, but there is no cream in the world that is going to “lift” the face. If one could, I can imagine plunking down 700 Euros. Think of it this way, no anaesthesia or sharp shiny objects, no recovery time — a bargain by any measure. . .
1.) Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl by Lancôme.
2.). Ultimune Eye, Concentré Activateur Yeux Énergisant by Shiseido.
3.) Toleriane Ultra Contour Yeux by La Roche-Posay.
Advanced Génifique Yeux was chosen because, “. . .of its astonishing efficaciousness with an applicator that massages beneath the eyes so that every contour of the eye can be reached with the serum.”
There you have it. Next up are body creams and lotions and the top sun protection performers.
Tomorrow I’m going to Paris and will look for the lauded Estée Lauder lipstick from last Friday’s blog post.