In a couple of short years, I will be forty. While I’m perfectly okay with that, I am NOT okay with LOOKING forty. I don’t want wrinkles. Not even one. So years ago, I started using products with Retinol, and I've tried to stay out of the sun. But Retinol products can be iffy, and pricey, so I’ve tried a lot of them with varying degrees of success, and never really found a favorite. Until now.
Price: $18 at philosophy.com
I started using Philosophy’s “Help Me” Retinol cream as part of my night-time skin routine about eight weeks ago, and even in that short amount of time, I have noticed a difference in the way my skin looks. It glows. It really does. And better still, those tiny wrinkles that were forming around my eyes and mouth are gone. Gone! And best of all, I got something I didn’t even bargain for — my slight acne is also gone. I have had only a few spots in the past eight weeks, which is remarkable. I’ve suffered from mild acne for almost my entire life.
Is there a downside to “Help Me”? The only one I can think of is found in the product description on the Philosophy website: pregnant women should consult a doctor before using any Retinol product.
In short, I love Philosophy’s “Help Me.” I’m not searching for another anti-wrinkle product. Why should I, when I have the best one, right here?