Me, sleeping? Hahaha. But, no, seriously, I’m well aware of the importance of sleeping (more). My photographer Naomie always reminds me. She says she’s worried about me. Honestly, I think it’s because she’s plain tired of retouching my dark circles on Photoshop.
One of my friends recently asked my why I slept so little. Obviously, when you add up work + social life, my days spread from 8am to 1am. The thing is, if I really wanted to clock in more hours in my bed, I’d find a way to free up my schedule, right? So it’s kind of a lame excuse. Do you want the REAL reason? I love being awake too much. Going to bed is like pressing on “pause” when I’d rather be on “play”.
It’s a lifestyle that undoubtedly suits me. But my skin… Ouch. It must want to kill me. Lack of sleep and stress; we all know these aren’t your complexion’s best buddies. I guess it sent out despair waves out in the universe, because I just discovered 3 new products specifically targeting the damages caused by my hyperactivity and a couple of external stress factors, like pollution. So I get the best of both worlds: I keep on going with my busy-bee schedule and my skin doesn’t even notice.
This range of day and nights creams is made with teasel, a flower targeting heads on your fibroblast, also know as “the cell that keeps your skin looking young”.
The day cream also uses myrothamnus, a superplant growing in South Africa that can survive through extremely long droughts. In other words, this cream is like a monsoon in a savanna that hasn’t seen water in weeks. Early wrinkles are smoothed over and skin’s radiance is boosted. Just like a blooming meadow. #SoPoetic
The power of the night cream resides in its main ingredient: the organic California poppy. This flower has the particularity of closing onto itself at night to better regenerate. (A concept that I seemingly still don’t understand.) So all those short and agitated nights end up having a smaller impact on your skin. Your face feels rested even if you don’t necessarily sleep more.
And now is the time I go crazy about their divine scent! It’s vegetal, floral, fresh, and unique, all at the same time. Both creams smell so good — if I could kiss my own face, I would.
Oh, those damn free radicals! So many people use those terms without actually knowing what they mean. Let me vulgarize what they are. Free radicals are external irritants — like pollution and UV rays — provoking the oxydation of your cells, making your body age prematurely, hence your skin too. The solution: antioxydants. Voilà!
That’s precisely what this serum and its three main ingredients are all about. Vitamin C has amazing antioxydant properties, especially in this case, where pure l-ascorbic acid is used in a sufficient quantity (15%) for it to be truly efficient. The presence of vitamin E also helps combatting free radicals while replenishing skin lipids. Lastly, ferulic acid multiplies the vitamins C and E’s benefits.
In the morning, after washing your skin, apply 4 to 5 drops* on your face, neck and cleavage. The product sinks into the skin super fast, so don’t wait before rubbing it evenly. The smell? It’s a little smoky. It’s pretty peculiar, but you’ll get used to it — more so knowing that the serum continues to do wonders 72 hours after its application.
*Sorry to all the lazy girls out there! The serum doesn’t contain any SPF, so you still have to put sunscreen on.
What are some of your tricks to get a I-had-the-best-night-of-sleep-but-not-really kinda skin?