Well the season has changed in LA (for the moment.) It’s gone from 100 degree days to rain. Well, not RAIN, but in LA even the lower case r will lead to dire predictions of Storm Watch ’17 from the kids at Action McNews. As a matter of fact this morning (Thursday) I awoke to pouring rain, which was kind of nice, since I didn’t have to drive in it. Sometimes the upside of my job is that my commute is going downstairs.
One of the results of this is that y skin kind of goes a little nuts. I kind of won the genetic crap-shoot in that, despite the fact that I was alway (and still am) not so diligent about applying the SPF 3000, I am relatively unwrinkled. I do however tend to get flaky patches that aren’t because of dryness but over production of cells. Or so I was told by a person at Neiman’s who wanted me to buy about $1500 worth of Dr. Wombats Gooke du Femme skin stripper, hydrator and sealant.
I thought to my self “Self, you can do better!”
So I hit up Amazon and ordered some things from company called Tree of Life. None of the products seem to be over $20 on Amazon and they seem to work as well as things that are far pricier. I’ve been using the retinol moisturizer and a couple of the serums and I can say that I can see a difference. My skin tone has evened out, it’s brighter and the few lines I have are far less noticeable. Just to see what happened I even stopped for a while, and the red flaky patches by my forehead came back. The only caveat I have is that if you are using this stuff you must, MUST use a sunblock outdoors, like Anthelios. But now the ingredients in that are available in sunscreens with much lower price points, so shop around.
As an aside, has anybody else notice how Amazon deliveries have dropped into the suckage category? My last two have been a disaster. The last one was returned as “undeliverable” (because my building has apparently developed an heretofore unheard-of cloaking device) while the previous one was dumped in the lobby. Which doesn’t sound bad, but it was a box filled with waters and such that weigh about as much as I do and I ordered it from Amazon thinking I could just shove it from my front door to the kitchen. If I wanted to lug it up from the lobby I would have driven to Smart & Final and purchased it without waiting days for a strapping young man to decide at the lobby downstairs “eh, this is far enough..” All this and less for a “Prime” membership that costs $100…
So, do you have a favorite skin care line you’d like to share? If so, do so in the comments.
Tree of life is available at Amazon. All of the products I have tried have been purchased by me at the listed price. I have received neither compensation nor free products from this company. So if cheap- a$$ me is telling you I liked it, it’s because I liked it. Image from Amazon.