I am usually a big fan of Korres for all of my skincare, so I was pretty annoyed when I ran out of my night cream and couldn’t find a replacement! Normally I buy my Korres products at Sephora, but when I stopped there to pick up a new cream they told me they were no longer selling Korres. I was pretty surprised and asked if the sales girl knew why and she said no, but then pulled out a list of comparable creams Sephora had put together to pacify a situation such as this. I wasn’t having a full-blown melt down, but I probably had a look on my face that politely said are you freaking kidding me?
It was pretty funny because they actually didn’t have anything comparable to that cream – her closest comparison (according to her list) was a serum that you would squeeze one drop from to rub on your face. Not quite the same as my amazing smelling, nourishing cream. Needless to say I left, planning on purchasing my cream elsewhere.
I got sidetracked and found myself back at home that night looking for something to use in the back of my cabinet where I store all of my samples from gift bags and events. I actually had a full size container of NeoStrata’s Anti-Aging Gel that I had never even opened, so I thought I would give it a try. I had never tried a NeoStrata product before this. I just hadn’t heard anyone talk about the brand, and I had never looked into the brand on my own.
I gave it a try, and at first I thought it was really weird! It’s not a cream, it’s a gel which was really different for me. It actually tingled a lot when I put it on, and the first thing I thought was I am either burning the skin off of my face, or it is really working. Or it was the shock of retinol to my system, which definitely could have been the case!
Fast forward to one month later, and I have realized it’s really working! I haven’t gone looking for my Korres cream yet because I am sort of addicted to my NeoStrata gel.
It took about a week for my face to really adjust to the gel. I didn’t break out or have any major issues at all – it just seemed like it took a week before it tingled less when I applied it, and when I started to see results. Korres has very natural ingredients in their products, so I think my skin was also adjusting to having a few ingredients created in a lab smeared on my face. I really did think to myself though, I could deal with lab-based ingredients if my face ends up looking this fresh! Is that bad? Sorry, but those were the very non-environmentally friendly thoughts running around in my head.
The cream is supposed to be for ages 35+, and although that’s above my age, I wish I had been using this for longer. My skin seems a lot brighter, a lot smoother, and overall I can see a difference. Without make up I actually don’t look half bad!
It’s hard to say if it actually is firming my skin the way it says it will, but I can attest to the fact that my skin looks healthier than before I was using it. My face seems very smooth, and I don’t have a problem with that.
Because it’s a gel, I found it can be almost a bit sticky to apply, and it needs to dry a bit before you don’t feel it on your face anymore. It’s a very soft, whipped gel so it does dry quickly.
Once I looked the product up online I found it retails online for $67, so this stuff isn’t cheap, but unfortunately I am addicted now. It does seem to last a long time though, and you really don’t need much to cover your face and neck.
You can buy NeoStrata’s Anti-Aging Gel here online.
I definitely think it’s worth a try!