It’s funny how at a certain point in life, realisations creep up on you at once. Going to bed before midnight is truly awesome. Your parents really are the coolest. And if we are talking things that literally hit you in the face, you realise that everything women confabulate about over coffee catch ups around fine lines, frown lines, and wrinkles – are not something you don’t have to worry about until you’re 50.
And while you’d probably scoff if I started talking about my crows’ feet, my skin is no longer that of a sprightly teenager. I need to moisturise more than I used to, and even when I do, my makeup has an unnerving ability to seek out creases to settle into by around 3pm.
But the problem I always had with anti-ageing products is that they always look a bit… well… old. Not so with Dr. LeWinn’s. If you’re a sucker for pretty packaging, the Eternal Youth Day & Night Cream’s glossy, faceted pot will make an exquisite addition to your bathroom cabinet (and since the multi-purpose formula doubles as both a day and night cream, you can cut your skincare kit in half when travelling – always a bonus in my books).
I used the cream first at night after cleansing and toning, as per the instructions. The first thing I noticed was the luxe texture and fresh scent. It sounds weird, but you can actually feel the quality – it’s neither runny nor too heavy, and smoothing it into my face and neck felt more like a guilty indulgence than another pre-bedtime beauty chore..
But this isn’t your average lotion. The Eternal Youth Cream’s special ingredient is Juvefoxo™, a lab-developed anti-wrinkle ingredient that promises to rejuvenate skin cell performance by 10 years giving aid to cell repair and boosting cell longevity. Juvefoxo™ is a powerful hexapeptide that mimics the properties of the ‘immortal jellyfish’, a marine creature that actually grows younger and younger rather than ageing, eventually returning to a polyp to start life anew. It also contains Diamond and Black Pearl for boosting your skin radiance, Vitamin A for cell renewal and PatcH20™ for intense moisturisation.
My skin also absorbed this cream really quickly (your pillows will definitely thank you) even though I put on a generous amount for extra night-time nourishment. In the meantime my skin was still beautifully soft, and I only felt the need to apply a small amount as part of my morning routine. I actually skipped my primer and went straight to my CC cream this time as I was in a rush. Usually this is a recipe for immediate regret, as it tends to staunchly affix itself to any dryness around my eyes or on my cheeks. But I was really surprised at how smoothly it went onto my skin.
No one at work mistook me for a teen when I walked into the office, but I definitely noticed a difference both in how my skin felt and how it looked. My makeup lasted the whole day without settling into creases, and despite the fulfilled promise of intense hydration I didn’t have any greasy patches. And the areas around my eyes and cheeks, where I usually get the most dryness, still felt supple and hydrated even after facing my office’s aggressive air conditioning for nine hours. A godsend if you don’t want to fool around with a compact before heading to happy hour.
I’m not exactly wishing for time to speed up, but I cant wait to see the longer term effects.
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Product reviewed by Hannah, Beauty Editor