Sunday, April 6, 2008

Freckles be gone!

Last week, my friend Jack (you may recognize him as one of the other designers from the show) asked if I might be interested in dropping by the offices of Creative Media Marketing. Jack had worked on a green awareness event sponsored by a CMM client, Pure & Natural soap, and Hannah DeGiovanni, the project manager was hosting an informal gathering as a way to promote some of their product lines.

I couldn't resist. I've always been fascinated with beauty products, the science and technology behind them, but also the more natural approaches. I've experimented with essential oils for years, mixing them into my lotions and creams, and burning them for their curative effects.

I spent a lot of time speaking with Jessica Bacarach, who works closely with the NV Perricone line, and Lori Tomonari, who herself has the most amazing honey-toned complexion. (I spent so much time talking with them that I barely had a chance to catch up with Christian!) In any case, Jess handed me Dr. Perricone's latest book, Ageless Face, Ageless Mind, which I've since read over the weekend, and told me to try some of his products.

I have to say that the book was a bit difficult to get through. As a lay reader, I could see how it had been written to translate all the science, but it was just so much information. I guess in this day of instant gratification, I wanted it all bullet pointed at the end of each chapter and wondered why that wasn't done for the supplements section.

Anyway, to tackle my sun spots, which I know are a result of the months I've spent frolicking on the beaches of Spain, I've switched out of my Murad Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel and am testing out Perricone's Concentrated Restorative Cream. Will I ever be able to say, "Freckles be gone!"...? I'll let you know.

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