If you have been around for some time now, you know that I focus on ingredients when reviewing skincare more than I do on how something feels on my skin. That isn’t because I don’t care about the experience of applying stuff, I love a silky smooth texture as much as anyone else.
It is because I believe that if you have to rely on the claims a brand makes, you are just as likely to get great skin as you are to win the lottery. It may happen, but the odds are against you.
On top of that, if you know what ingredients you need, you will be able to discover gems where you usually stock up on groceries. For a bargain.
Like the Lacura face Hydro Mulit-Intensiv serum. Found at Aldi.
Did I tell you that my father owns a vineyard in the South of France? I know I did on Instagram, but I am not sure I mentioned it here. He has been into wine for as long as I can remember, collecting precious bottles, tasting different grapes and finally venturing into production himself.
Now I don’t like wine.
I don’t drink it. I know nothing about soils and grapes and stuff. I don’t even like the smell.
I was a huge disappointment to my father.
Until I found the one thing that can get me all excited about wine. Or the grapes at least.
The skincare benefits of course!
Resveratrol in particular. And against common belief in the blogosphere, there is more than the one brand everybody automatically thinks of when it comes to this antioxidant gem.
Let me introduce you to M. Asams Resveratrol Essence of Youth serum*.
Have you ever done a face scan showing you how much the sun has actually damaged your skin?
I haven´t, but I have read about it quite a lot. And even though I would most likely be petrified with horror when I see the results, I have never been one to hide from the truth. At least that is what I tell myself.
To be honest (should I say truthful, to stick with a theme here?) I know that the damage would be great, for I know I haven’t listened to my mother teaching me about the importance of sunscreen back in the days. Instead I tried anything to tan my NC 15 skin as quickly and deeply as possible. I believed in the whole “Red first, tanned later” approach!
A little further north from where I live is the federal state of Thüringen. Somewhere there, legend has it, a mill exists, called the “Old wives mill”. If you have grown old and tired and want to be (and look) young again, you approach the mill, get thrown in at the top and leave at the bottom, all fresh and crisp. Rumor has it it doesn’t even hurt!
Is there a downside? Sure there is. Before entering the mill, you have to sign a list of all the follies you have done so far and promise to do each and every one again! Which is why the mill is sitting there, unused, as time goes by…