Pros: Everything, the feel, the effect-- all fantastic!!
Cons:it IS a bit pricey.
The Bottom Line: This stuff is just what my title says it is !!
Something amazing happened when I was in Las Vegas for my yearly trip for my birthday. It was indeed my 40th birthday and even with all the lack of sleep and excessive partying -- a lot of my pals for encouragement would ask strangers the following :
Recommend this product?
" Hey HEY !!! Guess how old this dude is today? We will give you a hint it's a very important Birthday !!"
And over half the people they ahem.. " polled" . said the important b-day I must be celebrating .. was 30 or 35.
And it thought , wow, I really need to do something to keep this going !! So I have found what I needed in this amazing little bottle -- and I wanted to review this by writing about seven of the niftiest things about this stuff !!
#1-- It conquers the " Oil of Olay" fear. I know in the past few years this brand has been extended to feature a whole line of high-end face products. But all I could usually think of previously when that brand name came to mind is the ALLEGEDLY non-greasy face product--- I emphasize allegedly because the few times I ever tried to use it , I felt like I was just slathering a hunk of pepto-bismol-colored lard all over my face.
#2-- The density and lightness at once. This stuff is barely thicker than water but what it does is amazing. It truly is my title. I don't sleep well a lot of the time, and again right at 40 is even where the men in my family who do a good job of not showing their age start getting telltale signs of the passing decades on their face. But this amazing stuff-- you put it on and your eyes seem to be more pronouncedly lifted, the sides of your face are tighter without feeling " tight", your skin literally takes on a healthier sheen and even with a bad night or lack of sleep, you really do look like a different person-- even under hideously unforgiving fluorescent bathroom light !!
#3 The lack of scent is very helpful. Between all the cologne I wear and the hair products I use I can often end up smelling like Walgreen's. But this product has sincerely no scent.- I say that in argument with so many things is that CLAIM they are fragranc- free and then somehow in some paradox that alleged fragrance-less state of the product HAS a fragrance. So I didn't need another product you could smell on me and this definitely fulfills that requirement.
#4 What price vanity? This stuff ain't cheap folks. It's pushing 20 bucks for this little 1.7 oz. bottle and when I was buying it I was thinking.. WHAT am I doing? I am a poor musician who still in very dark times between gig checks and royalty incoming funds that I sometimes after paying bills and keeping the wolves form the door as best I can---- I barely HAVE more than 20 dollars in my checking acct. So part of me was really feeling ridiculous as I put this bottle into my cart. I shouldn't have worries about the cost-effectiveness of this product because that factor really is phenomenal. I have had this product for now pushing 18 months and even putting in on 3 times a day I barely have used 1/3 of it.
#5 You don't have to have HORRIBLE skin to see the effects., For many of these high-power products , it seems like you really need to look haggard and awful and be battling REALLY deep lines and age spots to see any visible effect. That's not the case here. Even on days where I HAVE slept decently and don't feel like I am having a " bad face day" the difference this stuff makes in my looks in terms of my face tone in the mirror is still really obvious.
#6 The Make-Up issue. No, I am not so vain that I wear pancake on a regularly basis but I am TERRIBLY fair ( I really am the quintessential Irish vampire ) and when I do periodic TV performances and interviews they slather so much pancake on my face and neck so I don't wash out that I feel like I am about to put some whiskers on and go join the cast of " Cats" . That stuff plays like hell on your skin , it stains your pores if you are this pale as I am , and it takes like three days for my skin to recover. But If I always remember pre-TV stuff to put this on,. it makes a fantastic moisturizing and protective barrier between my poor little face and all that orange-y powder.
#7 Finally, for something so powerful, it's kind of miraculous that this stuff is definitely safe for folks with any allergies. While I never had many of those myself, the thinness of this product doesn't hide any sort of dire chemical that is going to cause your face to burn or break out.
Again , 20 dollars or more is indeed my only concern about this product.. but for something so miraculously effective it's small price to pay-- especially compared with plastic surgery. And this stuff won't make you look like one of your parents mated with a fish either.