NOTE: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
Instagram filters. I love them. You love them. They are, without a doubt, the best thing since sliced bread. (Which, by the way, filters well with “Lo-Fi.” Really brings out the crusts and such.)
The thing about Instagram filters is that they hide the little stuff we don’t necessarily want the world to see: fine lines, age spots, pesky under-eye shadows and enlarged pores. In fact, whenever I apply a filter to one of my photos, I visualize a fairy godmother waving a wand and saying “Poof! You’re gorgeous.”
It’s a beautiful thing.
But something happened recently. A few weeks ago, I posted a photo to Instagram. It was a rare selfie of my husband and I (we manage to squeeze in about three to four dates per year), and I was happy to show off my new blonde highlights (I clearly don’t follow the crowd that goes darker for fall).
However, when I accessed the screen to select a filter, something – quite fabulous – happened: I realized that my skin looked healthy and luminous… and the photo actually looked better without a filter. I looked young, fresh and happy! Hashtag: #nofilter!
Now let’s be clear: I am wearing makeup in this photo. I have concealer under my eyes, a hint of eye makeup and blush, and a fabulous fuchsia lip gloss.
But other than under my eyes? Completely foundation-free. My pores? Almost non-existent. The fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes? I dare you to point them out.
The serums, with pure Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid concentrated in a powerful anti-aging treatment, deliver clinically proven visible results. It’s actually pretty science-y and I think you’ll find this interesting:
Pure Retinol is a form of vitamin A naturally found in the body. It fights the appearance of wrinkles, enhances skin tone and decreases the appearance of pore size. In NeoStrata’s serums, 0.3% Retinol (night serum) and 0.075% Retinol (eye serum) are encapsulated to optimize its potency and deliver a high concentration to skin while minimizing irritation.
Now, there are three things you really need to know while using these products:
1. The results are visible, and can be seen in as little as two weeks. In fact, women who used the All-in-One Night Serum saw up to a 76% decrease in wrinkles! For those who used the All-in-One Eye Serum, the look of crow’s feet was reduced up to 21% and under-eye bags were reduced by up to 30%.
2. You must build up a tolerance to the products. Because they contain Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid, introducing the All-in-One Night Serum and All-in-One Eye Serum gradually into your routine reduces the risk of irritation. So, start with alternate nights for the first two weeks, and discontinue use if signs of rash, irritation or allergic reaction appear.
3. Use a complementary moisturizer, such as NeoStrata Wrinkle Repair Moisturizing Cream SPF 30, during the day. It is particularly important to apply a sunscreen while using the serums, as Retinol can increase your skin’s sensitivity to UV rays.
I’ve recently switched from an alternate-night schedule to every night with both products – and I couldn’t be happier with the results. NeoStrata All-in-One Night Serum and All-in-One Eye Serum is available at major drug stores across Canada, with a suggested retail price of $86.00 and $49.00, respectively.
Of course, I always love to share my favourite products with my readers, so I’m happy to be giving away a NeoStrata All-in-One Night Serum, All-in-One Eye Serum and Wrinkle Repair Moisturizing Cream SPF 30. The total value of this set is $205!
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