Time to go inside
Lose weight. Firm up. Stop drinking. Quit smoking. Think happy thoughts. The New Year invariably brings with it new promises we make to ourselves to shape up, do right and conquer the world. It’s a New Year, a “New You” must be ready to pop out from behind the curtains.
Frankly, I’ve never been one to make such lofty promises to myself when the calendar page flips from 12.31 to 1.1. I stopped drinking and smoking years ago, so they’re out of the Promise Land. Sure, I’d like to drop 20 pounds and have the same matzoh-flat stomach I had in my 40s, but I finally recognize that if you don’t take care of yourself from the inside out, you can be a mighty unhealthy size zero.
So here’s where a new anti-aging supplement, called Imedeen Time Perfection®, enters the picture. Manufacturing skincare
products for over two decades, the makers of Imedeen® say its Time Perfection® “marine complex and antioxidant” supplement will work “inside the body” on women 40 and older, “to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin quality and moisture balance, and protect collagen and elastin fibers against oxidative damage in as little as 90 days.” A three-month supply of 180-tablets is $206.
I well know that skincare creams, lotions and serums work only to protect and care for the top layer of our skin, called the epidermis. These products simply cannot change what’s happening in the dermis—the layer beneath the surface–that contains the collagen, elastin and moisture-producing properties, or the skin’s building blocks. Although they may temporarily increase our skin’s moisture and firmness, they’ll never get it to bounce back to where it was when we were 30, 40 or even 50.
Aside from plastic surgery (which I advocate wholeheartedly, as many of you know), maybe Imedeen® can do what these lotions and potions cannot. I was happy to say “yes” when the folks at the company asked if I’d try it, and compensate me, too.
Time Perfection® contains an exclusive blend of proteins and polysaccharides (a chemical term for carbohydrates, such as starch, insulin or cellulose) that is important for the skin’s structure and moisture and resembles the elements naturally found in the skin’s supporting tissue. One of these ingredients, called LycoPhence GS, provides tomato fruit and grape seed extracts, which help protect skin against oxidative damage. The other is Vitamin C, a vital antioxidant, which is essential in the formation of collagen. These targeted nutrients go “deep down” in the dermal layer to strengthen the skin’s invisible building blocks. Imedeen® offers a skin assessment on its site, to help you determine which of its anti-aging formulas work best.
I’m one-third into the three-month regimen and will be reporting back over the next two months to show and tell you how Imedeen® seems to be working. I took the two top photos (above) when I started and the bottom two today (complete with hair roller!) You judge for yourself (Personally, I see a difference; a good one.)