I often joke that I’m in that special phase in a woman’s life when she’s fighting acne inside her wrinkles. While that’s a bit of an exaggeration I am facing a transition period as I turn 30 this year and can’t continue caring for my skin the same way I did in my teens and twenties. Up until now my primary focus has been combating acne, with anti-aging as an afterthought. From now on I’d like to do the opposite and focus on anti-aging while using spot treatments for acne as needed. This will require some discipline and dietary changes on my part to keep acne at bay while focusing on the early signs of aging, but Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford is here to help. I received the 5-step system pictured above to help me get started with my new skincare routine. Below is my “before” picture warts and all (thankfully I clean up pretty good. This is kind of scary!).
As you can see I’ve got a couple of pimples though not a major breakout thanks to my Proactiv routine. I’m hoping to keep a couple of my Proactiv products in my beauty routine as I add the 5 step system. My goals are mostly to prevent signs of again, but you can see I have a few crow’s feet already from smiling and some under eye puffiness so I’d like to address those issues too.
As a busy mom it’s a challenge to take time out each day to make skin care needs a priority. So far I’m doing well with the system and even have the routine memorized thanks to the waterproof cheat sheet that is included. I was also given the opportunity to share an additional treatment kit with someone meaningful in my life so I chose my mother. We both agree that the routine makes us feel pampered and like we’re doing something good for our skin. So far we’re both most enjoying the bonus glycolic pads that came with the kit. They smell great, you can tell by the “tingle” that they are working, and as a bonus benefit for me they dry up any pimples within a couple of hours. I’m hoping for the most results from the Lifting Eye Cream and am excited to find a product specifically dedicated to the neck and decollete area like the Firming Chest and Neck Creme.
Stay tuned for my “after” picture and further review of the products in approximately four weeks!
I wrote this review while participating in a test drive campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf Meaningful Beauty and received a 5-step treatment kit to facilitate my review, a second 5-step treatment kit to giveaway, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.