“You must have been very young when you had Lil E,” she said, looking at me sideways. “How old are you?”
I told her and she laughed.
“I thought you were 25. Seriously. I thought you must have had him so young.” Then I laughed.
This mom is my new best friend. She is actually younger than I am, but you know how this goes -- we all have our skewed perspectives on how other people, particularly women, and even more particularly, moms, look. She thought I looked fetal, and I love hearing that, but of course I don’t.
Still, it’s nice to think I look younger than my real age. I’ve long thought the secret to that is in spackling on the makeup. I kid you not. I can go several layers deep. And that’s because my skin-age is something in mid-teenager (minus the Wet 'N Wild lavender eyeliner).
I have super-sensitive skin and have fought a skin condition for years that has made me good friends with dermatologists, aestheticians, and every laser treatment available. Products? Oh, lovies, I have drawers in my bathroom cabinets I can barely open because they are so full of half-full and abandoned skincare products. It’s frustrating and decades of dealing with my skin has made me an expert at concealer-application and a gypsy trying many, many serums, tinctures, remedies and moisturizers.
I am 40 now, and I want to take care of my skin more than ever. I want to age like Susan Sarandon (minus the facelift), with supple cleavage and only the faintest of lines. I also want to find a product that works so well I want to use it until I’m well into Madonna’s decade and then Helen Mirren’s age range.
I may have found it.
Muvazi asked me to try their Skin Care Kit to see if it is everything I want out of my most important beauty products. You know what? It really has been fabulous.
I am not much of a system kind of lady, but I’ve loved each product in this kit so much that I’ve been excited to go through the steps twice a day. I’ve been doing it for more than a month and taking the time to slather on the cleanser, serum, moisturizer and eye cream has made a difference.
How? My skin has gotten smoother. And brighter. I am not breakout-free, however, they are less frequent and disappear quicker. I haven’t had a bit of redness or reaction to the products, which frequently happens with me. My face feels taken care of, and that, I love.
My favorite part of the 4-step process is the Oxygenic Eye Cream. It’s not goopy or greasy, doesn’t get in my contacts and make me scream or feel like a romantic filter has been placed over my eyeballs. It just feels luxurious and has really attacked that dryness that leads to totally unattractive foundation-caking in the puffiness or lines near the eyes. I go back and forth with my inner beauty editor about whether eye creams are worth the time and expense. This cream is. I mean that.
I also really love the ritual of tending to my skin for a few extra minutes each day. After my post-workout shower, before bed, I take this time seriously as one more self-care moment in my day. When my nail polish is chipped or I realize I have a coffee splotch on my white tee, at least I know I’ve mama-ed my face for the day.
I’m happy and hooked. Want to share in the loveliness with me?
Muvazi is offering Sassafrass readers a very special price for the Renewal Skin Care Kit, which consists of Foaming Cleanser Toner, Intra-Cellular Moisturizer, Hydrating Face Serum, and my fave, the Oxygenic Eye Cream. The retail price is $149.95. The online purchase price is just under $120. The Sassafrass reader price is $69.95.
And...and...AND...the first 25 Sassafrass readers who respond for this Mother's Day pricing get a free Comedone Extractor (come on, you know you use them) and Muvazi Tweezers (keep them in your purse! tuck them in your desk!). I don't know the exact monetary value of these two free gifts, but I do know I'd pay a gazillion dollars for a pair of great tweezers when mine are dull or worse, missing.
Need more perks, kittens? There’s free shipping thrown in and a 30-day money-back guarantee, so there’s no risk (skin is not something to take a risk with, right?).
Click here to purchase and use the code SASSY to get the great pricing on the good stuff.
Full disclosure: This post was sponsored by Muvazi. My hand to the goddesses of crow’s feet and youthful glows, the opinions and review is all mine. I promise.