Achieving homeostasis for the skin is sort of like teaching it to sing. At first, maybe even for years, there is a good degree of dissonance when trying to find the right products for your particular skin, lots of trial and error, performance anxiety and hopefully not too many disasters. Once in awhile a product will come along that makes the task of creating harmonious skin a lot easier. In my case, it's another winner from Colbert MD: Heal & Soothe Night Cream.
Intensify Facial Discs here.
Heal & Soothe Night Cream has a few ingredients of note:
Purified Angelica Sinesis: a potent anti-inflammatory, promotes renewal and natural healing
Glucosamine: a natural form of hyaluronic acid that deeply hydrates, leaving skin plumper, fresher, more youthful
African Shea Nut Butter: anti-ager rich in moisture, calms skin and visibly improves and pigmentation
The benefits of this product are that it blocks inflammation, corrects daily damage and it bolsters the skin's cellular renewal processes. The inflammation-blocking is especially important for me because I have sensitive skin that reddens easily and can become very irritated. I have been using Heal & Soothe for about 3 weeks straight and have noticed a huge difference in how my skin feels day-to-day. I do not limit my use to nighttime only, I often will use it during the day, too.
The texture of this product is unique: it is a light cream, and spreads very easily so you do not need to use a lot of it. It forms a barrier between your skin and the environment, effectively hydrating it and sealing it in. At first, it seems like it might feel sticky, but just give it a few minutes to settle on your skin. Now comes my favorite part: looking in the mirror. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the dewiest, most glowing skin of all? Oh yeah, that's right. It's moi. It's so nice to not be wearing any makeup at all, and to look at yourself approvingly. Even my husband notices how nice it makes my skin look (and he rarely notices these things).
The hydration of Heal & Soothe is incredibly intense, and is almost baffling due to its light consistency. At first I thought there was no way that it would satisfy my dry skin. I have used Creme de La Mer for a long time and have become quite accustomed to it's ultra-rich texture, and this couldn't be more different. After a few nights of using Heal & Soothe, I realized that not only was it doing a good enough job of hydrating my skin, but it was starting to improve the texture of my skin. The moisture is long-lasting as well, I wake up every morning with my skin still feeling soft and hydrated.
Over a period of several weeks, I continued sometimes twice-daily application, and used my Colbert MD Intensify Discs twice a week. As I sit here writing this today, I can safely say this combination has done my skin a huge service. It has the fine texture and suppleness of a child's skin, free of dry patches and unevenness, no breakouts, redness or irritation (not even around my allergy-riddled eyes). In short, it is softly humming a tune. In key.
Colbert MD Heal & Soothe Night Cream is appropriate for all skin types (really), and is available at Colbert MD's website (1 oz for $145) and Barney's stores and online.
[product was sent to me for review by Colbert MD. My opinions are strictly my own.]